Nail Polish Haul | Models Own, Topshop, Essie & Barry M

Hi Ladies! I hope you are all well and had an amazing weekend. I had a lovely chilled one which consisted of blogging, watching Prison break, eating Mexican food and having a mooch around the shops at the metro centre - Ahhh. Now over the past few weeks I seem to have developed a bit of a nail polish addiction. Each time I go into a shop selling beauty products I am drawn in by the lovely nail polish stands or every time I have a browse on the Boots website I am inclined to click on the 'nails' section.

To be honest, I have rubbish nails. I always have and I probably always will. For some reason or another they just don't seem to grow and even when they do I can't help myself from picking at them. With this being said, I'm going to have to revert back to my acrylics. I know they are bad for your nails and all that but I am so sick of looking down at my hands to see rubbish little stumps for nails. I also miss being able to wear pretty polishes and play around with new colour combinations and nail art. So, from now on I am going to make an effort to make more effort with my nails (phew - what a mouthful!). As soon as I get paid at the end of the month I've decided I'm going to treat myself to a set of acrylics and try and keep on top of them maybe giving my natural nails a bit of a break from them every couple of months.

As you can see from the photos above, I've collected quite a few polishes over the past few weeks so I decided to buy a nail wheel so I can share them with you all. I got four on ebay for only £1.99 and had so much fun painting it. If you don't already own one, I highly recommend buying one as it's very therapeutic!

So here is a little bit more about each of my new polishes ...


Models Own

Models Own is a brand I have only become interested in more recently but I am SO pleased I now have some of their nail polishes in my life. Not only is the colour range humongous but the polishes themselves are exceptionally high quality and very reasonably priced. So, as I was having a mooch on the Boots website the other day I noticed that Models Own had a '2 for £8' offer on and me being me couldn't resist a bargain. I decided to order 'Purple Grey' which as the name states is a purple grey and 'Pink Fizz' a gorgeous rose gold glitter. I'd been wanting to try 'Pink Fizz' for quite a long time after seeing it featured on various other blogs and I'm so glad I've finally got my hands on it as its definitely the most lovely glitter polish I've ever used. Unlike most glitter polishes that are watery and thin this one only needs two coats to be a completely opaque glitter with no need for a base coat. Purple Grey was more of a spontaneous purchase but I'm glad I chose it as its a lovely multi-toned polish and unlike anything else in my collection. If the 2 for £8 deal wasn't enough, Models Own were also offering a free nail art kit with any order. It came with a cute mini gold polish and a black nail art pen. As you can see in the photos above I have used the two together and created a black tip with the nail art pen which I think has created a lovely effect. The offer is still available on the Boots website here if you're interested. I can't wait to start using the nail art pen when I get my nails done so I can experiment with some new nail looks!

Essie

I actually won these two Essie polishes in Tereza from Cityscape Bliss lovely giveaway. They are the first Essie polishes I have ever tried (I know - shock horror!) and on first impressions they are lovely. I received the shades 'A Crewed Interest' which is a lovely muted pale peach and 'Chubby Cheeks' a dark coral (I realise it looks bright red on these photos but it isn't!). I think both of these shades will look amazing in the Spring/Summer months and I especially think 'A Crewed Interest' will look perfect with Models Own 'Pink Fizz' on the ring finger. Thanks again Tereza, I adore them!

Topshop 

Topshop has to be one of my favourite brands for nail polishes and as time goes by my collection is growing bigger and bigger. Everytime I go into the store or onto their website I am drawn in by their nail polish and last time I was in town having a mooch around, 'Awol' caught my eye. Awol is the latest addition to my Topshop collection and it is a very vivd, bright electric blue. I don't own any other colours like this but I absolutely love it and think it will look perfect in the summer months. As with all Topshop nail polishes it applies like a dream, only needs one coat to be completely opaque and is super shiny. The cute polka dot packaging is a bonus too!

Barry M

I bought this Barry M polish just before Christmas and was planning on doing a 'Christmas NOTD' featuring it as soon as I had my acrylics done. However, time ran away with me and I just didn't have time to go to the nail salon. Now although it is a gorgeous shade for Christmas with its flecks or gold, copper and red, I think I will get a lot of wear out of it all year round. It immediately stood out to me while I was browsing the makeup stands in Superdrug and I'm so glad I picked it up as its a truly stunning shade. It reflects in the light, has a high metallic finish and goes with most outfits. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this one.

So there we have it, the new additions to my nail polish collection! I also got my first China Glaze nail polish for Christmas but I couldn't find it before I took the photos for this post so that will have to wait until another time.

Now I just need to decide which one I'm going to wear first!
Decisions, decisions ....

Do you like wearing nail polish? Whats your favourite shade?

Lots of Love,


P.S - I posted about my giveaway on Sunday for the chance to win a deluxe set of Clip Hair extensions in the colour of your choice. They are worth £69.99 so its not one to be missed! Click here to find out more.

53 comments

  1. I love the looks of the Essis one's and the Models own pink fizz, so pretty!

    xx

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  2. My nails are exactly the same! They've never been long and never will! I'm going back to acrylics this month after a crappy experience with gel nails :-(

    Love all these colours though :-)

    Lindsayfrances.blogspot.com

    xxxxxxx

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  3. I always have to have my nails painted, feels weird when they're not! Nails Inc is my favourite brand although I love Models Own too, can't believe I still don't own Pink Fizz! xxx

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  4. I love all of these colours and I always have something on my nails even if its just clear! I usually go for nude colours but sometimes branch out into peaches or greys :)

    HannahMay xo

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  5. This is such a lovely selection of colours! It's so easy to get addicted to Nail polish... I absolutely love the Models Own Pink Fizz and Essie A Crewed Interest! x

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  6. I'm a total nail varnish fiend too! Nails Inc has to be my favourite brand, I find they last a lot longer on my nails, but I do love Models Own and Topshop quite a lot also! I can't seem to get away with Essie though, they always chip for me!

    The colours you've featured are lovely, especially that Topshop one - such an amazing colour!

    xxxx

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  7. I love the MO's pink fizz and the pink essie! :) xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love the Purple Grey and the Copper Barry M, I really need to get some new nail polishes and this has helped :) !xxx

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  9. Love the look of A Crewed Interest! x

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  10. Hi there! So, I've just stumbled upon your blog and I am so glad that I did! It's so lovely! I've been meaning to buy one of those nail wheels, so a) thank you for reminding me haha, and b) oh my god, I am in love with that Models Own Pink Fizz nail polish! It's amazing!

    I hope this isn't too much to ask by the way, but I'm a new blog here and would really appreciate it if you followed me back? If so, thank you so much a haha

    I can't wait to buy these nail polishes!

    http://nikiaquino.blogspot.com.au

    x

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  11. aw i love the barry m copper :) I've never done a nail wheel but it looks great for trying colours out :) x

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  12. A Crewed Interest is gorgeous! Love the look of Pink Fizz too xx

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  13. I love the Essie nail varnishes expecially the pastel colours when it gets into summer they are fab :) I will have to try out the topshop nail varnishes they look gorgeous colours :)

    Love Emily xx

    http://love-x-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. This is a fab collection of nail polishes, I have also gone through stages were I just buy so many nail polishes ! xx
    www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Gorgeous colours. Love pink fizz and a crewed finish.

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  16. OMG Pink Fizz! I need! It looks beautiful!! xxx

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  17. I loveeee Prison Break! Been watching it for a while now and nearly at the end of the 4th series - its amazing :) One of those series's you can watch over and over and never get bored because by the time you get to the end you forget the first series! haha

    Loveeee Topshop's AWOL - this has been on my wishlist for AGESS now - definitely need to pick it up :)
    I ordered some of these nail wheels a week or so ago off amazon - cant wait for them to arrive :) theyre so handy! Great post my lovey xx

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  18. Love topshop polishes, and pink fizz looks gorgeous! xo

    chloesway.com

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  19. that models own deal is really good might have to take a look :)x

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  20. Stunning buys, i already have the Models Own purple grey and nail art pen and love them. But i really want all the others you picked up haha x

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  21. Adore. I love nail polishes but I have really severe dermatitis on my hands which affects my nail growth, so they end up being all ridgy and uneven :( my fave has to be the Model's Own Purple Grey. I love Essie greys and nudes, nice classic shades that go with any outfit and just add a little pizzazz to your hands :)

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  22. Barry M's Copper is such a pretty shade :) I wore it on Christmas day! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I have the models own pink fizz and I love it. xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Awol from Topshop is one of my faves! I always get compliment's on it and it looks fab with a tan (fake for me though of course haha) I got the Models Own free nail art kit too, i haven't tried it yet but you've inspired me! :)
    Chloe xx
    http://twinklespoon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I would wear all of those, such nice colours! great post, as per :)
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  26. I love Awol!! Celestial is another lovely blue shade from Topshop, both look so good with a tan and lots of gold jewellery. Pink Fizz is gorgeous too :)

    http://absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  27. I need pink fizz now I've seen this! You're right a crewed interest would look really nice teamed with pink fizz. I actually need all of these nail polishes I have serious issues and since I got my mini mani month I have so many nail polishes I'm running out of room!
    Jayde
    Xxx
    Jemapparel.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Pink Fizz looks unreal, I also love the look of Awol - perfect for summer! Thanks for the heads up on the offer, I'm always buying nail polish :) xx

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  29. Barry M's Copper is so unique! Very pretty xx

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  30. I'm currently preparing a post on common beauty myths... one of which is that acrylics ruin your nails. This ISN'T true if they are done properly hun. The PREPARATION method and the products used are what can cause the damage.

    Look for somewhere that ideally does scuplted acrylic/gels (no tips being stuck on using adhesive), no drills on the natural nail and ABSOLUTELY NO MMA PRODUCTS (alot of salons have started stating they are MMA free).

    You have some lovely colours in your collection! I'm always drawn towards coral shades so 'Chubby Cheeks' is the one for me! Love your blog so much and have just started mine. Yours is a real inspiration...

    www.basicallybeautyfull.blogspot.com

    Melanie xxx

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  31. Great collection, pink fizz looks beautiful, just like a Nails Inc one, but half the price!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  32. fab picks! the two essie shades look GORGE for spring/summer xxx

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  33. I actually have a new lemming now, Essie A Crewed Interest is so beautiful! Can't believe I overlooked this shade. / Claire

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  34. Essie Chubby Cheeks is on pretty! I bet it looks so amazing with your skintone!

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  35. I love the Barry M copper colour!!

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  36. In the market for some of those nail wheels thingies! Great post! Wish we got Barry M in the states!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  37. Essie's Chubby Cheeks is an amazing shade for summer - so bright and cheerful! I think you'll really love both of them, Essie is a great brand.

    - Anne
    xox

    My Beauty Blog

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  38. really want to try the Pink Fizz polish. If you haven't got it already Kayleigh you NEED Topshop Celestial! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  39. I got my first Topshop polish for Christmas in Helter Skelter & it's amazing! It dries fast, it's opaque after 1 coat and it doesn't chip easily. You said you have quite the collection, would you say most of their polishes are like this or did I get lucky with the one polish that does?

    <3 Julie
    www.ohsokansas.blogspot.com

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  40. all the colors are so pretty, love itt

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  41. Love TopShop Awol! Gorgeous colours, they are amazing, can't wait to get the top shop one though

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  42. Love Pink Fizz & A Crewed Interest. I don't have any Models Own polishes but I've heard some great things about them, may need to get myself a few :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I love with Essie A Crewed Interest and Barry M Copper. Also how amazing are your photos!!

    Fee x

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  44. Hi! great blog, Im a new follower- look foreword to reading more posts

    Im a self-taught makeup artist & upcoming YouTuber with a beauty blog. I feature product reviews, picture tutorials, looks I have created and how-tos etc,
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  45. Love the look of Essie's "A Crewed Interested"! Such a nice and versatile pink shade. Beautiful photos, and the nail wheel is such a good idea!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  47. I am obsessed with my nails so much that I have invested £120 on shellac nail kit :) I heard they are amazing! Thanks for doing such a great and informative blog post! Xx

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  48. I have Purple grey by models own.
    I find I turn to it alot when I dont know what colour to wear.
    It's such a versatile shade, I'm so glad I have it in my collection.


    Great Post.

    Following.x

    glitterview.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. Love all the shades ! My all time favorite Polish brand has to be Essie , i absolutely love their nail polish ! oh and Models Own pink fizz is such a gorgeous color !

    x Liyana

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  50. I've been looking for a nail wheel like this for ages, definitely going to search ebay now! Youve shown some lovely polishes here, I love that TopShop Awol one!! xxx

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