Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Nail Polish Obsesh - Cheaper than Chips MUA

I have more nail polish than is humanly necessary, I know this. Let's just say if the nail techs backstage at Eurovision happened to lose ALL their polishes in one go I'd be able to replace them all - twelve times over. Does that stop me picking the polishy feckers up? Nope. 

Last weekend, having spotted an elusive Superdrug store in Wexford I was drawn to the new look MUA nail polish bottles - mainly because they are the actual hawk of a high end brand - can you tell what it is?

These dinky wonders are almost exact dupes for Essie bottles and at just €1.39 I had to pick a couple up. I've been fooled by cheap nail polish prices before though so stopped at the two that I fancied most. Bright Coral and Frozen Yoghurt. 

The amazing news? These polishes are absolutely beautiful on the nail. Frozen Yoghurt above is an exact dupe for OPI's Planks a Lot and a very close match to Essie's own Play Date. The creamy formulation applies like a dream and leaves a high shine finish in just two coats. 

AFTER two days wear!!
Bright Coral is just that, eye poppingly bright and almost identical to Essie's Geranium, again application is a cinch and here's the deal clincher (as if the price wasn't enough) These polishes laaaaaast on the nail. I managed to get 3 days from Frozen Yoghurt without so much as a scratch and 4 days from Bright Coral. Result. 

So what's the downside I hear you ask, MUA is exclusively available from Superdrug and as all of us Irish beauty lovers know, those stores are as rare as hen's teeth - because of this when you do get to a store the MUA stand is usually desecrated. Well here's the great news that I was completely unaware of... MUA ship worldwide! You knew, didn't you? 

I might just have ordered the rest of the collection from the site directly for £1 each! Delivery is a pretty reasonable £4.95, considering it's a butt load of polishes AND I got a discount of £3. My geansai load of polishes promise to be here in 4 days and I'll be sure to update you all when I try the rest. 

Tell me, are you a polish dupe lover? Have you tried any of these newly formulated polishes? 

 Psst: Be sure to check 
out this week's #CherryLinkLove
& add your dupe links!


All the little things - Irish Beauty Blog said...

Wow so cheap, there is a superdrug near me, might plan a visit this weekend! They look just like Essie!


Unknown said...

Frozen yoghurt looks fab! And such a bargain too

Jacinta Geraghty said...

There's a Superdrug in Wexford???? Going there for a hen night in 5 weeks so guess where I'll be headed!! Thanks for the heads up!
I've never tried any of the MUA stuff so I definitely will now!

Sue Jordan said...

Be sure to check out their shadows too J, their Pearl shade 12 is an exact dupe for MAC Club and their Undressed palettes are Naked palette dupes x

Leanne Cornelius said...

These shades are so pretty. I love MUA for bargain nail varnish. x

S said...

I din't know that MUA shipped worldwide...........I don't know whether to curse you or thank you!! ALL THE POLISH!!

Unknown said...

SOO pretty!! Love it when cheap things are really good quality!! :)

Sara said...

Ohhhhh that purple looks really nice. I've never tried MUA nail polishes but my sis swears by their bronzer.

Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx