Tuesday, January 25, 2011

No7 Crystal Lilac Nails

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Hello dear readers,

Today I have a Boots No7 nail polish to show you. I was given this shade, Crystal Lilac, at Christmas and didn't think much of it initially as I tend to find No7 polishes a bit of a letdown. This also wasn't really a colour that appealed to me. However, I'm glad I tried it because it may actually be one of my favourite nail polishes now.

I used this a few weeks ago, before I cut my nails, but didn't manage to take good pictures hence I didn't feature it as a NOTD post. The only reason I'm showing you these pictures now is because the Boots vouchers offering £5 off No7 products are doing the rounds until Sunday 31st January and I thought anyone wondering what to use their voucher on might like to consider this polish which will cost £2 using your voucher.

I hesitate to use the word "duochrome" because I'm not entirely sure when to apply it to a nail polish, but I do consider this shade a duochrome. In some lights it's very pink whereas under other lighting it's much more of a bronze colour (which I never managed to capture on camera). I think duochrome polishes are quite popular at the moments, judging by the coverage on other blogs about those in MAC's Venomous Villains collection and in the Accessorize range of make up.

While I was pleasantly surprised by the easy application and long staying power of this polish, I can't vouch that all No7 polishes are the same, as I've certainly found a few of them rather troublesome and disappointing in the past.

Do you have a No7 voucher to use? Are you a fan of No7 polishes?

Bye for now,


  1. i've never tried this brand before, but that looks like an awesome color and it looks smooth. :)

    <3, Mimi

  2. I think it's one of the best brushes I've used. Really a pleasure to apply :-)

  3. ive never tried this brand before but ive got a very similar colour on my toes today!


  4. Good to know ;-) It's a pretty shade

  5. They've stopped making this colour now it's such a shame


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