Product Type: Boots Natural Collection makeup
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Boots Natural Nail Colour
Member Name: pink_glitter
Boots Natural Nail Colour
Advantages: Cheap, nice range of colours
Disadvantages: chips quite quickly
During a recent clear out, I was surprised to find two bottles of Boots Natural Collection nail varnish, neither of which I remember buying or using! One bottle was a sort of coffee colour, the other a glittery pink, and I obviously as I like pink glitter (God, that username makes me cringe now!) I decided to try that one out.
The nail varnish comes in a clear glass bottle like the one pictured, with a white lid/brush and the Natural Collection flower logo on the front. You will notice that the bottles are very small - they are only 8ml, fairly small compared to a bottle of OPI which is 15ml.
This is quite a thin runny polish, but it went on quite easily, and didn't run. The brush is quite good too, often with cheaper polishes, the brushes tend to have bristles that splay very easily making the polish difficult to apply.
The polish dried quite quickly, but unfortunately left quite a streaky finish. The polish I was using was called 'shimmer pink' and a very pale pink colour, so I was lucky that the streaks could only really be seen up close. It didn't smudge as soon as I applied it, which I find often happens.
I only applied one coat of this polish, without a base or top coat. In retrospect I should probably have used two coats to give a stronger colour and make it last a bit longer.
I applied the polish on Thursday afternoon and by Friday afternoon it was slightly chipped on two nails. As I said above, the colour was very pale, and the chip was almost unnoticeable at that point, however if I had been using a more matte colour then I think it would have stood out a lot more, and I would probably have to remove it. I left the polish until the next night, but by then it was looking quite a state -chipped polish on most fingers- so I had to remove it.
At only £1.79 it's fairly cheap and I would not really have expected it to last much longer than it did. Most of the cheap nail polishes I have used chip after just a few days. I am a bit obsessed with OPI nail varnish at the moment, but at £9 a bottle they are an expensive habit to have, so I think if I wanted to buy a bit of an outrageous colour that I wouldn't wear often, I wouldn't mind using Natural Collection again.
This was not the best polish I have ever used, but nor was it the worst. I think next time I use it, I will apply two coats and a top coat to make it last longer though. If perhaps you want to try a new colour and only want to wear it for the one night, this would be a good choice, as it's very cheap.
Summary: Natural Collection nail polish