Boots were running a 3 for 2 on No7 products and I picked up 3 Stay Perfect Nail Colours. They promise 'pigment rich colour' with an 'ultra gloss' finish and quick drying.
These three colours have fast become some of my favourites. Here's some swatches and first impressions:
The first I tried was Totally Teal. A highly glossy creme, the application of this was amazing. Two coats were opaque but only because I prefer thin coats to thick. I had wanted this colour for ages, but loved it even more when I put it on. It's not very true-to-bottle, it comes out a little darker, but I really love the colour of this.
|Please excuse my terrible nails and painting skills.|
I thought it was going to be more coral than it came out - it's like a hyper-neon coral if that makes sense? Much more orange in the base, maybe a little red. The application of this is the same as Totally Teal - two coats and it was fine. I don't like this colour as much as the last, but it's still pretty and summery.
The last one I tried, and my second favourite, was Damson Dream. I adored this colour in the bottle:
A deep, shimmery plum which is really cute. It took three coats for me - slightly more sticky to apply maybe because it's got a shimmer in it. The colour is lovely, golden undertones, and less plum - more of a wine tone.
It's a little pinker than I thought it was going to be although this photo just made it lighter than it is.
In terms of the range, No7 had brought out more colours and changed the formula, bottle and brush of No7 Stay Perfect. I much prefer the black lid to the silver, and I really like the brush. It spreads well but not too much, it's not too thin. The formula of the nail polish is smooth and not clumpy, which is great. It does dry surprisingly quickly, maybe a minute? Which is good for applying two coats since it takes less time. Although my bad quality photos maybe don't show it so well, the colours are also really glossy without a topcoat, so if you have no time to apply one, your nails will still be shiny.
All in all, especially since they cost £7 each and I got them on offer, these are great nail polishes and in my opinion, worth the money.
Do you have a favourite high street nail polish? Do you like the new No7 formula?