Here I am, typing away with my freshly painted 'Lush Lilac' MUA nail polish - for the bargain price of just one pound - yep, that's right, just one pound! Usually if I were to write a review on a nail polish, I wouldn't have an awful lot to say other than it's nice, I like it, go buy it - but I have a tad more information that I would love to share, so here goes a review of MUA's new polishes. I recently featured these three polishes in my 'Superdrug Haul'. I had never tried a MUA product before, let alone their nail polishes, but when I realised they were only £1, I stocked up on three different shades. I think that's actually pretty good going for me - I was tempted to buy the lot! The three shades I picked up are 'Lush Lilac', 'Pistachio Ice Cream' and 'Bold Blue'. In a nutshell, two out of three I loved, one out of three I hated. First up, possibly the main selling point that caught my attention - you cant ignore the fact that these cute little bottles are a pure dupe of Essie's, can you? However, that little marketing trick actually lured me into buying them more than I would have if they were a different design - funny how it works eh?
First up, I'll start with the negative of a polish I just couldn't stand - 'Bold Blue' a bright blue shade which I thought I would love. Don't get me wrong, it's not the shade that I don't love - it's the formula. So, how can I love the other two polishes but hate the formula of this polish? Maybe I just had a dodgy bottle - but the polish was ridiculously watery, I applied around four coats and it still wasn't getting me anywhere. In my frustration, I scrubbed it off and decided to try out 'Lush Lilac' instead. Ah, the perfect pastel shade for spring - a lilac with hints of pink - the photo doesn't do it justice, it really is beautiful! I applied two to three coats of this polish and I am also really impressed with the drying time of the polishes- they pretty much dry straight away! Lastly is my ultimate favourite - 'Pistachio Ice Cream' which is another pastel shade of mint green. I only needed to apply two coats for this polish and it certainly makes my nails stand out. As for the staying power of the polishes - top marks for a £1 nail polish. The colour lasted at least three days before any chips began to show - I have used higher end polishes which chip the next morning!
Overall, apart from my bad experience with 'Bold Blue', I would really recommend you checking out MUA's range of nail polishes which you can view here. I'll definitely be popping back to try out some new shades.
Have you tried a MUA nail polish? x