Happy Jupiter Day and happy new month!
I hope you had an amazing and fun Halloween and that October treated you well.
Beauty related post today but this time, it’s not your traditional makeuplook but instead I present to you, my nail polish collection! I didn’t feel like wearing any makeup this week and as I was cleaning out and re-organizing my bookcase, I saw my makeup bag with all my polishes and realized that I haven’t opened it in months. My nails are bare naked at the moment and I haven’t worn any nail polish in what feels like forever. I used to always wear a different color on each hand like yellow on my left hand and orange on my right. I need to get back to it, I’m just waiting for one of my nails on my right hand to grow longer since it decided to betray and disrespect my life by going bye-bye while at work about two weeks ago. But, let’s not dwelve in the negatives and just enjoy some nail polish for a sec.
Quick story, I used to do my own nails for around 10-11 years (fake nails). I quit doing it in January 2020 and decided to go with my own nails instead. I don’t know if it’s just genetics but the the women in my family can grow pretty damn long nails and they don’t break easy at all (ignore my little accident I mentioned earlier pls). Although my right index- and longfinger nails grows slightly snaggly and it’s extremely annoying and has been for the past couple of months. Hopefully it’ll start growing in a more normal way soon because no thank you.
Now, on to my collection. I have 43 bottles and you’ll notice that most of them are from H&M. They’re pretty damn great for 49:-/$6/€5 each. The color-scheme goes as such:
Gold shimmer: 1
Silver shimmer: 1
Yes, blue is my favorite color.
H&M Nail polish in BORDEAUX
MAVALA Nail polish in NEW DELHI
H&M Nail polish in RED OVER HEELS
H&M Nail polish in IT’S GENIOUS M
H&M Nail polish in SWEETHEART
H&M Nail polish in THE HEAT IS ON
OPI Nail lacquer in I JUST CAN’T COPE-ACABANA
I <3 LAYLA (LAYLA COSMETICS) in NO. 4
I <3 LAYLA (LAYLA COSMETICS) in NO. 8
H&M Nail polish in ALL ABOUT ALOE
H&M Nail polish in FROG PRINCE
H&M Nail polish in ALBION
H&M Nail polish in INDIGO INK
DEPEND Nail polish (the name and number is scratched off from the bottle)
H&M Nail polish in SERENITY NOW
H&M Nail polish in SUPER BLUE
H&M Nail polish in LAPIS LAZULI
OPI Nail lacquer in RICH GIRLS AND PO-BOYS
H&M Nail polish in CLEAN SLATE
H&M Nail polish in SKY HIGH
DEPEND Nail polish in NO. 469
H&M Nail polish LAVENDER LULLABY
H&M Nail polish in LOLLIPOP LULLABY
I <3 LAYLA (LAYLA COSMETICS) in NO. 17
H&M Nail polish In LILAC WHIMSY
H&M Nail polish in HELIOTROPE
H&M Nail polish in RUM RAISIN D’ETRE
H&M Nail polish in POWER TO THE PURPLE
H&M Nail polish in CAR PAINT PURPLE
MAVALA Nail polish MEXICO
H&M Nail polish in MANHUNTER
H&M Nail polish in WHITEOUT
H&M Nail polish in IN TAUPE NOTCH
H&M Nail polish in CLOUD MY MIND
H&M Nail polish in CLOUDBURST
H&M Nail polish in GLITTER BLUE
H&M Nail polish in MANTA RAY
H&M Nail polish in CLEOPATRA GOLD
The original plan was to swatch all of the colors but I didn’t have all the time in the world to do so, so I decided to just swatch some of my favorite colors of the bunch. Maybe one day I’ll swatch all of them but for now, these wil do. I swatched 13 colors and it took me almost three hours. THREE HOURS! My nails and top of my fingers was red, dry and raw with removing the polishes with nail polish remover. The following pictures are the swatches of my personal favorites:
(the second pic is shows the true color of the nail polish. I don't know why the camera wouldn't pick it up)
(the second pic is shows the true color of the nail polish, the camera gave this color an orange undertone which is false)
This red color is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE RED COLOR out of all the damn nail polishes I kid you not! It’s THEE perfect red, in my opinion. I have this one and I have a new backup bottle. I’m thinking of buying one or two more bottles. Or three. You never know when and if H&M decides to discontinue this color and if they do, I want to have enough bottles to last me a lifetime. You might think that I’ kidding. I’m 100% serious.
As you can see, and as I just realized, my favorite colors and polishes are all from H&M. Disclaimer, this blog post is not sponsored in any way and I'm aware that my "nail polish application.. skill" isn't great but let's just enjoy these beautiful colors and shades. The wider H&M polishes I bought YEARS ago and are all unfortunately discontinued. Added disclaimer, I have no idea what happened to the quality of the pictures. They were way nicer when I took the pictures. Disappointing but it's okay. As long as you can see and enjoy the colors.
Mavala nail polishes costs 60:-/$7/€6
OPI nail polishes costs 165:-/$20/€17
I <3 LAYLA nail polishes costs 60:-/$7/€6
Which one of these shades did you love or like the most? Let me know!
Also, if you have any recommendations on other nail polish brands, please share them with me. I really want to buy and explore more. I'm keeping my eyes on the Holo Taco collections.
Have an amazing rest of your week and I'll be back on Sunday!