Boots No7 Vail Varnishes - Hot To Trot (here), Damson Dream (here), Totally Teal (here) Vivid Violet (here), Sing the Blues.
Hi Lovely Ladies, Hope you're all okay and having a nice Monday if it's even possible for anyone to have a nice Monday! Today I thought I would share with you some really lovely nail varnishes from Boots No.7 Line. If you read my Feb Favorites Post you might have seen that I included some of these nail varnishes and said that I've been loving them so I thought I would dedicate a whole post to them. I actually got this set of a friend not last Christmas but the Christmas before and these are still going strong & are looking even nicer than ever. Anyway, you may know that No.7 reformulated all of their products and changed the packaging last year but I still managed to find 4 out of the 5 shades on the Boots website and I've linked them above so you can pretty much pick up all of the shades apart from the Dark Blue which I think they have renamed because the shade Thunderstorm that you can find here looks pretty similar to me. Anyway on to the review.
I was really happy to receive this No.7 nail varnish set as a gift from my friend 2 Christmas's ago, I really liked all of the colors within it and I really like the fact that the No.7 Nail Varnishes are a really good quality and I would say that they are some of the best you can pick up on the high street. They have amazing pigmentation and on the false nail swatches I've included above I only needed one coat to get a pretty opaque coverage on my nails I find the same but I think if you picked up a lighter shade then you may need an extra coat. I also find the drying time with these nail varnishes to be pretty impressive, I'm rubbish at waiting for my nails to dry but with these I find that they are pretty quick, not instant drying time but I don't have to sit around for an hour and not move or touch anything with these, i'd say they're pretty much good to go after about 5 minutes which I think is pretty good. I love that these shades have a really nice sheen to them, they're not a matte finish and they're not glittery they just have a really lovely sheen to them and when your nails hit the light it has a lovely iridescent finish which I love. I think the bottles of these are really pretty and sleek as well and they look nice in my makeup collection and I love the names of all the shades as well and I think they're really fun.
Hot to Trot - This name is such a fun one, anyway this is a really lovely Gold colour, to be honest I'm not normally a fan of gold nails and I think they can look a bit unflattering but in actual fact this gold is quite individual I feel like it has almost a olive undertone running through it. I know that sounds really strange but I just think it's a lovely color. I think the reason I really like this shade is that it doesn't have too much copper running through it and it isn't too brassy which means its more flattering and doesn't look so harsh on the nails. I also love the sheen of this color and if you really look at it you can see it has really nice flecks of silver shimmer running through it which I love.
Damson Dream - This is like a deep, dark, almost burgundy red shade, if I showed you my nail varnish collection you would see that I own mostly bright reds and pinks and for some reason those are the colors that I seem to go for when I'm picking up a nail varnish this particular red is quite a lot darker than I would normally go for and I think it's quite a mature red, I just think it's a grown up shade & it has a really nice purple undertone running through it which means that the color is deepened and would look really nice for evening wear if you were going somewhere really special, this is a really individual color I think too.
Totally Teal - I think the name of this color is wrong, for me teal is more blue based and quite bright where as I think this color is a dark, forest green which isn't really that bright or very teal at all. I think this is one of those colors that would look really nice with a tan and would look lovely in the Summer months just because it's a bit darker and it might look a bit out there in the winter and early spring. I think out of all the colors I've shown this is probably the most matte of them all and it doesn't really seem to have any shimmer running through it or even have a sheen, it does look quite shiny on the nails still though.
Vivid Violet - I love this one! If I had to pick one of these varnishes to own it would 100% be this one, it's just such a cool color. I love the name of it for a start but I just think this is one of the nicest bright purples I've ever seen. It has a lot of blue running through it but it's bright and just gorgeous. It looks really nice on the nails but again quite dark so would probably look a bit nicer with a tan or in the summer, or just if you have a darker skin tone than I do. It's got a really lovely purple and silver shimmer running through it but it's barely noticeable you'd really have to get the magnifying glass out to really see it but it adds such a pretty finish too it.
Sing the Blues - This is the deepest but brightest midnight blue nail polish, it's quite dark but also has the brightest which is what I like about it. There are quite a few similar shades to this but i'm still really glad I own it because I find the formulation of the No.7 ones to be pretty damn good. I like that this has a nice sheen and some tiny glitter running through it again and I think this is quite a flattering color for all year round. It just looks really nice on the nails and it's got so much depth. I'm a massive fan of this one too & I wish they still did the exact shade!
Anyway I hope you really enjoyed this review, I found it so fun to write and I would recommend these nail polishes to anyone, these are only £6.00 which is pretty good if you consider the quality and the prices of some of the more expensive brands of polish. I love the formulation, the drying time and the pigmentation of these polishes. Let me know if you've tried any & I'll speak to you all soon! :) xxx