Rawrgirls Review . . .Superdry Nail Paint!

Tuesday 29 May 2012

I was intrigued by the Superdry nail paint (admittedly, mainly because the bottles are cute with their individual designs!) so I got pretty excited when I was sent one of the new colours to try - Rose Pink, £6.

My first reaction, it's not Rose Pink, it's peach. Picky. Anyhoo, unfortunately, it's not a great polish. The colour is very pretty and definitely on trend, and I do applaud a clothing brand for having a crack at this, but the formulation is poor. It smacks of 80's polish that you would rob off your mum for some sneaky glam time when you were 6. Firstly, the smell is SUPER strong, which is very offputting. Secondly, it dries in light speed time which could be seen as a bonus, but not for me. I use a quick 3 stroke system usually, and when your first stroke drags as you try to apply the 2nd, and so on, it doesn't help. Thirdly, it took 5 coats to get a decent opacity, a little too many for me when I have similar colours from other brands that take 2-3 max, though the shine was pretty impressive as you can see, there's no top coat on at that stage. Lastly, it's chipped already and I only applied it last night which is very disappointing when I took the time to apply all those coats.

I've already had a rummage around the internet and found a lot of happy customers using it and loving it, so maybe it's just my personal feeling, who knows? I think £6 is a lot to pay for the quality I experienced (unless you're looking to get high off the smell!), but the design on the bottle is cute plus they have some nice colours so I suspect that will pull in a lot of Superdry fans regardless, and let's face it, it is a side line dabble of a clothing brand. I just think that if you're going to do it, you might as well do it well, like Topshop or American Apparel, so it's a bit of a shame really.

J x


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