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Aug. 10.

Manicure Monday: Nails Inc Optic Collection – Optic Wave

mm-nailsinc-thToday’s Manicure Monday is brought to you courtesy of toothpaste. I was shopping in Boots, and noticed that you could get nail polish free with toothpaste. As the toothpaste is much cheaper than the nail polish, it was a good deal, so I picked it up, along with Optic Wave, from the Nails Inc Optic Collection, which was made exclusively for the toothpaste offer.


One of a small handful of colours available as part of the Optic Collection (The Colgate Facebook page has a picture of three, a pink, a red and this blue), Optic Wave was the one that jumped off the shelf at me, as it is a really striking rich blue. It isn’t shimmery or sparkly, like some of my other blues are, but is really creamy. I generally find Nails Inc to be fairly pleasant to work with, and this was no exception, applying nicely with two coats, looking opaque and even. It dried in a reasonable space of time, which is ideal as I was applying it not too long before bed.

And this is how it looks on my nails. As usual, presented without, and then with flash, for comparison purposes.



I really like this colour. It is a little brighter, and doesn’t sparkle like my all time favourite blue (Sinful Colors Blue By You) but is one I can see myself wearing quite often when looking for something summery. What do you think?


P.S. My research tells me that this is the second time this offer has been done, as it was also done last year. Last year was also a pink, red and blue, but the red and blue shades are different. Interestingly, they carry the same names through both years. Here’s images of 2014 (top) and 2015 (bottom) from Colgate’s Facebook page.

2014 optic

2015 optic

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old park lane bottle
Apr. 13.

Manicure Monday: Old Park Lane by Nails Inc

mm-old park lane-thThere are times where a polish or a manicure doesn’t need any kind of embellishment to stand out. It does it all by itself. Today I am looking at a polish that does just that. It is rich, it is opulent and it looks spectacular. It is a rose gold colour, and it is called Old Park Lane, by Nails Inc.

I got this some time ago, as a set of four in TK Maxx. It is a little curious in that the other three in the set were glitters, while this is a metallic. It’s sister, Park Lane was in the set too, and is a purple glitter. Maybe I am drawn to this one because it is a bit different to the others in the box. It looks striking in the bottle, with a kind of metallic wave through the polish.

old park lane bottle

The brush is easy to work with. I was able to do my wide nails in just three strokes, and the formula is divine. It moves and spreads like a thin polish, but was opaque in a single coat. It is extremely pigmented. I added a second coat just to ensure the depth of colour, but it wasn’t strictly needed.

And here’s how it looks:

old park lane noflash

old park lane flash

Under flash you can see the rose gold shininess. It does look almost like liquid gold on your fingertips. In lower light, the colour turns much deeper, almost going copper in colour. It is a joy to behold on your nails, and is one I’ll be looking to wear again soon!


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