After sharing with you my spotlight feature on the new Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail range recently(For the full post, click here), today I wanted to share with you my Nail of the Day featuring Bond Street.
In brief the new Nails Inc Gel Effect nail polishes are high gloss formulas. They give the appearance of a gel nail polish, like a Shellac manicure or a manicure then cured with a UV top coat. These nail varnishes are not for people who do not like a glossy finish.
The polish I am using today from the Nails Inc Gel Effect range is Bond Street. Described as a Rich Violet shade this varnish is a deep purple, closer to blue than a purple toned polish and deep in depth.
To get the best coverage I have found this is a 2 coat polish. The formula is quite thick, although dries in an average time to most polishes. I would say around 3-5 minutes drying time on a second coat. Although Nails Inc do recommend applying a top coat to give the nail polish better longevity.
I have seen several reviews stating this polish chipped badly. I did notice some chips while wearing it alone after a couple of days. However, Nails Inc do state it should have a top coat. When worn with a top coat you do get a much better lasting polish, this is something I would always recommend (Along with a good base coat to prevent staining and giving an even base to the nails).
Overall, I really like the Nails Inc Gel Effect nail varnishes. They give me a high gloss finish and they do resemble that of a gel manicure. Perfect if you are going out for an evening or somewhere special and want to give your nails that professional finish.
Bond Street is a beautiful colour and one that really looks perfect for Autumn and Winter being that little darker. I will definitely be purchasing St James too as that red will look amazing on my nails when its nearer to party season!
Lots of Love,
*Disclaimer – The item was sent to me for review purposes*