£10.50 for 15ml (full size) // Mini size shown
When I first received both this colour and a bronze in my July Jolie Box, which are part of 'The Medal Collection' from Nailgirls, I was originally disappointed as they didn't seem like the typical colours I would pick up myself and were by a brand I had never heard of. However, I was proved wrong when I tried the gold (I am yet to try the bronze) and was really pleasantly surprised. That is the beauty of beauty boxes (pardon the pun) - you can discover some great brands that you would otherwise never have crossed your beauty radar.
The gold is a beautiful metallic foil shade and nothing like the other colours I have in my ever expanding collection. It would be perfect for all times of the year, whether in the summer to accent a tan or for a Christmas party. With just one coat I had a perfect opaque gold layer which dried almost instantly but I applied 2 coats out of habit. I liked the brush as it was large enough to cover my nails in one sweep, and together with the fast drying time this nail varnish makes light work of a manicure, something that can often take me ages. It also lasted a good few days before tip wear and considering I was doing washing up and other household chores I thought this was pretty good. The little trial size of these varnishes make them perfect for holiday so I will definitely be packing them next time I jet off, although I'm not a fan of the actual bottle because I think it looks a bit cheap therefore giving the wrong impression of a great product.
All Nailgirl varnishes are free from nasties that can be found in other salon formulas such as formaldehyde and from reading up about the brand they seem to actually care about the state of your nails unlike some of the quick walk in nailbars which use electric files etc which really harm your nails and nailbeds. Nailgirls are a British brand and have a walk in salon in Islington and also blend their own colours to suit the cat walk trends each season.
Overall I was really impressed with the quality and would pay full price for the original size. This nail varnish in particular was good quality and I'm looking forward to trying the bronze.
Have you tried any polishes from this brand? xxx