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Itsy Nails London | Swatches, Nail Art and Review

How do you feel about trying out new brands? I'm kinda torn. On one hand I want to be sceptical so I don't get my hopes up and end up being disappointed. At the same time I can't help but feel excited about trying out new goodies from the nail world! After all I am a self confessed nail addict! Still, I have tried and tested a fair few nail polishes since I've started this blog and most of them were good but I have to admit it's been a while since I was this impressed by a nail polish! I'm talking about a new brand on the block, Itsy Nails London. 


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Itsy Nails London offers a range of gel effect nail polish that are 5 free and cruelty free. A proof that a great quality nail polish can be produced without nasty toxins and testing on animals! Today I want to show you a few shades from their Spring Collection and a bit of nail art. Let's have a look.

itsy nails cosi ti amo swatch blue cornflower

First up is my favourite! This is Cosi Ti Amo* and it's a gorgeous cornflower blue. As it's a rather light shade you'd think it might be a bit tricky to apply but it glides on like a dream. It's very opaque and here I'm wearing 2 coats. I love the tiny hint of violet in this, it makes this one so different. 

itsy nails no fear orange bright swatch furiousfiler

You may know by now that I am not a fan of orange and that's putting it mildly! Therefore No Fear* being a carrot kind of shade would not be my first choice but I can't deny that it's very creamy. There were no patches but I did end up applying 3 coats. The formula was lovely and I think it's insane for a polish this bright to be this vibrant without a white base. 

itsy nails green with envy creme swatch review

Next up its this juicy Green With Envy*. It's a gorgeous creamy warm green. It's quite bright but it's not an in your face kinda shade. Here I'm wearing 2 coats for a perfect coverage. 

itsy bohemian gypsy swatch dusty pink furious filer

No spring collection can be complete without a pink polish! This is Bohemian Gypsy* and it's a slightly dusty pink. Again, perfect formula and perfect coverage in 2 coats. I really like how this one looks on my skin tone, very flattering! 

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Time for some nail art. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw Green With Envy* was 'juicy'. And I thought to myself, what's green and juicy? A kiwi! I tried a kiwi design before with no luck but I think this one is not too bad! Although...I showed it to my boyfriend's parents the other day and they were like, what are these? Oh, I see, they're spiders! So yeah, if you see spiders too then:
a) please use your imagination
b) this clearly is a very poor attempt at a fruit design!
c) are fruit designs the new florals aka my nail art nemesis?!

vintage houndstooth decals stamping pastel rhinestones sweet

I kinda felt like the blue and pink polishes were made for each other so I decided to create a vintage design with a (sweet) twist. I used MoYou London Pro XL 07 plate for the houndstooth stamp and portrait decal. I'm quite pleased with it although I was too impatient (what a surprise) and applied the decal when my polish was still very wet so I ended up with a few bubbles. Ah well, I hope you can just look past that!

I am so impressed with every single polish I've tested. I was seriously shocked at how opaque they were and they dried really fast. The square brush is also worth mentioning as I found it really thick and 'glossy' and I felt like that helped with the streak free application. Although these were sent to me for a review I would happily go out of my way to buy them.

Each bottle retails at £5.99 and contains 11 ml of polish. You can shop for the whole Itsy Nails London range here. They offer 10% off your first order and free UK delivery for orders over £10 and free international delivery for orders over £20.

Have you tried these before? What do you think about my designs? And most importantly, do I need to add fruit nail art to my 'don't try again for the sake of your sanity' folder?! See you soon xx

6 comments

  1. I love these swatches :) your kiwi mani is amazing. Will have to give this brand a go in the future, great review hun x

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    1. Thank you so much! Perhaps fruit designs are not a lost cause after all! I'm hoping Itsy Nails will release more shades soon, I need to stock up on some summer colours xx

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  2. Great review! They definitely look like kiwis to me x

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  3. Bohemian Gypsy is definitely my favourite colour. Not a great fan of pinks but this dusky one is great. Your Kiwi is certainly a statement. I love it.

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    1. Thank you! The pink is very flattering but I'm surprised you like it the most! Xx

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