Nails Inc Nail Polish
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Review of "Nails Inc Nail Polish"
Now that I am starting to have some nails, I have become much more interested in nail polishes. I have two different colours from this brand, one which was a present from a friend and the other I got free with Glamour magazine. I will review each separately in this review.
=== The Brand ===
The nail polishes
The bottles are instantly recognisable, with a round clear glass base and a shiny silver lid. You can clearly see the colour of the polish through the base, and I think that the packaging of these polishes all look very expensive and classy.
I did initially think that maybe my issues with the nail polish were because this was a ‘free’ polish, and maybe not to the brand’s usual standard, so when I received St Mark's Square as a Christmas present, I thought I’d give the brand a second go.
St Mark’s Square
At first, I felt that I had more success with this polish – it was thicker and left no brush marks upon application. It also dried fairly easily, and it was dry to the touch in a matter of minutes. I loved the colour of this polish, it was a shimmery pink/purple colour and depending on where the light hits my nails. It looked classy and was areal strong shade and one that I really liked the effect of on my nails. This is a 'one coat' polish, although I felt that I needed at least two coats for the colour to pop.
I was initially impressed with the results from this nail polish, but I noticed that the next day, the polish had chipped in places, and in fact one nail was almost bare. I have no idea how much this polish cost my friend, but with a retail price of around £11.00, I would expect the polish last more than one day without chipping. I’ve had cheap polishes that have lasted longer than that.
I then gave this polish another chance, before I went to Dublin for a weekend, I used two coats of this polish. The polish lasted slightly better after the first day, but on the drive home, I noticed a lot of chips around the top of my nails. If I was planning on wearing this polish for a special occasion, I would use a top coat, but I would have thought that an expensive nail polish would last longer than one evening without chipping even without a top coat?
While I own (and have previously reviewed) a Nails Inc magnetic polish that I was very impressed with, I can’t say the same for these polishes. While I know that I may have just been unlucky with the individual bottles that I have received, I feel that for the cost of these polishes, I would have expected something better.
My experiences with a Seche polish that I felt was fantastic might have coloured my view slightly when it comes to the Nails Inc polishes, but considering the retail price is similar for both polishes, I feel this is a fair comparison.
I don’t feel that I can recommend this brand of polishes, as I feel the quality is very poor. I like the colours in the range, and particularly like the effect I got from using the St Mark’s Square polish, but I can get similar colours from less premium brands. Why I had such good results with the magnetic polishes, and a negative one with these polishes, I’m not sure, but I know that I will never purchase anything from this brand in the future. I like the colours and the quirky packaging of these polishes, but I don't think they are worth the £11 price tag.
Nails Inc Nail Polish Gel Effect 14Ml - Uptown
Nails Inc Nail Polish Gel Effect 14ml Uptown- Dusky Pink Polish Create an ultra glossy, high shine gel effect finish with no UV lamp or soak off. This new an...
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Product Information : Nails Inc Nail Polish
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Long Name: Nail Polish
Manufacturer: Nails Inc
Listed on Ciao since: 28/01/2011