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nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish Review, Photos and Swatches

August 15th, 2011

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Ever since I came cross Britain’s hippest nail brand nails inc. at Cosmoprof a few years ago, I have been lusting over their polishes and dying to get my hands on more. Now that the brand has officially launched at Sephora this month, the first to catch my eye was the Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish.

nails inc Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish
nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish
Packed with two different particle sizes, the Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish creates a textured 3D effect and full coverage on nails that is bound to make a statement. The polish is also formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

There are four glitter-tastic shades available, each named after famous iconic places in the UK (how I miss London!)

Bloomsbury Square, a clear base with bold purple glitter and chunky magenta glitter.
Connaught Square, a clear base with royal blue glitter and chunky purple glitter.
Fitzroy Square, a clear base with green glitter and chunky teal glitter.
Sloane Square, a clear base with charcoal gray/silver glitter and chunky iridescent glitter.


Bloomsbury Square, Connaught Square, Fitzroy Square and Sloane Square


Bloomsbury Square


Connaught Square


Fitzroy Square


Sloane Square

Like nails inc.’s regular Polishes, these apply smoothly and evenly but with a strong chemical scene that I was not too fond of. With just one coat, it shows up almost clear with a tinge of color and lots of glitter. Add a second coat and voila! Full-on color and glitter that spells glamor.

The polishes dry relatively fast to a matte, gritty finish thanks to the glitter but once you add a top coat like my favorite nails nails inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat, you will get a glossy finish that is simply stunning.

nails inc Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish swatches
Two coats of Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish swatches with no top coat

Another thing you gotta love about these polishes is the price. While they go for £11 (~US$18) a pop in the UK, Sephora only sells them for $9.50. Can we just say bargain?!

Overall Rating:

nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish is available at select Sephora locations and Sephora.com for $9.50.

Disclosure: The products in this entry were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

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Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Gina Brooke In Person!

August 23rd, 2010

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In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Hourglass Cosmetics Artistic Director/former Artist Director for Shu Uemura/makeup artist for Madonna, Gina Brooke, will lead a team of makeup artist to host a performance art, avant-garde makeup show on Friday, September 10th. The event will take place at the Sephora store in New York City’s Union Square (45 East 17th Street between Union Square West and Park Avenue South) from 5 to 10 pm, with Gina’s performance at 7. I met Gina in person earlier this year and she is truly one of the …

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