Today's post is going to discuss something that may disturb you greatly. The subject? Addiction.
I have an addiction... to nail polish. It's kind of bad.
This, I give you in evidence. It is my most recent nail polish haul.
I went in to Sephora with one of my best friends the other day, and I came away with the following Nails Inc. products... all but one of which were on sale for $5 - $7. I have wanted to try out Nails Inc. products for some time, and I figured that there is no better way to test them out than while they are on sale. So far, I have only tried out the palest pink one, but I am smitten already! At $11.50, they are $1.50 more than OPI products are (before the evil HST is applied), but their application is smooth, and the colours are touted to be totally opaque and true-to-bottle colour in 2 coats. So far, the promise is kept! We'll see with the more colours I try, though.
Here's what I picked up:
|Maddox Street, Warwick Avenue, Foubert's Place, Hampstead Gardens, |
Brouton Street, Old Park Lane
|Hackney (Crackle), Islington (Crackle), Farringdon (Crackle),|
Clapham (Crackle), Gatwick (Matte)
|Sweets Way (from the new "Sprinkles" line!)|
Originally, I had more from the "Sprinkles" line picked up, but I decided against them, as at the time, I wasn't even sure I'd care for the brand. So far, though, I am obsessed. They wear better than my OPI or Essie polishes do, most of the time, and the packaging is totally adorable. I love the little silvertone lid!
As value for money goes, the quality is amazing, but the size of the bottle is smaller - meaning it does not hold as much. Here's how one bottle of Nails Inc. stacks up against the competition in my collection:
I sat one bottle of each brand of polish up side by side, and I took note of how many millilitres were in each bottle. The lineup is as follows:
I'll start on the left and work across.
China Glaze: 14 mL for $6 - $8
Sephora by OPI: 15 mL for about $12
Essie: 13.5 mL for $8 - $10
NARS: 15 mL for $24
Nails Inc.: 10 mL for $11.50
Orly: 18 mL for about $10
Zoya: 15 mL for $10
OPI: 15 mL for $10
Obviously you pay a wee bit more for the Nails Inc. Colours than more common brands like OPI or Essie, but what you lack in volume, I think, is made up in quality. When I get paid next, I will definitely be going back to my local Sephora and pick up more of these adorable (and amazing!) little polishes!
If you know of any great discount sites I can get them from, please leave me a comment - I am always up for saving money on things like this!!
Hope you're all having an amazing day!