Friday, 24 May 2013

May'd In Britain: Invogue

Hi ladies! So May'd In Britain has been kind of a bust, I really have slacked on the swatching side of things which meant there isn't very much for me to go on. BUT there's still 8 days of May left so I still have time to get more swatches and posts done! 
Today I have 4 Invogue polishes to show you, if you've been reading my blog for the past couple months, you'd have seen the swatches of Invogue's Concrete and Feather effects as well as their Press Release with all the information on collections/where to buy (of course if you carry on reading this, all the purchase information will be listed at the bottom of the page).
We'll save the long into for another day and just jump straight into the swatches.

Tea Leaf is a Seafoam Green creme with undertones of Blue and can be found in the Core range from Invogue. Of course my camera is showing a lot more Blue tones than there actually is but hey! This applied a little patchy on the first coat but evened out well with the second coat. I applied 3 coats for the photos, just for good measure.

Passionate is a frosty Metallic Purple from the Core Colours line. Again, this was patchy on the first coat, but the majority of polishes are (with the exception of the perfect 1 coaters). As this is a frost finish, the brush strokes are visible on the nail, which can make your application look messy no matter how perfect it was! So if you're not a VBL kinda girl then avoid this polish! However, it would be amazing for stamping! This is 2 coats of Passionate without a top coat.

Guilty Pleasure is a Purple/Blue duo chrome almost foil like polish and is actually a lot sheerer than I thought it would be. It's not really a classic 'glitter' as I originally thought with the name of the collection, but more of a shimmer with some micro-fine glitter (if that makes sense). I love these kind of polishes, because when layered over different colours, they can take on a life of their own. For the purpose of the swatches, I chose to wear it alone. This is 4 coats of Guilty Pleasure without a top coat.

Hot Gossip* is a bright Rose Pink Suede finish with Silver shimmer. I really like Suede finishes, especially when they have a top coat over the top, there's something about adding a top coat that just makes the polish look like it's glowing from the inside. This is 2 coats of Hot Gossip without a top coat. Of course, I had to show you what it's like with a top coat;

Purchase Information

I've compiled a little list of places that you can find Invogue polishes, as far as I'm aware, Superdrug is the only place you can physically find them, but if you've seen them in other stores, let me know!

  • Superdrug - both on line and in selected stores. Priced between £2.99 and £3.49 depending on the collection. They're currently on 3 for 2 at Superdrug right now too! So strike whilst the irons hot. UK Standard delivery is charged at £3 or if free when spending £25 or more! 
  • Fragrance Direct - Priced between £1.99 and £2.50 depending on collection. UK standard delivery is charged at £2.99 or 2nd class delivery is £1.99

Products in this post marked with an (*) have been sent to me for review.


  1. i love these so much!

    I havent bought any since that first lot, I have only seen a few in one superdrug, i wish my local one would stock them.

    its 3 for 2 and free postage on superdrug... :D

  2. Invogue Nail Polish Liquid Metal Green Sheen

    Invogue Nail Polish Passionate

    Invogue Nail Polish Suede Hot Gossip

    your fault :P I had £3 in my paypal account too

    1. Haha! But you saved on shipping and got 1 for free ;) Good deal!

  3. I Love the Suede

  4. I bought three suedes when I was on vacation in London, and I love them all :)