Review: Angelica Nail Colour

Nail Varnish vs Baby: Round 2
If you read Make, Do and Push! regularly you will know that I love painting my nails; it helps me maintain a sense of self. However, finding a nail varnish that actually stays on for more than a couple of hours with a baby is tricky! What with all of the sticky nappy tabs, overly frequent hand-washing, and general excessive hand usage. So I have been putting various nail polishes to the test to see who comes out on top: this is Nail Varnish vs Baby.

I received a bottle of the Angelica Nail Colour in my Brighton Blogger Meet Goody Bag. Let’s see how it fares up against Motherhood.

The colour I received is called “Bondi Beach” and is a gorgeous shade of coral. Coral is one of my favourite nail varnish shades, so I was pretty happy to receive a bottle of this. Initial thoughts? Fabulous!

After my usual base coat of clear polish (I’ve ended up with green nails too often after being lazy and not using a base coat!) I started applying. It was pretty tricky to apply, as the polish didn’t paint on very smoothly; it’s fairly runny so you have to brush off quite a lot onto the side of the bottle before painting your nails… well, unless you want polish all over your sofa! On the plus side, the first coat did dry quite quickly (4 minutes-ish), but definitely needed two coats. Not the most convenient with a baby… 

The finish is beautiful and shiny. What a lovely colour!

Nail varnish vs baby? 
The polish lasted three days before chipping. Make of that what you will; I’m not massively impressed.

It’s a pretty polish, but doesn’t last as well as some of the polishes I’ve tried. This won’t dissuade me from using it again though, as it will go perfectly with the outfit I have planned for a wedding in July! It’s also very reasonably priced for a nail varnish: the Angelica Bondi Beach Nail Varnish retails at £2.75, and can be found on the Angelica website.


*I received a bottle of the Angelica “Bondi Beach” Nail Varnish free of charge as part of the Brighton Blogger Meet Goody Bag. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*



  1. 23rd May 2013 / 8:35 pm

    Such a lovely colour! I tried a lovely glitter Angelica polish recently, and let me tell you, that wouldn’t even come off when I tried! Perhaps glitter may be the way forward for babyproofing your nails?
    Carrie xxx

    • 23rd May 2013 / 9:19 pm

      Isn’t it pretty? Yes glitter sometimes works – but I do find it very peel-able! xxx

  2. megan
    28th July 2013 / 3:04 pm

    love the colour! I got two today for a car boot never use! where can I can more?

    • 28th July 2013 / 6:20 pm

      Hi Megan – you can buy them on the Angelica website. The link is in my post.
      Hannah x

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