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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes...

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes

I have no problem confessing that I am rubbish when it comes to nails, I can paint my left hand perfectly then make a mess when it comes to my right hand. I don't have a whole lot of patience and more often than not leave it up to the professionals (you can beat a good gel manicure). I have tinkered with the thought of signing up for a nail technician course and I think once I have a little more spare time this will be top of my to do list. Until then let me share my top five easy to apply and wear nail polishes...

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes

1, Chanel Nail Lacquer in Frenzy - link.
This is one of the very few nude nail polishes I can wear, it is light but doesn't look bizarre on my hands (or toes) even when tanned. It can be worn sheer for a polished but "I didn't try too hard" look or layered on to achieve a muted grey nude. Chanel Frenzy is my go to polish when I have a busy week and not a whole lot of time to paint my nails, yes it chips fairly easily but it isn't that noticeable when it does. Basically I love the shade but not so much the formula, which reminds me I must hit Google and find a more pocket friendly dupe.

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes

2, Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Coconut - link.
White manicures can look so chic on others and in my opinion so fresh, they look great all year round and compliment every outfit choice and skin tone. Yet when I try to wear white nail polish I feel silly, I often look at my nails and all I see is Tippex (White Out) not a perfectly polished white manicure. Sound familiar? Well in that case you need Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Coconut - an almost white that is glossy in finish and a snip at £3.99. To the naked eye it looks white but once applied it does have a slightly grey cast which makes it so much easier to wear. The glossy finish also stops it from looking bizarre!

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes

3, Nails Inc Nail Polish in Baker Street - link
Forget only being able to own five nail polishes, if it came down to selecting only one shade to wear for the rest of my life it would be this! Words can not describe just how much I love and I mean LOVE Nails Inc Baker Street. This is the most beautiful blue polish in the world and I mean that. It is bright yet works on every skin tone and season. Yeah it is a little prone to chipping and peeling off but I will happily put up with that for the beauty of the shade. As you can tell I am a fan of this bright cobalt blue.

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes

4, Michael Kors Nail Lacquer in Sensation - link.
Every nail polish collection needs a classic red, even if a little like myself you feel alien when you wear it. Red is such a fiesty shade that I don't always have the courage to wear it on my lips or as clothing but do dip in and out with a red polish. I like a classic, bold red and Michael Kors Nail Lacquer in Sensation is just that. It doesn't have a blue tone so it compliments tanned and medium skin tones and the formula is just perfection. Two coats and you are good to go. It is glossy, long lasting and oddly more affordable than a Chanel polish. Who'd have thought it?

If I Could Only Own Five Nail Polishes

5, Chanel Nail Lacquer in Black Satin - link.
Just as every collection needs a red polish, I feel a good black nail lacquer should not be over looked. I may not always sing the praises of certain Chanel polishes but Chanel Black Satin is one of the few good 'uns. It applies beautifully, two coats and it is fully opaque and glossy (some Chanel polishes are thin and streaky). It isn't as prone to chipping and generally is one of the best black polishes I have ever tried out.

Okay that is my top five, what would make the cut from your stash and why?

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29 comments:

  1. I could never life only owning five nail polishes, but you made a good selection!

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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  2. Mmm, awesome picks. I would add Essie mint candy apple and cocktail bling. Ooh and the Bourjois cornflower blue one! And opi lincoln park, for my toes. Haha :)

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

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  3. Great choices there, the Nails Inc blue is lovely! I'd have to add a lurid pink or coral colour to my selections - always have to have a bright colour on the toes! x

    Lola and Behold || Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Baker Street is such a nice colour! It's on my wishlist for later this month in London! :)

    MsBubu

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  5. The Nails Inc one is such a lovely colour x

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  6. I love the Barry M shade, I absolutely love wearing white nails, I just feel so clean and fresh (plus they go with everything!) but this off-white colour would certainly change up my nails a little bit!
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com x

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  7. Great picks lovely, I'd definitely choose all of these! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  8. gorgeous colours! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. Rimmel Kate Moss nail polish in "oh mr Darcy" is apparently a good dupe for Chanel Frenzy. I haven't tried frenzy but do have the rimmel polish and it goes on nice and smoothly and doesn't chip too easily either! Hope that helps x

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  10. Love the nude barry m and chanel shades!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  11. Rimmel Oh Mr Darcy is a great dupe for Chanel Frenzy and lasts loads longer without chipping! :-)

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  12. I totally agree with white polishes! I do love how they go with everything so well and I don't have to worry about it.

    songsberry.blogspot.com

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  13. Only owning 5 polishes fills me with dread (i love polish). I really like your choices - that Nails Inc Blue shade is gorgeous
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  14. I totally get the tipp-x thing precisely why I can't wear white either! So odd! Love your other pics although I'm a bit more fond of blue satin myself !

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      ,! Is there a dupe for Baker Street? I ordered it but instead got Devonshire row nowhere near cool! They're out of Baker Street so I don't know what to do!

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  15. The Michael Kors bottle is divine!! So so classy. I love the Barry M Gelly in Coconut... I really don't wear it enough but I completely agree with you feeling like you're wearing Tippex when you have white nails but this just looks so good. Blue is a colour I just hate on myself but love on other people, and Bakerstreet has got to be one of the nicest blue polishes I've ever seen but I just can't get on with the nails inc bottle!

    Victoria

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  16. Excelent choices!! Chanel Frenzy & Barry M Coconut are all I have worn these past few weeks :)

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

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  17. Baker Street is such a gorgeous blue! I need that in my collection.

    Shireen xx
    http://reflectionofsanity.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the polishes you've chosen. If I could only have five I'd choose a grey, blue, red, black and orange. I love the chanel polish, that shade is beautiful!
    Katie
    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I love that blue, it is so pretty! Mine would probably have to be either be the black or white from the Rimmel line, they go with everything and just look nice.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  20. I could never narrow it down to 5, haha! But probably some sort of nude, a classic red, a pastel pink, a mint green and a pastel blue!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. They're all beautiful, but I don't know how you managed to get down to just five!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

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  22. Great picks! It would be so hard to narrow down the choice, but I know that Essie Bikini So Teeny would definitely make the cut - the other four spots would be such a hard decision though!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  23. I really love anything by KIKO - they're nail polishes are so affordable and really chip-resistent, at least on my nails! I particularly love number 317 right now, it's a gorgeous plum shade!

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  24. I love Barry M's polishes. They can be better than higher end polishes a lot of the time.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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