Product Type: Miss Sporty makeup
Newest Review: ... 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 b... more
Sophistication in a bottle!
Miss Sporty Lasting Colour Nail Varnish
Member Name: vickymarks
Miss Sporty Lasting Colour Nail Varnish
Advantages: Great value @ £1.99!
Disadvantages: Doesn't last for 7 days on my nails!
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.
Summary: Great value product at a great price!