Tuesday, 14 August 2012

W7 Mosaic Swatch and Review

W7 is a brand that I've loved for a very very long time. I'm all about the budget brands and I really think that W7 is the best budget brand out there. It also happens to be one of my top 5 brands EVER! I've just looked through my archives to see how far me and W7 go back. Amazingly, W7 Black was one of the polishes I used on the very first day of The Nailasaurus' existence, so I guess you could say there's some history there!

The polishes retail for around £2 but special ones like the shatters cost a little more. The brand isn't sold in any of the normal places you'd look for polish in Britain such as Superdrug and Boots but I nearly always see it in The Original Factory Shop and BM Bargains. Even in those places that do stock it, it's always uncertain whether you will actually find a full collection on the shelves or just odds and ends that have been dug out of a corner in the stockroom!

Recently, Nail Stories posted a swatch of one of  W7's new polishes that she found on Nail Polish Direct so of course I had to check out the site. There are literally hundreds of W7 polishes on there! I never really buy nail polish online but I got so excited when I saw these that I just went for it. I ordered two of these interesting glittery polishes - Mosaic and Salt N Pepper and even ordered my fourth bottle of W7 Purple Paradise which just so happens to be my favourite polish of all time. I think. I really need to make a definitive list and get it laminated!

W7 Mosaic Swatch

W7 Mosaic Swatch

Mosaic is a blue jelly base packed with Dark Blue and Gold Glitter. I used 4 coats for full coverage which is a bit of a chore. In the future, I'd probably use a layer of colour before applying this glitter polish just to keep the coats to a minimum. It dries quite bumpy so lots of top coat is needed.
It is a glitter polish so I was expecting it to put up a bit of a fight - lots of coats, patchy coverage - but I still love it and for the unique effect it gives, it's easy to get over those little hiccups. I love that it looks like a jelly sandwich but it all came out of one bottle! Also, it's blue = WIN!

W7 Mosaic Swatch

W7 Mosaic Swatch

35 comments:

  1. so pretty! this plus the 3 others like it are in transit to me right now, so excited!

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  2. This is so pretty!! I love the multi-colours involved in the glitter!

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  3. This is so gorgeous! It reminds me a lot of one of the new Nails Inc polishes.

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    1. Aah yes I forgot to mention that it's meant to be a dupe for one of the sprinkles polishes - Pudding Lane I think it is!

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    2. I was noticing that too - total dupe for Pudding Lane! It's gorgeous!

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  4. I swear nowhere in Liverpool sells w7, I have NEVER seen it! And lawd knows I've looked!

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    1. I found one in B&M once lol. Nailpolishdirect is really good though, free shipping and the W7 and Barry M polishes seem to be a little cheaper than everywhere else.

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    2. They have a few in B&M by the Royal and in Bodycare outside St Johns, but you are definitely better getting them from Nailpolishdirect :)

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  5. I love W7 and nailpolishdirect. I ordered matte green from NPD and used it yesterday, it's joker from batman green, like his hair! I'll have to check the purple out. I recently found tk maxx sell W7 too but combinations aren't always good.

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  6. Ive seen the salt and pepper one and didn't get it :( need to ave a look out again. I get mine from a shop I'm bilston that used to be on a Market stall and they get it from a supplier dont know who but Ethel Austin used to sell w7 so if the rebranded Ethels of life and styles is still goin check there but ive got a few w7 nail varnishs probs to many :)

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  7. pretty polish and I really love your nail shape

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  8. Wow. I hear ya re: the four coats. But it's still beautiful, and a real keeper!

    But that heretofore unknown (by me) W7 store? It's going to really screw with my budget this month. :)

    Lisa

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  9. I found this seconds after I'd just finished making a Cabochon with this on it.. Always nice to find fellow polish fan in the UK!! I'm in Sunny Somerset!

    http://www.nailartbyhelen.moonfruit.com/#/shop/4567635433/Matte-Blue-Yellow-Glitter-Glass-Cabochon/3203361

    It makes a pretty necklace too. W7 are very good especially for the price! I picked mine up from the same website and thought they were very speedy!

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  10. Ah.... sorry I just saw that you don't like links... it won't let me delete my post. Sorry hun.xx

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  11. This polish is so adorable! Love the colours and the tiny little glitters--it looks like the hiccups are worth it for the great end result.

    Hehe, yes, always a good idea to laminate your "top choices" list! ;o)

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  12. This...is an amazing dupe for nails inc Pudding Lane, bummed out i spend so much on it now =/

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  13. I can buy W7 here at an outlet: 2 for €5,- but it's an old collection without any special glitter polishes and such..

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  14. I like how it is like a sandwich too, all in one bottle. Like a cheats polish!

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    1. I was going to say the same about sandwiching - so much faster and harder to mess up! It looks lovely.

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  15. I nominated you for a blogger award on my blog and wanted you to know I love your designs.

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  16. Gorgeous! Totally looks like a jelly sandwich.

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  17. I got a very similar look using Net and Wild fast dry Correction Tape layered between a random blue jelly glow in the dark polish. It totally reminded me of a mosaic pattern!

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  18. I just got Mosaic in the post yesterday, I'm even more excited to try it now!

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  19. Altho a complete pain in ur a** - that many coats gave it a depth that makes me *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* love it

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  20. I buy mine in a shop in Glasgow called Watt Brothers. My favourite brand of polishes ever

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  21. It's the first time I see a swatch of one of these and like it!

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  22. Love this one! Never seen it before... I may have to get a bottle!

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  23. Hey there
    I'm trying to find out about W7 and their animal testing policies. The research is not going so well :-/ Do you happen to know anything? Or know where I can find out? You can e-mail me: derya.sarac.erdem@gmail.com. Would be highly appreciated

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