Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
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17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish
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17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish
Advantages: Long lasting, great colour, great range of colours
Disadvantages: Packaging is a bit dull
I bought 17 Lasting Fix a few months ago when I was in Boots. I saw a 3 for 2 offer on 17 nail polishes and decided to get one of each in their nail polish ranges. The colour I went for in the Lasting Fix collection was a vibrant green as I wanted a green to go with a nice dress that I had bought.
*About the Product*
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish glamour that lasts for 5 days of chip resistant shine.
My top tip before picking up 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish is to apply a base coat first. This is essential for me as the colour to go on more smoothly and it also prevents the colour (especially darker ones) from staining your nails.
On the side of the bottle it advises you to shake the bottle well before you use it therefore this is exactly what I do. Now I am ready to start applying the polish to my nails. The brush on this polish seems slightly thinner than most so I can't use my tried and tested three strokes. Instead it needs four on average and I work from the left side of the nail to the right, filling any gaps I leave as I go.
For the best colour, add a second coat using the same method as for the first.
Once this has dried, I tend to add a top coat to seal in the colour and give it that extra shine.
*Price and Availability*
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish is available to buy at the fairy low price of £2.99. And I didn't even end up paying that much as I bought 3 as part of a 3 for 2 deal. What a saving I made which is great as I do love a bargain.
These nail polishes are only available to buy from Boots stores as the 17 brand is an own brand of the store. If you don't have a store that is close to you or prefer to shop via the internet, then they are available to buy online at www.Boots.com.
The packaging: The packaging of 17 Lasting Finish Nail Polish is similar to that of most nail polishes. The bottle this nail polish is contained in is made of glass and transparent. The lid is a dark blue/navy plastic screw-top lid which feels a little on the thin side but does the job of concealing the polish well. I like that the bottle is clear because it allows you to see clearly the colour that you are purchasing. Plus the different colours look good lined up on the shelf. The nail polish brush is attached to the lid of the bottle. The quality of this brush is somewhat lacking. It is thin and as you continue to use it, the strands become rather strayed but is does the job adequately enough.
The packaging is nothing special. It is rather plain and maybe a little cheap looking but as you aren't paying a lot you can't complain too much. It isn't the kind of product that is sat on my side like perfume so I'm not too bothered.
Colour, texture and smell: The colour of the nail polish that I have in this collection is bright blue so I was a bit mindful that it could look a tad tacky. But I found that this was not the case and that the colour of theis was bold and solid. The colour is ever so slightly lighter than the one that is seen in the bottle but lovely nonetheless. As for the texture, it is quite fantastic. It is a good combination between thickness without being too much so. With regards to the smell, it isn't overly strong but you can smell that distinct nail polish aroma.
How long does it take to dry? 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish takes an average amount of time to dry, not too quickly but not an age either. Approximately 40 minutes to an hour sees me apply to coats and feel safe to carry on as normal without being scared of smudging the polish.
Does it only need one coat? It looks ok when you have only applied one coat, but in my opinion, it looks a great deal better if you take the time to add a second coat. The coverage that you get from one coat is sufficient but two coats is allows the colour to be brighter and bolder. Make sure when applying the second coat that the first one is dry or dry enough because otherwise you may find a few bubbles pop up and this really doesn't look good.
Is the nail varnish long-lasting? It is actually pretty good which I wasn't expecting. On my fingernails, the nail polish actually lasts the 5 days that it states it will. And even better, it lasted for about 2 weeks on my toes without any chips. This I was very impressed with indeed.
How long does the bottle last? I have had 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish for about 4 or 5 months and used it a few times, although not too many as it isn't a colour that goes with everything. How much is remaining? I would estimate over three quarters of the bottle is still left and what is great is that the longevity of the polish is so good that it doesn't have to be reapplied constantly.
Range of colours: There are a range of 12 colours in the 17 Lasting Fix collection. These range from blue to pink, clear to green. There are quite a few unique colours and one of two of them took my fancy. I opted for the bright green as I wanted a colour like this to go with a dress that I had recently bought.
Does 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish give glamour that lasts for 5 days, chip resistant? It most certainly does. This nail polish looks glamorous and attractive when applied to both your fingernails and toenails. And it lasts for a minimum of 5 days without chips showing which is excellent, especially when you take into account the low cost of this product.
Is it easy to remove? 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish is fairly easy to remove, possibly due to the fact that I have applied a base coat initially. It does take a little bit of vigorous wiping when you use darker colours but when done thoroughly, you won't find horrible stains left on your nails.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
If you are looking for a simple nail polish that lasts for a few days without reapplication that retails at a fairly low price then I would definitely recommend 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish. It has a great colour and good range of colours to buy in the collection. Buy it and I don't think you will regret the purchase.
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish is a low priced product which is actually surprisingly good. I had low expectations after having a poor experience with the 17 High Gloss Nail Polish but this 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish really is a totally different quality. It has a long lasting finish which looks fantastic therefore if you want this in a nail polish then this one may well be for you. For me, you get a lot more than what you pay for with this product and I would definitely consider buying different colours in this range.
Summary: A great low priced nail polish that is enduring