Superdrug MUA Nail Polish NOTD – Shade 1

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 23 - 2010

Shade 1…. catchy…

Naming them must have ran the risk of breaking the budget for this new £1 line of makeup from Superdrug

Ok, enough sarcasm…

Shade 1 is a blackened blue.  The best way to describe it is opalescent… a darker-than-navy base with royal blue glitter particles.  The glitter isn’t chunky and a top coat isn’t necessary to smooth the finish.  I had to go and stand in direct sunlight to capture the sparkles for the photo which is why you can see my conservatory roof reflected in my tips!

For a £1 polish it’s a good looking finish.  Formula isn’t the best… it dragged at the cuticles and if I look carefully there’s still a couple of streaks visible after two coats.  However, it’s not horribly gloopy or difficult to actually paint with which is an irritation I often experience with high street polishes.  Yes, I’m a nail polish snob I know (bar Asda!) *hangs head*

Ohh that’s a good comparison actually…. I’ve tried two from the MUA line so far and quality isn’t as good as the George formula.  The MUA polishes that I’ve tried have a denser, thicker formula, but they are fairly quick-drying.

Tip wear is a little worse than average, not by too much though and I haven’t experienced any chipping after 2 days, so I’m very pleased with that.

I think I’ve covered most things… for a £1, you know you’re not gonna get OPI quality… but I think this is a stonking shade and if you like your blues, definitely check it out next time you’re passing Superdrug!  Alternatively, the entire range is now available to purchase from the website.

Do you like it?

13 Responses to “Superdrug MUA Nail Polish NOTD – Shade 1”

  1. Louise says:

    I got my MUA order today but that looks really pretty can’t wait to try the colours I got

  2. Kim says:

    That looks gorgeous!! Bet it’s a bugger to remove though. Keep us informed :) xox

  3. Hi Kim, I shouldn’t have called it a glitter…. it’s not got acual glitter bits in it… it’s just MEGA shimmery so it looks glittery! x

  4. That looks lovely. I’m really intrigued by this bright purple MUA eyeshadow I saw on the MUA/disconned GOSH stand in my almost-local store, but because it’s in a half-sphere clear glass tree thing rather than on a counter there are no testers.

  5. Shifa says:

    its a stunning color gurlie!

  6. liloo says:

    it’s pretty awesome for £1!!!

  7. Jacie says:

    This looks just like Illamasqua’s Phallic – how beautiful!

  8. It looks super cool! Wish I could get it here in California.

  9. Rae says:


    Definitely just died a little.


  10. Joyce says:

    wow love the blue glitter!!!

  11. What a gorgeous colour ( I seriously need some knew words for gorgeous).

    I’m with you on the Nail Varnish snob thing so would have been less than tempted to order this on line….but it does look very attractive and nothing wears longer than 24hrs on me anyway. x

  12. What a pretty colour :) love my blackened shades (as long as they dont blatantly look black, haha)

  13. Lillian says:

    Oooh it looks so pretty and for only £1 you really can’t go wrong. But sadly they don’t have it in my local Superdrug yet. I need to go to a bigger one in town.

Leave a Reply


The Lipstick League - Week of 29.04.13

Question of the Week – When it comes to lipstick, what’s your go-to finish (shimmer, creme, satin, matte, etc.) and why are you drawn to …

Christmas is a-coming!

Hallo to my old readers, new readers, followers, passers by and those just in it for the goodies! Hope you’re enjoying the run up to …

Silky Skin? LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

I’m not a body lotion type person but I have about four bottles open, each at various stages of emptiness… I slather them on and …

HD Brows Baby!

This is a wordy one, consider yourselves pre-warned! I spent last Thursday evening in a mild state of panic at the thought of what I …

Jemma Kidd Pro Lip Perfector

Multi-use products often don’t provide the results that they claim.  The innovation is there, but the performance generally isn’t. Not so with Jemma Kidd Pro …

Rituals Sunglow Peach: Cheek & Eye Glow

Rituals Sunglow Cheek & Eye Glow in Peach is a multi-tasking palette filled with some truly lovely warm-toned shades that work well even on my …

It's not for your pancakes!

Every year I do it.  I forget Pancake Day, or to give it it’s biblical name… Jif Lemon Day. (Tuesday 16th February incase you were …

Painting the town...

…Strawberry! I was sent an Arbonne lipstick in shade, Strawberry (£16).  It’s an “almost red” that would suit ladies who fear a completely bold red …

Lipglossiping New Year Giveaway – Day 7

Worth nearly £30, I’ve got three MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadows for one lucky soul to win today! MyFace Blingtone Single Eye Shadow are ultra-modern, show-stopping eye …

Sue Moxley – Famous

I picked these Sue Moxley Famous bits up in Superdrug sometime this Summer, I’ve forgotten exactly when – sorry! The eyeshadows were on offer because …


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads