I love nothing better than to paint my nails as I adore all the different colours there are now and I have so many in my collection you just wouldn't believe it. I have recently discovered the Miss Sporty range f nail polishes and I am really pleased to see that there is so much in terms of choice. I always paint my own nails though very occasionally I will treat myself to a manicure, when I can afford it or whenever I have been given a gift voucher for a spa day.
I have three different colours in the Miss Sporty range and they are all lovely. I have deep blue, hot pink and a lovely pale coral colour. They come in the standard sized brush, cost less than a fiver a time and they go on well. I always use two coats and make sure to use an under coat and a top coat.
The colours in this range, as I say, are great, and the varnish itself is quite dense, the brush is a good shape and none of the bristles fall out during application but the only downside is that I have yet to be able to wear one of the Miss Sporty polishes without the colour chipping off within forty eight hours!
I wouldn't say I am particularly heavy handed but I do find this range a bit useless in terms of being able to last beyond the two day mark and for this reason is loses a very definite two stars!
I own several of these nail polishes, I have to admit I do not buy these for their staying power, while they do last a couple of days at most they do chip easily but they have some brilliant colours and are so cheap.
The Product ....
I love the little glass bottles these polishes come in, they are small but the round base is cute! The normal polishes have a white lid and the lasting polishes have a black lid but visually that is where the packing ends. The lids are the usual style screw cap with the brush in the lids.
I find these polishes a little on the thin side and they do require two coats but they dry really fast and do not clump. What I really like is the brush is small so I find I can coat my nails without getting it all over my fingers.
I do find these sadly chip very easily but I have to be honest for the cost I do not mind at all. I still usually get around 48 hours out of them which is good enough.
The cost ....
These are only £1.99 a colour so really cheap for a polish.
I love these polishes, they are always bringing out new colours, they have lots of really bold colours each season and follow the colour trends. They also have some very cool polishes I have some glitter ones and some that shimmer.
Would I suggest this product to people? Yes as long as they are only expecting a budget fun polish. This will not stay on your nails forever but then it really is reflected in the cost.
I recently had to attend a black tie function, my dress was navy blue and at the time my toe nails were a lovely bright turquoise colour which had been the last of that particular bottle of polish so needing to tidy up my toes I went out looking for a cheap dark blue varnish.
My first stop was Superdrug where I found this Miss Sporty Atomic Blue polish. A near navy blue colour in the bottle it cost me £1.99 for 7ml. Claiming to last up to 10 days I figured it ought to survive a night out in peep toe shoes!
The polish is quite a thick consistancy, and but goes on quite smoothly. I used two coats of the polish on my big toe but just one on the others which left all with a nice even coating and colour.
It was touch dry when I tested it after a couple of minutes.
As to how well it lasted I'm reasonably pleased the night out in question was a pretty good test as I spent much of the night on and off a bouncy castle and space hoppers (yup I did say it was a black tie function). There were one or two small chips on the ends of the nails thanks to stumbling over after a little too vigerously space hoppering - seriously space hoppers in high heels, not easy. But since then there have been no further chips or scratches apparent and I do tend to wander around barefoot whenever possible.
Overall for the money I think this is a decent polish, the depth of colour is good, there are very few chips or marks on it even after over a week of wearing it. I'd not prehaps wear it on my finger nails as I suspect it wouldn't survive as well but since my job prohibits nail polish the only time I do wear any is on holiday when I prefer lighter colours anyway it is unlikely to be a problem.
I'm a big fan of painting my nails and have nail varnishes in all sorts of colours and shades. I usually buy a little more expensive nail varnishes but when I spotted this Miss Sporty lasting colour nail varnish in a gorgeous shade at only £1.50 I snapped it up. Of course, it is available to purchase from places such as Boots and Superdrug.
There were a variety of shades and colours available to buy from the Miss Sporty lasting colour nail varnish range. It was the turquoise colour that I chose to purchase, it looked like a gorgeous colour in the bottle and the majority of my nail varnish collection is pinks and reds so it was nice to have a change. The packaging isn't anything special with the bottle being sphere shaped and the lid acting as the handle to the brush. There are no fancy designs on the bottle, just the product name.
The lid is easy to twist open and after opening you are met with the strong, familiar, chemical smell of most nail varnishes. The brush is quite typical too being made of lots of bristles that make the shape of a brush. The consistency of the varnish itself is quite nice, it is a little runny but it stays on the brush without dripping all over the place. I find it easy to use the brush to paint my nails and a couple of strokes on each nail is sufficient to get a good coverage. Once the nail varnish is dry it does look quite light and a little bit silly if I'm honest. I always apply two coat of this to get a nice turquoise colour to match the actual colour of the bottle. The nail varnish does take quite a while to dry but that doesn't really bother me.
Once the nail varnish has been applied and dried, I think it looks gorgeous and the turquoise is deep and beautiful. The main thing I like about it is that it seems to last ages before it starts to chip away. I've used other brands that are meant to be lasting but chip within a day or two but I would say this lasts a week or more before the first chips and even then, the chips are nothing major. The staying power of this is fantastic and is definitely the best thing about it.
I'd definitely recommend this lasting colour nail varnish from Miss Sporty. Miss Sporty isn't usually a brand I buy but I will be buying nail varnish from them again, the colour is gorgeous and it lasts ages before it starts to chip away.
Another nail varnish I have picked up.
The bottle is tiny and a round shaped bottle, the design is very cute and it's easy to fit anywhere to carry around, you pay £1.99 for 7ml which I find fairly disappointing as you can get loads more for the price from other brands. I also think the bottle tends to dry up fairly quicker, You can keep it for more than a year it seems.
In my local superdrug there is around twenty colours all very different and online they have fantastic different shades of blue and very bright reds and yellows. There is also a clubbing and metallic range for the same price!
This is one of my favourite things about this product, its so easy to apply, the brush is very short and easy to control and the varnish isn't too runny, I could do my whole nails in super-quick timing and they dry almost straight away, I also find it very easy to do stripes and spots with this nail varnish.
The results aren't as glossy as I hoped, but the colour is very strong and striking, It also does stay on for around a week so they aren't too far off the seven day promise. Would I recommend these? I would recommend for the colour quality and stay but not to anyone who loves their glossy nails like I do!
My hands are certainly not my nicest feature. I have a form of dermatitis and my hands are usually dry, split in places and often red. I have been told in the past that my hands look like 'granny hands'. My skin condition isn't helped by the fact that I have been changing nappies (constantly washing hands ) over the past 4 years, along with my job (which is very much hands on) and general cleaning of the household. I have never had long nails, as they never seem to grow and are prone to splitting. In short, my hands are rather unattractive!
I have come to the come to the conclusion that I may never have nice hands or nails, but I can still try to make the most of them. I have invested in 'fake' acrylic nails in the past, but they are simply not practical with two young children and having to change barrels at work (it really hurts when you catch them on something ouch!) I also didn't like the way they damaged my nails, once taken off as my nails were left thin and flimsy and it took months for them to grow back to normal.
So I decided to stick to nail varnish. Now, I'm not the best at applying nail varnish, and I could never be bothered to keep removing and reapplying every other day due to chips. So I tended to stick to light pearly colours that didn't stand out too much. Only wearing nail varnish on special occasions.
However, one day I was having one of those 'I'm going to revamp my image' days and bravely decided to go for a bright bold nail varnish colour. So I popped into Superdrug and browsed their makeup ranges. As I didn't want to spend a fortune on my nail varnish I decided to choose one from the Miss Sporty Range.
Miss Sporty is a funky make up range that appears to be aimed at teenagers. Although no-longer a teenager myself; I regularly use their foundation, and have tried various other products from the range, all of which I have found to be of great value at affordable prices.
I had thought the Miss Sporty range was exclusive to Superdrug, but I have since found that they are also available in Boots, Amazon, and other stores.
The colour that I decided to buy was Red Tango, which was available in their 'Lasting Colour' range, costing just £1.99!
What does the nail varnish look like?
The nail varnish is contained within round clear-glass bottle, which has a square base, to enable the varnish to stand upright. At the top there is a blue plastic screw lid, in which the brush it attached.
Wrapped around the lid, there is a little sticker which displays the brand name 'Miss sporty' and provides information about the nail varnish 7ml bottle, made in Spain. It also claims that the varnish will provide 'Lasting colour - up to 7 days'.
How I apply my nail varnish:
In the past I have found that I am too impatient whilst waiting for the varnish to dry, and I ended up with so many smudges that I have to remove it all and start again. I have now found a solution to this:
My little routine is to make a coffee, apply the nail varnish, then go on the computer, and drink my coffee as I wait for the varnish to dry. This keeps me entertained, and I sit still long enough for the nail varnish to dry. As only the bottom pads of your fingers as used whilst typing, it doesn't affect/ rub/smear/impair the varnish in any way.
I also apply nail varnish before I have my shower, which is a tip I picked up from a girl from work. She always has lovely nails, but once admitted that she is also rubbish at applying.
Showering after removes all the excess varnish that has found its way on the skin around your nails. I have found that it is more effective than simply washing your hands; I guess this is due to prolonged use of water, combined with the amount of shower gel used.
So I am left with perfect nails (perfect in my eyes).
I like the fact that the bottle is see through, and contains no writing, as you can see exactly what colour you are buying and I think it I a nice touch to be able to see the product inside.
The colour once applied, matches that shown in the bottle, which is nice touch, as I have bought nail varnish in the past that looks completely different once applied. This has given me trust in their products and I would be more likely to try a different colour in their range.
It claims the varnish will last up to 7 days; however the nail varnish has lasted me 3 days in good condition, by the fourth day it has started to wear off at the top and is not looking the best. This could be a result of my job, and general lifestyle. Someone that works in an office may have longer lasting results. That being said, I have tried many nail varnishes in the past that have claimed to last for a week, but have never found these claims true, with some chipping the day after application.
After removing the nail varnish I have found that I am left with a slight red stain on my nails. However I am not sure if this is down to the nail varnish itself or the effectiveness of my current nail varnish remover.
The nail varnish is smooth to apply and dries fairly quickly. I have also noticed that it hasn't gone clumpy/gloopy, which I have found with other nail varnishes.
The colour makes me look at feel sophisticated. I feel it takes away the attention from my sore hands, as people have commented on how nice my nails are, which in turn has given me more confidence.
I have been very impressed with this nail varnish. It is great value priced only £1.99 and I will certainly try other colours from this brand.
I had run out of my most recent lot of white nail varnish to give me 'white tips' whilst giving myself a French Manicure. I went to Boots to pick up a new one and I was feeling a bit low on cash so went for the cheapest brand around. This was the Miss Sporty one at under £2.
The nail varnish comes in a small bottle. It contains 7ml. This is quite low for a nail varnish, but to be honest that sort of thing doesn't bother me as I normally replace mine before I get to the bottom of them as I either go off the colour or they go all dry and gloopy before I can finish them.
The nail varnish bottle has a twist on and off lid which is quite easy to undo. Don't try when you have moisturised hands though, as you will be forever turning it and not getting anywhere! The brush inside was at an angle. It was short and stubby, and this made it much better for doing the french tips. It made accuracy that little bit easier. What took away from this enhanced accuracy was that once the polish got a little bit old it went thick and gloopy and this made it much harder to apply nicely. This for me is the major downside which drops this down a couple of stars.
A positive point about this nail varnish is that it dries nice and quickly and it is hard to scuff or ruin. I use it on my toes, and it stays on there around a month. The only reason I take it off and reapply it when I do is because the pink polish has scuffed never the white tips.
For the price, a good polish. I will porbably invest in a slightly more expensive one next time to get once which applies thinner and more evenly.
Green is one of my favourite colours when it comes to makeup, but it has to stand out. Whether it is eye-shadow or nail polish I love a bold shimmery green and this one is called Hypnotic Turquoise but is very green.
This Miss Sporty nail polish is ideal. It is bold enough to make a statement but suitable enough to wear to work. Several people have commented on my nails when I have been wearing this polish and I love the fact that it catches the light whilst I am typing.
My polish came from Superdrug and cost me £1.99 I think, although this was a long time ago. The bottle (and lid) contains just 7ml of polish and is approximately 2.5-3inches in height. The base is square solid glass whilst the bottle curves from the square into a circular top, giving way to a lid which is a cylindrical tube or just over an inch in length.
The glass is clear so the colour of the polish can be seen perfectly whilst on display. The lip is navy blue and the only writing on either is the clear plastic sticker wrapped around the lid with the brand name and the words "lasting colour" on it as well as a barcode, some random numbers and how much is in the bottle.
There are no ingredients detailed on this product at all. I don't mind this but I am allergic to something in nail varnish and have no idea what. It doesn't help that most of the bottles fail to disclose what ingredients make up the polish and so I have no idea what could be causing the reaction.
Thankfully I do not react badly to this product which is just as well as it is one of my favourite in my collection.
I always apply nail varnish from the middle outwards and try to complete each nail in three strokes, one in the middle and one to either side. The brush for this product is not wide enough to manage the three stroke rule on every occasion and I often have to use several more for full coverage.
Despite the brush being quite small, it does hold a lot of polish and it is worth wiping one side on the inside of the neck of the bottle to remove the excess. Be sure to wipe the excess on the inside of the neck of the bottle without allowing it to drip on the outside. Any polish on the outside of the bottle needs to be removed quickly, else it will cause the lid to glue itself shut, never helpful for the next time you want to paint your nails.
The polish is fairly thick but once applied it can require at least two coats. I often apply two or three for the maximum effect of full coverage and a bold shimmer. I find that just the one coat looks weak and like I haven't managed to cover the nail completely. I then add a top coat of clear varnish to hold the polish in place and leave a full gloss effect.
I have found this product to be relatively fast drying, but that it can sometimes shift when I have thought it to be dry, this not only looks unsightly but can be quite difficult to rectify without removing the lot and repainting the nail, so make sure that you are not in a hurry to be doing things and allow enough time for drying. It also doesn't need a full coat to give it shine. There is a metallic look to this varnish anyway, but I find a top coat is kinder to my nails and prevents chips/flaking.
I find that I can usually go three to four days if I am careful, without needing to touch up or reapply this colour, so its name of Lasting Colour definitely fits.
Removing this varnish isn't as easy as putting it on. Because the colour is quite dark it takes a bit of rubbing with a cotton pad and remover to get rid of it and I often find that traces by my cuticles or to the sides of my nails remain. However, this colour does not stain the nail or skin to the sides as other dark colours such as reds or purples may. This is excellent because it means a different colour can be applied immediately after should you choose to without a pinkish glow underneath or to the sides.
For such a cheap product, I am quite surprised that it has beaten much more expensive brands in both colour and staying power. But I would definitely by Miss Sporty Lasting Colour again.
The version I have is the 7ml transparent one. The packaging promises that it will last for 'up to 7 days' - I have been wearing it for about five days now and the results are mixed: whilst it has mainly held up ok (apart from the bare patch at the base of my nails where the nail has grown!) it is fading around the edges of the nail and there are a few chips, one or two of which I picked up on the night after applying the varnish. The chips aren't particularly noticeable, though if I had an actual colour as opposed to transparent this might be more of a problem.
Apart from this - and to be fair this is a very affordable product, so minor chipping can be forgiven - I have been satisfied with this nail polish. It was very easy to apply with the brush applicator included in the pot managing to cover my nails with a single long stroke.
I bought this nail varnish for about £2 from superdrug months ago. I am quite glad it has lasted me this long without the brush getting clumpy and drying up beyond use. I bought it in a metallic purple / silver shade, and it looks lovely on. The only thing is I normally only wear it when I have a tan as the colour is dark and sometimes makes my hands look too pale. The packaging is very attractive, it looks like a little potion bottle, it is a very round shape with a tall silver lid / applicator brush. The colour lasts long, although it does chip quite easily.
THe applicator brush is also very good, and easier to use than most others I have tried. It is cut in a circular shape and glides on well and avoids looking messy. I will be buying others from miss sporty, as I am very pleased with this one!
~~The company ~~
Miss Sporty is a budget cosmetic brand found in most Superdrug stores. They boast all products are under the £3 mark, which is excellent value for money, especially if you are on a budget.
I don't know why, but the packaging, and advertising gives you the impression it is aimed at teenagers, but the products I have used in the past seem to be of good quality.
The products are not tested on animals.
~~ The packaging ~~
The packaging is fairly simple. They come in a round glass bottle, with a square base. It has a large screw off navy blue lid, with ''Miss Sporty lasting colour'' on it.
The glass is see through, so you can clearly see the shade of the nail polish within, this also makes it easier to tell how much you have left.
~~ The product ~~
This nail polish is very easy to use, it has a large thick brush which makes it very easy to apply to the nails. I find the first layer is quite see through, as you can still see the nail underneath. But when you apply the second coat, it gives you a good even colour. The handle is just the right size for holding, and it feels very comfortable and easy to use.
It also drys very quickly. It is safe to apply the 2nd coat after about a minute I'd say.
The colour lasts about 4 days before it starts to chip. I think Miss Sporty claims it should last 7 days, but I think the 4 days is fair enough.
I've been using this nail varnish on and off for about a year now, and I am very pleased with it. I have the no 12 shade which is a shimmery pearl colour, that looks quite nice on as it doesn't clash with anything, as it is a lovely pale colour.
~~ The price ~~
The nail polishes are in 7ml bottles, and are priced at £1.99 each.
You can find their website at: http://www.miss-sporty.co.uk/
I picked this up in Superdrug yesterday because the colour caught my eye-bright pink! Looking at the price I knew I definitely had to buy it as it was only £1.99. For that price I thought it didnt matter how quickly it chipped.
The colour I bought was in the 'clubbing colours' range and they claim that it dries in just 1 minute. I dont tend to believe this as in past experience products that claim this are never that quick to dry! The bottle is very similar to that in the picture above.
Opening the bottle I was glad to see a good sized brush with no loose hairs. Applying it to my nails I was instantly shocked. It provided thick colour and even coverage, I was really impressed. I painted the rest of my nails and then touched the first one to see how long I needed to leave them for. In answer to that, I didnt, it was already dry. The colour was thick, bright and showed none of the imperfections in my nails. I was really impressed with this and was very happy. I only applied one coat of this which I think is a first for me.
I've had the polish on for 24 hours now and I have no chips or scuffs. The colour remains bright and very shiny and two friends at uni told me how nice my nails looked, they were suprised when I told them the price!
I recommend this nail varnish 100% because it is absolutely brilliant!
Sorry the review is short but I think I've said all there is to say!
~*~ Miss Sport Nail Colour ~*~
I am a big girlie-girl and I can never resist a new shade of nail colour, mainly because it's one of the few things I can afford from most ranges on my limited budget (sob, sob). However, I have recently noticed that I have been over spending a bit on nail varnish, my favourite brands cost around £4 a go, and so on my recent trip to Boots I was after something a bit cheaper, and also something I could pay for with my accumulated Advantage card points, which leads me to this review.
~*~ What is 'Miss Sporty'? ~*~
Miss Sporty is a cosmetic range aimed at the younger target market - under 16's I'd say, if their website is anything to go by. Their products are all guaranteed not to be tested on animals, which is a huge plus as so many cosmetic companies these days do this, and it really isn't right, or necessary. So bonus points to the brand straight away for this! Miss Sporty sell a variety of cosmetics including mascaras, eyeliners and powders at very reasonable prices, in fact every single item from their range comes in at under £3!
~*~ The test ~*~
I was at first quite hesitant to purchase this product. To be honest, the price put me off a bit, I didn't think something so cheap could be as good as some of my trusted brands. However, you don't know until you try so I held my breath and decided to give it a go. The brush on the nail colour was different to that of other polishes I have previously tried - shorter, with a bit of a slant to it, and a lot firmer than other polish brushes. I was a bit unsure about this but decided to give it a go anyway. The particular polish I chose for my first try was a white 'tip whitener', for £1.95. I have always been very particular about my shades of white for tips of nails, and I therefore didn't have great expectations.
On first attempt with the strange brush, I was very impressed. The shorter brush made application much easier than with longer bristles, which was great. The polish went on very easily and only needed one coat, which was brilliant, and it dried almost instantly, even though this was not boasted on the packaging. I also managed to not smudge, which is almost unheard of for me!
Overall, I was extremely impressed with this bargain nail colour!
~*~ The price and availability ~*~
Miss Sporty is not a widely heard of brand, but is available in most Boots and Superdrug stores - you will find a small range of theirs in most stores. Their website, miss-sporty.co.uk offers the full range online, however, it is quite hard to navigate round and very slow, I was definitely not impressed by this! Each nail polish in the range is just £1.95 which is definitely a bargain and it's main selling point!
~*~ The verdict ~*~
I was very pleasantly surprised by this polish. I'm usually a bit of a brand snob and really didn't think that something so cheap, aimed at youngsters would have good results, but how wrong I was! The polish goes on well, has a good lasting effect and dries quickly. Just so you know, my white tips last on average a week before they start to chip and look tacky (that's with clear over the top though), which is very good going. For me anyway. The only slight flaw is the packaging which I find a little bit tacky and young, but it's aimed at younger girls so you can't really fault them for this.
I would definitely recommend this collection of polishes, and for under £2 you can't really go wrong!
Having read some fashion magazines and seen the light and foral styles of summer, and stepping outside from work, I decided, 'yeah, I want a really nice delicate but bright shade for the new summer weather!'
So stepping into superdrug, I browsed the shelves looking for a cheap but nice nail polish (as my purse is filled with nothing but tumbleweed right now). I have always avoided miss sporty as it just seems like it should be worn by young teens in school, its a little on the immature side.
But, I must say, as long as I don't remind myself that its Miss Sporty, I love this nail polish! It's perfect for that little extra decoration that changes how you feel about yourself!
Application is easy and the brush glides smoothly over the nail with no problems. there is no trick reapplication, and the nail polish is removed easily from any skin from accidental spillage!
The colour itself is pretty! I am wearing 111 I think. Its a cute pink/coral shade. Its perfect for the 50's look going round at the moment! It's not block colour either, it has a shimmer to it, which adds a girly and delicate element to a gorgeously vibrant shade.
The nail plish does what it says on the bottle - lasting colour. I have been wearing it for 4 days now and there is no sign of chipping. Brilliant compared to many other polishes I've tried.
I would fully reccomend as a good, cheap nail polish!
I like to take a bit of pride in my nails and have been lucky enough to naturally have quite long nails much to the annoyance of my older sister (who got the long lashes so you cant have everything.) I like to take the time to do my nails properly with a couple of coats of colour, base and/or top coat. This is not always practible so it's important for me to get a nail polish that goes on well in one coat and keeps well.
This polish comes in a clear round shaped bottle which allows you to see how much is left as well as letting you see the exact colour of the nail polish as it may not be suitable for everyone. As you would expect there is a screw top lid with an application brush attached.
The polish is not clumpy and yet not too thin either, it's just the right consistancy to give you a good even coverage, and the colour is very noticable.
One thing that made me want to buy this was the promise of '1 minute' on the bottle. It does seem to dry quickly and give a great shine to my nails straight away. Another bit of information on the bottle is that this should last for 30 months so if you don't use it all it won't go runny etc.
The shade I have tried is 'clubbing colours - metal shine' which is a beautiful turquoise blue with a silver sheen to it. The miss sporty nail polish I have cost me under £2 from superdrug for 7ml. I feel it has been well worth the money and have had compliments on the unusual colour when I wear it.
So if you are looking for a cheap and cheerful polish to experiment with then this is perfect. Not really for everyday use as I don't imagine my boss would be impressed with blue nails, but this will be a nice touch to an outfit.
Nail varnish from the 'Miss Sporty' range / Long lasting colour in a wide variety of shades /