Hi all, today I am introducing a weekly feature for my blog called Fragrance Direct Friday. Anyone who is familiar with this site knows that there is many a bargain to be had there. They stock loads of branded cosmetics at greatly reduced prices as well as perfumes and bath and body/skincare etc. They won't have an entire line of polishes in stock, mostly last season/excess stock etc, but they do have a bucket load of polishes for under £2, including Essie's for £1.99, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure's for £1.49. They also stock a selection of OPI's for £3.99. Much of my stash has amassed from fragrance direct buying frenzies, and I never buy a mainstream polish unless I've checked there first (Although my basket total has always been under £20)
Every Friday I will be featuring swatches and reviews for a polish I have bought from there, and links to the item wherever possible.
I was a little bit 'meh' about this in the bottle, but after I swatched it properly I started to really like it. I've never been a fan of classic red polish really, seemed a little dated to me, but I can see myself using this a lot in the future. The coverage was good in 2 coats, and I love the brushes on these polishes. They're fairly wide but not too long, and the tip is curvy so it fits snugly near your cuticle. I always seem to need a lot less clean up after painting with these types of brushes. I can't say too much about drying time as I always use Seche Vite on wet polish, but they did seem to dry pretty quickly. Quicker than a lot of others anyway.
I picked this up for 99p which was a total steal! Unfortunately, I've just checked the site, and this particular shade is no longer available. They do have a good selection of other shades from this line for the same price which can be found here. The best deal I could find for this particular shade was on ebay for £3.99 + free postage. I couldn't find it on superdrug or boots, and I think there's only 1 on ebay so if you want it, you may need to be quick!
I think I may start posting these 2 at a time so I can clear the backlog, then hopefully, they'll still be on Fragrance Direct at the time of posting!
What are your thoughts on classic red polish, sexy temptress, or someone's nan?