Sunday, 17 January 2010

Nail colour: Bourjois have nailed it!

Barry M will always be my "go-to" brand for injecting exciting colours into my nail varnish collection (and I love their black nail varnish so much I buy it over and over again) but for it's high gloss and ease of application, Bourjois "So laque" polish is one I will certainly turn to again.
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I was looking for a nude nail colour that would almost blend in (certainly tone nicely) with my skin, and not draw too much attention to itself, whilst still making me look polished and well put together. This kind of subtlety isn't something Barry M does well, so I had to look elsewhere in the Boots make up department to fulfill my needs; the So laque in "Beige glamour" fit the bill perfectly!
At £5.49, I wouldn't call this cheap. And I wouldn't have bought it at all if I didn't have an important event coming up that required a definite lack of black fingers. But now i'm really glad I did; the brush is fan shaped so that just one application covers the whole nail (two sweeps on the thumb) It had a great consistency which made it really easy to apply too, and it looked nice after one coat, and could definitely be worn that way, but I applied two coats because I wanted a really high gloss finish.
The bonus of buying it in Boots was that they are giving away a £5 voucher for Ruby and Millie/No 7 with every purchase over £5. And given that the No 7 nail varnishes are just over £6, next week I will be buying myself their new teal polish for £1. (because making 2 purchases in one week would just be decadent, no matter the price!) That makes the overall collective cost of the 2 varnishes very reasonable indeed!

What's your favourite nail varnish? Are there any other brands you would recommend I try?

Love, Tor xx

5 comments:

The Style PA said...

I recently tried nail polish from Models Own and Eyes Lips Face. Great selections of colours which look good and last as long as I'd expect them to for the price. ELF is definitely the cheaper option though with no difference in quality.

KD said...

Love it!

claire said...

I bought a couple of nail polishes from Essie when I was in New York, they were dirt cheap over there but i think they're about £8 over here. They're a bit more pricey then what I'd usually pay but they have a really good range of pinks and reds (as well as other colours) and they last ages. Infact they're the only polishes that last more than an hour when I'm at work (I work in a bar and painting my nails is usually pretty much pointless). Bermuda shorts is my favourite shade, it's a bright fushia but also quite matte.
Nails Inc polishes are also good but pricey, the only ones I have were given away free with Glamour! Collection 2000 Hot Looks range is also really good and dead cheap, my favourite shades are Dynasty and BMX bandit (random name!).
I think I might be a bit obsessive over nail polish!

CLAUDIA KITTEN said...

I love that colour! I usually buy OPI or Nails inc nail poilsh. They're quite expensive but definately worth it!
Claudia xxx

Make Do Style said...

I love Chanel and Essie but would happily try and buy Bourjois.