Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Betty Boop Nail Polish Set

I nipped into Dunnes today (for those of you who aren't in Ireland, think... actually, what's the UK equivalent of Dunnes?! A cheaper M&S I suppose). For the record, Dunnes, your clothes selection in your Longford branch makes me want to rip my hair out strand by strand. As does the fact that you still have the Essence Ballerina Backstage collection on display when that was out ages ago? Credit where credit's due I suppose, you do have a very clean make-up area, as opposed to some other Department stores *cough Tesco cough* where everything's mucky and open. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah: Dunnes! I want Vampire's Love!! Please!


One thing I do love about Dunnes at this time of year are their little gift sets - they always have a brilliant range of stocking fillers. They also do a Betty Boop gift line - mugs, purses, compacts - you get the idea. This year, I spotted this little nail polish set - I snapped it up for the princely sum of €5. Here they are:

They don't have names - BOO - but here they are, out of that shiny packaging that's murder to photograph properly. They're 12ml bottles, which is a decent size considering they work out at €1 each.

The first one looks very orange in that picture, but it's not. it's actually a dark pinky red. The second one is a nude pink, the middle one is a thick glitter (similar to Essence Space Queen), the fourth one is a thick black, and the last one is a fuschia pink, darker than it appears above. Do you want swatches? Of course you do.

Outside, without flash
The black one was a one-coater, all the others were two. I tried the glitter on its own, but it's very bland - it looks really nice over the black, seen above. My nail wheels from eBay arrived today too - I got 10 wheels from THIS SELLER for a total of €1.92. Here's another look:

Inside, with flash.
That little shimmery blue polish at the corner is Essence 'Choose Me', which I also got today, and I'll do a post on it at some stage, or feature it in my 31 Day Nail Challenge.

Back to the Betty Boops - the formula is thick & gloopy - which I'd usually consider a bad thing, but I've found it hard to find a nice thick black nail polish that doesn't require 2 or 3 coats, and this gave full coverage in one coat. For that and the glitter one alone, the set was well worth the few euro. This is a brilliant little stocking filler for a young girl just getting interested in nail polish. The bottles are pretty, the pinks are cute, and the glitter one is decent. My score? 6/10.

S xx


  1. Ooh, pretty! Jealous of your nail wheel, where do you buy em?

  2. :) I'm def gonna get more of them from that seller, serious value - less than 20c per wheel! They did take about 3 weeks to arrive, mind :(

  3. Those Essence polishes are amazing, need to find a supplier in the UK, have no idea where to get from !!

  4. We haven't had that Essence collection here yet either, they seem to be skipping trend editions lately? Some of the polishes in their permanent line are fab, but nothing compared to those special editions. I want them all!


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