Hello! You may be wondering where I've been (of course, you also may not... and I don't blame you to be honest!) Sorry for the absence, but at the moment I have no working computer at home. I was keeping up my usual schedule of blogging at the library, but Mr NN has a new job (yay!) which means I can't get 5 minutes to myself to get to the library as often as I'd like. I'm going to try and schedule a weeks worth of posts on a Saturday from now on because I miss showing people my nails! Ha! I miss getting an email when someone comments too... Anyway, onto the polish!
Believe it or not, I'm not buying much polish at the moment. In fact, until this Tuesday I can't remember the last time I bought a polish for myself. It's totally depressing not having any nail mail to look forward to! I've come to realise, reluctantly, that having a roof over my head and being able to feed the children something other than dust is more important. Just. Anyway, although the no-buy is by necessity not choice, I did spot this polish on a new market stall at my nearest (read: 10 miles away) shopping centre and picked it up straight away. For £2 I couldn't resist. It's by W7 and it's called Mosaic and it bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain Sprinkles collection by High End brand Nails Inc. Matte blue, silver and greeny/gold glitter in a blue base. I'm so glad a more affordable brand has latched onto the matte glitter trend (we can't all afford the indies – either in a financial sense or lack of sleep after staying up all night stalking the etsy shops...) – and they also have a monochrome and a red black and white version apparently. This was a dream to apply – just the right amount of glitter, not clumps of it, opaque in 2 coats and not too top coat hungry. My nails looked like the bottom of a swimming pool!
One word of warning though – it stained like a mofo. We all know that blues do not play nice with me in terms of leaving me smurfed, but as it's a pale blue it didn't even cross my mind that it might stain. Should have doubled up on the base coat...
I'm going to look out for the others, despite the staining, because other than that I was really impressed with this polish :)
What do you think of the matte glitter trend? Are there any indies you're lemming for but just can't get? It sucks being in the UK when all the etsy shops across the pond restock in the middle of the night!