Monday, June 29, 2015

Manicure Monday: Nails Inc in Queen Victoria Street

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I actually bought this nail polish around December 2013 during the Sephora sale. I don't know why it took me so long to try it, but I've always been curious about Nails Inc.

Product Review: Nails Inc in Queen Victoria Street

Where to purchase: Sephora, and online at and
Price: $5 for 10 mL/ 0.33 fl oz

Made in UK

Description from the website:
What it is:
Professionally formulated, catwalk-inspired nail colors.

What it does:
This formulation has been specially created and developed using the latest professional technologies for instant and exceptional results. The formulation is long lasting, ultra glossy, and easy to apply so that you get the best possible results every time. All of nails inc. polishes and products are named after iconic places in the UK and streets in London in order to celebrate the brand's British heritage. The range includes shades such as "Piccadilly Circus," "The Mall" (where you will find Buckingham Palace), and "The Thames," the most famous river in the UK.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Nails inc. has a huge color range including everything from super glossy cream shades, liquid metals, shimmery metallics, and glitter shades. Nails inc. really has something for everyone, every outfit, and every occasion.
Ethyl acetate, Butyl acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl acetate, Tosylamide /formaldehyde resin Isopropyl alcohol, Trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, Triphenyl phosphate, Diacetone alcohol Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, Stearalkonium hectorite, Benzophenone -1, Dimethicone. May contain/ peut contenir: Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725), Yellow 5 lake (CI19140), Red 6 lake (CI15850), Red 7 lake (CI15850), Red 34 lake (CI 15880), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron oxides (CI 77499, CI77491), Aluminum powder (CI 77000), Bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyacrylate-4, Calcium, Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Tin Oxide.
Thoughts: I've always been curious about Nails Inc. For that reason when Sephora had a sale, I decided to pick one up. Now that they have re-designed their packaging, I'm more curious.
Here's a closer look at the color and I have to say it's more lighter in the picture.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite brush (OPI), it's slightly thinner and shorter. I would say the width of the brush is in-between thin to medium. I wouldn't say it's thin but I wouldn't say it's the perfect width.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in Original, Formula X For Sephora Base Coat, 2 coats of Nails Inc in Queen Victoria Street, and then topped it off with Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, the consistency is on the medium. I'm not too sure if it has to do with the polish being an older version, but I noticed it got thicker with usage. Even though it got thicker, it was still manageable. There are times I find it hard to use. I didn't with this polish. It went on smoothly, and there was no bubbles and streaking. Secondly, it's a gorgeous green that would be a perfect fall color. I didn't think it was that great for summer but that's my opinion. That might be a reason why I didn't like the color as much. I need to re-try for fall/winter season. Third, I was impressed with the longevity. It lasted 6 days before I noticed a slight chip at the tip. With that said, the chip wasn't even that noticeable unless you're examining the nails like I was. Lastly, I noticed it stained the skin while removing the polish. I don't know if all Nails Inc stain the skin, but this polish did.

* New, attractive packaging (I have the older version).
* Easy to use.
* No bubbles.
* No streaking.
* Goes on smoothly.
* Medium consistency; not too thick and not too thin.
* Lasted 6 days before noticing slight chip at the tip.

* Stains the skin while removing.

Would repurchase: Maybe, in other colors.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.


Sachi said...

thats a great wear time! I have never tried them before, one of these days I will. I just love my cheapie polishes so much I hate paying more than a few bucks. =P

Elena Dal Maso said...

What a wonderful effect on your nails :)
Great WITHOUT (parabens... ) formula!


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