How gorgeous are these colours?! I don’t know if it’s just me, or the combination or what – but I absolutely love this trio of shades. These are the new Nails Inc Latex Effect Nail Polish shades – and by latex they basically mean matte with a slight sheen to them. The three shades shown here are Bermondsey Street (blue), Camden Passage (grey) and Shoreditch High Street (pink).
In terms of application, they aren’t quite the smoothest – which I think goes down to them drying quickly as most mattes do. Which can make second coats a little bit uneven to apply. The trick with these I’ve found is to actually apply fewer thicker coats than many thin ones. The swatches above show two coats of each shade, with one thin, followed by a slightly thicker one.
As for wear – as with most matte finish polishes, they do tend to chip quicker than glossy ones. I applied Bermondsey Street blue (which is partly blue, partly turquoise-ish to me) and it did chip a little the following day. But again, that’s probably a combination of the matte finish and the need for a thicker coat.
But, all in all – I adore these colours. I do have a bit of a weakness of applying a glossy top coat to matte shades…which somewhat defeats the point of the finish. But I like that it means I can get two looks from one polish – matte or glossy, depending how I feel. I do absolutely adore the colour of these (and the fact that they have matching shade lids – that have a latex feeling to them.
The fourth colour in the range is a peachy/baby pink shade called Portobello Road. These three are definitely my favourites – especially the grey and the blue.
Nails Inc Latex Effect Nail Polish * is available from ASOS (£12)