Nail Polish Review

Recently I have been trying to find the perfect nail polish. I have always been a follower of Rimmel but with so many types of polish (gel, matt) and colours and prices, I thought I’d do a little review of the polishes I’ve recently tried.

  First is Barry M matte Nail Polish in 02 Crush from Superdrug at £3.99.

I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t really understand the matt looking effect, I thought that was just another term used to say how the polish applies to the nail. When I put the first coat on it looked really good, it had a nice even distribution but it would defiantly need two coats. I was amazed at how fast it dried by the time I had finished my last nail I could go straight into painted the next coat. The polish lasted 2 days before the first chip appeared but overall it held on really well.

Next polish I bought was Avon Gel Shine in shade Red Velvet.


This was one of the cheapest polishes I bought (it was on sale – 7.00 down to 2.50). I was really excited to try a gel polish as I heard that it was one of the betters ones but because it was reduced so much I did question just how good it will be.
  Oh my goodness let me first say I was wrong - there was no need for me to question the polish, it was so easy to apply, I could have actually settled with one coat but I did apply two. It looked so professional and didn’t chip for nearly 3 days. I was looking on the Avon website and they have a large variety of different shades all looking really good. I think I have found my new favourite.

The last polished I tried was by Nails Inc in shade Basil Street from at £11.

The most expensive polish I bought. The packaging was nice and sleek and the brush was thin which was nice as you can be more precise. By far the best brush of all the polishes. I really loved the colour as it looked like a rich toffee – perfect for everyday. It did apply evenly and took 2 coats, could have probably done with 3 as the layers were still slightly see – through but it looked amazing once dried.
  However within a day it had chipped so badly I ended up re – painting one of my nails that evening. For the price I was expecting something much more professional but I can’t fault the colour and the how excellent the brush was.

Overall I most defiantly preferred Avon. It ticked all the boxes and it was a really good price. I just hope they are still available for me to buy.

Thank you for reading J


  1. Love nail polish! Great review!

  2. I'm definitely not a nail polish person, even though I have a ton of OPI and Essie in my drawer, but red is such a classic color. And being a gel formula, I can only imagine how nice it looks on the nails!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    1. Same, I'm not a huge nail polish person, but the gel formula look great when it's on...even if it is slightly hard to take off.
      Thank you for reading :) xx

  3. These shades are so beautiful! I love Barry M nail polishes!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris |

  4. Love these shades, perfect for fall!
    xx- Nina


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