Seventeen Baked Cherry
I have always had a soft spot for the Seventeen brand (or 17 as it was before their rebrand). It reminds me of being young and my first forays into make up. Their nail polishes are usually very good: super affordable, tons of beautiful colours, great application… which is why this one really disappointed me.
The brush was a complete nightmare. The bristles were all different lengths and really stiff which meant that neat application was impossible. I had to do so much clean up afterwards to get them looking acceptable which is very frustrating.
I’m hoping this was just a bad brush as I’ve had other bottles from the same range that are brilliant.
So ignoring the crappy brush, this colour is truly gorgeous. A very deep pinky red, that was a perfect 2 coater. Topped with Seche Vite, but shiny without it and quite fast drying as well. Just a shame that I probably won’t wear it again due to the awful brush…
You can see the full Seventeen nail varnish range HERE.
Rapsodi Multivitamin 353
I have only tried one other Rapsodi polish (you can read about their seriously stunning neon pink HERE). I am so impressed considering these cost the grand price of 99p!
Kiko 389 Mint Milk Review
I am a huge fan of pastels and mint green is a personal favourite. It is bright, fun and pretty, but not as cloying as baby pink or yellow.
Kiko polishes have a seriously brilliant formula: this was full coverage in 2 thin coats, it is fast drying and gives an incredibly high shine. Kiko 389 Mint Milk is no exception. These pictures show the manicure topped with Seche Vite but it was ridiculously shiny without top coat.
I think this might be the perfect summery shade…now I just need summer!
You can buy Kiko nail polishes HERE.
Kiko 240 Apple Red Review
I firmly believe that everyone should own a classic red nail varnish. Red polish not only goes with everything, but it also instantly dresses up an outfit and makes you feel oh so glamourous. I would like to put this polish forward as a candidate for the ultimate red nail varnish,
Kiko Apple Red is a blue-toned, red creme polish that applies unbelievably well. It is so flattering with my skin tone I never wanted to take it off. This is two coat perfection, topped with Seche Vite.
You can buy this amazing polish HERE.
OPI When Monkeys Fly Nail Varnish
I didn’t want to write a negative review. I love OPI. True love, love them. I have raved about them in the past, but I couldn’t get over the issues with this nail varnish. When I saw the polishes they were bringing out to coincide with the ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ film, I was so excited: Glitter ‘til the cows come home. And pretty, unusual glitters. Almost indie-polish glitter. *swoon*
Kiko 335 Ink Blue
Introducing yet another stunning blue polish from Kiko – one by one they are curing me of my aversion to blue nail varnish. It’s witchcraft, I am convinced of it!
Kiko 335 Ink Blue is shown here with 2 coats, but it could probably have done with 3 as there is still a bit of a visible nail line. This nail varnish dries very quickly and it is so shiny even without topcoat (the photos here do show the manicure with Seche Vite on though, I am not going to wait for nail varnish to dry. Ain’t nobody got time for that…)
You can buy this blue beauty HERE. I also did a comparison post as I have quite a few polishes that are similar in colour to this – you can find it HERE.
Kiko 372 Nude Nail Varnish
This is another of the polishes I got in the Kiko sale in France (2.50 Euro per polish… it would’ve been rude not to take advantage of that so I got loads!)
Kiko 372 Nude nail varnish is a creamy blush coloured polish with more than a hint of grey (and regular readers will know how I feel about grey!) I really like this barely-there polish, it is so classy without being boring and will go with absolutely any outfit.
This nail varnish needed 2 fairly thick coats to get full coverage, but Kiko polishes always apply and dry very well so that wasn’t a problem. This is shown topped with Seche Vite.
You can get Kiko polishes HERE.
Revlon Plum Night
I found these photos on my computer and realised that I had never blogged them. This manicure was done just after a few nails breaks, hence the uneven nail lengths – I apologise!
Revlon Plum Night is a rich aubergine coloured cream polish that is absolute perfection in 2 coats. This is a glorious autumnal colour and, as we are meant to be in summer but it’s freezing and raining, I’m going to allow myself to bust out this colour now! At first glance this nail varnish would look almost black, but the plum tones to it really come out in natural light and give this an interesting depth, as you can see in the picture below. This manicure is topped with Seche Vite (of course).
You can buy this nail varnish for £4.99 HERE.