Tuesday, 3 April 2012

NOTD: Triangle tips over Nails Inc Garrick St


Tipwear and regrowth annoy me so much, especially when I'm wearing a polish I don't have much of! Nailside's rightly famous cloud mani is stylish and covers up the tips, but I want a bit of variety, so you're going to be seeing a lot of my experiments!

Garrick St is in the artsy, theatre Covent Garden area of London, which is what I guess this polish is trying to capture. I got it as part of a giveaway prize from Viktoria, and I couldn't wait to try this one on its own!


It's a purple-blue duochrome - pinkish purple at the edges, with really blingy chunky blue foil shimmer flecks where the light hits. It's really gorgeous - elegant but interesting. The formula is nice and smooth. This is 3 coats but you can get away with 2, I just bumped a finger and needed a final cover-up. Topcoat is Poshe.

The basecoat was Nails Inc Kensington Caviar, which was also part of the giveaway prize. I had a noticeable amount of tipwear after a couple of days (with lots of hair- and dishwashing), but I'm not sure which part caused it.

I covered the tips with ulta3 Envy, a gorgeous blingy foil, taping a little triangle at the end of each nail. I really like this pattern - it's simple but bold, and very easy to do. What do you think? :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm in love with Garrick St :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm always surprised by the ulta3 one - it looks terrible on me as a full mani but it's awesome for nail art!

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  3. I'm not a big fan of this pattern, I can tolerate it on my nails with triangle in half-moons place ;) If I need to cover my chipped tips I do simple french line :P

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    1. Haha - I hate doing French tips because I can never get them to be the same width, even with stickers!

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  4. That base polish is a beaut xxx

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    1. It's gorgeous, you should try to get it - I wish Nails Inc was easy to get here! I would buy three backups :(

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  5. Great idea to extend your mani wear time. :)

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    1. Thanks! But it means I've gotten behind in my mani schedule :( The dilemmas of a nail blogger!

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  6. Very stylish in it self and a nice tip-wear-hider too :)

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  7. I really like this! It's a great way to cover up tip wear and make a great statement!

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