Beauty UK: The Gemstone Nail Polish Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 27 - 2012
Halloween-mad Liloo is passionate about makeup and its effectiveness at allowing people to feel more confident.  The following article is a guest submission, you can read more of Liloo’s writing at Le Petit Jardin de Liloo. [br] [br]

 

To complement the recent release of their Foils Collection, BeautyUK have launched The Gemstone Collection*, a stunning selection of six pastel polish shades with a difference: a smooth and glittery finish.

If you’re new to the brand, Beauty UK is a British brand of affordable makeup, mainly sold in Superdrug but usually shoved at the back of the shop.  Why is this so?  I really don’t know.  A crying shame for the brand in my opinion, as their nail polishes offer impressive coverage in a minimal amount of coats and are a doddle to apply.  The new Gemstone polishes are no exception to the rule.  In honour of the semi-precious stones where BeautyUK took their inspiration, the Gemstone Posh Polishes are donning a fancy cap for the occasion, reminiscent of Nails Inc. polishes but at a much more budget friendly price of £3.49 each.

They say: Inspired by precious gemstones, these metallized pastels combine subtle hues with a light shimmer and superb coverage to bring a touch of class to any look.  Treat yourself to a bit of posh in any of the six shades – Amethyst (lilac), Sunstone (blush), Topaz (taupe), Silmaril (gold), Elfstone (green) and Moonstone (blue).

The brunette in me had to try the amethyst shade first as I like to think that purple shades really make my brown eyes stand out.

Application for the gemstone polishes was even easier than normal thanks to their forgiving pastel nature. I was able to apply my polish even more sloppily than normal without feeling too self conscious.  All my photos show two coats but I could have gotten away with one.  Drying time was a little slower than usual, but nothing as slow as Boots No.7 Sultry Sands and Golden Palms which have to be the slowest-to-dry polishes known to mankind.

These are Moonstone and Elfstone:

At first glance, the golden shades Silmaril, Topaz and Sandstone will look very similar in their bottles. Wear them all on one hand on a bright sunny day and you’ll be able to marvel at their subtle nuances.

Don’t ask me to choose a favourite. At the beginning, my heart was set amethyst, but looking at the photos again, I just want to wear topaz and sunstone as the same time, in a muted ‘ombre’ kind of manicure.

If you’re fussy about your polishes and want something ultra wearable, subtle but eye catching simultaneously, shimmery/glittery but without the removal nightmare of traditional glitter polishes, pastel shades evocative of the Spring season, *and* inexpensive, the gemstone collection might just well be for you.

*Disclosure: Polishes were sent for review purposes [br]

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11 Responses to “Beauty UK: The Gemstone Nail Polish Collection”

  1. Lily says:

    I saw these in store and thought they’d be frost so passed, but ‘Amethyst’ and ‘Sunstone’ look gorgeous.

  2. Hollie says:

    Amethyst and Topaz look beautiful x

  3. sahar says:

    simiril and elfstone are so pretty

  4. Sydney says:

    There is not a single one of those polishes that I don’t like.
    And at such a bargain price – I can get away with getting a few guilt free!

  5. Leah says:

    Oooeee, I want them all. Lovely nails too! x

  6. Moonstone and elfstone shades are fabulous! x

  7. Tracey Mc says:

    Well I have Amethyst and Elfstone but really need to get Moonstone and Topaz. Silmaril and Sunstone are nice but don’t grab me as much. That said I can’t be cruel and leave them behind, they may get a complex :)

  8. I will cry if I do not have Moonstone in my possession almost immediately. :-) x

  9. Emily says:

    Might have to get Silmaril just because of the name…

  10. […] Just quickly want to mention that these photos are from Easter, the day before I did my Easter Egg nail art this was the base colour. Sorry for using ancient photos but this polish is definitely pretty enough to deserve a review of its own before I forget about it! I first saw this thanks to the lovely Liloo who reviewed it in a guest post over on Lipglossiping. […]

  11. I used one of your photographs and gave the credits.
    http://electricvanilla.net/604562.html
    thanks

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