Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nelly Polish Review

These products were provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
 No compensation was received. 

Hi guys!! For todays post I have something pretty cool to show you! I was contacted by a lovely woman named Hilary who runs a UK based polish company named Nelly Polish. Now we all know that Royal Mail is VERY strict about the shipment of polish overseas. The majority of packages containing polish are destroyed and it has made getting polish from the UK very difficult. Hilary came up with an idea to sell dehydrated polish. Basically she sends you everything you need to make the polish all you do is add any clear nail polish and Voila! You've got polish.

Here is what Hilary has to say about the contents of the polish.

Your Nelly Mixture comes with exactly the right amount of pigment (natural mineral-based), suspension ingredient (to turn your light clear nail polish into a base capable of suspending nice chunky glitter without sinking) and, on the subject of glitter - all the glitters needed to create 10ml of your chosen Nelly Polish (along with the mixing balls to make the process easier).

And here is what the polish looks like before adding the clear polish.

Nelly-Polish

Nelly-Polish


You can also choose a cheaper option by just having the glitter and pigment shipped to you in a satchel. You would then provide the bottle and clear polish.

I used Kleancolor and Color Club clear polish. Hilary says any clear will work. I poured them until the bottle was about half full then I shook my little heart out! It's a bit of a workout lol. After that I poured until they got right under the neck of the bottle and shook some more. I don't know if I wasn't shaking hard enough or what but I did have some pigment stuck to the side of the bottle. I used a toothpick to get it off and continued to shake a bit. After a couple of minutes I had this.

Nelly-Polish

Nelly-Polish



Pretty cool right!? Here are the swatches.

Beeny is a pretty sky blue with orangish-red hex glitter. I used 3 coats for full opacity with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri for some shine!

Nelly-Polish-Beeny

Nelly-Polish-Beeny


Next up is Bodmin. It's a beautiful  blue in a jelly base full of gold hex glitter. 

Nelly-Polish-Bodmin

Nelly-Polish-Bodmin

 There is tons of gold glitter in the bottle but for some reason I wasn't getting much on my nails. I suspect it has to do with my shaking ability. LOL Nevertheless this was my favorite of the two.

I really do like this idea. It's perfect for getting around the Royal Mail Polish Ban and at $4.87 for the satchel and $7.30 for the bottle with dried polish its a very good deal. And of course if you live in the UK you can buy it ready made for $8.92. (All prices in USD) You can read more about Nelly Polish and buy from here.

So what do you think? Would you give dehydrated polish a try?



These products were provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
 No compensation was received. 





4 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! Never heard of that!! Lol. I think that is really neat idea!

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  2. Hope the royal mail sort themselves out! It's nail polish not weapons :p

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  3. This is a really interesting concept!

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