13 June 2012

The Nail Polish Tag

I saw this on Katy's blog and as a bit of a nail polish addict I thought i'd give it a go as I haven't shared many polishes from my collection recently on my blog.

1. What's your favourite nail polish company?
I'm in love with Max Factor's Minis at the minute but it's definitely between them and Model's Own as they both have amazing colour ranges and I like the formulas too.

2. Glitter or no glitter?
Taking glitter off is a nightmare but i've been loving adding it to one statement nail or over the top of some of my favourite colours :) I need to invest in a new glitter polish as my Model's Own one is getting a bit old and sticky!

3. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?
 I've never tried China Glaze but i'm more of a fan of drugstore brands anyway. I like OPI's formulas and the shape of the brush but they are quite expensive - I love the names of the polishes though! With Essie I really like the cute bottles and the colour range; i've got a matte neon pink which I love wearing, especially on my toes :)

4. When do you change your nail polish?
I usually change it when it's chipped but I don't usually let it get too bad as i'm a bit of a perfectionist. Normally it's once a week if I can get away with it but it depends on the polish i've used and if I like the colour i'm wearing.

5. What's your favourite colour on your nails?
I tend to wear pinks and pastels as they usually go really well with what i'm wearing. I don't really have one particular colour that I like the most although I used to wear Model's Own Peach Puff a lot!

6. Darks or Brights?
I tend to stick to brights and rarely wear darks unless it's a dark pink or plum although i've seen a few people pull off black nails recently so i'm tempted to give it a try. I like wearing bright colours as they can really brighten up an outfit too :)

7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
I'm currently wearing the much coveted Fantasy Fire by Max Factor although I should probably change it as it's getting quite chipped!

8. Matte Nails - In or Out?
I haven't got my hands on a matte topcoat but I have a matte neon pink by Essie which I really like. If anyone wants to recommend me a matte topcoat that is reasonably priced i'd be really grateful :)

9. French Manicure?
I wear one occasionally when my nails are in good condition but I prefer them to be reasonably short so I don't always have enough room to paint tips on. I think they can look really sophisticated if you shape your nails nicely :)

10. Favourite Winter Colour?
For winter I prefer darker colours especially dark reds and plum colours like Nails Inc's Piccadilly Circus or Hampstead Heath. I also get a lot of wear out of nude colours in winter as I stick to brighter colours over the summer.

I also want to say this is my current nail polish collection but i'd be lying as this isn't all of them! I should probably start wearing some of them a lot more as I tend to stick to the same few colours. I store them in a tin that I got from a perfume gift set as it's really strong and lets them all stand up easily.


  1. Although Essie's matte about you topcoat isn't the cheapest, I do think it's the best. You also get 15ml which is a lot more than drugstore ones. It's £8.50 on beauty bay at the moment which is the cheapest I've seen it :) xxx

  2. I sorted out my nail polishes recently and it made me realise I'm also guilty of sticking to the same few colours! I'm loving pastel shades on my nails this summer :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  3. the matte topcoat from ELF is quite good. cheap too, so if you decide you don't like the effect its not like you've wasted loads :)