If you live in the UK you will know what I mean when I say June was a pretty dire month… the weather has been exceptionally bad, resulting in more time spent inside than is desirable! Anyway, with boredom levels pretty high, painting my nails has become a pretty frequent hobby, and these are some polishes I’ve been loving recently!


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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Varnish in ‘597 Island’

Except from the beautiful packaging (of course…it’s Chanel) it’s a really good consistency. The brush is really smooth and this is the outcome of 2 coats + a topcoat, I like the semi-opaque look and being able to see my natural nails underneath but another layer would probably make it completely opaque if that’s the look you’re after!

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Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish in ‘Trafalgar Square’

I bought this nail polish as a reward for myself after the dreaded summer exams were over! I’ve never used a magnetic polish before so I can’t comment on how good/easy it is compared to others but I love the wave effect that it gives and after a couple of attempts it became really easy to use although you do seem to have to layer it pretty thick for it to work.

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American Apparel Neon Nail Laquer in ‘Neon Yellow’

I think it quite a marmite kind of colour – either you love it or hate it! I bought this around the same time as my exams and I think the highlighters I was using during my revision got to me a little bit and thus I ended up getting a nail polish the exact colour as the neon yellow highlighter pens! I think it’s a really great, fun colour that adds something different to a plainer outfit. I like the neon trend, but as little flashes of colour, I’m not bold enough to wear larger expanses of neon! This takes about 3 coats to get fully opaque and is actually pretty matte if you don’t use a topcoat over it. It did seem to chip pretty quickly though but as I’ve never used any other American Apparel nail polish I can’t say this about all of them.

So there are three very different nail polishes I’ve been sporting recently, which is your favourite?

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