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It's Caviar Darrrrling!
Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat
Member Name: mrshez
Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat
Advantages: Long Lasting Protection For Your polish And A Glossy Look
Disadvantages: Hmmm, No, Can't Think Of Any!
As you may know from some of my other reviews I am a little bit obsessed with all things nails, indeed all thing beauty and they say that to find you ideal job you should find what you love doing and get someone to pay you for doing it. I did train as a beauty therapist and luckily found some amazing jobs doing it and then I went into banking! Don't shout, im not a fat cat banker, not even a little pussy cat!, anyway I digress back to my review.
The nails inc caviar top coat is my favourite coat, I have many favourite products and these do change from time to time as I discover new products but this top coat is still my favourite one.
Who Are Nails inc? -
Nails inc was started in 1999 by Thea Green who is described a British entrepreneur, Thea saw a gap in the market for quick lunch time manicures for busy women who didn't have the time to spend an hour in a beauty salon and so the 15 minute manicure was born,
Thea opened 3 nails bars and now the nail Inc bar is in over 59 locations up and down the country and you will find that the Nail Inc brand is mentioned in most issues of many fashion and beauty magazines.
The brand is becoming more and more popular and they often launch new shades and keep u to dated with the current fashion and indeed launch some shades in conjunction with designers for a season launch and these are usually a limited edition.
There is actually a limited edition available now for the royal wedding! Yes I know its cashing in but the bottles have crystals on the top, Union Jack on one and sapphire blue on the other.
Why Use A Top Coat -
Some people think that a top coat is not really necessary but I think that it's a must for a few reasons.
The purpose of a top coat is to seal the polish a bit like a wood varnish in that it seals and protects the polished nail and protects its from peeling and chipping and therefore makes your nail polish lasts much longer with having to touch it up or re do it.
It also acts as the finishing touch to your manicure by providing a glossy look to your polish and a much smoother look and feel.
How To Apply -
Allow you nail polish to dry completely and then screw off the lid of the top coat. As the product goes on clear you don't need to be as prefect as you would be with polish, I always apply mine by painting each side and then in the middle to bring them together and this always ensures that I have covered the entire nail, I apply nail polish the same way only three brush strokes.
You will notice straight away that the nails look very glossy and have a very smooth look to them, the best thing about this top coat is that it dries in 45 seconds and even when its dry the nails still have that glossy wet look that lasts for as long as you need it to.
Every time that I wear it my polish lasts much longer and my polish very rarely chips and if I don't wear a top coat it will chip within a few days especially around the tips of my nail.
How Does It Compare To less Expensive Brands -
To be honest I have used many to coats over the years from the cheapest to the top end brands and while any top is better than none this one is my favourite and the reason is that you get such a glossy look from that lasts and the great thing is that it dries in only 45 seconds so it saves you plenty of time and you don't have to stand around waving your hands like a rather camp bird (feathered variety!)
Because the top coat is quite think in consistency it gives your nails great protection and its almost as though your nails have an extra layer to them making them tougher, if your nails are quite weak and soft I think that this top coat is a must as it will make them much stronger and less prone to breaking and splitting as well as giving your polish a professional and glossy look.
My Conclusion -
Without doubt it's the mother of all top coats for me, it keeps my nails glossy and smooth no mater how long I have been wearing my polish and always gives them that professional look.
My hands and nails do take quite a beating and having that thick Protective layer stops them from breaking and splitting.
I know that its not the cheapest but you only need to apply one layer and as it makes the polish last so much longer it will last you a long time.
Cost And Availability -
You can find the Nails Inc brand on QVC, Department stores such as Fenwick's, John Lewis, House Of Fraser, Debenhams and Harvey Nicks.
You can also purchase the brand online at www.nailsinc.com and there you will find that they have some good offers on and the limited editions are sometimes exclusive to the website.
The current price on the website for the top coat is £12.00
Reward Scheme -
For £5.00 you can join the Nails Inc membership for 12 months and for that you get a free nail polish when you join, 10% discount on every order on the website and all the prices are shown with and without the discount.
You also collect reward points that can used for discounts at the check out and you also receive a free gift on your birthday.
Summary: A Great Way To Get A Professional Look To Your Manicure