Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a great week and have an amazing weekend. Today i’m sharing my 5 favourite nail polishes colours from various brands like Catrice, Morgan Taylor, Essence and Essie.

I have picked colours that are perfect for Spring and Summer like a coral orange, a vibrant magenta or a beautiful sky blue and for Autumn and Winter my favourite colour on earth, a burgundy pearl or a chocolate brown with pearl red flecks

💗 MORGAN TAYLOR: Rebel With A Cause 💗

I’ve said this so many times, but this colour is my favourite colour in the world! I feel like Morgan Taylor has created colours like no one else has, well until recently a couple brands have tried it, but for me Morgan Taylor is number one. They have created this shimmery no glitter glitter formula that i absolutely love. Rebel With a Cause is a beautiful burgundy wine shade with a stunning gold shimmer. The photos don’t so the colour justice, in direct sun it is BEAUTIFUL!

I haven’t seen this particular shade at Dis-Chem who usually stock Morgan Taylor but its currently for sale on Takealot.com for R149. Dis-Chem sells all other Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquers for R150.00


💗 CATRICE: The Sky So Fly 💗

How beautiful is this shade, it epitomises a clear summer day. Its such a bright and friendly colour. This colour i got ages ago as i don’t think Catrice make/sell the Ultimate Nail Lacquers anymore, i think the IcoNails Gel Lacquer Polishes have replaced them. I own a few blue shades from various brands but nothing comes close to this colour.

You will find this range in the basket promotion sales at Dis-Chem but not on the Catrice Main Shelves anymore. I also checked Takealot but there is like 1 colour for sale


💗 ESSIE: Jamaica Me Crazy 💗

This shimmery vibrant Magenta that has glass flecks that look amazing in direct sunlight. Its a stand out colour and screams Spring! This a one of the few colours that get it spot on when it comes to the shimmer formula.

Essie nail polish is available at Dis-Chem, Clicks, Red Square and Foschini stores as well as online at Takelot.com – the prices range from R109 to R125 per bottle – Dis-Chem currently has a special on Essie Nail Polish for R92.95 per bottle


💗 CATRICE: Unmistakable Style 💗

A few months ago i bought the 4 colours in this Brown’s Collection from the then new Catrice IcoNails Gel Lacquer nail polish range. I’ve never been a fan of brown shades and have NEVER EVER owned any brown nail polish before these. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and bought all 4 shades. Unmistakable Style is a gorgeous chocolate brown with shimmering coppery gold red flecks in that look absolutely beautiful on the nails and in direct sunlight, I have worn this colour so many times.

Catrice’s IcoNails Gel Lacquer as well as the Brown Collection (if still in stock) are available from Dis-Chem stores for R 59.95 per bottle

My full review on the collection can be viewed HERE


💗 ESSENCE: Indian Summer 💗


Indian Summer has been one of my favourite shades from Essence for the longest time. The photo doesn’t do the colour justice, but its a beautiful light coral shade that is perfect for Spring and Summer.

Essence Nail Polishes are available from Dis-Chem (R 26.95) and Clicks (R 29.95) as well as online at Takealot.com for R29.00



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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