29 April 2015

[TAG] Confessions of a Nail Polish Addict

Hi loves! No swatches or review today, instead I wanted to give you some more insight into my polish occupied mind ;-). My friend Emily tagged me for the Confessions of a Nail Polish Addict tag and I thought it'd be fun to answer it for you. Hope you enjoy!

1. What nail polish are you wearing on your nails (and toes) right now?
Uhm, big confession.. I haven't painted my toes since last year. November. So.... There is still half of it left on my big toenails, the growth is kinda impressive lol. It's Cirque Colors La Vie Boheme by the way. On my nails is Mischo Perfect Storm, a lovely bright pastel blue shade. I'm removing it to do some swatching though so not sure what I'll end up with tonight.

Cirque Colors La Vie Boheme

2. What is one nail product you can’t live without?
A good glass file! You can moisturize using oils that aren't necessarily meant for your nails, but keeping them at a length I enjoy can't be done without a good file. I prefer the ones from Mont Bleu and the one I got from Cirque Colors is great as well.

3. What is your favorite nail brand (mainstream and indie)?
Mainstream favorites are definitely OPI and China Glaze. I love the fun shades China Glaze releases, especially their Halloween and Fall collections are great, and the cremes OPI releases.. so lovely.

My indie favorites are Too Fancy Lacquer because of the gorgeous holo's, HARE polish because of the funky blends, Cirque Colors for their luscious cremes. Dance Legend is an in between brand for me - it feels indie to me but I guess by definition they are not. Whatever you'd call them, they make gorgeous polishes!

HARE Polish Wrapped In Plastic

4. What kind of nail shape do you wear (short or long)?
In the past I used to be all about them shorties. But, after using Duri Rejuvacote for a while my nails got stronger and behaved better, and so I added more length. There was a while my digits were rounded, even almond shaped, but I'm back to my squares now :-).

5. What is your go-to colour?
Teal, mint, dusty greens! I'm a sucker for those shades and will always get back to them when buying new polish. I also love neutral shades like OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around.

6. What is your favourite nail polish finish?
Even though I love a good holo or glitter, and shimmer can be so mesmerizing, I always go back to creme finishes. It's the perfect canvas for nailart and it's never too eyecatching.

7. What’s on your nail polish wishlist?
Ha, what's not?! I've been in love with the Color Club Shift Into Neutral collection (beautiful swatches by Kellie Gonzo ♥). And today more of those gorgeous neutrals were added because Emily showed the Lacquer Lust Au Natural collection (droolworthy swatches by Emily ♥). Oh well, I don't keep track of an actual wishlist because it'll grow too large and I'll be forever sad I don't have all the money in the world ;-).

Lacquer Lust Milk Tea swatched by Very Emily

8. When do you usually paint your nails (morning, afternoon or evening)?
During the week it's always in the evening. I work all day and after the boyfriend and I had dinner, we'll go upstairs - he listens music, I do my nails and work on the blog.

9. What’s your top nail tip you swear by?
Never ever use them as tools! You'll damage your nails, even if you don't see it right away. And ofcourse keep them moisturized. For every hand wash, moisturize them twice!

10. What nail polish do you regret buying?
I keep buying Essence and Catrice polishes since they are cheap and easy to access.. but I always end up forgetting about them so they don't get used. 

11. Neons or pastels? Brights or darks?
Neons really aren't my thing, I just can't get used to them on my nails. When the weather gets better I love my brights but deep in my heart darks are the best thing ever. I think they look quite flattering on me as well so that helps :-).

12. What is your holy grail white, black and neutral polish?
The same black & white as Emily chose - Cirque Colors Carpe Diem and Memento Mori. My favorite neutral must be OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around - it's colorful enough to not be boring but neutral enough to match with a lot of styles.

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

13. What is one brand you want to try but haven’t yet?
Oooh, though question! Well Lacquer Lust is definitely one of them. Elevation Polish is another one I've been drooling over and while I have tried 2 shades before, CrowsToes is still on my radar for more.

Thanks for the tag Emily! I had fun answering these questions and I hope you all enjoy reading my answers :-). I tag Jen from The Polishaholic, Q from Squeaky Nails and Miriam from NailTalk (but if someone else wants to do this tag I welcome you as well!).


  1. Hehehe I loved reading your answers! <3 That nude OPI is still on my wishlist and I couldn't agree more on the glass files. Thanks for the sweet mention and photo <3

  2. I love reading this sort of post, I might join in with this one! I'm dying to try Hare polish and I agree that a good glass file is a must have. I haven't painted my toes in aaaaages either...we're bad! haha

  3. I love reading tag posts, thanks for tagging me :D

  4. ValiantlyVarnished30 April, 2015 04:16

    I love tag posts! And don't feel ashamed about your toes. I JUST removed the remnants of polish that I applied *cough, cough* in October of last year... creams are my favorite finish as well. And I do my nails at night too! :)

  5. This was fun to read! I think I need to do this, too... the next time a nail breaks for sure. But idk what tag posts are?

  6. I love post like this! I agree about the glass file! I'd be lost without mine!

  7. This was a fun read!! Neutrals look so good on you!

  8. What a fun interview!! I love getting to know the lady behind the nails :)

  9. I love this post! I'm totally a creme lover too, and you're always enticing me with the best ones! :P I cannot believe you haven't painted your toes since November, it's shocking to me. LOL! I always have to have painted toes. :P

  10. Great post ! I can't believe that you don't like neons ! I'm originally a dark polish lover and I'm addicted to neons :D

  11. Fantastic tag post! I hadn't heard of this before, I want to join in so I'll say you tagged me since I never directly get picked lol.

  12. Great tag post! I love getting a peak into other nail addict's favorites/ habits :)

  13. Cosmetic Sanctuary01 May, 2015 03:09

    Lacquer Lust is so worth checking out! I love them!

  14. Lothwen Akira01 May, 2015 03:32

    This was super fun to read :D

  15. It's so much fun to think about the answers! Glad you enjoyed this post :).


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