Hey Guys, Im not one for painting nails on a regular basis, but recently I have really enjoyed having them painted – not the actual process! I cant say I am very good at it, but I can manage to get it onto the nail and it can look half decent. I tried a Poundland one because I had heard good things about them, here is what I think.
So I bought a beautiful shade called Lavender Cream as you can imagine by the name it is a lovely pastel purple, which is perfect for this time of year. First of all I applied my Collection 2-in-1 Longer&Stronger Nails. I applied this as a base coat (Which I now realise isn’t a base coat!) I like to apply this because my nails are very bumpy so I feel this evens them out a little to make the colour look more even. I then applied my first coat of the nail polish. I love the brush, its my favourite kind with a rounded square end it makes application a lot easier. I actually applied my Barry M Gelly Hi Shine (Shade Sugar Apple) onto my ring finer to test them against each other. The brush from the poundland one is my definite favourite. I then applied as second coat of each – I would love to say I have the patience to let them dry but I just don’t! Im my own worse enemy with nail polish. I also bought the Poundland – Makeup Gallery Matt Top Coat. So I used this as my top coat , but then went over it with my Ciate Top Coat. Why I thought it would stay matte I will never know!
The Matte Top Coat I am super impressed with! I have tried several before and I feel these just gave me a semi-matte finish, but with this one is was full matte. I love it! Again, the brush with this one is the same as the Lavender one with the Rounder Square edge. Speaking o the Lavender – the review! The colour was pretty opaque after the two coats I applied, although it did take a while to dry, but don’t they all!? Chipping: The first polish I noticed that had chipped was actually the Barry M one! The Makeup Gallery one actually held up pretty well! It took 3 days to chip, but once it did they all started to chip! Now 5 days later I have removed it because it just looked terrible. Overall I think I will give this an 8.5/10. For £1, who can complain, right!?
How do you guys keep your nail polish on so long?! Mine is on for less a week every time I paint them, I don’t know how you do it. Share your tips in the comments. Thanks for reading, Jade xo