New Look - Gold By Giles Polishes £2.99 each*
Colours:: A nice range of colours from really rich shades, brights and then this seasons pastels.
Drying time: They were pretty average, I’d say 10mins was the maximum with 2 coats. The lighter shades took a lot longer and needed more coats as they went on quite patchy to begin with. The darker colours only needed one coat and seemed to be thicker in consistency.
Wear: I tired the baby blue shade first which lasted a full two days without any chipping, but when it did start to chip it would come off in chunks, not just the odd bit. By the end of the 3rd day it had chipped so much I had to take it off. I had similar problems with the other lighter shades too. However the dark red and blue lasted a lot longer, but still continued to come off in large bits.
Packaging: I really like the square bottles and lids, the 'Gold By Giles' is a really nice touch and it's very sleek and simple. I have found the square lids tend to get stuck on the lid underneath so you have to take the square lid off to open the polish which is quite annoying. It's only happened with a few of them though! The bar code/price sticker is right over the back of the bottle so you have to break (or remove) the label to open the polish which leaves a tacky mark.
Price: £2.99 each
Overall: I think these polishes are ok, they're certainly not high end but for only £2.99 you get what you pay for. I will be using the richer colours again but I had too much hassle with the pastel ones with their drying time and consistency. Personally I think these polishes would be best suited for those who like to switch up their colours a lot and change them a couple of times a week. I think the beauty collection looks great and i will certainly try some other products, I've got my eye on the lashes and bronzer. They're all so reasonably priced too which keeps in with New Looks affordable fashion. I would give these polishes 3/5.