Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Swatch: Nails Inc ~ Berkeley Mews

Urrgh, so I've been a pretty bad blogger lately! I've been really struggling with my energy levels and was ill again last week. But I haven't given up, I'm still here!!

After nearly two weeks of nude nails I fancied something really dark and bold so picked Berkeley Mews as my next nails inc to try.

Nails Inc - Berkeley Mews Swatch

This almost black blue has a subtle shimmery pop under the right light and only needs one coat for full coverage. I feel like this would look great with some stamping over it but don't think I'm going to have time this week unfortunately. There needs to be more hours in the day.

Nails Inc - Berkeley Mews

In other news I've started a sewing project! I'm making a Portal Companion Cube dress for the Leeds Lolitas Fandom/Geek meet in April, really hope I can get it finished in time, need to get a move on with it.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Swatch: Nails Inc ~ Gatwick

Gatwick from Nails Inc is a classic red shade with a matte twist. This isn't something I'd normally buy as I dont really see the point of specific matte polishes when I have a matte top coat. I was happy to have the oppertunity to try a matte finish from a different brand though.

Nails Inc Gatwick Swatch

I have one coat on my nails here. This is after a days wear and you can see there's already some tip wear and chipping on my index finger. It was also pretty messy to get off, red everywhere!

Nails Inc Gatwick

Despite the negatives I still like this polish, it's a great shade.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Nails Inc Lucky Dip Haul

I think it's safe to say this is the most I've ever spent on nail polish in one go before. Last week Nails Inc was running one of their lucky dip promotions, it's such a bargain, 7 polishes for £17 - so that's less than £2.50 each when they normally retail for £11+. I got two sets, Metallics and Special Effects, and since that was close to the threshold for free shipping I popped one of the sale polishes in my basket too.

So here's what I got!

Metallics: berkeley mews, cadogan lane, providence crescent, stafford terrace, montrose place, primrose hill, lanesborough place

Special Effects: kensington palace (magnetic), gatwick (matte), abbey road (holographic), london town (magnetic), the wyndham (glitter), camden town (crackle), farringdon (glitter crackle)

Also not pictured, my 'free shipping' polish - swiss cottage.

Can't wait to try these out, very happy with what I got!