Beauty Review: Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in ‘St James’

Two posts in one day? With a third possibly on the way? A Christmas miracle! Or I’m trying to catch up with Blogmas and since I showed you a great Christmas nail polish in China Glaze’s ‘Ruby Pumps’, I thought today I’d show one that disappointed. Personally I think negative reviews are just as helpful as positive ones but if you’re not a fan then look away.

Review- Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in St James

I was given the Nails Inc Gell Effect Polish in St James* (what a mouthful) at the Mid-Summer Meet in Manchester and was totally head over heels for the colour and the slight shimmer that showed up in the bottle.

 I loved putting it on initially as it was very easy but a little thin which meant I found myself scraping it off the sides of my fingers most nails. In fact on my second hand I exclaimed, “Oh this is a nightmare” out loud over a Skype call which made no sense in the context of the conversation.

Review- Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in St James chips

The colour was immediately great but it needed two coats to get rid of any visible nail line and I did want to put another on but resisted. And then- oh then, I went to have a bath (four hours later) and as you can see in the picture above it started to chip at the tip. Then! The next day I noticed that I had an imprint of my sheets on my nails so the fourth coat went on and a top coat. 

Needed a while to dry but not too long.

 And the shimmer wasn’t at all visible.

Would I buy this? Probably not but it has me intrigued about other gel polishes and I may even crack and buy some of the Barry M jelly polishes that I have been avoiding until now.

Have you tried the Nails Inc Gel Effect Polishes? What do you think?
 
*I was given this at the Mid-Summer meet in Manchester but this hasn’t changed my opinion and I am under no obligation to show it on my blog.

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