Friday, 17 August 2012

Essie @ T J Hughes

I'm not sure how many branches of T J Hughes there are left as I know a lot closed a year or so back when the company went into administration, for some reason the Glasgow store survived and continues to stock the same sort of things it always did.
Previously I've had long since discontinued Revlon Skinlights and a whole host of Sally Hansen products, most of which are for the US / Canadian market and not usually easy to get hold of in the UK so I like to pop in occasionally and see what they have on offer.  It's very hit and miss but there is often the odd gem so I always like to check.

Today's find came in the form of Essie nail polish for £2.99 a bottle.  There was a fairly large selection of colours and I think I did exceptionally well to come out with just 1 and not one of each.

The one bottle I chose was Ballet Slippers, I have heard a lot of good stuff about this colour online.  It's supposed to be a perfect light nude shade for making your nails look like natural nails but better so I decided I had to grab a bottle.

There were probably about 12 different shades available, 3 others similar to Ballet Slippers and then a selection of brighter more vivid shades.  I am very tempted to go back and pick up a few more...

One problem though, a light pink, sheer almost jelly finish isn't going to be able to hide the disaster that has recently befallen my nails...

So, in conclusion, it's definitely worth checking out T J Hughes if you have one near you and always wear a base coat or you'll end up with zombie nails like me. ;)


  1. Boo to the mouldy nail club!

    TJs is deffo RIP by me, which can only be a good thing for my bank balance ;-)

  2. OMG! I have never seen such bad staining! Hope you've managed to get rid of it since taking that photo!
    I used to live in Glasgow and popped in to TJ Hughes every now and then but now I'm in Manchester where, to my knowledge, TJH doesn't have any branches. Urg. Never mind though, at least Essie is available in the TK Maxx store here...

    1. I just covered it up with more polish, I figured there wasn't much point worrying when they're always covered up. :D