Getting my nails done is therapy to me, however as someone who changes her nail colour every week this can work out to be an expensive habit.
So I learnt how to give myself at home manicure’s – now this was not a skill that came to me overnight but the key is practice practice and practice oh and a few YouTube videos.
Overtime I also narrowed down nail colours that I keep coming back to for both the colour and the formula.
So without a further a do here are my favourite 10 colours:
OPI – Keeping Suzi at Bay
Blue is my favourite colour but to have them on my nails it can be a little hit or miss, so finding the right kind of blue that wont make me look unprofessional. This colour is the perfect matt blue, a cross between navy and cobalt blue.
OPI – Viking in a Vinter Vonderland
A very creamy eggplant purple colour that has a blue based tone. This is a great Autumn/ Winter nail colour. Like with all OPI nail colours the formula is perfect and two coats are more than enough.
REVLON – Valentine
Reds can be so hit and miss too light and you end up having to spend hours getting the right amount on your nail (streaks are the worst) too dark and you end up showing any chips straight away and you know no one likes a chipped nails.
Barry M – Blue Grape
This is a glossy Royal Blue that is very striking and pigmented. Barry M nail polishes have a thin brush and tend to chip but they are inexpensive and have a good array of fun colours.
Barry M – Berry
A bright Lilac Pastel perfect for spring, only thing is you have to put on at least 3 coats on in order to get a good coverage. Other than that this is the perfect colour for most skin tones.
Galeries Lafayette – Henri No20
I came across this brand while in Paris on our honeymoon and I don’t believe this is available in the UK. The colour is a creamy grey and has a white undertone, the brush is thick which I love as it’s an easy application in fact 2 coats and your done. The polish has a good lasting power and does not easily chip.
Galeries Lafayette – Aristide No3
If you are looking for the perfect green nail polish but don’t want to end up with mouldy looking nails then this is the colour for you. A creamy, yet pigmented white toned green colour that is very subtle.
Essie – Wicked
The king of nail polishes, Essie delivers everything that they market themselves on. A great brush, no streak formula and a lasting polish. The only thing is it’s a little on the expensive side therefore I don’t have a huge collection of Essie polishes. That being said Essie Wicked is one of the first shades I bought from their range. This is a deep, creamy, red/ maroon colour perfect for Autumn/Winter.
Essie – Ballet Slippers
A perfect pale pinky nude with a white undertone, it goes on very sheer on one coat but after 2 coats of this colour you will get a very polished, elegant and clean-looking nails.
Essie – Sugar Daddy
Another one of my favourites a glossy pinky sheer colour polish. I tend to put this on top of my two costs of Ballet Slippers polish to create the ultimate french manicure shade.
These polishes are staple for me and play a huge part in my collection.
What are your favourite nail polish brands and shades?