Nails Inc Chelsea Embankment Gardens Floral (white), Queensgate Gardens Floral (blue)
and Richmond Gardens Floral (green) - £12
I was so excited when I first received an email from Nails Inc about these pretty new Floral Gardens inspired polishes and couldn't wait to try them out so I pre-ordered early in March in the hope of reviewing them for you when they were first released at the beginning of April. Unfortunately, due to a problem with delivery of one of the shades, they have only just arrived so finally here's my review, better late than never!!!
Delay aside, I have to say that I was a little disappointed when I finally got to try them out. Firstly, as recommended by Nails Inc, I applied two coats of a similar colour as a base for the floral polish. Here I used a pink, blue and green from my Nails Inc Spring/Summer Collection (previously reviewed here), next came the tricky application of the floral polish itself. As with a normal glitter, two coats were needed to get a good spread of the pretty particles, however, it was really really difficult to get a larger flower on the brush and apply it to the nail. It took me several attempts to get hold of a flower from the green Richmond Gardens floral, so frustrating when you can see them so clearly in the bottle but can't get one on the brush.
The blue Queensgate Gardens was the most disappointing of the three I tried, it only contained pink flowers and tiny particles, unlike the other two that were far more colourful. The Chelsea Embankment Gardens was probably my favourite, I really liked the pretty pastel pink. blue and yellow flowers and I would probably give this another go, maybe practice will improve the application!
As a positive, the polish was surprisingly durable although I did find myself picking at the flowers, but that's just me, I've never been able to wear acrylics as I'm continually picking them off. They do look pretty when worn over a lovely pastel shade, very in keeping with this summers flowery trends so certainly worth giving a go if you have the patience.
Have you tried these pretty florals yet?