Monday, 24 September 2012

Swatch What You're Doing

What a bloody miserable Monday this is turning out to be!

Not sure where all my readers are based but in London it hasn’t stopped raining since I woke up this morning – as if Monday’s weren’t bad enough!

This weekend I was at the Beauty Show as described in my previous post.  I had a really good time, the stands were brilliant and I spent a hefty amount of time at my beloved OPI!  I will do a full post on the Beauty show tonight as I need to snap the bits I bought there etc... This will probably be up tomorrow so sit tight until then!  Just to let you know they had the Skyfall collection available to BUY, so I nabbed myself a few - you'll see in the swatches below!

I have been meaning to do this post for a while now, so when I grabbed some new nail wheels at Olympia Beauty it was the perfect opportunity to add my most recent polishes to them and then post swatches of all the colours i’ve got.  I often get asked how many polishes I actually own, if there is a colour I don’t have/like etc.  The answer to that question is probably no!  I have a rack in my room that is my pride and joy (saddo) and I also have boxes full of polishes that are either duplicates or won’t fit on the rack.  Today I have swatched the rack polishes as these are my favourites – they are also sectioned into brands and are all the polishes I have from this brand.  The spares in my boxes are other brands that I am not as keen on or don’t have room for etc.

As you can see from the rack, my favourite polish brands are Nails Inc, Models Own, W7, OPI and Essie.  I also have a few randoms on the top shelf, one off polishes that are my favourites (such as Jo’mina by Illamasqua, Barry M, Seche Vite and a couple of 17 Magnetic polishes).  I haven’t swatched the top rack, just the ones I have a decent amount of, but here’s a list of the top shelf colours - I haven’t written these down so this will all be done from memory... oops!

Random gold glitter from wholesalers // GOSH Silver Star // Illamasqua Jo’mina // Topshop Green Room // 17 Magnetized Gun Metal // 17 Magnetized Lilac // 17 Magnetized Teal // Seche Vite // Sephora for OPI Multi Glitter // Sephora for OPI Traffic Stopper Copper // Barry M Pink // Barry M Coral // Barry M Yellow // Barry M Orange // Barry M Raspberry // Barry M Chameleon in Purple // Barry M Grey // Barry M Pink Shatter // Barry M Black

I tried my hardest to show the true colours of each polish on the below nail wheels, but I had to take these pictures last night in my room in the dark when it was raining, so the lighting wasn’t the best – one of the problems of trying to snap nails in the winter when I spend most of the day light hours at work :(


Models Own:

Nails Inc:



I love looking at my nail wheels, I could literally sit on my bed and paint them all day.  I would probably need about 10,000 for me to be able to paint all my favourite combinations.  I think my favourite mix at the moment is OPI Lady in Black with Models Own Mirrorball Dancing Queen, the swatch of it is just UNREAL!  I've attached a picture of that below just because I love it!

What do you think?


  1. WOW extremely jealous of that nail polish rack! you have a great collection! I love seeing collection posts!

    New follower :)xx

    1. Ah thanks Jennifer, thanks for checking out my blog & following :)

      Yeah that shows the extent of my obsession with nail polish i'm afraid :/ xx

  2. I love your nails, soooo doing that tonight with my Ibiza Mix (gotta wait till payday to order to Mirrorball set).

    I need one of those nail centre racks - where did you get it?!

    Jess xx

    1. Thanks Jess I love it too - because I put Seche Vite over the top it lasted a full 9 days before I took it off too <3

      I got the nail centre rack from a Vietnamese wholesaler my friend Jo goes to, I can't go there on my own - I paid £20, I have found them online but for £40+ not including delivery which is annoying :( I'll keep my eye out and if I see any online i'll let you know :) xxx

  3. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes on my blog. I am so envious that you have a nail polish rack, it is well sexy. I just have a sort of chest full of polishes, although now I think about it, that makes me sound like a pirate. Some gorgeous polishes there, loving the James Bond ones - oooh oooh and I've just taken W7 Salt and Pepper off my nails - it is gorgeous but a nightmare to remove and now I think I hate it. ;-) x

    1. My pleasure! Thanks for checking out my blog :)

      Ohhhh arrrrrr you got a chest full o'polishes haha! Yeah glitter is always a bloody nightmare to get off, try 3 coats of Mirrorball - I've been sitting here since 6pm trying to remove it! ;)

  4. Followed you - lovely blog! :) x

  5. Wow I love the nail polish rack! I so need this, I have a ridiculous amount of polishes lol! Xxx

  6. This post is awesome :) Love all your nail polish!