**These polishes were provided for my honest review**
Good morning all!
I'm sooooo glad to be back - I got home around half 3 yesterday and spent the remainder of my day polishing my nails. I did a whole week of naked shorties with nothing but a file and some Nail Envy for company. It did my nails the world of good but I am seriously glad to be home with my pretties!
Anyway, back onto why I'm posting - today I have 3 polishes to show you from Nail Lacquer UK - Megan (who makes these beautiful polishes!) kindly gave me three to review. The ones I have to show you today are Happy!!!, Golden Apple and Naughty or Nautical.
Quick bit of housekeeping - all polishes are shown with basecoat of OPI Matte Nail Envy and 1 coat of Seche Vite topcoat unless otherwise stated.
The first I chose to try was Happy!!!. From first glance, it is something that makes you feel happy - it is a beautiful glitter topper with a mix of bright blue, coral red, pink and lime green glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes. They range from tiny glitters and small squares to medium and large hex glitters. A really pretty mix! Also, look at the cute sticker on the bottom of all of the bottles - just makes them cuter!
The second base I chose for this was Barry M - Greenberry. I think this works really well with the range of glitter colours.
The application of this was pretty good. I did have to dab a little to get some of the bigger hexes off the brush onto the nail. I didn't need to dig for any though which was great. Megan sent me the little bottles (4ml) and I was pleased with the brush quality and length as it reaches the bottom of the bottle so I won't end up having to shake and roll and fish for any polish at the bottom once I've used it a couple of times. Marvellous! Only point I do want to make - as I have quite curvy nails some of the larger hexes didn't lay completely flat, and therefore I did need an extra coat of Seche Vite to even it out.
The second polish I have for you is a beautiful shimmer polish called Golden Apple. It does really remind me of a Golden Delicious apple - its a beautiful light green with a golden yellow shimmer to it. I thought it would be quite sheer, but the formula is thicker than I thought and only needed two careful coats for full coverage. I found it quite hard to photo the true colour of this - the first shows the nice application but the second photo is much more true to its Golden Apple colour.
And last but definitely not least - Naughty or Nautical. As you will probably have noticed, this has a similar name to one of Essie's summer line polishes - but for me it sticks closer to what I would associate with Nautical - Blue and Red. The blue base is a gorgeous metallic inky blue and mixed in are small and medium glitters in red and holographic blue. The red is particularly pretty as it flashes a deep pink at certain angles. I really like this one - and as autumn is coming it'll be going into my work-appropriate stash as I love squeezing understated glitters in there! :) Here I used three coats on its own - it was much more sparkly in person - more like the bottle.
Thank you again to Megan for letting me review some of her polishes!