OPI “Casino Royale”

This is my first polsh from the OPI Holiday 2012 Skyfall Collection.

I was instantly drawn to “Casino Royale”

Here I’ve applied two coats of Casino Royale along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go.  This is a gorgeous deep plum creme colour which applied perfectly.

I’ve got to admit that this colour isn’t very original so you probably have something similar in your stash already.  The rest of the Skyfall collection isn’t any more inspiring in my honest opinion and I can feel myself growing bored of OPI.  This is such a shame, as their Germany collection was such a hit with me.   I still love their formula but I think other brands such as Leighton Denny and Nails Inc are just as hardwearing and offer much more fashion conscious colours and textures.

Come on OPI, you need to try much harder to please this polish addict!  Sorry 😦


Nails Inc “Baker’s Row”

Now if you’ve read my earlier posts, you will know that I absolutely love all the weird and wonderful textures that Nails Inc invent, especially the Sprinkles range.  I was delighted to find out that they had come up with some darker Sprinkles – just perfect for the winter months.

This is Bakers Row:

Here I’ve applied two coats of the polish along with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coats.

This is a gorgeous dark green base that’s just packed full of green and silver particles.   The texture is slightly rough and bumpy due to the particles. Bakers Row was a bit difficult to apply as it is so thick and it seemed to just eat up all the top coat, which didn’t help lol.  On the plus side – this polish, like all other Nails Inc Sprinkles, dries really fast and is extremely durable.

I’m not sure if this polish is exclusive to QVC UK as I’ve not seen it available anywhere else yet.  If you do manage to get hold of this one, you won’t be disappointed.  I personally think it would be just perfect for (dare I say it this early?) …Christmas 😀

Leighton Denny “Forbidden Territory”

I recently purchased a very good value kit from QVC UK containing lots of Leighton Denny goodies including nail treatments and polishes.  I have to admit I was only really interested in the treatment products and didn’t pay much attention to the nail polish colours.  That was until I actually saw them!  You can check it out for yourself here Leighton Denny Cause A Scene Collection 

This is “Forbidden Territory”

Described on Leighton Denny’s Signature Site as “A dark, rich brown with warm bronze tones and a touch of metallic shimmer”.  A very accurate description as you can see.

The formula of this polish is perfect, as are all that I’ve tried from any of Leighton’s ranges.  The consistancy is very rich and deeply pigmented and applies evenly with no effort.  Here I’ve applied two thin coats of “Forbidden Territory” along with Leighton Denny’s Undercover base coat and Crystal Finish top coat.

I’m extremely happy with this polish.  I can’t fault it in any way, especially when I consider what a bargain it was! 😉

You can find a review of another polish from this collection “Leading Lady” here

Nails Inc “Camden Lock” Graffiti over “Floral Street”

I’m so excited to have received Nails Inc new Graffiti polishes today.  I couldn’t wait to try them.  Here is my first “Camden Lock”

This is a rainbow of different textures and colours in a clear base.  It is recommended to be worn over Floral Street which is exactly what I’ve done here.  This is two coats of Floral Street along with two thin coats of Camden Lock Graffiti and Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base and top coats.

I absolutely love this effect!  I just can’t get over all the new and wonderful ideas that come from Nails Inc but I’m not complaining.  The Graffiti range is limited edition, so if you like them you’d better move fast!  Watch this space for more Graffiti from Nails Inc very soon 😀

Color Club “Metamorphosis”

“Metamorphosis” is from the Take Wing Collection by Color Club for Summer 2012

I know it’s a little bit late to be wearing a summer colour but I just didn’t get around to wearing it until now.

Metamorphosis is a beautiful teal blue with lots of shift between green and blue depending on the light source.

The application of this polish is foolproof as the consistancy and drying time are excellent. Here I’ve used Metamorphosis with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.  The durability is amazing with this polish especially considering the low price point of Color Club.

This is another stunner from Color Club!  I love this type of colour and this one really got me lots of lovely compliments which is always nice 😀

Butter London “Dodgy Barnett”

Today I’ve tried another polish from Butter London’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection.

This is “Dodgy Barnett”

According to Butter London this is “a highly holographic lacquer in a classic shade that blurs the line between grey and silver.”

As you can see, this polish has lots of depth and interest. It’s certainly much nicer on the nail than in the bottle.  I found myself just staring at it for ages!  Here I’ve used three thin coats of Dodgy Barnett along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

I really like this polish, it’s a very versatile colour that wouldn’t be out of place anywhere.  Having said that “Lovely Jubbly” is still my favourite from this Butter London collection 😀

Leighton Denny “Leading Lady”

This is “Leading Lady” from Leighton Denny.  Described on his website as “a future classic – an elegant, sophisticated nude that combines sumptuous dusky pink with a delicately chic hint of grey.” – a pretty good description, I would say….

This is two coats of Leading Lady with Leighton Denny’s Under Cover base coat and Crystal Finish top coat

I don’t have many colours like this, mainly because I am really fussy when it comes to nude/neutral shades.  This one is, to me, perfect.  It suits my skintone very well and does look elegant and uncomplicated.  This would be perfect for work or a wedding.  It’s a definite winner for me and I can see me needing a back up bottle 😀