Monday 13 May 2013

The Speckled Nail Invasion

There's been a new invasion in the nail trend world... Speckled Polish! This hot new trend has been backed by many brands bringing out their own version of the current obsession. Textured nails are quickly becoming a thing of the present including Barry M's summer pastels and Nails Inc Concrete polishes.
I thought I would do a quick roundup post of whats to offer in the land of pretty nails...

Barry M Sequin Nail Effect | £3.99

Available in Pink, White or Black, the Barry M sequin polishes are a textured finished nail paint. The Pink & White have a mixture of multi-coloured sequins within the sheer base polish whereas the Black is plain gold which gives it a very elegant look. If you don't like a textured finish to your nails then these may not be for you. Available from the Barry M website, Boots and Superdrug.

Illamasqua Speckled Polish | £14.50

On the other end of the scale and probably the first raved about speckled polishes are from Illamasqua. Available in 5 different shades; 'Freckle', 'Speckle', 'Mottle', 'Fragile' and 'Scarce'. I have yet to see these in person but can tell my the images that they sure are pretty. They are all sheer colour bases with a mixture of micro black and small glitter. These are probably the least textured out of all of the polishes available out there. These are limited edition so if you haven't picked them up yet what are you waiting for! Available from the Illamasqua website.

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots | £2.99

The cheapest of the three at just £2.99 a bottle are the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots. Available in four shades; 'Rainforest Canopy', 'Shooting Stars', 'Speckled Pink' and 'Chalkdust'. They are made up of the four different shades for a base with differently sized hexagonal glitters. I've been told the key to these polishes is the layering, 2-3 coats and you have yourself a pretty, party perfect manicure. So far I have only been able to find these in Superdrug but have seen some people buy them from Boots.

Do you own any of these polishes? Which are your favourite?

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3 lovelies have something to say:

  1. I really like the way those cute speckled nail polishes look on nails :) My favourite are Speckle - Illamasqua and Shooting Stars Maybelline :) x x

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    1. They do all look gorgeous don't they! :) xx

  2. I actually am also just as obssesed with these polishes as you :) Thanks for sharing !

    Cherry ~~


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