I know, I know… this is turning into a nail blog! I don’t mean it to, that would be ridiculous since as I type this I can see my very much un-manicured fingers. But I had an ever growing pile of nail varnishes to test so I wanted to do some round-ups of similar colours as I find them quite useful as it’s easiest to see the differences between shades when they are along side others. So I hope this is useful.
|L-R Nail Girls, George, Stargazer, Eyeko, Glitter Gal.|
So this is a round up of some pink nail varnishes. I used to be a pink-only kinda nail person, but since I got more and more into blogging it felt as if pink was a bit dull when there is such a world of colours out there to try. But pink is classic, easy to wear and looks polished – plus there is a shade to suit everyone.
These are mostly pale pinks – one of which I had been putting off using as it looked a bit glitter-heavy and not really my thing, but on the nail I was pleasantly surprised – it’s more shimmer than chunky glitter and it wasn’t hard to remove. Plus because the colour was sheer it meant it took the edge of the Barbie-esque pink glitter look.
|L-R Glitter Gal Ballerina, Eyeko Tea Rose, Stargazer 211,
George Pink Glitz, Nail Girls Pink No 3
(all two coats, no base or top coat)
The colour run-down:
Nail Girls ‘Pink no3’ – this is one from the Nail Girls salon that I went to visit earlier in the year. It’s just off Upper Street in Islington and not far from where I live. A friendly salon with a huge range of colours.
George nail colour ‘pink glitz’ – this is the one I thought was a little Barbie-like but on the nail it was a pretty shimmer with a hint of pink. I think it would work well layered over another colour?
Stargazer ‘211’ – A pretty baby pink, despite the strong chemical smell I really like the Stargazer polishes. They have a gorgeous range of colours (I’ve spotted a dark shimmering navy type of shade that I want!)
Eyeko ‘Tea Rose Polish’ – A creamy mid-pink, this is a lovely ‘grown up’ pink. Very well pigmented and easy to apply.
Glitter Gal in ‘Ballerina’ – This colour is stunning. At first glance it’s ‘just’ a pink, but on closer inspection you can see the gorgeous rainbow coloured shimmer running through it. I’ve tried to capture it on camera. It’s a little bit like the Chanel Paradoxal in that in the bottle it’s stunning but is somewhat lost on the nail – bit it is still pretty and shimmery.
|You can see the rainbow shimmer here.|
So what do you think of pink nails? Which is the fave of these five?
**The Small Print**
All sent via PR for review.