Saturday, August 16, 2014

Alexa Chung for Nails Inc

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Blessed with nice hands I was not; they're more like paws. I feel like I should just get that out of the way before I commence with this review, almost as an apology if you like.

Me and my Mum were down in Edinburgh for a girly couple of days last weekend to celebrate her birthday, and on the Sunday we had the girliest of girly days. I'm talking lunch at Harvey Nichols, cocktails, shopping - you name it - and so to complete this day of ladylike-ness, we headed along to the Nails Inc bar in Harvey Nichols to get our nails done and have a glass of champagne. I noticed the Alexa Chung for Nails Inc range had just launched, so made a beeline for that. Mainly to have a little perve over her campaign photo, I'm not going to lie, and I was so busy checking out her make up that I almost missed out on the fact she was lying on a bed of kale. Mental.

There's six colours in the range, all of which are inspired by different fabrics. I spent ages deliberating between them, tempted just to go for my usual black, but decided in the end to go for the 'Alexa Silk' as a base, finished off with 'Alexa Sequins' on top. Queen Chung herself said, 'My favourite polish is Sequins. Often I dress relaxed and in a tomboy kind of way, so it's nice to have a little disco on my nails', and I can only agree - I do like dressing like a boy, but there's no better feeling than looking down and seeing some sassy-ass nails on your fingers.

I deliberately waited a week to do a review of the polish so that:
a) I'd know if I only loved it so much because I was drunk on two glasses of champagne (turns out I still love it when I'm sober, so we're ok).
b) So that I could show you how well it lasts - six days on and it's still going strong! The first photo is obviously the day I got it done, but the last three were taking this morning and, as you can maybe see in the photos, there's only one or two chips in it, which happened yesterday when I being slave driven by - I mean helping out - my Mum to move boxes to her new house. So, all in all, it's lasted amazingly.

The polishes are £15 each and you can check out the full range below by clicking on the photos. I ended up buying the 'Alexa Lace' as well so I'll maybe pop up a little review of that too if you liked this one!