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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!

PB Quick one coat nail polish
£3.32 189 Persica
PB Quick one coat nail polish
£3.32 189 Persica

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.

PB Quick one coat nail polish
Here you can see the difference between thin and thick coats.

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.

PB Quick one coat nail polish

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.”

4 responses to “B. Quick one coat nail polish”

  1. Vanessa Avatar

    Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets from germany 😉


  2. Vanessa Avatar

    Wonderful post…I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Sounds good. I’ll follow you now x


  3. Kajsa Josephine Avatar

    Won´t invest in the polish, thanks for the review 🙂


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