|Top Right - 2 coats MUA Pistachio Ice Cream + 1 coat Sally Hansen Insta-Dri|
|Similarities in packaging?? Also see the size difference|
|MUA nail polish - Pistachio Ice Cream - £1 here|
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?