No 7 colour lock nail enamel 474 bronzeberry by boots
Some fact about boots:
• Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led Health & Beauty retailer.
• 2009 marks the 160th Anniversary of when John Boot, the herbalist, opened his first store in Goose Gate, Nottingham.
• Our products are not tested on animals. Through our unique development facility and the millions of women and men who trust boots, we test all our products on people to ensure each and every product provides the desired results before offering into stores.
• We’ve tested our products on over 200,000 men and women enabling us to assess product performance on different skin types and in different environmental conditions.
• Boots developed Ibuprofen in 1960, which was patented in 1961. Boots was awarded the Queen’s Award for Technical Achievement for the development of the drug in 1987.
• Boots’ first Royal Warrant was granted to Baron Trent, of the Boots Pure Drug Company, on January 1st 1942.Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to companies who’ve regularly supplied products to the Royal Household. They are regarded as a mark of excellence and quality, and are highly prized.
• No 7 the number 1 cosmetics and skin care brand in the UK; 1 in 3 women in the UK have a No7 product in their makeup bag.
At £4.85 for a 15 ml. bottle, they are definitely not the cheapest available. But for me this one was a present from my masi. She buys most of her stuff from boots.
Like most glitter nail polishes, it is basically a clear varnish with minute particles of glitter suspended in it. However, unlike the glitter polishes I have used before, the particles were either too small or too thinly dispersed because even after two coats the sparkle was barely evident.
The bottle assures me that this product is fragrance free, hypoallergenic and conditioning. I’m not sure that a product like nail polish, which smells strongly of…well…nail polish, can legitimately be described as fragrance free but one thing I did notice was that the smell lingers on and on and on, long after the polish has dried. Like with most polishes (or not)
The integral brush with which the enamel is applied is too thick and unwieldy, painting not just my nails but the sides of my fingers and my cuticles too. The overall effect is messy, particularly as the polish takes so long to dry and is thus very prone to smudging.
Pros of no 7 colour lock nail enamel:
• 474 bronze berry is a lovely winter shade.
• It is deep berry like and can be used as a good substitute for striking reds
• For girls who like shimmer in their polish with not overdoing it this is a good option
• The quantity, the bottle is pretty big. Bigger than the usual nail varnishes
• If kept for long this does not dry fast. I have been using this bottle since over 8 months now. I used it in winters.
Cons of no 7 colour lock nail enamel:
• Does not really lock in the colour as it does not dry super fast.
• The colour stayed on as it is for not more than 2 days and started chipping.
• The smell is very paint like. Dislike 🙁
• No 7 are not to be found anywhere apart from boots in England.
• Not a colour which would attract me towards itself.
• Am not too fond of shimmer.
• Chips real soon
• I have tried few other no7 products and this one did not come up to my expectation.