This is something that appeals to both the child AND the adult in me! Mix your own nail polish, they said. Yes please! I said. As soon as this arrived I tore in to it and filmed a first impressions/play around style video cause I couldn’t wait to have a go but once the excitement settled.. was it really all that exciting?
For £25 you get 5 base colours and 2 empty polish bottles. Something is off with these measurements because each base colour bottle is bigger than the empties provided so unless you plan to purchase more empties there’s a huge amount of waste here. You also get a pipette per base colour which you CAN use to mix the colours but I found that free pouring was MUCH quicker and not as messy as you might imagine. Once I poured the mixing was tricky, no amount of shaking it up (T Swift style) REALLY mixed the colours together and even now, days later they don’t seem to have settled entirely. They work but they’re not GREAT. Another issue is the consistency, compared to the ready made polishes available from Palette London the ones I mixed were thick and gloopy and the brushes supplied weren’t as soft either. Not the nicest application ever.
It’s a nice idea in theory and I love the concept of mixing a totally custom shade but what’s stopping you doing that without this kit? It would be cheaper to buy a few of your favourite nail colours and mix them as you saw fit. It would make a cute gift, especially for perhaps my 10 year old daughter but if you’re in to nail polish I think you’ll be disappointed by this set. You can watch my initial excitement, process and first impressions in this video