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My Top 3 Blue Nail Polishes

Recently I was re-organizing my beauty products and realized that I have quite a few blue nail polishes. In fact, considering that I have around 100 in general, 14  is not a small number.

Actually I am not a collector [when it comes to lacquers] and try to make sure that I don’t have a dupe before buying a new bottle and the photo below actually proves my point. Can you see that they all are very different?

Blue nail polish orly, Collistar, Rimmel, Alessandro, Essence, Barry M, MeMeMe

So I have decided to show you my top 3:

Rimmel Lycra PRO Nail Polish in Blue Vogue

This is a gorgeous deep shimmering navy blue, such a chic and sophisticated shade, in my opinion.  I really love the formula which is

Fall 2013 Nail Trends with Ciate, Armani, Nails Inc and Barry M

So what are the news in the nail polish world?

Nails Polish Fall 2013 Nails Inc Barry M Ciate Armani

First of all, lacquer fans have to know that Armani just launched a line of their own varnishes, each retails for £20 and on the picture above you can see 503 Eccentrico.

The always original Ciate came up with the new innovative manicure kit -Feathered Manicure . Pictured above is “What A Hoot” which  retails for £20. And, yes, you basically use real feathers for your mani. It’s up to you to decided whether this is your thing, or not.

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Summer Nail Polishes: Oranges, Corals and Peaches

I was asked about my orange/coral/peach nail polishes, so I thought I’d write about those.

But I have to warn you that I (and this is shocker for a lot of people, I understand) don’t really like such shades. I have managed to gather six and some of them are definitely no longer available. But this will give you an idea, I guess.

Orange and Coral nail polishes for summer

This post also made me look at my old nail polish features and realize that my photos/ manicure techniques have improved a lot, thank goodness.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Alarm

This is technically a red with a coral twist but I thought I’d include it anyway, as it is my favourite and I am so happy I got it. It’s perfect for summer time and I use it a lot, as you can see.  See it on the nails.

 Inglot Nail Enamel in 949

Bright true orange with a hint of very delicate shimmer that is visible in the direct sunlight. This is like summer in a bottle.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 36 Crushed

I have got this one

Nude Nail Polishes: Dior, Ciate, butter LONDON, Yves Rocher, Rimmel and MeMeMe

For someone who is not exactly into “nude” nail polishes, I have quite a few. I have chosen seven which could fit the nude/taupe/brown-ish category.

So what shades do I have? And which is my favourite?

Nude Nail polishes Dior, Ciate, MeMeMe, butter LONDON, Yves Rocher,Rimmel

Dior Vernis in Grege

I love the wide and thin brush which makes the application super easy and fast.  It is a beautiful warm shade which suits me when I get some tan. But if you have a light-to-medium warm skin tone – this may be a perfect nude for you.  See it applied on the nails.

MeMeMe Long Lasting Gloss in Alluring

This is one of the darkest nail polishes from the selection, and should be a nice nude for people with darker skin. Or if you want a brown nail polish against the light skin.  The quality is nice for the price, too.  Swatches.

Nude Nail Polishes Dior MeMeMe Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher Nail Polish in Taupe

This is definitely not a nude, but a taupe.  Such shade was super popular several years ago and I can totally see why: it goes well with pretty much everything and doesn’t compete with your outfit or accessories. Manicure with it.

MeMeMe Long Lasting Gloss in Ambitious

It looks like that

Nails Of The Day: Maybelline Colorama in Power Red

I have quite a few  Maybelline Colorama nail polishes, so I was curious to try the re-launched range. Compared to the old design (and my horrible photos) this new look  is so much better, it is chic and looks like it could be a part of a luxury line.

The brush is also easier to use now, it’s not  a wide-and-thin  one but I can’t complain.

Maybelline Colorama in Power Red 23 nail swatchI have picked a red nail polish because I wear red a lot!  You can see how two coats look like above. Not bad, right?

But since I have a lot of red nail polishes already (my favourite has to be Revlon Red, the best red, in my opinion), I gave this one to my aunt along with red lipstick. My uncle better appreciate, ha!