When having my Monogram Manicure applied at last week (more information here – link) I was also introduced to the new line of Nails Inc Gel Effect Polishes, which are designed to mimic the plump, juicy, glossy effect of a gel manicure without the faff of having to involve either at-home lamps or visits to salons.
I really loved the colour range which is why I went for Bond Street as a base for my Monogram Manicure instead of the two shades available as part of the MM kit. Obviously one of the main benefits of a gel manicure is the longevity, which you won’t get with these gel effect polishes (at least no more than any other Nails Inc polish) but the gorgeously glossy finish with the plumpness that you tend to only get with gel manicures is definitely present.
Interestingly, Nails Inc have gone a different route with the packaging for these new releases, which are squared off rather than the usual Nails Inc roundness, and the glossy lids represent the finish of each shade of varnish. However, if you’re looking at the lids and thinking you might find them a little too clunky to handle, then fret not as they remove to reveal round and user-friendly lids inside.
There are currently only four shades available in the new Gel Effect finish, all of which are quite autumnal I was going to say muted but that to me conflicts with the glossy finish, however they kind of are muted shades!
This is a gel version of their extremely popular grey-toned nude.
Again, a gel version of the already existing St James; a bright and vivid red.
This is the first of the two limited edition shades, and can be seen in my Monogram Manicure here – link. It’s a rich and beautifully pigmented purple shade.
Kensington High Street
This will be my next NOTD, so keep an eye out for it! It’s a deep berry shade that I think will be one of those shades everyone’s wearing as the colder weather arrives. This one is also limited edition.
As you can see, the glossiness really is impressive. It’s a little wasted in my MM images as the letters dominate, so hopefully you can get a better idea of the glossy finish from these swatches, all of which contain 2 coats of each polish and nothing else. Nails Inc Gel Effect Polishes are available now priced at £14 each.
Oooo Kensington High Street is right up my alley! It’s surprising that it’s LE since it’s such a classic kind of shade. 🙂
I’ve got Francis Street, which is one of the Gel Effect ones, and is pink. Marks and Sparks also do a one coat gel Nail Inc that’s exclusive to them.