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Post  Jane on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:57 am

As you know I'm off to Egypt on Monday morning and I'm scouring to try and find brands of polish sold over there in the hope I can bring back a nice haul Smile

Thus far I have found OPI is stupidly expensive (though on one site its coming in at around £6 a bottle) but a few brand names have popped up and I wondered if anyone had heard of them and what they thought of them?

Golden Rose Paris Nail Laquer:
http://goldenroseuk.co.uk/71-paris-nail-lacquer.html

This seems to be CHEAP. Starting at 18.00 EGP thats about £1.80 give or take a few pennies. Oddly I've not seen this in the UK.

Orly
Starts from 28.00 EGP (£2.80) to 54.00 EGP (£5.40) is this reasonable? And I dont own any Orly so would like to know if its ok.

Essence
Roughly £5 a bottle. Again not a brand Im familiar with?

ELF Studio
£2 a bottle

Love & Beauty
£3

Milani
£3.50

FM
£5.40

Chi
£7.00

Nitro Canada
£2.00

Hits
(is this the same as the ones Sally Sells?)
http://egypt.souq.com/eg-en/%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%B6%D8%A6-4794111/i/

£8 though Shocked







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Post  fixx on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:13 am

Most of those I don't know, but the Orly prices are good (normally same as Opi-China Glaze), and the Essence prices are way too high - they should be close to Barry M prices or less.

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Post  Babafette on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:22 am

The Hits picture looks like it's the Brazilian brand so it's cheaper to buy from Lady S's website.
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Post  HanSpan on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:47 pm

I've got a few Orlys I've bought from TK Maxx and I was impressed as I was swatching. I've only worn one on my nails yet but it was great. I like it far better then the few OPIs I've tried, and £2.80 is a good price I think.

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Re: Obscure brands help!

Post  Jane on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:26 am

Thanks ladies, will definitely keep an eye out for the Orly then and avoid the essence Very Happy

Hopefully I'll return with a good haul!
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Post  Babafette on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:53 am

I hope you have a fantastic holiday! Smile
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Re: Obscure brands help!

Post  Sally Magpie on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:06 am

I have been thinking about placing an order for some of the cheaper HITS ones in, so they would retail at about £3

They would be similar to the one in the photo above. What do you guys think?
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:30 am

Get a few in and see how they sell?

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Post  Sally Magpie on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:40 am

I am just putting together my virtual order now. This means I stick everything on the list I want, then I whittle it down.

So far there are 300 on the list LOL
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Re: Obscure brands help!

Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:13 am

Ohhh what's on the list???
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Re: Obscure brands help!

Post  HanSpan on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:05 am

Lady S wrote:I have been thinking about placing an order for some of the cheaper HITS ones in, so they would retail at about £3

They would be similar to the one in the photo above. What do you guys think?

What photo above? The glow in the dark ones?

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Post  Sally Magpie on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:06 am

Yeah the glow in the dark ones Smile But they aren't all glow in the dark, there are some full coverage glitters in a multitude of colours, and some normal coloured nail varnishes.
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Post  HanSpan on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:15 am

Not sure about the glitters but I could go a few glow in the darks!

I've not looked closely - and am basically being lazy now - but what are your postage rates?

Oh and would you put a link to the shop in your posts on this thread if no-one else minds. I keep losing it and having to page backwards. Or maybe edit your first post to include it - that would be easy to find.
And before anyone says - yes I've bookmarked it, but I have so many bookmarks its a chore to dig through them and everytime someone mentions something I want to go and look at it! It seems I've even a magpie with bookmarks;)


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Post  Sally Magpie on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:20 am

Okay, I will do if no one minds. I didn't want this place to be ALL about my shop. I want it to be still about us chatting stuff about polish and the like.
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Re: Obscure brands help!

Post  Jane on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:49 am

You know I'm a sucker for glitter so I'd buy the glitters over the UV ones Very Happy
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Re: Obscure brands help!

Post  Sally Magpie on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:09 am

I can order a few of them all. Smile If I buy I have to buy in proper bulk anyway. So, its okay to do it like that. Smile
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Post  Jasmina on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:23 am

I want to try a glow in the dark one. Not sure about the other glitters as I have loads similar to that from color club.

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