Whilst I’ve never been the biggest fan of Nails Inc with only 1 or 2 polishes from the big handful of polishes I’ve tried from them have been worth the money. I put my bad experiences aside and tried to reserve judgement to try the newly bottled, and new to me gel formula in the form of Nails Inc Soho Place.
Nails Inc Soho Place is from their Gel Effect line, picked up as my last credit in my June Love Me Beauty box, choosing a nice summery colour from the collection online, this pretty turquoise polish is fit for summer. These babies aren’t cheap at almost £15 per pop, so I was hoping to have miraculous performance for such a high ticketed item.
On first coat, these apply very nice and opaque – if it wasn’t for the fact that they wasn’t glossy. A second coat gives a nice finish, although I wouldn’t go as far to say that it has gel like qualities. Disappointedly, again my main sticking point with Nails Inc – this chipped way too quickly for me – under 24 hours before significant chips appeared to the point my nails needed repainting- and I wasn’t very well so was chilling on the sofa with some mild pottering around the house. I tried it out a second time, to check it wasn’t just bad luck – and it had the same performance issues again.
With a topcoat, this may last longer, but surely that defies the point of a gel effect polish if you get the shine that a topcoat would give, without actually having to apply one. Also for me, a bigger trademark of gel polishes is the thick layer – this doesn’t create that effect, and personally whilst Barry M doesn’t nail it, their ‘Gelly’ line does a better job in my opinion of coming close to recreating it, and this is about 4 times the price.
Overall, another Nails Inc polish which I’m sadly not impressed with!
What do you think of Nails Inc? Any recommendations I should try?