I was seriously excited when I was contacted by HJ Manicure and offered the chance to try some of their nail polishes as the range is absolutely amazing and brings something different to the market, an achievement that is pretty hard in the already saturated nail polish arena. I’m not confident my shoddy application “skills” have done this shade any justice, but I’ve included plenty of pictures anyway!
For me, the two main appeals of HJ Manicures are the shades and the sizes available. The majority of the shades are interesting, fairly unique and really fashionable; there are so many shades on the site that I would love to try and I can happily spend quite a bit of time nosing through the online catalogue.
You can buy two sizes – 5ml and 15ml – the 5ml bottles are £4.50 and the 15ml bottles are £9.50. I like the fact that all the shades are available in minis as they allow you to try more shades without the commitment of investing in large bottles.
There’s also gift packaging available which is a black box containing a foam insert that can fit 2, 3 or 4 bottles of varnish, so something from HJ Manicure would make an ideal Christmas gift…certainly for me anyway!
Out of the shades I was sent, the one that immediately jumped out at me was Pink Metallic*; before I even had it on my nails I showed the bottle to my mum who agreed it was a “wow” shade, and this is a woman who has absolutely no interest in nail varnish whatsoever.
Pink Metallic is a beautiful shade that I absolutely love and have received many compliments on. It’s not a typical pink as it’s heavily blue-toned, in fact it’s almost purple in finish. In these pics I have two coats plus a base and top coat. The finish is the tiniest, teeniest bit streaky but you do have to search hard for the streaks. Having tried quite a few metallic shades, this is the best formula I’ve tried so far.
|I took this right under a bright light so you could see the shimmer finish.|
I’m writing this having had the varnish on for over five days, so it’s safe to say I’m impressed with the formula as much as I am with the colours. All-in-all I highly recommend checking out HJ Manicure if you’re a nail fan as you’ll find a lot of shades that you won’t see elsewhere for a very reasonable price point.
HJ Manicure Metallic Pink is available for £4.50 for a 5ml bottle and £9.50 for the 15ml bottle.