Nails of the Day – Nails Inc Haymarket

Haymarket is a polish I picked up recently at a QVC event – although the shade was launched two years ago, it’s still very much on trend.

In the bottle I thought it would be similar to China Glaze – For Audrey, it has that duck egg blue tone to it – but on the nails it’s a whole different story! It’s a creamy, pale mint green reminiscent of mint choc chip ice cream.

I’m not a massive lover of green nail polish – but what with green supposedly being one of the colours of 2013, this is a gorgeous way to nod to the green without being too green (if you catch my drift?!).

Perfect for spring and summer, this pastel nail polish will look amazing with a tan or darker skin tones too. It gives a nice even coverage and is opaque in two coats. A winner all round!

Nails inc is available at QVC.

Nails of the Day – Barry M Mint Green

I have had this polish for ages, and for some reason have never tried it. This season I seem to be far more open to trying different colours, perhaps influenced by the colour blocking trend. When I looked in my box of polishes last night this was the one that jumped out at me.

Barry M do a great range of polish colours, and are very commonly on promotions such as 2 for £5 in Superdrug. Considering their quality and range, I think they are excellent value for money.

Mint Green is a slightly peppermint, slightly apple colour. It was easy to apply, but was very streaky with just one coat. I did two but could even have gone for a third. It has chipped slightly on my right hand already, which is a bit of a disappointment, especially as I haven’t been doing anything hardcore enough to warrant it.

It is a pretty colour, and I think their polishes are a great way to experiment with colours you’re a little unsure of.