Nail Polish Declutter

I thought it was time to do another declutter. This time it is my nail polish collection as I hardly ever wear nail polish anymore and it was sitting in a spot where I wanted to free up some space. This summer I will be updating my house a bit and I bought a piece…

Fave summer nail polishes

For summer I love wearing bright nail polish! Even though I haven’t been wearing much nail polish lately, just looking at these makes me want to start polishing my nails again. I hit a spell where I wore nail polish again for a few weeks earlier this year, but I have just been too busy…

Spring nail polishes

For spring I love some muted, pastel colors. And as you can see, I like a very particular type of muted pastels. If it’s a muted sea foam green, dove grey or pastel blue, I’m pretty much game. For this blog post I have selected 6 nail polishes: 3 high end, 3 drugstore that I…

Best glitter nail polish

In terms of nail polish I love a good glitter. Yes it’s a pain to remove, but a good glitter polish just takes your nail look from boring too playful and fun. Glitter is a great way to play around with nail polish. Often they are not full on glitter and thus are great for…

Winter nail polishes

Now that I am back in my nail polish game, I am enjoying going through my nail polish collection looking for my favorite shades. Now that it truly is winter, I like going for darker, deeper shades. And I figured it would be fun to share my favorite winter nail polish shades with you.  …

Essie Social-Lights nail polish

Last year I wrote that I had started to love Essie nail polish. And even though I haven’t been wearing much nail polish for months, when I spotted Essie’s Social-Lights on Stash Matters, I knew I had to have it. I was lucky to find the last one tucked away in a corner at my…

Catrice Dazzle Bomb Limited Edition

It had been a while since I was last intrigued by a Catrice limited edition collection. Most of them were a bit meh and it hasn’t been since last summer that I found some products I liked in their seasonal limited edition collections. But 2018 is off to a good start with their new Dazzle…

OPI Iceland collection

I have not had the hots for many OPI polishes lately, but there is still the one off that I do love. Case in point: the Iceland collection for fall. There were a few polishes in this collection that caught my eye, but ultimately I felt they were to similar to colors I already owned….

Favorite fall nail polish shades

Not only my makeup changes with the seasons, but also my preferred nail polish shades. As trends change and as my tastes changes, so do my favorite nail polish shades. Since I last did a fall nail polish favorites 3 years ago, things have definitely changed. Not a single of the polishes that made the…

Catrice Chrome Infusion nail polish

Catrice is one of my favorite drugstore brands for nail polish. And even though I haven’t been into doing my nails these past few months, when they launched some new polishes, I knew I had to try them. I already reviewed the new Brown Collection and today we will delve deeper into their new Chrome…

Catrice The Brown Collection

The new Catrice range doesn’t just feature new makeup, but they have also come out with some new nail polishes. They already updated their entire nail polish range just recently and replaced their older formula with the new Icon Nails. But within this formula, they have now launched two different sub collection, one of which…

Catrice Pulse of Purism nail polish

Dove grey. There is something about that color that attracts me. I’ve been eyeing up two different shades by Essie, but a) they are too similar and b) I already own this one. This polish was part of a recent limited edition collection by Catrice and I fell in love instantly. This is Catrice Pulse…

Best yellow nail polish

The most difficult color nail polish to get right? Yellow. There is just something about this color that makes a polish go on streaky 9 times out of 10. And if they’re neon, it is even harder to get right. I thought I’d show you some of my favorite yellow nail polishes today. Here are…

Best bright nail polish

For summer time, I am always into seriously neon bright nail polish. Especially on my toes, but sometimes I will be brave and also slap on a bright polish onto my finger nails. I picked out a few of my favorite shades to show you. Best bright nail polish

Catrice Icon Nails

Catrice has completely revamped their nail polish line. I already spotted them on Instagram, but now I also spotted them in store. I decided to pick up three shades to try out and see how they work. I have yet to wear them on my nails, but I was so enthusiastic at first swatch, that…

Nail polish declutter

I thought it was high time to sort through my nail polish collection. Like my wardrobe, I figured it needed a good clearing out. There was just so much I wasn’t wearing anymore. Either because I no longer liked the shade, the formula, or because it was just plain old. Time for a good purge!…

OPI I Can Never Hut Up

The days where I would be tempted to buy a full range of a limited edition OPI nail polish collection are long gone. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love the brand. I simply own a lot of nail polish (in fact, it is in a desperate need of a declutter) which means…

Favorite Catrice nail polishes

If there is one brand that I love for nail polishes it is Catrice. There are a few others of course, but when it comes to affordable brands that are readily available to me, then Catrice would be my pick. It is hands down the brand I have the most polishes from and that is…

Catrice Soft Blossom floral scented nail polish

Scented nail polish? Yup it’s back, at least if it is up to Catrice that is. A few years ago scented polishes were a thing, but they seemed to have gone out of style as quickly as they came onto the scene. I still have a Revlon polish that smells like spices and the only…

Why I have started loving Essie nail polish

It’s no secret that OPI is my favorite nail polish brand. However, this past year I’ve been falling in love with Essie. Ever since the brand became more widely available here, I have been trying more colors. I was a tad unlucky at first: with sheerer more jelly like polishes that weren’t my cup of…

Instanails #6

Ah nails! When it comes to beauty, nail polish was my first love and lately that love has been back in full swing. There is just something about fall that makes me want to paint my nails. Just like fall is my favorite season for all things fashion, it is also my favorite season for…

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polish

As you might have seen in my recent nail polish collection video, there are quite a few brands that I love. And when I love a nail polish brand, I tend to buy multiple shades. From OPI and Catrice, to Essie and Essence: I go from high end to low end and everything in between….

Instanails #5

Happy September! And to kick off this month in which classes will start back up again, I thought I could give you an overview of some of the different nail polishes I’ve been wearing. I’ve been on a roll when it comes to doing my nails these past few weeks. I am truly enjoying doing…

Catrice Moon Rock Nail Polish

The launch I was most excited about from Catrice’s new fall/ winter range? Not some of their make up. Oh no, my heart literally skipped a beat when I spotted a new range of nail polish. As you might have seen in Sunday’s video, I love myself some Catrice nail polish. So it should come…

Sally Hansen Gel Nails

A not so recent hype in nail polish land are gel nails. I thought it interesting, but quite expensive to invest in since I already own so many regular polishes. That is why I am super late to jump on the band wagon. After being gifted one shade and the top coat, I felt it…

Instanails #4

Where I used to do quick little posts every week on whatever I wore on my nails, I now use Instagram to show my nails of the day. It had been slow going on the nail polish front lately. My nails were dry and brittle and whatever I seemed to be doing, nail polish would…

China Glaze – Pool Party

Doing my nails has been on the back burner a bit, but that doesn’t mean that I do not still appreciate a good polish. And with summer just around the corner, a seriously neon bright nail polish is a good one to have in your collection. China Glaze’s Pool Party is quite possibly one of…

Sally Hansen Cuticle Oil

I suffer from dry cuticles. If I don’t take proper care of my hands, the skin next to my nails start to peel, flake and my nails become brittle and break off very easily. Over the years I have tried many things. From Lush’ Lemony Flutter to straight up argan oil. It was by chance…

New budget proof nail polish by Essence & Catrice

I always get a little overexcited when Essence and Catrice update their make up lines. And apart from finding new things, I almost always find older products that I hadn’t yet tried. I already showed you the newer launches I am swatching for you in this post today, but I also purchased 6 other polishes…

Instanails #3

Nail polish was my first beauty love, but lately it’s been put on the back burner a bit. After I was sick during fall I didn’t feel I had the time to be painting my nails and so I kind of neglected them for a bit. The result? Hideous looking nails. It took quite some…

A Christmas-y nail polish haul

Honestly, I hadn’t planned on buying any polish. When seeing these collections being released online, I did not experience my usual: OOOH I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE! moment. Instead, I felt a little lackluster and mwah about it all. And then I saw them in stores. With my own eyes. And then I thought:…

Essence 2015 Christmas Advent Calendar

For today’s second post, I thought I’d give you a head’s up to something (I think) exciting I am working on on my Instagram account: @indiequeen84. It’s the Essence 2015 Christmas Advent Calendar featuring nothing but limited edition nail polish related items! Essence 2015 Christmas Advent Calendar

Next Glitz & Blitz glitter top coat

With the festive season upon us, a good glitter nail is a must have to round out your festive wardrobe. That is my opinion at least. I like wearing glitter polishes anyway, but there is just something about the month of December that makes it more apt. It comes in so many shapes and forms…

NOTD: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint Sugar Apple

If there is one nail polish line of which I know I will some day own every single shade available it is the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paints. I own quite a few of them already (10 to be exact) and there is a reason why I love this formula so much: they go…

NOTD: German drugstore polishes

Today I am bringing you two fun, summery nail of the days from the German drugstore. I was in Germany last year and that’s when I picked them up, so I am not sure whether they are still available. But I thought these two polishes were too much fun not to share, so that is…

Orly Color Blast Tangerine Neon

Neon nail polish is a great way to incorporate some summer into your outfit without going overboard. However, the highlighter type shades don’t always make the easiest nail polish textures to use. Many neon polishes are thin, need nearly 25 layers to go on opaque and then they’re still streaky. So when I spotted this…

NOTD: Model’s Own Beach Bag

When the sun comes out, I usually decide to switch up my nail colors for brighter shades. Where I have been stoked on pastels all throughout spring, with summer happening in full force, I opted for something a lot brighter. Meet Model’s Own Beach Bag. Models Own Sticky Nail Polish For Tans Beach Bag Model’s…

Nails Inc The New White White Horse Street

When I am in the UK I always pick up a few nail polishes, but I had yet to try polishes by Nails Inc. They are not the cheapest polishes and so I was a little reluctant to be just trying a random polish on a whim. And then they released their The New White…

Pastel nail colors

Are you tired of pastel nail colors yet? Good, because I am on a major pastel kick lately. Pastels are usually a type of color that I wear mostly in spring and true, technically it still is of course, but I have a feeling I will be wearing pastels for the rest of summer. And…

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Fondant, Huckleberry & Kiwi

My favorite drugstore nail polish? Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints. The color selection is awesome, the application is great and the glossy finish is pretty. Not to mention the decent lasting power, even on my soft and brittle nails. So when I was in the UK and spotted a bunch of colors that I…

My favorite nail polish brands

If you’re a nail polish freak like me, you try out many different nail polish brands. From the cheapest discount budget store brands to indie nail polish to very high end, I have tried anything and everything under the sun. I like trying new nail polish, but there are a few brands that over the…

Greige not beige or; an ode to subtle grey nail polish colors

Barely there nail polish, or neutral are always a good color to try and find. But a finding a true nude nail polish that not only goes on opaque, but also fits your skin tone is an ill feat. That’s why I reverted to skipping nudes all together and found my refuge in the pale…

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail polish

When I go shopping at the UK drugstore, one brand I have to check out is Barry M. Barry M do some of the best drugstore nail polishes and I already knew that they had recently come out with a new nail polish line. At first, I didn’t feel too inspired. But then me and…

Top 5 glitter nail polish

My one nail polish guilty pleasure is glitter top coat. I am a firm believer that a sprinkle of glitter on your nails will make any nail polish look better. In total I have 4 drawers filled with nail polish and one of them is completely devoted to glitter top coats. I have anything and…

Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish

Lately, I have found myself venturing towards Rimmel’s 60 Seconds Super Shine nail polishes. I don’t know why, because before I never even bat an eyelid at them. I thought the colors were uninspiring, the formula of the ones I had tried only so-so and it just never caught my attention. But these past months…

NOTD: Catrice Luxury Vintage Satin Matt Effect Get Boho in Soho

Where last week I was a late to party when it comes to nail polish trends, this week I am right on the money. A current nail polish trend is satin matte nail polish. Nail polish that is matte, but with a subtle amount of shimmer to create a pretty and sophisticated look. Catrice released…

NOTD: Blue confetti

The past few days we saw some pretty nice spring weather over here and so it urged me to post some fun spring nail polish look. Remember my love for baby blue nail polish? Well that is still going strong and so I paired a fun baby blue polish with an even more fun top…

L’Oreal Flower Bohème top coat

Spring 2015 is well on its way, but the weather over here hasn’t exactly been indicative of that. So when I spotted these 3 new top coats by L’Oreal a few weeks ago, I felt that they would be the perfect accessory to brighten up any grey, dull, cold, rainy and windy spring day. Because…

Drugstore nail polish haul

Spring is around the corner and in the past few weeks I have found myself stocking up on some spring appropriate nail polishes. They are all drugstore brand polishes and range from as little as 2 euros a pop to 5.99. You will notice that I am favoring baby blues this time round as well…

NOTD: A flaky does it

Glitters. Holographic top coats. Flakies. If it sparkles I’m all game when it comes to nail polish. So when you combine the three and make a glittery holographic flaky top coat, you bet I need that puppy in my life. So when Catrice released a Limited Edition last year that included a nail polish that…