american apparel nail lacquer swatches!

I'm a nail polish addict. there I said it, I hope this means I'm on the first steps to recovery (hmmmm)

as you may have guessed I'm a huge fan of models own polishes (did you all take advantage of the 50% sale? I bet you did!)

however I've had my head turned by a new kid on the block; american apparel nail lacquer! 
ok, they've actually been around for ages but I've never tried them until now.

oh lord they are preeeetttty! I splurged on three colours, they're not the cheapest coming in at £7 each (but you can get 3 for £17 which is a slight saving!)

the neon colours are beautiful, I went for the violet which I can't rave about more! sometimes it looks pink other times purple, it's pure gorgeousness in a bottle.
(the only problem to report is it has a slight matte finish so I have to wear a clear top coat to make it shiny.)

I also went for a pretty grey/blue which is really lovely; I'm having a real fling with blues and turquoise colours this month. 

lastly I nabbed a chunky glitter called galaxy, big fat rainbow coloured glitter which look rather pretty over other polishes! even though there's bucket loads of glitter the varnish is rather thick so two coats are needed for best effect.

anyway rather than me rambling on any more; have a peek yourself!

'galaxy' polish
'the valley' polish
'neon violet' polish

I think I'll be adding some more of this range onto my christmas list (if I can wait that long!)

caroline x


  1. Love the colours, especially the glitter one. But I've just bought myself 16 Models Own nail varnishes in the 50% sale - oops! So I'm officially off the nail varnish buying scene for a while!

  2. Love the neon colour, the glitter is wonderful too. Must resist!

  3. The colours are gorgeous! Especially the chunky glittery one, need to get my hands on this! xx

  4. I love AA nail varnishes! And a Models Own 50% sale?! Gutted I missed that!

    Shopped and Dropped

  5. I think at 3 for £17 they're not badly price, after all they'd be less then £6 a pop, and MO is £5 :)
    I haven't tried any yet but love the ones you got, especially the chunky glitter one! :) xx

  6. Wow these are fantastic, I had no idea that they did nail polish. I shall certainly be purchasing the glitter one, I love polishes with big specks of glitter, they look so dramatic. Thanks for introducing me to these. x

  7. neon violet is such a brilliant shade ! x

  8. Love these! Have you tried the new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine? They're ok, but very similar to the original Barry M's

    NCCB x

  9. love the first one! Guess I'm gonna search for something like that here in Philippines. yay!

  10. oh my goodness, lady! how does your lovely blog not have more followers? I will demand that everyone follows your blog immediately!!! I think you're my new fave! Rose from Mixed Gems blog had told me that you're a guru in nail art so I'm going to check out all your nail polish posts today! I'm following your blog now so will be back to say hello again soon! xoxo

    1. ah thanks you angel, that's a real compliment coming from you!

      aha I hope you like them, not sure about being a guru.. but I'll take it ;) I'm doing some more this week, hopefully get them up soon! xxx

  11. Gorgeous colour, I'm definitely adding them onto my Christmas list :-)



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