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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.


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!


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!


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.


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?