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Today I have another nail polish tag for you!

In September of last year I filled in the last tag. I found this  two tags that I really liked and so I joined them for you.

1. What’s your favorite basecoat?

OPI Natural basecoat bottle

Since quite some time now I use the OPI Natural Nail base coat. It is very thin and has a light pink color. This basecoat works very well for my nails, with red and teal colors I always use two layers, just in case.

2. What’s your favorite topcoat?

The topcoat which I use the most is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. A very good, fast drying topcoat with an incredible shine. I work through the bottles as if they were sweets😉

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri bottle

Quite recently, I also discovered the Layla Brilliant Due topcoat that is also a very good one.

Layla Brilliant Due Topcoat bottle

3. Top 3 favorite brands

I find that a hard one because there are many good brands but if I just look in my drawers, the brands I do own the most polishes of are:

  1. OPI
  2. Layla
  3. China Glaze

OPI nail polishes

4. How often do you paint your nails?

I paint my nails almost on a daily basis, I find it wonderfully soothing to take care of my nails while watching films or series. Only at this point I still wear my New Year’s Eve mani. On the days when I make swatches than I paint them up to 30 times in one day.

tag closeup nails

It is still neatly in place. The black polish is OPI My Gondola or Yours? and the glitter is China Glaze Coal Hands, Warm Heart (applied over OPI Glitter Off base coat).

5. Favorite neutral color

It is to me very obvious to choose from one of the OPI Soft Shades collections but I have to give priority to a polish I recently got in. Namely essence I’m Lost in You.

Essence I'm Lost in You hand holding bottle

6 Red or pink polish?

Pink, no doubt! I’m not a fan of red, I don´t think it fits me. I really only wear red at Christmas, combined with gold. You can decide  🙂

OPI Coca Cola Red hand holding bottle


piCture pOlish New York hand holding bottle

7. Glitter or matte polish?

What about a matte glitter? This is KOH Blue Universe.

KOH Blue Universe hand holding bottle matte topcoat

8. What is your go-to at this moment?

That is Laila Red Hot (not red as the name suggests), it is opaque in a single layer and within five minutes, dry and hard. An ideal last minute polish!

Layla Red Hot hand holding bottle

9. If you had your own nail polish line, what would it be called?

This is an idea that I’ve been playing around with for a while now. Nailfinity is out of the question because Max Factor has a line with that name. I would really have to think it over.

10. What’s your favorite finish?

I think I surely like cream polishes the most. It’s subtle, neat and not too in your face.

OPI A Great Opera-tunity hand holding bottle

11. What’s your favorite “pretty ugly” polish?

Hmm tricky. I just don’t have a pretty ugly polish that I like to wear at this moment. I do have two in my stash that are pretty ugly though 😉 I named them all once before and my opinion has not really changed.

OPI Amberrassed
OPI I’m Never Embarrassed

Catrice Call Me Princess hand holding bottle

Catrice Call Me Princess

12. What is your most precious polish?

That is the OPI Pure 18K Gold and Silver topcoat. This I got from my hubby for Christmas a few years ago just before we went on vacation. It is a collectors edition which I only use for special occasions.

OPI Mariah Pure 18K bottle and box

13. If you could go back in time, what collection would you buy?

Ah that would be the China Glaze OMG collection. Such an awesome holographic collection. I only have 2NITE from that collection.

China Glaze 2NITE hand holding bottle

China Glaze 2NITE

14. What items are absolutely necessary in your nail routine?

A good glass file, Lush Lemony Flutter, KOH Purifying Bath Pearls and a hand cream. These are actually the fixed items that I like to use.

Crystal Files hand holding nail file

15. What is your favorite “just discovered” brand (indie or mainstream)?

I recently discovered the polishes of Roby Nails, an Italian brand. I am very impressed with this brand, you’ll certainly see their polishes more often on my blog.

Roby Magic Fuxia hand holding bottle

16. Indie or mainstream?

I don’t have much indie polishes, that does not mean that I do not like them. One of the last indies I have got is of Picture Polish, New York. A beautiful pink with a subtle glitter.

piCture pOlish New York bottle and brush


17. Which collections of what brands do you look forward to?

I am not looking forward to a certain collection yet. I always  like the OPI Soft Shades spring collections quite a lot.

OPI Petal Soft bottle

These were two combined tags. I hope you liked it. I do not tag anyone in particular but you can always copy it!

Have a great Sunday, next week there will be another nail art tutorial!