Saturday, 11 December 2010

on topshop nail polish review - future (and a thank you)

Once more I invite you to marvel at my marvelous mani skills. Again I apologise for the riot that my nails are this time....but for once, I feel that the polish is about 50% o blame.

I've reviewed other Topshop Polishes here before, grunge and lead from the heavy metal collection, so it only seemed natural that I should give future a bash. £6 and hell yes I was excited. The other two had been pretty fantastic- in application, in finish, in non-chippishness...which is why I was so surprised with Future.
I don't know why, but for some reason this just didn't seem to apply as easily as the other two polishes. It went on a bit thick. I also didn't find it as hard wearing as the other two. Honestly this colour chipped and peeled at everything. I'd look down to my hand and smudge city was all over the shop.....which is a shame because it is a pretty colour.
And it is that, a pretty colour. A TARDIS blue (my geek showing,sorry) if you will. It seems to have a light shimmer through and the colour itself I can see making the transition from this season to next fairly easily. The unusual bright blue is gorgeous but for £6 I think I expected something a little more spectacular that a light shimmer. At the end of the day Barry M and Stargazer both do very similar colours, a lot better and a lot cheaper. I like the colour enough to wear it again, and work through the kinks with future, but if you want my advice - stick with a cheaper polish. There is nothing overly special about this guy and you can get 2 for the price of one of these guys over at the Barry M counter.

ALSO I hate to shove this in with such a negative review but it really has to be said. This morning (and I mean 8 o clockish) the postman came a knocking to my door with a package from Edinburgh (how exotic.) In all seriousness was quite exciting.
The gorgeous Steph from over at Walk The Sand sent me some of her fashion illustration work for my home. I'd noted some amaze pics adorning her home over at her blog and made a wee comment on them, turned was her own handiwork, and she offered to send me a piece through. Obviously I said yes. I'm actually 11 types of thankful for this, it's one of the sweetest things I've ever got through the post and it will be going straight up in the living room. I'd like to thank Steph again for being so lovely and sharing some of her work with me.
You should check out her blog by the's pretty fantastic.

EDIT: If you want a better look at the colour head over to Best of Beaute - she's got some great shots of Future compared to my messy flash mess.


  1. Wish I could see the polish a tad better in your pic, but I know how hard it is to photograph nails clearly! I have wasted many hours of my life trying to achieve it!
    Thanks so much for such an honest review!
    I'm wearing a colour by Eyeko that seems exactly the same and is a bit cheaper. I was tempted, but definitely won't be trying the Topshop version now! If it isn't long lasting or a particularly impressive level of shimmer, what exactly is the point?

  2. Yeah I was looking at her blog the other day, how kind of her I actual think her work is cool. I love abstract and have got back in to the my art :)
    Yeah like Gem said it's hard to get nail pictures, and you can never show how good or rubbish it is in them. Thank you for the review, shame that it was a bit of a let down ... I wonder why it was thick ?! I swear by Barry M, I got some nail polish a while ago (I think 17) and it looks like this colour. Like you say if you can get it for cheaper. Haha Barry M whore I am :) I think if I buy any more my Bloke will defo ban me from Superdrug :) xxxxxxx

  3. On your reviews I ditched Future and bought Lead! If it's shit i'm coming for you! xx

  4. That is one amazing artwork babe!!!


  5. that's wierd this one wasnt as good as the others :( I noticed theyre selling their polishes in packs of three now! dont know how much cheaper they will be or if its smaller bottles but Davids been looking for ideas for my christmas stocking... so I might need to hint him in that direction! What a nice present from steph :) going to check out her blog right now xx

  6. This is such an amazing idea and it was interesting to read .... Very much thanks again and best of luck!
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