Today's polish hits that top limit of £5 and is really, really cool.
This polish is a Nail Pop by Look Beauty in the colour Cool Britannia* and comes in, as I say at £5. It is a great mixture of tiny glitter in a white-ish silver, red and blue. It gives an almost silvery-purple appearance from afar but closer up you can really pick out the red, white and blue.
I'm not in the swing of the Olympics like a lot of people (although I loved the horse events and wasn't the opening ceremony amazing?) so I haven't gone all out with Union Flag. However this seems like an easy enough and pretty enough way to celebrate the Olympics being hosted over here (some of the football has been held just up the road from us at Old Trafford) but I also think it isn't too obviously themed that you can't get away with wearing it after patriotic event.
Two coats of the polish brought opacity and I think one light coat would look really good over the top of another colour. It does feel gritty/grainy to touch which feels weird but a top coat dulled that texture somewhat. I'd also say it drys really quickly - super quick infact, it lost any kind of tacky-potential-dent-y-quality in less than a minute which is impressive. If you're sloppy like me and get a tiny dot of the polish on your finger move quickly to get it off because I'm struggling to budge the polish on my pinky.
I wore this for two days without a top coat and found it wore well, without any chips but I had to put on a top coat after 2 days because the texture really bugged me. So far, 4 days with only 1 tiny chip in sight. This is the first nail polish I've tried from Look Beauty, I'm highly impressed and will definitely be checking out their range further.
Cool Britannia is available from Look Beauty's website and Superdrug.
P.S. Which nail polish are you wearing? Will you be busting out patriotic nails for the Olympics Closing Ceremony?