I'm sure you're all aware by now that Primark launched their own beauty line, P.S Love in 2014. I haven't tried much in the way of their make up but loved the nail art pens (comparison to models own post here) I recently picked up some other products from the beauty line (you can watch my haul here) and one of the things I picked up was the Nail Polish Twist Pot.
As you'll already know, I love painting my nails and paint them at least once a week, Lissy also shares my love of nail polish and painting her nails and paints her nails at least 3 times a week, throw in Cole also painting her nails, and as you can imagine we use a lot of nail polish and nail polish remover in our house.
My nail polish remover of choice is the acetone free nail polish remover from Superdrug available to buy here. It's £1.39 for 250ml, I have repurchased it several times and never use anything else because it is fabulous!
I saw the twist pot in Primark and thought it looked interesting and I was curious to see if it did what it said on the tin so to speak so I thought I'd give it a go and also thought "I'm sure my subscribers and blog readers would love to know if this is a good product" so I bought it for myself to try and to review it for you all too.
Anyway, I digress (as usual) I haven't tried a nail polish remover pot since Bourjois launched their Magic Nail Polish remover, (available to buy here) I didn't ever repurchase that though because I felt it was expensive for what it was, saying that, it did do what it said on the tin.
I was really excited to try the Primark twist pot, as I said I loved the nail art pens and have tried other products (reviews coming soon) which I have loved from their P.S Love range.
The front of the pot
The back of the pot including usage instructions
The sponge inside the pot
As you can see from the above photographs, the pot comes with instructions of how to use on the back and claims to be "fast & effective with no mess and no fuss" but was it?
Using the twist pot and my thoughts
The first time I used the twist pot, I removed a red nail polish, it took quite a bit of rubbing and I had to make sure I held my nail against the sponge so it rubbed on the nail, my fingers were left stained red and quite wet and I had to use a cotton pad and nail polish remover to clean off the red staining. I thought that the staining was because I had a red polish on because to be fair red polish is a bit like that even with a cotton pad and nail polish remover so the next time I tried it I had a pink polish on, it did still smear and leave staining on my fingers but it wasn't as bad as with the red. I have also used the pot to remove a pink polish with a glitter top coat, that wasn't brilliant at all and the pink polish was removed leaving the glitter behind, meaning I had to then remove the glitter with a cotton pad and nail polish remover.
I wasn't too impressed with the twist pot and won't be repurchasing it, it wasn't great at removing polish, like I said earlier, I had to rub my nail against the sponge to remove the polish, and I was left with staining and it was even worse at removing glitter top coat.
It's only £1.00 so it didn't break the bank, but I would much rather spend another 39p plus £1.00 on some cotton pads and remove my polish that way, and I'm sure it would last longer too. I will use the pot until it runs out or dries up whichever comes first but I certainly won't be buying it again.
I was really disappointed because I wanted to love this product but it just wasn't great at all, I think if they'd perhaps used a better polish remover inside the pot it would have been a winner for me.
In this case the product most definitely does not do what it says on the tin I'm afraid, it wasn't fast or effective and was messy and fussy.
Unfortunately as Primark don't have an on line shop and the product isn't sold on line anywhere I cannot provide a link for the twist pot but it is available to buy at some Primark stores.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,