There are exciting things ahead from Nails Inc – it’s one of the few nail brands left that I still feel are doing things a bit differently. I think we reached peak-nail a couple of years ago and although I love nail polish and am very rarely bare-nailed I don’t see a lot these days that make me think, ‘ooh’. But The Reflectors are gorgeous. You need to fast forward out of summer into jumper time and the contrast of dark chunky knits with light hit nails – these really hit the spot for relief from traditional autumnal berry nails.
The shades in the Nails Inc The Reflectors range are: Primrose Street (holographic pink and my favourite – try it over a nude nail shade or white to really brighten it), Kings Cross Road (highly shimmering metallic silver with no chunks) and Old Montague Road (peachy shimmer with sparkle). They’re £15 each HERE.
At the same time, there are four new shades in the Gel Effects, this time with an infusion of charcoal as a detoxifier. I’m not sure I can really buy into the environmental protection element – if your nails are covered in polish and you have a good basecoat, a bit of charcoal in the mix isn’t really going to make any odds. To be honest, I don’t really care if it has charcoal in it or not but the shades are beautiful, especially Portland Square in a tomato red/orange that almost has a burst of neon to it. The gold shade, Crown Place, seems appropriate for now given that we’re doing rather well on the medal front in Rio and I’m always a sucker for a grey nail like Spencer Street. It’s a very elegant, deep grey that does that edgy thing when you feel black is just too much. The last shade is Nobel Street and is described as burnt raspberry. Since I’ve never seen such a sad sight, I think it’s safer to call it a creamy fuchsia. I’m doing my nails later and I don’t know which one to pick out!
These have also just launched for £15 HERE.
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