Monday, 10 June 2013

NOTD + Review | Collection Lasting Gel Nail Polish

I've really been looking forward to posting this review because I have to share this amazing nail polish that is a total bargain! I first heard about these beauties on The Sunday Girl and I was excited at first but, I forgot about them overtime. However, when I saw them in Boots I remembered them and had to pick one up! The 2 for £5 offer may have helped me in my decision as well...

You have probably heard me rave about this nail polish on twitter or youtube already but this nail polish thoroughly deserves a post to itself!




Lets all just take a moment to appreciate this nail polish.

This is by far my favourite shade, formula and all round favourite nail polish in my collection! The formula to start with it sensational, the best I've found so far. I used 3 coats here but you could get away with 2, it dries quickly so using 3 coats doesn't bother me one bit. It glides on easily and the brush is a pleasure to use, just the right width for your nails. The shine the nail polish gives off is beautiful and puts the Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly Nail Polishes to shame. 

After being so disappointed with the Barry M ones, I mean I really hated them, I am so glad I found this beauty. The formula of this nail polish isn't as thick as Barry M's meaning it applies better and cleaner, I found the Hi-Shine Gellys to apply quite messily. 

But by far the best part of these nail polishes is the lasting power. I wore this nail polish for 6 days and it didn't chip at all during that time, not even the tiniest little chip! It showed no signs of chipping on the 6th day either, I'm sure it could have easily stayed on for a few days more, if it weren't for Prom I wouldn't have tested this theory! I can see this being the perfect holiday nail polish as it lasts so long.

These beauties retail for the bargain amount of £3.19 and there are 15 shades available, not the biggest range of shades but hopefully they'll bring more out.

Have these sneaked onto your wishlist yet?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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20 comments

  1. I've not bought a Collection nail varnish for so long, I think the last time was before the name change.
    But this review has definitely convinced me I need to try one from this collection. I love shiny nails and this looks super shiny, but the winning point would be the lasting power.

    The amount of money I've spent on polishes only to have them chip within 24 hours (with a base and top coat) is ridiculous, so 6 days with no signs of chipping is amazing.
    Did you use a base / top coat as well or was that purely just this polish?

    Juyey xx

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    1. I tried their nail polishes before the name change as well, the hot looks ones but I didn't find them to be anything special, these however are a completely different story! I hate nail polishes that chip so this is such a winner for me! I used my sally hansen insta dri on my left hand and nothing on the right hand and my nail polish didn't chip on either hand! I used a base coat but I always do that to protect my nail, the base coat was a collection one as well actually, it doesn't make my nail polish stay on longer, just protects my nail :) xx

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  2. ooh I might just have to try one of these they look really good & I mean, at that price! ^o^ x

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    1. :) The price is just amazing, cheaper than Barry M as well! xx

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  3. This is a pretty colour x

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  4. I really like the colour you chose Shona - it's very pretty. xxxx

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  5. Such a nice colour, and amazing lasting power especially for that price. Might have to try these! :)

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  6. Love the colour of this and I know what you mean with the barry m one they are so hard to apply!
    Nicole x

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who isn't a fan of the Barry M ones! x

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  7. There's a truly gorgeous pearly one that I've had my eye on after seeing them in a magazine but now... I really want this one too!

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    1. I love pearly shade- I'll look out for that one! x

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  8. This sounds lovely Shona and I think it also looks like the Rimmel shade 'rose libertine' that Essiebutton did a review on :)

    Amy xx
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  9. Gorgeous colour and it looks super glossy!

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    xx

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  10. This looks amazing!! I love how pretty it is! Personally, I love gel nail polish. It lasts 3-4 weeks without chipping. I've got one of the gel nail polish at Runway Professional. Its really nice and perfect for me. xoxo

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    1. I'd love to get a gel manicure but I'd get bored of the shade too quickly, hence why this is perfect for me! x

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