Zoya “Song” and Nails Inc “Royal Arcade”

Yesterday I applied Zoya “Song” which is from the Diva Collection for Autumn 2012

This is a gorgeous, shimmering, true blue.  The formula is a bit thick so one coat covered really well but I added another one anyway.  Here I’ve used it with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

Then today I had an idea… why not add Nails Inc “Royal Arcade”….

Now, I think you’ll agree.  These polishes were made for each other!  I really like this combination, it’s just perfect for a night out 😀


Nails Inc “Jubilee”

I’ve had a few comments that maybe my last polish Butter London “Lovely Jubbly” was similar to Nails Inc “Jubilee”.  I have been meaning to review the Nails Inc polish for a while so thought this would be an ideal time, with the Butter London one still fresh in our minds.

So here is Nails Inc “Jubilee”

As you can see, the colours of the two polishes are completely different and the Nails Inc one has larger glitter particles.

This is a gorgeous polish in it’s own right.  The particles are a very patriotic red, white and blue in a clear base – perfect for all the Jubilee and Olympic celebrations this year.  I’ve used two thick coats of Jubilee along with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coats.

I’ve managed to get mine without the crystal encrusted lid.  Why?  This might sound completely mad but the crystal lid reminds me of Daleks (Doctor Who) and I don’t want to have to hide behind the sofa every time I look at my Jubilee polish lol 😉

Butter London “Lovely Jubbly”

Are you ready for one of the most spectacular nail polishes to be released this season?

Here is “Lovely Jubbly” from Butter London’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection.

This is a vibrant magenta nail polish flecked with red, blue and gold micro-particles.

“Lovely Jubbly” is very similar in texture to the Nails Inc 3D polishes (which I happen to love) but the particles are much smaller, this means that the Butter London polish is slightly smoother.  It applies beautifully.  This is two coats along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

Here’s a close up

As with all full glitter polishes, this will cover a multitude of sins such as ridged or flaky nails and so on.  It dries very quickly and is extremely hard wearing.  The downside to this being that it is a little bit more difficult to remove.   To remove this or any other glitter polish – place a cotton ball soaked in polish remover onto your nail and wrap it in kitchen foil for about 10 minutes – the polish will then come off very easily.

I am seriously impressed with this polish from Butter London 😀

OPI “German-icure by OPI”

Here’s another gorgeous polish from the OPI Germany Collection for Autumn 2012.

This is “German-icure by OPI”

This looks similar to “Every Month Is Oktoberfest” in the bottle but is very different when painted on the nail.  “German-icure by OPI” is a perfect Autumn colour.  It is a very rich, dark brown with orange/red undertones.  This, to me, is what sets OPI apart from other polishes, they have the ability to mix colours with so much depth and interest unlike any other brand.

I’ve applied two coats of the colour along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

I had a lot of trouble trying to capture the full beauty of “German-icure by OPI” on camera.  It changes so much according to the light source.  As you can see, it is extremely glossy and yet another winner from the OPI Germany Collection.

I think this collection is my favourite one so far from OPI, having said that, I can’t wait to get my hands on the OPI James Bond Collection which launches this winter  😀

Nails Inc “Pont Street Mews”

Pont Street Mews is no ordinary cerise pink nail polish.  It is one of the most beautiful shades of pink that I’ve ever seen.

Coverage with this polish is amazing, which you come to expect with Nails Inc.  It was perfect after one coat.  Here I’ve used it with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coats.

I’ve yet to find a Nails Inc polish that doesn’t impress me on coverage and wearability, but every now and then, they come up with a colour that makes me sit up and say “WOW”, this is precisely what Pont Street Mews does 😀

China Glaze “Rare & Radiant”

This is the second of my polishes from the Bohemian Collection by China Glaze.

I’ve taken these photos in exactly the same light but just at different angles to show the duochrome colours in this polish.

I’ve applied it with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.  The consistancy of Rare & Radiant is good and it covered very well with two coats.

As you can see, Rare & Radiant is a gold/green, metallic polish that is extremely similar to OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard.   For me this is a problem.  I love the OPI polish and simply don’t need two polishes that are identical.  If, however you don’t own either yet, just go for the cheaper of the two as they are so much alike.

Zoya “Daul”

This is my second polish from Zoya and they are very quickly becoming one of my favourite brands.  This is “Daul” from the Autumn 2012 Collection.

I’ve used two coats of the colour along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.  It covered really well and dried quickly.

Here’s a close up-As you can see, this is a stunning colour.  It’s a pale purple with lots of gold flecks of light reflecting particles.  I was very fortunate to actually admire this in the sunshine today as I went for a stroll along the beach.  (Yes, a very rare day in the UK lol)

This is a very hard wearing polish and I certainly recommend it.  I can’t wait to try more colours from Zoya 😀