Saturday, 18 August 2012

Five Favourites: Topshop Nails

topshop five favourite polishes
topshop five favourites nail polish
nailswatches

Tidal (£5) is the newest addition to my Topshop nails collection but I've already decided it's one of my favourites! It's a very pale and subtle blue-grey shade which I really love. I also recently used it as the base colour for my Herringbone Nails tutorial post! If I hadn't bought this my alternative choice for this post would have been Pool Party; a bright turquoise shade that's perfect for summer.
 
Lead (£6) was originally appeared in the Heavy Duty collection but was recently re-released into the permanent line. I love the duo-chrome effect of this shade which shimmers mainly between purple and green but as you can see from the swatch above it looks quite blue/gunmetal grey in the sunlight. Topshop also now do a few other multi-tonal shades including Amethyst & Eclipse.

Parma Violet (£5) is a bright lilac creme finish polish and was the first shade I purchased from the core collection. When I first got it several years back I wore it all the time and it's a particularly lovely colour for the summer months. Also as a fan of it's namesake sweets I think the name is perfect too. Tosphop have recently brought out a shade named Chase which appears to be like a shimmery version of Parma Violet - one to add to the shopping list!

Gypsy Night (£6) is a pretty black based polish packed with glitter. It contains tiny round pieces of holographic glitter as well as small orange flakies and the mixing of these two is why I think this polish stands out so much. I wore this shade a lot last winter and I'm sure I will again this year as it is one of my all time favourites. To my knowledge Topshop unfortunately don't do any other shades with a glitter/flakie combination and I haven't managed to find any in other stores either so if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments!

Valley (£6) is another relatively new addition to my collection but like Tidal it pretty much became an instant favourite. I'm a big fan of green polish shades (and green in general) so being a mint green it was a bit of a must have! Rather than being a creme finish like most pastel shades it actually has very fine silver glitter/shimmer which I think makes a nice change. To see swatches of Valley on the nails take a look at my review post.

I have often named Grunge, which isn't included here, as my favourite Topshop polish but I didn't want to include any limited edition shades which are no longer available!

I hope you like this new post series idea and let me know in the comments if there's any future 'Five Favourites' you'd like to see.

Which are your favourite Topshop shades?
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