Marks and Spencer have brought out a brand new line called the ‘Limited Collection’. In wake of this release they are selling all their old stock of make-up from their previous line (I don’t think it had a name, but in terms of nail polish, it’s the oblongy-squarey bottles!) cheap as chips, so get there while you can! 😉
The new line is fantastic in terms of polish (and the eye makeup is pretty funky too!) I just had to pick up a few – okay four – of the new bottles. They’re quite unique in terms of UK high-street polish, which is awesome!
Today I have for you the lovely ‘Lilac’. I want to apologise for the yucky sore cuticle on my middle finger!
This reminds me of some kind of flower, I really can’t put my finger on it though! Lilac is basically a lavender purple base packed with gold glassfleck shimmer. I found it was much less purple than the bottle would suggest – the gold is SO reflective that in certain lights the polish looks like a taupey-purple colour, and does take on a bit of a dull tone. But in natural daylight it’s just amazing! So soft and pretty! I think this is the perfect work-appropriate polish as it’s really quite subtle in anything other than direct light or out-doors daylight. It almost has a duochrome effect with the purple. So pretty. My Andy told me it’s his very favourite nail polish I’ve ever worn!
It’s pretty much opaque at 2 coats, though I added a third just because I have some staining on some nails which makes the free-edge harder to hide! The polish dries very quickly, so to avoid dragging, load your brush up with more polish than you’d usually put on. This polish is going nowhere – I only used basecoat, no topcoat but it hasn’t budged in pretty much 48hours, after some fairly heavy duty paper-lugging and plenty of grappling with tights – always a sign of a good polish!
Overall, YES YES YES!! It’s just £3.50 and should be in-store by now. Alternatively you can buy it from Marks and Spencer online. Oh and the best part? It’s cruelty-free. All Marks and Spencer makeup is BUAV Approved.
What do you think? I love this to pieces. I reckon you could use this one for a super layering polish too! Worth £3.50?
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.