Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Topshop Nail Polish Picks


I've decided I'm going to do more 'top picks' posts from various online shopping websites, because I really enjoy reading these kinds of posts and seeing little snapshots of what's available without having to trawl through pages of items. Having said that, when the mood strikes I also do love hunting through said pages of items and picking out my favourite things - I'm a dedicated Tumblr user and I think scrolling through my dashboard at speed has trained my eyes and brain to recognise images I find aesthetically appealing in a split second, which is also good for shopping sites.

Anyway, I was looking at the Topshop website the other day and I noticed they have some really nice nail polish colours (my inner Brit is cringing slightly at the use of the word polish instead of varnish but I'll let it slide for the sake of clarity). I'm somewhat of a nail polish fiend, as I almost always have some colour on my nails before I inevitably peel it off, an unfortunate habit I have. I've tried so many brands over the years, but not that many high end ones as I can never quite bring myself to splash too much cash, although I admit you do get what you pay for when it comes to nail polish. But one brand which I've found to be nearly as good as the few high end ones I'v tried is Topshop, as their polishes really stay on despite my best peeling efforts and they go on quite nicely too.

Names from left to right:

Sweet and Elite / £6
This is the perfect subtle pinky shade, in my opinion, as I don't really like bright colours on my nails. Maybe it's just the name, but it makes me think of sweets and I would call it a marshmallow kind of pink.

Rage / £5
Although I don't tend to go for brights, I do love a good dark colour on my nails, particularly dark forest green or a deep burgundy red. This purple is such a good block colour, which is nice as I already have a more shimmery, galaxy kind of purple.

Blue Rinse / £5
I haven't got anything like this, which is why it really appeals to me as a colour. I can't decide if it's closer to a duck egg blue or the sky on a sunny day.

Figment / £6
I looove the look of glitter nail polish, but I always regret painting my nails with it and vow never to use it again when it comes to getting it off as it's basically impossible. This is so pretty though, so I would probably make an exception.

Alchemy / £6
Gold is my absolute favourite colour to paint my nails and I've collected quite an assortment of different ones from various brands. I'm fairly sure I own this exact shade from Topshop already, although it came in a set of 3 as a gift so I can't be sure. It's easily my favourite gold I own, although it's nearly run out now!

Chiffon / £5
This is such a lovely nude, I think it would be perfect for those days when you just can't make a decision colour-wise, but want to look like you've made an effort.

Unfortunately you can't buy nail polish from the EU Topshop website (at least with Belgium as a delivery address), although they're available on the UK one. Which means I will have to wait until I'm next in a Topshop story in the UK to try and track any of these beauties down!



  1. I've tried a few tiptop polishes and they aren't great, for me anyway, but the shades are pretty x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  2. I LOVE Topshop nail polishes and all the ones you have picked out are so pretty! Especially the baby blue one!
    Rachel Coco

  3. I've never had a Topshop nail varnish before but I really want one, I love all the one syou've chosen! The blue seems so perfect for summer and I love the shimmer in the gold one and the first one, like a mermaid :)x