Friday, 12 August 2011

A Queen at the Poolside {nails}

My official No.7 Voucher Correspondent, Fee from MakeupSavvy.co.uk tells me that the famous reduction vouchers have started again. It’s all well and good but what to buy with them? Perhaps you could be tempted with some nail polishes. Today, in the fashion of 3 for 2 offers, I  give you 3 Boots No.7 ‘Speed Dry’ nail polishes express reviews with plenty of photos for your eyes only.



First, this is Poolside Blue. The name is prettier than the colour, which reminds me of a very primary blue but the formula of this polish is what makes this polish absolutely worth it. Ladies and gentlemen, the photos which follow are with one coat only, with no clean up at all, zilch, nada, pas du tout.  I was very impressed.



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Next we have Queenie. The abundance of photos will show you right away that Queenie is my favourite. The golden shimmer in the centre of the nail is absolutely divine. Queenie will make you feel like you’re the belle of the ball. If I may say, it suits my skin tone just beautifully, and in fact, I’d like to think that this would suit every skin tone really.


The formula was a bit watery and you’ll need to be careful at ‘draining’ the brush very well before applying the polish on your nail. Photos show 2 generous coats. Being so watery, drying time was surprisingly not bad all.  The finish is superb and once it has dried, you have totally forgotten the not so perfect formula.


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Last but not least, we have Beautifully Black or ‘starry night’ as I would like to call it. The formula was very similar to Queenie: when you apply the first coat, you’d think that you would need 3 or 4 to achieve full coverage but 2 were sufficient. Beautifully Black dried to a very smooth finish, with no hint of grittiness at the touch. I really like it.



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What’s your favourite?




25 comments:

mizzworthy said...

Wow - these are all gorgeous - I personally love PoolSide blue the most - I'm sure I have a very similar shade. Lovely!

xmisslorix said...

Ooh I like poolside blue, I don't wear a lot of blues but I love bold ones like that.
I'm so jealous of your nails, mine have broken just now and look all short and awful
x

Helly said...

Poolside Blue is gorgeous, don't think I have a colour like that in my collection *le gasp*
Liloo your nails are so gorgeous! Such a cute shape!
Hx

Jesss said...

Oooh they all look gorgeous but I think the last one is my favourite.. I can't decide!

xo

Glitterish Allsorts said...

Totally loving poolside blue, that's such a beautiful shade! I have to have it. I have to!

Stina said...

I love the blue one so much, but it's almost identical to Topshop AWOL blue..

I do have 2 vouchers though, must go and get some new nail colours.

You have most amazing nails !

Nailish Ramblings said...

Oh these are all lovely, I must go buy something in boots to get vouchers (I'm not sure that's how's it meant to work ;p )

Tanja said...

Omg I loooove Queenie!! GAWJUS!

About Makeup Savvy said...

I think I need Queenie in my life for the horrid autumn weather that is soon to be upon us haha and love the name of it!

REALLY loved this post and the 3 for 2 style of it :)

You are offically becoming my night time read.

Fee x

Jessie said...

Damn you and your pretty pictures! ;)

I now have a serious lemming for poolside blue!

Laura said...

that black one is gorgeous. i want it. like now! haha xx

Alhrayth said...

The black one, absolutely! I was looking at the Kiko one from the new collection (the one I posted about recently) and seen live is totally disappointing. I like this one, looks good in your pics, and if you say it's not gritty... I'll say "oh, damn, I'm always in the wrong country!" LOL!! xx

Laura said...

I've had Queenie for several months but I've only worn it once because removal was so bad! Might need to give it a second chance though :-)

Sarah said...

Those are all lovely! Not sure I'd be able to choose between Queenie and Beautifully Black!

Leanne OCD said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue x

jaljen said...

Those really aren't bad. I just can't get over the old-lady factor with Boots No 7 though! And the hideous bottles. Just makes me feel so..so...un-chic. Damn them for putting such good polish in cr@ppy bottles.

benebelle said...

I really rather like that blue! Got a colour very similar to the second polish...

Fum said...

Beautifully black and queenie are gorgeous.

Hannah said...

i own Beautifully black and i'm not all that impressed with it. Poolside blue does like i lovely colour though

MissMathful said...

i love no7 polishes, and because of the vouchers i have quite a few, although i dont have these 3 :D

www.missmathful.blogspot.com

Emma Greenwood said...

Wow, Queenie looks amazing. I'll definitely be picking it up if I get my hands on a trusty No.7 voucher :P All the polishes from their original range have crap formula :( tip wear in less than a day and really slow drying, so I'm glad these ones sound better! xx

Review's and all! said...

I have the poolside blue but it chips really easy. the other colour's are lovely and will definitely have to check them out

Phoebe said...

Beautifully black is, well, beautiful. Hoping my Boots has it!

Daisy said...

I love them all... I think I may get the red one this week!

Twelve52 Blog said...

I love alll of these colours. I hope they sell them in Dubai otheriwse it'll be ages till I get my hands on them.

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