Sunday, 8 March 2015

Nail polishes for Spring

Nail polishes for Spring

Hello!
With days getting longer, warmer, sunnier and Spring just around the corner it was only natural for me to ditch the dark coloured nail polishes and bring back the lighter, brighter and more pastel ones. Today I want to share with you a few new additions to my nail polish collection which certainly doesn't need expanding but what can I say, I just can't resist all the pretty new shades :)
 
Let's start with a brand that I only recently started exploring and decided to pick up some nail polishes to check what the formula is like.

Spring nail polishes

Essence Color&Go nail polish:
111 English Rose - deep rose colour, I love this shade and it's the one I would happily use all year round.
146 That's What I Mint! - pastel mint-y blue, one for Spring for sure.
109 Off To Miami! - oh yes, please :) This is a bright coral shade, it will look beautiful with a bit of tan.
 
I've tried only two of these Essence nail polishes so far but I really like the formula, it applies evenly, the pigmentation is great and two coats are more than enough for opaque finish, the brush is wide so it makes the application easier. They lasted on my nails around three days without chipping which is as good as many of my more expensive nail polishes. They cost £1.60 each and you can find them in Wilko shops across the UK.

Spring nail polishes
 
Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color 7 Days:
21 Pink in the Park - pastel pink, just gorgeous for Spring in my opinion.
635 Surreal - I'm obsessed with this shade at the moment, it's a gorgeous blue with purple undertones.
 
This range of nail polishes is my favourite from the drugstore, the formula is amazing, they apply beautifully, the brush is wide and they last around 4 days on my nails chip free, which is really good in my case, I highly recommend them. You can find them in any drugstore or supermarket with Maybelline stand, they're £4.49 each.
 
Spring nail polishes
 
BarryM Speedy Quick Dry nail paint:
502 Lap of Honour - pastel lilac.
450 In a Heart Beat - coral-y pastel pink.
 
While I love the shades of these new nail polishes from BarryM I'm not the biggest fan of the formula. They claim to be quick drying and yes, they are but this means uneven, patchy application. To fix this I try to apply thicker coats so I can distribute the polish all over my nail but then they don't dry as quickly so all in all if you want a super quick drying and opaque in one coat nail varnish this is not the one. What I like about them is the new, wider brush which normally makes the application quicker and easier but with this formula it doesn't help that much. Having said that I'm still going to wear them because the colours are beautiful and they last pretty well on my nails as well. You can buy them in any Boots or Superdrug for £.99 each.
 
What about you? Are you changing from darker nail polishes to lighter during Spring time? Any of the shades I featured you fancy?
 
Dagmara
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  1. I love the Maybelline ones, they are such great quality :) As for the Barry M quick dry, I've yet to use mine but it's a shame it applied badly for you especially as the colour range is amazing! x


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  2. Great post! Very useful too... I wasn't sure which colour is suitable for spring and you answered my questions :D
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  3. That barry pink nail polish looks great.

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  4. I want all the Maybelline shades, they brought up lots of new ones for the new season :) x

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  5. I've found them tricky to apply but they do have beautiful shades :) x

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  6. Me too, it's a fantastic range of nail polishes! x

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  7. The pinky coral is my favourite :) I've found them tricky to apply but if you're doing it quick enough they will look fine but my problem is I don't do it very fast as I like to be as precise as possible when applying nail polish. But I will definitely make them work for me :) x

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  8. Those new Barry M Polishes are beyond pretty! Love pastel polishes :D I've just written up a post like this haha xx

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  9. I love the mint shade! I purchased what I thought was pastel pink polish yesterday, and I painted my nails last night, and it is a bright barbie pink! I'll be returning it for colors more like these :)

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  10. I love pastel shades this time of year. The Barry M shades in particular are gorgeous but I've heard loads of great things about the Maybelline nail polishes so need to try them out soon x

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  11. LOVE spring shades, especially on my nails! I am going to have a look at them Maybelline shades in store! I have some lovely pastel shades from Topshop and Maybelline that I pretty much wear all year round to be honest!

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  12. Such pretty colours! I really like that rose one from Essence - quite unusual. x
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  13. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I'm now following, I love your content and your pictures! All these polishes are just gorgeous, I really want to try the Barry M Speed Dry polishes they sound amazing! I've just painted my nails with Models Own's Lilac Sheen, so pretty!

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  14. I love the pastel shades - they are gorgeous for spring! Disappointed to hear Barry M polishes weren't as good as normal...I really loved the Gelly ones. Time I went pastel nail polish shopping I think :) x

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  15. I haven't tried the other brands yet, but definitely an Essence nail polish fan

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  16. They're really good nail polishes! And cheap!

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  17. You definitely need to do some pastel nail polish shopping :) x

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  18. Thank you Stephanie! Pastel nail polishes look so beautiful on nails and after dark Winter colours they're such a breath of fresh air :) x

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  19. This dark rose colour is so gorgeous, I'm loving it :)

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  20. I always love dark shades when the Autumn is approaching and then by the end of Winter I just adore wearing pastel nails, they're Spring-like :) x

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  21. You definitely need to try the Maybelline range, they're great, and they brought up lots of new shades for the new season :) x

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  22. There's nothing like mint nails in Spring :) I love pastel colours for this time of the year! x

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  23. Looking forward to seeing your Spring nail polish picks :) x

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  24. I generally find that doing 2 coats of the Barry M works as you can apply the second almost straight away :) I love the look of that pinky coral shade xx

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  25. Those Essence polishes sound like a total bargain! I'm a big fan of the Maybelline polishes! xx

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  26. Have heard that the new Barry M ones can be tricky and also that they don't last too long as they are quick drying but I still really want to pick some up. Love the maybelline ones a lot and need to pick up the other shades :)

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  27. Nice post! With the recent weather change I've been thinking about lighter nail polish, ha. Will have to go out and buy some of these :) xo




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  28. Thanks! I love pastel nail polishes at this time of the year :)

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  29. I've started wearing a lot more brights now that it's coming sunnier and warmer. I really want to try the BarryM and Maybeliine polishes. They look and sound amazing! I especially love In a Heart Beat :)x

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  30. Love the formula of the Maybelline polishes. So long lasting. I hope they bring out more shades now for S/S. I love all the colours you picked up, but my fave is the purply / lavender one from Barry M. I need to start shopping for brighter colours now. :) xx

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  31. I think Maybelline just brought out more shades for S/S because the last time I was shopping they had so many, like never before :) x

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  32. I know, such a pretty lilac :) x

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  33. I'm wearing In a Heartbeat at the moment and it's such a gorgeous colour :) x

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  34. I still need to try the Essence nail polishes I bought (my nails have been horrendous with the boxing/moving, so I am waiting for them to be in better shape to have a fresh mani) but I do love Maybelline Super Stay polishes. I need to pick up a few new shades for the Spring and Winter and these two look super pretty. Especially the pink one :) x

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  35. The Maybelline SuperStay nail polishes are fantastic, I'm wearing the pink one right now and it's so pretty :) x

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