New Nail Polishes by Asda's George Cosmetics

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I'm a huge fan of George cosmetics, I reviewed a load of their makeup last year (which seems like a lifetime ago now- does anyone else feel like 2012 is a distant memory?) and completely fell in love with the brand. So many of their products are comparable to higher end brands, and back when I didn't have a whole load of makeup I loved trying out the highstreet versions of more expensive products. I still use lots of beauty products from George to this day, and they're definitely my budget brand of choice. If you find yourself wondering the beauty aisles of Asda when you're doing the weekly shop (guilty as charged) you might have noticed there are a couple of new nail products available, namely their 'Gel Pro' and 'Denim Effect' lines. Both are said to be long wearing which is perfect for all of you weekend festival go-ers (which is not me this year sadly- booo). But we all love a long lasting nail colour either way, and so I was really excited to try these out!

Gel Pro*
Being a huge fan of the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine nail paints I was eager to see how these would compare. The formulation is much like you'd expect from a gel-effect nail polish: thick, smooth and opaque in one coat. It's the finish of these that I love though, I expected a very glossy shine to the nails once they were dry but the finish was quite different. I don't want to say they dry matte, but are different from the super glossy finish of most polishes. I've shown them above next to Barry M shades that I thought looked similar, but as you can see the finish is completely unique. My only gripe is that the brush could be wider and slightly longer, but other than that I love everything about these. They dry quickly, last for a good few days on the nails without chipping and don't cost the earth- I'll definitely be popping more of these into my basket next time I'm in Asda. There are eight shades available in this range from darks to pastels and brights.

Denim Effect*
The denim effect bottle looked nothing like this when it first arrived; I'm not sure whether it was my fault or just a bit of a design flaw, but I unscrewed the cap while my hands were still a bit sticky from the nail varnish remover pads I'd just used. It removed some of the cute denim effect design on the lid, being a lover of pretty packaging this was quite a traumatic moment (sob) but rather than photograph it with a messed up lid I decided to remove the rest with nail varnish remover. Packaging aside, I absolutely LOVE the product itself, I was curious to see how a denim effect would work and I think George have done a great job recreating it. When you first paint your nails with this polish it looks like a pretty sparkly blue, but as with the Gel shades above it dries down to almost a matte effect which I think looks amazing. I'm seeing this polish crop up quite a bit on blogs at the moment, it's seems to be a well loved product among beauty bloggers!

Have you ever tried anything from Asda's George beauty range?
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28 comments

  1. All of these colours are so gorgeous! I especially like the Denim Effect one - so pretty! I've never thought to try the polishes that Asda have - I think I will now! Great post!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

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    1. I think most people don't think to look at their George makeup and nail stuff but they're really nice, definitely have a look if you get chance! x

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  2. Barry M have a denim effect nail varnish but the one you've posted is so much nicer! I'm jealous!

    Jegz. X | jegzjegzjegz.wordpress.com

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    1. I wondered how the Barry M denim effect would compare to this, I've never tried the Barry M version :) x

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  3. I don't typically shop in Asia but I might have to have a pop in soon, the denim effect polish looks nice!
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. Asia? Haha well I defo haven't shopped there, stupid predictive text. xx

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    2. this made me laugh! :) I've never shopped in Asia either haha, would love to though! Definitely give the denim polish a go if you get chance it's gorgeous x

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  4. I found your blog through a blog hop! Love your blog!
    Now following via bloglovin
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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  5. The finish does look quite interesting. I'd love to give these polishes a try, if I could ever get my hands on them or something similar! I'm really loving the shades. That purple is so deep and the nude seems like it would suit anyone.

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  6. nice http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/07/back-from-vacation-and-choies-dress.html

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  7. Ooh I am going to seek these out at my local Asda xx

    Beautyqueenuk

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  8. I've never tried George Cosmetic but think I'll have to go on the hunt...that demin effect one is begging to come home with me. How have I missed George Cosmetics?? I really need to open my eyes more.
    Thanks for the heads up and review on a brand I have never seen before, I love posts like these even if my purse doens't :P
    xxx

    Leanne | Topazstarz

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  9. Love the vivid purple shade, really gorgeous! x

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  10. gorgeous colors! I especially love the nude!

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  11. Hi, I'm Hanna. I'm cohosting the Aloha Friday hop this month and just stopping by to say hi and follow your blog :)

    www.violetlulu.blogspot.com

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  12. hey stacey! awesome post, and awesome blog! thank you so much for the follow :)

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  13. Ooh love these bottles! The nude beige shade is gorgeous xx

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  14. Loved the Barry M Lychee. Gorgeous! I have never used either, but I do think they are lovely.

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  15. Great post! I shall look into buying some of these as a good jupe for Barry M nail polishes! Thanks for posting!
    Emily xx
    http://emilylovescosmetics.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Hi Stacey. I think this is a brilliant post. Not everyone can afford to buy expensive nail polishes and these appear to provide a great alternative. In some cases I would say the colours are better too! xxx

    Carly's Beauty World

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  17. Nice blog! Would you like follow each other? :)

    www.shel0vefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the nail polish colors. Especially the denim. Thanks for sharing!

    I am visiting with the Harvest of Friends Blog Hop.

    http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is new to me...thank you! Love the denim effect!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful colors! The denim is very unique :) but I prefer the nude beige. I just started a fashion blog recently and would love for you to check it out. Follow for a follow on GFC and bloglovin? I'll follow back xx

    choosfashion.blogspot.com

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  21. Amazing blog :) Followed :)
    Please follow me back

    www.dede-moda.blogspot.com

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  22. i am a huge fan of the george gel pro i have 01 black, 05 pink and 07 peach, they are gorgeous! so glad to find a blogger that loves them too!

    amy x
    notanotheroneamy.blogspot.com

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  23. Nude Beige looks like such a nice colour! Oh no I might have to buy some shades from the gel pro range now haha. I love the under eye concealer they do and find it works really well as a highlighter! xx

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