Sunday, May 6, 2012

NOTD: Nails Inc Bluebell & Essence Night in Vegas

Hey! I have been putting off NOTD posts for a little while because of a particularly bad broken nail (you know those ones that are half way down your nail? Ouch!) but things are on the mend and I thought this was too nice not to show you.

When you buy the June 2012 issue of InStyle magazine (in stores now), you also get a free limited edition Nails Inc polish in one of three shades specially created for InStyle. If you want a proper look at them, head on over to CherrySue's blog where she has really good swatches of all three shades.

The one I finally settled on was Bluebell, a gorgeous powder blue shade. While it's a gorgeous polish on its own, and one you should definitely pick up for summer, I had a couple of Essence Special Effects toppers that I was dying to try out. Particularly this one - Night in Vegas. Think Gosh Rainbow, Nubar 2010 or Essie Shine of the Times and you're about there.

One coat of the Essence over the Nails Inc looks like this inside with flash:

And outside, no flash:

It's a gorgeous effect, sometimes green-blue toned and sometimes orange-red. I can't wait to try it over dark polish properly - here's a quick look at it over Nails Inc Victoria on a nail wheel: 

Essence Nail Art Special Effects are available at selected Essence stands now - they retail for under €3 each. InStyle magazine is £3.80, and it was €5.60 in Tesco. Interesting exchange rate there, but that's another story altogether...

Have you picked up any of the InStyle polishes? Do you prefer to wear pastels on their own or do you like to jazz them up a bit? 

S xx

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  1. Oh that looks so pretty! I bought the Bluebell one too and I have the Gosh Rainbow so I might try it out. I hope I can find the Essence toppers though!

  2. I want it! May have to go to penneys during the week for it!

  3. Ooooh! I HAVE to have that Essence polish!!!! The chemists here are usually a few months behind dublin so I may keep an eye out for it! :)

  4. hmmmm i do be loving the essence and havent seen the special effects yet...defo not your average glitter

  5. this is such a pretty combination!! liloo /@tsunimee xx

  6. Amazing combination ;) I was going to resist in style but DAM YOU

  7. Ooo that nail topper looks fab :-)

  8. I just got bluebell. The exchange rate it fricking insane and stupid >:(


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