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17 Holo Nail Varnish

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Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Nail Varnish / Suitable for: Nails

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      23.10.2012 20:02
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      17 Holographic Nail Varnish.

      The Nail Polish
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      The Nail Polish is made by 17 which is boots own brand so can only be purchased from Boots stores on online from their website. This particular nail polish is new to the range and only got put on shelves this week. The Nail Polish is currently only available in one colour which is Silver Holo. It's called Holo because it gives a holographic effect on your nails which look different under different types of lighting. I particularly like really glittery nail varnish and the different effect nail varnish so as soon as I saw this I had to buy it. The product cost me £3.99 for a 10ml bottle of the polish which I think was reasonable and the price I would expect to pay for a bottle of nail polish. The polish comes in a clear glass bottle and you can clearly see the colour of the nail polish inside which looks really sparkly. The lid which holds the applicator brush is white and there is a silver holographic sticker on it to show you what the nail polish will look like once applied and dried.

      Using the Polish
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      I always apply a base coat before applying any nail polish to stop my nails from staining. It actually also mentions this on the back of the nail polish as well. For best results it suggests to apply 2 coats of the polish allowing the coats to dry in between. After letting the base coat dry I then got ready to apply the polish. I shook the bottle well and as I did this I could hear a small ball bearing rattle. The brush to apply the varnish with is quite long but thin and was covered in a good amount of polish ready for me to apply. I applied the polish to my nails in 3 strokes. There was a decent amount of polish on my nail but I think another coat would make the polish look even better so I decided I would do as it stated on the bottle and apply another coat. The polish had the typical nail polish smell to it. I applied a 2nd coat to my nails and then waited for them to dry and look at the results.

      The Results
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      My nails looked really sparkly and they definitely looked slightly holographic and it actually looked like a type of foil on my nails rather than a nail polish. The polish looked really shiny and I was surprised at how smooth it felt when I ran my finger along the nail. As I turned my fingers slightly to take a closer look the light caught the particles in the polish and I could see a range of different colours coming from the polish. I just loved the look of it and thought it look great and also professional. Although the nail polish shines and sparkles it's not as sparkly as a glitter nail polish so this is probably better if you aren't a fan of sparkly nail polishes.

      The product lasted on my nails for at least 3-4 days before it started to show signs on wear around the edges of the nail which is when I decided to take the polish off. I used normal nail varnish remover and cotton wool pads to remove the polish and it came off really easily without having to scrub or keep wiping at the nail.

      Overall Opinion
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      I absolutely love the look of the nail polish and think the final results are brilliant. I was really impressed with this product as I didn't have huge hopes of it looking this good when I purchased it. In terms of value I think the polish is very good value as I would expect to pay slightly more for nail polish which gives a certain effect. I hope they add some other colours to this range as I would definitely purchase and try out the others. The nail polish lasts just as long as most other nail polish before it has to be removed completely. If you like painting your nails different colours and like a different look then I would recommend this product as you won't be disappointed. This would be a perfect nail polish to wear around Xmas time or to a new year's party.

      (review also on ciao)


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