Although it’s hard to say goodbye to my orange nails, I do love the dark and shimmer shades that come out with a new season. My talons literally turn to the dark side come Autumn, so they’re happy to have some mid-range colours to choose from, courtesy of 17. As part of their new collection they’ve released three nail polish shades that give some of the designer brands a run for their money – did someone say dupe for Chanel?
Within the range is a dusty purple, shimmering green and metallic dirty gold. All of the colours have dimension, catching the light and showcasing subtle undertones that should technically clash, but actually work well. The formulas are thick – you can actually get away with only one coat – and dry pretty quickly too, leaving you with a striking nail. They do chip really quickly though, so make sure you wear a topcoat and be prepared to change your polish after a day or two.
My favourite of the three is the delicious purple. I’m literally going to wear it to death over the next few months; it’s such a wearable shade that has a little ‘something something’ to differentiate it and make it look about five times the price that it is. The green is bold, although more difficult to wear – unless you’re wearing a pretty plain outfit it’s hard to match such an unusual colour. The dirty gold isn’t my personal cup of tea though; there’s something about it I don’t quite feel drawn to. It changes colour every time you look at it too, so the above isn’t a great representation of the final colour! Great colours though that cost the same as your morning coffee… Making it so much more justifiable to treat yourself to a new polish!
Available from Boots for £2.99 each.