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Friday, 10 January 2014

NOTD: 'Embankment'

Today is an exciting post for me; my first ever NOTD post featuring an indie polish, the beautiful 'Embankment' from Tara's Talons' Happy New Year collection. You may remember I posted an interview with the lovely Tara of Tara's Talons back in September, where she told us about her creative processes; I promised myself at the time that I would be treating myself to some of Tara's polishes as soon as possible and that's exactly what I've done! I found this polish applied beautifully, with the brush being really easy to work with and the polish lovely and smooth. I didn't have to fish for the glitter at all, and the only repositioning I did was when I got a large chunk of glitter hanging over the edge of a nail. 'Embankment' is a pretty pearly green base containing large green circle, small and medium green and gold hex, and teal star glitters. It really is packed with glitter meaning it looks really striking on the nails; below you see three coats of 'Embankment' over a base of my usual Nail Envy, with two coats of JacavaLondon's topcoat over it to smooth off the bumpiness a little.
Tara's Talons Embankment NOTD
NOTD Tara's Talons Embankment
I've really enjoyed wearing this and I've had so many compliments and people asking me where it's from, too! I've also found that (especially for a glitter polish) it lasted really well, with not a single chip following my (last ever!) shift at Debenhams, which is impressive. 'Embankment' is available to purchase from Tara's Etsy shop, priced at £6.50 for 10ml. Have you ever bought polish from an indie brand? Would you like to in the future? What do you think of 'Embankment'?

My Featured Blogger this month is the lovely Anna from AnnieMAC; hop on over to her blog for tutorials, reviews and more!


  1. The colour is gorgeous! And I love the glitter x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  2. I loved it, never picked something like this but would love to if I could. :) Lovely NOTD, no wonder it's fetching you so many compliments. :)

  3. Ohh it's so beautiful! Very unique and supporting indie brands is always good! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    1. Thank you Jennie! Definitely a big thumbs up for supporting indie businesses :) xo

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    1. Thank you Brittany! It's definitely unique, I don't own anything else like it :) xo

  5. Lovely mani :)


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    1. Aw thanks Yukimi, that's just how they grow haha! :) xo

  7. This looks really nice and glam!

    Pink Frenzy

  8. I like it! I also did an NOTD, my first but haven't published it yet :) Looking forward for more notd posts :)


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