Guest Post! Review: Boots No. 7 Speed Dry Nail Colour in Blackberry 45

By Voxy  

(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.

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  1. avatar a biologist
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m sorry to hear it chipped–that is a beautiful color.


  2. avatar chaosbydesign
    Posted October 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I find the No.7 nail polish chips easily as well (though most nail polish chips with me). Have you tried Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish? I have that in Rapid Ruby, which is a little brighter than this colour, and I really like it. It dries super fast, and chips less than others I use.


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