If you’ve seen my Instagram (viviannamakeup FYI), over the past few days then you know I’m going a wee bit crazy for blue nails. Yep full whack, boldest of blue talons. I’m not quite sure what happened. Well actually here’s the backstory – I was invited to the Harvey Nichols press day to see what they have instore for customers in Liverpool where they will soon be launching a three floored ‘Beauty Baazar’. It sounds rather awesome and I may even have to schedule in a trip ‘op North to see it for myself. At the event they were offering Nails Inc manicures and as my nails were looking god damn awful and (shock horror) were unpainted I drew up a chair and picked out the shade Baker Street (a favourite of Beyoncé) which I’ve been wanting to try for yonks.
Well people, it was a revelation. For the rest of the day I suffered with a major case of ‘new shoe syndrome’, you know where you just can’t stop looking down? And after much admiration of my hands, the next day I dashed to a Boots to pick it up. The thing I noticed most about this shade was how well it applied, the manicurist applied two layers but it looked opaque enough in my eyes after one – now that I love. Four days on and it’s still going strong. You guys know I’m an Essie lover through and through, but Essie’s aside Nails Inc is the second most prominent brand in my stash (even more than OPI!) – Porchester Square and the limited edition shade they released with Diet Coke, London, are my other favourites.
I was telling a friend how impressed I was with how long my Nails Inc mani was lasting and she said she heard a tip from a top manicurist that polish will last longer if you use the same brand base coat, colour and top coat. Hmmmmm, I’m intrigued and may have to give that a little test of my own. But back to the point – ‘Beyoncé blue’ gets a big thumbs up from me.