I’ve been sticking to bare nails for the most part for the majority of this year, which is quite out of character for me. I think it’s due in most part to me being too busy to stay on top of maintenance, and absolutely loathing the look of chipped nail polish. I wanted to feel a bit more polished this week, so I decided to reach for my old faithful nude… Bubble Bath by OPI. This is probably my most-worn nail polish of all time, so much so that I’ve even used up an entire bottle of it before. Finishing a bottle of nail polish is almost unheard of in my world, so that’s pretty impressive. This colour requires at least three coats as it’s quite sheer, but it’s so pretty on the nails I think it’s worth the effort. If you’re looking for a neutral nude to suit fair, pink-toned skin; look no further. OPI Bubble Bath retails for $19.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Adore Beauty.
I’m actually really surprised that I’ve never done a nail of the day post on this polish, as it’s one of my all time favourites. I was getting a bit bored of wearing Max Factor’s Burgundy Crush every day, so I mixed it up with this Autumn-friendly shade. This is an absolutely beautiful colour, and the polish wears really well. I went a whole week without having to cover any chips of flakes. If you’re looking for a beautiful nail polish to wear throughout Autumn and Winter, definitely pick this little beauty up.
I pulled out my collection of nail polishes on the weekend, and asked Sebastian to pick out a colour for me to wear. His response? “They’re all red!” Well, they’re not all red, but there the majority are. I lean towards reds and pinks when it comes to nail polish (with the occasional dusky purple shade thrown in for good measure), and there are still so many beautiful shades available within colour palette. Sebastian picked out Max Factor’s Glossfinity polish in the shade ‘Burgundy Crush’, and I was happy with the choice. So happy, in fact, that I decided to make it the colour of the season for me. It’s a beautiful burgundy red shade that leans dark or light depending on the lighting at the time. This is a really classic and elegant shade, and I can’t wait to get a whole lotta wear out of it this season.
Despite knowing that Sally Hansen is one of the leading nail brands on the market, I’ve onl just started using their products. I was an instant convert, as the nail polish (and the top coat I paired it with) are of an incredibly high quality and I have been very impressed with what I’ve seen from the brand so far. As a pale girl with pink-toned skin, it’s nearly impossible for me to find a nude nail polish that doesn’t make my hands look like they’ve been dead for years. Finding a wearable nude that is balanced somewhere between brown, pink, and grey is very difficult. I knew buying a shade called ‘café au lait’ was a gamble (just how brown would it be? who knows!), but it was one that paid off. Thankfully, the shade isn’t too brown – even on my pink toned skin. The formula of this nail polish is a DREAM. Normally I find that nude toned polishes take a bit of effort to get a non-streaky application but this went on nice and smooth, and two coats gave a perfectly opaque finish. On top of all that, it took an entire week for the first chip in my polish to show up. Winner. I will definitely be picking up more shades from the Sally Hansen range in the future, this one is a little gem. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in ‘Café Au Lait’ retails for $14.95 AUD (currently on sale for $11.21), and is available for purchase from Priceline.
Did you know that Priceline now stock Essie? Did you also know that this is incredibly dangerous, and I’ve purchased two new bottles of nail polish in the past fortnight? One of which is Essie’s ‘Raspberry’, which is the kind of shade I (surprisingly) did not already have in my collection. I love this shade, it’s a beautiful raspberry red and I know that I’ll get a lot of wear out of it this Spring. Essie ‘Raspberry’ is available for purchase from Priceline, and is currently on sale for $12.95.