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My 3 favorite nail polishes

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

When I did the UK makeup brands post, I was going to include Nails Inc. London, but as the brand is specialized on nail polish and hand/feet treatment only, I didn't think it'd fit to feature it.

In the picture is the nail polish in Long Acre, with exclusive London taxi charm (LE, £15). Nails Inc. bottle design is quite different from the rest of the market, chic and fun. The London themed charms seems to add up to that fun look even more. As you can see, the price is a bit in the expensive side. Also they do not ship outside the UK and Ireland, so the products are out of reach as well. For these reasons, I left this brand to the back of my head for a while, until today :-)

Hele at The Nail Buff (yep, it's her nail blog, apart from her beauty blog) is having a Nails Inc giveaway of a Sole Sensations pedicure pack. The center of the prize pack, to me, is the 2 bottles of Nails Inc. polish. I want!!!

So, I'll attempt an entry with this post.

First up is Revlon Fruitful Temptations in Not So Blue-berry. If you have seen my Revlon NOTD picture of this colour, you know why I liked it. It is different (from the rest of the collection), cool colour with 2 different tints, depending on what angle you look at it from. And the fun scent is always a bonus. Application is a dream, no problem whatsoever.

Next is Zoya in Pru, described on the website as a "metallic plum with magical gilded hightlights". This is one of the 4 Zoya bottles I own, thanks to a close-out sale at a salon. Even if I want more, I have no idea where else has it (no source or info about Zoya locations in this corner of the country). Pru has like the best plum colour ever, plus the bronze/gold fine shimmer makes it extra appealing. Check out Polish Mayhem swatch if you want to see it in action.

Lastly, China Glaze in Solar Power (from "ecollection"). I only own 2 yellow bottles that I hold close to my heart - this one, and the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lightening. I like yellow, you all know that, and it isn't easy to find the yellow polish that works (not too sheer, good application, no streaking, etc.). And I have no problem with Solar Power. Lightening would have made the list too, but it wouldn't be fair for the rest if I pick 2 yellows now, would it?

Let me know what your favorite 3 are, and enter the contest too, as it is fun. Last day is this Wednesday, don't miss it. Love you all!


  1. if we didn't have Trade Secrets in Toronto, I would have no idea where else to get them as well :S
    Anyway nice top 3~
    I can't pull off yellow, and I do believe its one colour I failed to have added to my collection...but might need to seeing as it would look nice layered with Konad.
    Still need to try and snag the scented polishes on sale! need to try harder! :P

  2. How much does Trade Secrets sell Zoya for? It'd be wonderful if Zoya is available at Sally's :-) But again, we just had our first Sally's not long ago. Small town issue!

  3. I'm so glad you entered so I could find your blg- I love it!! X

  4. Oooh, I absolutely LOVE the Revlon Fruitful Temptations in Not-so-Blue Berry. Good call!

  5. Hele, thanks so much for the giveaway. I've learned more about the brand this way :-)

    Lena, I know eh? I'm not normally into blue, but this shade is just so great to miss.

  6. You probably already know this by now, but just in case:

    Zoya polishes can be bought at nailpolishcanada dot com it's free shipping for orders over $25!