Orly Country Club Khaki

Orly Country Club Khaki

I recently saw a friend sporting taupe nails and couldn’t get over how gorgeous they were, not to mention perfect for Autumn-Winter and lazy days. I’d had my eye on this nail varnish for a while, but couldn’t justify buying yet another bottle of nail polish – of course, all that went straight out the…

Mavala 157 Blush Pink

Mavala Blush Pink Nail Varnish Review

Around August time, I really wanted to have a pale pink nail varnish in my collection. My collection is not as extensive as some people, but I do have enough that I feel a bit wasteful if I keep on buying new bottles. I really really wanted a pale pink though. One of the main…

Manhattan Lotus Effect Nail Polish Glitter in Glitter Gold

My gorgeous Luxembourgish friend sent me this lovely nail polish in a Christmas parcel last year, and after having finally tried it out, I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. It was the first time I’d ever heard of Manhattan nail polish, and was quite intrigued by this German brand. I used three coats and…

Winter Nails

“It feels like winter,” is what I always think when I wear this colour. I think the gorgeous, deep berry tones are so glamourous and never look out of place in this season, not even in the daytime. Barry M’s Raspberry nail paint (#273) is the quintessential winter nail colour. Anyone who reads this blog…

Galaxy Nails aka Barry M Magnetic Blue

“Ooh, they look like the galaxy!” exclaimed a friend at a wedding party dinner recently. “Your nails are so cool and awesome Ms. H!” squealed my students. “I like your nails very much,” said a co-worker, “they’re a very beautiful colour.” These are all reactions I’ve had to Barry M’s Magnetic Blue nail varnish. A…

L’Oréal Color Riche – Wild Purple

In keeping with the purple theme, I matched my nails to my ice cream. L’Oréal Color Riche in number 505 Wild Purple was a gift from a friend. It is not a colour I would have necessarily picked out for myself, but I am so glad she did! The 5ml bottle is something I like…

Nails of the Week – The Eye of the Typhoon

Today is a national holiday in Japan – Respect for the Aged Day – so no school. Score! But, it’s also the day that a typhoon, number 18 of the season, has decided to wreak havoc over the island. Cue intermittent rain and gusty winds, delayed trains, or even lines that have stopped running. I…