Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Silver comparisons

I surely have enough polish now to do comparisons - hundreds but not a thousand, I think. But curiously there are few outright dupes.

I do like silver. It ended up NOT a straight silver post but wanted to go glittery.

Little finger - new Topshop polish Wilderness - a poxy 6ml - it looks like a proper size polish on the website - swizz! metallic silver and a good polish
Ring - Topshop White Witch (goes pink on!) + Diamond Cosmetics Glitter Silver
Middle - Misa Dance Fever
Index - Hansen Dividends which is like the Misa only darker and leaves bald spots and never dries and wound me up no end + GOSH Silver Star (see Dividends for how it
Thumb - Diamond Cosmetics Silver Brocade - very like Wilderness but a hint of glitter

I conclude:
  • Topshop sold me a pig in a poke with a teeny mini that didn't say it was a mini
  • Don't bother with White Witch
  • Misa is one of the best brands bar none - buy Misa
  • Hansen Dividends not very good and neither is the GOSH - these are generally 2 brands I don't have much success with though
  • Diamond Cosmetics - such a shame you can't get this in the UK any longer because it's another GREAT brand and it's crazy cheap
  • My skin is unsually dry and it may be attributable to the Hansen Kwik Off polish remover that I am using but that people report to be tough on the skin

2 questions
  1. Straight silver OR silver glitter?
  2. Are the LFW models too thin? When I say too thin I mean unattractively thin. Not unhealthily - that's another issue. Too thin to be attractive.


  1. The thumb nail's my favourite.
    Are models meant to be attractive? I thought they were meant to be ulta thin and bland as not to detract from the beautiful clothing. They are just walking coathangers at the end of the day.
    It amazes me that anyone would wish to emmulate one. xxx

  2. GOSH made a silver glitter--how did I miss that? Not that I am short of silver or glitter, but still I like to at least know about all the glitters in the world.

    I haven't checked out fashion week models but I can say that super skinny doesn't do anything for me--my girl crushes are all on the more lush end of the spectrum.

  3. Lush is a good word.

    But some of the models are downright...homely. Coat hangers would be better.

  4. I haven't been following London Fashion Week - weird, because usually I'm all over that sort of thing...O_o

  5. The thumb is my favourite, very pretty polish! I like the glitter ones too and I just realised I don't have a silver glitter, I must add that to my list!
    I've only seen odd bits of LFW. There is a difference between being naturally slim and starving yourself. Some of them look so ill being that thin, it's shocking how they are still walking around.

  6. I love silver glitter! x

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a necklace from pie n the sky if you'd like to check it out. :) x