Wednesday, 10 September 2014

No7 Gel-Look Shine Nail Colour | Deep Wine |

 Autumn is approaching, meaning the weather and colours are changing not just outside, but inside our wardrobes and in stores too! A lot of Autumn trends and colour palettes have caught my eye lately, including my latest nail polish!
"Spectacular colour and complete coverage in one stroke, with outstanding and durable gel-look shine"
No7 nail colours are packaged in glass bottles with black or mirror tops. The black tops differentiate No7's 'Stay Perfect' and 'Glitter Nail Effects' ranges where as the mirrored tops identify the Gel-Look Shine range. The packaging looks chic and not cheap - something I'd expect when it costs £7!

There are various colours in the Gel-Look Shine range meaning there is bound to be a shade suited to your lip colour, outfit or perfect for taking you day to night. As I'm not the kind of girl to take risk, I usually go for my favourite colour; pink, but after a pep talk from the very kind and helpful girl on the No7 stand, I delved in and bought 'Deep Wine'. It's a deep red / burgundy colour - perfect to match with the Autumn season and the leaves soon to fall on the ground, plus it looks 'grown up' and professional for work!

The glass bottle is really easy to hold whilst applying which, as a lot of us may know, when you're doing your opposite hand! I couldn't fin fault with the brush as it definitely lives up to it's promise regarding the 'complete coverage'. I added 2 coats but not because it was thin or streaky, just because I always do! The colour is pigmented and is exactly as described - deep wine, I love it!
Left - Right: Deep Wine with a glitter coat - Deep Wine plain coat application
Now, I am in two minds about this nail polish. I paint my nails before I go to sleep, ready for the next day. The first few times of using the Gel-Look Shine Nail colour was rubbish - I wouldn't do anything strenuous and they chipped no end! No matter what I did, whether it was thin coats, bottom and top coats - nothing helped to extend the durability beyond a couple of hours.

However, I seem to have changed my mind! I didn't expect it to last and just thought I'd pop it on Thursday night to at least look like I made some sort of effort for a meal out Friday. I wore it all day at work Friday, Friday night, all day Saturday to the Bloggers Festival, all day Sunday at work, Monday out and about and again all day Tuesday before it started to chip away. HOW?! This is the only time it has lasted an immensely long time and I did nothing different!

 I was extremely disappointed with the nail colour the first few times but I'm not in two minds. I'll use it again, but I'm still dubious.

Price: 2 STARS £7.00 Considering the iffy quality, this nail polish isn't worth £7.00. I have used less expensive ones at much better quality.

Promises: 3 STARS After application, the nail polish did have a gel-look about it and it was shiny, although it lasted very well the last time I used it, I'm dubious and worry if the quality will be disappointing like the first few times.

Ease of Application: 5 STARS The polish was easy to apply and dried pretty quick too.

Would I Recommend to a Friend?: The colour - yes. The nail polish -  no. This nail polish didn't live up to any of my perceptions considering the brand and the quality for the price was disappointing.

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1 comment:

  1. wonderful color:)!
    please visit me in free time:)


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