Today I have another textured polish on my nails and it's perhaps the first one that caused a lot of buzz among nail polish fans... Nails Inc's Black Leather Effect*.
As a nail crazed lover of anything black and leather, this is one that I couldn't wait to get my hands on. Or should I say on my hands?! I was sceptical about whether it would actually look like leather on the nails since I never trust promo shots but the more I look at it, the more I believe I'm wearing leather on my fingers.
I'm so impressed with the consistency of this polish, there was no gloopiness and it just swiped on perfectly in two coats. It dries to a matte finish and it's recommended that you don't use a top coat but of course I had to try... for review purposes of course, not just because I felt rebellious!
The polish comes in a kit with nail glue, an orange stick and 4 embellished skulls (which can be reused if you clean them carefully with a little bit of acetone).
I applied a top coat of Seche Vite to every nail except for my pointer finger which has kind of glossed them over and made them lose most of the leathery effect. I definitely prefer it without.
On my pointer, I used one coat of NYC In A New York Minute to attach the studs. This top coat is much thinner than the Seche Vite so it sank in to the Leather Effect pretty well.
I attached the skull using tweezers and a little bit of nail glue on the back of his head and chin. The skulls are not something I'd wear day-to-day but next time there's a special occasion, you can bet I'll be rocking one of these bad boys on each hand!
This polish is only available in the 'Bling It On' set and the retail price seems to float somewhere around £20/$25.
After a bit of searching, the cheapest price I've found here in the UK is £19 at Very. It's also available from Littlewoods who I was amazed to find have a brilliant selection of nail polish including OPI and Butter London.