Nail Varnish Comparison – OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid & OPI Mermaid’s Tears

Nail Varnish Comparison

OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid & OPI Mermaid’s Tears

So, a different kind of post for my blog today. Welcome to my first ever nail varnish comparison post. I recently cave in and bought some new OPI nail varnishes and one of those was My Dogsled Is A Hybrid. I’ve read and heard loads about it on the internet and finally caved in and decided that I had to have it. I’d also heard a lot of people say how they thought it was similar to Mermaid’s Tears and I decided to dig out my bottle to compare the two.

My Dogsled Is A Hybrid and Mermaid's Tears

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Nail Varnish Picks – Winter 2014

Nail Varnish Picks

Winter 2014

The weather and the season really can influence which nail varnishes I grab for when I’m painting my nails, often times without me even realising it. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite nail varnishes for the winter months. When the weather does turn cold, I find myself reaching for lighter cool toned colours, many of which remind me of frost. As much as I do find myself influenced by the season when choosing my nail varnish, you can of course wear whatever colour you want when you want to. But these are some of my favourite nail varnishes for winter.

First up is Barry M’s Lady, which is a white and silver textured nail varnish. I always wear this with topcoat as I don’t like the textured finish, but this one really does remind me of frost and ice. You can read my review of this nail varnish by clicking here. And in the photo it is shown with topcoat.

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Nail Varnish Picks – Autumn 2014

Nail Varnish Picks

Autumn 2014

So I’ll wear whatever nail varnish I want to when I want to wear it. But I do find that subconsciously the seasons do influence my choices and I thought of share what I think are going to be some of my favourite nail varnishes this autumn. I just went through my collection and picked out ten nail varnishes, without looking at my other selections and it seems like I’m really into greens and browns this autumn, with a couple of others added in.

This first colour is A-England’s Dragon. This is a true green nail varnish with loads of holographic silver shimmer in it. And like the majority of A-England nail varnishes you can get away with only using one coat.

A-England Dragon

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Nail Varnishes That Haven’t Featured On My Blog – April 2014

Nail Varnishes That Haven’t Featured On My Blog

As of April 2014

So, I was sorting through my (extensive) nail varnish collection the other day and ended up compiling a list of nail varnishes I have that have never featured on my blog. This means they haven’t been named in any Nails of the Month, Nail of the Day, Nail of the Week, Nail Art or Top Five posts. I haven’t used my nail varnish collection series posts in this as these only contain bottle shots and I haven’t actually used the nail varnishes for those posts.

I’m really enjoying working my way through my list of Products I Want To Finish In 2014 and I decided I wanted to do something similar with my nail varnishes. I have over 100 nail varnishes in my collection which haven’t featured on my blog, but considering the size of my nail varnish collection and looking at it percentage wise, it’s actually not all that many in the grand scheme of things. And just because they haven’t featured on my blog does not mean that they haven’t been used. Many of them I will have worn on my toes, or they have featured in nail art but if I haven’t done a specific post for that nail art look then they may not have been named in the subsequent Nails of the Month post and some pre-date my blog and have been used extensively before I started blogging.

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Nail Varnish Picks – Spring 2014

Nail Varnish Picks

Spring 2014

As soon as March hit, I totally started wearing what I would class as spring nail varnishes. Although I do pretty much wear whatever colour I want at any time of year, but there are certain colours that I do just seem to wear at certain times of year. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite nail varnishes for Spring with you.

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Lac Attack – Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

Lac Attack

Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

I’m so excited! I’ve finally managed to order this nail varnish, I’ve been trying to get it for ages!

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I’ve read the books so many times I’ve lost count and I think the films are really good. I’m one of those people who can say they grew up with Harry Potter and it was a staple throughout my childhood. (My dad often recounts the story of when the Order of the Phoenix was released and I sat on the garden step and read the entire thing in a day!)

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Clearing Out My Stash

Clearing Out My Stash

Autumn 2013

So the girls at work – and some of the guys! – were pretty happy with me earlier this week. I done a de-stash of my nail varnish collection and took my unwanted nail varnishes in to work, were I announced to my colleagues that they were free to a good home. In the last year or so I’ve influenced a few of my closest friends at work and they’ve started to become very interested in nail varnish.

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