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!