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I love wearing nail varnish all year round and am not afraid to experiment with different colours or brands of polish. Over the years I must have tried almost every brand available be it my own purchases or using other people's. I used to think nail varnishes were pretty much all the same but no - some are watery, others gloopy, some brushes are too small, too thin whilst depth of colour in some have frankly made painting my nails a complete waste of time. My friend knows how much I love red lipstick and nails so she gave me a10ml bottle of MF Nailfinity which she was given but said she would never be brave enough to use! I think the RRP is between £5 - £7 which unfortunately at the moment is beyond my means, so it was a great gift. I use Lipfinity lipstick (crimson) and this Nailfinity is a perfect match. Mine is a true red (549) but there are masses of colours available in this Max Factor range. I had to smile at the pristine nail varnish in the picture because mine looks somewhat shabby by comparison with half the bar code worn away and little blobs of dried lippy on the bottle as I am nearing the end of the bottle. The top unscrews easily enough (even though it has been so well used) and the varnish itself has not gone gloopy - something I have found with others when nearing the end. The brush is just the right thickness and length and I find 1 dip is enough to cover 1 nail without the need for a second coat. Occasionally I pop 2 coats on but I don't feel I really need to as the colour and finish is perfect for me. The coated nails look glossy too. I have to say that it lasts a good few days without chipping even though I use my hands and fingers all the time when typing, doing craft work and general housework, decorating etc. I use it on my toenails too and find it lasts even longer. Although the polish is nice and thick I have had no problem using a cheapo remover to clean my nails which is a bonus. All things considered I have to award 5 stars for this Max Factor Nailfinity polish.
WHAT IS IT? Nail varnish by Max Factor. Nailfinity nail varnish is available in lots of different colours and it is very often in the small beauty bags that Max Factor offer, in the beauty bags you will get mini bottles of Nailfinity in all of the latest colours. APPLICATION Nailfinity nail varnish is very easy to apply because it dries quickly and the brush is short. The brush does not fan out at all so it is easy to get a tidy finish on all of my nails. It depends on what shade you are using for how many coats you have to use, today I am wearing a blue shade called Blue Energy and that needs 2 coats to get the colour as deep as I need it to be but last week I wore a shade that was black with flecks of gold and that only needed 1 coat because it came out of the bottle dark enough. It is quite slow to dry but no slower than a lot of other nail varnishes that I use. WHAT I THINK I like the Nailfinity range of nail varnishes because there are lots of different shades and effects to pick from, Blue Energy is my favourite because it is bright and shiny and makes my nails stand out. Most of these nail varnishes are glittery after you have applied 2 coats but the lighter ones like the Rose and pearly ones do not have the glitter even though they are all glossy when they have dried. The dark colours in the Nailfinity range stain your nails quite badly so you should use a good base before application. All of these nail varnishes are stubborn to remove and they take a lot more cotton wool pads or balls than any of my other nail varnish, that is strange because it is not a thick polish so I'm surprised it is so hard to remove. Nailfinity does not chip very easily and I am glad about that because I like the shades very much and it is good that I do not need to reapply as regularly as with other nail varnishes. I change my nail colour very regularly but while I was pregnant I used Nailfinity to paint my toenails because I knew it would not chip quickly and I would not have the effort of reapplication. It stays unchipped for at least 4 days on my toes and 3 days on my fingernails but then if I get a little chip it is easy to repair. ANYTHING ELSE The 10ml bottles of Nailfinity cost about £5 and they do not dry up or go sticky. I do not know if you can buy the mini ones but they are usually included in the beauty bags and that way you get to try shades you wouldn't have picked for yourself. 5 Dooyoo Stars.
Available in a lovely range of colours, these bottles of polish are very classy and a nice shape for fitting into your makeup bag (standard 10ml size). My two most-used shades at the moment are "see through peach" and "shimmering ivory" which are both pastels. They are very wearable colours, and go on very smoothly, although they are a little bit runny and the applicator brush isn't very precise so I do find that I accidentally polish the surrounding finger most of the time too! When I have actually managed to polish all my nails, the formula dries quickly (touch dry in a minute or so, a good 5-10 until properly set) and is a nice finish. I would call it "old-school" - it is a traditional nail-polish formula, which doesn't mean that it is old-fashioned but that it is wearable and isn't trying to do anything different other than be a tough and nice-looking product. I usually apply two coats when using one of the opaque colours, but just the one with a sheer for a natural look (see through peach is, as you might expect, a sheer polish). It lasts very well, and I would certainly say that it is better than many other polishes in a similar price bracket.
I love shopping in boots as you always find some great offers there, some consisting of 3 for 2 and others consisting of buying a certain item or spending a certain amount of money and receiving some products free. One of the offers were to spend £15.00 on max factor products and you received a free max factor goodie bag. In this bag also contained a free max factor nailfinity nail polish which was full size. The nail varnish comes in a clear 10ml bottle in which the nail varnish can be clearly seen through. The top is a little longer than some brands which is something I love as I find the longer ones tend to be better to hold for application. The top is gold in colour which looks nice and the nailfinity writing is also in gold. The shade I got free was disco pink and although it probably isn't a colour I would go for if I was purchasing it. The brush in this varnish looks like any other but the bristles aren't as smooth as some other, more expensive brands so application can be a bit more tricky when the brush doesn't glide as easily plus the nail varnish can be harder to apply with a cheaper brush as the bristles also don't stay together. Consistency is rather gloopy and you need to scrape the varnish onto the side well before applying to the nail and getting far too much on. 2 coats are definitely needed on this one as with just the one coat the nail isn't covered very well at all and it needs the 2 for the colour to be fully covered and shiny. The varnish looks nice on and I tend to wear it on my toes as it is a bit too bright for me to wear on my fingers. Durability is ok but definitely not the best especially if you have a busy job where you use your hands a lot. On the toes it lasts a good while and I end up removing it before any has chipped which is good. I would recommend this as a cheap nail polish which is far too overpriced for the quality for £5.99. When using on the toes it seems ok however for finger nails it isn't shock proof, action proof or chip proof as advised.
I have had a couple of these over the years, right now I have the "rose petal" colour which is a light violet colour but I have also owned the red and the bronze, These can be bought in boots for around £5-£6 pound and probably cheaper elsewhere. I find this to be a fair price to pay because it lasts an extremely long time. *The bottle* The bottle is very eye catching and has a unique design, it is kinda triangular shaped, the design along with the colours however does make it look like its aimed at the older market, this shouldn't put you off though. *The application* The long brush on this product can make application pretty fiddly sometimes, but once you get used to it, it really isn't a problem. The first coat of colour has a really cool look that I sometimes don't even bother with the second base. The first base on mine is a nice light pinky colour with is very glittery, the second base gives it the exact same results as on the bottle. The colour is strong and glossy. It also dries within five minutes. *The Promise* Nailinfinity promises to be chip-proof, shock-proof and long lasting, I can actually agree with this as when I wear it it tends to last around four or five days, it doesn't seem to chip as much as other brands and the varnish has a very strong feel to it compared with other brands out there. I would recommend this to a friend, but the colours are all a bit poor and I really think Max Factor should get on the case and start creating more of these, including some brighter colours.
I love painting my nails and I am always picking myself up different shades of nail varnish to match my outfits and handbags. I decided to pick up Maxfactor Nailfinity nail polish because it claimed to be long lasting and chip resistant. Application The application brush on this nail varnish is quite small and this makes the nail varnish quite easy to apply, also it makes nail art quite easy if you have a steady hand. I found this nail varnish quite easy to apply evenly onto my nails, as long as I gave it a good shake before applying, it wasn't too watery and it didn't clump easily. It doesn't take too long for this nail varnish to dry, just a few minutes and a bit of patience, I haven't timed this nail varnish drying, though I would estimate that it takes between 3-5 minutes for this varnish to be completely dry. Results I was really pleased with this nail varnish, the colours looks lovely and look great when the nail varnish has dried. The thing I was most pleased with about this nail varnish is that it doesn't chip easily and it lasts usually approximately 6 days, which is much longer than most other brands. I love wearing this nail varnish through the week because it stays looking neat and tidy and unchipped and is low maintenance as I don't have to regularly top it up and cover over chips and cracks. Colours Available There is a nice range of colours available in this range, there are quite a few bold shades but also there are nice subtle shades as well. I have bought the Blue Energy, Pearly Pink and Midnight Bronze shades so far and plan to buy more in the future. Price and Availability I bought my Maxfactor Nailfinity for around £6 in Boots, which is quite a good price in my opinion as even though it costs a little more than most, this nail varnish lasts ages and doesn't chip as easily as most other nail varnishes I have tried. Overall Overall I think that this is a great nail varnish, it is easy to apply, lasts ages and is reasonably priced. Also the range of colours that are available is great. I will definitely be buying this nail varnish again and would recommend it to anyone who wants a low maintenance nail varnish. I would give this nail varnish 5 out of 5 stars, it is by far my favourite brand out at the moment. *also on ciao under lorrainek90
My nails are naturally very long and I always make an effort with their up-keep to ensure they're looking good. It can be time consuming to stick to a full-on nail care routine with soaking, shaping cuticles, filing, preparing and painting. After you've gone through all that effort you want a lasting result that will make your nails look fabulous. I have been buying quite a lot of Max Factor make-up products recently, and some of these came with free gifts, including two bottles of this Max Factor Nailfinity nail polish. I have these in handy mini size bottles, which I have seen retailing in stores like Boots. The full size 10ml bottles are available from most high street beauty stores and cost RRP £5.99. Product description: "Always get tough on your nail polish!There's no excuse for chipped or flaked nail colour thanks to Nailfinity. Unlike other long-lasting polishes it clings to them giving a lustrous, freshly applied look day after day, no matter what life throws at you. Work, shop, party or hit the gym with the confidence your nail colour can stand up to the challenge!" The bottle has been redesigned for the smaller version of this nail polish, and has a nice modern look to it. The glass base is a chunky cube shape, with a glossy black plastic lid on top. Because the bottle is clear this allows you to easily see how much nail varnish is left inside the bottle. The smaller size bottle is an excellent idea as it means that you're more likely to use it all up, and less likely to be left with a half-full large bottle of nail polish which has gone past its best and is far too old and gloopy to use properly. Unfortunately this also has the down side of reducing the size of the applicator inside the lid, and the brush is somewhat stumpy and less effective in use. I have very long nails and it can be quite a tedious chore to paint them with this polish as the small brush size means I am having to apply small sections at a time and it can be difficult to get an even finish unless I'm paying careful attention. This makes the process longer than it needs to be, and is not as easy as using a longer brush tip. The Nailfinity range includes a choice of 23 colours with mostly pink and red tones. I have two shades: 900 Ruby Fruit and 704 Disco Pink. Ruby Fruit is a very deep, dark, vampy colour and although it looks like a purple colour whilst applying, it dries to a dramatic ultra-deep shade of red. Disco Pink is actually one of my favourite nail polish shades of any brand, it is the perfect shade of hot, nearly neon, candy pink. Both colours are very rich and give a bold, solid effect when dry. The polish has a slight glossy finish which also adds to the effect of the vibrant colours. It takes two coats to get the best results, and because Ruby Fruit is so dark it can look a little streaky until it's finished being layered. This nail polish seems to get touch-dry quite quickly, and I've never had any problems with scuffing it or getting fingerprint marks when testing to see if it's set yet. However the overall full drying time is pretty average, and it's best to leave freshly painted nails untouched until it has had enough time to set properly. I had high hopes for Nailfinity, as it claims to be better than other long-lasting polishes. I allow myself a weekly treat of full manicure and polish experience at home, but I don't have time to repeat the process more frequently, so I look for a polish that lasts well and can still look acceptable by the 7th day of wearing it. It all starts well in the beginning, with my newly painted nails looking all shiny, colourful and pretty. But then we get to day 2, and already it's chips ahoy! And not just the odd one or two, already I will end up with chipped edges on all of my nails and the edges starting to be exposed. This then worsens as the days go on and as I reach day 4 / 5 it's in quite a shocking messy state and needs to be repaired. This is really disappointing for me, especially with the "promises" that the polish will last well through working, partying, shopping or exercising ... well I have tried and tested all of those activities and the polish fails in all areas! Overall, I think I like the idea of this nail polish but in practice it just does not live up to my needs and expectations. It chips far too easily, especially for a product that claims to be long lasting. It's a shame as I love the Disco Pink shade and I have yet to discover another perfect pink colour like this, but I will keep on looking as this polish doesn't work for me. My first disappointment from the Max Factor brand!
Max Factor is one of the kings of the cosmetics world. After starting off creating make up for movie starts way back in 1914, he created a line of cosmetic products that was available to the consumer by 1920. The brand claims to be 'The Make Up Of Make Up Artists', and it is now one of the world's leading cosmetics company, producing products to make us all feel like movie stars. On a recent visit to Boots, I purchased one of Max Factor's Nailfinity Nail Varnishes. What does the product do? The product promises to give you long lasting colour and Max Factor say that it is extremely strong and durable and that it will remain chip and flake free. It has been designed with the 21st century women in mind, who often leads a busy and hectic lifestyle. It claims that it will stay perfect day after day and that it will withstand many of our daily activities including working, shopping and even going to the gym. Available shades There are plenty of shades available and there should be at least one that suits your taste. I chose to buy Disco Pink which is a lovely vibrant shade but you can choose a whole range of pinks including Rose Petal, Pearly Pink and Pinkandescense. For Racy Reds out there, there is Red Passion and Wine Red while the Bronzed goddesses may prefer Midnight Bronze or Earth. Most of the colours are classy and sophisticated and the only one that stands out as being very different is the vibrant Blue Energy. Packaging and Price I don't really like the packaging of this product because it seems a little old fashioned. It reminds me of the nail varnish bottles that I used to play with on my grandmother's dressing table as a little girl and they lack that modern edge. The bottle is transparent and you can see the varnish inside so you know exactly what colour you are getting. It has a gold screw top lid and as usual the application wand is attached to the lid. The lid of the product is gold, as is the writing on the bottle, and to me the presentation looks a little cheap. Each bottle of nail varnish will cost you around £5.99 and for that money, you will receive 10ml of the product. It can be bought from a range of stores including Boots and Superdrug, some larger supermarkets and plenty of online websites so you may find the product for cheaper if you search around. Application The lid of the product has a slightly squashed shape so you can get an easy grip of it. The wand is long but easy to control and the brush itself is quite thin in comparison to other varnishes that I own which allows me to be more precise so less product will get onto my skin. The varnish goes on smoothly and evenly and there is no clumping on the brush. The consistency of the varnish is fairly runny so you may want to wipe the brush in the bottle before applying. Drying time The drying time of the nail varnish is no faster than any other varnish but then it doesn't claim to be. Within about a few minutes, it is dry enough to start moving around carefully but within five minutes, it is rock solid and you are able to carry on doing jobs as you normally would. As long as the product has had sufficient time to dry then you shouldn't experience any clumping or smudging, even if you have applied two coats of the product. Coverage The coverage of the product is fairly good and one coat is enough. However, when you put on a second coat, it gives the varnish that solid block colour which I really like so if you like an intensive coverage, you may have to do two coats. Resistance I am a complete nightmare for chipping my nail varnish almost immediately. While my friends nails still look perfect, mine will look like I've been wearing the product for weeks so I am either very hard working and active or incredibly clumsy. It's probably the latter. This varnish did however last for a full two days on my nails before the chips started to appear which is pretty good going for my nails. Within about three days, it started to look tatty and I needed to start again but on people who are more careful, it may last longer. All in all, this is a very long lasting varnish that is resistant to an active lifestyle for a fair amount of time. The colours available are sophisticated and may not be fun enough for some people, while the packaging leaves a lot to be desired in my eyes. If you can find a shade that you like, you should be very happy with this product.
I'm a huge nail varnish fan and buy at least one a week (Yep, that's a lot of nail varnish). However I hadn't tried Max factor Nailfinity until recently when I was buying some other Max Factor make up and Boots had a 3 for 2 offer going on (If there's a 3 for 2 offer, I'm there!). I bought a gorgeous blue colour (blue energy), and the bottle looked very stylish - a big glass bottle (wider at the bottom than the top) with a gold coloured long lid and brush. The nail varnish went on OK, although I did need three coats to get a good strong colour. It had a nice consistency but could maybe have done with being slightly thicker to avoid the need for three coats. The brush did not fan out but was still easy to use with minimal mistakes occurring during the application. My colour lasted a few days before chipping and lots of people commented on how smooth and shiny the finish was. I think I prefer the other makes of nail varnish I usually buy but I would still buy another NailFinity nail varnish in the future as some of the colours available were lovely, and it may just have been the colour I chose that needs so many coats. If they were cheaper, I would be rushing to buy them but as Rimmel in particular is cheaper and seems to apply and wear slightly better I'll stick with what I know.
The main reason I bought this product was because of the colour which I love, it is really dramatic and looks just as vibrant once applied as it does inside the bottle! I think that this nail polish is a little overpriced, however Max Factor is a well known and loved brand, and this is a very good quality product, so I'm not saying its not worth it! This product is pretty easy to apply because of the brush and texture of the polish; the brush is just the right size and it is very easy to use for precision application. The texture of the nail polish is very smooth and just the right consistency. This nail varnish only took 5 to 10 minutes to dry, and didn't smudge or run at all, it also looks good after one coat, but I would recommend two for a really nice colour that stays on longer. Once applied my nails stayed looking good (didn't chip) for a little over a week, which I think is really good.
This nail varnish was given to me by my OH mum 2 years ago at Christmas. It came in a Max Factor gift box with 2 other max factor products. --------------------------------------------------- *The Appearance* Nailfinity's appearance is well presented, like any other Max Factor product on the shelf I guess. The bottle is see through so you can see the nail varnish inside, sensible thing to do as people like to know exactly what colour they are getting. The bottle has gold writing on the front and back and has a gold top/handle which is also gold which you twist and pull off to use. --------------------------------------------------- *The Price* The price of Nailfinity is usually around £5.99. I think the price of this nail varnish isn't that cheap for 10ml but I guess it isn't to expensive aswell! won't break the bank. ------------------------------------------------------ *What does this nail varnish do?* Well, unlike other 'long lasting' nail varnishes, Nailfinity claims to cling to your nails giving them a freshly applied look day after day, no matter what you get up to in your everyday life. It also promises not to chip. Max Factors Nailfinity comes in a lot of different colours, I believe there is around 20/25 colours to choose from. Just a few of these colours include Pearly Pink, Rose Petal, Fresh Rain, Blue energy and lots more. --------------------------------------------------------- *My experience with Nailfinity* The nail varnish colour which I had was Red Passion which is a kind of dark, sexy red. The colour goes on very nicely and smoothly, it doesn't seem to go all over the edges of my nails, the brush makes painting them a lot easier, the varnish isn't too thick so it didn't go all gloopy on application, but neither is it to runny, it is perfect for painting nails. The colour looked gorgeous on, the varnish is very shiny too and I only need 1 coat of this varnish to be happy with the way it looked. The varnish dries in around 2/3 minutes, then you can touch and look all you like! The varnish lasts around 3/4 days on me before it chips, which I guess is OK, with some varnishes I paint my nails every single day! To remove this is also very easy, just hold a cotton bud soaked with nail varnish remover on your nail for 10 seconds and wipe of, comes off in one! The varnish actually lasts me around 1 year, which is great when you think it is only 10ml, I probably use this 2 times a month, as I do have a lot of other varnishes which need using up! This is worth the money and probably the best varnish I have tried. HIGHLY recommend!
A few days ago I decided to clear out ALL my make-up cases - yes as you can tell I was very bored! Now you might think - 'she must have reviewed every single make-up product EVER by now' but you'd be wrong because I found so many products Id even forgotten I owned so Ive made a list to write about them - The Good, The Bad & The Very, Very Ugly! So I thought Id start off with one that seems to fit into all three categories, this 'Max Factor Nailfinity' which I bought a few months back when Superdrug had a bit sale. Now I am a bit addicted to nail varnish as I just cant stand bare nails - not my own anyway they are all bitten to the quick and in terrible condition so I do own a lot of varnishes and colours from loads of different brands. Now I dont think by any means that makes me an expert but it does mean I know what makes a good nail varnish....and this one doesnt! Useful Information: Price: 5.49 [Price Based On Boots Website] Stockists: Boots, Superdrug & Amazon. Shades: Dusky Rose, Copper Flame, Through Ivory, Crystal Clear, Rose Petal, Midnight Bronze, Earth & Ruby Fruit. I personally own the shade 'Rose Petal' which is a shimmery pink/lilac shade very iridescant and very girly. I personally think the bottle and overall packaging for this varnish is really nice. Or 'The Good'. The design appears to be really stylish and classy with the name in swirly writing on the front and the big, gold brush handle. The colour you have chosen can be seen clearly through the bottle so you see exactly what your getting straight away as Ive found the colour on looks a lot like it does in the bottle. Easy to apply I found as well. The brush handle is a little bit bulkier than most Ive used but I havent found that to be any kind of problem in fact it probably makes it easier to grip onto. All you need is a steady hand which I guess is the case for any nail varnish. Now onto 'The Bad'. While I think the colour is fantastic I dont think the same about the consistency of the varnish because it is was too runny. So runny it is very hard to judge how much to have on the brush or whether or not the amount will cause it to run down your nails. The texture makes it very hard to judge how much to use and because its veyr watery it means the colour tends to look really watery and streaky wen you apply it. It also means at least 3 coats is needed each time you apply so one bottle wont last very long at all. And lastly of course 'The Ugly'. This varnish is promoted as 'chip-proof, shock-proof & action-proof' and those are lies. I dont about shock or action - how much action does one person get into on a daily basis? But chip-proof? Not at all as this lasted on me without chipping for about 2 hours which is very poor in my opinion especially when I wasnt doing anything but sitting in bed watching telly! The shades and the packaging are really nice but dont judge a book by it's cover as all is not as it seems in this case. I dont recommend it because its far to runny and that makes for a crappy finish that doesnt last too long anyway so it really isnt worth the money. Thanks For Reading. x0 Salz 0x
Over the course of this year I was able to curb my nail biting habit and began experiencing the joys of lovely looking nails. I began buying nail polishes like crazy from all different brands, having many different opinions per product. I decided to try Maxfactor's Nailfinity purely because I trust the Maxfactor brand overall and even though it can be expensive I've found products like their mascaras and lipsticks to be fantastic. Nailfinity wasn't the cheapest of polishes to buy...thinking I paid around £7 for it at the time. I like the look of the bottle, adding a sort of 'timeless classic' look. The colour I purchased was 168 Midnight Bronze which is a lovely colour to see in the bottle which has bronze and gold tones when put against the light. Application seemed easy enough like any standard nail polish and I like the consistency which wasn't too runny or sticky. Leading onto the colour of my nails, which came out really lovely. The colour looked natural but also glamourous which made it a really nice shade for me to wear at work. After this point I thought I was onto a winner. Unfortunately at work it didn't take long for the polish to chip, some of the chips were tiny but still a bit irritating however if you did do anything demanding with your hands then larger chips did occur. However at this stage I didn't mind too much because of how much I loved the colour, I just thought to myself I'll wipe it off the nail with remover and just repaint it to match the rest of the nails still chip free. This is when I got frustrated, I try to remove the polish off with remover pads and it would not budge at all! Now I know this pads work because they remove all my other (long lasting and standard) nail polishes off no problem at all, but this polish just would not come off in the slightest. Maybe I need another polish remover, I don't know but if I already have a polish remover that works on all the other polishes I own, then why should I buy another remover just for this single polish?? I tried to make up for it by painting a light layer over the tops of the chips but it looked obvious close up that I had chips underneath so in the end I had to let nature chip every bit of nail polish off before I could paint them again...which you must all realise made my nails look unprofessional considering I am a receptionist and my nails are on show all day. Overall it looks like a high quality product and the colour in the bottle and painted onto the nails looks absolutely gorgeous. It was just the problem of it chipping so easily and being so so hard to remove which put me of it entirely. If you do have a decent nail polish remover (which I thought I had) which can remove it then maybe the product will work brilliantly for you. I would love to use this product and more of their colours (because they do have some other really gorgeous shades in the range), but until I can be bothered to try out so many removers until I find one that make it budge then at the moment I won't be buying it again. Maybe I'll just use it on my toe nails for a bit of TLC from time to time instead.
In my constant search for the perfect nail polish I've tried practically every brand on sale in the UK at present and Max Factor's Nailfinity is currently riding high in my perfect polish chart at number 1. Packaging: These classy looking clear bottles are broader at the base which gives them a degree of stability. However, viewing the bottle from the front is rather deceptive as the back of the bottle is slightly concave. I'm not sure what the thinking was behind this design as this shaping doesn't appear to make the bottle easier to handle. The cap in a dull, brushed gold colour is also slightly shaped but in this case does make the integral brush easier to hold and manipulate. Colour Range: Apart from occasionally wearing clear varnish, I tend to wear only two shades of nail polish, vampish reds that make a bit of a statement or the more neutral brownish pinks that go with everything in the wardrobe. Max Factor's Nailfinity range includes both my preferred shades. The full range of twenty four colours, including a clear varnish, go from palest pinks and peaches up to darkest reds, a bright blue and a yellow. Nailfinity has a choice of finishes, too: some of the shades being matte and some frosted. The shades that I own are both matte finishes, 549 Red Passion which is a deep rich red and 214 Earth, a shade of caramel pink. Application: I normally apply nail polish on top of a base coat and I've based this opinion on doing just that. The polish goes on easily and the integral brush is of a good shape and quality which allows the varnish to be applied in three strokes and also is fine enough for accurate application. I find that quite a few nail polish brushes are really not up to the job but this one definitely is. The polish itself, certainly of the shades I've used, is thick enough in consistency to adhere to the brush yet allows the surplus to drain off easily. It dries pretty quickly to: I'd say it was touch dry in approximately three minutes and fully dries to a hard, clear finish with a good shine. I tend to apply two coats but this varnish is thick enough that it would be possible to get away with only one. The shiny finish also means this doesn't require a clear top coat. Wearability: This nail varnish is as hardwearing as Max Factor claims. It doesn't chip or flake during everyday use and neither does it wear away at the tips of the nails. I find using a keyboard can sometimes cause a bit of edge wear but, so far, I haven't noticed any of that with this varnish. I can also attest to the fact that it can withstand some gentle gardening and washing up as well. My own wearability tests have proved this varnish can last up to five days without the need to reapply and, unlike some other brands which tend to become dull over time, the finish stays reasonably shiny too. I also paint my toe nails and wearability there is also good. Being so much nearer the ground than my fingernails, the polish on my toes takes more of a bashing but Nailfinity seems to be robust enough to cope. I bought my two bottles of Nailfinity approximately a month ago so haven't owned them long enough to discover their shelf life. Some varnishes seem to become gloopy very quickly once the bottle is opened but, so far, these ones appear to have the same consistency as they had when I first opened them. Price: This is not cheap varnish but neither is it totally high-end. It retails at £5.49 in Boots for a 10ml bottle, though it may be possible to buy slightly cheaper elsewhere but what this varnish proves, to me at any rate, is that you get what you pay for. If you want a varnish which lasts and looks good for several days, then £5.49 is a small price to pay. In summary: This is currently my favourite brand of nail varnish. There is a good range of colours to choose from with a choice of finishes. It stays fresh looking for days and although eventually it does begin to chip, it keeps looking good for much longer than the average nail polish. This nail varnish definitely gets five stars from me.
Always get tough on your nail polish! Theres no excuse for chipped or flaked nail colour thanks to Nailfinity. Unlike other long-lasting polishes it clings to them giving a lustrous, freshly applied look day after day, no matter what life throws at you. Work, shop, party or hit the gym with the confidence your nail colour can stand up to the challenge!