Accessorize Review and Swatches

Posted by Erin on 11/2/11. Filed under: , ,

I've been lucky enough to get my hands on quite a few of Britains more popular drugstore brands of polish. One of the brands that was on the top of my "UK Polish Wishlist" was Accessorize. After perusing the Super Drug website, I was completely smitten by the brand. So did Accessorize meet my expectations? Hmmm....

Let's start with the good.

Accessorize makes a good variety of colors that aren't typical of those found in American drugstores. For example- how often do you find a soft peach creme shade in your local CVS? It's probably never happened. I can't think of a single one. But Accessorize not only produces those kinds of shades, but they also have a line of really incredible duochrome glass flecks. I am sad to report that I have not had the chance to try any of those out though :(

Coral Flair
Accessorize polish is also very pigmented. The colors are rich and opaque in 2 thin coats. The only one that I had an issue with was Apricot Crush, which requires FOUR coats due to streakage.

Now for the bad...

Apricot Crush

The bottle size is a buzzkill. Being an American, I'm used to the standard .5oz bottles of polish, but that is not the standard in Europe, as I've noticed. Accessorize polishes are 10ml, which is small. This also means that the brush is small. And on top of that, the top of the bottle/brush is as wide as the bottle itself, which makes application a bit awkward. So in short, the packaging is not ideal.

Pillar Box

Accessorize retails for £4.00 at Super Drug in the UK. If you have the opportunity to try this brand, I would urge you to go for it. But be prepared to receive a tiny amount of product in an awkward bottle ;)

3 Responses to Accessorize Review and Swatches

  1. Abbie

    Wow! Those colors are super vibrant! I really love indigo. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Beautyshades

    Your nails are beautiful. My favourite is Pillar Box

  3. Fingers

    Pillar box is stunning!

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