Who doesn’t love free stuff? I saw an advert for nailpolish.co.uk asking for bloggers who would like to review a couple of polishes so I jumped at the chance. I certainly wasn’t expecting all the items I got above though!
Nailpolish.co.uk is a website I’ve looked at many a time and come very close to purchasing items from but it’s always been a time when I’ve been on a strict no-buy. They stock a large range of well known brands and they’re all genuine, no fakes, often with some fantastic deals (OPI at prices that rival TK Maxx on the deals page). They’re also the sister site of nailbox.co.uk and if you subscribe to the box you get a 15% discount so well worth checking them if you’re a nailbox customer and want some new polishes or treatments. Combine this with the fact they’re constantly adding new products, brands and collections and you will want to check them out (I’ll be keeping an eye on them as I’ve been informed they are adding some huge brands over the next couple of months, very intrigued to see which ones).
I have to say the customer service is excellent as well; the guy I was emailing was very friendly and also incredibly helpful. I had some issues as I originally got in touch with them back in August but the parcel never turned up. Me being me I didn’t chase up on it until about a week ago… oopsie? The instant I emailed to state I hadn’t received anything they were very apologetic even though it was Royal Mail who had lost the parcel and got me a replacement sent out which turned up within a couple of days. They offer free express tracked deliveries on every order over £15 with the option for same day dispatch if ordered before 2pm during the week and it was nicely packaged to ensure no damage.
The thing I love about this site the most is that it’s good to get some brands you otherwise can’t get (or at least easily) in the UK. There are some staples such as Rimmel and Barry M but they also have a huge range of OPI, ORLY and CND to mention just a few. As you can see from what I received as well it’s not just polishes that they stock but treatments and tools as well.
So anyway you’re probably all wanting to know which polishes I chose. Well I went for OPI – “Sprung” and originally Essie – “Hide & Go Chic” however this was out of stock by the time I requested it. But instead of just saying tough luck they sent a replacement Essie – “Strut Your Stuff”. Both were blues but Hide & Go Chic was a bit darker. I think on reflection though I’ve ended up with the nicer colour.
I’m a huge sucker for bronzes so this was a no brainer when choosing. It’s such a gorgeous colour. I was a little surprised as I thought it was going to be a bronze base with glittery bits in it but it’s more of a topper (a very dense one though might I add). My friend wore this with only 2 coats on most nails, I think she needed 3 on the odd one just to patch it up a bit. It’s a rich coppery colour with red and gold flecks in it and is absolutely perfect for autumn. It’s also perfect for any occasion. Subtle enough for day to day wear but the glimmer when you catch it in the light also makes it just flashy enough for going out.
Here we go, not my first choice but I do think I lucked out on this one. Only my second Essie polish ever. At first I thought this was a dupe for A England’s “Galahad” but actually on comparison they’re quite a bit different; this is more of a “true” blue than Galahad. The formula is pretty nice, I used this with just two coats although I think I should’ve used three really; you could just about see my nail line through it. However it dried nicely and was very smooth and shiny.
So obviously I had to do a bit of nail art using these products. I used the two polishes, the stamping plate and then the brushes for clean up, plus the cuticle pusher for prep. Check below to see what I did.
I will definitely be purchasing from nailpolish.co.uk next time I have some money spare (curse this no-buy I’ve had to impose on myself!) and particularly with the discount from the nailbox subscription. They can only deliver to the UK thanks to Royal Mail’s restrictions on shipping nail polish but for any UK nail fans I’d highly recommend checking them out.
Disclaimer: Products were provided for a review, however all opinions are my own