Friday, 25 July 2014

Nails Inc Nail Polish Diary: July

Nails Inc Nail Polish Diary: July Beauty Review Notting Hill Gate

Nails Inc Notting Hill Gate £11

July's polish is Notting Hill Gate, a fantastically bright neon pink. I actually remember when I first saw (and fell in love with) this particular polish. Nails Inc released an array of beautiful neon shades a little while back but the one that really stood out for me was this electric pink polish. I contemplated picking it up every single time I walked by the Nails Inc stand in my local Boots store but for some reason or another I never got around to adding it to my basket. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was to find the perfect fluorescent pink, that had eluded me thus far, in my Nails Inc Nail Polish Diary.

This really is the ideal shade for July. I couldn't have picked a better polish to represent this summer month. It's been an incredibly warm and sunny summer so far (even here in Scotland), meaning neon nails are definitely appropriate at the moment. If you've been watching the Commonwealth Games then you'll have an idea of how beautiful the weather has been here in Glasgow.

Despite the vivid pink shade being one that I'm totally besotted with, I've actually been rather disappointed with the formula of this polish. As you might be able to tell from the photograph above, this isn't the thickest of nail polishes. I was actually really surprised at how sheer this neon pink is. It actually reminded me a lot of the OPI Sheer Tints collection when I first applied the initial coat. I've never had this kind of issue with any of the Nails Inc polishes that I've tried in the past and it's certainly much sheerer than I'm used to with Nails Inc. It's not really a huge problem or something that would instantly put me off reaching for this particular bottle but it is something to bear in mind, especially if you're not a fan of polishes which require several coats. Instead of two coats (which is the number of coats that I have applied above) I would certainly say that three coats would be advisable to achieve a consistent and opaque application.

What do you think of this polish? Are you a fan of neon shades for the summer? If so, what are your favourite neon nail polishes?


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