Tuesday 9 July 2013

REVIEW // Northern Sky Nails

Custom Nail Varnish // Northern Sky Nails

You may have caught a glimpse of this nail varnish in a lot of my recent outfit posts but I haven't ever included a proper shot of my nails.  I get acrylic nails and when I had this colour on my nails they were in dire need of care so apologies for the scruffy state!  You may also notice the galaxy accent nails - these were painted at the Oh My Love event I went to not long ago by the lovely ladies at the Nail Girls stand, how I wish I could do it myself!

Anyway, onto the nail varnish!  I was kindly gifted this colour as well as another (which I'll feature in due time) and both shades are so lovely!  Each and every one is hand mixed by Karen and you can buy them in her shop, Northern Sky Nails.  This particular nail varnish was custom made for me but you can buy a similar shade here, or alternatively contact her for your own personal nail colour.

The nail polish is (clearly) a lovely bubblegum pink, chock full of pink, purple and turquoise glitter.  Because the formula is not professionally mixed, it does separate, with the glitter going to the bottom but to me this is not a problem; just a quick shake brings it to normal consistency.  I found the formula applied very smoothly, and only needed two coats for an opaque finish.  I cannot, however, comment on the lasting power of the polish, because I get acrylic nails therefore never experience chipping.  The one itty bitty thing that let me down, however, is that the glitter looked more like speckles rather than sparkly glitter, although this could just be down to my shoddy application.  Otherwise I am extremely impressed with the formula, especially as it's handmade and will definitely be wearing it a lot this summer.  If you would like to have a look at the Northern Sky Nails online shop click here - polishes start at £6.50 and as I said before, custom nail varnishes are more than welcome!
love amy x


  1. This looks great. I love the pink & blue colour combination!

    Belle x
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  2. Love the colour, and custom nail varnishes?! Oh my, sounds so cool! *___*

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  3. Loved the color of the glaze, I think these very lovely blue dot pink.
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  4. Cute I love the look of that polish!

  5. What a lovely summery colour combo. Suits you as well. I'm jealous of how long your nails are, mine just break :(

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  6. Looks absolutely amazing
    S xx

  7. I think this colour is just okay. Are there any other nail polish you'd recommend, Amy? :)

    Celyx Lim

  8. I like the light tone of pink, nice for Summer.



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