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So, I love painting my nails, even though I'm really not very good at it! And I'm always on the look out for new and different nail polishes. I mainly tend to use my trusty Nails Inc varnishes as well as my many No 7 ones.
I received a money off voucher to get a discounted Loreal 'Resist & Shine Titanium' polish, so I headed off to Boots so I could try it for myself. There were lots of colours available, many of them incredibly bright. I chose a colour that I've not really used before - a kind of pale, gold - number 395.
From what I remember, the bottle of polish cost me a couple of quid, but they retail for around £6.
I find the bottle very unusual, yet appealing. The bottle is not a typical shape, but does look lovely and modern. The lid looks massive, but it just serves as the housing for a simple screw top which becomes the brush handle. The brush is fairly standard for a nail varnish brush and I find the polish easy to apply. I always use a base coat before applying the varnish and find that this really helps it to go on more smoothly and last. The varnish does smell, but no more than any other nail varnish that I have used.
The 'Resist & Shine Titanium' polish claims to last up to 7 days. I have currently had mine on for just over a week, it's a little tatty where I have caught it, but the majority of my nails actually still look fine. The colour is stunning and I would thoroughly recommend it. It looks exactly the same as the colour that you can see through the bottle and I've had many compliments every time I've used it.
Overall, I think this is a great polish and I plan to try out the other colours to see if I like them as much!
L'Oreal Resist and shine nail polish
I bought this at a discounted price from fragrance direct for under £2 but it appears that the RRP is around the £6 mark, which is rather pricey for a nail polish unless its very good.
WHAT DOES IT PROMISE?...
The nail polish promise enduring wear: enriched with siliprotect, (not sure what this is but it must be good if mentioned!!). it will apparently give me up to seven days of shock-resistance and shine protection as well as true colour because it features red pigment paste at the base of each shade ensuring a true and deep colour.
It is also: enriched with Ceramide R which protects and smoothes the surface of the nail and it won't dry or weaken nails, making it suitable for frequent use.
If all of this proves to be true then I need never buy another nail polish.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The nail polish is inside the usual glass bottle, slightly curved at the back which makes it easier to hold. The gold top looks quite smart but when I pull it, it does come off revealing a rather stubby black screw on/off lid, so to keep it looking smart, hold onto that gold lid. When I unscrew the small black lid, I find that although it is quite ugly, it is practical as it features a series of ridges (not uncomfortable) which actually enables me to have a non slip grip and therefore makes application very easy.
I have a mid pink colour which when I apply it does look true to the colour in the bottle when I apply it to my nails. This colour is actually achieved with only one application although for a really true and deeper colour, its better to apply two coats of the polish. The colour is very easy to apply and I don't tend to get any nail polish on my nails; the ridged top definitely helps with this as does the relatively short brush which loads plenty of polish onto itself but not so much that its dripping.
The nail polish is widely available online and in major chemists at a widely differing price. There are apparently 36 shades and also a special range of black colours which having looked at them on the l'oreal website do look rather nice. Given that there are so many shades there should be something for everyone and for every occasion.
The nail polish, if bought at a lower price is good value for money but at the RRP it is very expensive for the quality. I do tend to apply my nail polish carefully with a base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat and I wait for each coat to dry before applying the next. The colour is nice and intense and what you see in the bottle is what you get. Its great for a night out but no way does it last seven days. Even with very careful application, if I apply it in the evening, by the middle of the next day, the nail polish has definitely left the tips of my nails and they look decidedly tatty.
Its easy to apply and remove and a real plus point is that it doesn't seem to stain my nails.
If its on offer, and you want a specific colour for a night out, then buy it, but otherwise avoid it!
Thanks for reading
L'oreal resist and shine titanium nail polish is one of the more expensive nail polishes from L'oreal but as I usually only buy it on a two for three when I can't think of anything else that I need I don't mind getting this over the cheaper ones even though I don't think it warrants the extra money.
It costs £6.19 and usually I like to pay under £5 for a high street brand polish. It does have a nice colour selection and there are loads of different ones to choose from in the collection. They do tend to skew towards the brighter end of the spectrum so not one for those ladies looking for subtle colours.
The polish is supposed to be reinforced to last for up to seven days without chipping or fading and for the most part I do find this to be somewhat accurate but it does require the odd touch up to ensure that the polish remains nice and even on the nails as it has a habit of chipping in the weirdest places but it is only ever tiny chips which really do just require a microscopic bit of polish on it to make it even again.
I find that it goes on the nail really well and although thick and sticky it does just glide on and I only need to give it a couple of brush strokes to ensure that my nails are fully covered. The smell of this polish is also on the strong side so I make sure to do it in a well ventilated area as otherwise it becomes too strong for me to be able to sit and finish doing all my nails.
Once the polish is on it dries really quickly which is something that I always appreciate in a nail polish as who has time to sit around and wait for it to dry for ages. It is touch dry within a couple of minutes and completely hard just a few more after that.
The colour is nice and shiny and looks good but for me it is just lacking that extra gloss that shows that it is a premium polish and I always think it is a shame that L'oreal haven't put that extra care into the polish to ensure that it can compete with the more expensive ones as if they did then I would definitely buy this more often and not just when it was on offer.
I have been using nail varnish/ polish for over 30 years and have to admit I have made some poor purchases choosing some that chip or peel easily or are too runny or gloopy. I have also bought ones online only to find that, on arrival, they do not match the colours shown on screen. I now do my homework and traipse around the chemists and beauty stores to check the exact colour I want and then look on eBay/ ebid etc to find the best price. I am not mean - just broke!
I loved the look of this l'Oreal polish and decided on 2 colours - dark purple (732) and 500 (scarlet red) which would have cost me £5.99 each in Boots but I managed to find a seller who only wanted £2.50 each and had reduced p&p on the items.
As I'd checked out the colours in the shop I was not surprised by the density of the shades which are very intense and just what I was looking for. All I had to do was to check out l"Oreal's promise that the polish would last up to 7 days.
The bottles are as shown in the Dooyoo picture and each one is 9ml. The top unscrews easily and the brush handle has a non-slip grip which is great to use when applying.
I am used to rather strong smelling varnishes but this was not really noticeable and the varnish itself was a good consistency being neither too runny nor too thick. As I was pretty generous with ii I do not think I really needed a second coat but I could not resist because the colours are so delicious.
Although I use my hands most of the day for various tasks (including decorating at the moment) I was pleased to see that there was no chipping or peeling for the first 2 or 3 days and it only happened on the 4th day because I tried to open a can of paint using my nails which is why I am recommending this product. Women who do stupid things eh??
There appear to be over 36 shades available in this range from pale pink to very dark so there is plenty of choice if you want to match a specific outfit. L'Oreal claim they use 'an innovative new formula with reinforced protection' which I presume is the listed siliprotect. This range also claims to be shock-resistant, gives shine protection and is enriched with ceramide R.
Despite the fact that the colours are very intense and do stay on I was pleased that the polish is also easy to remove and my naked nails looked and felt conditioned.
For the above reasons I am awarding this product a full 5 stars.
I was very excited to receive this nail polish and I really did had high hopes for it. But unfortunately it didn't. On the bottle of this polish it says, "up to 7 days." Yeah right! I know some times when products say things like this they are exactly true and may only last a couple of days at the most, but I was lucky enough to get even one day from this polish.
I painted my nails that morning and that night before I went to bed, I checked them. It honestly looked like some one took a razor to hack off the nail polish. I was so disappointed and quickly took off the chipped nail polish. Literally every time I moved or did something, another piece of the polish chipped off!
The number I got was 502. And this is a dark purple, but it is more on the colour of black. I really like this colour and when the light hits it, it looks like plum colour. I found that I needed at least two coats. I found this very strange because usually when I use a dark colour on my nail I only need one coat. This did annoy me having to apply more than one coat, but once I did the colour was lovely.
Probably the nicest thing about this nail polish is the bottle. It is unusually shaped in that it has a slight bend to it. The lid is gold and the rest of the bottle is glass, sowing off the polish inside.
I think I expected so much more from L'Oreal, just because of the name and the usual high standard of their other beauty products. But this is one that I would never buy again, and I would most certainly not recommend this product to anyone...well not unless you like the chipped nails look.
Because this was bought for me I don't know what the actual price that was paid for mine, but online, Superdrug sells them for £6.19! That is a crazy price for this product and the only way I would ever have another one of these polishes is if L'Oreal were giving them away!
It annoys me so much, how bad this nail polish is. And for that reason I am giving it two stars, mainly for the fact that there are so many brilliant nail polishes out there for half the price!
Im a bit of a spender when it comes to products for my nails as I simply cannot stand the bare looking, bitten down stumps that live on the ends of my fingers. I usually tend to wear false nails to cover up the ugly things beneath but every now and then I like to let my fingernails relax and grow a little bit which means I have to invest in a lot of different nail varnishes because theres nothing I like more than trying out different brands to try and find the best one. I found this 'Loreal Paris Resist & Shine Titanium Polish' in Boots a few months back and the fact that it was been sold for just a couple of pounds made my mind up so I picked up a bottle to try out for myself. Now to be honest I wihs I hadnt bothered as this one falls into the category of Loreal products that no-one should bother trying because it is simply awful.
Stockists: Superdrug, Boots & Amazon.
Shades: The shades in this range dont have actual names so theres no point in me listing the numbers here but the shade range is quite extensive. It is mainly made up of differing shades of pink but there are also blues, oranges, browns etc as well as some more neutral shades so theres definitely something for everyone here - if you still want to try it after reading this review!
Other Info: Claims to last up to 7 days on your nails without chipping and contains a 'new' formula that promises to make your nails shine with colour that is also long lasting.
*I personally chose the shade #151 which is a real girly, candy pink shade - right up my street and definitely one for the girly girls out there!*
This product comes in a small 9ml glass bottle with a chunky gold handle at the top. The brand name a claims of the product are clearly stated on the front and handle of the bottle and all the necessary information about the product is written on the back of the bottle - ingredients, claims AGAIN, shelf life etc so any questions you have about the polish should be answered there. The packaging is actually quite cute I think and you can clearly see through the bottle the colour of your varnish - and it does look a lot like that on your nails so its a very true to life colour. The chunky gold handle makes the bottle look more expensive I reckon so packaging wise I only have good things to say.
This nail varnish is also pretty easy to apply - all you really need is a steady hand so thats the same as most varnishes really. The handle is chunky enough to get a good grip on - I would have preferred it to be slightly longer as that would have made application even easier for me but thats not a major issue really. The brush is normal sized and shaped so it will take about 3 strokes to cover the whole nail which isnt too bad and the brush picks up just the right amount to cover one nail at a time each time so you dont end up wasting any of getting the dreaded streaky nails with drip marks! Application really is easy enough if you practice - same as anything really its easy once you know how.
The colour actually goes on well at first - I got a full even coverage with 2 coats and my nails were a gorgeous candy pink colour...for about 30 seconds. When the colour dried (which took about 10 minutes might I add - so if your applying this make sure you have time on your hands!) it started to look really streaky which was odd considering how great the colour looked before it dried. I didnt attempt to apply another coat on the top to even it out but even that didnt work. And even though I decided to leave it on and just go with it - I was on my way out - it chipped before Id even got down the stairs and out my front door. The whole 7 day claim is total rubbish because this didnt even last 7 minutes on my nails and I wasnt even doign anything so even though the colour looked fabulous at first that did not last long at all and this really isnt worth the time waiting for it to dry or your hard earned cash.
Sorry L'Oreal but this wasnt for me and I wont be buying again - and I wont be recommending that anyone else does either! Thanks for reading.
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L'Oreal Resist & Shine
I do often use a nail polish since I just hate the look of my nails. I found this L'Oreal Resist & Shine
For around 1 pound, which I thought was very cheap and I do like the L'Oreal brand. This nail polish has no specific scent, but comes across like paint, plastic-like. Not a strong scent.
The nail polish comes in a glass bottle with a silver screw. On the cap is a brush which facilitates the application of the paint. It's a simple glass bottle with silver letters on the cap and the number 732. This figure corresponds to the colour of nail polish in the bottle. This is handy if you want to buy the same colour again.
The nail polish is liquid dark purple and if you do not use too much it is easy to spread. After applying the paint dries quickly, but one time is not enough. You need a second layer to make it smooth and if you want to get great results. The bottle is easy to use; you need little to paint your nails.
On the bottle says 7 days colour and brilliance intact. It can't really agree with this statement since it doesn't up hold that long. When you use your hands intensively, you will see the damage next day. Some pieces will peel off.
It is an inexpensive nail polish that is easy to apply and gives smooth and brilliant results. It not a nail polish for intensive use since it doesn't hold up to it.
Alongside another L'Oreal nail polish (Shock & Resist) I found selling for 99p in the bargain bin at my local chemists, I also found another similarly cheaply priced nail polish from L'Oreal, this time their Resist & Shine Titanium polish.
As a contrast to the reddy colour of the first polish I bought a deep and rich dark purple colour (number 732 if you're interested), as I do like some dark shades, plus this is still a rich colour and a little unusual, which I liked. The usual price of this nail varnish is £5.99, and there is no way on earth that I would ever pay so much for this product, or any single nail varnish, not unless I tried it first and it lived up to it's claims.
The claim with this particular bottle of nail varnish is that it can last for 7 days. I was skeptical at this claim, but thought for 99p it was worth a try, and was no more expensive that the other polishes I'd usually buy.
The nail polish comes in a fairly standard package, consisting of a glass bottle bottom through which I can see my lovely purple colour, and a black plastic screw off lid, to which is attached the brush. The first time I used this I was impressed with how the polish went onto my nails, but I did really like the colour so that's probably why! It went on smoothly on both my finger and toe nails but didn't dry with an even finish, so I had to apply a second coat. I don't normally do this as I can't be bothered with all the waiting around for each layer to dry, but felt I had no choice with this polish.
I gave my nails 10 minutes to dry after painting them and a good 10 minutes afterwards of not really using my hands and shuffling about carefully to make sure I didn't get any smudges or dints in the polish, which I didn't.
I was pleased with the initial shine and look of the polish, and had it stayed looking like that for the 7 days it promised, or just 3 or 4 days, I would have been very pleased, but that wasn't the case. By the end of the next day, less that 2 days after first applying, I noticed a series of chips on the polish on my finger nails, even though I hadn't been doing anything overly taxing with my hands. My toe nails weren't too bad by this point, but by the middle of the following day, they were also chipped and starting to look scruffy. I got 1.5 days of good wear out of my finger nails and 2 days out of my toe nails, which for a product that claims to last 7 days is absolute tosh.
For a 99p polish, lasting just 1-2 days before looking scruffy wouldn't be too bad, but considering this is normally around £6, I think it's performance stinks. Had I paid any more for this product I'd be very disappointed and feel robbed, but as I didn't pay more, I can settle for knowing that I tried it, wasn't impressed, and won't bother with it again unless it's on a similarly cheap offer.
I am always trying new nail varnishes because even when i find a good range they don't always have the colour I want, so I recently bought L'Oreal Paris Resist & Shine Titanium Nail Polish from boots. It cost £5.99 for a 9ml bottle which i think is a little expensive, but i assumed that for that price it would be good quality. There are 37 shades available, which gives a wide range of different colours. I bought 'rouge fatale' which, as the name suggests, is a pinky red colour.
It comes in a nice, elegant looking glass bottle with a gold lid. I found that it was very easy to apply, which I find is a problem with some other nail varnishes. I needed to apply two coats but i usually do with any nail varnish. It gave a nice shine and took a couple of minutes to dry , about the same amount of time as any other nail polish.
This nail varnish is advertised as lasting 7 days, however i found that it starts to chip after about 3-4 days and it also starts to lose its shine after 3-4 days.
Overall it's ok but you can buy one of the same standard for a couple of pounds less.
L'Oreal Paris Resist and Shine Titanium Nail Polish is one of the many nail varnishes I own, I have a bit of an obsession with them. Having nice nails brightens my day! I am however yet to find one with all the things I need - fast drying and long lasting so until the day I find the perfect one I will keep on buying and keep on reviewing them!
These polishes can be purchased in Boots for £5.99 per 9ml glass bottle. I chose this one to buy as it had 7 days on the bottle. There are 37 shades to choose from. I swear I will never learn that this is an impossible thing to do and I would like to meet the people who test this and any nail polish for 7 days without chipping, lets just say I bet they have a cleaner ad house made and sit at home all day lol.
This nail polish is not only designed to be long lasting it is also enriched with Ceramide R which is meant to protect the nails and not make them weak, which sometimes happens with excessive nail polish use. I did actually find that this was true. On removing the polish my nails did seem stronger than before.
The polish applicator is shaped for comfort. I found it was easy to use. The polish I have is 733 is a purple colour and the colour is strong when applied. The brush is quite thin so you do need 3 strokes to cover my nail one in the middle then one either side. I would say you need 2 coats to get a real good coverage.
The polish dried in about 2 minutes which for me is a long time once dried the polish lasted a day without chipping, it wasn't major chipping but I did have to touch up because chipped polish really gets on my nerves.
For £5.99 I would have expected more so I will give this polish 3 stars.
I've been looking recently for a particular shade of nail polish, a beigy rose colour which will go with anything, but it seems that the fashion gurus have decided it's not one of this season's shades. However, after a long and arduous search, I eventually found one in Boots roughly approximating the shade I wanted. It was number 220 in the L'Oreal Resist & Shine Titanium range.
I duly forked out my £5.99, which I thought rather an excessive price for 9ml of nail polish but I daresay most of it will go to pay for Eva Longhoria and Cheryl Cole, oops, I mean Tweedy, to continue telling us women that we're worth it!
I won't go into great detail about the container because we all know what a bottle of nail varnish looks like. However, I will mention that the back of the bottle and lid has a slight curve which allows it to sit comfortably in the hand. The other little oddity is that the main cap twists off to reveal a much smaller black cap underneath. I'm not really sure whether this is intentional or a design fault but what it does allow you to do is choose either the larger, fatter cap or the small black cap to hold whilst applying the nail polish. The smaller cap certainly seems to make it easier when applying polish to your toes.
The brush is quite slender but spreads the polish evenly over the nail and I find it takes three strokes to cover the nail. The consistency of the polish is fairly thick and it's possible to get away with only applying one coat. Having said that, I do always use a clear base coat first which does mean that any polish adheres much better than if it was applied directly onto the natural nail.
This polish has a very slight opalescence as well as a lovely shine. It maintains the shine for a couple of days before becoming slightly duller looking and the polish also seems to resist chipping to some extent, although mine doesn't last quite as long as the seven days that L'Oreal claim it will. They actually qualify their claim by saying "up to" seven days which gives them quite a bit of leeway.
I'm using a keyboard most of the day and as I'm not one for using rubber gloves when washing up, one way and another my nail varnish tends to take quite a bashing and so far I've found this polish holds up pretty well. Although fairly resistant to chips, however, this varnish does wear away quite easily at the tips, and I'd definitely dispute L'Oreal's claim of this polish lasting seven days because I find I need to touch it up after about three or four days but, all in all, it is a pretty tough polish.
The colour range is a fairly extensive one, having 37 colours ranging through blacks, darkest navy blue and deep plum shades right up to the palest pinks and a clear varnish too. The full range is shown on the L'Oreal website where it also gives each colour a name. However, this isn't shown on my bottle but at least now I know, the shade I have is called Sleepy Rose!
The polish is supposed to last for 24 months according to the bottle's label although I doubt it will without going at least a little bit gungey. However, only time will tell on that one.
Overall I'm reasonably pleased with the performance of this nail polish so far and will certainly be looking to add some of the other colours from the range to my collection.
I am not a great lover of nail polish but in the summer I do feel it's quite necessary to have pretty pink toe nails, although my finger nails will never get more than a quick coat of clear polish. Well, as the sun made an appearance recently, I decided it was time to invest in a new nail polish - I was clearly far too optimistic about the weather as it's now gone back to being rainy, and my toes are unlikely to be exposed again before July at this rate. Usually I buy the cheapest nail polish that I come across in Boots, in a corally pink colour, but as Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer on L'Oreal and I was already buying 2 products, I decided to get theire Resist & Shine nail polish as my free gift, in a bright pinky corally shade.
At £5.99 I would never normally buy this nail polish as I am just not very into nail polish anyway.... but having used this nail polish I definitely wont be buying it again, although I wont turn my nose up at it if it's a free gift again.
The nail polish comes in attractive packaging, fairly standard for nail polish really in a glass bottle with a screw lid and brush. My first observation upon using it was that it goes on really really nicely... but then again most nail polishes do go on quite nicely when they are new. The first coat offered fair coverage, but you definitely require a second coat to get an even finish, which is a little annoying.
One good point is that it dried really quickly, even the second coat was hard to the touch within a very short time, and I usually find that the second coat with cheaper polishes takes a little longer to be completely hardened.
However, considering that my toes have been nicely cuddled up in thick socks and shoes, I was surprised to find that the nail polish had chipped within 24 hours, and I mean badly chipped, so I dread to think what it would be like if I had been wearing flipflops and my nails had been exposed to nail-polish-chipping-things like stones etc out walking.
For me this is a big downside to this polish - it is called Resist & Shine and yet it cannot seem to even resist damage when my nails are nicely protected in socks - so I think it fails somewhat in its claims, especially the 'up to 7 days' claim on the side of the bottle.
Overall I would say this nail polish has its good points and its bad points. I love that it dries and hardens so fast, and the colour is lovely and intense and shiny once you have given it two coats. However, I can't really be bothered with having to reapply or touch up chips every single day, so I think I will be going back to my cheaper, yet more hardwearing usual brand. This is definitely a nail polish that you would need to give attention to in order to maintain a nice finish. For the price, I would have expected more.