Monday, 29 April 2013

MUA Pistachio Ice Cream

MUA Pistachio Ice Cream
Top Right - 2 coats MUA Pistachio Ice Cream + 1 coat Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

MUA Pistachio Ice Cream
Similarities in packaging?? Also see the size difference

MUA Pistachio Ice Cream
MUA nail polish - Pistachio Ice Cream - £1 here
Hi everyone, hope you're all ok and having a lovely weekend. I wish this rain would go away though! I went to see the lovely Lisa and baby Mollie, who is so cute! I hadn't seen her since she was pregnant so it was a lovely afternoon and we took a trip into Preston to do a little shopping. We didn't really do much though, one of the purchases I bought was this MUA Pistachio Ice Cream nail polish for a bargain £1. The shade is what drew me alongside the very familiar packaging. I'm not complaining though, it looks more expensive than it should be.

Although I've had it only a couple of days I thought I'd give you my first impressions on the polish. In previous experience I've hated MUA nail polishes, especially the one from their £2 range so they had to impress me on this one for me to carry on purchasing the brand! The size of the polish itself is pretty small but since it's only £1 you can't complain too much. You can see the size difference between Essie nail polish and MUA in the second photo too. The brush is quite small as you can imagine in proportion with the bottle but it's easy to work with. The first coat I applied it was very watery/streaky and I was about to throw it in the bin but then I persisted and waited for the coat to dry. After a couple more layers it started to look like it does in the bottle which is a gorgeous mint shade, a tad darker than the bottle looks.

As you can also imagine for £1, chipping is frequent and after a night I only had 2 chips but they were pretty big ones both on the same nail, my index finger on both hands.Since I didn't want to take it all off this morning I hoped I could smooth over it for today at least and it did. It doesn't look obvious either. Finishing off with the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat works wonders too - that stuff is seriously amazing!!

I'll be trying other colours but I have another minty shade to try out soon, Barry M's Gelly polish in Greenberry. Who'd have thought I'd never experimented with green/mint shades before this?! All we need now is a bit of sunshine!

*On another note I'm thinking of expanding into health and fitness updates, would anyone be interested in seeing them?*

What's your favourite nail polish brand? I need to pick up a nail strengthening polish too so any recommendations?

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16 comments:

  1. that is a quite nice shade and overall considering the price it's a bargain, haha I'd like to try their nail polishes now (although I already have about 30 varnishes)
    :)) sometimes mini sizes are better, because you actually HAVE the chance to finish them, whereas if you have too many nail polishes (normal/big sized) most of them will dry out before you've had the chance to get to the middle.

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    1. That's true about them being mini, I've found I waste a lot when they're bigger bottles or they go bad. For £1 it's a huge bargain! :)

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  2. Love this colour - and what a bargain :) xx

    scottishwendy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You can't go wrong with this cheapy nail varnish :)

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  3. I'm loving the new MUA nail varnishes, I think they're great quality. This colour looks gorgeous! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter And Sparkle

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    1. They're much better than their other nail varnishes and for less price too. It's a gorgeous shade, perfect for this sun that keeps making an appearance! x

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  4. I can't believe how much they've ripped Essie off :( although that wont stop me splashing out on one,two or the whole range :D
    xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know, they totally have but the formula doesn't compete. I prefer Essie's brush and quality of nail polish but in my opinion, both last equally as long on my nails x

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  5. Hi Paula,

    Love your post, the colour is so pretty and really similar to Essie's 'Mint Candy Apple'! I'm brand new to the beauty blogging world and really trying to promote my blog. Have a little look if you get a minute! I'm at www.beleza-byems.blogspot.co.uk

    I will enjoy following you,

    Emily x

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    1. Ohh it is, I couldn't remember which shade it's similar to! Aw thanks, I'll be sure to check it out :) x

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  6. Lovely colour, not bad for a £1. Glad you persisted.
    and i'm sure you can guess my answer to health & fitness updates!
    xx

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    1. Hehe, I know! I love reading yours! xx

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  7. Love the blue! My favourite brand has to be OPI Xx

    http://anotherfashionjournal.blogspot.com

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    1. I've actually never tried OPI! Shock horror, I definitely need to though. I love their limited editions. Orlys shades look more up my street! x

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