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I was bought a set of seven of these for Christmas by a friend here are my thoughts.
This comes in a round glass bottle with a black plastic gloss cap that has the brush inside and number 17 written in the front in silver. The glass is of very good quality as is the plastic cap, the brush however is a little to thick. The hair on the brush can take in far too much polish, so you have to be really careful.
Due to the way this is solved (wiping it along the side as you are pulling the brush out), if you out he lid back on wet polish this will get stuck and you have a real task - one of mine has teeth marks on the lid - getting this back open. I have lost of couple of these varnishes to this. This is really disappointing and so a star is instantly lost.
As I have seven I have a number of different shades, a few of them I really like. The colour goes on fairy easily but due to the brush picking up far too much it can go on the nail clumpy. Any issues you may have with your nails is instantly highlighted by this and looks terrible. To top it off this doesn't dry very quickly and I can still be sat there two or three minutes later. A this stage I am starting to think I got a dodgy batch or one of my friends'
Infamous 'cupboard presents', but I couldn't day.
Once very carefully applied and two coats are on the nails they look ok, and they do have nice glossy finish as promised, now we are on to the staying power.
This lasts about 4 days with a nice top coat, so in this respect a star is regain, I expected with all of the problems for it to just disappear on me, but that did not happen.
Price and Availability
These polishes can be bought both online and in store at Boots and a number of other sites seems to sell them too, the retail for £2.99.
I will not be buying them again as they just were not for me, but if a friend has some spare I might have a try and see if it as just a dodgy batch.
I own a lot of nail polishes and do buy alot of colours that are in fashion so I don't want to spend too much on them. I often shop in Boots and I own a couple of colours from this range.
Please note that this range of nail polishes are now called Supreme Shine and they cost £3.99 each.
This comes in clear square glass pot with a silver twist on/off lid to the top of it which houses the good quality and rather long black brush and on the front of it we are told that it is indeed 17 Supreme Shine 'Up To 10 Days Wear' Nail Polish, then on the back of the bottle there isn't a lot of information listed but we are given contact details for Boots who of course manufacturer this range.
The Nail Polish:
I own this in two colours as I have previously mentioned and my colour choices were Simply pink and Bared which are both light colours.
Applying this is easy enough, I always use a couple of coats with a base underneath brushed on first and each coat takes a couple of minutes to set dry. When it is dry the polish fragrance starts to fade and I feel I get very good and even coverage from this.
My colours are highly pigmented and the shine is really apparent. I really like the glossy look this gives to my nails which actually doesn't fade and neither does the colour even with a few days wear. However after just a couple of days this chips off pretty badly....10 days wear? I can't see how! I even tried a shiny and clear top coat to try stop the chipping but no that didn't work either and I was left rather disappointed with this all in all!
Not recommended from me this one I felt I wasted my money on it to be honest!
Only available from Boots stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Colour I'm reviewing : Cocoa Cabanna.
When purchasing nail varnishes, I always choose colours that will go with clothing I have. I wear a lot of browns, corals, blacks and white so I don't want anything that won't go with those colours.
The Nail Varnish:
I chose to buy a 17 nail polish called "cocoa cabanna" which is a dark brown. This range is called 'High Gloss' which seemed perfect for me as I love a nail varnish with a shine to it. I also bought a clear top coat from this 17 range just to lock the colour in and possibly make it last longer.
I prepared my nails when I got home to try out the new colour I had just bought from Boots. I applied a first coat to all my nails and I did notice it was quite streaky in places and would need a second coat for the colour to be even and flat on all nails. It look around 2-3 minutes for the first coat to be bone dry, so with the second coat, I decided I would apply it just a little bit thicker than the first coat, Just to get it much more even and looking perfect.
It definitely worked! I waiting around 4 minutes for the second coat to be dry as I had done it a little thicker and It was touchable without finger prints or smudging.
The nail varnish is quite thin compared to the nail varnishes I use. I usually go for the 1 coat options as they are quicker to apply and lasts much longer than a 2 coat.
I applied a top coat to the nails around 3 hours later. I didn't want to apply it straight away as I wanted to let the colour settle on my nails and not come off when I applied the clear nail polish.
The test of time:
I wanted to make sure this nail polish stayed on longer than usual so applying the top coat was a sure bet it would. I made a note on the calender of when I applied it and went about my usual day to day things. I wash up 2-3 times a day so all that scrubbing and water on my hands would be a test to my nails to see if it could last.
I noticed my first chip after 4 days of wearing. After 8 days I had quite a few chips and it was starting to wear off. I think at about 6 days, it was ready to come off and re-do. This nail varnish has exceeded my expectations and since have been able to get 5-6 days of wear even without the top coat.
It is a perfect nail polish and for the price of £2.99 it definitely is worth it.
I give this product 5/5 for easy application and after 2 coats, It has perfect coverage.
Thanks for reading my review.
High Gloss Nail Polish by Boots 17 brand
I often buy high gloss nail polish from the brand 17 which is sold in Boots. The colour I most often wear is called Twilight Teaser which could be described as a dusty pink colour. I brought the high gloss brand from Boots about a year ago. It is also available in other colours such as Cocoa Cabanna, Miami and Love . I have noticed that Boots don't sell the high gloss brand online!
To apply the high gloss nail polish use the brush to apply the polish to your nails. The brush is quite proficient and this enables you to apply the nail polish perfectly on to your nails and do smooth and straight strokes. The end result is perfect and your nails end up looking lovely. The manufacturer recommends that you apply two coats for maximum coverage.
This is available in Boots for roughly £3. Apart from high gloss, other types of nail polish that the 17 brand offers includes magnetised nail polish, extra matt nail polish, fast finish nail polish, lasting fix nail polish, tinsel and tiaras limited edition nail polish and candy collection nail polish.
Out of all of theses types, I prefer the High Gloss Nail Polish as it does not chips so easily and lasts three to four days on your nails without chipping. The high gloss nail polish is manufactured by Boots in Nottingham, England.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review. I will also be posting this review on Ciao under my same username Angela150. :)
I have this nail polish in a very bright red colour, which stands out amazingly well, its very dramatic which I love, and gives a great block colour with two coats of the product, and even looks good with only one coat if your in a rush. Its also a good product for if your in a rush because it dries really quickly, and the application is really easy because of the size of the brush.
I wear this nail polish a lot, and the product really maintains its look, the shine stays the same throughout the whole time I wear it, and I can easily wear this for a week without it chipping at all!
This nail varnish is definitely one of the cheapest I have ever used, but I cannot fault the quality of it, so this is a really good value buy.
I have had this nail polish for about a year, and it still hasn't run out, dried, or lost its original texture so its definitely a keeper!
Like most women, every so often I like to have my nails painted. I tend to receive plenty of nail varnish as gifst, or buy some when on offer in Boots - rarely do I buy the more expensive brands, however my sister did buy me some nails inc nail varnish, and I do notice a huge difference between it and some of the high street brands of varnish.
Coming up to Christmas last year, Boots were running their 3 for 2 offer across all makeup lines, and so stocking up for some gifts I took up the offer, and was able to get myself this 17 high gloss nail polish as my free item, although it usually retails at £3.49 for a 10ml bottle. I actually picked the colour 'wicked' which is a dark metallic purple colour, however it doesn't appear to be in the current range on offer in Boots, and I suppose it is a more wintry colour.
I tried this for the first time on Christmas day and have used it many times since, with the bottle hardly even half used, and without it getting all gooey, like many can get after being open for a while. The bottle itself is rather sleek and tall, with the brand and title on the front and a black lid. It is an ideal size to fit into your make up bag or handbag for a night out. Now, having tried many of the high street brands of nail varnish, including the likes of no 7, the natural collection, rimmel and maybelline, I have always found even after a day, they have already got chipped or faded and have to be removed, and so I wasn't really expecting a lot different from this product, given that it isn't overly expensive to begin with. I was very wrong though. Apart from being very easy to apply, with it seeming to cover the whole of my nail evenly and no big blobs of varnish in sight, I loved the colour, as it looked so rich and elegant, even for a dark colour. In all honesty the polish went on my nail so well and looked so good, that I really wouldn't have needed another coat, however given that I don't tend to use a top coat I felt it might protect my nails better, especially since my hands and in and out of water frequently. In terms of duration therefore, I think the 2nd coat gives it that longer lasting finish. I really was very impressed that on the day after applying it, the polish looked perfect on my nails - no chipping whatsoever. Even after 3 days there was no chipping. However, after a couple more days, I knew it needed to be removed as it was fading slightly and my new white fingernail tip was appearing above it.
I don't think I have ever had a varnish that lasts as long as this from the high street make up brands, and I don't mean the more expensive brands, I mean those that generally sell nail varnish under a fiver. As I said at the beginning, I really noticed a difference when using nails inc nail varnish, but this particular high gloss kind from 17 is on an equal level with it, in terms of durability and no chips. A great product that leaves your nails looking elegant, but without the need to remove the varnish after a day when the chips appear!
I love the 17 range of nail varnishes as they are so cheap and come in funky vibrant colours. I have tried all three ranges the lasting finish, the fast fix and the high gloss, and they are all good in their own ways. The way I normally chose which range to buy is dictated by which colours they have on offer as my purchasing of nail varnishes is purely colour driven, whichever colour I have got into my head and decoided I HAVE to have. 17 never let me down they always seem to have the colour I need!
Now, some colours don't need to be glossy, like the cute pastel colours which are fashionable at the moment they can get away with being softer and more muted. Some colours however only look good in high gloss. This was the case when I was searching for the perfect red colour to go with a dress I had bought for a wedding. I looked at a few other ranges and no colours looked quite right. It wasn't until I looked at the 17 range that I realized it was because they weren't quite shiney enough. I couldn't put my finger on it before, but I soon realized it was because they didn't have that edge to finish them off.
I bought a medium coloured red from the high gloss range. It came in a glass see through bottle with a black screw top lid. The lid was easy to undo and do up, no leaks and it didn't get sealed up in its own varnish stickiness!
The red colour was easy to apply, it was not too thick or too thin and dried in a reasonable amount of time. To get good even coverage I had to apply a minimum of two times, which is a bit of a pain as it is more time consuming and harder to dry, but I even have had to do that when I buy the much more expensive nails inc pains in the darker colours.
The high gloss range does what it says on the tin and gives an incredible sheen for a finish. The downside is it is less long lasting and certainly not chip resistant, so I would leave it until as near as possible to the even you want it for before applying it.
There is a wide range of shades in the No 17 high-gloss range - I have hot pink, navy, silver and a aqua blue at the moment. I think the range of shades is pretty good - from classic colours such as red - to trendy ones like grey. In fact, Boots have a two for a fiver offer at the minute, which is pretty good.
The bottles are clear and have black screw-lids, very typical of a nail varnish. They are pretty sturdy and the brush is quite small.
The polish itself is pretty thick and a good, vibrant colour. It can be a little gloopy when you first remove the brush, but I just wipe the brush on the side of the bottle and it's fine to use.
Applying it is pretty simple and easy to do, I have only ever needed one coat on nail or toe-nails and it has given good coverage and a good cover. Now, I am pretty clumsy, so this might just be me, but I do tend to spill the varnish on my toes. buit I don't think this has anything to do with the polish.
As for the finish, I wouldn't say it was high-gloss - it leaves more of a sheen. After putting it on, it generally lasts about five days without chipping, which is fine - unless you have a proper pedicure and put a base on, I think that's the most you will get out of a polish. So happy there.
The bottles last very well - I have had my pink one for about three years and it still goes on fine and hasn't gone off at all - unlike some more expensive brands in my make-up bag! I probably apply it every few weeks too so for it to still be going is very good indeed.
For the price (£3.49) I do not think that No 17 can be beaten - they are cheap and do a good job, plus have a good range. Definitely recommended!
There are several shades in the 17 High Gloss Nail Polish range, and my review is for the shade Framboise.
The 17 range is exclusive to Boots and includes the full range of make-up, from eyeliners and mascaras to lipsticks and glosses. Prices are really reasonable with most items costing under a fiver. High Gloss nail varnishes come in at £3.49 but, as always with Boots, look out for special offers!
I am a bit of a nail polish addict and have many bottles in all colours. But this is one of the ones I use most frequently. The shade is a bright, hot pink which looks fantastic on both fingers and toes. It looks especially good on tanned skin as it is such a bright shade, making it the perfect shade for sunkissed feet in glitzy sandals or flip-flops - great for your summer holidays!
The little bottle is very dinky and the packaging is pleasingly simple. The varnish goes on smoothly and evenly, and I apply only one coat although the bottle advises two - I find one coat provides more than enough coverage and the finish isn't 'see through' as one coat from other nail varnishes can be. The finish is quite shiny - although I wouldn't call it glossy - you may want to use a glossy top coat if you like a very shiny finish.
The only downside for me is that, being a brighter shade, chips do tend to show up quickly and it doesn't have great staying power - but this would be improved, I'm sure, by using base and top coats, which I tend not to. With my one coat, I get three days wear out of it before it has to come off!
I have had this 12ml bottle for a while now and the product has remained smooth and hasn't gone at all thick or gloopy as other nail polishes can over time. For the price, this is a great little nail varnish.
I got this nail varnish from boots one day when I fancied a little pick me up and I think it cost a few pounds. I have it in 'Risky Red' and it is a deep and vibrant red colour, perfect for some colour on my toes, and my fingers when I'm feeling brave!
I only tend to apply one layer of this because I normally don't have much time, and I also don't use base coats or over coats. Bearing all of this in mind, I think that it hardly chips, even on my long nails which is pretty good. I really think it is better than all of the other polishes which I have tried, despite all of their claims. I think this is wicked because it is cheap but it i really high quality and definitely has longevity.
The polish comes in a fairly standard bottle and the brush is also fairly standard, just short black bristles - nothing fancy like some other brands but it does the job very well and it is perfectly easy to apply.
The polish comes off using standard nail varnish remover, but it is a little harder to take off than other polishes and it does stain my nails a little bit when you take it off because you get a quite strong pinky red tinge, which doesn't look that good, so I tend to just put another layer on top.
I think the only bad thing is that it take a while to dry, I don't really do any of the tricks which I have read about because I haven't found a good one yet so I just tend to take a few minutes out to let it dry, it does stay tacky for quite a while though.
I think it is a brilliant buy but with strong shades you need to be careful as it does take a while to dry and it can stain your nails!
I cannot praise this nail polish enough! I purchased a limited edition shade 'coral reef' early in the Summer and it is now my firm favourite.
I wanted to buy a coral colour to be on trend this Summer but wasn't sure if the colour would suit, so when I saw this at less than £2 for an 8ml bottle I thought it was worth giving it a go.
The colour is a bright orangey pink which looks absolutely great with a tan.
The applicator is easy to use and the polish applies smoothly. You need two coats for an even finish. The result is a a beautiful glossy vibrant colour.
The best thing about this polish is that it does not chip! My other varnishes are Revlon and Boots No 7, both a lot more expensive than this, and I would say this one out-performs both of them. The glossy finish and vibrant colour also last. I would normally remove my polish once it starts to chip and loose its freshly applied look but I feel like this could have lasted all Summer had I not removed it just for a change or to give my nails a breather (which is recommended from time to time if you wear polish a lot).
I do not have any negative things to say about this item, and when I want a new polish I will definitely be heading straight for the 17 counter!
17 branded items are available exclusively at Boots.
I used loads of nail varnish and many different colours too...
Up until recently I only used to wear Black but now my tastes have broadened to include bright neon shades as well which look pretty funky...
One of my favourite ranges of colours is Boots No17 High Gloss nail polish as it's really shiny and seems to last ok even when I'm tapping away on the laptop a lot.
Sold in a little glass 12 ml bottle, these can often be found on offer in Boots where we shop for 3 for 2 - full cost £2.79 - so I usually do pretty well when the promotion is on ;)
The bottles are short, stubby and rounded at the top with a black lid which unscrews to reveal a black nylon painting brush which coats my nails really well. The smell is quite strong because it's a solvent but I don't find it unpleasant.
The bottles should also be recycled when empty please.
Now when I use their bright blues and greens, and there's and orange too they usually need two coats to make the coverage more even and stand out more.
You should leave at least 5-10 minutes between each coat and then you find this High Gloss dries properly.
The consistency is quite runny but I prefer that as it dries quicker, just be careful where you apply it in case it drips down on your clothes.
This No17 range looks really shiny and it doesn't fade but I would say it does chip easily at the ends if you are too rough with it. If so just touch up carefully with a bit on the brush and the varnish's finish will look as good as new :)
For me this product is nail care worth four stars as I've used better stuff but it has been more expensive. This brand fits in well with my pocket money budget as being value for money too (and my mum gets her advantage points too on her card so everyone's a winner as far as I'm concerned, lol!).
Well along with handbags nail varnish is another addiction of mine I have to admit I have quite a few!
I wanted a new darker coloured nail varnish so I popped into Boots and noticed a nice chocolatey colour by 17 called High Gloss Nail Polish there was also a sticker saying new precision brush. So I thought I would give it a go. The price was £2.91 and the colour I decided on was cocoa berry. I normally stick to paler colours but I was feeling brave.
The bottle is the same size as most nail polishes which is 10ml, the directions on the back say to shake well and to apply two coats for maximum coverage.
When I first opened it I was intrigued to see the new precision brush promised on the packaging. I soon realised it looked a lot like any normal nail varnish brush. I proceeded to apply the nail varnish and actually did notice a slight difference as I painted away. I'm usually not the neatest at applying the varnish but I did notice a slight improvement. So maybe it is more precise after all!
The colour definitely needs two coats but again this applies to nearly all dark coloured varnishes.
I noticed it only lasted a couple of days without chipping, although I do wash the dishes without gloves so obviously my nails get a hammering.
All in all it's a good product for the price and I am tempted to try some of the other colours in the range which according to the Boots website is 12 in total.
17 high gloss nail polish
One of my more recent purchases, now that I have decided to paint my nails with coloured rather than clear polish. Probably not a wise move given the job I do, but never mind!
The nail varnish itself comes in the usual nail polsh type of glass pot, and promises to give even glossy shine.
I open up the bottle by unscrewing the top, and get the usual nail varnish smell and brush. The brush is quite small and so I think will be easy to manage, because often the brushes are quite big and I end up getting the stuff all over.
When I first apply the nail polish to my nails, I find that the small brush does in fact help me get the colour in the right place...my nails, and I get absolutely none on my skin around my nails. This is quite a feat for me, so a definite "hurrah" for small brushes! I am quite disappointed by the colour as it looks a bit wishy washy, and not at all as I expected. Leave the first coat to dry, whcih it does in a couple of minutes, and apply the second coat. Hey presto, the real colour, whcih looks exactly as it did on the bottle. This really does need two coats of polish if you want your nails to be the polish colour you bought.
When it dries, it is nice and shiny and glossy and miraculously doesn't chip off the edges of the nails straight away. I can manage to keep this on for about three days without it looking shabby.
When I remove it, it does remove easily and needs no scrubbing which some polishes do. Another thing I liked about it is the fact that when I removed it, there were no traces of the colour and it didn't seem to stick around the nail edges.
**Price and availability**
Available instore or online, the nail polish costs £2.73 for 12ml.
In total there are 13 shades, which can be seen on the website- simply click on the swatch to see the colour. The colour I have, which is Cocoa Cabanna is actually very similar on the nails to the swatch on the website so I am assuming that the other swatches give a true indication of colour.
A nice high gloss nail varnish which even I found easy to apply. This is good value and there are plenty of colours to chose from, so there should be one for most outfits and occasions.
Thanks for reading.
This review is for 17 high gloss nail polish, my shade was risky red.
This is currently available from boots for £2.73 and is on offer of buy one get one free on selected 17 products.
The bottle is 12ml and is marked as flammable.
Instructions: 'Nail colour for even, glossy shine. Shake well. Apple 2 coats for maximum coverage.'
The bottle is your standard nail polish bottle, glass bottle with a plastic lid.
I did find the lid very tough to open and at one point I must have resorted to using my teeth in desperation which has now marked the plastic lid with my teeth marks.
The product is thick and not watery at all, I found that two coats were perfect for even coverage, I did not find any of the 'hairs' coming away from the brush or any brush marks appearing on my nails.
This product probably lasted 2-3 days before I wanted to remove it and reapply it due to chipping.
I would recommend this product, it comes in a variety of shades and is a very good value product.
Also, you can earn 4 boots advantage points per pound so that is always another incentive!
The only improvement I would like to see to this product is a lid that is not so tough to open!