Sunday, 27 November 2016

Nails Inc November - Alice & Olivia - Sheer Beauty

Peach nude creme  







Sheer Beauty is an extremely misnamed peach nude creme

It's not sheer and it was certainly not a beauty.  The formula was horrible, it pulled back on every coat and even with three coats there are some baldish patches - bleurrgghh.

Swatches shown are 3 coats, no top coat.

I picked this polish up as part of a cute set of two mini polishes, a full size shimmer and this lovely printed bag.  Thankfully I didn't pay full price and the other two polishes are good.


The Alice & Olivia collection is a collaboration with alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, a fairly high end fashion line.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Nails Inc November - New Oxford Street Gel Effect

Aubergine brown creme 





New Oxford Street is an aubergine/brown/mauve shade with a slightly dusky feel.

This is a Gel Effect polish, nicely self-levelling, shiny and even the flat, wide brush isn't too bad on my tiny nails.

Swatches are two coats, no top coat.

I can't keep up with Nails Inc and all their different bottle shapes and sizes but I do like these self-coloured overcaps.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Nails Inc November - Burlington Arcade

Deep pink/red shimmer  




Burlington Arcade is a deep pinky red shimmer that definitely glows due to the fine purple and red micro shimmer.

It's not the most unique colour but application was good and these swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

This is an old polish as you can see from the bottle - at least 2010, maybe older...


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Nails Inc November - Fleet Street

Baby blue creme  





Fleet Street is a fabulous mid to baby blue creme.

Application was a little streaky but not as bad as I was expecting!  Swatches are 2 coats with no top coat.

This is a vintage Nails Inc that I stalked on eBay for quite a while.  In the end had to pick it up in a bundle of other polishes I already had....  Which is probably why I have three boxes of nails inc dupes!

Given the annoying Nails Inc habit of reusing polish names, there is a much later edition of Fleet Street that is a taupe Leather Effect polish.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Nails Inc November - Diet Coke - Paris

Plum creme  



Paris is a shiny plum creme.

Application was good, swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

So back in 2010 Nails Inc teamed up with Boots (drugstore) and Diet Coke to offer a free bottle of specially branded Nails Inc polishes when you bought 2 bottles of Diet Coke.

I'm not a coke drinker but of course I still bought the coke and donated the bottles to pals - anything for free polish eh?!

There were 4 shades available in 2010, according to my spreadsheet I might be one missing from the following collection - looks like I have all the 2010 shades but only 3 of the colours from 2011 when they ran the promotion again with different shades.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Nails Inc November - Duke Street

Grey/mauve creme  

 





Duke Street is a greyed out blue/mauve creme.

Application was good, swatches are two coats, no top coat.

This is an old shade from 2010 and a swatch from then too!

It's a rather downbeat, melancholy colour which matches my mood today with the news of Leonard Cohen's death and Armistice Day.


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Nails Inc November - Instyle Bare

Creamy nude creme  





Instyle Bare is a soft peachy nude creme with a great shine.

Application was good and these swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

As the name suggests it was a covermount giveaway with Instyle magazine way back in 2009.