There are so many different nail polish brands and especially drugstore nail polish brands, that a real great find is something to be happy about. When I found HEMA 826, I was blown off my feet!
HEMA 826 is a pink nail polish, packed with holographic glitter. It dries so glossy that it looks as if it was glass on your nails. I was very impressed I have to admit!
This is how it looks like in sunlight. It was only EUR 2,5 and it is so awesome! Sometimes great stuff comes cheap. (<– wise saying of the year) And in case you assume it wears bad: it doesn’t. I had no tip wear whatsoever, and when in India, I eat with my hands too, hence I wash them a lot, plus a lot of traveling: still no tip wear. Great stuff!
I bought this polish in Amsterdam when our flight to India was delayed (what else to do, obviously), and I immediately put it on. Actually, I wore it three times on that holiday, that’s how much I like it!
Well, we were at the beach, and there was a tiny dead fish, and we thought it’d be fun to make a picture with it (not overly trying to be morbid here). So, as you all requested and always wanted to see: A nail polish picture with a dead fish.
Another outfit I wore in Paris! I had CoverBand Sticks’n Stones with me, courtesy of my dear friend B.
Sticks’n Stones is a black and white glitter, which consists of bar glitter, square glitter, roound glitter… all kinds of shapes and sizes. It’s the cheaper and more accessible brother of the (in)famous lyndarella Connect the Dots.
I started off with two coats of American Apparel Echo Park. It’s a grey creme, nothing more to say about that. Then I added a coat of KIKO 234, which is a shimmery pink glassfleck. It can be worn on its own but it is much prettier over a creme polish. I swatched it over black too, and then it has a duochrome effect! Over Mouse, the KIKO added a subtle pink hue with shimmer.
Then I added a coat of Sticks’n Stones, and finally, I added a coat of HEMA Wetlook 04, which is a super sheer pink. I loved this jelly sandwich, as it added a bit of pink to my otherwise overly matching outfit.
The skirt was a Paris sale purchase (again, surprise, surprise. I’m a very frugal shopper) from GAP, the cardigan is from H&M, tights from Wolford (thanks mum!), the tshirt is from Use A Brand and the shoes are from GAP too.
The ring I’m wearing is from Marc Jacobs. It was ridiculously cheap and it says “inter nos” (between us) on there, which I think is incredibly funny as I’m wearing it on my middle finger, which literally is between all the other fingers. So, don’t say I can’t find joy in the little things!
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