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April 26, 2015

Haul: Luxury Nail Polishes at Discount Prices

So, I know what I said in my last Fragrance Direct Haul but with our brief glimpse of sunshine here in the UK I just got a hankering for some new summer nail polishes. I spotted some gorgeous Essie shades on Fragrance Direct, as well as some Orly Polishes - a brand I've wanted to try for a really long time. I also went on a bit of a mission to find a specific China Glaze Nail Polish that just screams summer, and I found it at a really good price.

beauty blog nail polish haul: discount china glaze polish haul

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Are You Jelly?

This is the nail polish that sort of set everything off. I can't remember exactly where I first saw it but I do remember that I instantly wanted it, mainly because of its name. I ordered it from Nail Polish Direct (for the discounted price of £3.95) and expected that the shade would be purple - based on their colour guide and online swatches. However, the nail polish I recieved is a really bright - almost neon - fuchsia pink. It definitely leans slightly more purple in the bottle than when applied to your nails, so I'm not sure if I've recieved a mis-labelled bottle (as it does look a lot like the shade You Drive Me Coconuts). Regardless, I think it's a lovely colour and it's actually my first China Glaze nail polish so I'm excited to properly test it out and see if I should invest in some other shades.

beauty blog nail polish haul: discounted orly polishes

Orly Nail Lacquers (left to right): Pink Chocolate, Terra Mauve and Clear

I always spot Orly polishes on one of my favourite blogs - Rotten Otter - so when I spied them on Fragrance Direct for the low price of £1.99 (reduced from £10.95) I just couldn't help myself. I picked up three polishes, two pinks that I thought would be easy to wear throughout the spring and summer as well as a clear polish. Despite always having a pedicure, I usually don't wear coloured polish on my hands - it's just one of my quirks - but I do love a clear glossy polish. I thought it would be nice to pick up one from Orly as I know I'll get a tremendous amount of use from it. I haven't properly tested these out yet but my first impressions of them are really swayed by their incredible packaging. The rubber handle makes the bottles so easy to open - so if this is something you often struggle with then I'd highly recommend them.

beauty blog discount essie polish haul

 Essie Nail Polishes (left to right)Geranium,  Merino CoolTake it Outside and Summit of Style

Are these not some of the most chic shades you've ever seen? Fragrance Direct always stock a fantastic range of Essie shades but these four were my absolute favourites out of the shades available on their website. Geranium is a gorgeous orange toned red, Merino Cool is a beautiful dark purple-toned-grey, Take it Outside is a much cooler lighter shade and Summit of Style is the most beautiful gold glitter top coat that would look gorgeous over any of these polishes. I'm particulalry happy with these four shades, and at £2.49 each they were also a bit of a bargain!

Do you have any of these nail polish shades already? Which is your favourite shade out of the ones that I bought?


  1. I absolutely love Essie polishes, 'Geranium' looks so gorgeous! What a fabulous price too :)

    Style Sunrise ☀


  2. Your Essie shades just look so beautiful, definitely going to have a look at Fragrance Direct!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  3. I love Fragrance Direct for nail polishes, always find such amazing bargains. I love all the shades you've chosen! xx

    Ioanna |

  4. Merino Cool is such a gorgeous shade - you picked up some stunners! I buy almost all of my Essies from Fragrance Direct, can't resist those prices! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  5. I adore china's glaze pink colour!and Essie's colours you picked are amazing!!congrats!I am super jelly^^hehehehe^^

  6. I haven't had a FD haul for ages, most of my Essie polishes are from there haha. Didn't realise they stocked China Glaze! You did pick a perfect summer colour x

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  7. Essie polishes are very nice, I just wish they would last a bit longer...


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