Review: Coloristiq Nail Polish Rental Service

There are so many dazzling nail varnishes to choose from these days; vibrant, glittering, textured, muted or neutral. it’s a constant struggle to resist the urge to purchase little polish bottles in their hundreds. Of course, most of us already have a nail polish collection filled with shades we no longer use, or colours we’ve used until the bottle is nearly transparent. Then there’s also those polishes that turn into a thick, gloopy, unusable reminder of a colour once loved. Owning endless nail polishes that  take up space, adorn your nails on only a handful of occasions, and inevitably deteriate within months of opening is less than ideal. 
Nail polish rental service Coloristiq has a simple resolution to all of these problems, providing a selection of the most recent, and the most popular nail polishes by top brands such as Essie, OPI, China Glaze and Morgan Taylor for you to try and return. 
How it works
Once you’ve subscribed, you can browse their extensive range of high end polishes, select your favourites and the wonderful team at Coloristiq will put together a box of your favourite three and post it off to you. Once you’ve received your Coloristiq polishes, you can use each bottle 3 times over  a period of 30 days, allowing you to enjoy each colour to its fullest. Once the 30 days are up, simply send back your polishes in the box provided and wait for your next 3 bottles! 
The benefits
Save space – no need to store away tens of nail varnishes, unnecessarily taking up space.
Endless variety – There’s no chance you’ll get bored with three new colours arriving at your door every month to enjoy.
Guilt free – Usually it’s hard to justify buying new shades if you already have so many, so this is the perfect way of experiencing a nail polish, without the possibility of getting bored with it and leaving it to go off.
No waste – Throwing away half used bottles of nail polishes is not only a waste of money but bad for the environment.
Bank balance friendly – It only costs £9.99 a month to try out 3 nail varnishes that would cost that for one bottle or more. Not to mention how much it would set you back in a salon!
Hygienic – If you’ve had your nails painted in a salon, you’ll be used to sharing the polishes with other customers. But for those who maybe concerned about this, rest assured that the chemicals in nail polishes kill any potential bacteria and Coloristiq put all returns through a strict quality control and sterilisation process.
My experience
My first Coloristiq box* arrived on my door step promptly, filled with three fabulously glitzy China Glaze nail polishes. The three nail varnishes are cleverly wrapped up in mesh protection and the box provides clear and helpful instructions about the rental process. The colours I received are Meet me under the stars, De-light and December to remember; all of superb quality with fantastic colour pay off. I had a wonderful experience with Coloristiq and I cannot recommend their service enough, it’s such an innovative and fantastic concept that makes the idea of buying polish after polish seem thoroughly silly! If like me, your nails are as important as your outfit, then head over to their website to view their range and find out more details. 
Coloristiq is offering my readers one month free using the code ‘Jenna1‘, making this deal even sweeter! Simply register and email the code over here and you’ll receive one month free! 

What do you think of Coloristiq? What shades would you choose?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!


  1. January 29, 2015 / 11:52 am

    Love these shades and would like to try it.

  2. January 30, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    This sounds like a great idea! Wonderful way to try lots of different polishes without having to build an extra wing on the house to store them! 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

  3. February 1, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Pretty! σ(≧ε≦o) ♥

  4. February 3, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Fabulous! I especially love the Meet me under the stars! BTW, your header is so pretty! 🙂

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