“ Brand: Missguided / Type: Nail Varnish / Subcategory: Nail Polish / Splash / Suitable for: Nails „
WHAT IS IT?
A range of nail varnishes from Missguided developed to give a splash of colour to your nails. I have got a neutral pink that was free with a womens magazine but there are a lot of other shades available like blue, purple, a wide variety of pink shades and green.
The Missguided nail varnish is quite thick so it can be hard to apply if you are not careful, the brush fans out a bit and with the thick texture that can make the edges of my nails look a mess and I always get nail varnish on my fingers when I apply this so have to make sure to keep a nail corrector pen next to me to erase any mistakes.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with the colour because it is just the right level of gloss for the colour. If you like very shiny nail varnish then it might look a bit too matte but you can apply a top coat or wet look finish to get it glossier. I think this pink shade looks best without too much shine so apply 2 coats of the nail varnish for a deep colour and then I don't apply anything on the top. It is a salmon pink so will suit any skin tone and any clothing styles.
It is quite slow to dry and feels tacky for a long time even between coats as well as when I have applied the final coat and want my nails to dry so I can carry on with other things. My UV nail dryer does not speed up the drying of this nail varnish so I just have to wait. When it is dry it is a strong nail varnish that does not chip easily and keeps it's colour. I have worn it quite a lot and have nearly finished this bottle, I change my nail varnish very regularly sometimes every day but after 2 or 3 days this does not chip and I think that is very good. It does not stain my nails so I do not always use a base coat.
I like this nail varnish very much because the shade and quality are very good and I do not mind waiting for it to dry because I know the finish is going to be good. I have used it with a white nail varnish but it is a bit too dark to be used as a French manicure and doesn't look right. Now that I've nearly finished my bottle of nail varnish it is starting to go a bit gloopy so I do not think it lasts as long as other brands if you don't use it all up quickly, it also has got a very strong smell that lasts for a long time on my fingers after the colour is dry.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I'm always intrigued when new cosmetics hit the market and was particularly excited, and pleased, with the Top Shop cosmetics range. Therefore when Missguided.co.uk brought out their own brand of cosmetics I had to add this nail polish to my basket (along with one or two items from their autumn/winter collection!). The main reason that I made the decision to purchase this nail polish is because of the colours that it came in. I'm a big lover of brightly coloured nail polishes especially over the top of grown out acrylics to make them look respectable and on toe nails when wearing strappy sandals and your supporting a tan (be it real or fake!).
I selected the 'fushia' colour from all of the colours to choose from including: orange, black/gold, pink, nude, teal and deep red. All of the colours from the pictures online looked very vibrant and pigmented so I was confident that the nail polish would look very bright when applied.
When the nail polish arrived it came in a small black box with gold spiraly writing including the missguided website address and the name of the product inside. It looked very professional and I was excited to try it out. Inside, the nail polish bottle was quite square which looked unique and was opaque so the bright colour of the nail polish was easily visible from the outside. The lid was again square and black and watertight protecting the contents.
Once I got round to using the nail polish I was immediately disappointed. The brush was very short which was hard to handle and therefore hard to apply. The bristles to the brush was very standard and soft and the same as any other nail polish that I own. To sum up the brush was fine but the length of the brush was not adequate.
The substance and texture of the nail polish was not as thick as any other nail polish that I own but this wasn't an issue during the application process it glided on well but I did find that it took longer than usual to dry. I also found that the colour was quite weak which could have also been down to the runny subtance of the nail polish. It took around 2 and a half minutes for the first coat to fully dry. After two coats the colour was darker and more pigmented but I was still disappointed as it wasn't as bright as it looked!
I paid £5 for this nail polish which I think is an absolute rip off especially considering that the brilliant Models Own nail polishes retail for £5! Definitely won't be purchasing this one again!
This is a nail polish product I hadn't seen before, but the range of colours, from dark blues to hot pinks, really appealed to me so I picked a few of the colours up. At a fairly cheap price, they are certainly worth the try.
First polish to be used was the bright blue, which really is a splash of colour! It was already extremely bright on the nails after one thin coating, and after one or two more the polish really did take on a life of its own, brightening the entire hand. The polish glides on easily, and the only issue is that it does take about half an hour to dry off completely so if you use this, give yourself some time in advance to keep them perfect.
Moving onto a darker colour, I used a brown-y polish with flecks of gold within, which, despite not being as openly bright as the blue polish, acted as a statement piece on my hands. The gold really does shine through unlike other products in the same vein and the brown is not overpowering and is just the right shade to go well with the gold. These two polishes are almost jewellery for the nails, and really are something different to other, quite dull polishes.
The final one I used was the nude colour, which really is a colour instead of being see-through as I have found with other polishes. It splashed on nicely and gave a really nice effect to the nails for a more modest, daytime look.
With such a range of polishes, it would seem that there are far more for me to try, but from these three, it can be said that while it takes a while to finish drying, the final product is so worth it.
Nail polish is one of those things I love to hate. Infact, I love to hate it so much that I get my finger nails done professionally every 3 weeks with gel overlays as I just cannot stand applying nail varnish myself. In saying that, I could sit and let someone else do them all day long and I love to look at them afterwards, but it seems like so much hassle for me to do it myself and find a nail polish that doesn't chip, is easy to apply and looks nice. However, the summer months are a different story as I get my flip flops out from the bottom of my wardrobe and without pretty toe nails they make me look 'half done' as it were. Getting my toe nails done with gel overlays unfortunately isn't an option at the moment as they are pretty pricey to say the least, so when it comes to these toe nails I tend to dabble with a few nail varnishes to see if any float my boat and although I'm not a huge fan of polishes in general, I seem to have accumulated a rather large collection over the years!
I usually go for well known branded nail varnishes, such as Rimmel and O.P.I however I couldn't help but give this a try when I received it as a free gift when I bought the latest Cosmopolitan. There weren't that many colours available with the magazines in the supermarket I happened to be in, but I rooted through until I found one that appealed to me. In the end I went with what I could only describe as a vibrant and summery varnish, described by Missguided as 'MissTaken Orange Nail Splash'. There are a few other colours available on their website, such as Coral, Nude and Teal.
I can't say I am particularly familiar with Missguided as a brand, apart from hearing the odd thing or two about them from time to time through friends. They seem to have an ASOS type of theme going on with their website as it uses a similar navigation system to ASOS and their range of products seems somewhat similar but without the extensive choice of brands that ASOS offers. They sell clothes that you would find in a typical high street retailer and they seem to be following the latest trends while having a reasonable price tag at the same time. They also have footwear and accessories sections with an extensive range of products so theres something for most people and tastes.
Back to the nail varnish! It came to me in a black, square shaped box with relatively striking gold writing, showing the brand and product name, as well as their logo and website address. There is a small hole in the front which allows you to see the colour of the nail polish through it too. Once the box is opened, you will find a square shaped 13ml bottle of nail polish in a translucent bottle, allowing you to see the colour of the polish, that is quite light to hold in terms of its weight. The design of the bottle is quite plain and not much to look at really compared to the effort that other brands put into the aesthetics of their products, but it is simply the brand name and logo with a black lid attached to the applicator. The back of the bottle has the product name printed on it, in this case 'MissTaken' as well as the product ingredients, the brand website and its shelf life which is 24 months.
It is quite easy to undo the lid of the product to reveal the applicator but initially it needs some strength to open it. The lid is a normal shape and style being circular but it has no grip and nothing to assist you when opening it, not thats its particularly difficult. You are presented with a pretty average applicator brush that is relatively small, but usable at the same time. In terms of smell, it has your usual nail varnish smell that is quite strong while not being overpowering.
The first thing I noticed when I opened it was how runny the nail varnish seemed to be in its consistency. It seemed runny and not what I am used to with a nail varnish. I didn't really think much of it though as I thought it may just apply as normal and appear a bit thicker when its on. When it came to crunch time (in other words, applying it!) I put it on my toe nails. When I first put it onto my nail, I noticed the products thin consistency again as it ran down my nail. As I painted, I felt that the brush could've been designed better to make it slightly easier for those people who, like me, are not nail technicians to say the least. I found that the product dried extremely quickly which I found useful as I'm one of those people who smudge nails and can't go too long without touching them but this dried within 1 minute. Once dry, it looked like it had been applied so thinly that it had been watered down. It required another coat and wouldn't have looked very flattering had I not have applied it a second time. After the second coat the colour looked much stronger and vibrant. I could now see the similarity in colour between that on my nail and the colour I could see inside the bottle. My nail polish lasted 3 days without chipping which is good but I have used nail polishes that last much longer - it just seems like hassle to keep covering up the chips as chipped nails don't looked very nice at all.
Overall, I wouldn't buy this at £5 as for the same money I know I can get a much better quality product that will last longer in a variety of colours. While it dried very quickly, I think that may be due to the thinness of the product so there wasn't much of it to dry. Due to having to apply 2 coats, you can imagine that the product will get used up much quicker than it would if only one coat was necessary for a strong colour. I think in future I will definitely stick to brands that I know, even if it means paying more for them as this definitely didn't make the 'chore' (as I call it!) of doing my nails any easier or better. If I hadn't have received this through Cosmopolitan magazine as a free gift I think I would've felt like this product was a waste of money as it didn't really deliver for me, largely because it was just so runny making it difficult to apply and last a decent amount of time to the nail. Because of this it is only receiving 2 Dooyoo stars from me - there is definitely room for improvement.
I was looking through the magazines in my local shop the other day and trying to find one which had the best freebie. I never actually read the magazine, just buy them for the gifts, and noticed that Cosmopolitan has a free nail varnish worth £5.
The only two copies that they had left in store had either a teal varnish or a bright orange one; I went with the orange as it looked really 'summery'.
** Missguided **
Missguided is an online store that 'aims to stay on top of the latest trends'. The store sells clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty products in order to provide it's customers with key catwalk looks.
As well as selling these products, the store has an online blog, which is updated regularly and provides customers with handy fashion tips and advice.
** Missguided Splash Polish **
There are 8 different shades of this polish on the Missguided website, ranging fro bright orange to pale pink. The varnishes come in a 13ml bottle and cost £5 per bottle. You can also pick up a set of three different shades for £10, the only shades not available in this offer being the teal and orange. These nail varnishes can only be ordered on the Missguided website, which does not have free delivery, so there may be a small p+p cost on top of the £5.
** Misstaken **
The shade of this varnish that I have is 'Misstaken - Pop Orange', which is basically a bright orange.
The bottle of varnish is presented in a small, shiny black box with gold writing. On the back of this box is a discount code for 15% off when shop on www.missguided.co.uk and the business address for the company.
As with most nail varnishes, the bottle is square and slightly bigger on the bottom. The bottom of the bottle is clear glass to show the colour of the varnish inside and has a black 'peace' symbol on the front with 'missguided' written underneath in black. The lid is also black and slightly smaller than the bottle, this screws off to release the brush for application.
** Application **
As with all nail varnishes, this varnish is applied by using a small brush on the end of the lid to apply a thin layer of the colour to each nail. The varnish is easy to apply and the lid isn't too big so does not feel uncomfortable in my hands.
** Wearing It **
When I first used this, I applied it and sat around waiting for it to dry. I am very impatient and started playing on my phone and laptop whilst waiting for it to dry; and realised it had dried within a minute! Missguided do not claim that it is a fast drying nail polish but it does dry a lot faster than others that I have used.
I only applied one layer of this to start with and it looked great, the orange is really bright and my nails really stood out and looked ready for the summer! However, once I held my hands up in the light, I realised that the one layer was not thick enough and you could see straight through my nails. After applying another layer, my nails looked great!
The only problem that I have had with this polish is the fact that I applied it quite late at night for the first time and, when I woke up in the morning, it had started to chip! I am lazy with painting my nails and always look for one which will last a while. However, I touched the colour up the next day and have been wearing this polish for 2 days now and it still looks perfect. Confusing! But at least I know it lasts at least a couple of days!
I love the colour of this polish and the fact that it dries to quickly! Although I think £5 is a great price for such a good polish, I am wary about ordering other shades online as they will incur a cost for postage. However, Missguided do have an offer for free delivery when you spend £35 or more, so if you fancy a bit of shopping you can dodge the postage costs!
Now in my opinion theres nothing worse than bare fingernails - I just think they look so awful. I cant go on a night out if I havent painted my toe nails - even if Im wearing shoes that you would see them in - that is how horrid I think bare nails are. Now I prefer going to get my nails done in a salon when I can but obviously that does cost quite a bit so it isnt always an option for me so I own a LOT of nail varnishes for the times in between my salon visits. Now because Ive owned so many different nail polishes over the years I have started to think of myself as a bit of an expert and so when it came to trying out this 'Missguided Splash Nail Polish' I knew exactly what I was looking for - and this one lived up to all my expectations and more - and even better I got it for free with Cosmopolitan!!
Price: Around £5 (Its free with the Cosmo magazine atm though!!)
Stockists: Ive never seen this sold in shops but it is available from the brands website - missguided.co.uk so it is still very easy to find.
Shades: Teal, Orange, Pink, Nude, Coral, Fuschia, Black/Gold & Deep Red. So I think everyone will be able to find a shade they like and that suits them from this range.
*As I got this nail varnish free from a magazine I didnt get to pick which shade I got and I believe I ended up with 'Coral' - the shade isnt printed on the bottle but the colour I have and the one on the website are (I think!!) the same. Im definitely going to be trying out the rest of their shades though and Im very happy with the shade I ended up with now Ive used it a few times!!*
The bottle for this varnish is pretty standard - however I think its quite a lot squarer and chunkier than others Ive bought which makes it a lot easier to hold I think. Also because its quite heavy and chunky it doesnt fall over easily so thats a good thing if you want to display this - but its not so heavy that you cant carry it around with ease. Through the clear bottle you can clearly see the colour inside - which in the case of Coral actually looks bright red - not how it looks on your nails but the shade looked very nice nonetheless. On the front and back of the bottle is a small amount of information about the product - ingredients & shelf life and there is also an address and a website address you can write to should you have any other questions or queries about the product. On the top of the bottle is the brush handle which is unscrewed to reveal the brush sitting on the inside - so as I said nothing amazing about the design but its effective and colourful I guess!
One thing I really do like about this is how normal the brush shape is. Im always buying nail varnishes with fancy shaped brushes that promise all sorts and hardly ever deliver so I like the fact that this one is just small and thin - standard shape which is brilliant. The brush is quite small so it does mean it takes a little longer to paint each nail but it is SO much easier and the brush can get into all the nooks and crannies easier meaning you get a better block colour with no smudges or brush lines. Now the colour of this I thought was going to be a very bright red - as thats how it appears in the bottle but I was really wrong. This is a very light orangey/red coral shade - just the kind of colour Id been looking for, for ages but had never managed to find. The colour looks very instense and full even after one coat and it doesnt look washed out ot streaky in the slightest BUT if you do wish to add more coats the brighter the colour gets until it is a very instense red so you get 2 colours from one bottle! I adore the colour [both of them!] and I like using the Coral colour for everyday when Im going to work and I tend to layer it up so its brighter when Im going out at night so I like you can wear one colour all the time and its fitting for any occasion.
This nail varnish is made even better for me by how long it lasts without chipping! This lasted a good 4 days on my hands before any kind of chip appeared at all and the colour looked just as bright and and covered my whole nail for the whole 4 days so I was very impressed ... and maybe a little surprised! The consistency of the product is brilliant as well because it runny enough to ensure you only need a small amount each time you apply it but thick enough to makes sure it doesnt drip or run off your nails after youve painted them - and the fact that its slightly runnier helps it dry a lot quicker as well in my opinion so I dont have a bad thing to say about this varnish. Id fully recommend it to others and Ill certainly be buying a few more shades from the brand in the future - I love it!!
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
Missguided nail polish is £5.00 from www.missguided.co.uk for 15ml of the polish.
If you look around your local shop you more than likely will not be able to find this due to it being a missguided product and missguided being an online shop.
I actually didn't have to pay for this nail polish but my opinion on the price is quite good for the quality and amount of polish which you get.
The nail polish comes in a little glass square bottle which is clear so you can easily see the colour of the polish which you are purchasing.
On the front of the bottle is a peace sign in black above the missguided logo, on the side of the bottle is a word which says 'splash' and has another peace sign, a love heart and then the words '& polish'
The lid is twist of and black in colour so goes quite nicely with the rest of the design.
The stick is thin and also black in colour. ( under the polish ofcourse. )
I bought Cosmopolitan magazine a good few months back now, maybe last year even, and this was a freebie in there, I was actually quite upset that the shops I looked in didn't have the more pink shade, I ended up going for the next shade closest to it and picked up Nude.
The nail polish as I remember came in a pretty little box which I didn't really pay much attention to at the time, I just got the name of the shade off that because the actual bottle doesn't have the shade name on it.
The lid twist off easily and is comfortable to hold in your hand, the brush is quite thin and when first looking at it you might be scared that your nails will take a long time, but dont be fooled the brush is great because once it touches your nails it spreads into a thicker brush and will coat all of your nails very evenly.
The texture of the varnish is quite thick but light and not at all runny which is great because with some nail polishes they will just drip and run all down my hand.
I find with this polish the smell is not very strong which I have found with a lot of others in the past, its quite mild.
When applied on I find the nail polish looks very matte, the colour is very natural and looks very nice whilst on, I think this is a perfect nail polish for everyday, its so casual yet girly.
One coat is usually all I need for that natural look, I notice when I put two coats on it can look quite unnatural and kind of OBVIOUSLY THERE and I dont think that works so well, so my advice would be stick with one coat!
The nail polish dries completely in around 1 minute and I find unless I start picking my nails the polish will not begin to chip and come off for about 2/3 days which is good.
Over all, a very natural everyday nail polish which has lasted me ages and I still use this most days! 10/10.
I got this free when I bought the cosmopolitan UK magazine, and I have not heard of this brand before, but it is not a nail polish brand - it is a clothing store brand but they do sell their own small range of nail polishes.
*About the product*
I have the shade 'missfit' - but this is from the website as it does not say what the shade is on the box/bottle. It is not the shade pictured above, the shade I have is a black nail varnish with lots of gold glitter in it. The packaging/bottle design for 'missfit' is super cute - it has a gold peace sign on the front and the packaging is just really cute.
*My opinion of the product*
I really really like this nail varnish it is very very pigmented and glitter so it gives a super even coating of the varnish (not streaks /patches or uneven colour).
It is a really gorgeous colour the black and the gold shimmery glitter work really well together and it looks different in various settings - if it catches the light it looks really pretty as the gold glitter is very shimmery but if it is darker then the varnish looks like a textured black colour.
It is really easy to apply with the applicator brush which is a little bit small but it is quite precise when applying around the edge of the nail and close to the cuticle. It also dries quite quickly, it was dry in about ten minutes which is good as I don't have to wait around for ages with 'wet' nails.
Overall, it is a really great varnish, the colour is really intense, it lasts for ages, it does not chip very easily, the packaging is super cute and the black/gold shimmer is really nice together.
As I said it was free with cosmopolitan (and I think they have two other shades to chose from). But it can be bought from their website (below) for only £5. Which is ok for nail varnishes as some of them can be a bit expensive. And on the packaging (for the ones that you get in the magazine) you get a code for free next day delivery off their site too)!
*Applies really well - even colour with no streaks
*Really pretty colour - shade missfit
*Very cute packaging
Thank you for reading my review
Mooching around beauty websites the other day, when I spotted the site that this product came from I couldn't resist the lure simply because of the name of it lol. Purchasing it a few days from the website before spotting you could get this free with the latest copy of cosmopolitan magazine I actually purchased a couple of shades as my friend recommend them to me as she loves them!
My bottle of nail polish came in a shiny black box with gold lettering and patterns on it and with a see-through window to the front of it. On the front of the box I am told that it is Missguided 'Splash & Polish. On the back of the box I am told about the website of the manufacturer (wwwmissguided.co.uk) and given contact details for the company too, I'm told to use it up within 24 months of opening it and then on the sides of the box there is a gold patterned heart and on the other the ban the bomb symbol is depicted.
The bottle is square is shape, see-through glass and with a black screw on/off cap to the top of it which has within it a short 'wand' with a thick black brush on the end of it and then on the front of the bottle again there is a ban the bomb symbol in black, to one side of it we are told that it is splash polish again and on the back the colour is started (I chose misscellaneous and missbehave pink nail splash), the ingredients are listed, the size is stated (which is 13ml) and again contact details for the company are given. Nice, rather trendy packaging this is.
For £5.00 a bottle I didn't expect much from this polish at all even as I ordered it from the website but according to my mate it was better than sliced bread. However like many other times in our lives we have to settle to a difference of opinion!
The nail polish is really highly fragranced but that of a traditional nail polish to be fair to it, just stinky. The brush 'wand' is rather short and the brush, although of excellent quality and not prone to malting or poking out where it shouldn't or anything like that was a bit thick and hard to handle.
As soon as I took the brush out I could see how runny this polish was even after giving it a really good long shake. As I applied it, it didn't cover my nails properly, looked transparent in parts and cos I couldn't properly handle the runny polish it flooded my cuticles as well making a right mess.
One coat just made the colour look faded and old and so I waited for that first coat to dry well and then applied another. Same thing, I mean it marginally corrected things a b it and it was wearable though the colour looked rather patchy and to me looked really cheap.
I persevered though and left this on and after a day of wear it had gone chipped and faded and in the end I decided I was removing it which was the only good thing about this product, it came off with complete ease thankfully.
This nail polish is far too thin and runny and would take a few coats to get looking right but the light colours I chose really did magnify my ridges in my nails and my thick cuticles (I have since removed!). I don't like applying this and certainly don't like the finished results and the wearability of it after trying so hard to get it on and looking right in the first place is a complete waste of my time and I won't be buying cheap stuff again!
Available in 5 colours at the moment in four shades of pink, one red colour and a browny colour and I have only seen it available to purchase from there website (which I mentioned previously) and standard delivery is £3.95.
Missguided / Missguided Splash Nail polish / Available in a range of shades /