Sinful Colors – Navy I Do

It must be the slightly cooler weather here (who am I kidding, its been cold here for months and we have had no discernible summer!) but I find myself turning to slightly darker, more autumnal shades.  And I’m loving it, I’ve been puling out some older ones, pushing those pesky glitters to the back of the drawer in my hunt for darker, richer colours.  This one ticked all those boxes – so lets look at some pictures!

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This is one seriously dark polish – wow!  I picked this up in the US in a Walgreens, I found it stuck behind the back of the display and I knew it was coming home with me!  This is two coats, over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Two coats provides excellent coverage and the polish dried quite quickly and levels well.

What was also nice, is that removal didn’t result in my cuticles being stained or my fingers going blue.  Huge bonus points here!

Let me know what you think in the comments .  Have you started the transition to more autumnal shades?  Let me know what you’ve been wearing on your fingers!

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Wet N Wild Megalast – Echo Dark

So the hubby and I were fortunate enough to go to the States a couple of weeks back for our wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time and its hard to believe we’ve been back two weeks now. I was lucky enough to get into CVS and Walgreens (in more than one occasion I might add) to pick through the polish collections. Sadly, I didn’t see many that caught my eye, however, my love for Megalasts is well known and I came across the single solitary polish in a stand – this is from the Fall 2014 limited edition matte shades which came with matte lip shades too.

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Super easy formula to work with, this is two easy coats over a base of Nailtiques 2.  Drying time was fast. Not super fast, but fast enough and it does dry to a rubberised finish.  Not quite a matte but then not like the Maybelline Color Show Vinyls either.  The Megalast brush is tapered so you can get close to cuticles and have a neat edge – but if you are picking these up yourself, do check the brush before hand.  This one was OK and I was worried as it was the last one, the brush would have been wonky, or even absent.  No worries on that front – PHEW!

Anyway, its a super dark navy and unlike any shade I have in the stash.  i seriously thought there would be a dupe in there, but nope.  That makes me a little bit happy.  Plus, the cap is rubberised so it has a squishy feel to it.  Its a great little touch.

As I say, I only have this one, but you can check out the rest on the fab Nouveau Cheap right here. You may be able to picked these up on eBay if you move quickly as Wet N Wild do not stock the UK or any part of Europe.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Manhattan – Amazing Anniversary

This is the final of the Manhattan shades I have to share with – lets hope I get to go back to Austria or Germany to get some more!  This one is called Amazing Anniversary and is a lovely navy shade with black glitter and golden shimmer particles. Lets get onto some pictures.

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Formula was good and two coats provides a good amount of coverage.  The glitter doesn’t stick up and sits on the nail well.  The glitter really catches the light and provides a bit of interest.  I’m quite fond of this, again nothing quite like it in the stash.

I love the idea of a main stream company working with their fans to create shades and I know that other brands have done it.  be good to see more of this in the UK.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Enchanted Polish – Across The Universe

Hello polish loving people!

I’m back from my trip to NYC, do you want to see my haul?  Let me know, otherwise I’ll keep it to myself (might be best… as I went a lil bit craxy!)

Anyway, I have a lovely polish for you today, one sent to me by my Polish Picking Princess last year.  I haven’t shared this one with you before and I have worn it a bit.   Enough preamble, onto the polish!

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So this is a ‘legendary’ Enchanted Polish, when I say legendary these are well known within the polish community for being hard to get and being resold for a lot more than originally purchased for.  I know this is supply and demand, but I do wonder how many people purchase just for reselling.  Regardless, the polishes are stunning and this is the only one I own.

Enchanted Polish now come in different bottles, this is an older one and you can tell by the shape of the bottle (round) and the label.

Its just stunning, a super shiny bright linear holographic polish.  Flashes of purple and blue and navy and gold.  I love this.  It does go on a bit sheer and opacity needs fours coats, but best to layer this over black or navy so that you can make the bottle last longer.  I found that top coat didn’t dull the effect and added to the wearability of the polish, I’m still using G&G HK Girl (UK stockist Rainbow Connection) and I’ve bought one of the handy refill bottles.

If you do want to get your hands on an EP, then you will either need to stump up some cash or start stalking both Twitter and the Facebook page here, for updates on restocks.

Let me know what you think and about the haul…..