Week 10 - Red Coat Tuesday
Red Coat Tuesdays Tuesday, March 17, 2015 /
Hi guys. Happy St. Patrick's Day, if you happen to celebrate. I originally wanted to try and incorporate some green into my swatch for today, but unfortunately the heat has me feeling ill. For those that don't know, I have hydrocephalus and often experience intense head pains. Of course, when I find myself having time off work this has to come around. Here's hoping for a better tomorrow so I can get through the polish pile taking over my desk. Anyway let me show you what I managed to swatch for today.
This polish by Nails Inc, is called St. James and it's part of their Gel Effect line. As you can see, the label says this polish has a 'plumping effect'... so I ask you guys, do my nails look like they've had botox? Haha.
St. James from Nails Inc is a very lush cherry red creme shade. I know what you're thinking, if you've seen one red then you've seen them all. But it's no secret that I am a huge fan of the color red when it comes to my nails and this one did not disappoint. I was very impressed with how opaque the color was in a single coat, but it is recommended to use two coats for the 'gel' effect. The whole purpose of this polish is that it's supposed to act like a 'gel' polish and give us long durability without the need for the typical gel application process (UV light). I wanted to purposely showcase how glossy this was without a topcoat and it's definitely not bad without it. I love the brush on this polish as well, it's wide-set so I was able to cover almost my entire nail in a single coat. The application overall is very silky and smooth, with minimal staining to your cuticles if you happen to get stray polish on them.
St. James from Nails Inc is available from Sephora for $15.00 each. Honestly, I do have to say I'm not a fan of how pricey these are. It doesn't look that different from a regular creme polish to me to justify the price tag. I will, however, continue to accept these as bribe gifts from my husband when he messes up (that's the reason why I got this in the first place) haha. Seriously though, it's a toss up for me because while the application is incredible, I have seen similar shades for a much more affordable cost. So guys let me know what you think about these Gel effect polishes. Also have you tried any from this brand or any other?
As always, be sure to check out all the other ladies participating in today's Red Coat Tuesday. If you happen to be wearing red yourself, be sure to join us!
Posted by Manicured and Marvelous