Saturday, 1 January 2011

NYE Nails of the Day - Accessorize Shade 38

I picked up this Accessorize nail polish whilst out shopping the other day.  It's shade 38 and it cost a very reasonable £4 for such a gorgeous colour.  It's like a glittery peacock, combining green, purple and blue shades, like the colours of petrol mixed in water.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be my New Year Eve nail polish.

I must say that I don't like the application at all.  The brush is too stubby and difficult to work with and it's really hard to apply.  I also hate the quality of the polish.  Within a few hours of application, I had a horrible chip on my other hand and have since developed a few more, despite using a good quality top coat.  I've also found that another shade of Accessorize polish I have chips really badly (which is why I haven't bothered doing a NOTD on it yet).

Saying that, my left hand has remained intact for photography purposes and still looks pretty good.  I used a ridge filler as a base coat, two coats of Shade 38 and a top coat.  Drying time was ages as well.

So, on the plus side, I love the colour (and there is a good range of other unusual colours), but I hate the application and the quality is awful.  For £4, there are much better quality polishes out there, but if you fall in love with one of the colours, it's not too much to pay for a cheap polish that'll just about last 24 hours.

Have you tried these polishes yet?  Have you had better experiences than me?

Thanks for reading!  xx


Miss Jones said...

ooohhh new follower alert! love this shade doll very very pretty xxx

Miss Jones said...

ooohhh new follower alert! love this shade doll very very pretty xxx

StyleFrost said...

Its a lovely shade! Not tried this brand but Barry m quality is really good for the price compared to other brands!

Rebecca said...

Very pretty. I haven't tried any accessorize polishes but I've heard good things, mainly about the colours available I think!

TheBristolBeautyBlog said...

Hello new follower! You're very welcome here!

@ StyleFrost, I agree that Barry M is much better value for the money.

It's such a shame that the colours are gorgeous, but the quality sucks! x

Ess-Jay24 said...

Never tried these nail polishes, the colour is lovely though.


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