I have to admit I own dozens and dozens of nail polishes, but when it comes down it it there are maybe 10 I regularly use... So I was really intrigued when Coloristiq approached me about their subscription box that allows you to rent 3 nail polish for 30 days every month from a selection of over 170 shades.
I love the idea of having the variety whilst not having to commit to buying a new shade because realistically I just don't have the space and also I like to change up my nails a couple of times a week. I also love that this gives you the chance to sample less easily accessible brands. In the UK you can't just pop down to Boots or Superdrug to get China Glaze and OPI (two of my favourite nail polish brands), so this is a really nice way to sample their ranges. I find it really hard to buy them online and spend ages googling swatches, whereas with this you can actually try out the polishes before deciding which you'd like to purchase.
I was pleased to get three China Glaze shades as I think they're just amazing quality and have a great selection of colours. Tip Your Hat* is a gorgeous ruby red which is completely opaque after just one coat! Dashboard Dreamer* is an icy-blue colour with a subtle pearly gold shimmer running through. This one needs two coats but it's well worth the effort! De-Light* is a glittery top-coat to layer over a solid colour. Interestingly sometimes I find the sheen appears silver and others it looks gold, depending on what colour you use underneath it. I was also surprised at how easy this was to get off as glitter polish can be a bit of a nightmare! These last at least 4 days without chipping, which is another great thing about China Glaze.
The Coloristiq Box* costs £14.49, however if you'd like to give it a go you can have your first month for free to help you decide if it's for you. Simply buy it online as usual then drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (quoting the code 'MagpieJasmine1') to get a refund on it.
Which nail polish brands would you like to try?