Monday, 10 June 2013

Top Four Nail Polishes

Nails have always been an issue for me,  I have bitten mine for years so they’re very thin and bendy. I also have a terrible habit of peeling the varnish off and along with it the top layer of nail, so they usually look a bit rubbish.

Here are four polishes that make them look slightly better:

Models Own | Scarlett Sparkle £5
I wore this for my wedding day, I love it that much. It’s a brilliant red and very densely packed with glitter and two coats give a brilliant finish. This lasts about three days before chipping, or one day if you’re like me and love to peel it off *embarrassed face*.

This varnish lasts amazingly well, we’re talking a week here. I love the gunmetal grey with some amazingly fine sparkles in, it’s so pretty and goes with anything. It also goes on so well and feels like it covers quite thickly and dries to a really cool satin finish, so it’s not super shiny and has a hint of texture.

Nails Inc | Jermyn Street £11
This is an old favourite of mine, a brilliant nude but grungy colour. It’s great for everyday wear, the only trouble with the Nails Inc range, I find, is that they chip within a day which is a bit disappointing really, but I love this colour.

Butter London | Knackered £13
This is a ‘sheer twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles’ according to the blurb. It’s just so pretty and subtle. I’m a sucker for a glittery polish. Butter London nail lacquers contain no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP (whatever they are), so I can wear this guilt free that I’m not fumigating my lungs or absorbing any nasties.

So there we have it. I should add that I always use Nail Envy as a base coat and Nail Inc’s Caviar Top Coat on top. 

Sorry I don't have any pictures of these on, but my nails really aren't photo-worthy. I tried and they look terrible so I wouldn't be doing the varnishes any justice at all.


  1. I have exactly the same nail problem as you - I bite them and I peel the varnish off.
    Would love to have long NICE nails one day!!!

  2. I know, it's a nightmare isn't it? Nail Envy is really good though, but no matter how much I try mine break before they get long, sigh!

  3. V.timely post, thanks! I was looking at getting a nice nude colour nail varnish from Nails Inc as one was recommended to me. I didn't realise this brand chipped easily though. Not good at £11 a pop! OPI sounds good. Can you tell me where OPI nail varnish is stocked? I usually only see it in nail bars. Lx