Confessions Of A Nail Polish Addict Tag

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

This tag has been doing the rounds for a year or so now but I've never taken part in it, I'm not really sure why as I love reading blog posts featuring this tag. Also with over 1000 polishes in my collection I must surely count as an addict.

This tag comprises of 13 nail related questions and I hope you enjoy reading my answers as much as I enjoyed writing them.

1. What nail polish are you wearing on your nails (and toes) right now?
Jessica Nails It Girl, this polish is spring perfection and is my colour of choice for work this week. It Girl is from Jessica Nails new Spring 2016 collection 'Pop Couture'.

2. What is one nail product you can't live without?
Cuticle oil.
I never realised how much nicer my nails look (and others) and how healthier they are when they're properly moisturised. I always carry around cuticle oil in my bag, I have a bottle by my bed and on my desk at work and I've recently purchased a couple of new bottles to place by the sinks in my house, so that I can immediately pop some on after I wash my hands.

My fave cuticle oil is Artistic's Revive as it has a gorgeous citrus scent and applies beautifully with no stickiness. You can buy this from Nail Polish Direct for £5.95 for 15ml.

3. What is your favourite nail brand (mainstream and indie)?
Mainstream is Barry M, without question. I have over 300 different Barry M shades and get so excited when they release new nail paints. I literally stalk them ... it's that bad. I also think that as far as high street nail brands go, they're in a league of their own and are always bringing out new and exciting nail products.

I have to also mention Models Own, I love their large bottles, their bright and bold collections and the fact that they always come up with something really unique. They're a very close second to Barry M.

Indie - this is more difficult as I don't tend to buy many indies so don't really have a fave brand.

4. What shape nail do you wear (short or long)?
I wear my nails mid length with square ends. I have to admit to really disliking long nails that are squared, I look back on some of my older pictures and see how long they are and hate them. If I was to grow my nails long I'd wear them either stiletto or almond shaped now as I love these shapes the most.

5. What is your go-to colour?
Pink, this has to be my favourite colour for nail polish and I love baby through to screaming neon pink. I'm not fussy and love them all.

6. What is your favourite nail polish finish?
Matte or Textured or Glitter or Duochrome, no wait Multichrome, arghhh maybe Satin ... it's no good, I just can't pick.

7. What's on your nail polish wishlist?
Everything by OPI and China Glaze from the last year, I have nothing from either or these brands and they always feature on my wish list posts (see my latest wishlist post here).
If I had to narrow it down, it would be OPI's Colour Paints collection, I still don't know why I haven't got these, but I will never be truly happy until I do.

Image Credit - OPI

8. When do your normally paint your nails (morning, afternoon or evening)?
There's no defined time, I love painting my nails in the evening and afternoon but on my day's off I usually get them painted in the morning.

9. What's your top nail tip you swear by?
Wear a strengthening basecoat like OPI Nail Envy or one from Barry M's new manicure range like Iron Man. Make sure you follow the instructions and reapply it every few days. It's important that you treat your nails like your skin or hair if you expect them to stay long, strong and healthy.

10. What nail polish do you regret buying?
Nope, all nail polish is amazing.
Ok, I maybe regret buying Barry M's Sequin nail paints as they were so lumpy, bumpy and strange when dry and I've never worn them again. However I would still have splashed my cash on them, seeing as I collect Barry M nail paints, so it doesn't really matter either way.

11. Neons or pastels? Brights or darks?
Neons and Pastels, I couldn't pick between them as I love them both so much.
Brights over Darks anytime, anywhere. I really dislike darks and tend to wear them only in nail art. Even during the winter I tend to wear neutrals and grays over berries and deeper shades.

12. What is your holy grail white, black & nude polish?
Holy Grail White - 'White Light' by Models Own. This is perfect in 2 coats and dries beautifully shiny.

Holy Grail Black - 'Black Magic' by Models Own is a perfect 1 coater and dries so quickly.

Holy Grail Neutral - 'Do It Like A Nude' by Barry M from their original Sunset Daylight curing collection. It's gorgeous and suits my skin tone perfectly. It's a classic nude but doesn't look too old-lady like when on. The only down side is it needs 3 coats, but we can't have it all can we. View the Sunset Daylight Curing collection post featuring Do It Like A Nude here.

13. What is one brand you want to try but haven't yet?
I would love to try some Glam Polish and Picture Polish shades, they always look incredible and I love the range of colours and finishes that both these brands produce.

Please let me know your fave brands in the comments below and let me know which brands/colours you'd suggest I try.



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