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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Untried Polish Challenge - Day 1 *Two Colours* W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus
W7 Metallic Venus


I came across this great challenge by Just Add Polish the other day, so I thought I'd jump in and take part! 


All the details for the challenge are at Just Add Polish here, but basically the challenge is to wear at least 19 untried polishes, one or more from each of the categories above. I don't have a massive untrieds issue, but I do have a box of unworn polishes under my desk, so this looked like a great chance to reduce the number in that box (there are more than 19, in case you're wondering).

W7 Metallic Venus
W7 Metallic Venus


I'm starting with lovely duochrome Metallic Venus from W7 for my *two colours* untried. I've had this polish for ages, I do remember buying it though - I got it from the clearance section in TK Maxx for £1.99 (but I do have cheaper polishes waiting in my untried box). W7 is a budget end UK brand that always surprises me with its quality. Metallic Venus is a deep plummy purple base with a dark blue duochrome shift. Application was super-easy; this is three thin coats with Seche Vite quick drying topcoat. I'm sure just two coats would be fine on shorter nails.

W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus

The colour shifts on this are superb, the pictures above are taken near a window in strong sunlight. In terms of dupey-ness, I don't think I've got a duochrome quite like this in my stash; the nearest ones I can think of (neither of which I own any more) are Orly Galaxy Girl and Models Own Beetle Juice Purple Blue, although both these have a granular sort of finish whilst W7 Metallic Venus is smooth and shimmery, without any streakiness. Here are a few pictures in softer light, which show the pretty colour of the base with less duochrome shift:

W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus

W7 Metallic Venus
W7 Metallic Venus

Overall, I'm really pleased with this and I don't know why I didn't wear it sooner. I expect I'll be saying that a lot over the next few weeks as I work through this challenge! As I mentioned above, I bought Metallic Venus from TK Maxx, but W7 polishes often turn up in discount beauty shops, pound shops and market stalls and at online sellers.

W7 Metallic Venus
W7 Metallic Venus

Other bloggers taking part in this untried challenge are:

Jonochi at Just Add Polish
Masha at Lost In Lacquer
Raine at Lacquer Lily
Amy at Fancy Side
Amanda at Designer Nail Accents
Sam at Polished Art
Lizajane at Organic Neglect
Blueberry Pie at Blueberry Nails
Kristina at Lacquer Fetish 
Missy at Gnarly Gnails
Uni at Acetone FIles
Erica at Coat of Mani Colors
Isabel at Little Fairy
Raux at Raux Polish 

22 comments:

  1. Seems like a fun challenge. Love this polish and it looks great on your nails :)

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  2. That blue flash is oh so nice! Good luck with your challenge, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  3. Thats a gorgeous nail polish, love it :)

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  4. What a great color! So unique :)

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  5. Looking good! I have nearly all the metallic planets range and I was surprised by how nice some of them are for the price.

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    1. Thanks! umm, now I'm thinking I'll buy others in this range if I see them. I love a good cheap polish, lol!

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  6. Wow that polish looks gorgeous on you. Such a cool polish.

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  7. Duochromes look so good on your nails! Beautiful!

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  8. Woo!!!! I'm glad you're doing it!! I'll add you to my roster! And also - THIS is also in MY untrieds and now I'm going to need to cycle it in here somewhere! It looks fab on you!!!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, you definitely need to cycle this one in, it's a bit of a surprise gem, imo! I'm looking forward to seeing your post about it!

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  9. I really love that W7 collection! Lovely duochromes! You make me want to wear them all again!

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    1. Thank you! I'm tempted to seek out the other colours in this collection now!

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  10. Such an amazing colour, need it!! xx

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    1. Definitely worth getting a bottle if you see one :D

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  11. Really nice color, and welcome to the challenge! Always nice to have new people join in!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure I'll enjoy it - it's good to *find* nice polishes that have been lying around forgotten about for months (or longer in a couple of cases!

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