I was recently contacted by Aliz from Moyra UK, a nail varnish brand that has been successful in Europe and who are now launching in the UK. Moyra UK are totally unknown to me, but from a little search on the internet it seems that they have quite a following outside of the UK, with a huge range of polishes with various finishes and effects. When Aliz told me that I was one of the few selected bloggers in the UK to work with Moyra UK, I was over the moon. Especially when the fab polishes arrived for me to try out. It was like Aliz had picked them personally.
I received three polishes, all in different colours and finishes. From first impressions, the bottles are sturdy with the finishes of the polishes in full view. The colours are numbers rather than names, and each bottle holds 12ml of polish. The Facebook page for Moyra states that the polishes are priced from £3 for standard polishes and £4 for gel polishes. I have one gel polish, a neon matte and a sand effect polish.
No 918 is a gel look in an emerald green. Two coats gave full opacity and drying time was quick. I didn’t need a top coat as the finish was absolutely perfect when I’d painted them. I’m a bit rubbish at painting my own nails and I have found other brands of gel polishes to dry with streaks but the Moyra Nail Polish stayed streak free and easy to paint on the second coat. Very impressed. I also got three days out of No 918 before I started getting any chips. The left nail is one coat and the right is two coats.
No 705 is a neon matte in bright pink. This colour is my favourite colour and I wore it on my toes with a top coat for a glossy finish and on my nails as a matte like intended. I had to use three coats for full opacity, as with two coats I could still see the whites of my nails. I managed two days before any chipping and received many compliments on how bright the colour was. The nail on the left is one coat, and the right is two coats.
No 852 is a sand effect with gold and silver particles. I have used sand effect polishes by other brands before so was slightly dubious about this one as I have had mixed feelings towards the effect. Moyra Nail Polish applied beautifully ad dried in next to no time. One coat could be worn on its own, or even as a top coat to let a base colour shine through, or worn with two coats for a really effective finish. I would love to have a few other colours in the sand effect. It reminds me of holidays and was the longest wearing out of the three. The left nail is one coat and the right is two coats.
I wish I had nicer nails so I could show you what they look like on, as they are fabulous. For £3 a polish, you wouldn’t even bat an eyelid at buying a huge pile of them. I’m thinking of trying the holographic effect next.
If you want to try Moyra Nail Polish, pop over to the Facebook page, have a browse through the pictures for the colours and effects you like and send them a message to order. I’m hoping the UK website will be up and running soon to have a browse through the full collection!