Friday, 14 June 2013

Back for Good! and a nail polish review by Clinique!

With that title, I feel like I'm going to break out into singing Take That! Anyway, university is over for the first year and I am back and raring to go! I have so many posts lined up for you all :)

Firstly, if you don't know.. google reader is disappearing very soon, so would be great if you could follow my blog via bloglovin'...either by following this link or the button on the right hand side of my blog >>>> Thanks!

Secondly, I don't know if you remember me telling you, but a few weeks ago when I popped into my local Clinique in Boots to get some new foundation, they asked if I'd like to try their new nail varnish range next time I was in. I have always been a big fan of Clinique since I went the very first time to try on some makeup with my mum. So when I heard this, I had to take a step back in case I'd misheard... Clinique and Nail Varnish?! What could be better?

Their press material states that 'people touch their eyes on average 200 times a day, and that sensitive skin and eyes can react to the chemicals in polish. Cliniques response to this is the result of three years of research and three of product development resulting in the ‘Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin’ range.'

When I first got to Clinique, I was asked to choose which colour I wanted painting onto my nails. Admittedly, they don't have as many colours as other brands but I was certainly not disappointed with the range! I thought being a premium brand, they would have more of the reds, deep purples, more office colours but was pleasantly surprised to see that there were a range of colours for all generations.

Volume 9ml
Cost £12.00
Availability Exclusively online at from April 25th, nationwide at Clinique counters as of May 31st

I went with 'Juiced Up' as I wanted something summery as this was when we were having the warm weather! The assistant popped on a base coat, and once the colour I had chosen was dry, also a top coat to prolong the wear of the polish.

Design wise, I love the bottles. They are cute and the right size to fit into your handbag in a nice little box, BUT, and a big but for me, being a student they are very small for the price of £12 in my opinion. I am pleased with the range of colours, although on the website, it states that the colours in the second photo are a limited edition 2013 collection, so perhaps they may bring out new seasonal products.

As for the actual polish, colour and durability, I was really pleased how nicely it looked even just with one coat. The lady did advise that some polishes need two coats which I have also heard. 

Day One (No idea why the photos have stretched...sorry about that - I dont actually have fat fingers!!!)

Day Two (or skinny fingers like that!)
Unfortunately, as I was tidying up the house to leave uni, the polish seemed to chip very quickly..which I was disappointed with and after three days and some washing up done, I had to take it off as it looked a state. Perhaps next time I can see what it'd be like on a non-housework week!

Overall, I am pleased with this range and feel they are largely work appropriate, but as I don't have sensitive skin, I think I'll be sticking with my cheaper budget polish. For a premium brand however, and it being a help for sensitive skin, I can understand why people would pay it.. perhaps I'll save up my Boots points!

Have you tried any of them? What did you think?