Unlisted Brand • Nails Inc • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Nails Inc are not my usual go to brand for polishes - I like OPI, Revlon and even some Rimmel ones. I have had a couple of Nails Inc ones and have not been impressed. Got sucked into buying another one because of a particular shade (St Johns Wood - a rich purple creme) which I have not seen in other ranges. Cost me £11 from Boots. Tried out on my thumb nail and it went on thick and gloopy. Decided to do toes, applied ridge filling base coat, two careful coats of polish and Seche Vite top coat. I tried to do two thin coats but it was very thick and hard to apply. Messy too. Close inspection of toes shows a thick build up of polish. One of my toe nails shows ridges which never happens with other polishes.Colour is not great either - looks more blue than purple out of the bottle. (Might look better on short fingernails.) I have learnt my lesson - these polishes are not for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've just bought "Jermyn street" which is a soft taupe colour, but manages to look almost purple under some light conditions. Application is great, it goes on very smooth, and the polish is just the right consistency for me to do and easy mani. Tip wear is ok, 3 days in and I'm just starting to notice a liitle if I squint at it!
I'v had several compliments about this colour, which is unusual.
I still think that nails Inc products are expensive for nail varnish, but.... I do love this colour!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
Nails Inc are my HG nail polish brand. I have the Kensington Caviar base and top coat, the aLbert Bridge top coat amongst a vast array of colours. I always use the base coat, 2 coats of ANY colour and then the top coat, and they always last me about 3 days. BUT I am a housewife and stay at home mum to two children under 3! I do dishes 3-4 times a day, bath the kids, make dinner, housework, laundry you name it, so for my nails to stay that long is a dream! I use it on my toes as well, just without the base colour and they can last over a month without chipping.
I genuinely dont understand the bad reviews though, as I never have any of the troubles mentioned? It takes time and patience to ensure you put an even coat of polish on, then wait until they are FULLY dried before putting the top coat on. If you havnt got time pop your nails under the tap, running cold water on them for a few mins, as this will set the polish rock hard. also, it depends on your actual nail if they chip quicker etc. Buffing and using a vitamin E oil on your cuticles and nail weekly or better still, daily, will improve your nail condition which will then help the polish to last longer, as obviously, if your nails are weak, bendy, flaky or splitting, of course there are going to be chips and cracks!!!
Anyhow, i love this brand, and wont EVER stop using them :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
These are my favourite nail polishes. The colours are pretty and interesting. The polish itself is easy to apply and has a lovely shiny finish. I don't use base or top coats, but I apply two thin coats of the colour and make sure that the first is thoroughly dry before I apply the second one. The polish normally lasts 3-4 days chip free, which I'm very happy about. I store them in the fridge.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
*I have edited this upon trying several more, but have decided to keep the original statement to try and convince people to give this brand a fair trial and have requested that the brand should be available in the brand review list***
OS - Having just bought a decent haul of these, i feel a bit of a cheat in saying that the quality is pretty bad for the price but i wanted those particular colours and went ahead. I really wish i hadn't, as i have a fair few bottles already which are a year or so old but i wanted to give Nails Inc another go. Generally, we're talking £10.50 a bottle from the .co.uk site.
The formula is excellent, as it goes on beautifully. Layering is perfect, dries to a nice finish without a topcoat. Sounds pretty good so far, eh?
Well actually, no. Within the first day, the varnish will chip or peel, depending on how much you use. Using a base and topcoat, they last longer but who always has the time? Lets just say that the product application is 10/10 and colour range is fabulous but i wouldn't say the wear is any better than drugstore varnishes. I prefer OPI or even Barry M above this brand and probably won't be buying any more.
EDIT: I'm changing my mind, since i decided to give the brand a proper go. I now have 19 Nails inc polishes in total and i can honestly say that the staying power is amazing. There are a couple of difficult ones but the quality on the majority of the ones i have tried is outstanding.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I really like these polishes. They go on like a dream, and they're very long-wearing. I can get 4 days of wear with absolutely no chips or wear, without using a top coat or base coat, and much longer if I do bother to use a top coat. Most varnishes by this company are cream/jelly formulas, which I prefer to frost, and the finish is incredibly shiny. The colours that they offer are very sophisticated, too, but if you're looking for a natural nail polish, the shades are limited - for me, the more natural shades like South Molton Street are far too cool. The thing I don't like about them is the bottle design - it's very difficult to get any polish out once you've used more than 3/4 of it, and I don't like the fact that you only get 10ml. Nails Inc polishes aren't cheap, and for the same price, you could get OPI or Essie, which have 14 or 15ml in a bottle. I know that you can buy wisely, as Nails Inc run promotions and do value sets, but I would rather they lowered their prices, or increased the quantity in the bottle.
EDIT DECEMBER 2011 : I've noticed that the price of Nails Inc polish is a lot cheaper in the States, despite it being a British brand (the price of a polish is $9.50 compared to £11 in the UK). This confirms what I started to suspect - Nails Inc isn't a high-end brand, as it positions itself in the UK, but rather are quite a mercenary company. I got fed up of of their constant emails and the mediocre quality of their polishes and hand cream. I'm no longer a fan of the brand - I just don't think the British prices are worth it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Cool Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Other
Nails Inc, "Spring Mews", described as"pale jade" green, is brighter than I expected. It's growing on me, especially after 3 full days without a chip or even tipwear! It is part of their Spring Collection.
It seemed goopy to me at first, but 3 drops of thinner fixed that. I used old OPI base coat, 2 coats of polish, 1 coat old OPI tc, then slapped on the Seche Vite. I do wrap tips with each coat, generously..
What I love is the very high shine (haven't done a refresher tc yet), the hard finish & good duration. Other than wearing rubber gloves to wash dishes, I'm not babying my nails.
I'll definitely try more of these NI polishes - just wish the shipping charges from UK to Calif weren't so high. I think I need to just get 1 big order to justify the shipping fees from nailsinc.com..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought Duke Street on a whim because I'm fond of the Kensington Caviar topcoat and I liked the blue-purple-grey colour. However I was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in the polish itself. While application was streaky at best...I managed to make it work by using thick coats. But after apply the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar topcoat...I had chips within 20 minutes. Within 3 hours (of typing) I had major chips on ALL TEN FINGERS! And this stuff is EXPENSIVE!!!! £12/bottle!!! Definitely NEVER trying this brand again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got two of Nail Incs polishes free with two copies of Glamour Magazine, £4 in total. I got the lightest shade first to give it a try for work. Now I have awful trouble getting nail varnish to stay on for more than a day with out it chipping and peeling off. I've tried so many different brands, from cheap drugstore brands, Rimmel etc, to Estee Lauder and OPI, nothing seems to want to stay, so I thought I would give this a go, £2 isn't that much to loose, plus I got a magazine to read. So I put it on, it goes on really smoothly, the brush is a good size, for my nails any way (They are quite short and wide) I let it all dry and hoped for the best. The following day after work they were still all covered, only one tiny chip, which for myself is a miracle. This was the Elizabeth Street shade, it's a very pale pink. I then went and bought the Victoria, which is a gorgeous deep purple/red shade, I've currently got two coats of it on and again it's lasting. I have already ordered some more shades from Ebay as I am so impressed with the fac that they actually stay on my nails! Will definatly be getting a collection of these!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Brush was arkward
Bottle it self is too wide and not easy to hold onto, (I like to hold the bottle between my fingers)
Base coat + top coat + 2coats nails inc, and it's still chip city by day2-3
Alone, by the end of the day.. I could not get over how much this overpriced polish chipped.
Never again, back to Revlon for me....