The Autumn Nail Polish Edit: Calling All Nail Varnish Addicts

I’ve not bought any new nail polish for ages, and with the weather getting more autumnal lately I thought I’d pick up some new autumn-inspired shades.

I tried to choose shades that I know I’ll wear; I’m terrible for buying shades in the moment and then letting them dry up, so I went for some classic shades that are perfect for autumn but can also be worn all year round.

Maybelline are a great brand for nail polishes, plus they had a 3 for 2 on so I picked up a few shades that I absolutely love.

‘Rubies On’

This is a classic ruby red shade, perfect for autumn as it will pair with those gorgeous Burgundy and mustard shades that are coming back in to fashion at the moment.

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‘City Smoke’

‘City Smoke’ is a mix between pale blue and grey, and pairs perfectly with navy blue and warm jumpers. A great one for toes too, as it’s part of Maybelline’s 60 second collection so it dries super fast.

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‘White Splatter’

A nail polish from Maybelline’s Color Show Top Coat collection, this nail varnish is designed to be used over the top of a white or black polish. I decided to use it on its own, and love the effect.

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I’ve found these three nail polishes aren’t prone to chipping, and hold great pigment given the very cheap price point.

What are your favourite autumn nail polishes? Let me know in the comments!

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Barry M Nail Varnishes

I’m a really big fan of Barry M Nail Varnishes. For the low price tag, they last exceptionally well on my nails, and the colour range is fantastic.

I’ve been getting very into nude shades lately, and there are two that I think you should go for if you like nude nails too.

Barry M Nail Varnish in ‘Pink Lemonade’

I’ve been loving ‘Pink Lemonade’ recently, as you may have seen from my April Favourites post. It’s a really gorgeous pinky nude, that is pink enough to make your nails look classic, but nude enough to give a quick wash of colour that doesn’t show chips easily.

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I love this colour for work, as it’s not hugely obvious you’re wearing nail polish, but it makes your nails look beautiful and put together.

Barry M Nail Varnish in ‘Stone’

If you’re not as into pinks, but you still want to go for something quite nude and subtle, ‘Stone’ is definitely for you.

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This is a gorgeous purpley, cool toned pink, with a hint of grey running through it. It looks really classy, and would suit both long and short nails.

What do you think of Barry M Nail Varnishes? Let me know your favourites in the comments!

April Favourites

April has mainly been a month for skincare – with the cold of winter finally saying farewell, we look to the summer months for bronzed, glowy skin that will probably remain in our British dreams.

I’ve been really into oil based products lately, and April has been no exception. Prepare yourselves. This is going to get oily.
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Wella Hair Oil

I’ve been loving this hair oil lately – I bought it from my local hairdressers recently and I’m totally hooked.

If you have tangly hair after washing it, you will LOVE this. You won’t be tugging at your hair, and it will leave your hair silky smooth afterwards. Lovely.

Una Brennan Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Defence Daily Moisturiser

I am really loving this stuff right now – pretty much just because of the smell. It smells like an incredible mix between The Body Shop’s satsuma lip balms that we all know and love, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

It makes me feel nice and awake in the morning, plus it packs a punch in the moisture department too.

Barry M Nail Polish in ‘Pink Lemonade’

I’m not really a pink kind of girl, but this is beautiful. A real dusky, nude pink, this nail varnish is lovely as it goes with any outfit, and although it’s pretty chip-proof, you can’t really tell if it’s chipped anyway as the colour is so pale.

I never thought I’d really be one for pink nail varnish, but this is lovely.

H&M Halo Illuminiser

This is a beautiful, cool-toned highlighter, that lasts really well on the skin. A little goes a long way, so you don’t need much!

I really like this on the tops of the cheek bones, and because it’s a cream, it blends in really well with the rest of my makeup.

What have you been loving in April? Let me know in the comments!

Nails of the month – Barry M’s ‘Sugar Apple’

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Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Review ‘Sugar Apple’

My nails are very rarely naked, and this month I’ve been obsessed with Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Sugar Apple’. It’s a beautiful mint green, a subtle enough neutral that goes with most outfits.

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As with other colours in the range, ‘Sugar Apple’ applies seamlessly, without streaks and only needing two coats to create opaque colour. It lasts a really long time too, I can usually get to at least five days without chipping.

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Other favourites of mine from this lime are ‘Lychee’, a flattering off-white, and ‘Huckleberry’, a pretty pale blue. The pastels are definitely my favourites, and at only £3.99 each I’m very tempted to pick up more…

What are your favourite colours from the line? 🙂