Glossy nails that last all week with a sparkly topcoat

I picked up a bargain pot of nail varnish from BeautyUK – which is the cheapy range in Superdrug with everything priced at £1.99 or 3 for £5. I picked up this dusky purple shade called ‘Lilac Girl No 35’ for a low-cost beauty treat. I’d recently manicured my nails much shorter than usual and I think that darker and brighter colours look best on shorter nails, so I popped on 2 coats of this polish and was surprised to find that it’s pretty good quality – quick-drying and ultra glossy with a strong colour pigment. I didn’t even need a clear topcoat on my nails to get a mirror-shine gloss. The shade is a cross between a denim blue and a deep cool purples.

              After a couple of days of wear the polish was becoming less glossy so I added a topcoat of sparkly turquoise glitter to prolong the wearability of the nail varnish and to funk it up for an evening look. I like the contrast between the colours, and my nails now look like a 70s disco!


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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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