sparkling in milan

No 7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour – Milan
I have a love/hate relationship with this polish. I love the colour, the finish and the glorious glitter, I hate the fact that it is impossible to photograph accurately. Believe me, it is much prettier, and paler in real life! It is an intriguing iridescent pink with silver shimmer running through it – perfect for getting your fingers festive as the Christmas season approaches.

I bought this varnish in a moment of mild panic as I realised I had an expiring No 7 Boots voucher and no real need for any of their products. I wouldn’t normally peruse the No 7 (or Ruby & Millie) counters if it wasn’t for those pesky, enabling vouchers, so I thought I would have a quick look and was drawn in by this particularly sparkly polish.

I wish I could say these are my real nails but I owe all their loveliness to Elegant Touch fake nails. They are the french manicure ones I wore to the Cosmo Blog Awards. I was impressed they were still intact by the weekend so, before they all flicked off, I seized the chance to give them a speedy swatch of this new polish. I only needed two coats to achieve a deep opaque finish and the glitter is really fine, so doesn’t leave you with a gritty finish to your nails, which is always a bonus!

What products have you picked up recently with your No 7 voucher?

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  1. 30th October 2011 / 11:17 pm

    What a gorgeous color !!!! Really lovely on you x

  2. 30th October 2011 / 11:32 pm

    I can vouch for Milan being totally gorgeous as I got it in a set for Christmas, I love the almost silver tone under the pink. It makes it so unique!

    I used a boots no7 voucher to try out their hot cloth cleanser though I must say I wasn't overly impressed. Ah well, back to Liz Earle πŸ˜‰

  3. 30th October 2011 / 11:38 pm

    i also have this nail polish, i love it! its so cute and girly πŸ™‚ x

  4. 30th October 2011 / 11:43 pm

    This is such a lovely colour, its so pigmented perfect for Christmas time πŸ™‚ x

  5. 31st October 2011 / 8:11 am

    I've got this nail varnish as well and I think it's one of my favourites! The colour is lovely πŸ™‚

  6. 31st October 2011 / 8:14 am

    I have this colour, I love it, it's so smooth to apply πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. 31st October 2011 / 10:22 am

    It's a lovely colour! Really pretty.
    Can't believe they are fake nails, look real!

  8. 31st October 2011 / 11:04 am

    i have about 3 bottles of this because it always comes in the sets, i feel the same, looks lovely but is a nightmare to get off, i tend to use it on my toes mostly, because i dont change the colour on my toes as often as my hands so can put it off by just topping it up… naughty πŸ˜€

  9. 31st October 2011 / 11:24 am

    I love the colour, I always struggle to use those vouchers x

  10. 31st October 2011 / 12:28 pm

    What a lovely colour! xx

  11. 31st October 2011 / 12:31 pm

    I have this, it's one of my favourites in my ever growing polish collection!

  12. 31st October 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Oh wow! I'm definitely investing in a bottle of this, right now! Your nails look gorgeous, Milly πŸ™‚ x

  13. 31st October 2011 / 4:02 pm

    I've got this too but I hardly use it anymore. ^.^

  14. 31st October 2011 / 4:16 pm

    I got this in a set and was actually just about to paint my nails with this colour! I bought the No7 cleanse and polish with my voucher which left my skin feeling so soft. Definitely worth investing in πŸ™‚

  15. 31st October 2011 / 4:28 pm

    I have 4 vouchers left and was really unsure what to buy so this is definitely going to be a purchase. Looks gorgeous! x

  16. 31st October 2011 / 4:35 pm

    i would never have bought a colour like that until i've seen how gorgeous it looks on your nails! xx

  17. 31st October 2011 / 4:55 pm

    I have this polish! Absolutely love it and always get comments on it. This was a fantastic review and great descriptions πŸ™‚ Thankyou xx

  18. 31st October 2011 / 5:15 pm

    They look so good! I really though they were real.
    I've got a couple of no7 polishes but I find them quite weird to apply. Maybe it's just me!

  19. 31st October 2011 / 6:44 pm

    That's such a great colour! xx

  20. 31st October 2011 / 7:09 pm

    I also have expiring vouchers and wanted some more No7 colours, think I'll try this one. I know what you mean about the vouchers, I'm always persuaded to buy something, would be a waste not to(great marketing)!

    I posted yesterday about these beauties x x x

  21. 31st October 2011 / 8:16 pm

    Love! XOXO

  22. 31st October 2011 / 9:39 pm

    This is one of my faves, I started working at boots this month and Milan was the first thing I bought with my discount and voucher it was… 42p! Its a gorgeous colour πŸ™‚ x

  23. 31st October 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Ohh I think I have this nail polish, but I've never worn it, It does look a lovely colour in these pictures whether thats true to the actual colour or not, think I'll have to give it a try this weekend now xx

  24. 1st November 2011 / 9:15 am

    This nail polish looks really nice, on nails. xx

  25. 1st November 2011 / 10:49 am

    I'm wearing this polish just now and am writing a blog post on them too! I love the colour but totally agree that your photos don't show the true colour – odd..
    A bargain for Β£2 with a voucher!

  26. 2nd November 2011 / 4:18 pm

    I've had this colour for ages (it was a gift) but I used it for the first time the other week and I love it!Serendipity Style Blog

  27. 2nd November 2011 / 6:44 pm

    Maybe this is my next purchase!

  28. 9th November 2011 / 12:02 am

    Gorgeous colour for Christmas!