Saturday, 30 June 2012

Review: Nails Inc. Primrose Hill Road Nail Polish

Hello my lovelies!
Today's post is a review on my current nail polish, Primrose Hill Road, by Nails Inc.
This is the first time I tried Nails Inc. nail polish, I usually stick to my OPI babies, but my sister has a collection of Nails Inc. polishes and this one tempted me, so I borrowed it "for blogging purposes" (*cough* personal pleasure *cough*).
Anyone who knows me knows I'm addicted to nail polish. I used to not be bothered and go around with chipped nails all the time, but no more! I paint my nails a different colour as often as I can, and I know what makes a good polish.

First a quick note about the brand, because I've always liked nice packaging and fun brands, the thing I love about this one is not only the name of the brand, but the way they name their polishes. Every polish is named like a place in Britain, often street names and such, and I really like that touch.
It's a british brand, and I like to support british brands for the sake of our economy, not that I have anything against international brands, but I know a lot of people now like to know they are buying more locally, so if it's of interest to you, Nails Inc. employs over 400 people in the UK, though they are now sold in many countries, including the US and Canada, and soon to include countries like Australia and Japan.

*** To the best of my knowledge, Nails Inc. do not test on animals or use ingredients that have previously been tested on animals ***

Now for the polish itself, Primrose Hill Road is a warm, true red colour, with a semi-matte finish (I used a glossy top coat though, so in the pictures it appears glossier than it does applied on it's own). To me, it's very much a summer colour, although reds are a year round wearable colour this is definitely more of a warm red, which makes it look more summery. I applied 3 coats to get a completely opaque finish, although it would've been okay with just two, I usually apply three, as well as a base coat and topcoat. 

Application was easy, the brush is a good shape and distributes the product well, unlike other, cheaper brands like Barry M, which has the worst, gloopiest application ever, and I've been wearing it for about 4-5 days now with only one, small, minor chip to my right hand's middle fingernail, although the chip is so tiny, and to the side of my nail that it isn't noticeable unless you are looking for it. Other than that, no chips at all, and I should probably mention that I was moving house and travelling during the test period for this polish, so it's had quite a rough few days and held up well.

Overall, I'm very happy with it and would purchase from the brand (I currently have my eye on a beautiful greige nude colour called Porchester Road).

Nails Inc. polishes retail for £9 and can be purchased from Debenhams in the UK (they have Nail Bars in store, so you can get your nails done there too), and from Sephora in the US and Canada. I believe I have seen them in the Galleries Lafayette in France too, though I'm not certain.

They are a little bit pricier than the polishes you might get in Boots or Superdrug, but when it comes to nail polish I think that polishes that cost around the £10 mark tend to be the best (OPI, Essie, etc), but I don't think that spending ridiculous amounts on say, Chanel polishes, necessarily means you get better quality, and I know for a fact Chanel polishes are hit and miss anyway. If you want a better deal, Nails Inc. have lots of sets available, for instance 3 polishes for £25, as opposed to £37 they would cost to buy them all separately.

I definitely recommend this brand if you haven't tried it yet. Have you tried nails inc. ? Do you love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!


1 comment:

  1. I love this colour :) Nails Inc is a great brand x