This is the beautifully bright ‘Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes’. A clear based polish with varying sizes of glitter in orange, yellow, red and gold. Also, I have never ever seen the appeal of bar glitter but I LOVE it in this.
This is one layer of WWW over Collection 2000’s ‘Blue Hawaii’, topped with Seche Vite. I did have to do some placement of the glitter but nothing too difficult.
Just look at it! *Gazes lovingly at nails*
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘Starlet’
Yes, I am still ploughing through the Collection 2000 prize, they seem to be never ending. I think I’ve liked every single colour so far and this one is no exception.
It’s a slightly sheer red polish with a hot pink shimmer in the sun which adds a kick to what would otherwise be a fairly regular red nail varnish.
Unlike all of the other Collection 2000 polishes, this one needed more than 2 coats. The photos above are 2 coats and you can still see nail line in some lights. Also, I used two layers of top coat and it still felt a bit gritty when dried. Not huge problems, but after the rest of the Collection 2000 range was so great I was just surprised.
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘Parma Violet’
I took so many photos to try to capture the true colour of this polish but didn’t manage it. It is a gloriously inky indigo creme polish but has a more vibrant purple tint than you can see in these photos.
2 coats, fast drying and hard-wearing - I had this manicure for about 5 days and no chips or tip wear. So impressed!
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘Teeny Bikini (42)’
This is a plummy, fuchsia purple creme polish that looks so much prettier on that it does in the bottle. I am very pale and sometimes darker polishes can make me look a bit ill and washed out, but I love the way this looks on me.
2 coats, fast drying, cheapcheapcheap. I cannot keep telling you to buy Collection polishes…just do it!
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘BMX Bandit (32)’
Another lovely Collection 2000 polish that I didn’t think I was going to like…but that has proved me wrong. Blue polish isn’t one of my favourites. I don’t know why I just don’t ever feel drawn towards blue. But this is an interesting cornflower blue with a slight purple tint that gives it something extra.
Collection 2000 - 2 coats…standard!
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘All That Jazz (50)’
I am not usually a big fan of silver nail varnish as I think it looks a bit… teenage. But this surprised me. It has an almost foil-like finish and has a hint of purple mixed in with the silver that makes it a bit more grown up and classy.
Like all Collection 2000 polishes, this had full coverage in 2 coats and dried really quickly.
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘Neon Art’
Polish #5 from the Collection 2000 competition prize and another favourite. This is a tropical pink creme polish with a slight neon tint to it. Perfect for summer (which apparently arrived in London today - finally!)
Like the other Collection 2000 polishes I have swatched, this manicure took 3 coats.
So impressed with these polishes!
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘Look At Me’
This is polish number 4 from my Collection 2000 competition win. And it is the one I was most excited about trying.
This is a bright, chartreuse (yellow-green) creme polish. I have been lusting after Nicki Minaj for OPI’s ‘Did It On ‘Em’ but, from seeing swatches online, I think this is a pretty good dupe.
The brush is really wide so application is really quick, but this did need 3 coats for total coverage (about average for Collection 2000 polishes from what I’ve seen). But each coat dries really quickly so it’s not a problem.
I am in love with this colour, I don’t want to take it off!
SWATCH: Collection 2000 ‘Hip Hop’
Polish #3 from my Collection 2000 nail art competition prize!