Leather effect nails caught my eye after the huge success of the Nails Inc Leather Effect Soho polish. Textured nails have been a massive trend this year and I decided to embrace the trend with purchases of these leather effect polishes to review.
The first set of the Nails Inc Leather Effect polishes included four colours:
Soho Mews | Noho | Old Compton Street | Shoreditch Lane
Nails Inc Leather Effect Collection
Shoreditch Lane is a mulberry toned polish. I bought this earlier in the year as part of a Nails Inc QVC TSV special. The first coat was streak free and with two very thin coats, I had full coverage.
Old Compton Street is a grey creme polish which also only required two thin coats. The first coat glided on with no visible brush strokes and I honestly could have got away with just wearing coat as the first coat was near enough opaque. However I found this polish took the longest out of the four to dry and the texture wasn’t as impressive as the others. This polish I bought separately as well through QVC.
Noho is a black leather effect polish. This polish is the star of the collection. The one that sold out within the first week of its release. This leather effect polish is definitely worth the hype. I like wearing the polish on its own however I did buy it as part of a Bling It On Kit which came with silver skulls. The skulls I would wear on my thumb sometimes on a night out but wearing the polish alone is still pretty impressive. This is a beautiful fully pigmented black creme. It isn’t a washed out black but instead, a jet black hue even with the first thin coat of polish. The second coat completed the look and after giving it enough drying time for the texture to appear, it was perfect.
Overall I’d say these Nails Inc Leather Effect polishes were a success as I really liked the textured finishes that they created once dried. I think the drying time varied with each as the black, mulberry and tan polishes I found dried the quickest and the thinner the coat applied, the better as the textured effect came through quicker. Because these polishes are ridiculously pigmented, there is no need for more than two coats and in some cases one coat was sufficient. Highlights? Definitely the mulberry and black leather effect polishes as I wear these quite often because I love how pigmented they are and the texture is a serious bonus.