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The product I am reviewing is Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish that claims to last for 7 days. The colour of the nail polish actually attracted me to this product; otherwise I probably wouldn't have purchased it. Max Factor products were also on 3 for 2 so I needed to find something to go with the other products I already had in my basket. Most of my nail polish is by Barry M; how-ever seeing as I was technically going to get this for free I thought I may as well try the nail polish out to see what its like. This nail polish gives your nails an immaculate, high gloss, professional finish that lasts up to 7 days. If this was true about the product then great as it meant that I wouldn't have to remove it after a few days when most nail polish starts to wear off or chip. As it was coming up to the festive season a gorgeous metallic silver colour caught my eye in this range as I thought it would be great to wear during Christmas.
I already have at least 2 other silver nail polishes, but one more wasn't going to hurt. This would also be a great colour to wear New Years Eve as well with my black and silver dress. The purchased the 'Angel Nails' nail polish which is a gorgeous, metallic silver colour which also looks slightly sparkly. The nail polish comes in a square shaped bottle and you can clearly see the colour of the nail polish through the glass bottle. On the front of the bottle it states that this is from the 'Glossfinity' range. On the back is a small label which tells you the shade of the nail polish you have purchased. For example mine says 'Angel Nails'. The lid to the bottle is black which unscrews easily to reveal the brush which you use to apply the nail polish with. It doesn't state anywhere on the bottle how many coats you need to apply to your nails; how-ever I am sure most people could work this out by themselves.
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The product is available for £5.99 from Boots & Superdrug stores. You can also purchase it from the Boots (www.boots.com) and Superdrug (www.superdrug.com) website for the same price. You can get the nail polish on 3 for 3 at Superdrug; how-ever his offer is likely to change soon. The product comes in a total 26 glossy shades which include red, pinks, purples and also metallic shades.
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Using the Product
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Before applying any nail polish, I always apply a Basecoat. I used to use a Barry M base coat but have recently been using one by OPI. Lots of different brands do a base coat so you pick this up in a Boots or Superdrug store. Ensuring that the base coat was fully dry I then shook the bottle well and got ready to apply the nail polish. After shaking the bottle for at least 5 seconds I unscrewed the lid and got ready to apply it to my nails. You could clearly see the silver nail polish on the brush and I wiped this lightly on the side so I wasn't using too much of the product or putting it on too thick, which would take longer to dry. The brush was black in colour and was a good length and width.
I applied one coat to each of my nails which was easy to do by painting a stripe down the middle of the nail and then one either side. As I painted it on the silver colour looked really glittery and eye-catching, but I could already tell that I would need another coat on top of this one. The nail polish has that typical smell too it that you would expect. The nails didn't take very long to dry but I did leave them an extra few minutes just to make sure they were fully dry before applying another coat. On the Max Factor website they tell you to wait 10 minutes before applying the second coat; how-ever I personally don't think you need to give it this long to dry. When applying the second coat this made the colour look stronger and it also made the silver stand out a lot more. For me the second coat was enough, how-ever you could probably do a third coat if you wish. I again waited for a good few minutes until I knew the nail paint was completely dry.
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There is no need to apply a top coat to your nails as the nail polish has a gorgeous glossy finish to it. The colour on my nails looked brilliant and I loved how metallic the silver colour looked. It also looked slightly sparkly too and really caught the light. Although I was happy with the colour, a third coat would have given my nails a much stronger colour and perhaps made them look a bit more metallic as well. The first day with my nice painted nails was at work, which is mainly sitting at the desk on the laptop; how-ever I did pack some order for customers as well. I also went to Physio for 40mins. Despite doing this amongst other things during the day my nail still looked great at the end of the day and weren't showing any sign of wear or any chips.
By the end of the weekend which was 3 days after applying the nail varnish most of the colour on the nails was still looking quite good, although there was a chip in the colour of one nail and on another (the thumb) the colour had chipped around the top of the nail. The colour at the tips of the nails was starting to wear away a small amount but this wasn't too obvious at the moment. I would actually be removing the nail polish the following day anyway as I wanted to paint my nails in a different colour ready for Christmas. The nail polish was easy to remove using cotton wool and nail polish remover, or you could use nail polish remover pads which I find removes nail polish slightly quicker. Even though the nail polish is a sparkly, metallic colour it was still easy to remove. As I had applied a base coat to my nails there wasn't any staining or discolouration to my real nails.
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I didn't intend on buying this product when popping into my local Superdrug store, but I am now glad that I did try it and give it a go. The metallic silver colour is what appealed me to this colour as I thought it would be perfect for the festive season and I love Silver nail polish anyway. The nail polish sounded really good and although it claims to last for up to 7 days, I wasn't sure whether I believed this or not. The nail polish was easy to apply and I thought it dried reasonably quickly in comparison to other nail polish I have used in the past. With this particular colour you definitely need to apply a good 2-3 coats of this to your nails in order to build the colour up and to not be able to see the white tips to your nails. With some of the darker colours this may not be the same case. In terms of value the nail polish is reasonable for the results. The nail polish stayed looking good for at least 3-4 days, before I noticed any chips in it. I think by the 5th day the nail polish would definitely be showing lots of signs of wear but I can't confirm this as I took the nail polish off after 4 days. The nail polish is a lovely colour and it did last a good amount of time. I don't think I would purchase another colour in this range as I have two favourite nail polish brands which I use all the time. I only tried this item because it was on 3 for 2 with other Max Factor products. The nail polish range as a whole is good though and it is quite long lasting.
(review also on ciao)
Towards the end of last year, I found myself tempted by Max Factor's new Glossfinity Nail Polish, which I eventually bought in Noisette. I'm delighted to say that this nail polish has definitely stood the test of time, and it has become one of my favourites - so it's probably about time I tried some other colours!
One of Max Factor's claims for this polish is, quite obviously, the 'Glossfinity' effect - ie a glossy finish that lasts. I was keen to test this out, as I love to wear nail varnish, and I also I like my manicure to last a decent time. The product page on Max Factor's website gives the following description: 'High gloss means high glamour - pure, elegant, glossy nails that last for up to 7 days in our specially formulated range.'
I really liked the promised look of Noisette - a lovely taupe with a purple/violet shimmer - and I have found that this colour has suited all seasons. It's lovely in autumn and winter, but also looks beautifully subtle during the warmer months.
Glossfinity comes in a small, rectangular bottle which has a long black handle. The brush initially seems quite narrow, but it spreads to a good, full shape, and I am able to use my preferred three-stroke application - one stroke in the centre of the nail, and one each to either side. After giving the bottle a good shake, I have been pleased to see that there is no excess at the neck of the bottle once it's opened, and this has stayed the same during my nine or ten months of use. Once applied, I have also been pleased by the fact that this polish dries quickly.
After applying a base coat and two coats of varnish (although it looked quite good with just one coat), I deliberately left off my usual top coat the first time I tried this polish, so that I could test its staying power. I was delighted with the results. The shine was excellent - and I like a really high-shine finish - and it lasted really well. After seven days there were no signs of any chipping, although there was a slight erosion of the polish at the tips of a couple of nails. However, on the seventh day I noticed that the lovely glossy finish had faded somewhat. So I then applied a top coat, in the hope of renewing the shine and ensuring that the polish would last even longer. I found to my surprise that with the top coat, the lovely purple shimmer underlying Noisette's colour had disappeared. I was left with a still elegant deep taupe colour, but I did miss the purple! I kept the polish on, to see when it would start to chip, and this finally happened about ten days after the initial application (and a few days after I had eventually applied a top coat).
I prefer nail polishes that have a high-shine finish, and Glossfinity certainly delivers that. It's available in 26 shades, with 25 of these currently available on Boots' website, although their high-street branches don't usually have the full range. It costs £5.99 at Boots, Superdrug and Asda, and £6 at Tesco. There are quite a few shades available on Amazon, where they cost £4.99 with Free Super Saver Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. I've also found a few shades on eBay this evening (15th September) from about £2.
Earlier this year I found myself with some time on my hands (no pun intended), and so I painted each of my nails a different colour while I decided which one I wanted to wear that week. These polishes included purples from Jessica, Barry M, Max Factor, Leighton Denny and Opi. To my surprise, I realized that the Max Factor Glossfinity's Noisette was almost a duplicate - both in terms of bottle shape and nail polish colour - for Barry M's Dusky Mauve. At first I was puzzled by the fact that I had two nail polishes that were so similar, and then I came to my senses and realized that my love for and collection of nail varnishes is on the huge side - so perhaps it wasn't quite so surprising after all. Both Noisette and Dusky Mauve are a lovely, soft taupe with a purple shimmer. This shimmer looks stronger in the Barry M bottle, but it actually shows much better on the nails with the Max Factor version.
This is a product that really lives up to its promises - it has a high-gloss finish, it lasts really well, and I think it's excellent value for money. The high gloss gives a really professional look, and I love the Noisette shade which I think is both chic and interesting. I have seen some mixed reviews of this nail polish on Boots' website, but my own experience has been very positive, and I am more than happy to give this product five stars.
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
****What is it?****
This is a range of glossy nail varnishes made by Maxfactor. It clams to keep your nails glossy for up to 7 days.
This nail varnish comes in 26 different shades:
- 185 Ruby Fruit - 180 Black Out - 175 Aqua Marine
- 165 Hot Coco - 155 Burgundy Crush - 150 Amethyst
- 145 Noisette - 135 Royal Blue - 130 Lilac Lace
- 125 Marshemallow - 120 Disco Pink - 110 Red Passion
- 105 Dusky Rose - 100 Candy Floss - 85 Cerise
- 75 Flushed Rose - 70 Cute Coral - 60 Midnight Bronze
- 55 Angel Nails - 50 Candy Rose - 45 Rose Petal
- 40 Pink Whisper - 35 Pearly Pink - 25 Desert Sand
- 15 Opal - 05 Top Coat.
The nail varnishes come in a 11 ml, clear, glass bottle, with a black, plastic, screw top lid. Attached to the lid is the brush applicator (like most nail varnishes). On the front of the bottle, in gold writing, is 'Maxfactor Glossfinity' and 'glossy nails for up to 7 days'. The bottle is transparent so you can see how much nail varnish is left in the bottle. And the packaging looks simple and sophisticated.
**** Price and Availability ****
I purchased this nail varnish from Boots for £5.99. I bought this as part of an offer, if you spend over £15.00 you get a Maxfactor goodie bag worth over £35.00. Included in the goodie bag was a travel sized mascara, travel size nail varnish (coral), mini eye shadow (champagne) and a lip gloss. This was fantastic value for money.
You can also purchase this from Superdrug and most supermarkets which sell make-up/cosmetics.
**** My Thoughts****
I have been having a lot of trouble recently finding a nail varnish that lives up to their claims. Especially ones that claim to last a long time on my nails. I thought I would give this Maxfactor varnish a go, simply because it was on an offer (shallow, I know! I like something for nothing, what can I say?). The shade I purchased was 70 Cute Coral. It is a very subtle pinky/orangey colour, which is not too loud. I also purchased the top coat, as I thought this make the colour last longer on my nails.
Applying the nail varnish is very easy compared to other nail varnishes I have used. The lid fits comfortably in my hand, I use three brush strokes per nail and find it very easy to maneuver , so that it doesn't run over the edge of my nail and onto the skin. The brush is just the right size to fit on my nail and holds just the right amount of nail varnish.
You do really need to apply two or three coats of this nail varnish to get a good solid colour. This is not too much of a problem as the varnish does dry incredibly quickly. I would probably say it is one of the fastest drying nail varnish I have ever used. After applying two coats I then finished with the top coat. The colour is very glossy, even before applying the top coat.
Now the all important question... Durability! I have had the same nail varnish on for 6 days and it is still presentable. It is not entirely chip-free, but it certainly still looks wearable. I am extremely impressed with this nail varnish, I think Maxfactor hasn't gone over the top with claims, unlike some brands (i.e. Rimmel 60 seconds).
**** Would I recommend?****
Yes! I would definitely recommend this nail varnish. The colours are beautiful and extremely glossy. It lasts for a long time on the nails and is very easy to apply. The only problem with this nail varnish is that you need to apply two or three coats, and for someone in a rush this can be time consuming. Overall I would definitely buy this nail varnish again, and I am very impressed. I am going to give this nail varnish 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars. I am dropping one star purely because the amount of coats this nail varnish requires.
Thanks you for taking the time to read and rate my review :)
As you may be aware of if you read my reviews often I don't really write many nail polish/varnish reviews. This is simply for a couple of reasons. One being that up until recently I owned and only used Boots No7 ones, and the other reason is that I don't paint my nails often and only do my toenails as I bite my fingernails! Yep I'm a biter! Lol.
However I love the Max factor brand and own loads of make up from within the range so when I spotted this nail polish in Boots for only £5.99 and me having well over that in reward points on my card to get myself a freebie I decided it was high time to try one. The only problem was that Boots stock a whopping 25 colours! I was so confused but in the end I went with 'Cute Coral' which I felt that although is summery in its tone that its rather neutral too!
As is all of the Max Factor packaging to their products this is simple, elegant and pricey looking whilst being informative as it needs to be and simple to use. The bottle is 10ml in size and has a long and easy to twist on/off black plastic lid to the top of of it which holds the brush securely within it and then on the front of the squarish bottle we are clearly told in neat gold writing that it is indeed Max factor Glossfinity 'Glossy nails for up to 7 days then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes the size being stated (As I have listed already) and contact details for Max Factor are also given. Its a nice looking bottle this one and doesn't look one bit cheap and although kept with other bottles of products in a make up bag and being a bit bashed about the writing hasn't chipped off at all.
The Nail Polish Itself:
To apply this you do so as you would any other nail polish of course and me, I apply this to clean nails each and every time that I use it. If I use dark colours I always use a base coat with light ones such as this I don't bother and I always no matter the brand and/or colour apply a couple of coats of it.
This smells as you imagine nail polish to and the brush itself is long enough with a slightly flexible 'wand' and is an excellent quality thin synthetic brush which I find very easy to control. The liquid is drippy so you do have to stay in control and to not use too much of it and I use the three stroke rule on my nails and find that this gives me the best finish which I was taught when training as a Beauty Therapist. Each coat is rather fast drying and I find that is about 2-3 minutes per coat and it glides on like a dream and I like the fact that this isn't a thick and/or heavy looking polish and I particularly like my colour that goes with anything that I am wearing........or not as the case may be lol.
This is really incredibly highly glossy with a really fantastic gloss finish to it which I consider high impact and I never have to use a top coat with it as it sets hard and really does stay put over 7 days on my toenails....in fact I reckon I get more like 10 days perfect wear from this with no fading of the colour or chipping at all and it removes very simply indeed with even cheap nail polish/varnish remover.
All In All...:
I can't say for sure how hard wearing this would be on your hard working fingernails ladies but I reckon it could easily last a week but of course that depends on you and what you choose to do with your fingers! My toenails like it and I like the ease of which I can apply and remove it and in-between it looks so lovely and means I don't have to keep doing it so thumbs up from me!
Available from all good chemists and supermarkets and expect to pay about £5.99 a bottle.... which is a great price I reckon!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I love doing my nails and trying out new colours on them, I came across the Maxfactor Glossfinity nail polish when I was browsing in Boots one day and thought that I would try it out because it came in a lovely range of colours and had claims that it lasted 7 days.
There is quite a good variety of colours available in this range, there is a number of pale and darker pinks and reds and also blues, purples and more neutral colours as well. I do not think it would be hard to find a colour that suits you. I bought the Lilac Lace one which looks lovely on and also the Disco Pink one, it is a really vibrant and fun colour.
This nail polish is quite easy to apply, it has a nicely shaped brush that glides over my nails with ease. The texture of this nail polish also makes it really easy to apply, it isn't too runny or thick, it is just a nice consistency for painting my nails and it does not take an overly long time to dry (about 3-4 minutes roughly).
What I Thought
I really liked this nail polish, it has really good staying power and claims to last 7 days, I found that mine lasted about 8-10 days depending on what I was doing and how often my hands were in water. This is great because sometimes I can be very lazy with my nails and do not really like to have to keep touching them up and re painting them over and over again.
I found that my nails were chip free after a week of wearing this nail polish, it still looked really glossy and shiny on my nails, the colours also came out really lovely on my nails and matched the colour in the bottle quite well.
I think that this is a really good quality nail polish and will definitely buy it again in future when I am looking for new colours to try out and wear on my nails.
Price and Availability
You can buy this nail polish for around £6 in Boots, this is quite expensive, though with their 3 for 2 deals that are run all the time, it is not hard to pick it up cheaper. Also a bottle lasts for quite a long time, I wear mine quite regularly and have not even used half my bottle in 4 months.
I think that this is a great nail polish and I would definitely buy it again, I will most likely buy more colours in it when I get back to the shop and have a little look at what they have in the make up isle. Overall I would give this nail polish 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
This one has been my favorite since the first day I started using it. I am brunette and this is the best red color I have ever seen. It matches perfectly with my skin. Beside the most important thing is it lasts about a week. If you are looking for a long lasting nail polish I would definitely recommend it.
Absolutely gorgeous product! I got mine in a candy rose colour as there are not many nail varnishes out on the market that are of decent quality and this colour. The product itself is easy to apply with the brush provided and like the name suggests, gives a lovely finish when it dries. The product is the perfect consistency and it only takes a couple of coats to get your nails perfectly painted. This nail varnish is quite pricey at around £5.99 but it is worth that price. The nail varnish doesn't chip very easily and I can make mine last around a week before they need redoing again which is what the product claims.
The colours in the glossfinity range are also very good and they are very wearable for everyday.
Overall I would thoroughly recommend this product. This product makes your nails look stunning and I have had many compliments as the varnish gives you a classy, elegant look. Definitively worth the investment and beats a lot of nail varnishes available on the high street.
WHAT IS IT?
Nail polish from Max Factor. It is called Glossfinity because it has been made to have a high shine finish when it has dried.
The shade I have got mine in is Midnight Bronze. It is a gold beige colour and is very attractive as a nude shade. The brush is long and I think this is quite hard to control because the bristles feel like they are not stable on my nails and flop around. I am experienced at applying nail polish and I do it for my living and this is one of the very hardest I think for getting a straight line at the sides of my nails. The polish is not thick but it is not thin either, I think it has the right texture for the brush length because if it was thinner polish then it would be impossible to get a tidy finish.
WHAT I THINK
On the front of the bottle it says that this polish will last for 7 days but that is not true. I change my polish usually every day but sometimes when I buy a new one I test it by seeing if it will stay on for a whole weekend when I am not working and this one started to chip on day 2 and I had to take it off the next day because it looked very bad by then on all of my nails.
The colour is very nice but to get it very glossy you have to use 3 coats and that takes time so sometimes if I want to wear this shade I cannot because I have not got time to apply it. I like it as a daytime polish because it is pale so looks wrong when I go out at night, I have wore it for meals out of the home but I would not wear it to a bar or club.
It is very easy to remove with any nail polish remover and comes off very quick. It does not stain my nails but I think you should still use a base coat because that will help the polish to last longer, it does not last for the time Max Factor says and I think it has a very bad quality for that but I will still use it because I like the colour and the shine of the polish.
I did not pay for my bottle of Glossfinity because it was part of a beauty bag free gift when I spend some amount of pounds on Max Factor items. It costs about £4 and there are a lot of shades for you to pick from so you will find at least one you like.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
Max Factor Glossfinity - £5.99 for 10ml
I recently received a 'free gift' when I made a purchase from the Max Factor make up counter (It was in Boots - just before Christmas). One of the items I received was the Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish in shade 55 - Angel Nails. The colour is wonderful, a goldy / bronze shade that is fantastic and sparkly. I have to admit it one was of the reasons I made the purchase within this range as this in my eyes it the perfect shade for the festive season.
The sample bottle does not say how large it is, however I would guess it it around 5 - 7 ml. The bottle itself is a square shape with rounded edges, and a black cylindrical lid. The brush attached to the lid is a wonderful size, and thankfully isn't too bendy. The applicator works in three strokes across my nails (Barring the little one that really only needs two).
I personally chose not to use an undercoat - as the pale shade was unlikely to stain my nails, and I wanted to get a coat 'slapped' on... The first coat of the polish was fairly thin, and was touch dry in around 1 minute. I have to admit that at this point I was a little disappointed, as it looked fairly neutral. However on the second coat the sparkle and shine really seemed to come through. I tend to find that second coats take longer to dry and as such would say to leave this 4 or 5 minutes before thinking it was touch dry (personally after applying nail polish I try to leave it as long as I can before doing anything with my hands - especially washing up or having a bath as I think the water makes it ship off quicker).
I've had a quick scan, and there are 25 shades available on the Boots website, and as ever there is a three for two on, so well worth a look.
I specifically applied this over the Christmas period with no top coat to ascertain how long the polish lasted - rather than tell you how good my top coat may have been.
I am notorious for having nail polish chip on me really quickly - even shellac, and gel don't last a week. This lasted for 48 hours before it chipped. Being the lazy wotsit I am, as the chips were only little, and the polish is not massively dark I left it on another day before removal.
For me this is relatively 'normal'. (In fact it lasted batter then the last time I had shellac put on my nails)...
Definitely a polish I would recommend, as it really is so very pretty for the party season. 5*'s