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HANDS DOWN THE BEST NAIL POLISH  IN THE WORLD

Ok, the above is quite a claim to make, you may be thinking. BUT I have been plagued with the dreaded chipping of nail polish all my life, I don’t know if it’s me, my nails, the polishes, or just that I am generally a bit clumsy.

This Dior Venis polish in ‘Rose Flamboyant’ or ‘Blazing Pink’ is somewhere neatly between a red and pink, and it is pretty ‘flamboyant’. I’m a sucker for red nails, I always return to a bright red as I feel like it goes with all seasons and is fun but also classy.

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Shiny red nails!

This photo is after 4 days of wearing this colour, and I usually do not make it past 2 without that flaking, peeling mess happening. I am so impressed with Dior, and whilst I know this isn’t cheap, I would happily buy just a few expensive shades if they work as well as this one.

I used the OPI topcoat over the Dior and whilst this is a good topcoat, it hasn’t worked wonders for any of my drugstore nail polishes. My mum has also been wearing the Dior without a topcoat on her toenails and it has also been pretty resilient there.

Overall, a total LOVE product, the colour, finish, durability.

J’Adore Dior!

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?