The Summer Series: Holiday Nails

Around three weeks ago now, I was browsing my ever growing stash of nail polishes for the perfect holiday colour. It needed to last, look pretty but also be the perfect colour to go with my holiday wardrobe. The result? War paint by Topshop…

Almost a neon red, War Paint manages to look fine with even contrasting shades – put it down to the facts its a variation of a classic red. The formula for the majority of the Topshop polishes i’ve used have been amazing – paint one hand, go on to the next, and the first hand is then dry for it’s second coat! It also is fairly good with regards to streaks. I’m trying out the AA Neon polishes at the moment, and all I can say until the review is “streak city!”

The next best thing is, besides a nail that broke on the last day. There was not one chip the whole week, I used a standard Collection 2000 base, and a Rimmel topcoat (which really isn’t a topcoat to be sneared at might it add! I recommend!) but even without those, I have had this last for around 6 days – pretty fantastic!

This week I rediscovered my love of nail polish and, after a mini splurge, have completely filled up my storage space. I think I might have a new new posts coming up about my favourites!


  1. Islay
    08 Jul 2012 / 5:27 pm

    this is amazing! I love the first photo too!


    • HelloOctober
      08 Jul 2012 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you! I was bricking it as I was taking the photo, it was a bit of a drop from my balcony! x

  2. Kirsty
    08 Jul 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Loving this color πŸ˜‰

    • HelloOctober
      08 Jul 2012 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you xx

  3. Rachel K.
    08 Jul 2012 / 5:47 pm

    A bright pink/red nail polish is definitely the best choice for a Summer trip! πŸ™‚ For this Summer, I really love a bright coral shade Mad About Mango by Revlon too. Can have a look at the swatch on my blog πŸ™‚

    • HelloOctober
      09 Jul 2012 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks hun x

  4. Nikki
    08 Jul 2012 / 5:56 pm

    LOVE this colour, it's fab! Perfect for summer:) Xx

    • HelloOctober
      08 Jul 2012 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ xx

  5. Glittered feathers
    08 Jul 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I love this colour, your nails are perfect aswell

    Jess x

    • HelloOctober
      08 Jul 2012 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you, though I currently have one short one due to the break πŸ™ xx

  6. Tiffany
    08 Jul 2012 / 6:40 pm

    I love this colour! I wear a lot of coral-pinks during the summer as well.
    you don't like AA polishes? I actually find them to be quite good quality!

    • HelloOctober
      08 Jul 2012 / 7:28 pm

      I never said that πŸ˜‰ without going into too much detail before I fully write about them, I do really like them, but they are very streaky! πŸ™‚ x

  7. Caz
    08 Jul 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Even though my nail polish collection is getting a bit out of hand i've never tried any of the Topshop polishes but this colour is lovely especially for the summer πŸ™‚ xx

    • HelloOctober
      09 Jul 2012 / 8:55 pm

      Maybe you could just invest in one… or two… πŸ˜‰

  8. MarΓ­a
    08 Jul 2012 / 8:48 pm

    You should try Models Own neon collection for good quality neons without strikes!
    (I haven't tried the AA ones, though, so I can't really compare between the two)
    I have 3 of them, and they are amazing! (Fluro Orange, Tangerine Queen and Bubble gum)


    • HelloOctober
      09 Jul 2012 / 8:56 pm

      I have a few from MO already, but they just didn't have the colours I wanted recently. Their formulas are very good though x

  9. Shannon
    08 Jul 2012 / 10:48 pm

    Love the name, war paint ^_^
    Really pretty colour.. I've never tried topshop nail polishes but i'm going too ^_^ have you tried out other Topshop polishes? x

    • HelloOctober
      09 Jul 2012 / 7:24 am

      I have quite a few of them, some I don't use as much as others, my second favourite is Peaches and Cream, but they also do some lovely pinks as well!

  10. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    09 Jul 2012 / 6:21 am

    Love neon and love red. This color is a winner.

    • HelloOctober
      09 Jul 2012 / 8:57 pm

      I aggree πŸ™‚ x x

  11. Sophie
    09 Jul 2012 / 9:47 am

    This is such a gorgeous colour! I might have to treat myself!

    • HelloOctober
      09 Jul 2012 / 8:58 pm

      Doooo it! x x

  12. jordan
    10 Jul 2012 / 8:58 pm

    I love this colour! xx

  13. Lili
    14 Jul 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Nice color!

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