Today I want to give an honest review revoloving around the Primark Beauty collection again. Previously, I wrote up a first impressions on their lip kits. Give it a read if you'd like to find out more! This time I am reviewing their metallic and holographic false nails. I have been breifly reflecting on some of my previous reviews and times have changed, products evlove, our views change and we move forward. I want to strip down the sugar coating the negatives that I find in products or things I don't like. So off we go! I hope you enjoy today's review and don't forget to let me know what you think.
Primark pulled out a colour wheel of shades! You are certinally stuck if you struggle on making decisions... the colour variety are bold, adventurous, fearless and extraordinary. Something that I look for in new releases. I touched on this subject recently, but I still do love to see new ideas bought to the table. It's refreshing. There's a jade, emerald green metallic toned shade that you could practically make out your reflection in. This colour is fun, hard to style with but nothing that isn't worth the challenge but it also keeps the current 'in-style' almond shaped nail. Perfect for lovers of not wanting to venture out of their comfort zone too much. There is also a lilac metallic with a fleck of a grey undertone. Much more easy to style and a more commonly noticed colour but something gave me those unique vibes again, fresh and energizing.
The hollographics jumped off the shelve at me too. Of course they did. They're in aren't they? I'm bound to reconginze something that's being raved about almost everywhere on every platform and now one of my favourite brands have released their own. All I could hear screaming over and over was you have to give them a try. I mean, inital thoughts? Basic. Nothing new here but i'm excited. Why? Because of the energy that everyone else has around me. It's a trend everyone is loving and you won't find out better than trying for yourself!
The problems that I came across whilst wearing this occurred in both the metallics and the holographics and it comes down to the quality. From my understanding with holographics, the layer of film that creates the funky-cool effect is quite sensitive. There are certain things you should avoid. Of course, practically this is never going to work. The vast majoirty of us are not going to stop doing normal everyday tasks just to not mess our nails up. However then applying this effect onto a plastic fake nail was never going to last long realistically. The film is really easily marked, scartached and worn away. It doesn't last long at all! Almost the same day it was starting to wear away and you're left with a matte undertone colour, usually just white. Your nails look unattractive and degraded. This seemed to be the case again but with the metallics.
However, when I compare these to other brands, especially Elegant Touch, I'm most impressed. Their Bora Bora Holiday Collection shocked me with their metallics and absolutely beautiful shade of pink (much more basic of course and not avaliable in a wide variety of shades). They did start to wear off eventually, therefore proving that it must be due to the effect on the nail but it was maybe a week until scratches started to appear never mind before it started to fade away.
To round this up and come to my conclusion, I won't buy these again from Primark. They're not good quality and did nothing but diappoint me. BUT, they didn't rob me. At least i'm not broke and disappointed right? I'd much rather pay more money for a better quality, longer lasting product and in this case i'd much rather go with brands such as Elegant Touch but unfortunatley, both of these brands are doing something that the other isn't. Invidivuality, extraordinary and super fun shade releases from primark with a bad quality product that won't last me a day but is cheap and cheerful for the time they do last or same old, same old resused, recycled colours on a super sturdy, high quality, more expensive product that will last me longer but i'm not exploring or experiementing with anything new or fun. What would you choose?
I hope you enjoyed today's post. I kept the type of content the same but switched up my writing. I want to introduce more brutality to my reviews. Keep them to the point and open for discussion. Let me know what you think regarding this topic.
I hope you have a lovely day!