Sunday, 22 September 2013

Nailed It...!

I always thought my first ever haul would be of the entire contents of a Topshop or H&M sale (as I'm a huge fan of both stores especially when there is a good bargain to be grabbed) but I guess I was mistaken!
You see, I'm one of those people that would walk into a chemist needing everyday essentials such as shampoo or mascara and instead I would walk out with... well in this case, four nail polishes (the 5th is from eBay.. of course) So for all of you nail polish addicts out there, here it is.. my first (of many, I predict) nail polish hauls.

Metallic nails are a huge trend for A/W 2013, so when I saw these two colours I knew I had to get them. Normally, I would stay away from 'Miss Sporty' but when my friend clued me in about the amazing quality of their nail polishes I was intrigued... oh and the fact that they were 3 for 2 in Superdrug night have helped as well!

1. Miss Sporty - Metal Flip in 'Crazy Plum'
I love this colour as it looks different under different lighting - in natural light it is a bright purple, in sunlight it is a bright green and in artificial light it looks almost like a murky brown with hints of purple. The finish  is also really shiny and coverage is great!
(For all of the photos of the different colours I'm wearing 2 coats with no base or top coat.)

2. Miss Sporty - Metal Flip in 'Beetle Wings'
This one seems to me like a more toned down version of the previous colour as it also has a chameleon look to it but is much lighter. In natural light it goes from a light lime green to and orangey brown colour - perfect for brightening up a dull winter outfit. Love Love Love!

 (how ruined are my nails in the last 2 photos lol)

3. 'Perfect Holographic Nail Polish'
I actually got this one off eBay a few days ago so I thought I'd include it in the haul. Holographic Nails have been on trend for about a year now and this season I've noticed that the trend has evolved into accessories (which I'm absolutely obsessed with by the way!). Shoes, clutches, backpacks, sunglasses - you name it, holographic is everywhere so I thought I'd get myself a pretty little nail polish to feed my holographic obsession. I'd had my eye set on the Urban Outfitters' version, 'Silver Holo', ever since it came out in Christmas but as it sold out within like seconds (not even joking) I then found it on the US site here (bit pricey with shipping though) so I bought the cheapest one I could find on eBay. Coverage isn't perfect but it does the job.. with about 3 coats of the stuff. Unfortunately, the seller has removed the listing so I can't link it to you guys but as soon as he puts it back up I'll post it in the comments of this post  (it's a good little bargain) so keep checking!

4. Maybelline - Colour Show Vintage Leather in 'Mud Slide Tote'
Along with the Miss Sporty polishes, I decided to splurge on this colour and I must say, I am absolutely IN LOVE with it! Everything about it is perfect.. from the murky grey to the matte finish, and it only takes seconds to dry! Oh and you only need 1 coat.. Perfect. (It comes in another 3 colours which I'll probably be snapping up soon)

This is what it looks like immediately after application, but not to worry because within seconds it dries into this beautiful matte finish: 

I have always loved the contrast glossy/matte take on the beloved French Manicure, so why not pair this colour with a glossy black?!

5. NUDE NAILS: Miss Sporty in 'Brown this Way'
Lastly, out of the 3 for 2 offer on Miss Sporty, I got this lovely nude colour. Nude is another biggie this fall and I needed a muted colour for school (so that I don't get bullied by the teachers... how does nail polish have any affect on my education, I don't understand?!) anyway, it goes with pretty much any outfit and for me it's a definite must-have colour this season. 

I really hope you enjoyed this (first) haul of mine! It would be lovely to hear all of your opinions, so leave a comment if you'd like :)  x


  1. I love it when nail varnishes look different depending on the lighting and angle. Your holographic one looks amazing. xx

    1. Aw thank you! Yeah the holographic one is my fave :) xx

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  3. Totally in love with the first one! I'll definitely try it! xo