Nailpolish.co.uk // The Most Perfect Sage Green (Essie) & Topper Ever!


When Nailpolish.Co.UK asked if I fancied choosing a polish or two to review I really didn't have to think about it, after all most people use nail polish or nail care products don't they? After having a look at their website I was fairly impressed as they stocked products that I actually had on my wishlist and had previously blogged about wanting.

The brands that you'll find include Essie, China Glaze, Tanya Burr, Rimmel and even OPI. The website is fairly new so I didn't know what to expect but after checking their credentials everything seemed above par - the hardest part was choosing two polishes, the winning two are...


China Glaze's Don't Be A Flake which is from the Surprise Collection and Essie's Navigate Her which is from the 2012 collection of the same name. 


I blogged about wanting the Surprise Collection prior to its launch (here) and the need to own at least one of those glittery beauties never faded, Don't Be A Flake was a winner because I rarely find a chunky glitter that has black particles in it and the sensible me was thinking about it's Autumn suitability (it ticked every box by the way). Don't Be A Flake has large hexagonal black and pink glitter pieces with large matte turquoise pieces - it's so pretty, the contrast is striking worn either alone or over other polishes. 

Navigate Her was a different story because I literally have a love-hate relationship with green polishes, I want to love them so badly because my maiden name was Kelly and you know there's a green shade called Kelly Green! with family from Ireland also and my light colour tone and green eyes, green should absolutely work for me - but it doesn't. The issue seems to be the 'tone' of the green, if it's metallic, pearl, too forestry toned, too yellow toned or too warm (yup there are warm greens) then it looks horrible on me - ageing even. I have never been able to find the perfect green that-is-until-now. 

There's no metallic, no dual tones and no pearl in this formula, it's simply an ubber glossy, creamy light sage-pistachio toned green with, I suppose a grey undertone to it, it's the type of green that will work on all skin tones in all seasons. I decided to go for it with the Navigate Her because I already own the A Crewed Interest which is in the same collection, that shade is a gorgeous creamy peach-nude. 

China Glaze Don't Be A Flake costs £4.35 and Essie Navigate Her  costs £7.99, the best thing is the free shipping so you're literally only paying for your polish *hooray* I have my eyes on a few more shades now - has anyone swatched or tried OPI's The Glittering Night or China Glaze's Fairy Dust polishes? 

You can check out these polishes directly from the Nailpolish.co.uk website


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