Hi guys! I’m back with a gorgeous Maggie Anne nail polish to share with you! Sorry my posts are a little further apart than usual lately – as you of course know I have chronic illnesses; well I’m struggling at the moment and unfortunately just haven’t been well enough to blog as often.
Maggie Anne Nail Polish (Gel Effect) in Sophie
Now THIS little beauty is a totally new brand to me. Maggie Anne approached me and asked if I would like to try one of their nail polishes. After having a look, I chose this gorgeous vivid violet shade called Sophie. The photos on the website don’t quite do it justice, it’s SO bright and eye-catching in person. It is actually described on the site as a ‘cool toned lavender’ but is much more vivid in person. Although I was given this nail polish to try free of charge, this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.
Maggie Anne advertise their nail polishes as ‘6-free’. I think I’ve heard of 3-free before but 6-free is taking it a step (or 3!) further! Apparently the six chemicals their polishes are free from are the three most common chemicals found in nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Formaldehyde; plus Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor and THTP. I will admit that I don’t know a whole lot about this subject, but generally, the less toxic chemicals, the better! Interestingly, this also means the polishes can be used by mothers to be. Maggie Anne nail polish is also safe for anyone with known allergies or patients undergoing any treatments for cancer etc, and they also offer an acetone-free remover. The products are also cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and vegan, which is fabulous.
All of the Maggie Anne varnishes are gel-effect – they say ‘these nail polishes are ultra glossy, high shine, with a sensational gel like finish. NO UV lamp or soaking in toxic smelly acetone needed. The gel formula means you can achieve a flawless manicure at home’. The gel effect polish claims to last 5-7 days with two coats of colour and a special gel topcoat. I wasn’t given a topcoat, so I used it with my usual (way too long-named!) Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat. Although this has gel in the name, it is essentially a regular topcoat, it is just meant to leave you with a ‘gel effect’, i.e. extra glossy and long-lasting. The Maggie Anne nail polish lasted really well on my nails – it managed a good four days without chipping at all, and then I left it one more day and it didn’t chip too badly. For someone whose nail varnish only lasts 1 or 2 days without chipping most of the time, I am really impressed by that!
Overall, I would definitely consider buying more nail polishes from Maggie Anne – I was really pleased with the wear-time and absolutely loved the colour! You know me, the brighter and bolder the better 😀 I think the price is a little steep at £10.50, but saying that, they last MUCH better than the Nails Inc Gel Effect polishes which now retail at £15 each. You can see my reviews of those here. I suppose it depends whether you are more bothered about wear-time, or just finding a colour you like. If you change your polish every few days, you might not care if it lasts that long, but for me I really value polishes that mean I don’t have to do my nails as often!
Maggie Anne have kindly given me a discount code for you guys – just enter BLOGGERS at checkout to receive a discount! 🙂
What do you think of this colour? Have you ever tried anything from Maggie Anne? Let me know in the comments!Follow