New Releases in May & Poll - what's your favourite?

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll

This is a new feature I plan to do every month - a roundup of all the new polishes that have been released. I'm sure I've missed loads, but these are the ones that caught my eye at least.

I'm excited to have some UK Indie new releases in here too, they are the real innovators!

Barry M Summer Gellys

Barry M brought out seven new shades for summer, and it's a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion. The shades just don't scream "summer" to me. One Nail To Rule Them All has some nice swatches of these for you to browse through, I don't own any of them yet. 

The one that does tempt me is the blue-grey called "Elderberry", I don't think I have a shade quite like it.

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | Barry M Summer Gellys

L'Oreal Jeans Effect

I was excited when I heard that L'Oreal were bringing out "Jeans Effect" polishes that included pink shades. Jeans effect usually means a matte polish with very fine matte glitter, and I am definitely a fan of those. 

Unfortunately, when I picked up the pink shade the other day, I was pretty disappointed because they are just standard textured polish. No matte effect, no fine glitter, nothing. Nice colour though, but still a bit of a let down in my opinion! 

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | LOreal Jeans Effect

L'Oreal Coloured Confetti

To redeem itself from the jeans effect polish, L'Oreal also brought out three new "Coloured Confetti" polishes. These are matte glitter toppers and have a real indie feel to them, in some pretty summery shades too.

I bought the blue and pink ones recently and I can't wait to try them out! I wore the L'Oreal Confetti speckle loads last summer and these should feature heavily this time round.

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | LOreal Coloured Confetti

Models Own Microdots

To continue the matte glitter topper theme, Models Own have brought out a multi-coloured one called Microdots. I haven't picked this up yet to compare it with the L'Oreal range, but the glitter size looks similar to me. 

For some reason, this looks like a proper rainbow in the bottle, but it seems to be mainly primary colours and it's lacking a green shade to make it really pop, in my opinion. Brit Nails has some swatches of it over a pale blue if you're interested.

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | Models Own Microdots

Maybelline Color Show Crystallize

The latest limited edition collection from Maybelline is called Crystallize. They are matte textured glitter polishes, along the lines of OPI Liquid Sands. 

The shade that really caught my eye was the black one, which is a deep black with really fine pink and blue glitter in it. It's nice and unique. Unfortunately, this was one that I swatched and then deleted the pics from my memory card -kicks self- I can assure you that it's worth picking up.

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | Maybelline Crystallize

UK Indie - Pretty Quirky Summer Collection

The UK indie brand Pretty Quirky released their summer collection on Etsy this month. It's a really pretty collection of mainly pastel shades with glitter.

I picked out two favourites, on the right of the image below. Deva is the pink shade with loads of little pink glitters and squares, and I am a sucker for square glitter! Milky Joe looks really unique, all kinds of neon glitters in a milky white base, and yes, squares!

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | Pretty Quirky Summer Collection

UK Indie - Flash Nails

Another UK Indie brand, Flash Nails have released two new polishes in their Etsy shop this month. 

Strawberry Fields Forever is a sweet, pastel pink and I love how the glitter has real depth in this one. It lives up to its name well. Penny Lane is really unique, the base is a sort of caramel colour with blue and purple glitters. Definitely worth a browse through the shop!

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | Flash Nails

UK Indie - Tara's Talons

Tara is one of the most well known UK indie polish creators and she has been super busy in May putting together her Heroes and Villians collection for her well stocked shop

I've picked a couple of favourites to show you, but there are loads so go and take a look for yourself! On the left is On Parade, isn't it pretty? This is another with real glitter depth. Now that I've touched on the pretty side of the collection, Ratigan is a moody one, a grey base packed with red glitter. I wouldn't have thought that would work as a colour combination but it really does!

New Polishes in May 2014 | Poll | Taras Talons

Finally, have your say in the poll - which new release catches your eye?

Poll: Which new polishes are you most excited about?

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Pretty Quirky Summer Collection

10
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Maybelline Color Show Crystallize

4
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Flash Nails New Releases

3
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Tara's Talons Heroes and Villains

3
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L'Oreal Coloured Confettis

3
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Models Own Microdots

1
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Barry M Summer Gellys

0
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L'Oreal Jeans Effect

0

Thanks for voting!

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