Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nails Inc | Kensington High Street

Hello Lovelies!

Yes I know don't shoot me but I bought another nail polish. (Actually another two but more on that later!) I have been eying up the Gel Effect Polishes from Nails Inc for months now! I have only ever tried Nails Inc from freebies with magazines and I had always been impressed with the quality and the colours. So when they brought out the "Gel Effects" I knew I had to get my hands on some. There were two colours in particular that I was loving the look of and ended up buying both (oops!) One was Porchester Square and the other is the one I am going to tell you about today which is Kensington High Street.You all know I love my dark, vampy reds like Chanel's Rouge Noir and Essie's Bahama Mama but apparently those just weren't enough and I added this to my collection! 

Now I did have a bit of a brain fart when it came to using this polish. I didn't actually realise that there is a hidden lid under the big rectangular lid you can see in the pictures (I didn't even know it at the time I was taking these pictures otherwise I would have shown you!) and struggled with painting my nails with that big clumpy lid for at least three nail-painting sessions! It was only when Karen posted about the one that she has and explained and showed in a picture that the lid actually came off that I had the miraculous moment where I ripped the lid off to reveal a much user friendly lid, sneaky one there Nails Inc!

The brush is really easy to use, it's not quite an Essie "fan-brush" but its definitely close and acceptable to use. The polish covers really nicely and goes on really even. I applied two coats to achieve complete opaqueness and once it dried it was so amazingly shiny! I applied my usual Seche Vite on top and they actually looked like Shellac! I got so many compliments on my nails while I was wearing this polish. The longevity is really impressive too! I applied this during my usual Sunday night pamper session and got to Thursday before they started to get a little bit worn and chipped, and that was during till work, typing, pulling at boxes and lot of other randomness so it held up really well considering! 

So between this and Porchester Square I think I have a good base for a collection started! What other shades would you recommend from the Gel Effect line because I feel yet another expensive addiction coming on! If you are interested in picking up one of these polishes you can get them online here for €16.40 each.


  1. This colour is beautiful, I want to try out the gel polishes now x



  2. Catherine Loves28 March 2014 10:21
    I really need more Topshop make up I only have a cream blush in Head Over Heels which is lovely really want to try the lipsticks next :) x

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    Elin28 March 2014 10:34
    It's so sad that Topshop here in Iceland doesn't stock the make up products. I would love to try some of their lippies and that Glow highlighter I've heard so much about x

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    Beth28 March 2014 10:35
    I love Topshop make up! The Golden Aura palette is one of my favourites too :) xx


    daisy walters28 March 2014 10:55
    Oh my god. I have the eye palette - my favourite thing ever!! And I'm so desperate to try the glow. Also love the lipsticks - massive yes from me!!

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    Zazie Bibi28 March 2014 10:58
    I'm a big fan of the lipsticks, blushers and the liner, but the eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous (: xx

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    Tara-Jane Bloomfield-Gerdes28 March 2014 10:58
    I really must try Topshop makeup out! Great post - thanks for sharing :)

    Tara xox


    Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt28 March 2014 11:18
    I love the look of the blushes - stunning colors! :o) Xx

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    MishMreow M28 March 2014 11:21
    I've still not tried any topshop stuff but I keep hearing they're great


    Enn Franco28 March 2014 11:29
    I love this nail polishes and lipsticks! Really want to have something from TopShop Beauty, but unfortunately in Russia we don't have TopShop Beauty, only Topshop with clothes(

    Reply March 2014 11:33
    very nice lipsticks :)

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    Sarah Nunn28 March 2014 11:36
    I love Topshop make up. I've got loads of their nail polishes - the colour range is absolutely incredible! I really want to try some of the eyeshadows next xx

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  4. I never have any luck with Nails Inc, they're always such beautiful colours but they chip in a matter of hours! Despite that, I'm still very tempted as this looks like a gorgeous colour. xx

  5. This is a very pretty deep shade! I have one of these Gel Polishes and love it. Great quality & I like the glossy finish they have