Monday, 25 November 2013

My Polish Story

Over the last weekend a lot of the British Nail Bloggers posted about their top ten polishes. I have 330 polishes so it's pretty hard to choose just ten- I thought I would choose 10 that tell my polish story, starting with OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia. I think Flashbulb Fuchsia was the first OPI polish I ever bought in spring 2012. It was the start of my fascination with nail polish and I still love it. I used it as the middle colour in this gradient. You can click on any picture to be taken to the blog post it appeared in.
My first indie purchase was from A England and it was St. George the amazing forest green scattered holo. This polish ignited my love for indie polishes and although I have grown my collection of main stream polishes my indie collection is just as large. It is the base for this cloud mani.
Next up is Happy Hands Am I Not Yours? Another early indie purchase, this polish was what I used when I replicated The Crumpet's dragon scale nail art and was very pleased with myself. This polish was the first jelly glitter I owned so I was fascinated but the layers of glitter and it still holds a strong place in my heart.
My swatch of Digital Nails The Pandorica Opens was the first time a polish maker commented on and shared my work! A stunning black holo I managed to catch this awesome picture of it whilst on the move- I mean WOW!
And now a special mention for one of my all time favourite polishes- Nails Inc Covent Garden Ballet. If you haven't already heard me harping on about it I'll tell you again, it's a grey polish with a blush coloured shimmer and it is divine on! I paired it with my black Barry M nail art pen in this tribal design.
It was a while after that before I purchased a polish I fell in love with but Smitten Polish I Feel...Wicked was the one to do it. A gorgeous blend of green and purple glitters, it is based on the story of Wicked. I stamped over it in a swirly gold pattern and loved the results. This was also the point when I changed my blog watermark :).
The next one is the first manicure I did that won me a competition- I used Pocket Money Polish Fever for this manicure and ended up winning a bottle from her range.
Emily de Molly Where Boys Fear to Tread was the polish I used to create my abstract tribal waves mani. It was the perfect eye catching polish to pair with the nude base and monochrome dots I had in mind.
As soon as the swatches of Crows Toes One Mad Crazy Summer Collection started coming out I knew I wanted Tiki Torch. I managed to buy one in the first stocking of Llarowe but Royal Mail destroyed it- thankfully Llarowe sent me out another one once they figured a way to get polishes here safely because I love it!
And my most recent polish obsession is Barry M Espresso from their new matte range. It is simply awesome and has featured in two of my recent posts.
So there you have it; ten polishes which chart my obsession from 2012 right through to this week. I missed off some of my other stand out polishes: Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light (the most expensive polish I own), Dance Legend Teleportation (the most holographic thing I've ever seen), Pocket Money Polish Sparks Fly (my custom giveaway glitter topper) or Tara's Talons Envy in a Bottle (my introduction to the world of UK indies).  I hope you've enjoyed this insight into my polish loves :).

1 comment:

I read all comments and greatly enjoy hearing your thoughts on my manicures :)