Collection 2000 “Hot Looks” Nail Polish in Button Moon – Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 28 - 2009

The beauty blogosphere is buzzing right now with nail junkies across the UK enjoying Collection 2000’s “Hot Looks” range of polishes.

There are some fab 80s inspired shades and seeing as Button Moon was one of my fav shows as a tot, I had to pick up it’s nail polish counterpart!

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Button Moon is a mint green creme that randomly reminds me of Rennie Soft Chews.  It’s a fun colour and fairly chalky in appearance.  Application wise, it achieves opacity in one coat, but needs two coats to even out the streakiness it suffers thanks to it’s pretty crappy brush.

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The “Hot Looks” range claims to be fast drying, a claim I would take slight issue with.  Yes, the surface doesn’t stay tacky for very long at all… but the risk of smudging remains for a good half hour after application – not one to apply 15 minutes before bed unless you want lovely imprints from your bed sheets on your tips!

The picture shows the streaking fairly well, but I believe the culprit of this is the brush rather than the formula, so can easily be remedied by using another brush instead.  I should also note that the picture was taken without a top coat applied.

At £1.75 a bottle (they come in a super fab mini 8ml size) and despite the faults I’ve noted, I still think the range is a bit of a steal – ideal for trying out some funky colours.  They’re also currently on offer in Superdrug at the moment (2 for £2.99) – get ’em while they’re hot!  *snigger* Hot, “Hot Looks”, gerrit?

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8 Responses to “Collection 2000 “Hot Looks” Nail Polish in Button Moon – Review”

  1. VexInTheCity says:

    That shade is nice. I only have the black on e as the whole shelf was BARE when I was i Boots last Monday! Gonna check Superdrug tomorrow to see what the other shades are like.

  2. mizzworthy says:

    Mnaged to snag me a couple of these today – the purple one and a lavender blue one… can’t remember the names, but expect NOTD posts lol!

  3. Hi Yinka, It’s such a fun shade, hope you Superdrug has them in stock for your visit!

  4. Hi Jen, I really liked the cornflower blue one and was sorely tempted – looking forward to the NOTD posts!

  5. whyiheartyou says:

    I got three colours – the grey, the orange and the yellow. all very nice, though the yellow looks a bit funny on fingernails and it goes on very thick, but still all lovely

  6. Dottie K says:

    I totally bought this in your blog sale. Haven’t gotten around to trying it yet though. I love the colour on your nails! Maybe a base coat would help? I noticed when using my George polishes that they came out better with less streaking on top of a basecoat :) xox

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