I recently bought the Nails Inc Paparazzi Mini collection. The colours are really nice, but there is no staying power. I've tried about 4 of the polishes, and they have all chipped within 24 hours, even with top and base coat. I also found that I had to apply three coats for full coverage, with one exception: Holland Park (vibrant purple) took 4-5 coats. It was a mess.
I have read so many good reviews, but this product did not live up to its reputation, or price point. I don't know if the quality of the minis is different to the full size, but based on my experience, I will not be purchasing Nails Inc in the future.
This review is for the Kensington Caviar topcoat. Thankfully, I only borrowed it off a friend for one time use. When it first went on, I really liked how shiny and hard it made my nail feel. It also dried super quickly, in less than a minute. However, it was literally about an hour in when I chipped the very center of a nail cleanly off. I think I was trying to clean up my makeup desk or something, not very vigorous work. Needless to say I was not impressed!
I purchased the neutral color collection from Sephora because I liked the colors. It turned about US$6.25 per bottle. I was skeptical when I first applied this polish. The brush isn't great and the cap feels cheap and awkward to hold. The formula is super thick and I worried about it not drying quickly and getting smudged. I applied three coats and used Sinful Quick Dry and no top coat. It actually looks better than I expected and didn't smudge. It's been two days and no chips yet. I'm really on the fence about this product. However, at full price I don't know if it's worth it. I would probably buy these polishes again in a set.
I've never actually bought a Nails Inc polish but have many through promotions or gifts. And I have to say I despair at their RRP because they have a very short shelf-life, perhaps 5 applications, before they start to go thick, gloopy and totally unmanageable.
The colour range is great however, and when you are able to get a decent application then the give a lovely lacquered sheen however neither of these are unique to the brand - I get similar results from cheaper brands.
This is a review for nails inc nail polishes in general. I'm really not a fan, they're very expensive for the amount you get, the packaging design is not great compared with other brands, and the polish itself I find has a rubbish formula which is thin, pools around the edges and is generally hard to work with. Maybe I have just been unlucky with the polishes I have purchased but I wont be buying again.
I'm a self confessed "must have groomed nails" freak and usually go for OPI! I came across Nails Inc. on QVC and fell in love with the all so famous "Porchester Square". I bought it the next day and was excited to get home and try it on. When I opened the polish... it was practically a tester! Dried polish around the rim with a very sticky/gloopy consistency!
I tried to take it back for an exchange the following day but was told there was nothing wrong with the product? the sales assistant spoke to me like what I had said was so blasphemous! So there I was, lumbered with an £11 tester! Anyway.. as annoyed as I was, I tried using the "tester".
The brush in itself is extremely poor quality and the fact the consistency was already gloopy just made it worse. What bugs me the most is that 1.They knew I was unhappy with the purchase and were very ignorant about my complaint. 2.They have the audacity to charge £11 for such a disappointing polish.
Anyone would agree it's alot for a 10ml polish. Such a shame as they do produce some nice colours!
I'm going to stick with what I know... OPI. Atleast you get what you pay for and there laquers are 15ml! Will not be recommending Nails Inc to anybody...ever! it's a BOO from me!
I said I wouldn't buy this product again but I never have - received a LOT of them for presents.
They retail at £11 which is ridiculous; Revlon's quality is better and half the price (with more in the bottle).
The finish of the glitter polishes is better than high street - they look more expensive (they'd need to with the price tag!).
The finish of the metallic ones is okay.
The finish of the glossy ones is good - very smooth.
Pretty average. Better than Max Factor and No. 7 and a lot of high street brands. Has a thickish brush, applies well.
Very good quality. It lasts a long time and doesn't get gloopy or messy. It distributes well and isn't streaky. It applies well.
Very good - high quality and some interesting colours.
Overall, I'd say these are good, but not quite as 'premium' as the price.
I been using Cadogan Square which is a matte tan nude. Very neutral polished look. When my nails are long it chips, but if my nails are very short it last a good 4 to five days with basecoat and seche vite topcoat. This color is similar to Opi Santantonio. I like how it has a golden tan tone to it. Doesn't wash out my hands or make it look dirty. 9.50 is a fair price considering it's a unique nude color. I would hate to pay a penny more for it. There are many nudes on the market, but this one is smooth, shiny, and matte. I like that it's not sheer in any way.
Nails Inc polishes never fail to perform. I have them in many shades and correctly applied (base, two coats, top coat) last for a good ten days without chipping, two weeks if you promise to wear gloves when doing any housework. To be totally honest, this time I have been wearing my mani for over two weeks now....base coat, two colour coats, top coat (Sally Hensen) and a glitter polish only on the tips. Seriously, I am astonished it has survived my holiday with virtually no chippings. If it gets too thick in the bottle, just add a couple of drops of thinner to restore it.
I love all the shades, and try to collect them as many as possible. When they are free with a magazine, I tend to buy it in all shades. Such a bargain for the quality!
I only recently started to use these products. I heard about them from a family member and decided to buy some for my mother for her birthday. I bought her a repair kit with the base coat top coat cuticle pen buffer and 1 wipe and also three varnished for 30 euro. As I spent over 45 euro we got three malibu varnishes for free along with the cavier hand cream! I tried out one of the colours I bought her and was absolutely amazed by them!! I went back yesterday and bought the repair kit for weak and bendy nails for myself along with three new colours. At the moment I am just using the base coat to treat my nails and can't wait to try out the new colours. I have really small hands and short enough nails so I find nail varnish difficult to apply. Nails Inc is hard enough to apply it is very thick but however it dries very evenly. The better you apply it the more professional it appears. I really love this brand and can't wait to try all the colours!