NOTD - Nails Inc Gel Effect: Mayfair & West End

by - July 31, 2017

Nails Inc's Gel Effect polishes are quick and fast drying with amazing colour payoff. I'm spending the Summer in Ottawa with my boyfriend and one thing I forgot to bring were nail art tools, so I decided to try and create some looks without them.
I created a Pink Collar Look using Mayfair, a light muted pink. This polish required two coats and didn't come out streaky at all, something that I often find with lighter, white based shades. For this, all you have to do is paint a V shape on the bottom half of the nails. I initially wanted them to come out like half hearts, but the square tops were so much easier to do with the rectangular brush, especially when painting your dominant hand. I also think the square tops give it a bit of edge - pun intended
West End, a vibrant cherry red, only needed one coat. I couldn't figure out what to do with a red polish and didn't have any complimentary colours with me, so I did another V shaped mani, beginning the V at the top corner of my nails and ending it at the midway point. Because this red is so  vibrant, the V was clearly distinguishable from afar and brought a slight twist to the classic red nails.

I like that these polishes are so pigmented. They're also fast drying, which I think is partly because the formula is pretty thin compared to other lightless gel polishes. However, the downside is that these polishes don't last very long, and I found myself repainting my nails after one week. Usually, one week of nail polish was expected when I worked in retail, but I'm only in school right now so I expected these to last longer. Based on that, I wouldn't classify it as a lightless gel polish, but it's great as a regular polish.

How do you do a tool-less mani?

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*Products were sent for review

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