Saturday, 23 July 2011

on impulse

There I was, just innocently queuing to pay for a basic tee and two pair of leggings in H&M, when this shimmering beacon to the left of me caught my eye. I had never paid much attention to the H&M nail polishes until then, but on impulse, I picked up this intriguing shade and popped it in my basket.



No Mambo Jambo (£2.99) is a gorgeously iridescent polish, which I would describe as peacock-green with blue shimmer. It changes colour in every light and with every movement. I love the chunky, slightly stunted bottle and bold lettering. I wasn't expecting great things from this product but am actually very impressed. Below represents the polish after just two coats.


I only painted my nails last night so cannot comment on its staying power but the consistency of the polish was easy to work with, not too thick and not at all streaky. I would definitely return and pay a little bit more attention to the other colours from their range.
Apologies for the diddy nails on my index fingers - does anyone else have certain nails that just refuse to grow?!


Let me know your thoughts on this colour? Have you tried any of the H&M nail polishes?

39 comments:

lalalucy1000 said...

That colour looks stunning, a real eye-catcher. Ive never tried H&M polish either, but it could be something I look at now. Great Post x x

kia said...

my thumb nail refuses to grow! x

frilly-lace-knickers said...

I have yet to try any of the H&M cosmetics but this shade is just lovely xx

Gemma said...

My index nails are always the shortest and first to break but i think its because of typeing at work

Rhiannon said...

Wow! Such an unusual colour, but so gorgeous!
& yes my index finger nails never seem to grow either!
I've just put up my NOTD - have a look & follow if you like?
Thank you
R x

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Catriona said...

I have this and I love the colour but I find it chips pretty easily :( (although I'm hard on my nails, polish rarely lasts more than 4 days on me).

I hope you used a good base coat as it also stains pretty badly!

Despite these two things, I still wear it a lot as it looks so great. :)

Corrie♥ said...

Ooh what a gorgeous colour :) great post :) will have to check the other shades in this range out! x

Tamsin said...

That is amazing for 2 coats! what a gorgeous colour too! x

Flowers+Fairies said...

That nail polish looks amazing, really pigmented. Definately going to check them out :) x

Cherry said...

That colour is gorgeous!

Kirsty F said...

wow im impresed with how bold its come out!! definatley going to have a look at h&m polishes!!

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xxx

Snowdrop85 said...

I really love H&M polishes, I think they are great! They have loads of colours and they update often and quickly! x

BreezeyBee said...

i love it, i tried theyre eyeshadows once and really enjoyed them <- LOL
but i did hehe. im gna try one of these soon

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emilyannfry said...

What a lovely colour!!! I'm on bit on a spending ban but after my months up i may consider this as mu 1st purchase!

XxX

Miss EBlog said...

Lovely colour :) xx

Gem said...

I've never tried H&M nail varnishes but this colour is gorgeous! It reminds me off a mermaid :)

Gem x
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Temporary:Secretary said...

This is a gorgeous colour! Lovely!! x

Natalie said...

So pretty!

I love shades like this.

Rosalie said...

mt little finger nails have issues with growing for sure! beautiful colour, pleasantly surprised by H&M :)

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Lauren said...

That colour is lovely, I've never tried H&M polishes but I will be doing in future xx

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DaintyMakeup said...

I love the colour! I've never even tried any nail polishes from h&m but this one looks too pretty to pass up! Can you do a new recipe post soon, I absolutely love them and trying out new treats to bake xx

shanice said...

H&M actually do really good quality & good value for money nail polishes! Also my index finger on my right hand doesn't grow either hah, I think it's 'cause it's always pushed into pens when I write -.- x

milkteef said...

This is lovely! Never looked at H&M polish either. Probably shouldn't have read this post as I have about a million bottles of polish that I hardly use! x

Rachel said...

Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! I might have to try one of their polishes now then!

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Lavender said...

Really nice shade there...I also reccomend Accessorize nail polishes

MissMathful said...

that colour looks amazing, i really like it :D

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*Peonies and lilies* said...

I've never paid attention to their make up but the nail varnish looks lovely with the subtle shimmer. Will have to keep a close eye out for them next time I go shopping x

Yona said...

That colour is simply gorgeous! I think i have some of a similar shade but none with that pretty shimmer :).

21st and Serendipity said...

What a fantastic color! I'm going to run out and get it as soon as I'm near an H&M!

Amy said...

This is gorgeous! I have read so many good reviews about h&m polish. I bet this looks amazing in the sunlight xxx

ellamarie84 said...

What a fabulous color! I am guilty of passing by the "store brand" nail polishes just because I assume they'll be crap..but yeah, they really are worth a look! The ones at Forever21 are beautiful and actually good quality..who knew? I really love this color, it looks amazing on! I'm gonna give those polishes another look next time I'm at H&M!

Mademoiselle Lala said...

I have similar one from Revlon, but I bet H&M one was much more cheaper. Very curious to hear how long it will last chip-free. :) X

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Miss Delirium said...

i love that colour, really nice :)

haha i have the same problem, my nails on those fingers just wont grow!

JRH said...

You reminded me how amazing H&M nail polishes are, I found mine yesterday. I have 'Fashionista' which is a deep, bright, purple colour. it's so vibrant, and I've had so many compliments about my nail colour! No Mambo Jambo is a beautiful colour, looks great on your nails! xoxo

.x.Sarah.x. said...

Gorgeous colour!

Perfect for summer, especially with the pretty shimmer xx

Emma ❤ said...

That colour is beautiful!
and you have really nice nails too x

COLORVIBE said...

I've been wanting this sort of colour for ages! It looks gorgeous :)

Carly x
www.xoxocolorvibe.blogspot.com

Eu said...

I have a lot of H&M nail polishes, they have amazing colours! And the quality is not bad! In my opinion :)

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