Blue skies… The dream for every day in summer. Sadly this weekend has been one of sunshine and showers. So I need a burst of sky blue on my tips to keep me feeling in keeping with the season.

With the weather not being kind, it has been a weekend of mainly in door activities. So after some shopping yesterday I spotted this light sky blue shade in poundland none the less. I have always spent a lot of money on nail polishes but thought I would try a cheap alternative for once. I also couldn’t resist taking two others, which dependant on the success of this polish may yet adorn #SundayNails tips.

I have never heard of Jess nail varnish and after a google it appears that it is exclusive to the drug store. The savvy shoppers choice and at £1 for 9ml is quite possibly unbelievable that it can be profitable for them to execute.

The application was better than I anticipated. It is very very fluid and does require you to take a lot more caution. Two coats are essential, on some nails three is required. It is a very thin polish so a thick application of Seche Vite Dry Fast was needed to seal them.

The hue, aptly named Ozone, reminds me a lot of Chanel Coco Blue. Just a tad lighter and of course £17 cheaper. This little impulse purchase won’t deter me from my proper nail splurges! I wish!

It is rather ironic that today’s #SundayNails is brought to you with such a thrifty hue, as I have been window shopping in Hermes. Yes, really i have taken you from pound land to couture. In order to splurge at one end, one must be thrifty in others, and I have lusted after Hermes scarves for as long as I can remember. My love of scarves is almost as incredible as my love of nail products.

I just need to make a final decision on which Hermes scarf I will go for. Choices choices… I want them all.

We’d love to hear about your latest splurge and save shopping stories! So drop them into the comments section.

#SundayNails – Sunday 29 June 2014
Base Coat – Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat
Colour – Jess Nails – Ozone
Top Coat – Seche Vite






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  1. […] The shade itself I had actually owned for some time but never actually used, a regular problem for me. Originally bought during the heat and sunshine of summer, I thought the blue would be a fabulous holiday nail. However, somehow I didn’t get around to trying it out. It was a super cheap drug store purchase from pound land no less, at just £1 I had to try it out. I have tried Jess Nail Polish before, you can read that review here. […]


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Outside of my avatar as the Secret Beauty Insider I am a professional Beauty Marketeer and work closely with celebrity make-up artists, beauty journalists and international beauty & fragrance brands and glossy magazines. I have worked in the industry for over 11 years and pride myself on my Highly professional attitude. Throughout my career, I have collaborated with many of the world's top beauty houses on their advertising campaigns and launch strategies including Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Creme de la Mer, Urban Decay, Benefit, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc... My approach to beauty and my signature look is best described as a classic with a girly understated twist. I am addicted to nail varnish and can't leave the house without my key beauty staples (Carmex, Chanel Lip gloss, Nars duo concealer, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in perversion and Chanel Allure) My blogs are filled with hints, tips and product reviews. You can also discover my nail blog at


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