Renting Nail Polish? | Coloristiq Subscription Box Review*


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 info@coloristiq.com (quoting the code 'MagpieJasmine1') to get a refund on it.

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42 comments

  1. This is an interesting concept and a good way to try out new nail polishes that you may not want to buy full sizes of (just yet)...xx

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  2. Is it just me, or is the fact that you return the nail polishes kind of strange? I know in a salon it's kind of the same thing, but I wonder how they keep it all clean and sanitized. Maybe I'm being OCD about it lol

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. It's not really the kind of product that sharing bothers me with in all honesty as I would be doing the same at a beauty salon xx

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  3. Wow, I think this is a really interesting idea! I know nail polish is one thing I like to switch up a lot. But they never get used up and half the bottle ends up going to waste as they go gloopy (funnily enough this afternoon I'm having to clear out a load as I have far too many and I know some are going to be completely dried/glooped up!)

    Kat www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. Yeah I definitely have a few that are 2+ years old lurking around D: xx

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  4. This is such an interesting concept! How long do you have to keep the nail varnishes for before you send them back?

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula.com

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  5. I've heard about this before and actually think it's such a good idea! There are certain nail polishes that I spend a lot of money on then only wear once or twice, or for a special occasion so this would be a really handy thing to do (:

    Blushhx

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  6. I have heard about this box and I think that it is really interesting! These shades look pretty :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com | Giveaway

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    1. Yeah I haven't come across anything like it before! xx

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  7. I do think this is a really interesting way to try out new polishes before you buy them. Especially brands that are not readily available. Do you get a fresh bottle of nail polish or one that has already been used? How long do you get to keep them? xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. You would get one that is used (though obviously not in bad condition) for 30 days xx

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  8. It's such a fantastic idea is this, I reviewed one of their boxes a few months back now and just fell in love with the principle behind it. That blue shade is stunning, I definitely think I'll be looking into purchasing this, y'know, 'cause one more nail polish won't hurt ;)

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  9. I think it's an interesting concept for sure and it gives you the opportunity to try out some brands you can't get your hands on easily in the UK however I am a bit worried about hygiene. Do you get a new bottle each time or a used one? xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. It would have been used but it good condition, sort of like if you went to get your nails done! xx

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  10. This is an interesting concept perhaps to try out for a while but on a long term basis i think it's a bit pricey. x

    franklyflawless.com

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  11. I heard of this before but I worry about renting polishes. My problem is I think about all the germs and fungus people have in their hands and nails and the transferring that can occur with sharing such an intimate product. :/

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I wouldn't really consider it an intimate product but we all have different things that are/aren't for us :) xx

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  12. This is such an interesting concept, I love the idea of being able to swap my nail polishes around without commiting until you've tried but I don't like the idea of someone using the polish before me haha. It really is a great idea though and I can see it being extremely popular. I love the blue shade you sampled as well, it's gorgeous and I now n-e-e-d it.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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  13. this sounds like such a cool idea!

    claresloves.blogspot.com

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  14. Ooh I've seen this on a couple of blogs now and I think it's such a brilliant idea. I never make it to the end of my polish (and if I do then you know I really love it) so this is perfect :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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  15. It is really good idea :)
    xx Sab
    http://thechicflair.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I've never come across something similar! xx

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  17. The blue China Glaze polish looks so gorgeous :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  18. I think this is a clever concept as I rarely finish a nail polish & usually dump them once they get a bit glaggy... as others have mentioned my only concern would be the hygiene element - eg if someone has a nail infection? I wouldn't hesitate to use a friend's polish, it's just not knowing where they've been before. Besides that, I reckon it's a good idea for beginners or someone wanting to experiment more & get an idea of what colours suit them.

    Nic x

    StrawberryBlondeBeauty

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    1. I hadn't really thought of that to tell you the truth as I don't really think about it when I go and get my nails done but a few people have mentioned that xx

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