We’ve barely said goodbye to the holidays and the spring collections are already rolling in. Hell, I still have my tree up and I really don’t want to take it down. But, with the arrival of spring colors comes the promise of longer days and warmer weather.
This spring, Nails Inc has collaborated with Victoria Beckham to create a set of shades that exemplify the feeling of her Ready-To-Wear collection. The Japanese-inspired shades, Bamboo White and Judo Red, come in a frosted, limited edition version of the new Nails Inc bottle design.
Formula & Application
Nails Inc VVB is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The weighty glass bottles have a concave design that feel very expensive in the hand. In this LE collection, the bottles are opaque and frosted with a peek-a-boo side panel to show the color. The removable cap reveals a ribbed inner cap to use for polishing.
The brush has a wide, flat paddle design that is curved at the tip. The bristles are dense and somewhat flexible, allowing you to get very close to the cuticle, creating a clean line. I’ve noticed that I get better results when I float the brush over the nail.
Both polishes in this collection are cremes and while their jelly-like appearance and feel left me thinking they would apply sheer, I was pleasantly surprised to find them well pigmented. If you use thin coats like me, you will probably need three coats of Bamboo White but otherwise you can get away with two coats of both shades.
Nails Inc Victoria Beckham Swatches
Nails Inc Bamboo White is a pink-tinged bisque creme. It’s milky but not streaky. Feminine and chic. It’s so not my usual thing. However, I think that being friends with Sarah from Chalkboard Nails has warmed me up to this type of shade as it’s her favorite.
Nails Inc Judo Red is a tomato red creme that can look very orange, depending on the light. It’s vibrant and rich and super glossy (both are shown without top coat).
Victoria Beckham SS 15 Inspired Nail Art
Perusing the Victoria Beckham S/S 15 RTW collection, it seemed only fitting to create a nail art look inspired by one of her designs. This striped trench caught my eye for its simplistic yet eye-catching pattern.
I used straight Nail Vinyls in varying sizes to mimic the stripes. I thought about doing this on all my nails but wanted to keep the overall feel as understated as her clothes.
Bottom Line: The colors themselves are not ground-breaking but the formula is fantastic and I adore the brush. If you have similar shades or a tight budget, you’ll probably take a pass but fashionistas and LE packaging collectors will be all over them. I can’t tell you how many polishes and beauty products I bought mostly for the packaging (I even save the outer boxes).
Which of these colors is calling your name? Are you unable to resist LE packaging? What type of nail art would you use them for?