Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Pot of Gold
No7 Speed Dry Nail Polish
Member Name: twihard21
No7 Speed Dry Nail Polish
Advantages: Shape of bottle and brush makes for easy application. Colours are exactly as they look.
Disadvantages: Chips easily.
I was recently in my local Boots pharmacy, and while waiting for a prescription, I took my oppurtunity to browse through the 'no7 range.
Brief Background On No7
'The no7 range is Boots Brand and consists of a huge variety of products from men to women- make-up to skin care.They are particulary famous for their anti-ageing products, having been voted best anti ageing product on the popular Doctors Tv Show, and winning numerous other awards. Overall they have a name that is associated to as being a high quality product.
The Cost Of Beauty
I was impressed with the shape of the bottle, and the fact that there seemed to be a large quantity of liquid (10ml)inside the bottle.There was a colour to match every oufit including glitter and special bottles with 'Speed Dry' written across them.However after the beauty has distracted you for quite some time, that yellow sticker with a euro sign at the beginning becomes too obvious to ignore.For a 10ml bottle, the price was 9.50 euros which, however attractive the bottle may look was, in my opinion simply too much money to waste on a .01 litre of liquid.
After spending over 10 euros on my prescription, I coincidentally received a 7.50 euro voucher for the no7 range!Within a matter of moments, I had my nail polish purchased at a total cost of 2 euros!
The bottle itself looked expensive, as the bottle which I had choosen (out of a choice of gold or silver) had a golden cap on it.I particularly enjoyed the hidden height of the actual bottle containing the liquid which was much higher than it looks as the cap of the bottle is concealing part of the 'hidden height.'I really loved the shape of the bottle, as it has a larger top than the bottle, which makes the polish easier to apply, as it fits into your hand perfectly.I was particulary impressed with the shape of the brush, as I always believe no matter how good the quality of the polish may be, it won't matter if it cannot be applied well to give the desired effect.The brush is long(the length of the bottle)which is exactly what is required for accuracyt.The bristles are strong ,of long length, and are good quality.They are not like cheaper brands where the bristles clump together, as they are too thin making the polish difficult to apply.On application, the bristles spread evenly making application effortless.The bristles spread wider or narrower depending on how the brush is held, so each nail can be coated evenly and fully.
Little Pot Of Gold
Because the brush provides brilliant precision coverage, the application is smooth, reaching all corners and bends in the nail.The colours are just as expected from how it looks on the pot.The nails dry extremely quickly, as due to precision the coat is not excessively thick and the fact that this particular bottle was 'speed dry.'After a day or two, the polish did begin to chip, which was disappointing however, the nail polish was very easy to remove.
Glitz 'n Glam!
After being so impressed with this nail polish(and partially by getting sick again and having to purchase another prescription therefore receiving another no7 voucher)I decided to purchase a purple sparkly polish.Without a doubt it was the best nail polish I have ever purchased!FACT!The glitter was so plentiful, that there were no gaps of missing glitter, and was completely flawless.It was incredibly durable and lasted for weeks!As a result it was difficult to remove, but if you want a polish that lasts forever without you needing to be constantly retouching it this is definitely for you!
Overall this is a fantastic product.The colours range from a gentle nude colour to a glittery bright pink, and have a colour to suit everyone.The shape of both the bottle and brush make for an excellent and precise application.Although it chips quite easily, if an overcoat is applied this shouldn't be a problem.
At it's current price as displayed above, for 10 ml it is incredible value for money, and ultimately will work out better value compared to some cheaper brands and select nail polish.
Tips On Applying Nail Polish
To ensure precise application, stroke the centre of your nail first, stroking away from the nail, followed by a stoke to the right and left side of the stroke which you have just applied.
For even coverage apply 3 coats of nail polish to each nail.It may seem like a large quantity of liquid, but it will be worth it!
To avoid nail polish from chipping, apply a good quality overcoat or alternatively whatever clear nail polish you have.This will also make nails appear more glossier.
If your nail polish is clumpy, before applying leave in the fridge and shake the bottle to achieve a smooth liquid as a result.
Thank You Very Much For Reading. x
Summary: Excellent product that is value for money and apart from the above, is difficult to fault.