Recently I went slightly obsessed with nail polish. I am not someone who is into nail polish before this. Even painting my own toe nails is such a chore to me. With my previous work requirement to look presentable and meeting corporate clients all the time, painting my nails is not something that I would even consider, unless it’s nude but I’m not into nude at that time 😀 . When I saw that Sephora brought in the Victoria, Victoria Beckham for Nails Inc. London, I got to have it. Firstly I’m a fan of Posh Spice from the Spice Girls and of course Victoria Beckham herself. Secondly, how can you resist such a beautiful shade! How can?
Nails Inc. London, one of the top brand when it comes to nail polish collaborates with Victoria Beckham. Not just VB herself but also Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection. The Victoria, Victoria Beckham for Nails Inc. London collection unveil a unique limited-edition duo of nail polish, which was inspired by the feel of Victoria Beckham’s collection and its subtle incorporation of Japanese elements. Interestingly, the collection only comes with two nail polish shades – Judo Red, a vibrant tomato red and Bamboo White, a delicate bone shade. These nail polishes are created with stretch-to-fit technology that ensure the polish to glide on perfectly, plump and flawless during application. Now get this. It is formulated with bamboo extract. Bamboo extract typically contain all the essential nutrients for healthy nails. It reduced ridges and imperfection as well as promote nail growth, provided you use it frequent enough 🙂
The nail polish comes with a heavy and thick white box, with the nail polish securely tucked in the middle of the box. It make such a great gifting idea but mine was stained so I had threw it away 🙁 . What really drew me towards this nail polish is the unique bottle. The white bottle doesn’t justify the nail polish shade. One glance and you wouldn’t know that it’s actually a red. One would thought it’s a white nail polish! However because the bottle is in matte white, you ought to be extra careful not to drip any nail polish on it. I ran the applicator along the edge of the opening neck to remove excess polish before applying and a tiny drop of polish dropped onto the bottle. Sigh.
I really like that the real Judo Red shade is peeking through from the sides instead of the whole bottle. That’s really Victoria Beckham style. This red is nothing like what I already own in my small collection. I’m usually not the type of person to use such a bright red on my nails. This time I thought I’ll go bold 😛
Funnily (again), I fumbled with the cap. I thought the white top is the usual twist cap and I had a hard time getting it open. It was heavy mind you so it’s double the trouble. Then I remember that most nail polish comes with a separate cap on top so I pull the cap off and voila!
I was expecting a small applicator. I have really tiny nails so I really hate big applicator, just like how I hate big mascara applicator. The applicator for Victoria, Victoria Beckham for Nails Inc. London is huge. It has a shorter wand, which I appreciate, a flat applicator, which I like but the size of the applicator is huge. It doesn’t fit most of my nails and I have to be extra careful with the nail side during application. Honestly, I was shaking when I apply the nail polish on because I was so afraid I would mess up. I don’t want to mess up a red nail polish on my hands.
The shade on the other hand is gorgeous. The camera doesn’t seems to capture the exact shade. It’s actually a bright peachy red, which Nails Inc. described as “vibrant tomato red”.
Somehow I seems to have an issue with Nails Inc. nail polishes. The Gel Effect seems to be giving me lots of bubbles on the surface eventhough I did not shake the bottle before applying. This Victoria, Victoria Beckham for Nails Inc. London Judo Red also give me bubbles but just a few bubbles. Not as severe as Gel Effect.
Now comes the best part. The nail polish lasts on my nails for a good minimum of 2 weeks, with no chips or dent. The shine on top does goes away a little bit as I did not apply any top coat. Even without any top coat it look absolutely beautiful and still the same even after 2 weeks.
Nails Inc. nail polishes are surprisingly good. I mean I know they are good and I’ve heard so much about it. Now that I’ve own 7 bottles of Nails Inc. nail polish, I can understand why it is such a darling to have. The colours are so gorgeous and vibrant, opaque, doesn’t give any streaks, long lasting and it’s extremely cheap to get when Sephora is clearing each set for RM25 only (this Victoria, Victoria Beckham is not included ya).
One downside of Nails Inc. nail polishes that I personally find annoying is the scent. It doesn’t have the conventional nail polish scent but there is a strong plasticky scent that bothers me a lot. The scent doesn’t goes away after a while. As I’m typing this review, I already had the nail polish on me for more than 2 weeks. I still can smell it even after 2 weeks. It’s not that annoying unless you have your hand upclose to your face or when you’re grabbing food to your mouth. Ewwww!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.