I have been wanting the Nails Inc Nail Jewellery varnishes ever since I saw their promo material online. I was so excited when they finally arrived in the nail mail just before the weekend. They are not exactly cheap at £11 a pop. I was actually waiting for Nails Inc to put the Nail Jewellery into the Pick & Mix offer but they haven't as at time of posting. Well, I gave in and placed my order for the Royal Arcade (blue glitter) and the Princes Arcade (the fuchsia glitter with scattered holograph). For today, I first shared with you the swatches of the Royal Arcade, which is a mix of micro, small, medium and large bright blue glitters.
Two coats of Royal Arcade over a black base. So wonderfully shiny and full of glitz!
(indoor artificial light with flash)
This is one coat of Royal Arcade over black (indoor artificial light, no flash)
Two coats of Royal Arcade over black (indoor artificial light, no flash)
As you can see, you can stay safely with two coats for complete coverage.
Pure glitter madness!!!
Next I tried layering it over a new Neon shade from Nails Inc, Kensington Park Road. Below is two coats of Kensington Park Road, a neon blue. Honestly, I wouldn't say there's neon in it, I'd say it's a very bright blue instead. The first coat went on quite streaky but a second coat did even out nicely.
Below is two coats of Royal Arcade over Kensington Park Road. I think the blue of Royal Arcade pops out more when layered over another blue. But in terms of glitz and bling, I much prefer it over a black base as the contrast definitely brings out more sparkle.