Hello everyone :)
Whilst I was in Asda last week, I picked up a pastel lilac nail polish, 'Be Mine'. It's the first real pastel polish that I've bought, and I thought for once, I could be bang on trend for Spring. I think pastels look great on long nails, and mine are the longest they've been for an absolute age, so I couldn't wait to crack it out. However, the enthusiasm stops here.
Two coats - see how the colour looks a bit flat?
What George @ Asda say: Nothing. I imagine they had trouble finding the words to sum this up positively.
What I say: Love the colour, hate the product.
What George @ Asda say: Nothing of any use. In all seriousness, having just looked at the bottle it says "Quick dry nail varnish."
What I say: Streaky, messy, chalky. The consistency is terrible. It took 3 coats to cover the entire nail properly, then it bubbled. Great... To it's credit, it does dry fairly quickly. When dry it looks semi-matte. What? Really? Yes. I wasn't expecting that. Do other pastels do this, or is this just a George thing? I applied a topcoat to give the colour some shine. You can't see from a distance, but even after 3 coats and a top coat, the whites of my nails can still be seen. I do like the colour, but I will not be using this polish again. Big thumbs down Asda. Some people have been saying that Be Mine is comparable to China Glaze's Light As Air. Now I don't own Light As Air, so can't comment, however I've seen lots of manis using Light As Air, and I can say that Be Mine only looks similar under a flash. But that's just my opinion. Yours may differ :)
Three coats + top coat
Three coats+ top coat
Available at: Selected Asda stores
Have you tried the pastel polishes from Asda? Did you fare any better than me? Do they apply better with a base coat? Let me know :)