Saturday, 30 November 2013

Nails Inc November Finale - Special Effects 3D Glitter - Hammersmith

Silver turquoise teal glitter bomb  

Last Nails Inc swatch of the month and so out with a bomb, a glitter bomb!

Hammersmith is one of the Nails Inc 3D Glitters which are totally *packed* with glitter.

The glitter is silver, turquoise and teal (to my eyes) and ranges from fine to chunky hexagons.

This was 3 coats for me and is shown without topcoat - it's gonna eat topcoat....

It's a pretty rough finish too.  But look at the pretties!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Gilston Road

Warm grey creme

Gilston Road is a slightly beige/purple grey creme although the greige doesn't show much in these pics.  I should do a follow-up comparison with something like Thames to show the difference.

Application was flawless, possibly a one-coat-wonder if you're careful.  Swatches shown here are 2 coats with basecoat but no topcoat.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Lavender Close

Sheer pink with lavender glitter  

Lavender Close is a warm sheer pink flash with a good amount of different sized purple hex glitter pieces.  

This swatch is shown as 1 thick coat over Seche Take Chances a mid lilac creme.

I don't think Lavender Close would work very well on it's own but it's good layered as long as you consider the pink flash/pearliness of the suspension polish.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Bruton Mews

Glossy deep green creme  

Bruton Mews is a fantastic deep slightly forest leaning green creme.

Swatch shown is 2 coats, no top coat and it's beautifully glossy.

For me this is a fantastic dark green, deep enough but without ever looking black.

Application was great with barely any cleanup required.

Bruton Mews is from the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection and is still available from Nails inc

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Grove Cottages

Gorgeous red jelly with glitter  

Grove Cottages
is a fabulous red jelly with silver and pink glitter.

Swatch show in 2 coats with no top coat.  You are left with a slightly bumpy finish so it would probably benefit from a good self-levelling topcoat.   There is also a smidge of vnl but I don't care!

How gorgeous is this?  I'm not much of a jelly fan but I love this combination of finishes, glitter and colour - just awesome...

This polish was part of the Nails Inc Summer Collection this year, sadly it doesn't seem to available separately which is a shame because it's stunning.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Paddington Street

Deep red creme/crelly  

Paddington Street is a dark red creme with, like a lot of these kinds of red, slight jelly tendencies.

Swatch shown is 2 coats with no top coat.  Amazing application, the kind of cremes that nails inc excel at.

It's not as dark as that Nails Inc stalwart, Victoria.

Blimey, Looks like I haven't shared Victoria with you all yet which is a mistake as it's definitely a classic.

Whilst not as dark or as brown toned as Victoria it does looks to be pretty similar to Winchester from the Mad Men collection.

So here's a comparison  between  Winchester and Paddington Street.  Paddington Street is on my index and ring fingers, Winchester on middle and pinky.

Winchester is a tiny smidge lighter but there's very little in it.  I'm calling it a near enough dupe.  Winchester is also more opaque, nearly a one-coat-wonder.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Porchester Place

Soft orange creme  

Porchester Place is a creamy orange creme

Swatch shown is 2 coats, no top coat as usual and application was great as you'd expect from a nails inc creme.

Orange isn't usually my kinda colour but I like this one, the slight softness of the colour makes it work much better for me.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Kensington Court

Sheer pink  

Time for another palate cleanser....

Kensington Court is a very sheer pink.

It's kinda like 'my nails but better', giving them a slight pinkish tinge.  There's also some very fine secret-shimmer which looks to be a goldish pink.

Swatch was 2 coats, no top coat.

As you can probably tell by the old-style bottle, this isn't a current nails inc colour... ebay is your friend if you absolutely need this polish in your life!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Chester Terrace

Teal leaning dark blue matte

Chester Terrace is a fairly dark blue/teal polish.

When I was swatching this I couldn't work out why the application was so tricky till I looked at my drying nails, it's matte! Well more of a satin as it's not a super flat finish.

I also applied topcoat so you could see how it looks shiny.

Swatch was 2 coats and application was tricky...

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Orchard Street

Warm red shimmer  

Orchard Street is a warm darkish red shimmer

The formula on this seemed pretty thin on the first coat but it was opaque in 2 coats so nothing to complain about!

This colour is definitely not unique, I think of this as a 'traditional' nail polish colour, ie one you could've bought 30 years ago and  for some reason I associate this kind of colour with OPI, maybe because the first OPI I bought was a red shimmer?

Friday, 15 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Berkeley Street

Turquoise blue creme  

Berkeley Street is a pretty standard turquoise creme, but lovely none the less!

Swatch shown is 2 coats with no top coat but this has a super shiny finish.

Application was great as you'd expect.

Berkeley Street isn't a current shade but does pop up on ebay now and again.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nails Inc November - Lowndes Court

Soft blurple with fine ice blue shimmer  

Lowndes Court is a deep blurple with fine ice blue shimmer

Application was good.  This dries with a soft almost satin finish

Swatch shown is 2 coats, no top coat

I love a good blue and this one is also slightly unusual.

This isn't a current colour but is available from ebay.