I’ve run into Autumn like a child running towards a bouncy castle. I was more than happy to put the summer dresses away (mainly because I hadn’t worn them since June anyway) and get out the jumpers. But just like any girl, a new season means a new reason (or excuse) to go shopping for ‘in-season’ items… and this time it was nail polish. I’m so over the shades from 2009 so I’ve brushed them to one side and gone a bit crazy on eyeslipsface.co.uk. Oops.
I would say I invested in four new shades, but when they cost £1.50 each you can hardly call it an investment. I ordered these four shades and they arrived a mere 48hours later with a little jump for joy. So we’ve got Smoky Brown, Purple Pleaser, Rosy Raisin and Plum. Although from the bottle pictures I look like a crazy woman for buying three practically identical shades, from my nail shot you can see there’s actually a big difference…
Plum, Rosy Raisin, Purple Pleaser, Smoky Brown
The nail varnishes come in fab square bottles and outer packaging that makes them look a lot more expensive than their £1.50 price. The polish applies nicely and it’s easy to get to the corner of your nail thanks to the sturdy handle – the only downside is that some of the brushes were a little uneven or had stray fibres, but you can’t really quibble at the cost. I applied two coats of each to start with, but you really need three to get a full colour. Unless you use a topcoat the dark colours do start chipping after a day or two, but that’s due to the thickness of the formula which is inevitable because of the price.
I really liked the shades and would definitely buy some more colours. When I compare these to the other cheaper brands on the market (including Collection 2000, Rimmel, 2True etc) they stand their ground and are actually preferable to a lot of variants. Overall they’re fab colours, arrived super quick, have a fab price and don’t look cheapy. Perfect for pre-payday shopping urges.