Product Type: Boots 17 makeup
Newest Review: ... about the packaging to be honest. The bottle if fairly small (8ml) and has the 17 branding on. The brush is fairly standard for the pri... more
Blue blue blue!
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish
Member Name: helen190390
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish
Advantages: great coverage and an amazing assortment of colours
I bought a new blue dress and had no nail varnish to go with it. I was going to town with a friend to see what I could find to match it and stumbled into boots. I went straight to the 17 range as I needed a new eyebrow pencil which I always buy from that range.
The Nail Varnish:
I spotted the blue straight away and as I was wearing the dress, I noticed the match was pretty much perfect. The colour is called "Seabreeze" and comes in an 8ml bottle.
The colour is quite vivid and is slightly more blue than the blue in the photo. The 17 range is only sold in Boots stores and is a very well priced range. The varnish cost me £2.99 and will last quite a while before I need to buy another.
The nail varnish bottle states it needs 2 coats which it does. It is quite thin so one coat doesn't give a very good coverage. With my first application I was worried about it with the first coat dried. It was very translucent still and I wasn't sure if the second coat would be able to give it the colour it was showing.
I applied the second coat and was surely proven wrong. The second coat gave the nail varnish a brilliant coverage and looked smooth and glossy. I applied this on saturday afternoon and today (friday) I have taken it off and applied a new coat. It started to chip after day 4 which is a brilliant amount of time for nail varnish to stay on.
The brush it slightly small but when applying, it branches out and covers around half of the nail. It doesn't dry too quickly so you can brush over the nails a few times to get it even before moving onto the next nail.
It takes around 60-100 seconds for the varnish to dry to be able to apply to second coat. I always find with these nail varnishes that I can start painting the first nail I did as soon as the last one is done.
To test your nails are dry, I prefer this top tip:
To stop finger prints in your nail varnish from it still being wet, check it with your bottom lip. lightly press your nail to your lip when tightened and you can then check to see if it is dry enough to check with your finger.
As a mum and a seamstress, my hands are constantly under pressure from washing up, sewing and preparing dinner. I was very impressed with the amount of time it had kept it's glossy shine and it's coverage still even.
I prefer this range of nail varnish to many others. It has a great coverage and I have never had a problem with any of their varnishes or ranges of them. 17 have a few different varnishes including this Lasting Fix one. For the price I paid, I am very happy with the look it gives and the quality of the product.
They sell an amazing selection of colours which I have a few of. The blue has to be my favourite so far. I also have a brown glittery varnish which dries matte and a dark pink colour which rocks in the summer.
I give this nail varnish 5/5 stars for effectiveness and cost.
Thanks for reading my review!
Summary: 17 lasting fix nail polish wins gold