MyFace Cosmetics Lil’ Bling – The unkindest of nail polishes

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 15 - 2011

When these polishes were first released, I saw so many positive reviews online and the thing that spoke to me more strongly than the words accompanying them, were the pictures.  I was reading all this good stuff about how amazing they were and all I kept thinking was “but your nails look really bad”.

Case in point…

MyFace Cosmetics Lil’ Bling* nail polish in Pink Champagne is an uber-metallic, high shine polish which benefits from a quick drying time and an opaque finish.  Despite such a pale colour, I was done in two swift coats.  On my hardy nails, wear was average with tip wear setting in on the 3rd day and no chips.

All good things from a high street nail polish that costs less than £6.00.

But the problem is, there just ain’t no denying that it makes my reasonably un-ridged nails look like McCoy’s Man Crisps.

On ridged nails (or my toenails) this could get a whole lot uglier.

MyFace Cosmetics Lil’ Bling polishes (£5.99) come in 16 different shades and are available online at MyFace Cosmetics or instore at Boots.

Do you have any polishes that are awesome in nearly every way bar the most important?


P.S. see my perpetually peeling index fingernail?  Anyone got any awesome ideas to solve that problem?

* press sample

14 Responses to “MyFace Cosmetics Lil’ Bling – The unkindest of nail polishes”

  1. Tee Dee says:

    That’s a shame, I’ve seen these everytime I go in boots. The bottle sizes are good too. Maybe they could be a good stamping polish?

  2. Zoe says:

    re the peeling nail Trind Nail Repair has literally saved my nails. I buy mine from the Garden Pharmacy online- but i’m sure there is probably somewhere cheaper. I’ve gone from all peeling nails to nails that look like acrylics. LOVE it, no idea what I did before it!

  3. Meeta says:

    Your nails don’t look so bad, I’m more like ‘I love that colour!’. Unfortunately I can’t use a base coat with these as the finish goes funny otherwise I would have suggested a ridge-filling one. Maybe give them a good buff or falsies? I really like the Zoom Nail Food that HellCandy makeup once blogged about to help with nail health.

  4. Kathrine says:

    Wow that’s a bad polish…bad, bad, Leroy Brown. It looks like Barbie was sick on them.

    Shall I stop now?

    I don’t like it.

    Have I made that clear?

    Alrighty then.

  5. Anitacska says:

    Eh, won’t buy this then. Peeling nails are such a bummer, all mine are peeling like crazy. :( I’ve been taking supplements, using base coats, nothing helps. One idea is gently filing the surface of your nails so that the peeling bits sort of blend in with the other bits and that also helps stop the peeling or slow down at least.

  6. Nargis says:

    My index nail always peels and cracks. Filling and buffing with a 4 way block helps tiny bit

  7. Laura says:

    That’s a bummer, nothing worse than seeing you polish not perfect and highlighting the wrong.

    A ridge filler would help, but it just add’s on more time to the process.

    You should solar oil day and night for you nails =).

  8. Leah says:

    That polish reminds me of the kind of stuff I used to love wearing in the late 80s/early 90s, alongside my electric blue mascara *cough crimes of fashion cough*

  9. Trisha says:

    Oh no! This is sad for sure. I hate when nail polish creates those ridges. Yuck.

  10. Sylvie says:

    I have a couple of nail polishes like this, they drive me crazy! My nails split and peel no matter what I do, but I tend to use a strengthening nail polish treatment as a base coat and I like to think that helps xxx

  11. kelly says:

    I have similar polishes that I used to use, they were Avon ones and had the same finish and they did the same to my nails and they are not ridged. Drove me mad, which is a shame as I love them, might try the Sally Hansen ones though.
    But like Meeta says these are useless with a base coat!

  12. liloo says:

    first off: ‘my reasonably un-ridged nails look like McCoy’s Man Crisp’ –> hahahahahahahaahahah

    I bought the gilty one (gold) on recommendation from 2 people on twitter. Bought it (it was only a fiver) wore it once, threw it away after that. too m e t a l l i c y. could have tried to flog it on blog sale but I didn’t think i could inflict that on anyone really. i thought i could use it up on my toe nails, it was better but nah uh. it had to meet the bin. xx

  13. LOL @ “all I kept thinking was “but your nails look really bad” — I’m glad I’m not the only one who does that, especially with posts that basically read like infomercials 😛

    This polish reminds me when I was obsessed with chrome and metallic nail polish as a tween. Looking back my nails were ridge city, but I looooooved those shades at the time. ;]

  14. Vonvon says:

    Very sweet and pretty pink Colour. I know what you mean by the ridges on the nails. I think metallic finish polishes tend to do that.

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