Beauty Review: Nails Inc Richmond

Starting a new job is always nerve-wracking - not least knowing what to wear on your first day, and that includes nail polish. Once I'm settled in a job I'll happily wear bright colours and try basic nail art, but for those first few days when I'm not sure what the dress code is I tend to play it a bit safe. So, for that reason, having started my new job earlier this week, I went for Nails Inc's Richmond, a soft pink with a hint of iridescence.

Regular readers of this blog will know that Nails Inc polishes have been a bit of a bone of contention with me in the past, as so often I've found them too thick and gloopy but equally not giving decent opacity when they're on the nail. This one, however, is different. I don't know if it's because I put Seche Restore in it but it's like wearing a completely different polish! The formula is lovely - I used two coats to do this photo and it gave me really good opacity and went on really easily.

The only issue with this polish was its durability. I did the manicure on Saturday morning and took this photo on Sunday afternoon, by which point it was holding up pretty well. However, it had started to chip by Monday morning and I had to take it off on Monday night :( For quite a pricey polish (a standard Nails Inc polish costs £11) I'd expect much more than that I'm afraid.

Overall, I really like this - it starts off as a very basic plain baby pink polish but when the light hits it right it gets a lovely sheen and has real depth. Definitely one to hold on to for those days when I want to look girly and groomed but still have something interesting going on with my nails, but not one to wear when I want something that's going to last.

Sadly Richmond was part of a set that a friend bought me for my birthday a couple of years ago so isn't available on the Nails Inc website any more, but you may be able to find it on eBay so if you like it keep an eye out!

What do you think of this polish? Have you tried any Nail Inc polishes? And what's your favourite shade of pink for your nails? Let me know in the comments and have a great day!

Also don't forget my OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress giveaway is running until the end of the month to celebrate my 100th post - click here to enter!


  1. This is lovely and subtle yet still pretty and stylish. Perfect for your first day at work! Good luck with your new job :)

    Lorraine x

    1. Thanks Lorraine! It's going well so far thank you, very busy but really interesting and my team are lovely :)