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Top Festive Nail Polishes of // 2014

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an image of top festive nail polishes 2014
an image of top festive nail polishes 2014
an image of top festive nail polishes 2014
an image of top festive nail polishes 2014
With Christmas only a few days away I decided it was about time I shared some of my favourite nail polish picks for the festive season. Usually I'll attempt at putting up a nail art post, though I don't have the patience or steady hand to come up with so many intricate designs. I've tried and failed, deciding on sticking with my gel manicures, while dressing them up with some of my recent glitter & metallic purchases.

Barry M Aquarium Nail Paint Collection in Caspian
While in Boots last week I needed to make an offer up while at the Barry M stand. I'm a little late to the Aquarium Collection which launched earlier this year, but since ordering a trio from ASOS I've become hooked. The collection now features five duo-chrome polishes & three chunky glitter polishes, the duo-chromes really make your nails special by catching the light & glistening at every angle. Caspian, the gold/rose gold duo chrome only requires two thin coats and dries incredibly fast.

Barry M Aquarium Nail Paint Collection in Persian
Persian is the latest addition to the Aquarium Collection and would make an excellent nail choice for Christmas and the New Year whether worn alone or with an accompanying glitter. Persian is the 5th duo-chrome to the collection, deep purple with gold and bronze tones when in the light. I've worn this shade to death this December with no base or top coat (naughty me) but the polish lasted an impressive 5 days until chipping.

Barry M Aquarium Nail Paint Collection in Atlantis
Another new addition to the collection for Autumn-Winter was Atlantis & boy is it completely different to the other glitters in the Aquarium collection. Atlantis features multiple glitter types & colours, with oddly shaped pink glitters, large & small silver hexes, blue & purple diamonds. This would make the most perfect finishing touch to New Year nails.

Barry M Christmas 2014 Limited Edition Nail Paint in Starlight & Moonlight
I always look forward to the limited edition nail paints from Barry M released each Christmas. The two I have this year are exclusive to Boots and are free if you spend £6+ on the brand (one polish per £6+). Both feature multiple glitters suspended in a clear nail polish & feature festive red lids. My favourite of the two has to be Moon Light, a holographic glitter featuring various coloured glitters & stars. Starlight also contains stars, much more than Moonlight & gold based. As you can see by both bottles, the polishes are FULL of glitter and each stroke contains multiple stars, there is nothing more annoying than having to fight around the bottle for each star.

INM Northern Lights OTD Top Coat in Silver*
The last two polishes I've been loving recently are both from INM, a California based nail brand. Here I have their two holographic top coats that are also available in miniature form, perfect if you aren't a huge glitter user. P.S how perfect is the name of the range, Northern Lights couldn't be anymore fitting for the time of year. Being holographic means the glitter particles really reflect the light & result in every colour shining right back at you and a lovely 3D effect. Both polishes need to be shaken...a lot before you use them as the glitter particles do all sink to the bottom of the bottle. I find the gold polish to be harder to shake up and often get someone else to do it for me. Once shaken up it's surprising to see just how far the glitter reaches, not a patch of the bottle lacks glitter and it all applies evenly. What I love about this polish is it can be subtle as you like, I usually go for a couple coats as the glitter is exceptionally fine. The formula of the clear polish is thin & quite runny but dries ever so fast, you're talking seconds. My photo's will never give the polishes enough justice, they're incredibly beautiful and even make pretty polishes such as Persian that little bit more special. I've always been a sucker for holographic nails & boy am I loving INM. If I could only have one glitter polish in my collection I'd pick INM Northern Lights OTD Top Coat in Silver & would love to try out more products from the line in the New Year.
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  1. Love the dark nails with glitter combo. They look festive with a bit of attitude in them! Don't even know if thats a thing! lol. Great post hun :) x

  2. Lovely polish picks! The glitter ones are my favourites :)
    I put some nail art ideas up on my blog yesterday!
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock


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