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2017 Top Five | Manicures

I know; it's February. But I'm not done with these 2017 recaps so here we go.

Last year I got very few professional manicures. Last year I had to cut my nails more than ever. Moral of the story: make sure to #treatyoself πŸ˜‰

Zoya 'Mallory'

Gorgeous one coat cream. I believe I still applied two though. Great as a mani or pedi colour. It's still available on Zoya's site.

Zoya 'Mallory' - www.modenmakeup.com

RGB Cosmetics 'Oxblood'

Forgive the polish on the cuticles; I was too excited to show the shine of this polish. That's three thin coats with no top coat. Stunning. A few RGB Cosmetics are still available from Pure Source Barbados (in store). 

RGB Cosmetics 'Oxblood' - www.modenmakeup.com

Essie 'Style Cartel'

Somewhere along the line I decided to compare "inky blue" nail polishes. As you would have noticed, the post isn't up yet πŸ˜’This polish is definitely gonna be in there though. It's still listed on Essie's site.

Essie 'Style Cartel' - www.modenmakeup.com

Rescue Beauty Lounge 'Footpath'

Sadly Rescue Beauty Lounge has closed their doors but before they did I purchased this unsuspecting beauty. I didn't think it would suit my complexion but sometimes yuh gotta take risks man.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 'Footpath' - www.modenmakeup.com

Zoya 'Levi' 

This is shoutout to Zoya Pixie Dust formula in general. Textured polishes are a great quick event-ready manicure. They do tend to chip faster than cream polishes but it's a small price to pay for the suburb drying time. 'Levi' is one of the 'finer' textures from the Pixie Dust range.

Zoya 'Levi' - www.modenmakeup.com

Special mention:

Orly 'Glowstick' 

Gotta shout out this manicure cause Karolynn hooked me up! On my own, I don't think I could make this polish look this good. Especially without a white base coat. Some things yuh just gotta leave to the Pros. Look at that nail shape yuh! Those are all mine 😍

Orly 'Glowstick' - www.modenmakeup.com

Let us know your favourite polishes in the comments. 

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