Sunday, 17 May 2015

Coloristiq* - Nail Polish Rental Service.

If you're like me and you like painting your nails from the comfort of your own home, but end up with so many different colours that you use once then leave them to dry up, then you'll love Coloristiq. When I heard about Coloristiq - a nail polish renting service I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try it out.

Coloristiq works by allowing you to create a wishlist on their website across over 160 nail polishes from well known salon brands such as Essie, OPI and China Glaze. You will be sent 3 nail polishes which you can use for 9 nail paintings (3 per bottle) for the whole month. You then return the bottles for free using the provided return postage labels, and the next 3 shades will be on their way.

The three shades I received were all from China Glaze and came well protected inside a small box which is then re-used to post the nail polishes back. The great thing about this box is that it fits into a letterbox, so you'll never miss your parcel and it's all securely packaged to avoid breakages.

The first shade I opened up was called 'More To Explore' which is part of the China Glaze 2015 Road Trip collection and is the perfect peachy coral colour to wear during the transition from Spring to Summer. The formula was slightly thick but evened out nicely after 2-3 coats.

The second shade is called 'Out like a light'. This is a gorgeous deep charcoal grey from China Glaze Twinkle Collection. This applies to the nail really smoothly and creates a fantastic shine that you only really get with a high quality nail polish like China Glaze.

The final nail varnish I received is also from the Twinkle collection and is perfect for using as a top coat over any other coloured nail varnish you may have. This colour is 'Feeling Twinkly' and is a clear polish with small blue glitter flecks. This alone will not create an opaque coating but will look great layered on many different colours.

I loved the freedom of being able to try the shades out and knowing that they won't go to waste or be shoved in the bottom of a drawer never to be seen again. And if you don't like one of the shades you receive, it's great that you haven't committed to buying it. If you visit the Coloristiq website you can even add different polishes to your wishlist if you like the look of them and want to trial them. 

If like me, you're sold on this idea - why not try it out for a month completely free? If you sign up now and email  using the code: ChristiesLifestyle1 your first month of £14.49 will be refunded. What are you waiting for? Sign up to Coloristiq today!

*I was sent these nail varnishes from Coloristiq for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please see my disclaimer for more details.
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