Nails Inc Beaded Polish is the latest in an ever-increasing number of textured nail effects on the market.
With no swatches available (other than a small promo image) and a very brief description, I was left curious as to what it actually was. UPDATE – Swatches below.
When I first heard the name I was inclined to think that the resulting effect would be nails that looked beaded. But after reading the One Bottle, No Mess slogan, I wondered whether there were actual mini beads in there, as some sort of reference to using a two step process e.g. caviar nails.
So I investigated (or just super zoomed lol) and it would seem that there aren’t any beads in there, and that those tiny dots are similar to those created by a ‘concrete nail’ effect. What is clearer though, is that it is packed with glitter hexes and that the base colour is pearlescent to add extra glimmer and sparkle.
One bottle, no mess! This unique formulation provides a 3D beaded and glitter nail texture using just one bottle of product. Beaded polish is an excellent way of nailing the trend for textured nails with no fuss and no mess. – Nails Inc
I’m not too sure about this product. It highlights “no mess” but I actually think it looks messy.
Having tried Barry M’s Textured Nails and Claire’s Leather Look Nails, I ended up liking them for fun or certain occasions. The difference between those and this being that they looked gritty whereas this, to me, looks lumpy. At first glance I think it’s all a bit too much but real life swatches will be the ultimate decider.
The limited edition Nails Inc Beaded Polish, £12, is available now (Embankment is not available in the UK).
What do you guys think of Beaded Polish? A welcome addition to nail effects or not?
UPDATE: Swatches found, done by Blue Tape and Nail Tips. Click to enlarge