I'm constantly adding to my nail polish collection, and it grew in size once again last week when I got my first Leighton Denny polish. For quite a while, I had admired the Leighton Denny polishes that lined the makeup stands in my local M&S, but had never before got round to purchasing one due to my dedication to the OPI and Essie brands. Their polishes all cost around £11, which is up the higher end of the nail polish price spectrum and due to this price I was expecting a pretty decent standard of product.
However, I was disappointed with what I got from this product as I will explain throughout this post...
Upon searching through the different shades, this particular one just happened to catch my eye when I was immediately struck by its beauty. The shade is called Totally Bedazzled, and choosing it was seemingly a no brainer to me as I could envision the lilac sheen working all year round, with all sorts of outfits.
The packaging also proved to be very appealing to me, as it looked as though it definitely reflected the price tag. It's sturdy bottle looked perfectly suitable for travelling, and it's shiny lettering and lid looked pretty smart and professional.
Once I got it home, I was just a little bit too excited to wear it. Therefore I was super satisified to find that the polish itself applied well, with quite a lot of colour being added to my nails in as little as one coat. It also dried quickly-which again is another plus, as I hate hate HATE having to wait around for my nails to dry!
So yes, everything was going well with this product and right now your probably wondering why on earth I have made this out to be a negative review...but, the true colours of this product only emerged in the hours that followed.
Chips. Scratches. On every single one of my nails. Needless to say, I was less than impressed when it got to the stage that I could no longer stand looking at the lack of polish that was left on my nails. So less than 18 hours after applying the nail polish, I was removing it again and quite honestly I'm now in no rush to put it back on again. I'm really quite disappointed with this considering I have many cheaper, drugstore nail polishes that don't budge from my nails for days on end, and I do not even have to apply base or top coats to keep them on!
Obviously, this all only from my own experience, and I have only ever tried this one Leighton Denny polish. However, I do not think I would be tempted in to try another (any time soon anyway) and if I'm to wear Totally Bedazzled again, I will definitely be coating it over and over with top coats to try create a bit more durability.
Have you ever tried a Leighton Denny polish? If so, what was your experience like?
Thank you for reading,