Nailpolishes…I’ve got plenty

Get ready to scroll down a lot for my latest “I’ve got plenty” post – it’s picture-heavy because I’m featuring ALL my nailpolishes! This was a fun post to put together as it features all of my “Nail of the day” pictures – so it will be great for me to refer back to. It also made me try out several polishes I’d bought but never worn (mostly blue, green and yellow shades – guess they’re not as wearable for me!). There are currently 44 polishes featured – and I will keep updating this post whenever I buy a new polish (I think a Rose Gold shade is next – am debating between this one by Orly and this one by Essie)

I love Chanel for their unique and recognizable colors, while Revlon Colorstay and Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro polishes have the best formulations (long-lasting, opaque, glossy and easy-to-apply & SUPER CHEAP!). I always use this base coat and this top coat (I highly recommend them – they’re easy to find and make my polish last ages) – I own the raved about Seche Vite but am put off by its VERY toxic fumes!

 Which of the polishes below is your favorite? What nailpolish shades and brands do you love?


Black Pearl

Black Pearl by Chanel nailpolish
Chanel Black Pearl Swatch

Rose Confidentiel

Rose Confidential by Chanel nailpolish
Chanel Rose Confidentiel Swatch

Rouge Noir

Chanel Vamp nailpolish
Chanel Rouge Noir (Original Vamp shade) Swatch


Berry Hard

Berry Hard by Essie nailpolish
Essie Berry Hard Swatch


Fiji Essie nailpolish


Essie Mademoiselle nailpolish
Essie Mademoiselle Swatch with glitter tips

Neo whimsical

Neo Whimsical by Essie nailpolish
Essie Neo whimsical Swatch


Trombone by Essie nailpolish
Essie Trombone Swatch

Too many polishes to feature on one page – please “read more” for the rest!


Faded Violet

Joe Fresh Faded Violet nailpolish
Joe Fresh Faded Violet Swatch


Joe Fresh Fuschia nailpolish
Joe Fresh Fuschia Swatch


Joe Fresh Mint nailpolish
Joe Fresh Mint Swatch


Joe Fresh Nude nailpolish
Joe Fresh Nude Swatch


Joe Fresh Tomato nailpolish
Joe Fresh Tomato Swatch


In the Spot-Light Pink (Femme de Cirque Collection)

OPI In the Spot-Light Pink nailpolish
OPI In the Spot-Light Pink Swatch

Kardashing Through The Snow (Nicole by OPI)

Nicole by OPI Kardashing Through The Snow nailpolish
Nicole by OPI Kardashing Through The Snow Swatch

Step Right Up (Femme de Cirque Collection)

OPI Step Right Up nailpolish
OPI Step Right Up Swatch

Mod About You

OPI Mod About You nailpolish
OPI Mod About You Swatch


Bare Bones

Revlon Bare Bones nailpolish
Revlon Bare Bones Swatch

Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold

Revlon Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold nailpolish
Revlon Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold Swatch


Revlon Hazy nailpolish
Revlon Hazy Swatch


Revlon Minted nailpolish
Revlon Minted Swatch

Moon Candy in Orbit

Revlon Moon Candy in Orbit nailpolish
Revlon Moon Candy in Orbit Swatch


Revlon Perplex nailpolish
Revlon Perplex Swatch


Burgundy Flirt

Rimmel Burgundy Flirt nailpolish
Rimmel Burgundy Flirt Swatch

English Rose

Rimmel English Rose nailpolish
Rimmel English Rose Swatch

French White Tip Pro Liner

Rimmel French White Tip Pro Liner nailpolish
Rimmel French White Tip Pro Liner Swatch


I Pink I Can

Sally Hansen I Pink I Can nailpolish
Sally Hansen I Pink I Can Swatch

Naked Ambition

Sally Hansen Naked Ambition nailpolish
Sally Hansen Naked Ambition Swatch

Plum’s The Word

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word nailpolish
Sally Hansen Plum’s The Word Swatch

Strobe Light

Sally Hansen Strobe Light nailpolish
Sally Hansen Strobe Light Swatch (used for glitter tips)


Only Gold for Me

Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me nailpolish
Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me Swatch (on Accent Nail)

Pure Prune

Sephora Pure Prune nailpolish
Sephora Pure Prune Swatch

Set the Mood

Sephora by OPI Set the Mood nailpolish
Sephora by OPI Set the Mood Swatch


Sephora Zouk nailpolish
Sephora Zouk Swatch


BarryM Dusky Mauve

Barry M Dusky Mauve nailpolish
Barry M Dusky Mauve Swatch (compared with Revlon Perplex)

Borghese La Strada Rose

Borghese La Strada Rose nailpolish
Borghese La Strada Rose Swatch

China Glaze For Audrey

China Glaze For Audrey nailpolish
China Glaze For Audrey Swatch

Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine

Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine nailpolish
Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine Swatch

Hard Candy Sky

Hard Candy Sky nailpolish
Hard Candy Sky Swatch (dupe for Chanel Riva)

Julep in Freida

Julep Freida nailpolish
Julep Freida Swatch

L’Oreal in Crazy for Chic (Spring 2013)

L'Oreal Crazy for Chic nailpolish
L’Oreal Crazy for Chic Swatch

L’Oreal in Orange You Jealous (Spring 2013)

L'Oreal Orange You Jealous nailpolish
L’Oreal Orange You Jealous Swatch

Milani Dress Maker (dupe for Chanel Jade)

  Milani Dress Maker nailpolish
Milani Dress Maker Swatch

Nails Inc Pall Mall

Nails Inc Pall Mall nailpolish
Nails Inc Pall Mall Swatch


  1. Mary-Irene
    February 24, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    Love your blog!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 24, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks Mary-Irene!

  2. Anonymous
    February 24, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    Nice collection 🙂 I like OPI and Catrice nail polishes, they have good formula and they are affordable.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 24, 2013 / 7:16 pm

      I've never tried Catrice polishes but I've seen them on some European blogs I follow – they look lovely!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 25, 2013 / 4:34 pm

      Glad you liked seeing them – I have quite a few shades I want to add to my collection too 🙂

  3. Kristen
    February 25, 2013 / 1:42 am

    those are some great colors! i'll have to pick up a few of them myself now 😀

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 25, 2013 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks! Can't wait to see which you get!

  4. Anonymous
    February 25, 2013 / 9:33 am

    Wow love your collection !

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 25, 2013 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks Lili – I can't believe how many nailpolishes I've accumulated over the past couple of years!

  5. Anonymous
    February 25, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Great idea :)Unfortunately if I were to do this…it would take me forever. Even with the swatches I have on the blog…but would be good to keep track somehow, im thinking maybe a swatch book

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 25, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      That's a good idea! This was fun to do because I actually had quite a few untouched bottles of polish…but I didn't want to buy anything new until I had tried EVERYTHING that I owned LOL!

  6. Sam
    February 25, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    Very fun post! I would say about 95% of my many nail polishes are OPI. I have mixed feelings about Essie as I find it goes on very thin so it needs an extra coat, but if you do that I like it! I probably need to open my mind to new brands – I would definitely try some you recommended.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 25, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Yes – some of my Essie polishes feel very thin too. In terms of formula, I love Revlon & Rimmel because they are opaque in 1-2 coats. The formula is thick but not too thick. I have several OPI polishes on my wishlist including Strawberry Margherita and Lincoln Park.

  7. Teresa Loop
    February 26, 2013 / 3:53 am

    How fun, I was surprised how much I liked the mint colors! I'm going to have to add mint to my Ulta list.Just before Christmas I went through all of my polishes and tossed several of them that we're so old. It's been fun building my polish wardrobe since!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 26, 2013 / 4:18 am

      I love buying mint colors – but I have to admit I prefer wearing nudes & pinks.Must be lovely to have a fresh start with your polishes…I have quite a few I don't love, and I have no idea how I've ended up with so many polishes LOL!

  8. Sandy a la Mode
    February 27, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    i really want to try some chanel polish!!xo,SandySandy a la Mode

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:00 am

      I love the packaging and color range of Chanel – it's so chic!

  9. those_rainydays
    February 28, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Wow! I like everything! I'm a new follower, yout blog is great!Pluiedevelours

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:00 am

      Thank you so much for your feedback and for following 🙂

  10. Beautygirl24
    February 28, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    I totally missed this post! I love all of them, but especially black pearl! Although I don't really care for how easily Chanel polish chips, I love their shades. Black pearl is one of my favorites, alongside graphite 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:00 am

      I love how unique Black Pearl is – I haven't really seen a comparable shade out there.

  11. Lindy May
    March 1, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    You have some gorgeous polishes! You have definitely given me some inspiration to try some colors I never would have dreamed of before, lol.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:01 am

      Really? Can't wait to see what you pick out Lindy! I thought it was so funny that I was admiring your Plums the Word polish without realizing I owned the same shade! It looks so much better on you 😉

  12. antonis
    March 3, 2013 / 9:36 am

    very nice!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:01 am

      Thank you!

  13. Susan Graves
    March 3, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    Very nice collection.I love those color of polish.Specially I am loving the mint search engine

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:02 am

      I love the mint colors in the bottle – but not as much on my hands LOL!

  14. Lilly
    March 5, 2013 / 1:45 am

    Great collection lady! Now I'll have to buy a few more, not that I need any more 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 3:02 am

      That's what I keep telling myself too!

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