“ Brand: Boots / Type: Nail Varnish / Subcategory: Nail Colour / Suitable for: Nails „
I have many No 7 product, and I haven't always rated their nail varnishes.. I do find they often chip and just don't last as long as they tell you they do!
However, I got a couple of these really cheaply from boots, and because No 7 are innovative and constantly changing their products I thought these may last longer. I do think as well it is all about the prep of nails, and if you do it properly (exfoliate your hands and nail beds, file down and then use a base coat) these factors all help to contribute at keeping the nail varnish on well.
The colour miracle range include a great range of colours, that do mix together as you apply them to the nail - so what colour you see on the bottle is not what you will receive on the nail! As they are No 7 they are quite expensive, around £6.50, so I would suggest to get them with a £5 No 7 voucher, or when they are on a 3 for 2.
The nail varnish is a quality product, you can tell it isn't cheap by the consistency and the rich texture you get on the nails after you have painted it. It looks like nail varnish from a salon, rich and deep in colour.
If you are looking to add something different to your nails, this colour miracle is for you - just try before you buy so you aren't disappointed with the colour!
I love this nail varnish as you get two nail colours for the price of one, I have the light purple which changes to a pinky colour when a clear nail varnish is added. I love this as if I want to change my colour but have no time to take it off and start again I simply add a layer of clear polish simple!
So there are 8 colours available they all change to a different colour you can buy pinks, purples, red and browns, so there really is plenty of choices and to see what shade they change to you ca have a look on the No7 stand in the shop and it will reveal all.
Te first shade is ideal for work and for those who do not feel a bright shade is suitable for their occasion and the second shade is a glossy bright colour maybe to go out with at night or for those who want a brighter bolder look. Amazing huh?
It is so simple to use, you apply the first coat of nail colour, if you like it leave it and do not add any type of clear coat nail varnish so no top cot or nail hardener as the colour will change with ANY clear coat, which is odd and the only down side to this product, so be careful. If you want to change your look simply add a clear coat of nail varnish and your look has been changed with in minutes. Ideal for girls on the go.
All this coats just £6.50 I will be buying more to add to my collection, so honestly give it ago you are bound to love it!
Plus your getting two colours for the price of one bargain.
No7 has got to be high up in my list of best beauty and makeup buys.
For a good few years i stopped using nail polish as it chipped very easily and i ended up making a mess picking it all off my nails when i couldnt find any nail varnish remover! But when Boots started giving away £5 off No7 vouchers when you spent £5 throughout the store i couldnt resist!
I bought my usual items like powder, mascara, blush etc which were all over the £10 mark meaning after i took my £5 voucher off i ended up with another £5 off voucher which was a bargain! So i decided to stock up on the cheaper No7 items which included face wipes, eyelines, toners and of course nail polishes.
The Miracle Colour Nail polish to be honest is no different to any others that i have tried, i was just happy to get it at less than £2! There is a good range of shades to choose from and the colours are ideal for your fingernails or your toes. At less than £2 each you can afford to stock up on them all when on offer!
This is a gimmicky little idea from the people at Boots No.7 and being a person who is susceptible to this sort of thing I went ahead and bought a bottle. The idea of Colour Miracle is that you put the colour on, and it looks likes it does in the bottle. Then later on you can apply a coat of clear nail varnish and it mysteriously changes into another colour, mostly a darker more dramatic shade of the one it was before. I think the target consumer is supposed to be the sort of person who wears plain nail varnish to work but wants a quick fix to something more exciting when going out in the evenings. This is all very well but what happens when you want to revert to your plain colour to go back to work the next day?
Well, the colour I bought was Mauve which is quite pinky, and then goes to a darker, almost purple colour after the clear varnish has been applied. It goes on well enough, but like most No.7 nail varnishes, seems to take ages to dry properly. You think its all OK, then hours later you put your tights on and you have little material indents all over your nails! And then you have to go through the whole thing again when you apply the clear coat. On the whole I think its easier just to pick one colour and stick to it.
I got my 1st bottle of Colour Miracle nail colour by No7 from a gift that I recieved when I spent X amount of money on No7 things. These days Boots are always doing their infamous £5 off No7 vouchers when you spend over £5 in store, and I often opt for a bottle of their nail varnish when I get these. I would never pay full price (£6.40) of these nail varnishes however with a £5 voucher that makes them only £1.40, so quite a bargain.
I really like the colours they have in these nail varnishes and whilst you won't find any blue's, yellow's or neon orange colours, you do get a good range of pink, red's and neutral nail colours. One of my favourites is 'Fushsia' which is the one I got included in the gift I mentioned at the start. Its a bold pink colour which looks very nice when on my nails. It gives off a nice shine and it's always nice to look it. Infact, Boots describe these as 'Colour Miracle' as by day they are light and pretty and suitable for the office, however by night if you paint on a coat of clear nail varnish you'll have a bold and glossy shade, and I do agree with those comments completely!
Application is easy, as with every other nail varnish the handle of the brush is the lid of the nail varnish. The lid is large enough to get a good grip on it, none like any of those cheap fiddly nail varnishes, and the brush does a good job of applying the varnish. I'm always pleased when I apply it as the varnish is thick enough to not need a second coat, a brilliant factor as I'm often far too lazy to bother applying a second coat! The varnish looks brilliant once dried, it looks nice, smooth and even.
The one problem with the varnish is it will chip easily, and I notice chips after a single day. It might be because I'm not 'careful' enough with my nails, but I do find myself having to paint another coat on again. The plus side is if you use a top clear coat this will help it last longer, and on the occasion I have done this, the varnish has taken longer to chip. The problem is, once I've waited for my nails to dry I'm usually too lazy to put on a top coat and just leave my nails the way they are, so I'm probably to blame.
If you're looking for a good quality nail varnish with some gorgeous shades, I do highly recommend the No7 Colour Miracle range, however you will need to apply a top coat. I also advise waiting for Boots to inevitably do their £5 off No7 vouchers to get this nail colour for a bargain price.
I'm so glad that Boots have now stopped giving away £5.00 vouchers to redeem against No7 or Ruby & Millie products whenever I spent a fiver in store! It seemed to go on for ages and I can't tell you how many vouchers I collected and redeemed in store. One of the cheapest options was for me to get some nail varnishes. I mean cheaper options because nothing in the range would have cost me less than the five pound voucher so I had to put money to my vouchers to get products if you see what I mean! These at £6.50 each meant they of course cost me £1.50 a time so I stocked up on these and all of the No7 offerings in the nail varnish department as I love them and use nail varnish very often, for me beautifully coloured toenails (I bite my fingernails!) is a must!
Well it's an elegant bottle which is slightly tall and slightly curved. The base is glass so you can see your colour through it and on the front in silver metallic lettering I'm told it's 'Colour Miracle, Nail Colour'. On the back still in matching silver writing I'm told it's flammable, given contact details for Boots, the recycle symbol is displayed and the size is stated which is 10g. The lid/handle is a bright mottled silver and on the front I'm told in dark grey that it is a No7 product and on the back there is a sticky white peel off label which states my colour and a bar-code is shown. The one thing I do like about any products that I purchase is nice packaging. I like my stuff to be out on display and these bottles I really do like alot. They looks classy, simplistic and worth a high price tag and in my view these are not cheap to buy so should be nice to look at.
So to use it you twist off the handle/top/lid (whatever you want to call it!). Your greeted by a rather pleasant nail varnish smell actually. Smells of nail varnish but it doesn't smell like cheap and nasty rubbish and then you see the brush. I love the brushes that No7 use in any of their nail varnish ranges and this is so easy to use and such excellent quality I just love it cos I'm a clumsy clot. The brush is situated of course at the end of a plastic wand that isn't to long so you have maximum control of it and isn't flexible. The brush isn't too thick and made of soft, smooth long black hairs. They never flake into the colour and even after using a No7 nail varnish regularly the brush never goes to crap and lets the product down.
The varnish itself just sat on the end of the brush is gorgeous to look at. I'm not talking about a particular colour here as I actually own all 8 colours in this range now to be honest as I got addicted to collected them as I loved the colours so much but I'm talking everything about the varnish.
Firstly it's rather thick on the brush but still none drip. It looks thick but still remains incredibly glossy and smooth and just well...expensive and good quality really.
Now to use this you can of course use a base coat and then a coat or two of this and a top coat. Use it how you want to it's your choice of course. Me, well I use a couple of coats of this only and that's it. I don't feel the need for a base coat and/or a top coat because quite simply this doesn't need all that it's perfectly stunning all by itself.
Now I slick a coat on which goes on very evenly, simply and fuss free. If you make a mistake you simply wipe it off with a bit of tissue when the varnish is still damp/wet and it comes off really easily with no staining. If you do get a bit dried on somewhere you'd rather it not be a quick wipe with some nail varnish remover of course removes it. I would be happy to use one coat of this if time was short because as it's quite thick anyway it covers imperfections and give a nice even coverage and it takes about 5 minutes to completely dry, set and go hard. I then of course add another coat (my choice) and I do this really with this range of colours for more colour vibrancy than anything else. Again give it about 5 minutes to dry again and it's job done.
Remarkable! Not only is the colour really even but if you have any sort of chipped bits and/or cracked nails (like I do and I have ridges in my them) this is thick enough to cover them really easily and in a none thick and cloggy way. Also I'm missing a little bit of toenail and with this I just paint on the skin a bit (I know I shouldn't) but I can fake having a toenail where my bit is missing from which I love about this product.
Once on my colour (two coats) will last me at least 10 days! Remember these results are achieved with no base or top coat this is simply just No7 nail varnish. Amazing? Too right it is. It stays on smooth and as glossy as when you first applied it. It looks as good as new and me I love painting my toenails but now I really don't need to so if your a lazy girl this is perfect for you. I just love the way that I've lived my life and not one bit of colour has faded or chipped off and I'm not the most careful of person. Last night a friend last minute decided we should go out and I panicked because I wanted to wear some twinkly sandals and get dressed up and I had no time to paint my toenails and I hadn't looked at them lately! My toenails had been done 10 days ago, looked brill and I was ready to out! I was and so impressed with this!
Everything about this product is superb. From the ease of application to the length of time that it lasts and removal. Yep that's simple as well and it leaves no yellow staining even though no base coat is used and that's as I keep pointing out after 10 days! Day 11 I still have it sitting perfectly on my toes by the way lol
The only niggle I have is that when you look on the Boots website or on the colour chart in Boots when looking at these particular nail varnishes is that they are meant to be two tone colours. Which means that when you move toes or fingers about then depending on the light the colour changes. This is not true with the chocolate or the plum colour the rest are debatable as to whether they do or not I can't decide. My colours seems to be in the middle of the two colours shown so I do say that if you can test them out first. Like I say it's only a niggle I like the colours I own (or I wouldn't have bought them all) but they are slightly misleading if you don't test them out first cos you think your going to get something that your not.
Would I recommend them? Absolutely I think this formula is wonderful to work with and for problem nails like mine which are forever looking rubbish this is a one step miracle cure! It will last you ages (on and in the bottle) and is worth the price tag in my opinion. It's flipping great and do grab yours today!
Only available in Boots at £6.50 a bottle available in Taupe, Mauve, Russet, Cerise, pink, Fuschia, Chocolate, Plum.
Shades for every occassion possible /