Nail Polish Collection #1: The Green & The Blue

Friday, April 24, 2015

Well hello there, 
how are you all doing? I feel like I haven't blogged in ages, although it was only 10 days. But I'm back now, and I'll be showing you the first part of my nail polish collection; the blues and the greens. 

Looking back, I loved & collected nail polishes way before I took a step into the glorious make-up world. If you were to judge by my current make-up stash, you wouldn't believe that, but hey, at least I'm not buying drugs, right? :)
I definitely don't talk enough about nail polishes on here, and I decided to show you my current collection as I want to say goodbye to a few of them in the near future.

Essence TE Happy Holidays in 03 Light up the three! (number 2&3 on the nail wheel) has a very thin and flimsy brush which makes the application quite difficult. You need 2-3 thin coats, but I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of the green colour nor the combination with the silver glitter, but I do love the glitter part which was the main reason why I bought it.
I really don't know why I bought the Bourjois 150 years of colour in 1879 Java (no. 4) cause I really don't like the colour of it, it's too grassy green for my liking and I only wore it once or twice. It has a tiny, tiny brush and, again, needs 2-3 coats.
NYX Girls nail polish in Algae (no. 5) doesn't have the best formula or brush, but I really like the shade of it. The brush is again, very thin and the formula is very watery. It definitely needs solid 3 coats.
Another polish that I don't really like; Essence TE Floral Grunge in 03 Grunge me tender! (no. 6). It's a suede finish, which is the first thing that I don't like about it, the application is streaky, it needs 3-4 coats and it has a lot of tiny shimmers that I think look odd with this particular shade.
Essence Colour & Go quick drying nail polish in 79 Viva la green (no. 7) is an oldie but a goodie. I love the formula, it needs 2 thin coats and the colour of it is absolutely gorgeous.
Bourjois 1 seconde gel texture in 22 Turquoise block (no. 8) is my favourite from these ones. The formula of these Bourjois nail polishes is outstanding; they last for a very long time on my nails, they need only 1 coat, they dry fast, have an amazing flat & big brush and have a lovely glossy finish. This is one of my go-to shades for the Summer. You can see how it looks paired with the blue one here.

And here are the swatches, from left to right:
03 Light up the three! (no. 2 & 3)1879 Java (4), Algae (5), 03 Grunge me tender! (6), 79 Viva la green (7) and 22 Turquoise block (8).

Essie Turquoise & Caicos (no. 9) has a very watery consistency compared to my other Essie nail polishes, and it need 3-4 coats. I don't know if I bought an old one or what, but I still love the shade of it.
Sally Hansen Complete salon manicure in 672 Jaded (no. 10) was featured in my Shopping my stash post and I still haven't wore it yet. I think I'll paint my nails with it tomorrow. It also has a more watery consistency, it needed 3 coats , but the brush is fantastic.
Essence TE Blossoms etc... in 02 I like (no. 11) also has tiny shimmers in it, but with this shade I don't mind them. It needs 2 coats to be fully opaque.
Maybelline Tenue & Strong Pro (aka Forever Strong Pro) in 615 Mint for life (no. 12) is my favourite and most worn shade from the bunch. I absolutely love everything about it; the colour, formula, longevity, brush, packaging... It needs 1-2 coats. You can see it in action here.
L'oreal Color Riche in 602 Perle de jade (no. 13) is another great one, that's quite similar to the Maybelline one bit a bit darker. It needs 2 coats.
The New Black in 3108 (no. 14) is another nail varnish that I haven't worn yet & was featured in Shopping my stash. I'm just put off by its tiny brush and the fact that it will probably need at least 3 coats.
Essence The gel nail polish in 40 Play with my mint (no. 15) is the newest addition to my collection and I have a feeling I'll really like it. 
Bourjois 10 days no chips in 23 (no. 16 / no. 1 at swatches in the end) is a shade I like to wear in Autumn/Winter. It has a wide, angled brush and a lovely formula. It needs 2 coats.

Swatches from left to right:
Turquoise & Caicos (no. 9), 672 Jaded (10), 02 I like (11), 615 Mint for life  (12), 602 Perle de jade (13), 3108 (14),  40 Play with my mint (15) and 23 (16).
For some reason the majority of these looks extremely similar in the photo, but there's quite a difference between them in real life.

Manhattan Quick dry 60 seconds in 710T (no. 1) is a very old & abused nail polish that is still going strong. It's a really dark navy blue that almost looks black on my nails. It has a thin brush and needs 3 coats.
Lady Venezia makeup factory in 079 (no. 2) was also featured in Shopping my stash. I did use it already and I loved how it looked on my nails; like a glittery night sky. It lasted 3 days on my nails, which is quite good considering how cheap it was. 2-3 coats were needed for this one.
Bourjois 150 years of colour in 1928 Soir de Paris (no. 3) is a shade I absolutely adore. It has a lot of shimmers and it looks stunning, especially when the sun hits it. It needs 2 coats.
Beauty UK in 46 (no. 4) was a part of their Midnight Minx Set ( you can see it here) and I think it's the only shade from that set that I still own and I don't even remember when I last wore it. It's again quite watery and needs 3-4 coats to be fully opaque. Will probably part ways with it soon.
Max Factor Max Effect mini nail polish in 43 Odyssey Blue (no. 5) is extremely sparkly and looks good layered over other polishes or on its own. It does need 3-4 coats if you want it to be fully opaque, but it's worth the work.
ARTDECO Ceramic nail lacquer in 139 (no. 6) is definitely one of my favourites. I adore the shade of it, it's long-lasting and needs 2-3 coats.
Bourjois 1 seconde gel texture in 23 In the navy (no. 7) is absolutely stunning and everything about it gets a big thumbs up.

Swatches from left to right:
710T (no. 1), 079 (2),  1928 Soir de Paris (3), 46 ( 4), 43 Odyssey Blue (5), 139 (6) and 23 In the navy (7).

L'oreal Color Riche in 610 Rebel blue (no. 8) is an all around great polish; great formula, great brush, long-lasting, needs 1-2 coats and has beautiful shimmers.
Essence TE Ice Ice Baby in 04 Icebreaker (no. 9) was a huge disappointment. It was also featured in the Shopping my stash post and when I finally decided to try it, I just couldn't get it to be fully opaque and it also looked extremely weird against my skin tone. Will definitely let this one go.
 ''No Name'' polish in 63/4 (no. 10) is a random nail polish that my sister got one time. It's quite watery, has a thin brush and needs 3-4 coats, but there's something about the colour that has got me hooked.
KIKO nail lacquer in 386 Light pastel blue (no. 11) is absolutely gorgeous. It's again one of those polishes that ticks every box for me, and it needs 2 coats. Here's a NOTD.
Essie LE Spring 2014 Truth or flare (no. 12) is a shade I'm kinda obsessed with. I absolutely love how it looks on the nails and it needs 2 thin coats to be fully opaque.
Max Factor Max Effect mini nail polish in 14 Dazzling blue (no. 13) is a very interesting shade that reminds me of a mermaids tail. It works better over other polishes as it doesn't really get fully opaque. 
Bourjois So laque glossy 10 days in 09 Ciel mon vernis (no. 14) has a thinner brush than the other Bourjois polishes, it a bit more watery and needs 3 coats, but the shade it stunning and perfect for Spring/Summer. You can see how it looks on my nails here.

Swatches from left to right:
610 Rebel blue (no. 8), 04 Icebreaker (9), 63/4 (10), 386 Light pastel blue (11),  Truth or flare (12), 14 Dazzling blue (13), 09 Ciel mon vernis (14)

And here you can see all the swatches together. You might notice that the Bourjois 10 days no chips in 23 (on the left nail wheel) is here swatched under the no. 1, since this photo was taken before I broke it off.

I hope you enjoyed this first peek into my nail polish collection, the other ones will be posted during the next couple of weeks.

Do you own any of these polishes? 

Sanja ♥

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18 komentarji

  1. Uau kakšna zbirka modrih lakov :) Nekaj od teh imam, ampak je veliko takih ki pa bi jih še rada imela :D

    1. Morem priznat, da sem bila tudi sama presenečena, da jih je toliko :)

  2. Res luštna kolekcija, moji najljubši barvi. <3 Jaz se k temu, da bi pokazala kolekcijo lakov, sploh ne upam spraviti, ker bi mi verjetno fotkanje in urejanje vzelo vsaj teden ali dva. Imave pa kar precej istih lakov. :)

    1. Res zahteva veliko časa, jaz sem najprej hotela še na malo drugačen način vse naredit, pa sem ugotovila da bi bilo preveč fotografij za objavo :D Verjamem pa, da imaš še ti večjo kolekcijo in jaz bi jo z veseljem pogledala :D

  3. Kakšna zavidanja vredna kolekcija mentolno zeleni lakov <3

  4. Vau čudoviti so. Vse bi imela čeprav si ne lakiram več nohtov redno. sem ponosna da sem znižala število lakov za polovico pa še te bi najraje oddala. Mogoče pa se še kdaj navdušim nazaj :D

    1. U, si bila pa pridna. Jaz sem lani tudi eno manjšo škatlo jih podarila naprej, pa še enih par se jih morem znebit, čeprav še vedno ne bo polovico manj :D

  5. Can't describe how excited I am about this post! I loved reading about your nail polishes :D You have such a nice collection here

    1. Yay, it makes me happy to know that you've enjoyed it :D xx

  6. wau!

  7. Woow what a collection! All the mint/green nail polishes look so cute together! loveee hehe
    :) xx


    1. I love how they all look together as well :D

  8. Jaz nimam niti enega modrega ali zelenega laka.. Mogoče samo enega pastelnega svetlo modrega, ampak to je vse.. Lepa zbirka... Si nisem mislila, da te dve barvi tako lepo pašeta...

    1. Vsaj enega mint še rabiš, je res krasen odtenek, še posebej med poletjem :)


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