Nails Inc. • Victoria • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I totally agree with another reviewer - although two coats of Victoria gives you a deep, gorgeous berry (it looks darker in the bottle), this nail polish is far too streaky to apply well and takes too long to dry even with a fast-drying top coat. I find the narrow brush quite frustrating as well. I too am resigned to using it on my toes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I disagree with the reviews below. Yes, the colour is pretty - with one coat it looks like a darker berry-ish hot pink to me, and with two coats it's a dark wine/ black cherries colour. It's glossy and can be worn on both fingers and toes.
But - and this is a deal breaker for me - the formula is very thick and gloopy, and the application is very streaky and uneven. Doesn't matter whether I put on one coat or two, always the same uneven effect, more so with one coat. I don't mind the fact that it's thick, but I've used this maybe 10-15 times now and I always get the same uneven result.
I've seen this shade since in a couple other brands, so I'll probably use this up on my toes (since there it's less noticeable that it's not perfect) and not buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the loveliest dark wine nail colour. I had been searching for this shade for quite a while but couldn't find the right balance; everything else I came across was either too red/purple/black toned. Two coats of this result in a very dark berry/wine colour, so fashionable and looks fantastic on fingers and toes. I don't usually wear dark nails but this colour is simply beautiful. It looks very elegant and suits my pale skin very well. The only fault I can find is that it starts chipping after 2-3 days without top coat, but I wash my hands a lot and with a top coat applied this lasts nearly one week! This will now be a staple in my nail colour collection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm on my 4th bottle of Victoria. If you're wanting a nail polish that easily lasts a week then buy Nails Inc. A base coats, 2 coats of Nails Inc polishes then the old faithful Seche Vite topcoat means you can go 7 days without chipping.
I have at least 30-40 bottles of Nails Inc polishes, and even though they're £11 a bottle, they often do sets of 3 or 4 bottles for better value. Victoria is a beautiful very dark red/black colour (think Rouge Noir etc). It's Nails Inc's biggest selling colour apparently, and I can see why. I applies perfectly with 2 coats, goes on super glossy, looks soooo chic on both long and short nails, god I love this colour! Whenever I can't think of a colour to apply to my nails (I'm ADDICTED to nail polish!), then Victoria is the one staple I always turn to.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Extremely happy with the quality of this polish. The formula is a little thick, but I prefer that over thin and watery. You can make more than one pass with the brush, and it seems to level out so streaks are minimal. If you're good at application, you might only need one coat even in a darker color like this. If you're like me, you will need two, to even the polish out., It lasts longer than most other polishes IMO, and I almost like it better than my Lippmanns, Cheaper, too! "Victoria" is a blackend wine/red. I think it's comparable to Chanel's Rouge Noir, but more burgundy. "Black Wine" by Estee Lauder would be in the same family, This color can be worn during the day, as it's very chic, or you can just as easily slap on a black lippie and go goth. Very versatile. It also lasts forever. Three days and no chipping or peeling, I will be buying more of these for sure. Just be aware that the bottle color isn't necessarily the color you'll get, One lippie off for the slighty smaller bottle, but it's not an issue for me as I've never finished a bottle of polish in my life!
EDIT****I am so in love with this brand, I got a full week with this, before getting one tiny chip that could easily be fixed. The amazing thing is I didn't use base or top coat....just straight out of the bottle, I don't think that's ever happened before! When this dries, it almost becomes vinyl like...it absorbs bumps that would chip lesser polish, I have two new colors on the way!