I do love messing around with nail polishes but, I must admit, I tend to stick to the brands I know and love (OPI, Nails Inc, Leighton Denny) rather than risk trying new brands that, generally, tend to let me down (Rimmel). So, when I was kindly sent samples from the Bella Pierre collection, I was super excited to try them out! Turns out, I wasn’t to be disappointed.
I was sent two colours that you simply must invest in this party season: Engine Gray, a gunmetal, and 24k Bling, am almost foil-like antique gold. Despite basically being a silver and a gold, both colours were matte, which I love. I’m not a big fan of glitter-infused polishes, nor a shimmer, so I was pleased to discover that I could wear metallics at Christmas without looking as though I’d stuck my fingers in a tub of glitter!
As well as the brilliantly designed colour, I also really like the texture of the polish: not too thick, it went on smoothly and didn’t bleed out onto the skin, meaning there was pretty much no tidy up required with a nail polish remover-soaked cotton bud! I applied two coats (followed by the bestest ever top coat by Leighton Denny) and I was done. Dried in no time, too. The metallic polishes feel a bit rough without the top coat (but who doesn’t wear a top coat?) and lasted really well, without chipping, for around four days, which I think is rather impressive. I’ve known premium beauty brand polishes to chip after just 24 hours and they charge twice as much as Bella Pierre.
Both of these colours are great for the party season and – despite being metallics – they work equally as well for day as they do for evening. In fact, the gold would work brilliantly in summer too – it would look awesome with a tan. I’d be interested to try other colours too, so will probably pick up a classic red or pink from the website in the New Year (for now, though, you must have 24k Bling, it’s my fave) and, for summertime, I am in love with Coral Peach. They’ve also got some great neon shades (pink, orange and even green!).
Bella Pierre nail colour is worth every penny of the £10 price tag – I would seriously recommend the range to both nail polish fans and to those who simply want a good polish, with a good brush and good staying power.