Nails Inc gel effect nail polish, Mayfair Lane - £14
Having found how good gel effect nail varnishes could be in my recent post on Models Own Hyper Gel (here) I thought it would be useful to compare that one with the Nails Inc gel effect product, hopefully giving you the benefit of my findings.
When I saw the shade Mayfair Lane I realised it would be a useful addition to my ever growing collection of varnishes so decided to order and give it a go. As predicted the colour was lovely, a delicate shade of pastel almost nude pink, one that would go with just about anything especially with spring just around the corner. This one was quite a lot more expensive than the Models Own version, £14 rather than £5, so I was expecting big things. I have to be honest, initially I was a little disappointed. The polish seemed almost watery on application and I had to give it a good three coats, maybe even four next time. However, 48hrs later I have been converted. The gel effect has proved to be very durable, more so than the Models Own product. The picture above of my nail was taken three days after application and shows a minimal amount of chipping, probably due to cleaning three bathrooms yesterday! This could be down to the 'placticiser technology' (their words not mine!) which obviously increases the durability of this product. It comes in nine different shades altogether which you can view here, certainly plenty to chose from.
Although I really love this colour and the overall quality of the gel effect, I prefer the colour range from Models Own more and at £5 they seem to be a more economical purchase, however, this is slightly outweighed by the durability of the Nails Inc polish so you're choice would probably come down to colour preference and budget in which case it would have to be Models Own for me.
What gel effect nail products have you tried?