(Thanks to Katrina, one of our European Correspondents, for this guest post! This is the first of a series of posts on her continuing adventures with nail polish.)
I love Quick Dry nail polish. I just don’t have the patience for polish that takes forever to dry, and being left with imprints from the weave of my sheets on my nails.
I tried this one the way I normally do my nails: I clean the nails with nail polish remover, and apply two coats. I don’t bother with base or top coat, I’ve found in the past that so many layers actually seem to chip more readily.
This is Blackberry 45. It is a nice dark wine, and goes well with plum tones for the eyes and lips. It’s a good colour for Autumn. Although it looks kind of shimmery in the bottle, on the nail this is just a subtle sheen.
Application: OK. It was a little thicker (more gloopy) than I would prefer, but went on easily enough. It did need two coats for even tone.
Time to chip: 36 hours. This was pretty poor, especially in such a dark shade which makes chips very visible.
Pros: Great shade.
Cons: chipped too quickly for me.
Would I buy again? Probably not. I like the colour, but will look for something similar in another brand.
Provenance: Purchased. Can’t recall what I paid but it retails online for £6.75.
More details here: http://www.boots.com/en/No7-Speed-Dry-Nail-Colours_851818/