Its another Nail of the Day for you today with something perfect for Spring/Summer 2013, MUA Pistachio Ice Cream Nail Polish (Makeup Academy).
I admit I am a nail varnish fiend! I have a ridiculous collection and its probably the biggest beauty item I buy, call it an obsession if you like. I can go anywhere without picking up one if I like the colour. Its nearly always about the colour and less the brand who’s stocking it!
MUA Makeup Academy have a great range of polishes that cost £1. Yes, they aren’t the best of the best and I wouldn’t expect long wearing capability with them. However, if you do apply your own top coat or do a UV top coat finish on them they will last a lot longer. For £1 though I don’t think you can complain at all.
What drew me to this shade was that it reminded me of a paler take on Essie’s Navigate Her (Post and swatch here) which is a shade I adore. I always wanted something a little subtler and if I’m honest I think I’ve found it with MUA Pistachio Ice Cream Nail Polish.
MUA Pistachio Ice Cream Nail Polish is a gloss finish polish which I find requires 2 coats (3 if you are being a bit stingy with the varnish). It goes on really easily and I find drying time is about average (2 minutes or so for first coat, 5-8 minutes for second – depending on thickness obviously).
As for lasting time MUA Pistachio Ice Cream Nail Polish goes a couple of days or so without chips and no top coat. Obviously if you add a top coat you will get a lot more wear out of it. As I said before, its only cheap so I don’t expect too much. Saying that though, I still think MUA nail polishes are extremely good value for money!
Will you be investing in some MUA Pistachio Ice Cream Nail Polish? What’s your favourite shade?
Lots of Love,