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Top Ten Nail Products for 2013

If you've read my recent nail polish post you are pretty much up to speed on my favourites. Still, I thought it best not to leave nails out of this 'Top Ten' series so let's recap shall we...

Zoya Nail Polish

I can't even name a colour, just the brand in general. I have not met a dud. Impressive no?

Zoya 'Beach' Summer 2012 Collection www.modenmakeup.com
Zoya can be purchased from Bio Beauty, Coconut Walk, Hastings

Essie 'Play Date'

This could just be my favourite lavender polish. It screams Spring. That don't happen in Bim but heyyyyy.

Essie 'Play Date' www.modenmakeup.com

Ruby Kisses 'Blues Clue'

My girl Paula from Pau Prints put this on my toes one day and made me a believer. Y'all know Ruby Kisses price is right too.

Ruby Kisses 'Blues Clue' swatch www.modenmakeup.com

Speaking of blues...

Essie 'Butler Please'

Renamed 'Barbados Blue' by yours truly. Feeling patriotic? Just put this on.

Essie 'Butler Please' swatch www.modenmakeup.com

And to round out the Essie train...

'A Cut Above'

You knew that was coming. My absolute favourite accent detail. Gorgeous over nudes.

Essie luxeffect 'A Cut Above' www.modenmakeup.com

What's my favourite nude?

Sinful Colors 'Vacation Time'

It contains the right amount of pink so your hands don't look like a mannequin.


For a very long time I was always drawn to pink nail polish. All shades, every brand. The pink that stood out in 2013 was:

Rimmel London 'Funtime Fuschia'

Their 60 seconds line lives up to the claims and that particular colour looks amazing on my toes. Summertime fine!

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I'm still on the hunt for my absolute to die for red but last year I tried the Nails Inc. formula and was impressed.

Nails Inc 'St. James'

Nails Inc 'St. James' swatch www.modenmakeup.com
Birthday pedicure
Best top coat:

Orly 'In A Snap'

Hands down. Read the rave here.

Orly 'In A Snap' www.modenmakeup.com

My favourite base coat:

Revlon 'Post Trauma Nail Treatment'

My nails chip regularly and this evens out the ridges. Polish glides over this fairly awesome too.

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Special mentions:

Glass nail files

They shape and smooth the nail edge with out snagging. Get a good one. 

Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner

Every nail polish collector needs a good thinner.

Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner www.modenmakeup.com
Orly products are available from iMart

I'm still on the hunt for that it all be all polish remover. Leave your suggestions in the comments.

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