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A/W nail polish recommendations?

(11 Posts)
ujjayi Tue 09-Oct-12 19:13:38

Having discovered that cheaper nail polish will last as long as more expensive versions as long as I use Creative Nails base/top coat, I have just a fab slate grey called Smoke Signals from Boots 17. Gorgeously rich shade and not remotely corpse-like (which was a slight concern).

Anyone else have any recommendations?

Weekly home manis have recently been converted from "wish I had the time" to "priority" so keen to play around with some new shades grin

MsOnatopp Tue 09-Oct-12 19:18:06

This sounds obvious but surely you wear what ever colours you like and what goes with the outfits that you have for the winter season (or do what I do an deliberately clash colours). Anyway, I made nails a priority last year. Great fun grin Enjoy!

NewNames Tue 09-Oct-12 19:27:08

Rimmel Pro varnish is the best I've found. I like the khaki one and stormy skys - bluey grey shade.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Tue 09-Oct-12 19:30:09

Teals, purples, browns and burgundy. No7 has some fab colours on 3 for 2. Try and fragrance direct for bargains.

Today I have leighton denny's supermodel on my fingers and models own copper pot on my toes.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Tue 09-Oct-12 19:40:27

Try poundland too.

Navy is another good colour for a/w

Clure Tue 09-Oct-12 22:30:29

I tried the Barry M magnetic polish in violet - colour was nice but the magnetic bit didn't work, anybody shed any light on what I might be doing wrong? Is there a knack?!

Loveleopardprint Wed 10-Oct-12 06:49:52

Barry m didn't work on me either. I had a trial in Selfridges of Nails inc magnetic and that didn't work either. The shop assistant looked a bit embarrassed and then whispered that they are a bit rubbish and only seem to work on some people.
We obviously have super anti-magnetic powers!!grin

NewNames Wed 10-Oct-12 19:33:29

Are you putting the magnet v close to it while its still wet? Make sure you have enough polish on there too

Loveleopardprint Wed 10-Oct-12 19:58:27

Yes I have tried it two or three times and even the "expert" in Selfridges couldn't make it work on me!

sookiesookie Wed 10-Oct-12 20:09:34

Metallics, burgundy, very dark with gold glitter, deep purples are all aw colours.

I generally go bright in Spring/summer and farms A/W witha little glitter at Christmas.

BlameItOnTheCuervForHumanBlood Wed 10-Oct-12 20:13:10

Sookie, me too

I'm doing my fingers in no7 dollar

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