A few months back, I shared with you my shoe collection, and I always had in my mind to do a similar post to show you my nail polish collection. It all begun 2 years ago, when I threw away all of my nail polishes which had gone bad. Then, I found some amazing brands and I started collecting new colors. Although, nail polishes are not something you can keep for years, like you can with shoes, I really like the colors I have so far, so I don’t think I’m going to buy many more in the near future. Today I present to you my collection of nail polishes together with some recommendations, and favorites I have. Enjoy!
THE REDs – From left to right, from the darkest to the lightest: Artistry Seduction (oxblood color – unfortunately discontinued), Seventeen no. 79 (deep burgundy), Erre Due (burgundy – it was a magazine’s gift so I have no idea about the number – This is what I’m wearing right now, you can see it here), GT Cosmetics no. 346 (amazing color – a shimmery burgundy – see it on my nails here), Artistry Diva (True Red), Nivea Cardinal Red (used it here), Seventeen Supreme no. 28 (coral red- see it on my nails here), Barry M. no.296 (coral- on my nails here), Erre Due no.40 (coral pink), and GT Cosmetics no. 379 (a very unique orange/pink – used here).
THE PURPLEs and PINKs – GT Cosmetics no.7 (bright purple), Seventeen no.505 (shimmery purple – as seen here and on this post here), Seventeen no.265 (lilac/lavender – seen on this post), Erre Due no.112 (dark pink/burgundy), Cosmo touch Spring Break (dark pink – found it on Cosmopolitan Greece magazine this spring), Erre Due no.117 (bright pink), GT Cosmetics no.382 (I just love this color, it’s very unique! – The photos don’t do it justice! – see it on my nails here and here).
THE BLUEs – 17 Midnight Sapphire (shimmery dark blue – used for this matte manicure), Miss Sporty no.15 (blue/purple), no name no.16 (bright blue-have it for many years, but it’s still ok), Barry M. no.291 (Cobalt Blue), 17 Seabreeze (Light blue), Seventeen no.269 (Light blue), GT Cosmetics no.10 (Shimmery blue), Erre Due no.145 (baby blue – used here and here).
THE GREENs/YELLOWs/WHITEs – Stay Perfect, Totally Teal (see it on my nails here), Barry M. no.290 Spring Green (used in this manicure), GT Cosmetics no.9 (Bright Green – see my manicure here), GT Cosmetics no.366 (mint green – Probably my most used nail polish- seen here, here, here, here and here), GT Cosmetics no.6 (neon yellow – used here, here and here), GT Cosmetics no.13 (Yolky yellow – although it seems orange in these photos – used here), Seventeen no.96 (beige- used in this manicure), Seventeen no. 103 (white-perfect for French manicure tips), Nivea no.90 Star Gloss (very transparent).
THE GLITTERY and SOMETHING SPECIAL – GT Cosmetics no.352 (Onyx Black), GT Cosmetics no.347 (silver), GT Cosmetics no.394 (green/yellow, pretty close to Chanel’s Peridot– see it on my nails here), GT Cosmetics no.357 (rose gold – used here), GT Cosmetics no.340 (gold), GT Cosmetics nail art French tips no.9 (silver glitter), GT Cosmetics no.384 (light grey – used in this manicure), Tommy G mat finish (for great mat manicures – see my tutorial on “how to do a matte manicure with shiny tips” here, and my 2nd try with mat finish here) and Tommy G Nailquake in Black (for crackle effect – see my tutorial here).
Last but not least:
THE CHANEL ONES – Chanel Particuliére no.505 (seen here), Chanel Quartz no.525, and Chanel Black Pearl no.513.
This was my whole nail polish collection (except for this one, and the black one on this post, which I forgot to photograph). This post wasn’t supposed to become so huge, but I had to add a few more info and share some photos of my manicures with you, to see the colors (almost) in real life.
My advice is to always use a base coat, (I use Mavala’s Protective Base coat 002), and a top coat/fast drying nail polish (I swear by Mavala’s Mavadry which is a total life-manicure-saver! – not only it dries my nail polish in a few seconds, it also keeps my manicure intact for more than a week). I’m definitely not an expert, but if you have any questions I’ll be glad to answer them for you.
Check out some of my nail polish recommendations, with similar colors to mine, just below.
SHOP THE COLLECTION – SIMILAR COLORS
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