I'd like to stress that I DO normally use a top coat and I still mess it up and/or chip it!
However, I picked up a couple of nail polishes the other day that seem idiot-proof. Both are from Topshop, whose nail varnishes I have never tried before (I know I'm really behind the times but I seem to have only bought OPI and Essie for the last year), and I was very impressed.
The first colour is this gorgeous rose gold colour called "Suffuse". In the bottle, the shade looks slightly orange and "off", but on the nails it dries to a beautiful colour. Even a friend, who usually not a fan of rose gold polish, commented on how pretty it was.
|I tried my best to find good lighting on this dull day but I think it looks a little browner that it really is here|
The second colour I chose was this metallic, slightly frosty, pink called "Beam".
Although it is a beautiful colour, it is a little too pink for me on my fingernails. I will, however, probably have this on my toes all spring (I'm not counting the current weather as spring) and summer, too!
It's definitely worth checking out the selection in Topshop. I'm completely clueless as to why I avoided them for so long. I picked both of these up for £7.20 (2 for £8 offer plus student discount), which I was thrilled about, frankly and I will definitely be picking up more. I'm already looking up swatches for other colours, I can feel a slight obsession coming on.