Beauty Review: 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Glisten

The gloriously sunny weather this week has made me yearn for pretty, springlike nails (well that, plus I had a few occasions this week which required me to have reasonably smart yet chic nails, and my usual penchant for ridiculously bright colours and nail art just wasn't going to hack it). So, with that in mind, I fell victim to a small impulse purchase on my lunch break and picked up a bottle of one of 17's latest shades, Glisten.

Duochrome polish has been bubbling under as a trend for a couple of years now - witness Accessorize's Aztec (which I have, and will blog about in future if I can) - but in the past couple of months it seems to have been picked up in a big way by brands such as 17 and Topshop. Most of the colours seem to be quite dark for some reason, which is why I like Glisten - it's a refreshing change to see this effect done in a paler polish.


As you can see from the photo, it's a peachy pink with gold shimmer in it, so depending on how it catches the light you'll get various different colours - I couldn't stop staring at my hand once I'd done it and kept twisting it in bizarre poses to get all the shades! It also applies really nicely - the picture above is with three coats, but I could quite easily have got away with one for a more sheer finish. Top coat is Seche Vite and base coat is Revlon Post Trauma Nail Treatment - I'm currently trying this out as my nails have been a bit rubbish lately so will report back.

Overall, this is a great spring/summer colour - pretty and casual, yet with just enough added interest from the shimmer. I'm expecting to wheel this out a lot in the next few months for those occasions when I need a nice classic polish but still want something with a twist.

If you fancy picking up a bottle of Glisten, it's £2.99 a bottle at Boots.

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