NOTD(s) – Courtesy of George @ Asda

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 14 - 2009

Would an aspiring makeup snob venture into Asda on a Friday night on the hunt for a grey polish she saw whilst doing last weeks food shop? I think not… I’m slipping.

However, I’m pleased I did – because I’ve found a little gem!


This is a lovely pale grey aptly named “Raincloud” that is perhaps just a ‘teeny’ bit blue toned.  Application isn’t the smoothest, it dries VERY quickly… even as you’re applying.  I’d recommend not trying to be too precise with this.  Get a big blob on the brush and attempt to cover the nail in 3/4 strokes max, any more strokes than this and the polish will start dragging.  However, for some strange reason… the formula is *really* forgiving… many times I applied this unevenly and the formula seems to even itself out across the nail.  I also didn’t experience any bubbling as it dried which is a common problem for me with thicker polishes.

Drying time (as I said) is very quick – the above shows 3 coats, and I reckon I had the full manicure done and dry in about 25 minutes.  The finish is high gloss and I’ve had tons of positive comments about the shade.

I wore this mani up to London on Saturday for the Aussie Event and whilst in Space NK both SA’s were coo-ing over my hands… I couldn’t quite tell if they were horrified or delighted when I told them where I’d bought the polish.

The polishes are currently on offer at £1 for a 5ml bottle in Asda… yep, £1.

Here’s my other bargain purchase (picture taken with flash).. I don’t like this one so much, it’s more chalky and could have done with a top coat, but still a great buy if you like blues!


15 Responses to “NOTD(s) – Courtesy of George @ Asda”

  1. Rhamnousia says:

    I feel robbed! I bought this polish for a quid a few weeks ago now and have had a blog post in “draft” format saved since the day I bought it.

    I swatched it on my nail (where else?) and just like you was surprised at how fast it dried, it stays chip resistant too. I left it on my nail and the nail has been growing itself, yay for some self control.

  2. Awww sorry chick!! I know how you feel, Rowena’s just done a fab review on the roll’on foundie – I thought I was the only one stoopid enough to buy it! ha!

    I forgot to mention how long it lasts without chips didn’t I?

    What shades did you pick up? I’m tempted to get some more, there were some quite nice looking brights too, but I’m on a grey kick!

  3. Kae says:

    Oooh those are very pretty 😀

  4. Rhamnousia says:

    I shall forgive you this time seeing as I won that contest an’ all.

    I saw her review on it :)

    I was amazed at the chip resistent-ness of it, it’s still fully on my nail now and I see the growth (yay!)

    Isn’t it funny that we both picked up the exact same colour? I was inpsired by some of your NOTD’s to pick it up. I got only the one colour but will be getting some more soon, I quite fancy the darkish purple they had and some of the brights.

  5. tackyblueeyeshadow says:

    I love that grey! I’ll have to pick it up next time I’m there! :) x

  6. Love the grey shade- and I am very jealous of your perfect looking nails. I always want to take pics and include them on my blog, but my cuticles are shameful so wouldn’t dare…!

  7. BeautyBitch says:

    GORGEOUS in every way: the colour, your application skills, your perfect nails and the price! I must admit I’ve never looked at polish shades at Asda, but I’m no snob when it comes to make-up and colour so I shall definitely check both shades out.

  8. rijaH says:

    Both colours are so lovely :)

  9. Eliza says:

    I blogged about the couple that I have. I have a bright yellow and the dark gray. Great for the price. Not hugely long lasting but still good. Loving the colours you have.


  10. @Kae – They’re pretty good for the price!

    @Rhamnousia – I’m on my 5th day now with one little nick which happened when I bashed the nail. Let me know what you think of the other colours – I want more!

    @Tackyblueeyshadow – You should! Thanks for the tag, working my way round to it – much appreciated lovely xxx

    @BeautyJunkieLondon – Aww you should! I swear by those cuticle nipper things… not they’re not nippers.. little v-shaped bladey things that take off the excess. Don’t know what they’re called. That, and Lush’s Lemony Flutter.

  11. @BeautyBitch – I’m so stoked you commented on my blog LOL I found you aaages ago and loved reading your posts… then you stopped posting… then next time I checked, there were loads more 😀 Thank you for your sweet comments (and keep blogging albeit sporadically!!)

  12. @rijaH – if u ever want a CP, let me know :)

    @Eliza – *looks* Wow that yellow is bright!

  13. […] it went on smoothly and looks fantastic.  However Charlotte does a far better job of illustrating Raincloud than my rubbish effort and her nails are gorgeous too (I’m so envious!)  Please excuse any […]

  14. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much for this tip. Off to ASDA next week I go!!

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