Saturday 18 January 2014

Nails Inc. Polishes Review

Hey everyone! Apologies that it's been a few days since I've posted, I've been revising constantly, and yesterday (Friday) I passed my driving test (yay!) so I went out for a meal in the evening to celebrate and never got around to posting. I probably wouldn't have actually managed to get this up today if it hadn't been for my boyfriend, who very kindly edited all these pictures for me because I didn't have time. He's been offering to edit for a while now and I've struggled to let go of the reigns, but he didn't an awesome job so I think he's going to find himself bombarded with pictures now!

Exams aren't very far away now, so only one week and 2 days and my schedule should return to usual. I'm really sorry it's not been great for the past few weeks but hopefully you understand. I have a couple of posts in the 'vault' so to speak and I'll have a guest post from the lovely Amelia this week for you too which will be great I'm sure!

So today's post is a bit of a mix and match review with a few polishes from Nails inc. They're all from a variety of collections, but they work surprisingly well together. I love Nails inc. polishes and I'm really glad I got these to review because they're all amazing quality as usual, as you will see below! Full review will be after the jump

First up is St. Martins Lane*, which is a gorgeous burgundy colour. I absolutely love burgundy polishes and this certainly doesn't disappoint, this was 2 coats without topcoat.

Next is Hampstead Court* from the Fibre Optic collection. I'm not really a fan of bar glitter, but this is actually a really manageable polish and it looks really great. This was just one coat over St. Martins Lane*, without topcoat

Chiswick Park* is a lovely purple shade created for QVC for their 20th anniversary. It's part of a duo with Kensington Caviar Topcoat*, shown below. As you can see it dries with an almost matte texture, which (unsurprisingly considering my matte obsession) I love. This was 2 coats without topcoat, although I feel perhaps 3 might have been better to equal it out

This is Chiswick Park* with 1 coat of Kensington Caviar topcoat*. It dried relatively fast and is really shiny, quite a good topcoat in comparison to a lot on the market but I'm slightly off put by the orange colour of the topcoat. Something about coloured topcoats really dishearten me for some reason! 

Next is St. James* which is from the Gel Effect collection. This polish is amazing, this was just one coat without topcoat, and it's completely opaque, super shiny and dried really fast. I don't have a bad word to say about this polish. 

And last but certainly not least is Buckingham Court* from the Galaxy collection, this polish is so cool. It definitely reminds me of a galaxy, and it looks great. This was 1 coat over St. James*, but I needed a slight amount of placement, and no topcoat.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Good luck in your exams! I understand your pain entirely

  2. Good luck in your exams, I'm currently drowning in deadlines so can sympathise! I love St Martins Lane - burgundy colours are my favourite by far for colder weather!

  3. I'm going to sound like a broken record and say.. Good luck on your exams! haha, but really, I hope they go well. I love the purple polish and I'm going to have to find a similar shade!

  4. oh my god alice your boyfriend editing pictures is the BEST IDEA EVER. Why didn't I think of that!! Awesome swatches too!

  5. Lindas!
    Venha conhecer meu cantinho tbém!

  6. these colours are gorgeous, I love the original St Formula, I may have to pass on the gel.

    Gem x | Slightgem.


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