NOTD – Nails Inc. – Mayfair Mews

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 3 - 2009

This is a shade that was sent as a freebie (for joining the newsletter I believe) back when I took advantage of the Nails Inc. offer a couple of weeks ago.

It’s a hot, hot jelly shade! I would describe it simply as 50% red 50% orange.  I can’t commit exclusively to either camp for descriptive purposes!

nailsincmayfairmews

It applies VERY sheer for what appears to be such a bold, solid colour.  The above photo took 5 coats and it’s still not fully opaque.  But yanowot?  This is my favourite Nails Inc. application yet!  Woohoo!  It’s thin but very quick drying.  Love it!  The result is a gorgeously smooth, bubble-free jelly-like finish.  There wasn’t quite enough shine for me, so I added a quick-drying top coat.  I think this would make the most awesome pedicure shade – it makes me very sorry to see the last of summer (well, not that we had one.. but I know you know what I mean.)

I can’t find this shade on their website, so if you wanna get your hands on it… make sure that you sign up to their newsletter next time you make an order!

I’ve said it before, but having to apply lots of coats really doesn’t bother me as long as the application is smooth and forgiving.  I’m usually doing my nails whilst watching telly or surfing t’internet so if it takes a couple of hours from start to finish – I don’t care.  I find it quite therapeutic!

How about you?… do you enjoy doing your nails or do you find it all a bit of a chore?


6 Responses to “NOTD – Nails Inc. – Mayfair Mews”

  1. Lucy says:

    i LOVE doing my nails. I really like the action of just painting something.. lol. it takes me a few hours too, i like to drag it out and make sure each coat is perfect.

    I have the same bugbears about nails inc that you have too i think, from reading your other nails inc posts. application on all the ones i have is terrible, they’re too unruly and gloopy and i end up with 10 coats on that i just end up peeling off because its too thick. it’s a shame because some of the colours are really pretty. glad you’ve found one you like though!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. tali says:

    So lovely to meet you tonight! Hope you got home safe and that next time you can join us for a pre or post event coffee!! xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. @Lucy – I’ve got another Nails Inc. order heading my way, hope I’m not gonna be disappointed!

    @Tali, it was lovely to meet you too Chick – you’re even more gorgeous in person! I did get home safely (after a train delay *sigh*) annoying ‘cos I could have come for that drink if I’d known! Will definitely hold you to that coffee! xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. That colour is immense, so vibrant! I am deffo going to have to check it out!!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. @Rebecca It’s fierce isn’t it! It has such a lovely jelly like finish… ultra glassy!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. I’m wearing this now, I’m glad to note that yours took 5 coats. I have two on and its awful – in the dark light last night I thought it was OK once done but in daylight I realised I was wrong! WIll apply more. I have top say though, this is my worse Nails Inc yet. And I love them!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Makeup for the over 50s with Jo Fairley and Mary Greenwell

As we get older, makeup plays a great part in improving certain aspects of our appearance that mother nature can sometimes treat with a little …

At what point do blogs become purely paid advertisers?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: monetising a blog is a tough job. Walking the line between speaking your own words with …

Collection 2000 "Hot Looks" Nail Polish in Button Moon - Review

The beauty blogosphere is buzzing right now with nail junkies across the UK enjoying Collection 2000’s “Hot Looks” range of polishes. There are some fab 80s …

New Launch: Hair Chalks from Fudge Urban

Hair chalks have been steadily gaining in popularity for over a year now… these little sticks o’ colour offer the kind of hair eccentricity that …

Christmas Catch Up…

Christmas is well and truly kicking my arse at the moment.  I’m snowballing out of control with work deadlines, family commitments, self-imposed pre-christmas goals and …

New for June! Orly Electronica Collection

Four new shades from Orly that echo Electronica’s past.  The campaign ad is a distinctly 80s affair with a touch of post-apocolyptic punk thrown in …

Advent Giveaway – Day 18

2x Nails Inc Nail Polishes – London Nights & Motcomb St Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 18th December.  Comments made …

eBay UK launches Collections, a new way to inspire! #ebayinspires #ebaycollections #ad

If you’re anything like me, you’ll recognise the reality of logging onto eBayUK “for a quick look” before losing hours of time, clicking through from …

The Lipstick League - Week of 24.6.13

Question of the Week – When it comes to nail care, how often do you moisturize your cuticles? Do you prefer balms, creams or oils …

Big Lip Love! RMK W Crayon & Gloss Lips in 01 Cherry Red

Do you ever make snap judgements about products only to be proven very, very wrong?  I don’t mind admitting that I do… and in this …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads