Thursday, January 31, 2013

Topshop Nail Polish in Tidal - *Review*


As you may have gathered from my post and Vlog about Topshop makeup, I am quite the fan, and the nail polishes are no exception.

I must admit, this is probably only the 3rd or 4th Topshop polish I have tried, but whenever I have, they seem to be really pigmented, pretty and best of all brilliant quality.

Tidal
Tidal is a really on-trend pale grey/blue. It really compliments my skin tone, despite having a blue base, my skin looks fresh and healthy, and it sits really well on my nails.

Tidal - No Flash
Tidal - Flash
 As you can see, it's a really gorgeous bright, yet subtle colour with a high sine gloss finish. I just applied two coats, with an undercoat of Sally Hansen's Nail Growth Treatment (which I always bang on about - but it's THE best). I think you could almost call this colour a pastel, as it is a really baby blue, but the grey edge actually gives it an extra dimension of colour. To me, the name Tidal is almost reminiscent of the foam at the edge of a rough sea, so you have a mix of the white, greys and pale blues, as it rolls onto shore.

I went a step further with this colour. After wearing it for a few hours with the gloss shining out-loud, I couldn't resist mattifying it, just because you might say i'm a little obsessed with that at the moment... The gloss itself is really, really lovely, but i'm just so into anything matte right now, I couldn't resist!

I once again used my Rimmel Matte Finish Mattifying Polish, once Tidal was dry, and here are the results...

Matte With Flash


Matte Without Flash
I love the gloss, and I love the matte. I really think it depends what mood you're in, matte is a bit more 'edgy' and gloss screams classic beauty, you can always mix and match, I always love that! 

I definitely love the colour, quality and look of this polish. The packaging is too cute for words, and at £5, the bottle is a decent size for your money. The brush isn't the biggest, so if you rely on large, Revlon sized wands, you might find it a bit tricky. Saying that though, it isn't remarkably small, so do not let that put you off!

Basically yum and love! Let me know if you've tried Topshop polishes, and which are your faves?

Nails and Love, Lauren xx







18 comments:

  1. lovely post - that is a gorgeous colour! followed your blogxo

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    1. Thank you lovely! I am really loving the colour too :)

      I'm still loving your blog, I think it's great!!

      Lauren xx

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  2. Lovely post! Love the colour. Love reading your posts x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks hannah, me too its really nice for this time of year too :). I love reading yours too, your blog is really great!!

      Lauren xx

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  3. That colour is GORGEOUS! Too bad I live in Canada... :P (Maybe I'll search ebay?)
    I'll be on the lookout for a dupe!

    Allie
    http://ordinaryallie.blogspot.ca

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    1. Oh of course! I definitely would it's lovely, let me know if you find a good one? :)

      Lauren xx

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  4. Lovely colour! I have the rimmel matt top coat its amaze transforms any nail colour and much cheaper then getting matt nails at the salon! X

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    1. I know it's amazing isn't it? I'm so into using it on pretty much every mani I do at the moment, it's like having a whole new drawer of polishes :) xx

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  5. Is it your camera or does it have a hint of purple in it as well? It's a beautiful colour on your skin too.
    I'm also a little bit obsessed with putting a matt top coat on my nail polishes, especially with pastels (even though you said it was baby blue not pastel).
    Do you have any other colours that you really like?

    http://monikaandyou.blogspot.com.au

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    1. In some lights it does look a little bit lavender, you're right. But mostly i'd say it's just a pale grey/blue. Im really loving wearing it, so thanks for loving it too!!

      From Topshop there is a lovely colour, called peaches and cream which is a lovely pastel orange, the link is here if you want to check it out :) :

      http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2412177&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208569&parent_categoryId=208495&pageSize=200&refinements=category~[414765|208569]&noOfRefinements=1

      I honestly love so many colours, I'm a big nail polish fan - let me know if there is anything you want to see!

      Lauren xx

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  6. very nice ice blue! love this colour :)
    would you like to follow each other?
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    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Anthea! Yep it's gorgeous I have to agree, i'm loving wearing it so much :)

      Of course!! I shall follow you now

      Lauren xx

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  7. Such a beautiful colour! Will definitely be getting myself some!

    Emma xx

    http://uglybugbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Emma, I just followed your blog! I love it, can't wait to read more :)
      xx

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