Thursday, May 10, 2012

Collection Hot Looks Fast Dry Nail Polish

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Collection (2000)* Hot Looks Fast Dry Nail Polish 8ml - £1.79 at Boots / shade 48 Candy Floss (a pastel pink) and 49 Angel Wings (a light grey similar to the Rococo polish worn by Lily in this post on llymlrs.

If there is one thing I could never be tempted into spending more than I have to on, it would have to be nail varnish. Never have I paid more than five quid on a polish that I will no doubt be picking off within 24 hours of having it slapped onto my short nails. Admittedly, I do own a few Nails Inc. polishes which I do feel extremely posh using, but I got those free with Glamour magazine. As much as I enjoy the totally unnecessary colour names by O.P.I. I have never added one to my ‘must buy this before I die’ list. If I literally had money to s**t on then I would more than likely buy some posh polishes, but I don’t and so I stick to Collection, Rimmel and Models Own to accessorize my finger nails.

I get sucked in by cheating advertising schemes and good product reviews when it comes to foundation, perfume, skincare, heck even toners! But I always find that the cheap polishes do what I need them to – stay shiny for a few hours whilst I’m out, and then gradually chip away whilst I forget that I even put it on. It is one area of beauty I am not too bothered by; I do love ooh-ing and ahh-ing at nail art sites, like Wah Nails, but as long as my nails are short, neat and clean then I do not mind what fancy brand or shade they are. At the end of the day, no one’s really going to notice if I have Chanel or Dior on my nails are they? – are they?

I’ve got a few of these Collection Hot Looks polishes, they’re really small and cute and are only £1.79 so if I urgently need a colour that I don’t have, I just pick up one of these. If I want to treat myself, I go for Models Own or the Rimmel polishes. I’d love to have some Wah Nails nail art done on my nails if I ever visit London again, but this would be a serious well-earned treat in my eyes! Maybe one day –when I get a real world job- I will be buying O.P.I. and Nails Inc left right and centre, but for now, I have a five pounds limit on treating my nails. What polishes do you use? Am I being totally naive? Do the higher brand polishes actually have staying power of more than a couple of days?

 

P.S. I’m sorry about the bad quality images, I didn’t realise at the time that the top image is slightly blurred.

*I bought these polishes whilst Collection was still Collection 2000, I hear that they are now rebranding themselves as Collection.

30 comments:

  1. these are such a bargain, i wear the pink one all the time! Following your blog - love it! x

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    1. Aw thanks sweety :) Yeah I always mix and match with the baby pink! love it xxx

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  2. I love these Collection nail polish although I didn't realise how quickly they dried and how quickly I had to apply it to get perfect nails ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. They do a little gunky, I always have loadsss of the brush so it doesn't clump! But I tend to do that with all my polishes except the Rimmel ones really!xxx

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  3. Such pretty colours! I am exactly the same with nail polishes, I don't think I would ever buy pricey ones unless maybe I was rich! Barry M, Rimmel etc still have amazing colours and the quality is pretty good. I change my nails too much for lasting power to matter anyway! x
    http://b-j-s-t.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I just can't resist picking it off! Id be devastated if I spent more than a tenna on a polish then went and picked it off haha xxx

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  4. I really love these nail polishes! These are such a bargain!

    xoxo, Laura
    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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    1. Here here! I almost bought more today :/ whoops!xxx

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  5. love the way you write! hahaha made me laugh 'if i had money to s**t on' hahaha! btw, i did a review on this candy floss shade just today *high five* !! :))

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  6. really want to try out one of these nail varnishes, can't go wrong for that price I guess!

    x

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    1. You could buy one for every nail :P xxx

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  7. oh man I LOVE that grey color...beautiful!

    --Izumi
    HYBRID HUNTER

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    1. It looks gorgeous with a silver glitter over the top!xxx

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  8. Generally speaking, no, they're no better. You might get a day or so more wear. You'd be best off investing in a good base and top coat if you decided to splurge - that'll prolongue the cheaper polish's life

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    1. Ahh yeah I have a top coat that I use as both ATM but I think I might buy a base coat and see if it makes any difference xxx

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  9. Great post sweetie I really want to try these polishes :)

    xx

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  10. i have the grey one and its quite surprising how good colection2000 polish is!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  11. You know, I've never tried any of their polishes but I have seen some great reviews lately. Might give them a go! xo

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    1. The Hot Looks range have more 'on-trend' colours compared to their normal line I find. I've got the candy floss one on today :)xxx

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  12. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I am following you now,under name Lilie Marlen,but I don't use any photos so I will be last one on your follower list.I will be honored if you come visit my blog and follow it if you like it Have a nice day
    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw thankyou so much lovely! :) I'll definitely pop by :) xxx

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  13. I'm the same! I have that many if that by the time I get round to using half of them they're all dried up or clumpy and gooey... definetley not wasting a tenner!

    Emma
    www.emschwardrobe.blogspot.com
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  14. Hy beautiful! Love your post! what do u say about following each other?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  15. I had some of these polishes before and after I left them for around a month without using them one dried up and the other separated! Still amazing colours though x

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  16. Nice!
    i follow you on bloglovin,
    follow me back? xx

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  17. I'm a fan of these! I've got one in a lovely lavender colour, they're cheap as chips but do the job for me :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  18. I must try these out! I change my nails every other day, and I never get through a whole bottle so the mini sizes sound great and they're so bargainous. xxx

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