My Jessica Nails manicure started chipping the other day and I kept going with it until it started to look totally raggedy. On Tuesday, I decided that I'd paint my nails as soon as I got home.
So, come 5 p.m. I found myself striding through my front door like a woman on a mission. I found the polish, "de worked" myself (changed my skirt for pj bottoms and my top for my favourite t-shirt stolen from the Simon fund) and decided to start painting my nails.
The colour I chose was Motcomb Street by Nails Inc. I've never been shy to proclaim my love for Nails Inc polishes in the past and I never took much notice when people said they found the polishes to be streaky and the brushes to be dodgy, I just assumed they had bought a bad one.
Anyway, I sat down, got the brush out for a polish which looked decidedly like a dark petrol blue. I took the brush out and applied it and the polish was green! There was no indication from looking at the bottle that it would be green but I didn't mind as this colour was equally nice so I started to apply the first (thin) coat.
In short, it didn't work, the brush was dodgy and didn't take the colour too well, it applied really streaky and I had to apply a massively thick coat just to cover my nail.
I vented about this on Twitter and was told by other bloggers that their freebie Nails Inc polishes were a bit dodgy and also that Nails Inc polishes are like a lottery, some good, some bad.
This experience makes me think twice about Nails Inc, I hadn't noticed this until now but I seldom reach for Nails Inc anymore, I either pick up my George@ASDA polishes or my Jessica Nails ones. The other Nails Inc polishes I use seem to be deteriorating in quality too but the brushes are fine.
I took a photo so you could see the actual colour and the horrible application job, I blame the polish and brush for the polish on my skin because I had to redo parts of the nail due to streakiness:
Canary Wharf station but now I'm not going to bother..
The two winners of the story are me (naturally) and Sally Hansen.
I bought this from the Pound Shop the other day:
It contains no acetone but it dried my fingers out a bit, I wouldn't use it every day and if you moisturise your hands, you won't realise a difference. It also contains Keratin which I know is good for your nails!
Anyway, it's a sponge in a jar and you just dip your fingers in and it cleans them, I've done a little step by step thingy so you can see that it actually works:
Have you ladies had any fail varnish (see what I did there?) experiences? Don't be shy, share them with the group!