So, I’m going to need to give some background information before I jump straight in- you guys know me…‘Binky London’ is a nail polish range by the wonderful Binky/ Alexandra Felstead from Made In Chelsea. I’m not going to go into too much detail, as you can read it first hand, here.
In total, I now have 3 of these polishes. Two I brought myself, and one was gifted to me from the lovely people in ‘Binky London’. I decided to purchase two of the ‘Textured Glitters’, as I personally don’t own many glitter polishes. Currently, they have 5 of these in store, all of which are viewable here. They then gifted me a ‘free’ one to review… I had the choice of another glitter or one of the ‘Fashion Colours’- I decided to go with the ‘Fashion Colour’ so I could review a bigger variety, for you guys. Here’s what I thought of them all…
Firstly, I purchased this beautiful golden glitter polish (‘Gold Rush’). The consistency is very thick when applying it, and the brush is large so you can get very good coverage, easily. When the polish has dried, the glitter is very ‘rough’ in texture. The colour is extremely opaque, as promised. I often find, with many glitter polishes, the colour is transparent; however this was not the case here. This polish lasted around a week and a half with minimal chipping (which I personally think is amazing). This is probably because of the fact that glitters are extremely difficult to remove anyway- as I’m sure all you polish lovers are aware! Also, can I just add how a friend of mine actually thought I had poured glitter particles over a normal polish… She was amazed, and couldn’t believe how opaque this polish was.
*Marylebone Mint* PR SAMPLE
'Marylebone Mint' is the polish that was very kindly gifted to me. At first, I was slightly disappointed with the colour. On the website, it looked like a very summery, pastel shade, but in actual fact, it was a cross between blue and mint, and was more ‘dull’ than originally anticipated. Appliance on the other hand was easy as the polish consistency is thin and not gloopy, allowing a nice and even coat. Also, there is a slight shimmer in the colour, so it shines ever so slightly in the light.
Finally, ‘Purple Haze’ is the other glitter polish that I purchased. Obviously, it has the same qualities as ‘Gold Rush’ but this time, the colour is… well, purple! It’s naturally a darker shade of purple and it looks particularly good in daylight, as you can really notice the ‘foil effect’ it gives off. This is also one of those colours that change depending on the light… It goes from a dark purple (almost black), to a light, pastel violet. It’s very pretty and suitable for various occasions! The glitters retail at £5.95, and the normal colours are priced at just £4.95.
On the whole, I’d definitely recommend these colours (particularly the glitters as they tend to last longer than the normal colours). I would also highly advise following ‘Binky London’ on Twitter, as they’re always doing giveaways and have special offers on…! Right, well that’s all for this post… I’ve noticed that you guys don’t like very long posts, so I’ve tried to keep this short and sweet! Like I said, make sure you go and follow them on Twitter, and give one the polishes a go... there are plenty to choose from including their Gel Effect, Denim Effect, Special Effect, and Nail Care Essentials. Take care, girlies!