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Top Tips for a Longer Lasting Manicure

July 21, 2015

Make your manicure last longer with these helpful tips and tricks. 

Manicure featuring Perfect Pink nail polish
Pretty in pink

1. Store nail polish in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.

2. File nails into a 'squoval' shape. Very round or pointy shaped nails can be more prone to breakages.

3. Before starting your manicure, 'squeak' nails using nail polish remover to remove any excess oil or moisture from the nails. This can be done using cotton wool and a little nail polish remover. 

4. Always use a base coat. This will protect your nails from staining and will allow your nail polish to better adhere to your nails.

5. Apply two coats of your chosen nail polish colour. Be careful not to overload your brush - very thick coats of nail polish are more prone to chipping.

6. Finish with a top coat. Make sure you seal the free edge (the part that you filed) to reduce the chance of chipping.

7. Apply cuticle oil daily to hydrate nails. This will help avoid splitting.

8. Buff nails once a week to help create a smooth, ridge free surface.


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Coming soon - alice + olivia x Nails inc

July 16, 2015

Discover a show stopping collaboration coming soon! We’ve teamed up with fashion leaders alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet to create a range of irresistible nail polish shades for AW15. 

alice + olivia x Nails inc
Behind the scenes with alice + olivia

Directly inspired by the opulent and romantic alice + olivia AW15 collection, these limited edition polishes are must haves for next season. Watch this space to find out more about this exclusive launch!

 

 

“This season the collection is about personal expression. It is about bold femininity. It is about glamour” says Bendet. This is reflected in the rich and opulent shades created for the alice + olivia x Nails inc range. “Nothing completes an outfit like the perfect nail color. I am so excited to be collaborating with Nails inc on such a chic capsule of nail polishes for fall!” says alice + olivia’s CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet.

 

“Working with a fashion brand that I have been a fan of for many years is such an inspiration. We really enjoyed the creative process with Stacey and her team – they are such a fun and insightful group of people. I cannot wait to see the reaction of the Nails inc customers – I just know they will LOVE the alice + olivia collection.” Thea Green, Founder and MD of Nails inc.

 

 

Behind the scenes with alice + olivia
Behind the scenes with alice + olivia

News

Game, set and match

June 29, 2015

Summer has arrived and just in time for the first day of Wimbledon! Read on for top tips on what to wear on your nails to this iconic British event.

 

Alexa Chung wearing White Horse Street New White nail polish
TEAM your favourite LWD (little white dress) with pretty pastel nail polish

DO THE WHITE THING

Celebrate by teaming your tennis whites with our limited edition 'New White' nail polish shades. The New White is an innovative collection of four white-based polishes with a hint of fresh colour.  Enriched with Porcelain Flower Extract – a rare white flower from Thailand with recognised healing, therapeutic, illuminating and calming properties, the range will help improve nail strength and health.  These new classic delicate shades are the ultimate way to wear white on your nails.

 

IN THE NUDE

A chic nude nail never fails. Discover the bestselling Gel effect polish range formulated with revolutionary plasticiser technology for a flawless manicure at home. Gel effect polish glides on effortlessly and the extra wide brush ensures easy application. Highly pigmented to provide exceptional coverage and with a plumping agent to level out any imperfections on the nail.

 

FINGER FOOD

Forget strawberries and cream - NailKale is your must have superfood. The first nail care range formulated with anti-oxidant Kale, NailKale nourishes, protects and strengthens. The range also includes Nails inc’s exclusive Regenerating Complex (a two-fold Aldehyde, Zinc and Calcium blend) which boosts the production of keratin for harder, stronger and healthier nails.

SCORE points with a show stopping accent nail
ACE your Summer nail look with pastel NailKale nail polishes

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Thea's blog

My perfect Summer salad

June 24, 2015

Summer has arrived and I'm really enjoying creating new recipes for healthy but tasty salads. This recipe is in honour of our new Perfect Pink polishes enriched with pomegranate extract.

Delicious ingredients
Tasty pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate extract, part of the Perfect Pink formulation, helps promotes healthy nails but is also a fantastic lunch ingredient!  

 

Ingredients

1 Pomegranate or a tub of pomegranate seeds

1 bag of Rocket

1 bag of Watercress 

1 block of Feta cheese

Diced Chorizo

Balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

Pine nuts

1 Butternut squash

1 White onion

 

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 200C. 

Halve your butternut squash, peel and de-seed. Chop into 1inch cubes. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and season. Put in middle shelf of oven and roast for 35mins.

 

Dice the onions. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a frying fan on a medium heat. Add the onions and soften. Add 150ml of balsamic vinegar and 200ml of water, season and leave to simmer on a low heat. The liquid will evaporate and the onions will caramalise. 

 

Heat a pan on a medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of pine nuts and gently roast until golden. Keep an eye on the nuts as they can burn very quickly. Remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, on a low heat, add the chorizo and lightly fry. When golden and slightly crispy remove from the heat and set aside. 

 

Slice and deseed your pomegranate. 

 

Take a large serving dish and layer the watercress and rocket into a small mound. Spoon on the braised onions and butternut squash. Crumble on a handful of feta cheese. Spoon on the diced chorizo and sprinkle on generous handfuls of pomegranate seeds and pine nuts.

 

Season, serve and enjoy!

 

Diced butternut squash
The finished product!

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From Tokyo with love

May 28, 2015

Nails inc is now available in Japan! Here’s a sneak peek at our launch event with style icon and Nails inc Ambassador Alexa Chung.

Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung

Nails inc is now available in Japan! We have launched our bestselling product range with Opaque department stores. Here’s a sneak peek at our launch event with style icon and Nails inc Ambassador Alexa Chung.

Nails inc treats
Burger heaven

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NAIL ALERT: VICTORIA BECKHAM WEARS BAMBOO WHITE POLISH

May 19, 2015

To celebrate our limited edition collaboration, Victoria Beckham made a personal appearance at Sephora in ION mall Singapore. Victoria Beckham wore bestselling Bamboo White nail polish.

TV host Yvette King interviews Victoria Beckham in store at Sephora Singapore
Victoria Beckham signs a selection of limited edition Nails inc products

Bamboo White is a delicate nude shade created with stretch to fit technology to glide onto the nail for a flawless finish. Formulated with bamboo extract, Bamboo White nail polish helps build healthy nails. Made with the finest Venetian glass, each bottle is hand frosted to reveal the hidden colour at either side.

 

 


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Tips & Tricks

Top Tips

May 15, 2015

Advice from our leading Nail Technicians to help you achieve the perfect mani at home.

Perfect Pink nail polish
Super glossy nails in no time

1.    Before applying your nail polish, squeak your nails with nail polish remover to banish any excess oil. This will help your nail polish stay on your nails for longer.

2.    Paint your most difficult hand first!

3.    Create the illusion of longer nails by pushing back cuticles using the Nails inc SOS pen.

4.    Smudged a nail? Simply dab a very small drop of nail polish remover over the smudge. Wait a minute and then apply a thin layer of nail polish over the top followed by your favourite Nails inc top coat.

5.    To make your mani last longer, use a top coat every 2-3 days to protect the colour and help reduce any chipping.


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Tips & Tricks

Trend Alert: Negative Space Manicure

April 24, 2015

Nail art is back but this time it’s super luxe. The ‘Negative Space Manicure’ is the perfect way to kick off the new season. 

Negative Space Manicure
Negative Space Manicure

Step 1

First, file the nail into the desired shape using Nails inc Professional Nail File and follow with Nails inc Miracle Buffer to eliminate ridges.

 

Step 2

Start with one coat of the Nails inc NailKale Superfood Base Coat – made with kale extract. This will lay a foundation for stronger, smoother and healthier nails.

 

Step 3

Follow using Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails inc in Judo Red for a pop of statement colour or Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails inc in Bamboo White for a more nude and neutral pattern, to create your desired nail-art – leaving parts of the nail without colour.

 

Step 4

The Nails inc SOS Pen is the perfect tool to repair mishaps along the way.

 

Step 5

Finish with a coat of Nails inc 45 Second Top Coat with Kensington Caviar - enriched with caviar extract for a wet look professional finish that is touch dry in 45 seconds.

 

Negative Space Manicure

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Beyonce wears Judo Red Victoria, Victoria Beckham polish

March 31, 2015

We’ve spotted style icon Beyonce wearing limited edition Judo Red in collaboration with Victoria, Victoria Beckham! 

Beyonce wears Judo Red Victoria, Victoria Beckham polish
Judo Red Victoria, Victoria Beckham polish

Beyonce selected Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails inc in Judo Red to wear to the Tidal music streaming event with Jay Z.

 

Last night celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan along with Beyonce herself chose the most coveted colour of the moment, Judo Red, for her nails at the important event supporting her husband. A must-have shade of summer 2015, the fresh, bright tomato red popped against Beyonce’s black and white printed playsuit.

 

Judo Red is a super chic tomato red shade created in partnership with Victoria Beckham. Formulated with stretch to fit technology, this polish will glide onto the nail for a flawless finish.  Made with the finest Venetian glass, each bottle is hand frosted to reveal the hidden polish colours at either side.

 

Judo Red Victoria, Victoria Beckham polish
Judo Red Victoria, Victoria Beckham polish

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Behind the scenes at our SS15 photo shoot

March 17, 2015

A sneak peek behind the scenes at our latest photo shoot with style insider Alexa Chung.


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