Friday, 16 December 2011

NOTD: Decisions, decisions..

Hi dolls! I was looking through some of my nail polishes the other day and trying to decide which colour to paint my nails with. I got the choice down to three different colours and then sat for AGES trying to make a decision about which one to actually use! Now, you may be thinking, why not use all three and create some nail art? Well, I personally LOVE seeing nail art on others, I think it's creative and skillful; but on myself I always prefer to wear one solid, block colour. In the end I swatched all three:

Clockwise from left: Leighton Denny "Sex Kitten" (which I received in my October Glossybox) RRP £11; E.L.F. "Mod Mauve" £1.50 from the e.l.f. website; Barry M Nail Paint "Berry Ice Cream" £2.99 from Superdrug

Swatches of all three - (Berry Ice Cream is a purple/lilac colour but did not photograph well unfortunately!)

I liked all three and STILL could not decide! In the end, I let the boy choose:

 I was actually quite surprised at his choice because he usually steers towards reds and pinks. He said he wanted to see something different on my nails so he picked this! This is three coats of nail polish plus a base and topcoat. I applied three and it still wasn't at the stage I would have preferred (it's very sheer/translucent) but I left it there and the colour was still quite pretty. It feels very fitting for the winter, the ice blue colour ties in well with the icy weather at the moment, don't you think?!

Which colour would you have picked to wear? 

Numera x


  1. The Barry M polish is gorgeous; it's such a pretty summery shade. I got the Leighton Denny one in my GlossyBox but I didn't really like it, it's a bit too cool for me.

  2. I would have picked mod mauve, but that's because I saw it today on you and totally suits you xxx

  3. Aww thanks hun, it's a great colour and great value for only £1.50 too! xx

  4. Muslimah - I found it so hard to photograph that colour I don't know why it just wouldn't show up properly! But you're right, it's a gorgeous summer shade xx