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?

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  1. 23rd July 2011 / 8:49 am

    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

  2. 23rd July 2011 / 8:49 am

    my thumb nail refuses to grow! x

  3. 23rd July 2011 / 8:58 am

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

  4. 23rd July 2011 / 9:00 am

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

  5. 23rd July 2011 / 9:25 am

    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


  6. 23rd July 2011 / 9:35 am

    I have this and I love the colour but I find it chips pretty easily πŸ™ (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. πŸ™‚

  7. 23rd July 2011 / 10:27 am

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

  8. 23rd July 2011 / 10:32 am

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

  9. 23rd July 2011 / 10:34 am

    That nail polish looks amazing, really pigmented. Definately going to check them out πŸ™‚ x

  10. 23rd July 2011 / 10:58 am

    That colour is gorgeous!

  11. 23rd July 2011 / 12:38 pm

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

  12. 23rd July 2011 / 1:05 pm

    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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  13. 23rd July 2011 / 1:07 pm

    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!


  14. 23rd July 2011 / 1:51 pm

    Lovely colour πŸ™‚ xx

  15. 23rd July 2011 / 1:52 pm

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

    Gem x

  16. 23rd July 2011 / 4:18 pm

    So pretty!

    I love shades like this.

  17. 23rd July 2011 / 4:53 pm

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

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  18. 23rd July 2011 / 5:42 pm

    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

  19. 23rd July 2011 / 6:10 pm

    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

  20. 23rd July 2011 / 6:37 pm

    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

  21. 23rd July 2011 / 10:31 pm

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

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  22. 24th July 2011 / 4:07 am

    Really nice shade there…I also reccomend Accessorize nail polishes

  23. 24th July 2011 / 3:16 pm

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  24. 24th July 2011 / 5:35 pm

    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

  25. 24th July 2011 / 8:09 pm

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

  26. 24th July 2011 / 8:40 pm

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

  27. 24th July 2011 / 9:41 pm

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

  28. 24th July 2011 / 10:49 pm

    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!

  29. 25th July 2011 / 11:07 pm

    i love that colour, really nice πŸ™‚

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

  30. 26th July 2011 / 7:02 pm

    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

  31. 28th July 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Gorgeous colour!

    Perfect for summer, especially with the pretty shimmer xx

  32. 29th July 2011 / 8:03 am

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

  33. 5th July 2012 / 10:24 pm

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