Thursday, 15 August 2013

Review - MUA Bright pink (23) nail varnish

I do not own this picture, was taken
from MUA's website!
http://www.muastore.co.uk/index.php/nail-polish-1
This is my first review. I have written a post about what I look for in a nail varnish and how I am painting the nails (coats and a top coat) this can be found here.

I have used MUA in the past, I have their fur-effect nails, lipsticks and I use their pressed powder, I have found them very good value for money, so I was expecting the same when buying my first nail varnish of theirs.  Bright pink is a newer colour to the range and as I have researched online, has been very popular!

The first thing you notice before you buy it, it is a smaller bottle, you get 6.2ml of nail varnish, many I personally use are 10-12ml. But as I have so many nail varnishes, I have had the odd one dry up! (I will not name brands) So the fact it was a smaller bottle did not bother me, you can see straight away it's smaller and for £1, you expect something small!

Once I began to try it out, one thing I noticed was the smell, or rather the lack of it. All nail varnishes do have a similar smell, some stronger then others. Those that are cheaper generally smell stronger then more expensive ones, but that isn't always the case and isn't in this case!

I was expecting for this to smell very strong, especially as it only cost £1, but it smells similar to those 3 or 4 times the price! I have no complaints about the brush, it's a good size for the bottle it's in. The colour is fantastic, I was worried that putting 2 coats of it may not be enough, it looked quite bright in the bottle but it is as bright after 2 coats, it also went on my nail very well. It didn't take too long to dry either, I have tried nail varnishes that dry quicker and dry slower.
Nail varnish when applied
Nail varnish after 4 days

After 4 days I took a picture of my nails. There is some chipping, the middle 3 nails were worse. In a couple of places it is noticeable from a short distance. But I don't think it's too bad considering it isn't labelled as a long lasting or 10 day chip free nail varnish.

The only problem I had with this nail varnish was with the label on the bottle. Like many beauty products, it has a 2 layered sticker, with a triangle in the corner indicating to peel. I found my label (I don't know if all are like this or if this is a one off) to be very stuck on. It took quite a while to peel and I had to use all my strength to get it to come off!

Overall, I am very impressed with this nail varnish, despite using their products in the past, I wasn't sure what to expect for £1. You do get slightly less and for some reason my label was really glued on! But the colour, coverage, smell, even the chipping is a similar quality to nail varnishes 3 times more! I would personally buy them in the future and may even try out the quake nails or glitter nails. I would rate this an 8/10 which is very high!! Please remember this is my opinion!

Have you tried MUA nail varnish? What is your opinion? I would love to know what you all think!!

4 comments:

  1. I haven't tried MUA nail polish yet but will after reading your review. I normally an Essie or Mavala but this sounds fab for £1!

    www.misslinnyo.blogspot.com

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    1. I really recommend it, for the money it is so good! You get a smaller bottle but that's okay, it's fantastic!! xx

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  2. For £1 you cannot really complain! I've got a few MUA eyeshadows and bronzers and I've been really surprised with how good the quality is. The problem is every time I hone in on the stand I think about the oodles of high end make up I need to use up and steer away. Will have to check these out though, you've convinced me :)

    Fluffy Candy UK

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    1. I haven't tried their eye shadows yet, but I use their lipsticks, powder and nail varnishes, I've had no problems! These are great for £1, smaller bottle but as good quality as other that cost £2-£3+ xx

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