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Although I love nail polish there are two things about it that annoy me - the price and when it chips. When I saw the little bottles of W7 nail polish for around £1.50 - £2 I was slightly skeptical that something so cheap would actually work well. I am impressed to say though, that I was pleasantly surprised.
These polishes come in a large range of colours, some which are better than others - with some needing lots of coats to make an impact. My favourite colour is one that looks lilac in the bottle but appears a cross between nude pink and purple on the nail.
The brush is an average size and applies okay but doesn't have a special shape for applying well that many other nail polishes do. The nail polish dries fairly fast and has a nice shine to it. The colour lasted a lot longer than I thought it would, almost 5 days with no signs of a chip, however when it did start to chip, it chipped quite badly.
These colours can often be bought in a set - with 4 colours being around £6 - making it even more of a bargain and also means that you can test out more of their colours and effects. The polishes also come in glitter, crackle and ones that glow under UV light. I have not tried these ones personally but, after the success of my first trial of W7 nail polishes, it is safe to say I have become a fan and would definitely recommend them.
I love nail polish I have so many ranging from the expensive to the cheap, one I have a few colours from are a band called W7, the polish bottles resemble OPI bottles so much so that when in my polish box I can not tell the difference between the bottles.
The product ....
The polishes come in a fairly heavy glass bottle with a black lid, the bottle is plain other than black W7 nail polish printed on the front. There is some very small print on the back that I think is a list of ingredients but so small I can not read them.
The lid is a basic twist cap, inside is a large sized black brush, I find the brush in these bottles is too large for my small nails and always end up getting some polish on my fingers which is really irritating.
The polish inside is very thin and does need at least two coats to have a strong colour on the nail, this can be a good thing though because it means you can wear it pale or build it! I also find thin polished do not get thick as quickly and therefore last longer.
These sadly do chip fairly easily I have had them chip on me the day I put them on but they do not claim to be long lasting. Drying for these polishes is average, it does not take long but it not the fastest either. They do dry nice and even though no ridges or clumpy areas.
Cost of these polishes really does vary, I have bought them at markets for a £1.50 but I have also bought them in a shop for £2.99. I have not seen them in sale in Boots or Superdrug but only in places like markets and cheap beauty stores.
A good basic polish, fun array of colours and effect polishes, my best magnetic ones are made by W7. They do chip easily but can be touched up or re applied easily enough!
I first came across this product at a local shop. It was going for £2 and I had never tried any W7 products beforehand. So, I was rather skeptical when first buying it. It was £2 so it wasnt like I had much to lose.
I do a lot of nail art and thought the colours just popped and attracted me straight away. I do not regret this at all! The colours are so vibrant and there is so much variety. They paint beautifully onto the nail and are not to thick or to watery - its just the right consistency.
Now, I have a huge collection of w7 nail polishes and have noe gone in to try their mascaras and eyeshadows.
The only negative thing I would have to say about this product is that some colours are a bit weak, so therefore need several coats.
Overall, this is a cheap, lovely product that delivers almost everytime with a wide variety of colours and shades.
~ Why I Bought It~
I came across the glittery blue shade of this nail polish when I was in my local B&M store around six months ago. It caught my eye because it looked very similar to a Models Inc nail polish that I'd been wanting for a while. As this was a lot cheaper (£10 cheaper!) than the Models Inc one and looked really nice I decided to buy it.
~ Price ~
I only paid 99p for this nail varnish which is a total bargain! I think the retail price is usually only a couple of pounds though so even at the full price this brand of nail varnish is very cheap.
~ My Opinion ~
The first thing that I like about this nail varnish is the packaging. Although this is a cheap brand of nail varnish it doesn't look cheap or tacky and you get a lot of product (15ml) for your money.
The glass bottle has quite a chunky design which is pretty similar to the O.P.I nail varnish bottles, which makes it look a lot more expensive. The bottle is clear so you can see the colour of the nail varnish through it and there is the W7 logo on the front. There is a black lid which screws off and it has the brush on the end of it. I have this nail varnish in 'mosaic', which is a bright, medium shade of blue with gold and darker blue glitter. I chose this shade because it looked so much like 'pudding lane' - a Models Inc nail varnish that I had been wanting for ages but couldn't bring my self to pay £11 for.
There are also a lot of other colours but because I wasn't too sure about how good the quality would be I decided to just get one and then it more if I liked it. The brush that comes with the nail varnish is a good size with soft and quite flexible bristles. The brush supply's the varnish neatly and the lid is a big enough size to be able to grip and control while painting my nails (I hate fiddly nail varnish brushes so this is a big advantage!)
After one coat, the colour is quite sheer but there's a lot of glitter. It takes around five coats for the varnish to look opaque, so I tend to use a matte blue base and then apply this over the top which takes a lot less time and it dries quicker too - with five or so coats it can take a while to dry. If I do use this on its own the finish is always matte rather than glossy, but the glitter has a nice sparkle to it. The glitter particles feel quite rough which I'm not too keen on. As for the lasting power this isn't very good, and after 3-4 days it looks chipped and the glitter starts to flake a little. It's nice while it lasts though and I am quite impressed with it considering how cheap it was but it definitely isn't anything special.
Removing this nail varnish is very time consuming as it does really stick to my nails. All in all, I do recommend this nail varnish and I am going to five it three out of five stars.
Before i go into detail with this review i would like to point out that my finger nails are very short and i dont wear varnish on them however i do wear alot of flip flops and open toe sandles so my toe nails need to have a little colour.
I first seen these being sold on our local market to start with and then they started being sold in our local beauty stores and for as little as £1.50 per bottle, i thought i would give it a shot. I have had alot of bad varnishes that have been cheaper brands so i did have a few doubts that this would be noticeable, without chipping straight away and applied in a nie even coat but i couldnt have been proven more wrong.
The shades i brought were fluorescent pink and fluorescent yellow to wear under my black crackle effect, also by the same brand and at the same price too. The first coat was a little light, not what I would expect from a fluorescent colour but after the second coat was applied it was bright and cheerful. Even with the black crackle effect over the top I have found that it shows through still and is still very noticable.
The bottle size is 15ml however the bottle is a little bigger than most varnish bottles because the glass is alot thicker, something that is great for me as I have a tendancy of dropping things, so even after many times of this bottle being dropped it still hasnt broken and stained my carpets.
The lid is made of very sturdy black plastic and like all nail varnishes it twists off and has the brush applicator on the inside of it.
There is alot of different colours and shades that this brand has to offer and for me to go through them all would be silly but whatever colour you are looking for, you will find it. They also have different colours in the crackle effect however i have found that the black crackle effect looks and applys better than the others. The only downfall i have with this varnish is that after a few days it does start chipping around the base on the nail so if you want to keep it fresh then i would suggest you take the colour off and reapply it however for me, when the varnish starts to chip I simply change the whole look and go for a totally different colour.
Models Own and Barry M were always my choice of nail polish and I didn't mind paying a little extra as they are very good quality and the colours were always right up my street. Recently I decided to take the plunge and purchased a W7 branded nail polish purely because I loved a particular colour (a coral/peachy colour similar to the Doo Yoo image).
I purchased this from a local independent beauty shop for £2.50 which I thought was a decent price to pay for a nail polish especially after paying £3-£5 for Models Own and Barry M in the past.
My nail polish came in an obaque glass tub with a long black handle and W7 logo printed on the front - all minimalistic but the idea is that you can see the colour through the bottle which is all well and good.
**Painting my natural nails**
The brush is great- not too big but not too small it perfectly fans out across my nail bed meaning minimal over spill to the skin surrounding my nails which means that I don't need to mess about with nail polish remover to try to cover up my mistakes! The colour went on so thick and bright that I didn't see the need for another coat so I decided to use a clear nail polish over the top to prevent chipping. I'd say this nail polish lasts for around a week before you need to remove or re-do. I would highly recommend using a base coat as the pigments in the nail polish would cause discolouration to your nails. I found that the nail polish took around 30 seconds to dry which is an average time and by the time i'd done my left hand I found that my right hand was already dry-perfect timing!
**Painting acrylic nails**
When my acrylic nails needed a refill I didn't have the time to nip to a salon or do the refill myself so I decided to paper over the cracks as it were by painting them. i was eager to try my W7 nail polish again as with it being summer the bright colours were perfect. Painting over acrylics meant that the nail polish took a bit longer to dry i'm not an expert so I don't know why this was the case but it wasn't too much of a wait!
Overall I would recommend W7 nail polishes especially in the summer months as their bright colour range is superb and for a decent price. Chipping is very minimal when using this nail polish and you only need 1 coat which saves time and money!
I bought some of this nail polish from a market stall last week, the main reason for me buying this was because I loved one particular shade - it is a lovely light lilac shade called '63 Sheer Mauve'. The other reason I wanted to buy this was the excellent price, as it was priced at just £1.50 which I thought was a bit of a bargain compared to what most nail polishes cost these days.
The bottle contains 15ml, the bottle looks bigger than most other nail polish bottles which contain this amount as it is raised and the glass is very thick. The handle is black and plastic and also quite thick and chunky. The bottle is fairly plain with just the black W7 logo on it and some writing. This is from Warpaint cosmetics which I have never heard of before so I had no idea what to expect from this nail polish.
I put the nail polish on and the first thing I noticed was the smell, as it is very strong and I smelled it straight away as soon as I opened the lid. The brush was quite thin but it was quite easy to apply the nail polish, I thought it seemed quite thin polish and it needed a couple of coats but I loved the look of the colour when it was on, and it also looked nice and shiny.
The nail polish did chip quite a lot and after a couple of days it needed reapplying. For this reason I would only give this product 3 stars. I would still recommend it though, because it was very low priced, and I love the colour. There are tons of colours available to choose from and there are a couple others there that I saw and liked so I might go back for those if I'm ever at the market again. Overall this is not the best quality but it is OK and I would recommend it and give it 3 stars for being satisfactory.
This is extremely cheap! i got this from my local make up shop for only 1.50! The colours are extremely good, especially the pink, i absolutely love it! it makes my nails look cute & makes them stand out so much, so many people notice and compliment :) It's easy to apply, the brush isn't big so it doesn't go all over your fingers/toes even the little ones! It dries fast, so you don't have to wait for ages, so whenever i have 5 mins left before going out, i always use this & it dries before i leave! However, unfortunately it doesn't last very long, especially if you're a person who does a lot of activities. It only lasts about a day or two before some polish falls off! When going swimming i come back out the pool with half of my fingers in polish & half without, but it's still very excellent!
I must admit, W7 wasn't a brand I was familiar with before this purchase so I was slightly skeptical at buying this nail varnish at first but I decided if I didn't try it i'd never know what they were like, so while browsing through a local shop that sells various odds and bobs I picked up a bottle of W7 nail varnish in 'cosmic purple', a beautiful purple based colour with pink and blue glitter. It grabbed me straight away because purple is my favourite colour and I love anything glittery.
The bottle is pretty basic but a good size!, 15ml to be exact. The shape of the bottle is almost identical to the OPI range of nail varnishes.
In the past I've tended to stay away from glitter nail varnishes because they can be a nightmare to get off and they always feel rather 'gritty' and heavy on the nails. Sadly this varnish is no different in this way but I would say it's worth it for the colour. It really is a 'wow' shade like nothing i've ever seen before in the shops and perfect for nights out especially over the christmas party season.
I was impressed with how long it stayed on for, about 5 days if I remember right before it started to look a bit tatty. Not bad for a £1.95 nail varnish (amazon price).
Unfortunately the smell is rather strong but it wears off after a while so if you can stand the initial wiff then you should be fine.
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