Nails Inc. is among my favorite nail polish brands. I love the design of their wide brush, which makes application a breeze, and their opaque formulas cover so well and dry to a glossy finish. When I learned that Nails Inc. had teamed up with New York based fashion label, Alice and Olivia, I knew this would be a collaboration worth investigating!
The shades in this collection were inspired by Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet's Fall/Holiday 2015 Ready-to-Wear fashion, which is said to have a "sexy 1970s vibe, and a dark, bohemian twist." These limited-edition shades retail for $15 each and are currently available at Sephora and directly from NailsInc.com.
There is also a nice little set available for $25 with four mini-sized polishes. It contains the shades Next to Nothing (shown below), as well as three others that are not sold individually, Ruby Night Sky, Gold Goddess, and Paris Rouge.
|Left to right: Black Diamond, Midnight Merlot, Rosé & Poetry, and Next to Nothing|
|Midnight Merlot and Black Diamond|
Midnight Merlot is a quintessential vampy bordeaux creme shade. I have quite a few similar shades, but I like that this one, despite being very dark, does not cross into almost-black territory (you can see photos of it worn at Really Ree).
If you were to pick up just one shade from the collection, I would recommend Black Diamond. It is my favorite and in my opinion, it is the most unique and fun shade of the bunch. It is a gorgeous, sparkling gunmetal with fine multi-toned microglitter.
|Next to Nothing and Rosé & Poetry|
Next to Nothing is an opaque, pale beige creme with slight pink tones. This is a perfect, subtle neutral. Everyone should have at least one shade like this in their collection!
Rosé & Poetry is a beautiful, deep, raspberry creme. Again, there are many similar colors on the market, but this is a nice one with a great formula. This is the sort of classic color that works well year-round, but I think is particularly lovely for the fall!
|Left to right: Midnight Merlot, Black Diamond, Rosé & Poetry, and Next to Nothing|
What are your thoughts on the Nails Inc. Alice and Olivia collection? Do you have any favorites? I anticipate getting a lot of use out of all four of these!
Have a great week!