Monday, November 28, 2011

H & M ~ Love and Kisses

H & M ~ Love and Kisses
A bright crème red, a shimmery charcoal and a multi sized silver glitter, in a clear base

I have a luxury problem these days. When I change my manicures I have so many different untried nail polishes that it’s very difficult for me to make a decision. Today I decided to use three untrieds at a time, in order to minimize the number of polishes awaiting their turn onstage.

I went for the cute H & M collection I bought recently; the red “Berry Love”, the charcoal “Kiss Goodnight” and the silver glitter “Confetti Kisses”. I started with the red as a base, and I was simply amazed by how well it covered. If I’m ever in a hurry, this can go on as a one coater. I added a second coat though, to make it look the best.

Here it is: 

After that, I masked the nails with tape – not in the middle, but about two thirds across. I painted the unmasked nail with the charcoal, and like the red, it covered nicely. I think this one would be good for stamping. I removed the tape and let it dry.

My idea was to paint a glittery line of silver where the red and charcoal meet, but this particular glitter wasn’t dense enough to do the job. I fetched my nail art glitter, the Flexbrush, and painted a silver stripe where the two colours meet instead. Here’s what that looked like:  

It wasn’t quite what I had hoped for – but I guess you all know what it’s like to be your own worst critic. It’s nice to try more than one polish at a time though, and also nice to sometimes wear something a little bit different instead of just a one colour manicure.

The H & M polishes:
Opacity: 10/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes


  1. I think this is pretty cool! I really love that red!!

  2. I was so positively surprised over the coolness of the red. Easy to apply and sooo lovely. :)

  3. Thank you. I must admit that it grew a bit on me after a day. :)