Nail Polish is one of my addictions; I have a large mirror in my room which doubles as a mini wardrobe to store the likes of jewellery and hair accessories but instead, inside sits rows upon rows of Nail polish. I need help.
Revlon are my go-to brand when it comes to polishes, as they are the only ones that do not chip within the first day in my experience. I can easily go 3 days tops before seeing any sign of wear. But I'm not here to rave about a one-branded nail collection that I own, instead I'm going to show you my favourite trio of nail products for that perfect summer finish.
Firstly we'll start with my go-to nail shade which is this Revlon nail polish in Dreamer; a lovely, pastel blue shade which is, well, dreamy. I wear this shade non-stop, occasionally switching it up by making use of my many other colour varieties, but this is the one I would typically reach for if I'm being indecisive. As for the formula, it is most definitely chip-free in my opinion. Like I mentioned in the intro to this post, after trying many branded polishes this is the only brand which actually delivers that perfect manicure! Revlon have a gel-formula range of nail polishes but I genuinely believe their earlier formulas such as this one, are just as good. You get a smooth, non-streaky finish in just 2 coats.
Okay, so next up is my way new favourite decorative nail polish. Back in my uni days I felt like I constantly decorated my nails with the use of nail pens, foil wraps and stickers, until life took over that is. So now, a quick swoosh of a brush from the Nails Inc nail polish in Blossom is all I have time for these days, but looks just as fun, if not prettier. The clear polish has lots of little pastel pink and blue confetti pieces in, making it look like a blossom tree just exploded and you just rolled around in it. Not quite like that, but you get the jist. I managed to bag this full-sized version from a recent monthly purchase from the Love Me Beauty beauty box.
Now, I find painting my nails therapeutic and enjoy setting aside some time to paint them in the evenings. But let's face it, you have to set aside a good 2 hours to paint them and leave them enough time to dry to avoid ruining them by simply even picking up the remote. I've tried 'quick-dry' sprays in the past in a bid to cut down time, mainly the cheaper equivalent, but have never had much luck in all honesty. But I received this Leighton Denny Miracle Mist in a recent UK beauty box subscription and oh boy, this sure does work like a miracle.
Obviously I was dubious about the potential result due to previous experience, but it literally dries your nails in seconds! Here's how I use it: Simply paint your first coat of nail polish as you normally would (not a thick layer, as that's just silly), leave it for around 30 seconds to a minute and simply spray the mist over your nails from around 20cm away. Give it 5 seconds and your nails are safe to touch and for you to start with your second coat! It might sound long-winded in writing, but once you try it yourself you'll see what a difference it makes to the time it typically takes to paint your nails and waiting for them to dry!