It's getting cold now; the knitwear has come out, my coats are out at least once a week, my boots are firmly on and I've got out my fat socks for in the house. Alongside all of this, I've been shunning my pastel and coral polishes in favour of darker, richer shades. Whilst browsing through my collection, I came across this unopened gift set from Nails Inc!
I actually won this on a Twitter giveaway last year, but for some reason or another never got round to using it, but I really love the shades! Inside there are four full sized nail polishes which are; Old Bond Street, St Martins Lane, Oxford Street and Regent Street.
From top of the swatches to the bottom; Regent Street is a dark wine shade with brown undertones to it. I think it has that quality to it where in some lights you can really see the red tones within, but in other lights you can see the browns. I really love this shade, and it is definitely one that matches this seasons trend of Oxblood! St Martins Lane is the shade I have had most use from, and is a bold purple grape shade. Oxford Street is a more unusual shade, and has a real toffee tone to it. Old Bond Street is a gorgeous deep blue with almost a purple tone to it.
The formula has been really easy to apply - two coats for a completely even finish, but you could probably get away with doing one on all except Old Bond Street! I think it's just habit to do the second for me to be honest. The finish is very glossy, and just looks so perfect for the new season. I always feel more glammed up with a high gloss nail. The wear time is pretty good too! I managed four days before I got my first chip.
I'd definitely recommend picking this up whilst you still can. It's currently on sale on Beauty Bay for a bargain of £15, which is just £3.75 per polish! This years 2014 collection looks just as nice, but with lighter shades, in the new Nails Inc packaging and you only get three but with 14ml instead of 10ml a bottle. (Still a shame to be a shade down, but I love the dusky pink!)
Which shade is your go to shade for Autumn/Winter?