Nails Inc have really been one of the top dogs with this years textured nail polish trends. Their Feathers range has been out for a while and I still haven’t seen a high street copy (although I seem to think Model’s Own have their own version – I could have dreamt it though as I can’t find any evidence of this online!). Although I love buying cheap, high street alternatives – I also love it when it doesn’t happen as it makes the product a little more special, more ‘different’ and means it’s not going to get over-done by every tom dick and harry.
Nails Inc have four shades to their Feathers range – which is a clear polish with lines inside, like sugar strands. I have Chester, which is a mixture of turquoise, orange and yellow strands. They apply fairly sparsely so I find it best to use a coloured polish on your nails before using the Feather polish (I went with Nails Inc Royal Botanical Gardens) – I used three coats of Chester to get the finish you can see in my photo, but it’s also pretty with one coat.
I really like the effect it leaves – it is very unique and not like anything I’ve seen before. The only issue I have with it is the removal… it takes forever and a day! If you’ve ever removed a full on glitter polish you will know what I mean because this is just as bad! That said, it wears really well and it’s easy to fill in any tip wear without it looking dodgy because of the randomness of the strands.
Nails Inc Feather polish is currently on offer for £9.90 (usually £11) at lookfantastic.com
This is one of those polishes that I’ve had for ages, worn once then put away only to rediscover eons later and absolutely fallen head over heels for it second time round!
It is inspired by the Tiffany blue colour, hence the name, and I’d say it’s pretty spot on in terms of likeness. It’s a colour that can be worn in any season, but I prefer to wear in the warmer months, so I’m getting very good use out of it at the moment.
Every time I wear this, someone compliments me on my nails and asks what it is I’m wearing – that’s got to be a positive for it! It’s also the perfect formuation, I love how it goes on, and stays on. This is going on my Top 5, for sure!
What do you think of it?
As promised, here is the other polish from the Nicki Minaj for OPI collection.
Fly is a very vibrant turquoise colour – I wouldn’t say it was ‘bright’ as I have blue’s much brighter – but it does pack a big punch!
The brush seemed wider than normal OPI pro-wide brushes, as was the case with Pink Friday. Because of this some of my nails were covered with just one swoop of the brush. It is a very opaque polish and not at all streaky.
I am a big lover of blue nail varnish – Fly is definitely on my ‘like’ list – but it has a lot of similarities to Ciaté Headliner which I already have in my collection.
What do you think?
Today I have painted my nails in Sea Spray by China Gaze, part of their Anchors Away collection. It is a muted turquoise, a bit like a dusty Tiffany blue. It’s finish is highly glossy – so much so that it makes me think there are tiny specks of shimmer in it… although I’ve looked as closely as I can but can’t see any! I’m not 100% sold on the shade yet, think it will look a lot better on tanned skin. What do you think?