Nails Inc. Porchester Square




















Since I bought InStyle Magazine with the Nails Inc. Peach Sorbet polish I have been tempted to try out other polishes that they have to offer. But, at £11 a bottle (such an extortionate price in my opinion), rather than buy a full sized polish, I thought I'd invest in a set. Although the polishes you get in the sets are tiny, I would have rather tried out a range of colours for the price of 2 full sized bottles since I've never bought from the brand before.

I was originally eyeing up the full sized Porchester Square, but the SA mentioned that it came in the Neon and Nude collection with five other colours - Notting Hill Gate, Portobello, Westbourne Grove, Jermyn Street and Cadogan Square - and instantly knew this was the set to buy. I will most likely be doing individual reviews on the polishes in the set, because they're all gorgeous colours worth writing about.

Porchester Square is described as a "muted mushroom" colour, and to me it seems like it has a very subtle purple tinge, though this could just be the lighting I'm viewing it in. Either way, the colour is gorgeous and will compliment almost anything. It's not a very "in your face" colour, it looks classy and is a perfect everyday polish. 

Upon applying it, I found it looked incredibly streaky and it had barely covered certain parts of my nails, which admittedly had me hugely disappointed considering I'd just spent £22 on these polishes. However after leaving the nails to dry, the colour seemed to even out and cover my nails pretty opaquely, so much so that I only needed one coat on most nails. 



















As I don't use base coats and top coats I'm expecting it to chip very quickly, but I'm sure with these added it would have a far longer lifespan. I still don't think I could spend £11 on one nail polish, considering there are much cheaper brands available of the same/sometimes better quality (China Glaze, Mavala), but I'm looking to buy a bottle from the Sprinkles collection when it's released and might just stick to buying sets as a treat every once in a while.

What do you think of Nails Inc. polishes? Do you think the price is justifiable or am I just being incredibly cheap? 

side note: I was this close to buying Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream polish in House of Fraser but it was ultimately the £16 price tag that convinced me otherwise! Such a beautiful colour though!

22 comments

  1. It's a really nice every day colour but I totally agree that the price is over the top. Similar colours and quality are out there at a much cheaper price x

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  2. Nails Inc. polishes just made their way to the States in Sephora and I've been quite curious to try them out! This color is GORGEOUS so I might have to give it a try!

    xx,
    Jordana

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  3. This colour is such a nice nude! I think the price is justified as a treat because they are good quality nail varnishes but I agree you can get similar ones for a better price! x

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    1. Yeah, I'd definitely pick one up as a treat but really couldn't afford buying them all the time! x

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  4. likee your blog dear,
    keep posting and go for it!!

    XO

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    1. I really love that water-dead colour I have one too :)
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  5. love your blog dear!^^
    would you like to follow each other?
    just let me know^^
    xo

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  6. I love this shade, would be perfect for work, as its quite a formal look :D

    I love Nails Inc, but wouldn't pay full price for them, try ebay for lower prices x


    OutisdeBeautyInsideHealth

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    1. It's definitely a nice colour for the office! Will have to check out eBay, thanks! x

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  7. When Nails Inc first came out I was their biggest fan, collecting a good selection of colours, however over the years i've found many other brands that beat their coverage and colour range, and they seem to be dropping off of the nail polish market radar.

    Jermyn Street is one of my favourites though.

    Fab blog.

    nlmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. I wore Jermyn Street quite recently and it's a really lovely colour. Although I agree, I've seen brands like Essie become far more popular! xx

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  8. Thats such a lovely colour! Very flattering ont he nails ;) xo

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  9. love the colour!
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    xxx

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  10. I love that colour its so understated :) x

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  11. I love it, but I think any color will look great on your neat nails;-)))

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  12. Such a pretty shade - I really need to stop biting my nails and make use of these lovely nail polishes!

    Found your blog today and really like it!
    x
    Ana

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  13. Loving all of your posts! Makes me want to go out and buy it all! Keep posting!

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  14. Love it darling! Check my blog and tell me if you wanna follow each other! ;) Kisses from Romania!

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  15. I'd rather buy the miniature versions of nail polish as I never get though them before they go all gloopy. Saying that I loved the deborah Lippman polish I got in a glossy box a few months ago, but I don't think i could justify paying £16.

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    xx

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  16. Just found your blog today and I love it!
    Subscribed :)

    xo Deja

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  17. This is a really beautiful colour!
    I have a couple of Nails Inc polishes and I found the same thing as you said about them looking streaky on application but drying quite smoothly. Although I really like the colours I have I wouldn't pay £11 for them, you're not just being cheap! :) x

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