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Nails Inc - where am I going wrong???

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OhTheDrama Sat 03-May-14 10:44:04

I have a few of these nail polishes and I just cannot seem to get them to work! I don't do anything different (cnd stickey base coat and seche vitte top coat) and either it goes on looking a real patchy mess, or it chips straight away! They aren't cheap and I am getting really pissed off.

Anybody else have issues with this brand or is there a glaringly obvious trick I'm missing?

lucidlady Sat 03-May-14 10:49:11

How long do you leave between coats?

RonaldMcDonald Sat 03-May-14 10:52:22

I think they are rubbish. Gave up an age ago

OhTheDrama Sat 03-May-14 11:01:36

20 - 30 mins same as with all other polishes. It's completely dry.

lucidlady Sat 03-May-14 11:55:39

Sometimes if you put too many coats on it can make everything flake and chip more easily. Try fewer coats nect time?

Skinheadmermaid Sat 03-May-14 12:16:06

I own about 50 nail varnishes of all makes and nails inc are absolute crapoodle.
I would never ever buy them again.
I really rate barry m, rimmel and mua. All the more. expensive ones i've had chip and flake and go lumpy. Biggest rip off.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 03-May-14 12:27:38

I've never tried Nails Inc (I find the shape of the bottles a pain, I would struggle with the lid)

I do know that the Victoria (dark purple) is a different formulation and needs to be applied differently (IIRC it's more a gel and needs thicker layer s and more drying time)

I love OPI but because I have freakily narrow nails, I don't like the Pro-Wide brush, the mini bottles are better for me

OhTheDrama Sat 03-May-14 13:14:48

I own every make under the sun and some don't work but the nails inc are worse than anything else, not just one bottle, every bottle! I'm careful how I store my polish, in a box in a dark cupboard. I only ever apply two thin coats of any polish + base and top coat.

I think I'll chalk it up to experience and donate them to the DC's, such a shame as the colours are beautiful.

Saurus72 Sat 03-May-14 13:18:09

I don't rate Nails Inc either. I had a couple of bottles that I got free with magazines and I couldn't even be bothered to use them. I really like Essie and OPI, and also Barry M and MUA. MUA is only £1, so a really good way to try out quirkier colours.

OhTheDrama Sat 03-May-14 13:21:11

I was just looking at the new colours that have been released to the MUA range. I love the teal and peach, for £1 each I may as well give it a go, nothing can be as bad as these Nails Inc ones!

MyrtleDove Sat 03-May-14 13:51:45

M&S nail polish is also good and all their own-brand cosmetics are not tested on animals.

Messygirl Sat 03-May-14 14:23:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklegeek Sat 03-May-14 14:37:34

Last week I bought some Maybelline 7 day stuff, supposed to be like gel. It's fab! I did 2 coats plus topcoat, then have done additional topcoat every other day. We are now a week down the line & not a single chip! (And I count a lot of money at work).

Am so pleased. I got a taupe-pink colour & am going back for others. I hope the darker colours are as chip-resistant.

RubyReins Sat 03-May-14 16:38:53

Mavala nail polishes are brilliant. Very small bottles so less likely to go gunky, great range of colours and great price point. I cannot get on board with Nails Inc either. Jessica, Essie, Barry M, YSL and Revlon are my favourites. I adore Rouge Noir but the Chanel formulations are tricky to use.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-May-14 16:48:19

2 coats straight after each other followed by no 7 to coat which sets it like rock in seconds.

OhTheDrama Sat 03-May-14 17:09:35

Sparkle I have that maybelline one in Rose Poudre and it's lovely, always get complimented on it.

Dame I always thought you had to wait for each coat to dry properly otherwise you got air bubbles. Is that not the case?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-May-14 17:28:37

No waiting between coats at all.

polyhymnia Sat 03-May-14 17:42:31

Another here who doesn't rate them - except their marketing! Much prefer Essie which is easy to apply as well as coming in lovely colours..

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-May-14 18:22:51

Ime you can't go wrong with Sally Hansen or Rimmel.

BumWad Sat 03-May-14 18:24:29

Nails inc are the worst nail polish ever. Great colours but exceptionally poor quality.

OPI, Essie, Jessica are great

plentyofshoes Sat 03-May-14 19:25:00

I agree they are pants. Invest in Jessica the shades are fantastic. I have been using one bottle for 3 years now and it is going strong still.

OhTheDrama Sun 04-May-14 16:00:16

Tk maxx had literally loads of Nails Inc sets and single bottles in today, I couldn't get over how much they had as usually anything like that would be long gone.

I treat myself to 2 MUA polishes for a £1 each and have ordered some OPI's from fragrance direct for £3.99. Will see how these go, hopefully they have some staying power! Have heard good things about OPI.

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