Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nails Of The Day - Primark PS Gel Effect Nail Polish

There are lots of things that annoy me as a blogger, but probably my biggest bugbear at the moment is brands who don't give their shades or colours names. Numbering shades is bad enough but how hard can it honestly be to give your colours a name even if it's something as simple as Red or Blue! This nail polish is a case in point,  some of the other polishes in the Primark PS Gel Effect Nail Polish  range have names but unfortunately this one doesn't.

Despite it's lack of a name, this polish really is a beauty. I'm totally obsessed with blue and lilac nail polish shades and this one falls slap bang in the middle. It's a lilacy, blue, periwinkle, almost forget me not shade and I love it.

These gel polishes are packaged in a chunky square bottle that reminds me a lot of the new style Nails Inc colours and treatments. It has a chunky lid which is quite hard to paint with but like both the Chanel and Nails Inc bottles you can pull off the outer lid, revealing a textured, easy to grip handle.

The brush inside is super wide and surprising good quality. It's really easy to paint with, and since I have quite thin nails I managed to paint most of them with just the one swipe. The polish itself is quite thick so the coverage is decent but as per usual I've painted on two coats here so you can see the full depth of colour. The polish is pretty self levelling though and it dries pretty quickly leaving a super glossy finish.

What surprised me most about this polish though was the wear time, I managed nearly a weeks wear with only minor touch ups, and 1 coat of top coat. For just £1.50 for a 10ml bottle, I think this polish  is well worth the money; the quality was superb and I love the colour, I just wish it had a name! Does it bother you when shades aren't named? Let me know your thoughts and I'd love to know what you think about this colour x


  1. Oh wow I love this colour! I've never considered Primark before for Nail Vsrnish but think I'll be purchasing this one! I think it should have a name I'm in total agreement with it. I like your description of periwinkle so I'm going to pinch it and call it that :-)

    1. Thanks Gemma x Their beauty range is pretty decent actually x I picked another shade up yesterday and that one doesn't have a name either grrr - yet the black one is called liquorice no consistency lol


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