Primark and MUA Nail Polish – Are Cheap Nail Polishes Worth It?

Primark and MUA Nail Polish

Pound Polishes – Primark and MUA Nail Polish

I’ve never been very brave in branching out to new nail polish brands. I love Barry M, Bourjois, Rimmel, Sally Hansen etc… the main high street nail polish names. I’d only ever looked at getting more expensive polishes to add to my collection but thought I should start looking at cheaper alternatives! I’ve bought £8 or more polishes in the past and sometimes been surprised how quickly they chip with that price tag. If a cheaper polish can last and has a good shade then why spend more?

I recently bought MUA Nail Polish Amaretto Crush after spotting that they are only £1 in Superdrug! I was pretty amazed at that price and since pinks and pastels are fantastic at the moment I thought I would have to give it a go. If I am honest I cannot tell the difference between this polish and one that cost 4 times the amount. MUA is often understocked in UK Superdrugs and doesn’t always have the same range in colours but if you spot a shade you like then this is worth trying. Like most polishes it needs 2 coats but drying time is very quick. I’ve worn it on my nails for 2 days now with no chips which is pretty amazing for me. I love having a lighter girly shade on my nails as they are so short atm (they are still recovering from having acrylics on at Christmas :/ )

mua nail polish

Second cheap nail polish that I would recommend is in the Primark Beauty range. I recently went shopping on a blogger meet up in Hull and had never tried the range before but was easily persuaded too! I chose their spotty polish as it was reduced to £1. It is a very pale purple grey colour and has large and small grey spots in it. Again I was impressed, often glittery polishes let you down, you can’t get an even amount of dots, the polish dries uneven/bumpy or it is all clear polish and no glitter. I applied two coats and it gave an even amount of dots without me trying, very easy and effective.

MUA Nail Polish Amaretto Crush

Have you tried these cheaper polishes or have any recommendations?

Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.