I’ve been meaning to try these new Nails Inc Concrete varnishes for a while, but to be honest I kept putting them off as I wasn’t sure I’d like them! The two colours I have are Stonehenge* (blue) and London Wall* (grey-tinged nude).
I’ve spoken to a few people who have the Concrete polishes in their collection and the general census has been that the whole “anti-smooth” finish of them is rather off-putting. My main fear was that nails would look like you’ve painted them and then not been careful afterwards, resulting in lots of pulls and smudges.
I actually really like the shade of London Wall even though it isn’t a colour I’d normally seek out. The reason I chose it was because I figured it was the one that looked most like the colour of concrete…if you’re going to do something different you may as well do it properly.
Sadly, even though I like London Wall as a colour, it doesn’t really suit my skin tone and tends to bring out ruddiness on my hands that I wasn’t aware I had. I think this is a shade that’d really suit olive or dark skin tones.
Stonehenge is pretty much a Concrete version of Baker Street; a brilliant, bright blue that manages to stay slightly shy of neon; it’s an all-round flattering shade that I would say would suit most skin tones.
In all pictures there’s just one coat; I wasn’t sure if additional coats would spoil the effect so I thought I’d better err on the side of caution. I’m still very undecided on these Concrete textures as I quite like them, but I’m not completely taken with them. They do look interesting and thankfully they don’t look like a botched paint job, but I think out of all the upcoming Nails Inc textures these are probably my least favourite.
Available now in four different shades priced at £12 a pop at Nails Inc.
Honestly, I don’t like the look of it. It’s not really presentable to look at.
I know what you mean, I’m not in love with it but I don’t hate it either xx
They look good & its cool there are texture polishes to buy but if I’m honest I’m old school and prefer a smooth glossy finish – it’d end up accidentally picking at it if it was on my nails!
It’s actually quite a soft texture, although I don’t think it’s going to be half as popular as the leather effect xx
I’ve been waiting for the OPI liquid sand range to come out and these almost passed me by. I actually quite like the look although I would also be tempted to ‘pick’ at it. I will give them a try though.
I don’t think there’s actually much to pick at to be honest! It looks a lot rougher than it feels xx