Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC Day 17 - Artwork With Your Favourite Brand

Greetings All!

I can't honestly say that I have a favourite brand of nail polish. So far no one brand has been able to give me everything I need! And thank goodness I don't have to limit myself (although imagine how neat my collection would look if they were all one brand! I would enjoy that).

One brand I have been enjoying a lot lately is Color Club. Firstly, I love their topcoat. I know I'm not the only one, but it rocks. Second, I often find packs of seven polishes in TK Maxx for £7.99 (and they come with a bottle of aforementioned topcoat!). Thirdly, they do have a fairly decent range - cremes, glitters, sparklies, I even have a CC flakie. Fourthly, and most importantly for this manicure, the holos. They are the holoest of holos, and completely gorgeous. Oh, and they stamp!

Apologies for that middle picture, but my normal photos don't really acknowledge the true holographic glory, at all! To be honest I was pretty proud I captured that much rainbow indoors with this camera!

My base is Espresso, from the  new Barry M Matte collection (another brand I am quite fond of). I was fairly impressed with this polish, at first at least. It didn't dry too quickly, which some matte polishes can, and it had a nice matte finish. However after applying this in the evening, I woke up the next morning with chips on five different fingers. I'll try it again with a different basecoat, and I've wanted a matte black polish for ages, but that's bad wear time even for me!

I stamped with Color Club Beyond, which has been on my lemming list for a good few months. I eventually caved and bought it on eBay. I'm pretty glad I did, because it is pretty near perfect! The design is from the Cheeky Happy Holidays plate.

I'm very curious to see what others have chosen as their favourite brand!


  1. These nails are awesome, I haven't tried stamping with a holo in a while. I think I need to now :P

    1. Thank you! Confession - it's my first time stamping with a holo!

  2. Love this - gorgeous cobwebs!

    1. Thank you! If spiders and webs really were holographic, maybe I wouldn't hate them!


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