Nail Splurge!

I’m sure you can imagine after getting myself a discount card at Boots I have been putting it to good use.

The other day I went in to pick up a few things before my shift started and the things I wanted weren’t in stock (boooooooooooooooo!)

Clearly this meant that I had to buy 8 nail varnishes and some nail wraps instead…..oops?!

I’m not quite sure what happened to my logic during that decision as the other items were ones that I needed, and still need.

But it was too late at this point so I’m just enjoying my new polishes!

Here’s my haul……

Having only bought one Essie polish before (Sand Tropez, read here) I needed more in my collection.

Having heard so much about Ballet Slippers that was first in my basket, then I saw the Winter 2012 collection was was won over by the sparkle.

This was when the sparkle went to my head and I became drunk on nail colours.

Suddenly Lovie Dovie (the pink), Chinchilly and the Top Coat were added to my basket before I’d even blinked.

After breaking a nail half way down my nail and coincidentally having to keep painting it so it doesnt snap and bleed (ouuuuucccchy!) I also bought the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps in an effort to stick it back together as a temporary aid whilst it grows out.

The nail wraps were also a spontaneous buy that I will be saving for after Christmas when I won’t be opening boxes all the time and potentially ruining them.

Just look at those colours!

I will be doing a separate post on these coming up shortly I would imagine.

Leading Lady is a beautiful colour and perfect for this time of year, whilst Snap Happy and Beyond Cozy are obvious party season choices!

This would be the perfect stocking filler and I wish I’d bought more of them in other years, assuming they existed.

I’m new to the Essie hype and am completely loving it!


These are all my Essie purchases bringing my total now to 8 from this particular brand, and I am yet to find one I don’t like!

I can see my discount getting used quite a considerable amount…..eek!

Painted Lady

I always hear ‘Painted Lady’ on the tannoy but I have to admit I hadn’t heard much about them.

When I did walk past them I was amazed, there was such a good choice of patterns and colours!

It took me a good few minutes to decide but as I’ve never used them before I made myself choose one as I also don’t know how they will fare with my job being so demanding on my manicures…’s inconvenient!

Sally Hansen is yet to fail me with her range of affordable polishes for every ailment imaginable so I am hoping this will stick my nail back together and stop it from coming off/splitting any more until the time comes when I can cut it off myself.

I have heard the tea bag technique can work wonders….can anyone comment on this? 

I would love to know if it can work!

My broken nail is on my middle finger and although it doesn’t hurt yet it has snapped across half way and would likely bleed everywhere if it did break further. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

How do you like my impromptu splurge??

I felt so naughty buying them as I really cannot afford to buy unnecessary items so I’ve had to hide them from my parents ha!

What’s on your Christmas list from Essie? 

L xxx


  1. Sophierosehearts
    December 21, 2012 / 7:11 pm

    Great haul, i love those Essie polishes :)Sophierosehearts x

  2. Maddy
    December 21, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    don't break it, i've done that with one of mine, started snapping it to even it up and didn't realise how low it was untill it was too late! hurts a lot! on the upside its a legitimate excuse for not doing my coursework right!

  3. Beauty Bird
    December 22, 2012 / 11:04 am

    All those Essie colours are gorgeous, especially the glittery red! I need some more Essie, I only have the one!xx

  4. Stacey
    December 23, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    Chinchilly is one of my favourite shades! I really want to get Beyond Cozy!xoxoStaceyFive Minute Style 

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