Nails Inc. Bling It On Leather Effect And Gold Skulls

Nails Inc. Bling It On Leather & Skulls* £19.00  Tan/Soho Mews

When  it comes to manicures, I am always willing to try new trends and textures. Caviar, velvet, sequin, you name it :)
I wouldn't wear any of the above on a normal day, but a caviar accent nail looks really lovely in my opinion.

There is one new nail effect I have been loving, and I actually wore it for a couple of days. It looks nice, interesting and chic and it is perfect for a day to night manicure. It is the leather effect nail polish by Nails Inc.

"Ispired by the SS13 trend for texture and leather, we have created leather effect polish. This stunning shade applies glossy but will dry down into a chic leather look texture. "

I was kindly sent the Bling It On Leather & Skulls Set in  a tan colour called Soho Mews (also available separately for £12 here). The set includes a limited edition nail polish with a  leather cap, 4 crystal  skull embellishments and and glue to secure the bling ;) 

When I first painted my nails I was surprised to see a glossy finish. Well, once the manicure dries down, it changes texture, creating a leather effect. It looks really nice, especially in the tan shade. I wouldn't wear the gold skulls with an everyday manicure, but some bling on an accent nail for a night out, or a special occasion would look amazing! The glue is strong and I couldn't get the skull off for 2 days, until it fell off when I was doing some housework.

The leather effect polish is surprisingly long lasting. My nails usually chip within the first 24 hours and this one looked perfect for 2 days and started to wear off slightly on the tips on days 3 and 4. If you don't have a problem with weak nails that chip easily, I think you can get about a week of wear out if this nail polish. 

You will need 2 thin coats for an opaque finish, but if you are in a hurry, even one coat looks fine. The formula is really easy to apply and dries very quickly! I am impressed.

I realise that this isn't to everybody's taste, but from all the new nail effects, this one is actually wearable.

You can buy this set from and nails inc. stockists (Selfridges, John Lewis, Boots, Lookfantastic, Asos etc)

A closeup of the finish.

*PR sample

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