Beauty | 13th March 2014

NAILS: Collection Lasting Gel Colour


I‘ve tried out this Lasting Gel Colour by Collection and I have to say for a budget gel polish, it’s pretty good!  The colour I tested is ‘Antique Rose’ and it’s a gorgeous neutral colour with a dusky pink tone.  The ‘easy wide brush’ was pretty easy to use although it doesn’t have much shape at the end so I found it a little tricky to get in the curve near the cuticle but other than that I can’t really fault it.  I applied 2 layers to get this look and drying time is pretty darn swift.  As you can see it certainly does have a gel gloss finish to it and I’m pleased to say this did last about a week before I noticed the shine start to wear off but still no chipping.  Now I do have acrylic overlays on my nails so obviously this does make polish last longer which is why I have them done so my no-chip time might vary for anyone without gel or acrylic overlays.  In total there are 15 shades to choose from in this range, including a clear top coat which could be a cheaper alternative to Seche Vite and would be great to top up the shine once they start to wear.  At £3.19 this nail colour is certainly worth a try!  Remember there’s a 3 for 2 on at Boots!

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