When I used to shop at Reiss (I haven’t for a long time), how to say the name was always quite hotly debated… Reese or Rice? I still don’t know! The brand has recently launched a body and beauty collection in conjunction with Boots and I have been reviewing the Reiss Nail Collection.
The first thing to say is that the colour edit is gorgeous. There are four shades that are all very current for autumn/winter. I like the presentation and the bottles – it all looks good!
However, they’re weirdly low shine. I always use a shiny quick dry top coat so it doesn’t much matter, and won’t put me off wearing them, but given that shine is such a thing in polish, I’m surprised at the obvious lack of it. I wondered, even, if they were supposed to be semi matte, but there is no mention of that at all. When Boots does a collaboration with a brand like Reiss, I believe that they use their own manufacturers for the products so essentially you’re getting Boots in nicer wrapping. There isn’t anything necessarily wrong with that, and these polishes work out at £5 a piece which doesn’t seem expensive, but it might account for the lower luxury end product that you might expect from a brand like Reiss. So, the shades are: Bacall Red (my favorite!), Nude Sahara, Forever Red and Mystic Grace.
The Reiss Nail Collection is already on line HERE for £20 and it’s part of a 3 for 2 offer.
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I really liked the look of it but not so much now… I’d say it’s a case of paying for the brand rather than the product, and even at a fiver each I am underwhelmed…
Out of curiosity, which shiny quick-dry top coat do you use most?
I think I use Essie the most x
Nice colours. I like the Bacall red too.
I would pronounce it Rice. It looks like a Germanic name, so the second vowel is voiced, but not the first (it’s the opposite of ‘when two vowels go walking, the first does the talking’). 🙂
It’s pronounced Reece- I work with them 🙂