How funky are these ?! You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I shared a blogpost with you (here) entitled "Spend v Splurge", showing you Asda's new spring/summer range of budget-friendly make up and comparing them to the almost identical big brands with the equally big price tags.
When we were offered the chance to review some of the range, we opted for the nail varnishes. I love the way nail varnish can add the finishing touch to a look, make you smile every time you see your fingers and toes and really glam up a new pair of sandals. I also love the way just a few minutes applying varnish can look good for several days or even weeks if you reapply it when necessary.
Juliette wanted to try out the sparkly glitter nail varnishes, choosing to alternate the green and purple colours on her fingers. When I started applying it, the first coat was disappointing as it looks like clear nail varnish with a few bits of glitter sprinkled in. I applied a second coat quite thickly and this sorted it all out though, giving a deeper colour and pretty good coverage. As you can see from the photo above, there are a few white bits - they're not chips, they're places where there is no glitter. These can easily be filled in though and you should remember that this is being modelled by a squirmy seven-year-old, which probably doesn't help. The glitter nail varnishes only cost £2.75 and come in a variety of colours, including Raspberry Ripple and Aquarium that you can see here. At that price, you can even let your daughters have some as a special grown-up treat for the summer holidays.
Sophie opted for George’s Molten Metal Nail Vanish in a colour called Spaceman, which is a cheaper version of the very similar Essie equivalent. This goes on smoothly and just one coat gives great coverage. Tweens and teens will love the glam silver shine but it's equally appealing to grown ups - in fact I've just put some on my toe nails. This will be perfect for getting my tootsies out in my strappy sandals and flip flops if the sunshine continues ! It only costs £2.75 which is amazing value.I'm hoping it will stop Sophie biting her nails too !
We also received a lovely pink varnish in a shade called Singapore Sling. Sophie put this on her toenails and one coat gave great coverage and a lovely deep colour. She also remarked that it dried really quickly which makes sense as I later discovered that this is a special Quick Dry Nail Varnish. I've just checked the price and this costs a whole £1.75 !
At these prices, it's definitely time to give your nail varnish bag an overhaul for the summer season !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : from £1.75 - £2.75
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Disclosure : I received a selection of George at Asda nail varnishes in order to write an honest review.
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