Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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Lots of lovely spring, pastel shades to choose from.
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish
Member Name: onlyliana
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish
Advantages: Good range of colours and good value for money.
Disadvantages: Applicator is a little short.
I absolutely adore having vibrant, sleek, pretty nails and have been looking for some new shades for spring. I usually buy Barry M Nail Paint but their range of colours is quite strong and I wanted to try some more delicate colours for spring and the 17 stand in Boots caught my eye.
I cannot pretend I bought this nail paint for any other reason than I saw a few different colours that I liked. I have always been vaguely aware of this brand from my many visits to Boots but I tend to stick to the products I know and like, unless I'm looking for something new and different. My impression of the brand is overall quite good although I am not sure whether I would try any of their other products.
***Price and Packaging***
Each shade of Nail Polish is priced at £2.99 for an 8ml bottle in Boots as well as on the website. Each paint is packaged in a glass ciruclar shaped bottle with a rounded black brush applicator. I find the price to be around average and the packaging to be pretty standard, there's nothing too exciting about it except the lush colours inside. They have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment, making them great value for money if you like to change your nail colour quite a lot like me.
The directions on the bottle say to 'Shake well. Appy 2 coats for maximum coverage'. I tend to always apply two coats over a basecoat anyway as I find it looks more vibrant but you definately would need 2 coats as standard any way with this polish.
The polish does dry very quickly which is good for me as I am quite impatient. I tend to leave about 90 seconds before applying my second coat, and provided I don't apply too thickly I can be up and out of the house probably about 15 minutes after painting my nails.
One thing I do not like about these paints is that the applicator is a little short for my liking. It makes it difficult for me to grip well and keep steady. It's probably not too much of a problem for most people but I sometimes have to redo a nail a few times before I am happy with the finish.
The colours goes on really well and really pops. Thefinish is lovely and bold. I particularly like the colours Parma Violet and Mini Skirt. They look great on shorter nails like mine.
***How Long Does It Last?***
The bottle states that the polish gives 'Up to 5 days of lasting colour' and is 'Chip Resistant'. I tend to change my nail colour every 3-4 days or so and find that it does last me without chipping up until then. To be fair I don't work in a job that is particularly hardwearing on my hands, I work in a bank, but it lasts me through work and general household upkeep.
Summary: Good budget nail polish if you like a variety of colours.