Saturday, 21 September 2013

Seventeen Rock Hard Couture Nail Effects

Greetings All!

I hope you are all having a good weekend! Yesterday I bought Animal Crossing New Leaf for the 3DS, so I've been spending a lot of time playing that. So much so, it's even distracting me from my nails!

Today I have two textured polishes, a trend that shows no sign of dying down any time soon. It seems every brand has their own take on it, not that I'm complaining! I saw these polishes in Boots a couple of weeks ago, but it was only once I saw swatches of them that I decided to get a couple. So far I've mostly stayed away from the Liquid Sand/ Pixie Dust/ glittery texture, and stuck with the 'plain' colours, but I'm starting to think that might have been a mistake! These are kind of in between - they're less glittery than the Liquid Sands, but much more sparkly than my leather effects!

Charm Bracelet is a sparkly mix of golds, with a very textured finish. This is 2 coats.

This one is so beautiful! It looks like someone has ground up precious metals, then sprinkled them on my nails. I love the colour and I love the effect, which is pretty gritty. Two coats of topcoat still left me with some texture so you could tone the effect down a bit, without losing it completely.

Celestial Pearl is very pale, just off white, with lots of iridescent textured sparkle. Again, 2 coats.

I had a couple of problems with this one. It's a little bit patchy (I maybe should have used a third coat), and although I used 2 medium coats on each nail, my index finger refused to dry! It was a lot smoother than the others. You also don't really see the iridescence in these pictures, but it's there, I promise! It's nice enough, very Wintry, and I'll probably use it for some snowy nail art. I don't think I would wear it plain though, unlike Charm Bracelet.

You can buy Seventeen polishes from Boots. The Couture Nail Effects are £3.99 each.


  1. These look awesome! Like the new ones Barry M are bringing out... but I think I like the look of this gold one better than the Barry M version! X

    1. They do look very similar, but these ones were out already, and I'm impatient! lol

  2. YES! I looove these and it makes me so happy that other people are buying them hahaha.

  3. I had similar issues with celestial pearl, but I really wanted a white-ish textured polish and I'm not giving £6 to Sally Hansen in the UK or more for the OPI. Wish I had picked up charm bracelet now too!

    1. I'd be interested to compare CP to the new Barry M one coming out, to see if it has a better formula.

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