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24 Dec 2013

On my nails...

Part of me feels like I should turn my nose up at Victoria's Secret. I know that they charge ridiculous prices for polyester pieces and yes, there is more than just a little dose of tacky in their collection but when they opened in Dubai I was elated. The bras are the best, the bikinis are flattering, PINK offers the best loungewear and it would seem that their nail polishes aren't too shabby either!

If it gets me closer to looking like Lily Aldridge then I'll buy it....#sucker

I picked these up whilst waiting to be served in the Mall of the Emirates branch. The packaging is very American Apparel-esque and the colours looked promising. The glitter polish was a must have - Zara/Mouldyfruit had previously told me that VS glitters were outstanding - and as it was a BOGOF (buy one get one free) deal I picked up the safe standard light pink, otherwise known as Flirt Away.

After wearing them for a couple of days I would say that the quality is really quite good - comparable to Essie et al. In fact both colours are dead ringers for two Essie offerings. Backstage is basically A Cut Above - although with finer glitters that are far easier to get a consistent finish with - and Flirt Away is Fiji, complete with an initially watery/streaky application. I needed three coats to get this opaque but it was worth it in the end.

As you can see, I went down the whole accent nail route. I love the look of the glitter over the light pink base but it's taking all my strength to not paint tack it up and paint every single nail. It feels very seasonally appropriate to have a set of uber-sparkly nails. Let's see if I can eschew all thoughts of the removal process from my mind and stay strong!

Have you gone sparkle nail this Christmas?

Have a lovely Christmas Eve everyone!


  1. wow, they look great! amazing application skills xxx

    p.s. merry xmas <3


    1. Trong nháy mắt, con sóng kia lập tức cuộn trào, ở vị trí trung tâm xuất hiện một vòng nước xoáy xoay chuyển với tốc độ càng lúc càng nhanh, nó khuếch tán về bốn phía tạo thành một lỗ hổng hình tròn.

      Tay phải Vương Lâm trực tiếp luồn vào trong lổ hổng kia như chớp, hắn nhanh chóng chụp lấy bầu rượu rồi lấy ra bên ngoài.

      Dòng nước lập tức tiêu tan, bốn phía khôi phục lại bình thường.

      Trong mắt Vương Lâm lộ ra vẻ hưng phấn, hồ rượu trong tay hơi nặng, rõ ràng bên trong có thứ gì đó. Hắn hít vào một hơi thật sâu rồi mở nắp bình ra, một mùi hương thơm ngát lập tức phả thẳng vào mũi. Vương Lâm chỉ cần liếc mắt qua đã nhìn thấy bên trong bầu rượu có khoảng mười giọt mỹ tửu.
      dong tam mu lậu cho thuê phòng trọ cho thuê phòng trọ nhạc sàn cực mạnh tư vấn pháp luật qua điện thoại công ty luật hà nội số điện thoại tư vấn luật dịch vụ thành lập doanh nghiệp
      - Bầu rượu này hơi nặng nhưng lại chỉ có mười giọt rượu. Hơn nữa đặt ở chỗ này chắc cũng không phải vật phàm.

      Vương Lâm nhìn chằm chằm vào số rượu ít ỏi trong bình. Sau một lúc lâu, hắn cắn chặt răng đổ ra một giọt rồi uống vào, giọt rượu này lập tức rơi vào trong miệng.

  2. Had mine done a deep berry red with a glittery gold accent nail! Couldn't face trying to remove a whole set of glitter!

  3. Such a pretty combination! I love VS and didn't know they had nail polish! Will have to check it out!


  4. You are reading my mind, I have this colors on my nails too! :D ❇♥ Blog written by two friends: http://teenagewastelandbyhd.blogspot.com/ ♥❇

  5. I've got Ruby Pumps from China Glaze on, a sparkly red that is PERFECT in every possible way. I definitely turned my nose up at the Victoria's Secret polishes last time I was in there but from the looks of it, I'll have to give them a try!

  6. What a nice, wearable pink! I admit, I was a little bit surprised that it was by VS — I love their loungewear, but I have always bypassed their cosmetics and nail polishes. I will have to pick Flirt Away up next time I'm near a store!

  7. I do love these two colours together. I have gone uber sparkly on my nails with some Colourfoils by Ciate. I say give in to the urge and go sparkly on the other nails too! At what other time of year is it this acceptable?!

  8. what an interesting glitter! love how it looks layered with that other polish. beauties must try those! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  9. Oh totally on the season sparkle trend .. at least until New Years ;-)

    On my nails is Zoya "Sari" (sheer pink) and Sally Hansen "Blush Over Hue" multi color mini glitter and small hexagon pink glitter. I LOVE it and I have one coat on all 10 fingers ..

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

    PS: so not looking forward to the removal. Yes, I do the cotton pad, soak in remover, apply to finger, cover with tin foil, and it works .. but it's just a pain in the butt process.

  10. Such a pretty combo. Happy Christmas! : )

  11. Ah, such good colours. And true - very reminiscent of AA!

  12. Those shades are so pretty and what a beautiful and chic combination they make. If only we have Victoria's Secret here in Dublin, I'd snatch these up quick smart. Can't believe you got them for buy one get one free too. What a find :) Oh and Laura before I go, can I just say this: You have amazing application skills. Do you mind writing up a tutorial post with lots of tips on how we can apply nail polish like a pro? Pretty please? xx I'll be waiting. :D

  13. The design and your nails are very pretty Laura! ♥

  14. This looks gorgeous! Your nails are such a lovely length! xx

  15. Love the colour, I agree about the Victoria secret prices, its like La Senza here, but their multi-ways are just SO good!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  16. I love the combination of the two polishes here. I wasn't aware VS made nail polish so I'll definitely be checking them out next time I pass by Bond St! xx

  17. OMG SO PRETTY! You are making me want to get gel again! This is gorgeous!


  18. I love this combination so much! Xx


  19. Love the light pink, will need to try it. Pink wise OPI is my usual fave (Essie for more White or Beige tones). In terms of VS, bit tacky but can't help love their lounge wear (yoga trousers in the sale anyone!!) and their bras really are the best. xo

  20. wow! Gorgeous))


  21. I love these colors!! It reminds me of Fiji from Essie :) I also love that glitter one!!!
    I'm a huge nail polish crazy. Please visit my blog! It would mean the world to me! And also, I post lots of nail polish photos on my Instagram if you're interested in!
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    Much love,