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Swatch Watch: OPI 'Sprung'


Wooo time got away from me for a couple of weeks. Has it really been so long already? My apologies to any of you who have been eagerly waiting for new swatches (I know I have)! To make it up to you I've got a swatch for you today which, in my opinion, is pretty "in season" right now. I'm talking about the Rose Gold trend that's been going on for a year or two now - who would of known it would become so popular?

Today's nail polish is: OPI 'Sprung'. It sounds like it should be a spring green kinda colour... but nope! This polish is a beautiful rose-gold kind of colour with a perfect amount of shimmer to be classy and sophisticated. Don't believe me? Here it is!

Fact File:
Brand: OPI
Polish Name: Sprung
# of coats: 3 + (applies quite thin)
Finishing Texture: Smooth, shimmer
Cost: £3.10 at the time of writing, on

So I paired this polish with this gel-finish dotty topcoat... thing. That sadly, has no name, and was bought by my roommate…
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Swatch Watch: ILNP Masquerade

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As promised, I have yet another swatch from ILNP to share with you today! I also realised that I should do my daily life spiel at the end of my posts so you don't end up reading an essay about my boring 'lil life and can skip straight to the good, juicy polishes. Speaking of juicy polishes...

Just look at the reflection on this beauty. So. Wonderful. 
And the colours! So many colours!! (Like Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat, this polish has two coats of many colours #musicalnerd). 
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Fact File: Brand: I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Polish Name: Masq…

Swatch Watch: ILNP Reminisce

Greetings all,

Since we last 'spoke' I have finished 13 Reasons Why, done many hours of work, waaaay too much laundry, dyed my hair, applied for a job, finished a book, and did my nails twice. One of these manicures was a fail, but you'll have seen it on my instagram story if you follow me on there! (If you don't, you should: @nail_parade). So, a pretty successful week, I'd say? How was your week? Hope you had a great one!

On with the wonderful manicure I have to show you today anyway. Today's polish is...
ILNP Reminisce... Fact file coming up very soon! This polish arrived in one of my ILNP nail mail orders, in which I got the following 5 very, very beautiful polishes (seriously, I'm in love). One of my favourite things about ILNP is that they come in these totally adorable fancy-schmancy boxes that make me feel like I'm opening something very exclusive.

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