Friday, 28 June 2013

Polished London - "Big Ben"

Hi everyone, how are you? Yay for Friday's! I have taken a break from exam study to bring you a new post :) The second of my Polished London collection, Big Ben. This is a beautiful, rich bluey/teal colour. I thought it was quite similar to Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I think it is slightly darker...I shall have to do a dupe post to compare them! Anyway, this was a great polish to apply. It was a little patchy on the first coat and the second there was some bald patches near the cuticle (don't you hate them!) but it was perfectly self levelling and I was ecstatic with the end result. 

Big Ben. I have seen quite a few blue polishes around (well lots!) but I am still a sucker for them. You may or may not be able to see the bald patches, I don't think I can in this photo which is good! This was 2 coats with a top coat and taken with a flash. So bright and fun!

Without flash but with the dining room lights on lol. A perfect teal colour, it sort makes me think this is what the sky may look around London, don't know why lol. I am so happy with my application too, getting better and better! My hands are also not as dry and my cuticles not as bad, thanks to my KORA Organics Hand Cream! Wonderful product, can do a review on request :)

Really happy with my Polished London purchases. I like that they are so affordable here too, finally a great polish that I don't feel bad forking out money for! :P This had a great brush too. Quite similar to Essie's older, thinner brushes which is great, I was able to paint really close to the edges of my nails with no pooling or smudging! 

Final photo, I think Big Ben looks most like Mint Candy Apple in this shot. The lighting definitely changes it, some lights it looks quite dark, others it is shining! 

Of course to continue with my London theme, here is a shot of the exquisite Big Ben. I really hope to see these landmarks one day soon! 

Well there is part 2 of my Polished London haul! I can't wait to show you my other two colours, I am so tempted to buy more of them to swatch and wear they are that fantastic! Check them out, just google Polished London and if they don't ship to you, I am sure there is a link of stockists on their site, its where I found mine! :D

Have a beautiful weekend and keep polishing! Em x 


  1. Hi Em!
    This looks great! I have seen polished london in my local Terry White chemist. I only have one which is the red, can't remember what it's called and i haven't used it lol

  2. Very pretty color! And your manis always looks so shiny:) Great photos!

  3. This is a pretty color! I really like it a lot :)

  4. It is such a pretty color! I love how shiny it is!

  5. Ooh thanks Kel I will have to have a search! Working today near a westfield so will have a look! Thank you everyone :) Love reading your beautiful comments :)

  6. Dear Em,
    what a cute idea to combine beautiful nail polish with a London theme! I love to paint my nails - till now always deep red (the latest is YvesSaintLaurent's La Laque 33: Rose Pourpre) - but have to confess that I never in my life used blue - but: I looked at the nails of young women and thought: mmmh - why not? And as (hopefully) summer starts here in Germany, I will give it a try. As you saw on my blog: I love change - so, why not having that in nail polish too?

    1. Thank you Britta! I will have to try that red shade now! I think that is a great idea, you could definitely pull off this blue or any shade you find! A change is as good as a holiday they say so I think you are absolutely right! :)

  7. I'm really into blues and greens this summer. Love it!

  8. This colour looks awesome! I actually don't own this shade of blue, I will have to try and find a dupe ;)

  9. Such a soft and lovely color! And it looks so shiny too. :)

  10. Hi Em,
    I just found your blog (thanks to Jemma!) and I'm so happy.
    It's really nice here!

    Oh and you just have to go to London, go on the London Eye, see Big Ben, do all the stuff tourists like ;) I'll leave London in a few weeks and I'm sad about that.
    Anyways, the colour is really nice!

    If you ever have some time to head over to my blog I would be very happy:

    Have a good evening!
    Nadine x

    1. Hi Nadine! Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! I am glad you found my blog :) Visiting London is at the top of my to do list thats for sure! A friend lives over there at the moment so I want to try and visit her! Where are you leaving for?
      I will check out your blog right now :D
      Hope you are well and have a great Monday! Em x x