Product Type: Urban Decay makeup
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Urban Decay Nail Polish
Member Name: Ninski1
Urban Decay Nail Polish
Advantages: Great colour
Disadvantages: Difficult to remove, lacks staying power
I have previously said in other reviews that I love nail polish and that I have an extension collection, so it comes as no surprise that I have some Urban Decay nail enamel in my collection. I purchased the shade Metropolitan, which is burgundy with a silvery shimmer for £2 in my local beauty store.
The bottle is glass and has a screw top lid which is easy to use and does not leak; the bottle holds 10ml of the product.
The colour looks great and I was quite excited about using it for the first time, so I tried it on my toes to start with. The application brush is quite bristly and hard, which although holds a good amount of nail polish it can be a little stiff when applying and I find that I have to go over my nails very carefully and it takes about 5 strokes on my big toe to get it fully covered. The nail polish is fairly thick and does adhere to the brush and then nail well.
I use two coats on my toes to give a deep rich colour and find that one coat is plenty for my finger nails. The colour is quite deep burgundy and rich in texture the silvery shimmer gives a nice sheen to my nails and it looks really good. The nail polish dries within about 5 minutes, which is quite good.
However, this nail polish has no staying power and started to chip within hours of applying it to my finger nails and only lasted a few days on my toes, this was very disappointing as the colour was good. In addition I also found that it was quite difficult to remove, in that when using cotton wool and nail polish remover it seemed to smear the colour and then smudge it on to my skin, I then had to keep going over each nail for quite sometime, however, they were still a little stained, which I found annoying.
So in conclusion, I would not recommend this nail polish to others, the colour I have is great, as is the price and also the bottle looks quite funky, however, the polish lacks staying power and is difficult to remove.
Summary: Great colour but lacks staying power