I think I've just found my favourite polish ever!! I'd seen swatches of the leather effects polish and originally I'd wanted the black, but then once I saw Shoreditch lane I knew I'd have to try that first! As far as I know it's only available as part of a set on QVC at the moment, but I found this on a nail sale page and quickly snapped it up!
Before applying the polish I decided to reshape my nails. Those who know me will know I've always had them rounded, because I absolutely HATE nail files and always have. I've seen so many girls rocking the square shape that I decided I was going to give it a go! It was scary because I had to file off a few mm which is a bit annoying when you're trying to grow them! But here you go, my newly squareish nails!
Anyway back to the polish. It's magical because it applies just like a normal Nails Inc polish but as it starts to dry tiny little bumps appear that create the leather effect. I've posted a picture of it half drying! I find you need two coats, but two thin coats! If you apply too much you don't get the leather effect as much.
What's really great about this polish is that it isn't just matte. You can see from my photos that it definately still has a shine to it, but it does feel gritty. I expected to hate that feel because I love glossy nails but it really isn't a bad texture at all!
I added 3 little studs just to make it a bit different. One word of warning, do not a topcoat with this polish! I tried with a matte one just to see what would happen and the leather effect completely goes!
I think I'll be after the other leather ones now :)