NOTD: Nails Inc Feathers in York and Brighton

As mentioned in my Nails Inc SS13 post yesterday, I had the chance to have my nails painted at the Nails Inc preview event, and I went for a couple of shades from the Feathers collection.

Feathers is exactly as it sounds; it gives a 3D effect by using small pieces of confetti like colour in a couple of contrasting shades.

Having studied my nails quite carefully since last night, it appears the 3D effect is achieved by having a dominant colour, a slightly lighter version of the dominant colour and a contrast colour and this works really well as you can hopefully see in the pictures.

Before the cuticle brigade pipe-up, yes I know they’re in a shocking state, but unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to tidy them up before I visited Nails Inc yesterday.  I will aim to improve them drastically by the time  I do my next NOTD.

If my understanding of Couture fashion is correct, it’s fashion that is beautiful to look at but not essentially easy to wear (among many other defining factors) and therefore I would call these textural finishes “Couture Nails”, as they’re really lovely to look at but not the easiest things to wear.

Because the effect is so textural, the finish is a little on the scratchy side and therefore I doubt this will last for more than a few days.  That hasn’t put me off though as they really are so different and interesting to look at, so consequently I’ll be purchasing Cornwall as soon as they land in March 2013.  The scratchiness does settle down after 24 hours: I think it’s a the fact that as there’s a lot going on within the varnish, there’ll inevitably be a level of overhang from the little bits of confetti, so once you’ve used your hands a bit you end up knocking these bits off and smoothing down the nail edge.  I suppose a quicker solution would be to wait until your manicure is dry and then give your nail edges a quick file.

All-in-all I am bowled over by the many exciting textures coming from Nails Inc next year and definitely feel that Feathers is one of my favourite finishes.  They’ll launch in March 2013 for £11 each.

Disclosure: paint application provided free of a charge as part of the Nails Inc event.  

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16 Comments

  • Emma
    November 22, 2012

    I really like the look of these, it’s very different! x

    • Sascha BG
      Emma
      November 22, 2012

      Thanks lovely, they’re so unusual aren’t they? xx

  • Beauty Daze
    November 22, 2012

    These are the first proper pics of the feather manicure that I’ve seen since all the press day posts popped up. This looks lovely and I love that it’s the same price as a normal polish. I don’t normally buy Nails Inc as I find £11 a little out of my price range, but for a nail effect I think it’s quote reasonable. The colours are gorgeous too 🙂

    Steph xx

    • Sascha BG
      Beauty Daze
      November 22, 2012

      Thanks Steph! I was quite surprised they weren’t more expensive than the rest of the range as they do tend to add a pound or two to effect polishes, so I’m pleased they didn’t with these 🙂 I do love the shades available too! xx

  • Geo
    November 22, 2012

    I was at the event too, and the new polishes they are bringing out are really amazing, im loving all the textures!x

    • Sascha BG
      Geo
      November 22, 2012

      They’re fantastic aren’t they? I’ve got so many new polishes at the moment and I’ve been in a debate all day as to whether to try the concrete one or another shade from another brand I’m a bit captivated with! xx

  • Lee Young Hyun
    November 23, 2012

    oh wow~! looks great for winter! love the texture~

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    • Sascha BG
      Lee Young Hyun
      November 27, 2012

      They’re so interesting, definitely worth checking out when they land xx

  • Sue Lin
    November 23, 2012

    These feather-like textured polishes look so fabulous and fun to wear. I love the colors too. I’ll save these for Summer too!

    • Sascha BG
      Sue Lin
      November 27, 2012

      They’re perfect summer shades, I can’t wait for them all to arrive! xx

  • Deanne
    November 27, 2012

    I’m not too sure about these, I dont know what it is, but theres something about them that I dont like!

    I do however REALLY want the Leather effect!

    Please take a look at my blog-I’m nail polish obsessed!
    http://beautyandtheboxes.blogspot.co.uk

    • Sascha BG
      Deanne
      November 29, 2012

      I think the textures are quite unusual and people will either love or hate them; they’re not for everyone but they’re definitely interesting 🙂 The Leather effect does look seriously cool xx

  • PR Fashion Beauty
    November 27, 2012
    • Sascha BG
      PR Fashion Beauty
      November 29, 2012

      Thanks very much xx

  • No Credit Check Loans Online
    November 29, 2012

    I have never seen any nail polish like this. It really gives a 3D effect and the combinations of colours are perfect.

    • Sascha BG
      No Credit Check Loans Online
      November 29, 2012

      That’s the great thing about the new textures is that they really are unlike anything that’s been around previously, so I can’t wait for them to arrive! xx

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