My leopard print nails.
Yeah, I have a bit of an obsession with nail polish. I used to bite my nails as a child, so maybe I'm just making up for that but I can't get enough of it. I've got really into nail art lately as well, becoming an avid follower of WAH nails and this tumblr. It was the lovely Selina of Flying Saucer that got me into nail art, thanks Selina!
My favorite nail polish is by Models Own, they have such a wide range of colours and the staying power on them tends to be pretty good. I am building quite the collection.
I was really excited about the WAH nails/models own collaboration. Usually for any nail art I did before I used liquid eyeliner but these pens are much more durable. The only problem for me is that once you remove the pin to start painting the polish doesn't stop coming out of the tube and you keep having to rub it off which seems like an awful waste to me. Also the pin is really hard to replace, maybe it's just my shaky hands but it takes me forever. I don't know if I'd bother buying the black one again since I am happy to use my eyeliner which stays on fine wit a clear coat over it, but when they release new colours I will definitely give them a try! That's where my eyeliner trick doesn't work so well.
I actually really love the rest of the models own make up, the lip stick and lipgloss in particular. I ordered their plum lipstick recently though and it looks nothing like it does on the website so I may email them about it! Other than that I have had no problems with their make up at all, their false eyelashes are great as well. I hope they do a Christmas sale, because I definitely have a new addiction.
Another brand I love is Barry M. I used to buy their nail polishes more but they're always out of stock of the ones I want in the Belfast Boots stores now (I still haven't managed to get hold of the nail effects polish after 3 trips to 2 different stores!). Their polishes are a little cheaper than Models Own, but generally need more coats to build up colour (especially in the pastel shades). I still think that Barry M however is a wonderful brand and it's completely affordable and offers a great range of colours and products.
My latest obsession is matt nail polish. I have been using this Topshop one whic I really like but it tends to peel off easily, so I might try another brand. I am a big fan of Topshop make up though, I totally love it. Especially the eye and lip products. The nail polish is £5 which is the same as Models Own but in Boots and online they are always 3 for 2 so more affordable, and maybe I am cheap but £5 is more than I like to pay for nail polish unless it's a really unique colour.
And just to add, this is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share some of my favorite things with you all. If you have any recommendations for other good polishes or fun nail art blogs please let me know!