It seems I’m really predictable when it comes to nail polish. I’m really good at acquiring nail polish. When I put them all together it’s almost a history of when they were bought. I go through phases. Some I buy because I’ll have seen someone wearing the colour or style. They’re usually extreme for me, and probably with some glitter involved. The commonality is they follow my mood- reds in the winter, blues in the summer.
The dark red Rimmel Salon Pro polish has been with me for so long. I absolutely love it, favouring it more for my toes than my hands it really does have staying power.
The staying power pales into insignificance compared to the nail lacquer next to it. I received this in the goody bag at a Christmas blogger event hosted by Kerry last year. I really wasn’t sure about the colour at the time. It has a bit too much shimmer and orange for my immediate preference, but I absolutely love it. Having never tried anything by Crabtree & Evelyn before I will definitely be buying some other colours.
I bought the two Barry M Coconut Infusion nail paints recently having seen a few recommendations online. And I really couldn’t have been more disappointed. I went for colours a little different to usual but which I thought which look good as summer approached. They didn’t last long at all. I only tend to wear nail polish on my finger nails when I’m working away as I don’t expect my nail paint to have staying power in my home life. This nail paint seemed to chip by looking at it. I’ve no idea why given the reviews are good but it just didn’t go with my nails.
My final purchases were done separately, and it wasn’t until I was lining my purchases up that I realised how predictable I am. I have so many nail polishes in these two shades, and these most recent purchases both turned out to be Rimmel’s Super Gel. I really like the colour and the quality of these shades. And I think I’m learning that Rimmel really does offer a good budget all rounder- perfect for experimenting with trends and sticking with what you know.