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Nails Inc Shoreditch Lane Leather Effects

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 :)

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Anna Created on: 2/6/2013 3:38 PM
Charlotte!!! Square nails!! If I may say so, this is SO the shape for you, it suits your nails and hands perfectly, so elegant! :D :D xxx
Char Created on: 2/7/2013 3:44 AM
Hehe thanks so much Anna! I freaked out when I did my first nail and thought they didn't suit me, but I quite like them now! I've managed to scratch myself already though with the sharp corners :P xx
Anna Created on: 2/7/2013 3:55 AM
Honestly, the shape suits you absolutely perfectly. I'm biased 'cause I'm a sucker for a square nail, but it really really suits you :D Heheee aaww yes, the sharp corners can be a pain, literally! They'll round themselves off soon enough and you'll adapt :) xx
Char Created on: 2/7/2013 4:18 AM
Thanks so much! I'm a complete beginner when it comes to filing so it's a massive honour to get your approval :D xx
Vanessa Marie Created on: 2/7/2013 7:07 AM
YAY another square nail convert!!! Can't believe you were brave enough to file them to the new shape...they look gorgeous and don't look even the slightest bit short just lovely and well groomed. I've been looking at the mulberry polish for awhile now it looks gorgeous I know I'll cave in and get it at some point!x
Joanne Proctor Created on: 2/7/2013 7:12 AM
I love this colour and it looks great as a leather effect :D yo have lovely nails too!
Char Created on: 2/7/2013 7:22 AM
Thank you Vanessa! I know in a moment of madness I just went for it yesterday! I thought I'd never know if it suited me until I tried :) I don't have much free edge as I filed quite a bit off, but at least it's done now and I can just leave them to grow!
I think this polish would look lovely on you Vanessa! Depends if you like the leather effect, I love it :D

Aw thanks so much Joanne.  Glad you like the effect too, it seems very love/hate! :) xx
CC Created on: 2/8/2013 3:10 AM
OMG OMG OMG Char!!! Ur nails.. Wow!! You took a very brave step to change ur nails into square!!! I actually want to make my nails like that as well, but I'm still afraid for some reason. But by looking at ur nails here, make me wanna change my nails too into square soon! :D
This is just soooo cool and elegant!! I really love the matte!! And I think no matter what kind of nails u have, it will suit with u perfectly! Can't wait to see ur next design with ur newly squareish nails! :D
Sorry for my long comment, I'm just too excited.. xxx :)
Char Created on: 2/8/2013 4:15 AM
Thanks soo much CC :D yay really glad you like them!
I think you'd suit it well CC! you have lovely long nail beds and slim nails! If someone who hates nail files like me can do it, anyone can :)
Aww I'm glad you like the polish! It's very different but I love it! I'll try and think up an interesting new design for my next post :D
CC Created on: 2/11/2013 7:11 AM
Well well, bcuz of you, now I already change my nails in to square too.  Haha.. thanks to you Char! Your amazing nails got me hypnotized! xx :D
Welcome to square nails! xxx :)
Emma Created on: 2/12/2013 12:47 AM
I'm loving the square nails! I have the black leather, this is the other colour which caught my eye. The studs look fab.
Char Created on: 2/12/2013 12:21 PM
Aww thank you Emma! I love the look of the black one too! x
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