B is Superdrugs own brand nail polish and all of their own brand products are BUAV (leaping bunny) approved, meaning they are cruelty-free. At only £3.32 I thought this bright peach shade with a hard candy shell-like finish would be my go-to everyday polish from now on. Wrong!
The name claims it only needs one coat. Now, this is true if you actually like an uneven streaky finish, me, not so much. I tried slapping on one really thick coat but the varnish is so gloopy it looked rounded, as if I’d just dipped my whole nail into the bottle or like I was wearing really cheap plastic false nails. Once dry however, it looked great and it dried so fast that even I didn’t have a chance to accidentally smudge it.
I was starting to like this polish and was about to do a write up but thankfully decided to see how long it lasted first. I painted my nails at tea time (5.00pm) and by dinner time (1.00pm) the following day, 5 nails were chipped.
When applying it I’d used a base coat and top coat and the only house work I’d done since was to fill and empty the washing machine, hardly an endurance test for my nails. I don’t know if the chipping is due to the solid shiny finish and other finishes in the range would do better but I’m not remotely impressed. The only reason I’m giving this goop any points at all is because it dries quickly so it makes the perfect rushed manicure.
As I’m writing this my bloke looks at these pictures and asks “Is that paint from B&Q?” “No” I reply “That would have lasted longer.”