Being "up the duff", one of the pregnancy beauty myths I researched was whether it's still ok to wear nail polish while pregnant and all the reputable websites said yes but best to use ones without formaldehyde and toluene.
So when I was at my local pharmacy and noticed the Polished London nail polish stand and it said in big lettering 4 FREE (as in free from toluene, formaldehyde, camphor and DBP), guess who made a beeline for said stand? And the fact that the colours were gorgeous fashion colours, with a price tag of $7.99 each it was bingo for me!
I had to restrain myself and get only 2 colours (after all, I was at the pharmacy to buy sore throat medicine for the husband, not for beauty hauling for me!), but chances are I'll be going back for more. I picked up Guava (coral red) and Mauve Mandy (greyed mauve). I've swatched them both below. Both dried in no time at all, less than 10 minutes for 2 coats.
I've got Guava on currently and it's still going strong on day 3. I will have to say that the application of Mauve Mandy was much better, and it gave a lovely opaque coverage in 2 coats whereas Guava was slightly runnier and I should have gone with 3 coats.
Polished London - Guava
Polished London - Mauve Mandy
I'd never heard of the brand Polished London before, and even after doing a bit of research I'm still confused. The bottle says it's made in Scotland, but from what I could find they're only sold in Australia (?). If anyone knows any better let me know! Their website has a tool you can use to find your nearest stockist, although I will say that the pharmacy I bought mine from was not listed so the list might not be complete.
And just for fun, here's an Instagram picture I took of my nails wearing Guava today at the beach. Yep, perfect summer colour! (Note: the colour is not an accurate representation here due to the Instagram filters)
Have you heard of Polished London? Which colour do you like?