Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NOTD 17 Peacock

Today’s NOTD is 17 peacock, from their fast finish range. An aquamarine colour polish, with a micro glitter, I *think* that this finish is called called a frost, it’s slightly metallic and quite brush-strokey. (I’ve kind of struggled with giving this finish a name! It could be a frost, a foil with shimmer, etc....) 17 is a Boots’ brand and their varnishes, are around €4. I’ve picked this one up and put it back so many times, I’ve always been unsure about it.   So here come the pictures,

Sunlight, No flash.

Natural light (shade), No flash.

Artifical  light, flash.

I really didn’t feel this colour at all, I just didn’t like the finish. (Look at all it's frosty-ness in the last photo - yuck!) I showed it to a couple of people and they didn’t particularly like it either.  I’m not sure  the colour suited my skin tone either, so that probably didn’t help.  Application was fine, except for the brush strokey finish always associated with this type of polish. The bottle is 8ml.

Have you tried this polish? How do you feel about? Is it just me?!


  1. it's a lovely colour, but visible brush strokes are so annoying! i got a similar polish recently (Rimmel 60 seconds Green With Envy) as a present and have been a little reluctant to try it for much the same reasons.

    p.s. here's a good article about the different kinds of nail polish finish :) hope it's helpful!

  2. Thanks for the link, it's really helpful and I love her blog. I was kinda in between it being a frost and a shimmery foil, the brush strokes tipped me over to it being a frost. Either way I pretty much don't like the finish!