Estee Lauder Insolent Plum

Hello there,

Well it seems as though summer is here – for those doubters I have a pink nose to prove it! (Guess the factor 50 just wasn’t enough) As per usual I had a summer spree the last few weeks. Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have already noticed. First it was the rush to get t-shirts, then came the urge for summer beauty products and my spree ended in me getting some summer highlights in my hair.

Highlighted hair

One of the priority products on my hit list was a replacement face cream. I always use Estee Lauder for my day cream; it is cooling and light (moisturising enough wihtout that clogged-pore feeling), cucumber scented for freshness and SPF 15. Did I mention I burn easy??

After browsing online I noticed Boots had their Free Gift offer on! I’d recommend everyone to check first before getting any of their Estee Lauder essentials as between the big retailers (Debenhams, Boots, John Lewis, etc.) there is ALWAYS a deal either finishing or about to start. Even those impatient types among you will only have to wait a few weeks between deals.

So as well as my day cream I got this delightfully decadent nail polish.

Plum polish

To clarify, I wouldn’t normally buy a polish priced at £14.50 and the three polishes I do own from Estee Lauder have all been bought when this offer was on. Also the chunky monkey square bottles, with their golden caps, always feel worthy of the price-tag. I also got an additional reduction on top by using my discount card – result!

If there was one tiny complaint I have about this brand (and there is really only one gripe) it’s that the stock of their polishes is always limited. If you see a polish you like online don’t get your hopes up that they’ll have it at the counter when you go in store. For this reason I ended up with a less than summer deep berry polish called Insolent Plum.

Plum close up

It’s a beautiful crelly polish, which is opaque on two thin coats and dried to a high shine. These pictures are without topcoat.

I cannot stress enough how impressed I am with everything in the EL range. (Even my man has pinched the night repair cream I got as my last free gift!)

So tell me, are you a fan of Estee Lauder? Do you think £14.50 is a little steep for a 9ml bottle of polish?


*Apologies…as I was writing this post I accidentally DELETED ALL MY PHOTOS…aaaaarrrrrggghhhh! Thankfully due to these long summer nights I managed to take some more…HUZZAH! Don’t you just love summer?







About lushnails

I'm a qualified Nail Technician based in Liverpool. This blog is my way of sharing some of my favourite techniques, products and nail designs. I love all things rainbow-coloured and spangly! Hope you enjoy reading/viewing :)

Posted on May 22, 2014, in Product Review and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ooh I love that color!!

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