Monday, 14 April 2014

Manic.Monday: Nails in Bloom by Nails Inc

As you know I am a massive lover of nail polish always keeping my finger very much on the polish pulse and even though there's a steady flow of new products being launched all the time, after a while they tend to be a bit same same; colors and effects reappear in different bottles by different brands, but if you want to be really harsh - they're not that new. But the polishes I show you today are different, and I can honestly say that I don't think I have been this excited about a nail polish since I discovered Zoya's Pixi Dust and the product that's managed to get me this enthusiastic is the FABULOUS Floral collection from Nails Inc (£12). This is a limited edition collection celebrating spring with 5 different versions of a clear polish mixed with different colored particles, matte glitter and little flowers for a playful and romantic take on the floral trend and here you see the shades Floral Street Mews and Daisy Lane. Floral Street Mews is a mix of white, peach and blue particles and Daisy Lane is a red, pink and white color combination - both of them very pretty with a capital P!
Unlike a lot of effect polishes that you can layer up, this shouldn't be worn on its own so it's definitely a top coat to be applied over a base shade of your choice. As you can see in the photos the formula is fairly dense with particles but the texture of it is still light, smooth and as easy to work with as any other top coat and even though the brush isn't the widest it picks up a good amount of shapes for an even distribution across the nail. Before you apply the top coat, give the bottle a really good shake since the floral shapes tend to sit at the bottom of the bottle and then apply as many coats as needed for the effect you're going for (in the photos I've applied 1.5 coats since I wanted a fairly sheer look). You may need to dig around a little in the bottle to get the right amount of floral shapes since after all they are what makes this look, and then place them on the nail. To make sure that you don't mess up what you've already applied I would recommend that you let each layer dry properly before you amend or place the shapes.
Nail polishes used to create the looks (from left to right):
Barry Gelly Shine Nail Paint in Lychee + Floral Street Mews
Ciaté Nail Polish in Cutie Pie + Daisy Lane
NYC Nail Polish in Raindrop + Floral Street Mews
Ciaté Nail Polish in Sugar Plum + Daisy Lane
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish in Lemon Drop + Floral Street Mews 

This is not a textured finish as such, but the edges of the daisy shapes might stick up a little here and there so to avoid them getting stuck or tearing through every day wear, you might want to use something fine and pointy e.g. a toothpick to push them down onto the nails and then sealing them with another clear top coat. It might sound as if it's a bit fiddly to apply this top coat - it's really not, but taking a few seconds to place the florals is well worth the effort for a stunning and long lasting look and on me it lasted for about 4 days. The question that always comes up is: Can you remove it without using industrial strength noxious acetone? Yes you can, but it is going to take a little bit of effort around the daisy shapes, although I would say that it's not nearly as difficult as glitter polishes.

Nails Inc always does wonderful nail polishes but this time they have really outdone themselves. I blooming love everything about these effect polishes, from the cute floral printed cap to the pastel colored mixes and of course the beautiful finish. I'll definitely be picking up the other shades for a colorful bouquet of nails - how about you, will you be nailing the floral look?

68 comments:

  1. Very pretty but a bit too '11 year old girl' for me so I won't be buying. Thanks for sharing this review - it's the first proper one I've seen that has all colours swatched.
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    1. Yes I haven't seen many pictures of it yet - so hopefully it'll be of use :o). Xx

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  2. They are so adorable! I remember I used to wear stuff like these when I was about 8-9 years old. This is such a great flashback post for me.
    I hope you have a great day!

    Relationships.College.Love

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  3. You just can't go wrong with Nails Inc, I just love everything that they do! These are so pretty!

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    xx

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    1. It's such a fun take on the floral trend :o). Xx

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  4. Absolutely adorable colors Charlotte!

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    1. Thank you very much, I'm so glad you like them :o). Xx

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    1. I agree with you - will be fun to try with some darker colors too :o). Xx

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  6. Omg Charlotte these are the cutest I have seen this year!! I would love to try them. I have to see if I can get them online somewhere cos we don't have the brand over here. Marvelous :D

    xx Mira

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    1. They also have them in a lovely blue version and green - happy hunting, hope you can get hold of them :o). Xx

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  7. Thank you for the review and swatches. Such an interesting effect! x

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    1. You're right, it's a bit different from what else you see on the market at the moment :o). Xx

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  8. the nail art looks so cool :D
    x
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  9. Very cute! You don't see a lot of glitter polishes like that! :)

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  10. Wow, these are so cute! Especially the yellow combo!

    Tara xo

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    1. Thank you so much Tara, that's my favorite too :o). Xx

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  11. Wowwww, I need to get myself some of these little beauties! I absolutely love them! Great post, thank you.

    I love your blog! Excited to read more. I have followed you on Bloglovin babe.

    Kathryn xo

    Bit of a Freak | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, that's really lovely of you. Follow you to :o). Xx

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  12. They look so cute!
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  13. Oh, the floral confetti is too fun! I think they'd be a bit too much for my finger nails, but would be PERFECT on my toes. Lol.

    Chic and Alluring Blog

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  14. such a fun colors !! those bloom nail polish are perfect for the spring!

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    1. I agree with you - it's a different take on the floral trend :o). Xx

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    1. I agree with you - there's a nice blue shade that would be really cute and fresh on a white base shade too :o). Xx

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  16. I love these, can't wait to order some x

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  17. What fantastic colours really beautiful for summer Lucy x

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    1. Definitely - might be great for an accent nail too :o). Xx

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  18. Awww these are just adorable! I love them, and they're so perfect for Spring xx
    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  19. What a lovely collection dear ! loved the way you created this awesome nail art
    xoxo
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    1. That's really nice of you - thank you :o). Xx

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  20. Hello! Firstly I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog! It really means a lot!
    And as soon as I clicked on your link I gasped as I saw this post! This is brilliant!
    I love this! Omg I am a huge nail polish lover so this is just the most amazing thing!
    I need to get some of those!!

    tropicalcolours.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Awwww - that's so sweet of you and you're very welcome :o)! It's a cute and different look and it's definitely eye catching :o)! Xx

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  21. Cute nail polishes :-) xx

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  22. THese are so stinkin cute I cannot get over them! I must find where these are available in the US!

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    1. LOL - I hope you can find them, it's a lovely fun look :o). Xx

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  23. lovely colours!

    Irene
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    1. It's nailing two trends in one - floral and pastels :o). Xx

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  24. Amazing pastels and florals! I love nail polishes. I've been given a cristal effect polish. Fabulous!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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  25. Aww they look so pretty and summery! :D

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    1. It's a cute and whimsical look for sure :o). Xx

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  26. Ohhh, I love it! It might be a little 'young' but I don't care, perfect for spring and summer!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  27. Oh my goodness, I freaking LOVE these! I haven't been this excited about a nail polish in a long time... Must have. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Oh my gosh I love these! Will definitely be hunting these out at duty free when I head back to the UK xx

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    1. Ah, you should - you'll get so many comments for them :o). Xx

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  29. These nail polishes look so pretty! I love the little flowers!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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  30. Wow these look amazing!! I'll definitely be picking up a couple of these. They're so unique - thanks for sharing :)

    Caroline x
    www.makeitpurple.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much :o), hope you enjoy them as much as I do :o). Xx

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  31. These are so pretty for spring.

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  32. LOVE IT!!!!!!! GREAT POST!
    happy Easter!!♥ ♡ ♥ ♡
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    1. Thanks a million, that's lovely of you - hope you had a great Easter :o). Xx

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