Beauty confidential: real women test


Last updated at 09:06 28 June 2007

We asked five fast typing office PA's to test out the latest quick dry nail polish

MaybellineExpress Finish Nail Polish, £3.78, available nationwide

Katy Betts, 26, from Brighton

'I liked the superfast drying time but my nails did require a second coat, it was thin and streaky on first application.'


Boots No7 Speed Dry Nail Colour, £6.25, available nationwide

Maggie Russell, 55, from Surrey

'The polish was easy to apply and dried quickly but chipped very easily; the last thing I want is to have to paint my nails everyday.'


Estee Lauder Pure Color Instant Finish Quick Dry Topcoat, £12, 0870 034 2566

Ana-Marie Gates-Bowey, 21, from New Zealand

'The polish made my nails sparkle and dried quickly.'


Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish, £2.99,

Susan Heenan, 57, from Liverpool

'I loved it! This polish did exactly what it said on the bottle; dry within 60 seconds, using 2 thin coats. I'd definitely buy it again.'


L'Oreal Jet Set Diamant Nail Enamel, £4.99, available nationwide

Jordana Reader, 24, from Kent

'This polish went on easily, dried quickly and didn't chip - perfect for when you are on the go.'


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