Yes I know it's not the weekend yet, but my QVC shopping channel special offer from Nails Inc came today, so I thought I would share it with you. I know my last 2 posts were also Nails Inc, and I don't want to become a brand bore, but I already know what my next two nail swatch posts will be and they're completely different brands so I hope you'll forgive me!
Am going to TRY and keep this relatively short, as I know I can ramble on, so without further ado, let's go!
Here's a picture of what I bought:
And here's how it came packaged:
Which was fine for me, because I just wanted to get into the goodies, but if I'd have bought this to give as a gift I'd have been a bit disappointed. The very best thing about this packaging is that it will fit through a letterbox, which is a big step forward for QVC as their boxes are usually massively too big.
So lets get onto the swatches, the first one I want to show you is Pudding Lane:
This is from their much advertised 'Sprinkles' collection. I've seen alot of twitter posts (retweeted by them) that say oooh sprinkles my nails look good enough to eat, etc, so I was quite intrigued as to what it would be. It turns out that its just glitter in polish, which I personally don't think looks good enough to eat, but maybe thats just me! Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike it, but I don't adore it either. I'm sure at some point I'll wear an outfit that this will be just perfect for. Application was ok, the base polish was workable enough, but I did find the glitter application a bit patchy, and I had to work with it a bit to get it to a reasonable evenness. It was quite fast drying, this was 2 coats.
The next polish I want to show you is Portobello:
As you can see from the sticker on the lid, this is listed as a neon. Don't let my picture fool you! It is showing as much brighter and much more orange than it was in real life. It was really like a bright coral colour, but I just couldn't persuade my camera to get near to the true colour. It wasn't a regular Nails Inc cream formulation, it was quite runny, streaky and sheer. This is 3 coats and I still had VNL! Not at all used to that with their polishes! Also I would say it dried to a sheen rather than a gloss. Not so happy with this one.
The next one I want to show you is Warwick Street:I LOVED this! To my mind it was the absolute best of the bunch! It looked weird in the bottle, kind of flat with metallic in it. It's when I came to apply it that I really appreciated it. The formula went on like a dream, as you can see it's kind of a light grey with tiny purple, teal & read specks of glitter in it. This is 2 coats, but I could have got away with one, just lovely!
The next swatch is a bit strange (for me). I was kind of all glittered out, and I couldn't face putting on and taking off 2 more full hands of glitter so I decided to do 2 nails of each of the next ones. As it is they both came out super sheer so it's fitting they're shown together:
The pink is Princes Arcade from their 'Nail Jewellery' collection. Its a mix of purple and holo glitter. The blue is Sloane Gardens. They're both pretty much 'layering' polishes, and I think I will do a post about that all by itself. These two were a bit disappointing but they may have potential.
The next polish is Porchester Square. As you can see by this swatch my nails were starting to look a bit exhausted:
They're calling this a 'hero shade', I can see why, its a nude minky cream. This is one coat, back to good ole Nails Inc reliable formulation, I liked this :)
And last, but not least, Cheyne Walk. I've taken 2 pictures of this as its very different in different lighting:
The first coat was quite sheer and streaky, and I thought I was going to have a loser on my hands, but the second coat seemed to step up to the mark and more than made up for it! Its a purple & grey duochrome which came out lovely & shiny. Brush marks weren't too bad for a metallic, but it was quite tricky to photograph!
And there we have it, all 7 TSV polishes. They cost me £28.91 including p&p as the special value price, the collection is still available on the QVC UK website, but I think it's about £5 more expensive now. I'm happy with what I got at an average of just over £4 a bottle, and the icing on the cake was the beautiful Warwick Street!
I hope you've enjoyed my review, and thanks for reading! Feel free to comment if you like.
Until next time.....
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