2 November 2013

Product Review & NOTD: Colour Theory Nail Polishes

As most other girls, I love nail polishes, so when I was approached to trial a new range from Colour Theory, I happily accepted. Here are my thoughts:


What They Say: 
"Made in Australia this premium two coat polish comes in the season's hottest colours and offers a superior gloss finish with a quick drying time. Formaldehyde free and available in 22 amazing shades."

$4 (6ml) - Available exclusively at most Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies

What I Say:

I was lucky to trial the nail polishes in Flamingo (a bright salmon colour), Cherry on Top (a warm crimson red) and Purple Rain (a dark lavender) – and all these colours are really lovely, and perfect for spring and summer. 

I love the look of these new nail polishes from Colour Theory, round and simple with a white lid. The only think I could have wished for was a colour coded dot on the top of the lid, so you can tell the different colours apart when storing them in a drawer like I am!

The actual formula of the nail polish is nice and thick, and as claimed two coats is sufficient for a nice coverage. It has a narrow brush, which does require a few strokes, but still you get a nice result. The only think I could have liked would be for the shaft of the brush to be a touch longer, as I think that would have made it even easier to apply.

The polishes are very quick drying, and what I also love is that the nail polishes are made in Australia and free from formaldehyde.

I do use my hands a lot, and wash them countless times during the day, but I still managed to get 3 days wear from the polish before it started to chip at the edges, and that was without a top coat, so I can easily imagine that with a top coat the wear would be extended by another day or two.

What I Like:

  • A great budget price
  • Made in Australia and formaldehyde free
  • Quick drying
  • A nice range of colours
  • Fairly longwearing
What I Don't Like:
  • The shaft of the brush is a little short
Overall, considering the budget price, these are surprising high quality nail polishes. And at just $4 each you can afford to add several colours to your collection, I know for sure that I will!
* Products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
Have you heard of Colour Theory before? What do you think of this new range of nail polishes? 



  1. The shades are gorgeous, I'd totally rock the second one :)!


    1. Yes, the shades are really lovely, I love the Flamingo shade too!!

  2. I have Cherry on Top which I received at work a few months ago, I like it, but as you said the brush is a tad bit small. I prefer Maybelline brushes.

    1. The Cherry on Top is really lovely too, such a nice bright red, perfect for Xmas ;-)
      And I really am so surprised with the high quality of these cheap nail polishes. Don't think I've ever tried a nail polish from Maybelline, I must check them out!


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