I must say im not a high street/drugstore fan, im not a snob by any means – i suppose i was just unlucky in my choices. Found myself often spending hundreds in pharmacys on bags of products that just didn’t agree with me/ didn’t work. The best example would be that bathroom cabinet filled to the brim with half used shampoo and cleansers, that would probably end up being more expensive than a trip in Brown Thomas/Selfridges.
Saying that, i found some really affordable gems lately like the Rimmel Apocalips and the newly Barry M Gelly Nail Polishes.
They are blooming fantastic!
The texture is ticker than your normal polish, two coats needed for a fully opaque glossy nail. And have you seen the color choices?! Show stopping brights, right up on my alley. I swear, every time i wear any of the colors someone will comment on how gorgeous they are.
Ive also invested in some OPI Nail Envy that im using as a base coat – didn’t think would be that expensive, i mean €24? It better work wonders. And the cult Seche Vite, which truly changed my life. I was a bit skeptical, but it rocked my manicure world. Painting nails in bed before sleep and waking up with messed up textures are a thing of the past, it dries in seconds leaving the shiniest of gloss.
I decided to keep my little collection (bought in an exciting 3for2 offer in Boots) in a recycled large Yankee Candle jar on my vanity, think is rather chic looking and reminds me to look after my neglected nails not just my face.
If you have any other high street product suggestions let me know, im on a roll now.