Thursday, 6 June 2013

Black Leather Nails

I picked up this Nails Inc. Leather Effect polish while in New York last month, and hadn’t gotten around to trying it till today.

I was more than a little intrigued to see what the finish was actually like… Nails Inc. (along with Ciate) seem to be ahead of the game when it comes to new finishes and nail art concepts, and I was really into the idea of leather nails. It’s something different at least!
The finish itself didn’t disappoint. It really does look like leather! It’s perhaps a little...



more matte than I would have imagined, but I really like the subtle texture. The black colour I chose (‘Noho’) actually shows up slightly grey-looking when it dries, but I really like it. I know Nails Inc. also make a 'cement' texture polish which I haven't tried, but I'd love to see the difference between these, as this is a little more cement-like than I would have expected.
The formula is really thick and if you’re in a hurry, one coat would be sufficient, but two would be optimal.

Overall, I’m really impressed with this, and I would love to try the nude version! I think the nude leather look would be great for summer.

You can pick up Nails Inc.’s Leather Effect polishes now, priced at £12 (but you can pick it up here for £10.80 with free delivery! YEY)
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  1. Looks great! x


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  2. I want this soo badly! Once I've paid off my holiday, I'm definitely picking it up :D x
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  3. Ohh interesting concept! I think the nude would be great too!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  4. This looks amazing! May have to treat myself.

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  5. I've always wanted to buy these type of polishes! I'll definitely look into purchasing one now. Great post!

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  6. I have this too I love it, it's not as harsh as a glossy black nail varnish.

    Sarah oxox
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  7. I really love this, I tested it a couple of weeks ago and I think I need to go back and purchase!

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  8. I wanted to try this but I thought that it would look funny, but it looks quite nice on your nails xxx

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  9. It seems like it lives up to its name, though I have to admit I prefer a less textured, glossy nail. ;-)

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  10. I have the nude colour & really like it, I bought it with the set that comes with the skulls, but haven't tried glueing those on yet.

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  11. Wow that looks really cool! Never seen anything like that before!

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  12. Love it. Saw it around but didn't pick it up yet, might get one :)

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  13. From the picture it looks a bit similar to OPI's sand polishes, just without the glitter... Would you say it's comparable?
    And it really looks nice, nude for summer sounds awesome!

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  15. I think they look reaaaally cool!! :D I'm in love with it. Great post!

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  16. I have this in a burgendy colour which I love, makes me think of rich, leather bound books! xx

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  17. That is so unusual! Looks really nice though.

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  18. I can't make my mind up about this but then again I'm a bit funny with some textures. It's such an interesting concept now to have textured nail art though!

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  19. I'm not fan of this! Hard o wear this i tink!

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  20. Omg! That's so gorg. I love it!<3

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  21. Looks lovely!

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  22. Wow, it looks very special ! Very original :) xxx

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  23. It really does look like leather...I'm just not sure I want leather nails! Haha it really suits you though :) xxx

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  24. thats so cool, so so nice and classy!

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  25. Love that! Every picture of this I've seen doesn't show it clearly in my opinion so I haven't been convinced to buy but from your pictures it's really clear and made me sure I want to purchase!

    xxx

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  26. Interesting concept! Great post :) x

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  27. Oh wow I love the texture! Need to try it out myself!

    Emma x
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  28. I have been a bit skeptical about trying the' leather effect' polishes. Must say though in black it looks really good - either that or you are just really good at painting your nails. I'm a bit messy when it comes to that my hands have a tendency to shake too much. Love Laura ❤ Scottish Lass ❤Essie & Mac giveaway

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  29. I love the Nails inc Leather polishes :) I have 2 in Soho Mews (tan) and Shoreditch Lane (red) and they're both beautiful! Not too sure if I could pull of the black shade though, think it would look too harsh against my pale skin! xx

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  30. Looks so good!

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  31. that looks fab!

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  32. Wow, that is strange!

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  33. OOOO Lovely polish i need this in my Life so glad i came to read this review

    Carrieanne x

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  34. Ooo I love this look! I totally agree about the nude looking good for summer! I may have to indulge haha :)

    Vicki x

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  35. Oh my god. That is SO gorgeous. I MUST have it. At the Sephora here in the U.S., it's sold at $11.00... which is significantly cheaper than the £12 you said it was. £12 is almost $19 USD.

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  36. Love this look! Wasn't sure about the idea of the finish but it actually looks really nice on! xxx

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  37. It looks so nice! I was debating wether to get this or not but after seen it on you my mind is made up!

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  38. This actually looks so nice!

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  39. I wasn't sure if I'd like these but this one looks great! And I agree - a nude coloured one would look really great for summer :) x

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  40. I'm loving everything that's coming out right now for nails! I tried these and absolutely love them! xo

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  41. Your nails look gorgeous! I love the effect, I think it's nicer than the concrete Nails Inc one I bought (:
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  42. That's such a neat idea ! I really like the look of it.

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  43. This looks so cool I love the finish its really unique!
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  44. This is so unusual. Do you know if there is a high street version available?
    x

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  45. This is crazy! I never knew you could get nail polish like this. I agree a nude colour in this nail polish would be beautiful!

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  46. I really like the look of this polish, I've been looking for a good review of it for a while to help me decide! xo

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  47. I really like the polish :)

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  48. I didn't think I would like the look of this but I actually love it! I've been loving nails inc. recently they have some great polishes

    Ria x
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  49. that is soo cool! i am so fascinated by this right now!

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  50. picked the set up of these just after its launch early this year and my mum loves it

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  51. I have never seen this effect before! It looks so dang cool!

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  52. I actually like this! wish it looked more like the bottle's cap though don't you think?

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  53. That's pretty.. did you take the picture after using a top coat?xo

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  54. That's so weird looking! It's interesting though!

    Good post!

    Jennifer

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  55. That looks so cool and pretty:)
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  56. That looks so interesting. I've never seen that before....
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  57. This looks so good! I must try some! I think the nude leather would look great too!xx

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  58. these look amazing, as I'm sure you know Barry M "textured nails effect" polishes make a similar effect for half the price but don't look as good. They do have some nice bright colours which I love but tough to get of though. May have to invest in this Nail's Inc one.

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  59. Wow! They look fantastic Fleur, I like it!:)

    Sarah xx
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  60. This looks great! I have been meaning to get another black nail polish for a while now but I might just go and have a look at this first

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  61. Wow, those nails look crazy!

    Carina
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  62. That looks soo cool! Might have to get this :)
    Jessica xx
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  63. To me this just looks really similar to the concrete effect! Not entirely sure how I thought they could make nail polish look like leather anyway but it does look good. Just wish they weren't so pricey! :(

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  64. It looks so nice. I wonder if you can get a shinier version??

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  65. I'm really interested in this whole leather nail thing, so I'm definitely going to try it out now! You seemed to enjoy it, so I'm so excited to get my hands on this as soon as possible.

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  66. wow so cool! I love them!! thanks for sharing!

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  67. Such a unique look - you pull it off great Fleur!

    x

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  68. this is so neat what a great theory. it looks amazing on your nails I will totally be trying these and I think the nude one will be great for summer! thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  69. Wow, they're really pumping out all these new textures eh? Looks great on your nails! :)

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  70. That looks so sick! I think I may have to buy that now and give it a try! :P

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  71. Wow it looks so cool! I'm a sucker for gimmicky things so I think I'll have to check this out!
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  72. This looks really great! I'd be interested in trying this out myself.

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  73. Looks really cool! I really want to see how this looks on my nails now! The leather effect is so strange too!

    Yinyin xx
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  74. I wasn't so sure when I first heard about this idea, but after reading your post I really like it! It's a great effect, really unusual but cool! Also love the black colour....and very jealous of your nice nails!

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  75. This looks so unusual but I really want to try it! and it actually looks like leather! The nude leather sounds really good as well!

    Millie x
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  76. Wow this is amazing! I am really into the BarryM textured nail polish so this sounds like it would be right up my street. Thanks for introducing me to this!

    XX

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  77. I don't know, all these new finishes are somehow not my cup of tea. I love staring at my shiny nails and can take hours on watching the sunlight reflect off them.
    If I just tried one of these, I'd probably love them to death but I certainly don't want to spend my money on them yet.

    But, I'll give it that, it's a real eye catcher

    xx

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  78. looks so cool! i'm desperate to get hold of a matte black nail varnish at the moment for my upcoming prom.
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  79. i'm not really into textured nail polishes but this has somewhat tempted me! dinks

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  80. This looks so nice! I love Nails Inc, I just wish they weren't so expensive!

    Emily x
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  81. I've been dying to see what this actually looks like on nails! I'll definitely have to grab this!

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  82. Love this! actually looks like leather x

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  83. This looks amazing! Love matte finishes x

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  84. omg- i love it so much! Wish you could get that in New Zealand! :(
    xx

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  86. ohh this looks gorgeous! i love the effect it gives! will definitely give this a go! xx

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  87. looks so cool and different!Looks like one of the dogs had a little nibble haha!

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  88. Nice colour ;)
    Good nails!

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  89. Beautiful :) xx

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  90. nice effect !

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  91. omg this is such a stunning and unique texture/finishing! i'd definitely check this out now!!

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  92. definitely going to go and buy that now, wannted it for ages.

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  93. I really like this actually! Intrigued to try it myself!
    xoxo

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  94. WOW, that looks amazing, really want to try this!!

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  95. That's really cool! And looks amazing on your nails. x
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  96. That has such an interesting texture! xx

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  97. Really love the leather look nails!!
    Finally something else :)

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  98. They look so interesting!

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  99. This colour looks amazing! Is this brand sold in Spain?
    Idoia, xx

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  100. OH WOW THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING CATWOMAN WOULD WEAR!
    Matches her leather suit too :)
    LOL! Thanks for this - cant wait to try it myself!

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  101. Nice post, I really love your blog! Would you like to follow each other with bloglovin'?
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  102. WOW....this is so nice! Cheeky purchase!

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  103. I don't wear much nail polish, but I really like the look it gives. I'd wear that!

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  104. That looks really cool! Does it come off like normal nail varnish?

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  105. I love the nails, they're fab!

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  107. they look lovely!! on the hunt for the nude colour :)

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  108. I'm not sure what to think of this effect! It does look pretty cool though.

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  109. Looks great, really different and individual xxx

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  111. mmm, I like the look.

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  112. An interesting look :)

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  113. I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible. what does bubblegum casting do ?

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