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Barry M Sunset Collection

Barry M’s new Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint and Topcoat aim to deliver the look and resilience of pro salon gel nails without the need for a UV lamp. Releases like this are interesting because they bring long wear to a more affordable level. First up there’s a tonne of pictures…

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Powder Perfect Lower Kingdom
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Powder Perfect Egyptology Part one – The Lower Kingdom

Powder Perfect Lower Kingdom

This collection makes for one hell of a sparkly post! This is part one of Powder Perfect’s Egyptology series – The Lower Kingdom – a set of five super sparkly glitters.

You can read more about Jacinta’s inspiration for the collection here, and I’ll never get bored of saying how much I admire her sources of inspiration that go way beyond over-done pop culture, but I’ll crack on with the sparkly pictures now!

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Spell Polish Cardinal Sin and Wool of Bat
Posted in: Indie Brands / Matte / Purple / Red / Spell Polish
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Spell Polish ‘Cardinal Sin’ and ‘Wool of Bat’

Spell Polish Cardinal Sin and Wool of Bat

I’d been wanting to try Spell Polish for a while when I finally bit the bullet and bought these two lovely colours (I also have 3 provided as samples that I’ll be showing later but for the sake of transparency, yes I paid for these). Spell is a lovely little boutique range from the U.S. that have really nailed their branding. The site, bottles, labels and packaging all match beautifully, and on top of this each polish comes with a cute little spell card unique to that shade. I’ll try to take photos of the cards soon, but for now I couldn’t get a shot that did them justice! Suffice to say, the whole image of the brand is cohesive and incredibly appealing. Heather, the powerhouse behind the brand is also a delightful woman which just makes it all so much lovelier. So on to the polish…

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Pretty Serious Rooftop Soiree
Posted in: Blue / Glitter / Jelly / Pretty Serious / Red
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Pretty Serious Rooftop Soiree Collection

Pretty Serious Rooftop Soiree

I know, I know, it’s been a while. Lots going on outside the world of blogging for me lately, but I did swatch these around Christmas (as my nail length shows – they’re now pretty short) but have only just found some time to write a post for them! The polishes in this post are the offerings from Pretty Serious Cosmetics for the festive season of 2014, the Rooftop Soiree collection (fun fact: I mistype ‘roof’ as ‘foof’ every time).

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Posted in: Blue / Glitter / Jelly / Pretty Serious / Red
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Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Silk nail polish on pollypolish.com
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Barry M Winter 2014 Silks

Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Silk nail polish on pollypolish.com

Barry M are back with some more silks for winter. The spring silks caught me by surprise a little because I loved them far more than I thought I would. Pastels aren’t really my cup of tea though so I was excited to see more silks for winter, but in some very festive colours.

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Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 nail polish on pollypolish.com
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Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Gellies

Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 nail polish on pollypolish.com

I did ask for some Autumn Gelly shades back in spring and granted, I’m probably not the reason behind this release (as much as I’d love to be) but he’s gone and done it again. I’m so pleased to see some strong colours in the Gelly range after the lighter Summer tones. If I sorted my stash into light versus dark colours I suspect there would be about a 30:70 percent split in favour of dark colours. This could be partly down to my laziness and dark colours being more likely to provide one coat coverage, but I think it’s more down to just feeling far more comfortable when my nails have a strong contrast with my pastey skin. Anyway, enough waffle from me, onto the polishes…

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Chanel 'Red Dream' nail polish on pollypolish.com
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Chanel: Red Dream

Chanel 'Red Dream' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Another eBay find here. I’ve seen Red Dream go for well over $30, but I managed to snag this one for about £5.

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Chanel 'Fantastic' nail polish on pollypolish.com
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Chanel Week: ‘Fantastic’

Chanel 'Fantastic' nail polish on pollypolish.com

My Chanel week-and-a-bit has finally come to a close, and what a way to finish than with the aptly named ‘Fantastic.’

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