Hey guys, here’s a mini polish from No 7 I received as part of a Christmas gift set from my auntie. It came with an eyeshadow duo which is gorgeous, and a lipgloss called Marshmallow which is equally gorgeous. The polish I’m not wild about. I love the colour but the application leaves a little to be desired.
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First of all a HUGE thank you to the lovely Mel who sent me this rather amazing polish in our swap recently – this is my second time wearing this one, it’s gorgeous and so fun!
No.7 released a line called ‘Colour Miracle’ a while back… sadly it’s now discontinued – do any of you own the Colour Miracle shades? I’ve only been able to find two online, were there more? Basically, you apply 1-2 coats of the polish, which gives a lovely colour. Add topcoat, and the colour changes completely. Hopefully my pictures will demonstrate this!
I was a little inspired to try it out by the Barry M Chameleon Nail Paint press release – Barry M are releasing 3 new ‘chameleon’ shades next week (eeee I’m so excited!). You can probably tell that my use of the clear polish was pretty much stolen from the press release!
2 coats of the polish applied over a basecoat – this is the ‘natural’ colour of the polish.
I added a few dots of clear topcoat to my index finger, painted 1 coat of topcoat over my middle finger, painted 1 coat of topcoat over my ring finger and added dots of the original colour, and painted a very rubbish tip with topcoat on my pinkie finger!
I swear my nails didn’t look that messy in person… hence the small amount of photos compared to usual! Anyway. I love this polish, so much fun! My only gripe is for those of you who like to wear polish for more than 1-2 days, there’s no real way of preserving the original colour or the nail art design, unless you do a topcoat sandwich underneath. Hmm. Anyway, I believe that this colour is very similar to one of the Barry M colours:
If this is the case, I’ll certainly do a side-by-side comparison to show you all since No.7 Miracle Plum is discontinued as far as I’m aware anyway… Application-wise, Miracle Plum took 1 coat to be opaque, but I wore it for a day or so at just 1 coat and got a bit of tipwear so I’d suggest 2 coats to be on the safe side, if you have this in your stash!
Let me know what you think of the colour-changing polish thing, is it something you’re interested in, or too much of a faff?
Disclaimer: This product was kindly gifted to me by a friend. Thank you Mel! x
This isn’t a showing off post, au contrare, I wish I had more – lol.
I thought that maybe for the benefit of you all I would put up some photos of my current collection, and say for example you want to see a picture of a particular polish I happen to own you can let me know in the comments box. I will also link pictures I have already taken when I name the polishes, if that makes any sense. Basically click the blue words if you want to see the pics.
So this is going to seem like a tiny collection to certain among you who will no doubt have about ten times the amount that I do Believe you me I plan on expanding my collection for ever and always to the extent that income allows. Haha.
Sorry for being so long in blogging, my brother nicked the camera for a few days so I was lost, glad to be back This is a quick pic of a polish I’ve showed you before, but this time with some pretty glitter on top First be warned, this polish actually has a more cerise tone to it than the pictures would have you believe, and it’s actually got a very jelly-ish finish.
I would’t say this was a unique colour and while it is beautiful, I would not pay full price for it as I just don’t feel it deserves to be £7 (I paid £2). When I buy any polish over £5 I at least expect it to have a reasonably good formulation, since all the cheaper brands do! Sad day for No.7 Oh well there are more No.7 polishes to come!
And since the £5-off vouchers are coming back (again!) I still may end up buying more – I have my eye on Pink Grapefruit.
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.