Pretty pastels have hit the stores and the quickest and most efficient way to update your spring look, without blowing the budget, is with a good glossy manicure and this season there’s plenty of shades, effects and finishes to choose from. There were all-white nails, stripes, slinky silvers and ice-cream nudes all over the runway and with my nails in need of a spring spruce up, I headed to my favourite beauty bar, Nails inc at Debenhams.
Located on the beauty floor at Debenhams in Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Nails inc have their very own pop-up manicure pod with one of the best selections of spring shades I have seen this season. They are so good, that Nails inc were the official manicurists at Victoria Beckham’s AW14 New York fashion show. The models wore Elizabeth Street, a delicate nude cream nail polish, the perfect shade to take you through the seasons. And with British model Poppy Delevingne as the new face of Nails inc then they are certainly at the top of the fashion charts.
This season it’s all about super healthy, perfectly manicured nails with a gloss or matt finish… whichever takes your fancy. I like my nails to shine and I’m in love with the Nails inc Gel Polish range resulting in high shine, super glossy flawless nails. The magic is in the plumping effect formula which paints on like a polish but with the strength of a gel, without the need for a UV lamp or soak-off (which you have to visit a salon for) and with time being a precious commodity these days, who really has time to visit a salon to have their manicure applied and then return to have it taken off? I chose their best-selling shade Porchester Square (as seen on Beyonce apparently!), a dusky grey gel-finish polish, perfect alongside this season’s spring colour palette. Now I’m on the hunt for a handbag to match.
Nails inc have got it nailed at Debenhams. The beauty bar is perfect if you’re on the go, stopping off as you shop and they also have their full range of products to purchase too. From their hero products which include Kensington Caviar 45 Second Top Coat and Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat to their Vitamin E Cuticle Oil Pen and Express Nail Polish Remover (one of my top beauty buys of last year and a must-have holiday essential), there’s something for every beauty junkie here.