When I came to the UK, I didn’t bring any nail polish with me. I am a nail polish lover, so it was painful to leave behind my collection, but I knew once I got here I would have a lot of polishes to choose from.
However, with the conversion rate, my favorite polish brand, Essie is way too expensive so, I’ve been buying cheaper polishes at random and seeing how I like them.
My favorite by far has to be the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine. I heard a lot of good things about Barry M before I came to the UK, and I have to say the hype is pretty on point. It’s not as long lasting as Essie but, it’s definitely good for the price, £3.99 at Superdrug. I will definitely be repurchasing a few more shades before I leave.
I picked out the Collection Gothic Glam varnish because I bought the Collection concealer and, it is the best concealer I have ever used (review to come), so I am interested to try the rest of the Collection line. I really like the shade of this polish. I just put it on yesterday, so I can’t comment on it in terms of lasting quality, but the color is definitely a sell for me.
It was only £2.00 at Wilkinson – which has some really good deals on makeup. It’s even cheaper than Superdrug in some cases.
This may be cheating since I bought this from Amazon for $4.97, but this Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat isn’t super amazing as a top coat but, it is great in terms of drying really quickly. It literally dries completely in less than a minute. I definitely needed something like this because I am terrible at waiting for my nails to dry.
However, it’s not 100 percent in terms of preventing chipping. It might be better used as a quick dry product over top of a more heavy duty top coat.
I wasn’t entirely impressed with the 17 polish or the other Barry M Nail Paint (I accidentally bought crackle effect), so I don’t think I’ll talk about them.
In other news, I’ve hit 600 followers, and I have to say a great big thank you to every one who has stuck around these past few months and for those that are just joining the party. It’s been one wild ride.
What’s your favorite UK nail brand?