Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Power of Nails

I thought I'd dedicate this whole post to painting my nails. I just love it so much; to me, it is like a therapy. It is the only thing that can help me grow my nails and stop biting them.

This post is also an opportunity to show you the different colours I've tried from my gift sets for Christmas.


















Nails Inc
Victoria Rise























It's a lovely nude shade. I love that it is neutral and will go with anything. I don't usually like pink shades but loved this.

Nailkane in Queen's Mews






















I love this pastel shade - it's perfect for springtime.

Special Effect - Trinity Gardens


















I love the sparkly metallic look of this colour; it is great for special occasions or if like me you love sparkle or glitter.

Nailkale - Charlotte Mews






















I'm not usually one for nude shades, but this set had me converted. I love this colour - it's like a coconut shade. I love how it is pastel shade and goes with a lot of spring colours.

Multivitamin - Hampstead High Street






















I don't go for darker shades unless it's black, but this was alright. This isn't my usual style, so not sure whether I will wear it too often.

Multivitamin - unsure what shade it is though!
























I am loving nude shades just now, and this is no exception.

O.P.I
O.P.I Breakfast at Tiffany's - Pearl























The next colour I tried was the O.P.I Breakfast at Tiffany's collection. My first colour was the Breakfast a Tiffany's shade, which was a lovely pearl shade. Not something I'd normally wear, but loved it. It didn't chip for almost a week, which is good going! However, I used more than 2 layers to get the colour out as it was really light and initally went on very patchy. That being said, I loved it on and will wear it again. Once on, it lasted!

O.P.I Breakfast at Tiffany's - Red























Then finally I tried the classic red, which is popular with so many. I think red is a staple nail colour. It stands out with dull/neutral outfits.

My favourites are probably the Victoria Rise and Queen's Mews from Nails Inc.

I hope you enjoyed reading. I don't usually write about beauty as don't feel I know a lot, but thought it would be fun to show these different shades. What are your favourite nail colours at the moment? Why do you like to paint your nails? I'd love to know!

125 comments:

  1. I'm loving pastel shades at the moment as well. They really suit you :)

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  2. Beautiful shades! I love the first one the most, and I love your ring too!

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    1. Yeah one of my favourites too. Aww thank you 😊 Got ring a few years ago from a music festival x

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  3. So many lovely shades, the OPI breakfast at tiffanies looks great

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    1. Yeah I do like the pearl colour a lot! X

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  4. Victoria Rise is right up my street. I love those pink toned nudes.

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  5. I really like Victoria Rise as well. Nice for Spring!

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    1. Yeah suits colours that are coming in x

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  6. I love painting my nails too. So many lovely shades but I love the blue-y shade.

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  7. I hear you on the therapeutic nature of doing our nails! Do you use a "sticky" base coat? I find it helps a lot. I also love the quick dry sprays!

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    1. I don't have one just now but use an amazing opi top coat which makes the colour a lot shinier z

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  8. I love Hampstead High Street! I rarely find time to do my nails these days and I really miss it :(

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    1. It can be hard to make time to do but well worth it 😊 It's a lovely darker shade. Looks black in the picture though! X

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  9. Love the Victoria Rise shade the most. I love painting my nails, feels like some m-time and a bit of pampering!

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    1. Yeah it is a lovely shade! One of my favourites 😊 It does help me a lot x

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  10. Such a fun box! I love painting my nails! I love the Special Effect - Trinity Garden!

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  11. Lovely colours. I love the Breakfast at tiffanies shade xx

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  12. What a great set. I love nude shades, I just prefer understated

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    1. Yeah it's lovely - used to be all about the effects

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  13. Nailkane is my fave! Reminds me of summer days, ice-cream by the beach and chilling out! Roll on summer....

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    1. It is very spring/summer and will be getting used a lot!

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  14. I'm a nude lover but some of these colours are really pretty! I may have to try them out!

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  15. I really love OPI nail paints. Their shades are always so pretty!!

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    1. Yeah - it's like that salon at home feel :)

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  16. Love all the shades you featured from your collection! I really need to paint my nails more often.

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  17. I am loving all of these, but I do love my nail varnish, and very rarely seen without it on. I am always looking for a new one when I am out.

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    1. Nail polish has always been a favourite for me :)

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  18. Wow. You have quite a range of colors! I am picky with nail polish. I like the ones that are fast drying and dry in two minutes or less. I just don't have time to wait for nail polish to dry. I tend to prefer darker colors.

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    1. I'm not patient either. Bourjois did some fab fast drying and also know leighton denny do a fab fast drying spray x

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  19. Breakfast at Tiffanys is my fav out of these. I adore doing my nails, always makes me feel good for some reason lol. I need to expand my collection at the minute as I have switched from Gel to normal polish so this has given me loads of ideas on brand and shades x

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  20. I love painting my nails too - I find it so relaxing to pamper myself x

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    1. Definitely agree - it's a fab feeling :) x

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  21. My favourites here are Victoria Rise and Breakfast at Tiffany's. You really got some lovely shades for Christmas x

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    1. Yeah definitely some great shades :) Lucky me! x

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  22. i love all the shades!! i would like to try this brand sometime! great review!

    -OUR FAMILY WORLD

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    1. They are incredible - definitely recommend trying to buy from places like QVC as much cheaper x

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  23. I think I will always only ever be a dark nail shade girl x

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    1. I think it can sometimes be a signature. I always used to be about bright colours but can change to suit style x

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  24. I love red nails. Think its because I'm such a big fan of red lipstick.

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    1. Yeah go well together - think red looks so classy with simple black or nude shades and helps brighten it up. Used to mostly wear red in past :)

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  25. I love these colours, especially breakfast at Tiffany's! Lovely

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    1. They are fab and something for every occasion :)

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  26. Painting my nails is my way of relaxing and Me time. I love all the polishes you've used here, OPI is one of my favourite brands (although I find all their paler colours are patchy and need a lot of layers!)

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    1. It definitely is :) yeah OPI pearl shade was a real pain it took 3 very thick layers to get that shade x

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  27. I never have time to paint my nails - I do love neutral colours though. Kaz :)

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  28. they are lovely shades! I'm a huge fan of Models Own nail varnish lately

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    1. Not tried for long time. Will have to give Models Own a go again :)

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  29. Wow! You have amazing collection of nail varnishes - very jealous!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

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    1. Haha thank you - not got many nail polishes so make for great collection :)

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  30. I love having freshly painted nails, I hate it when my nails are chipped - am I the only one who finds it such a chore though?!

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    1. It can be time consuming but great feeling when done :)

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  31. Love the shades. The multivitamin looks like a nude, it's not bad either.

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  32. I am a pastel kinda gal so I love the mint green shade and its perfect for the welcome of spring x

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    1. Pastels are my favourite at the moment too :)

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  33. Lovely shades I love pastels I really need to stop biting my nails.

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  34. I've just started playing with nudes. They add a subtle sophistication to outfits

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  35. I first gotta grow some nails before I can start using such pretty polish

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  36. I dont go for darker shades either but Hampstead High Street shade looks appealing, I would like to try it as well as the special effect.

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    1. Yeah love the special effect too :)

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  37. I use shellac as I find they last around 2 weeks which is good for me as I always chipping normal polishes x

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    1. Never tried shellac and will need to try them x

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  38. oh wow looks soo pretty i love these shades

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  39. I am really liking the Victoria rose shade and the pearl is very pretty too

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  40. Very pretty shades. I only paint my toe nails but I am ready for a pedicure!

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    1. Used to be like that as some jobs you can't paint nails for hygiene reasons x

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  41. i really love the multivitamin shade, i'd say it was a mauve.

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  42. I love this brand. They have some lovely nude shades, which are always my favourite.

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  43. Hampstead High Street is one of my whole-time favourite shades! Isn't it just gorgeous?

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  44. I love OPI polishes, I've recently tried some Essie ones which I love too!

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  45. So many colours!! I love the huge selection!

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    1. I have never got a set with so many nice shades :)

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  46. Before I had my little girl I used to have beautiful nails. Now I just can't seem to quit biting them. I really want my lovely nails back so I can use the thousands of polishes I own 😂

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    1. It can be hard but Nails inc do great nail treatments and conditioning :)

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  47. love that bold red, such a classic shade for nail polish

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    1. it definiely is - so sophisticated :)

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  48. I love that OPI red - I've heard how long lasting they are. I truly wish I had lovely fingernails but I've bitten them for far too long to recover them.

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    1. My nails are short and can still look so classy :)

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  49. I love Hampstead High Street and Victoria Rise! For me its also a therapy, coloring my nails makes me happy. It makes me feel artistic too. - Anosa

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    1. It definitely is therapy for me and never thought of it as artistic but guess it is :)

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  50. Love these shades, especially Breakfast at Tiffany's. Looks great on you :)

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  51. I tend to go for pastel or nude shades as they're a bit more forgiving when they start to show a bit of wear and tear. The Victoria Rise shade is lovely.

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    1. I didn't think of that! It is a beautiful shade :)

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  52. I love a nude colour, or a black. They're guaranteed to go with everything!

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  53. I LOVe that pastel blue shade!! Pastels always make me feel so cute this time of year!

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    1. It is a fab colour and nice almost grey blue x

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  54. I love love love that blue shade - I'm a huge Nails Inc fan! H x

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    1. Nails inc is one of my favourites for nails. Apparently do lips now too! x

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  55. Lately I haven't had the time to paint my nails, but love the red! :)

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    1. It can be hard, sometimes I'm regularly doing them. Others I let it chip until all off naturally lol x

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  56. Ooh that Breakfast At Tiffanys red is such a beautiful colour and a total classic. It would go with any outfit! xxx

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    1. I used to live in red nail polish colours :) x

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  57. Ohh what gorgeous shades, I love painting my nails it is so therapeutic! L x

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    1. It is a great calming experience :) x

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  58. beautiful shades.Loved the sparkling metallic shade.

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    1. I love effects like this and something for everyone and every occasion :)

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  59. I really do like the pastel shade. Nail polish is a must in my household but my daughter is always pinching it!

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  60. ooo I'm really loving queens mews. its such a lovely grey shade

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  61. Oh this is such a great collection of nail polishes. Nice colours!

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  62. Some lovely shades here, I love OPI polishes! xo

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  63. I am surprised the wife hasn't got any of these, though I think she prefers other people to do them for her.

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  64. Ooo these look lush thanks hun :) x

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  65. I'm loving Hampstead High Street, it's such a beautiful shade. It's such a shame I never really find the time to do my nails now xx

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