Nails of the week: Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in St James

I had a quick nail change mid week because my galaxy nails were chipping after using Orly’s Glosser as a top coat.

It wasn’t just the Orly top coat though, I had about four layers of nail varnish on which didn’t help matters.

It also took me about 20 minutes to remove my galaxy nails due to the glitter grrr… But after going one day with bare nails I decided to try a nail varnish that was gifted in the goodie bag from the mid summer meet.

Nails Inc have just released their bestselling St James, in a Gel Effect Polish with added plumping effect. The Gel Effect polish is a thick varnish which as described on Nail Inc’s website: “provides a high shine, super glossy finish without the need for a UV lamp or soak off… contains the same plumping technology as a salon Gel manicure to provide a flawless, high gloss manicure”.


It basically does what it says on the bottle. I could have applied one coat and the coverage was thick enough to be left, but I’m a two coat girl and couldn’t resist applying another layer especially as it went on so smoothly and just made it look even more flawless.

When I’ve bought nail varnishes with ‘effects’ before I don’t put a top coat on as I suppose you lose the effect, but I think you could get away with putting a top coat on the Nail Inc Gel Effect just to make it last a little longer.

I definitely would recommend this, but at £14 a bottle it’s a tad on the expensive side especially when good old Barry M do their own Gelly Effect polish for £3.99 a bottle which is just as good.



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