Nails Inc Kensington Gore

I really like nude shades on my nails, so for this week’s manicure and pedicure I have chosen Nails Inc Kensington Gore. This colour is described on the Nails Inc website as being a rich nude. I think this is a fairly accurate description, it is a minky camel colour, although rather cool in tone.

This colour is just perfect for my skin tone and looks really classy. Application was easy, although a nude shade it was perfectly opaque in one coat, and if you were in a hurry you could probably get away with wearing just the one coat.

I got this shade as part of the In The Nude collection which is available to purchase here . It is not entirely dissimilar to the hero shade Nails Inc Cadogan Square (see photos for comparison) although I was say that Cadogan Square is a slightly warmer shade of camel.

Photographs show a base coat and two coats of colour.

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Eylure Katy Perry Oh My! Lashes

I’ve been meaning to write this review for a while. I love wearing lashes when I go out, I feel like they really add to a look, especially in photographs. My favourite lashes are the Katy Perry Oh My! Lashes by Eylure.

If you haven’t worn lashes before I think you’ll find these ones the easiest to apply from the Eylure Katy Perry range simply because they are so thick, meaning there is a lot of surface area on which to apply the glue and stick them to your eyelids. I like to draw a thick black line with liquid eyeliner, apply the glue provided, wait 30 seconds for the glue to go sticky, and then apply them where I want them.

I haven’t found it necessary to trim these lashes at all and unlike certain other lashes they fit perfectly to my eye straight from the box. They’re not exactly what I’d call a natural look, but that is not the look I go for anyways. They have a slightly sixties feel to them as they are very black, thick and bold.

These lashes are available to buy from Boots here and can be worn about five or six times before they lose their shape if you are careful with them.

Photographs show me with and without lashes for a comparison.

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Barry M Mustard

This week’s manicure and pedicure is something slightly different. I usually wouldn’t buy any other nail polish brand than Nails Inc, but last week I saw a nail post on Instagram using Barry M Mustard and was quite impressed so thought I’d give it a go.

I’ve never used this brand before and because the nail polish was so cheap I didn’t know what to expect, however I was pleasantly surprised. Application was okay, it would possibly have been made easier with a wider, flatter brush, but nothing I couldn’t handle. The polish was perfectly opaque after 2 coats. Mustard is part of the Gelly Hi-Shine range, although to me it didn’t look particularly shiny before the application of a top coat.

I really like this colour, it’s quite unusual and (surprisingly!) I don’t own another mustard colour to compare it to. The closest colour I have to this is Nails Inc Carnaby Street (see photos for comparison). I think this colour really suits the shade of my skin and is a nice autumn tone. It has made me think that maybe in future I might branch out and try different brands as overall I’m quite pleased with the formula and results.

Photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat.

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Nails Inc Uptown

The last of my new polishes and the final one from the Nails Inc autumn/ winter trio is Uptown and this is what I have chosen for this week’s manicure & pedicure.

Uptown is a pale pink which is described on the Nails Inc website as ‘dusky pink’. It is a stunning colour and I feel it really suits my skin tone. It is not entirely dissimilar in colour to George Street, although it is perhaps slightly deeper and warmer in tone. See photo for comparison.

Application was perfect, and such was the opaqueness of the creme polish that one coat would have been suffice (although you all know I would never just paint one coat!) I am really entirely converted to this new shaped brush, it is just so easy to get a perfect result one millimetre above your cuticle so as not to flood it. One of my pet hates is poorly applied nail varnish which floods the cuticle.

This nail polish is available to purchase here and photographs, as always, show a base coat, 2 coats of colour, and a top coat.

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Nails Inc Battersea Park

This week’s nails come from Nails Inc’s autumn/winter trio, Battersea Park is an olive green which is described on the website as khaki.

Application is perfect due to the newly redesigned brush and the opaqueness of the polish. I’m really pleased with this colour as it is slightly unusual yet still very pretty. This polish is available to buy here

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Nails Inc Grosvenor Crescent

I’m going out tomorrow night so I’ve done my nails again for the second time this week. My Nails Inc NailKale Bruton Mews manicure and pedicure were still in perfect condition, but I thought since as I will be wearing a pink dress I had better change my nails.

Tomorrow nights nails are another of my new Nails Inc polishes, this time I’ve gone for Grosvenor Crescent which is from the autumn/winter collection. Grosvenor Crescent is a rich, deep plum colour described on the website as aubergine.

Application was smooth, I’m finding the new brushes make applying the nail varnishes a lot quicker and easier. As it is, again, so heavily pigmented one coat would have been sufficient but I applied my usual base coat, two coats of colour and a top coat.

This nail polish is available to buy here and photographs show A&E base coat & Albert Bridge top coat.

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Nails Inc NailKale Bruton Mews

Nail varnishes are my favourite beauty buy, so I was really pleased this weekend when I managed to get 4 new colours. I got the Nails Inc Autumn/Winter collection along with this week’s nail colour of choice Bruton News from the NailKale collection. I have around 50/60 Nails Inc polishes but this is my first bottle from the NailKale collection and these are my first 4 bottles in the new redesigned shape.

Bruton Mews is a deep forest green, perfect for the upcoming autumn. I found application to be smooth, aided by the new flatter, wider brush. One coat would have been sufficient so concentrated is the pigment, however, as I am somewhat of a nail perfectionist I went ahead and applied a basecoat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat. At the moment I am using Nails Inc A&E rescue basecoat and Nails Inc Albert Bridge top coat.

I’m really pleased, as always, with the way this polish turned out on my nails, I currently feel I have the prettiest fingers and toes in Newcastle! According to the Nails Inc website, the kale extract contained in the polish is supposed to enhance keratin production and lead to stronger, healthier nails. I can’t comment on whether this is the case for my nails but I will keep you all posted on their progress. I expect this manicure and pedicure to last 7 days, so I will review another of my new polishes this time next week.

Nails Inc NailKale Bruton Mews is available to buy here where you can also read about the benefits of the added kale extract. Photographs show a basecoat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat.

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