Monday 23 April 2012

A Pretty Polish: 17 Lasting Fix in Pink Grapefruit

These little pots of polish by 17 have become my go-to brand when I want a new nail colour.

I usually stick to darker colours or bright reds, but I thought Pink Grapefruit would be perfect for prettying up my nails for Spring.

My nails aren't worthy of photographing at the moment, so I borrowed my friend India's lovely hands to model the polish for this post :)

In the pictures, India only has one coat on her nails, and as you can see it leaves quite a sheer finish.
For a more opaque result, two or three coats are definitely needed.

The polish applies really smoothly, is glossy and fairly chip resistant.
As for the 'lasting fix' claims, I think it comes through on the promise pretty well and looks fairly flawless for a good few days.
The formula is a little on the watery side, which I quite like because it generally means less drying time.
Besides the bright, flirty colour, the selling point for me is how easily applied this polish is: It's not gloopy at all and the brush fans out to just the right size. Result :)

17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish is available at Boots in a variety of colours for £2.99.

Have you tried polishes from 17?
What do you think of Pink Grapefruit?

Thanks for reading :*


  1. This is such a gorgeous shade! I love pink grapefruit to eat, but this colour, is just as scrumptious! xo

    1. It's pretty isn't it? I rather like the price tag too ;) x

  2. it's such a pretty shade! There are so many nail polishes i'm after at the minute! x

  3. Oh my! This color is yummy indeed! I need to see if I can find a similar shade soon!

    XO Kelley

  4. Such a lovely colour, perfect for summer :) x

  5. very nice polish ;-)

    new follower

  6. OMG this has been on my wishlist forever... And every time I see it, I want it more and more!!! NEED to remember to buy it. Hehe :) xx