China Glaze “Deviantly Daring”

Omg this is a colour for me!!  I just love this one.

This is Deviantly Daring from the China Glaze Bohemian Collection for autumn 2012.

This is a lustre chrome in the most beautiful shade of blue.  It is described as teal but there isn’t much green visible when it’s painted on the nail.  I’ve also seen it called a duochrome and even though it looks like one in the bottle – it isn’t very evident, not in the way Nails Inc duochromes are in any case.   It is however a very stunning colour.  Coverage is amazing with this polish and it was perfect after one coat but you know me, I always apply another anyway.

Here I’ve used Deviantly Daring with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

It has a very glossy finish and the top coat didn’t really have much impact on the appearance of the polish – the metallic finish is absolutely stunning anyway!  I also found this to be extremely hard wearing and definitely a contender with polishes of a much higher price range.

I have two more from China Glaze’s Bohemian Collection (so far) so watch out for their reviews in the near future – I can’t wait to try them 😀


Nails Inc “Sugar House Lane”

This is the last of my polishes the Sprinkles collection and by no means the least.

Sugar House Lane has a creme base which is pastel grey leading towards beige.  This is shot through with millions of matte glitter particles which are black and light grey.  The black sprinkles remind me of poppy seeds lol.  This is such an unusual colour and finish, I really like it.  It’s neutral but daring at the same time.

Here I’ve used two coats of Sugar House Lane with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coats.

This has the same hard wearing finish as the other polishes in the Sprinkles collection but are quite easy to remove – so you can’t lose!  I would happily admit that this is probably my favourite polish collection to date.  I’ve lost count of the amount of people that stop me to comment on my nails whenever I wear any from this range from Nails Inc and that always makes me feel good 😀


Nails Inc “Marylebone”

Today I’ve applied Marylebone by Nails Inc.  I really love these 3d glitter polishes.  They are so fool proof and yet stunning at the same time.

Marylebone is a soft, pastel pink with lots of silver.  It really is beautiful.  Here, I’ve applied two coats along with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coat.

These polishes are a bit more difficult to remove.  Having said that, the good does outweigh the bad, as they are extremely hard wearing and easy to patch up if you do happen to chip it.  They are extremely eyecatching too.   I always get compliments from strangers when wearing any of the Nails Inc 3d polishes. 😀



OPI “The Color of Minnie”

I have to adImit that I’m not really keen on reds when it comes to nail polishes.  Therefore I am extremely fussy when choosing these colours.  This one ticks all the boxes for me…The Color of Minnie by OPI from The Minnie Mouse Collection Summer 2012.

This is a gorgeous red that actually suited my skintone quite well.  The application is perfect, as always with OPI and the finish is very glossy.  I have used Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

I then applied OPI’s Black Spotted over The Color of Minnie….

These two polishes were made for each other!  I really like this look.  I think this is my favourite combination so far with the Black Spotted effect.

Don’t forget, you still have time to enter my blog giveaway and get your hands on a brand new bottle of Black Spotted by OPI.   Check it out here.

Zoya “Zuza”

This is my first Zoya nail polish.  I’ve been meaning to try the range for ages but with so many colours to choose from, I just couldn’t decide.  That was until I saw “Zuza”!  I simply love this colour.

This is from the Beach and Surf Collection for summer 2012.

I’ve used Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats along with two coats of Zuza.  I cannot fault this Zoya polish.  It applies beautifully and evenly.  The colour is true to the bottle and it is extremely hard wearing.  The only thing I regret is that I now want more polishes from Zoya 😀

Nails Inc “Cheyne Walk”

Cheyne Walk from Nails Inc is a mirror metallic polish with a two tone effect.

This polish didn’t really appeal to me at first but as it came with the last Nails Inc kit that I purchased, I thought I’d better try it.  One coat didn’t cover very well and I was sure this was going to be a disaster.  Then I added the second coat and this is the result….

I can’t believe the transformation when you add the second coat!  This is stunning!  The second coat covered completely and really brought out the amazing two tone effect.   I’ve also used Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coats.

As you can see Cheyne Walk is definitely a winner!  There is so much depth and interest in this modest little polish, I can’t wait to try more mirror metallic polishes from Nails Inc.  I still can’t believe the impact from the second coat,  I’m sure I’ll be starring at my nails for days lol 😀

OPI ” DS Radiance”

Radiance from the designer series by OPI is a polish that has been on my wish list for a very long time.

This is a stunningly, beautiful silver polish.  The coverage is amazing and you could get away with one coat.  This is two coats along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

I don’t know why but I really don’t like this polish on me!  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous polish but I just find it a bit too shiny and garish.  I think it will be amazing with the right  top coat to tone it down and add some interest.

Here, I’ve added OPI Black Spotted over Radiance

Hmmm, I much prefer Radiance with Black Spotted, they look really good together.  Although,  I am now thinking that it’s a waste of a £16.99 polish to have to use others on top to get a finish you’re happy with.  What do you think?

Don’t forget to enter my first blog giveaway if you would like the chance to win a bottle of OPI Black Spotted.  You have until 9th September 2012 to enter the draw 😀