Fragrance Direct

I had only recently learnt about Fragrance Direct by looking through different beauty blogs, and everyone raved on about it but I guess didn't really believe that good quality products could be that cheap on there.

I finally had a look and made a purchase the other day, and I am so happy I did. I chose the cheapest postage option which was £1.99 and estimated delivery 5-11 working days, however I ordered late on the Tuesday night, and everything had arrived by Friday, quicker than some 'express delivery' services! The two products I will be reviewing today are nail varnishes - as I used them pretty much as soon as I opened the box.

I brought a nail colour and a top coat, as my Sally Hansen top coat had run out and I was looking for a cheaper alternative. The colour I chose was Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in 570 (Vintage), and it was a bargain 99p! The price you normally find it for in Boots/Superdrug is around £5 more, so it's an amazing deal. I was especially pleased to see that it was a full size bottle, I was half expecting a sample size for the price. The nail colour is almost sheer on first coat, but after the second you are left with a gorgeous deep berry colour. Perfect for Autumn/Winter! As the name suggests, the coats dry really quickly, and to a shiny professional looking finish too. You can still get the Vintage shade (and others) on-line at Fragrance Direct here.

I am not so sure about the top coat though if I am honest, I opted for Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat (you can find it via this link). Again it is a full size bottle for only £1.50 which obviously is a bargain.. on the other hand, the RRP is £4.99, and I'm not sure that it would be worth that. The description states that it 'gives a long lasting brilliant shine in 60 seconds.' - and to be fair it does dry to a shine in about a minute. BUT.. long lasting is pushing it slightly, I did a tiny bit of washing up a day after applying this top coat and I saw chips immediately. So I patched up the nail and did two coats of top coat only for the same thing to happen today. I am not sure if this is a reflection on the top coat itself, or a sign that I should stop washing up and get someone else to do it for me?

All in all though, I only payed £2.49 for two nail polishes which should really total around £11 - so I can't complain and I'm definitely now a Fragrance Direct convert - really happy with the service I received. I brought some other goodies from there too which I will be reviewing soon (and will probably buy more in the meantime!). Have you brought anything from Fragrance Direct, and do you have any recommendations? I'd love to hear them :)

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