Monday, 17 February 2014

Birchbox Review - NOTD - Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Instant Abstract

As soon as I saw this polish in my Birchbox this month, I knew there was only one type of review I could do - a comparison of the Leighton Denny Instant Abstract Nail Polish to one of my favourite nail art polishes by L'oreal, called Confettis. They both look extremely similar, though the LD version has got longer pieces of glitter in that remind me of those pesky needles that fall off the Christmas tree. God only knows why.

Confettis gives you more of a polka dot look which is cleaner and more defined. This LD version, as suggested in the name, is a lot more abstract and messy. This polish seems to be heavy on the black glitter too whereas the Confettis version by L'oreal seemed to have a more balanced ratio of black and white.

As with all nail polishes with chunky glitter, tapping the brush onto the nail rather than brushing it on as you would with a normal colour leads to better results. However I was surprised that the density of glitter in this LD polish wasn't as expected. It looks jam-packed in the bottle but the brush it didn't pick up very much. I ended up having to do three coats of the glitter to get the desired effect.

Over all I really like the look it creates. It gives the nail something different. I'm definitely more likely to plump for this type of nail art if I want to spice my talons up a bit, rather than reaching for the velvet manicure set I featured a few days ago. Having said that, I would recommend L'Oreal's Confettis polish over this one any day as it's far cheaper, easier to get hold of and perhaps edges this one on it's looks too. What do you think??

Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Instant Abstract - £19.76 for duo pack from QVC
Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Social Ladder - £1.99 from Boots

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