I don't have a lot of Nails Inc. polishes. I have sort of decided that I want to stick with the brands I know for now, not branch out into a bunch of other brands, but I saw a good deal on this set before the holidays at Sephora so I went for it. I also picked up a couple of their magnetics on sale, which...I like them, but the LCN magnetics had a nicer effect and I have sort of decided that magnetics are a pain in the butt. I have the China Glaze ones, one set of Deborah Lippmann's and...I can't get motivated to do all that. One nail at a time, hold the magnet over...peh. Not worth it to me now that they're everywhere.
But this set...I thought, I'll try it. And it is gorgeous as you will see. I wore one for the holidays and that is really a discussion to be had. However, because I took 9000 pictures of this set I have decided to only blog each one at a time. I'm afraid it will be overwhelming and boring if I do them all. I just don't like to. I like to let you guys see the angles, which requires pictures. Pictures eat up bandwidth and slow things down. Let's not.
So here is the collection as a whole and you will probably see why I went for it.
The box is just a standard cardboard box, nothing special.
I know. I have issues.
First up is the middle one, Soho Street:
As you can see, this is a clear base with multi-colored and multi-sized glitters. It's really pretty and really makes a mess. In general, while I love the way glitters look, I absolutely also hate them beyond all comprehension. (yes I buy them, pointing it out is RUDE! I already know!)
This was no exception. The glitter drags on each other, you end up with it all over you and end up dabbing away to dispense them properly. The end result is great, yes, but then one day you will want to take it off. Then a brand new hell begins.
This one is really pretty. Oddly, it doesn't not send me into concerns of a dupe of Happy Birthday from Deborah Lippmann because I don't think they are the same at all, really. The colors, the sizes and shapes of the glitter pieces is just different, though I confess I did not wear them side by side or do comparisons. Because...I didn't think it was necessary. Looking at these swatches now, though, and I can see where the question could arise. I think if you love glitter and you have Nailosaurus Opticus (As I have dubbed that terrible condition we nail hounds get that refines our vision to the point we can detect subtle nuances in 6 different almost identical pinks and declare them all unique and worthy of having.) you might want to see a comparison.
Then you'd buy them both anyway, who are you even kidding.
I think this set is now marked down even more than when I got in on Sephora, but I don't really remember what I paid. Otherwise known as Nailosaurus Debticus, where we just get them because they're shiny and worry about that credit card bill later.
As glitters go, this wasn't completely awful to apply. I did dab it on. The middle nail is my attempt at layering the glitter but I stopped when I started to get the glitters sticking off the edges. That's just annoying and unattractive. And a good way to scratch your face. Ugh. You can eliminate that with a cuticle/orange stick by nudging the little suckers back where they belong. Just make sure with something like this that you seal your tips.
I get tired of seeing glitters on black, though it does show the color best, but with everything going on here, the aqua, the purple, the red, pink, blue green, silver...ANY base color is going to be great.
I don't know, what do you think? I like the other two in this set better, but this is very flashy and pretty. Don't recommend it for the office! (Unless you work for David Bowie) For a fun night out, though, this could be great. A fun Friday or Saturday night out, that is. Taking glitter polish off is a lengthy process.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!