Today, I have the Nails Inc. Spring Summer 2013 Collection for you! I didn't get a chance to swatch the great collection until now, unfortunately. The colors make me happy whenever I look at them! :D They remind me more so of summer than spring, though. Since these were minis, I decided to do two-finger swatches for each because I wanted to savor them.
Kensington Palace Gardens (index and middle fingers) is a pale salmon creme. I used 4 coats because there was some patches and dragging. I think it could be opaque in 3 coats if applied more carefully though. The formula was buttery and pigmented, making for great application. It was a far cry from what I was expecting since these kinds of colors are usually difficult to deal with. It dried shiny. No top coat.
Hampton Court Palace Gardens (ring and pinky fingers) is a vivid yellow-orange creme... And it reminds me of mac 'n cheese! I used 4 coats because the formula was thin, though still great. It applied easily, but had some minor dragging. It dried shiny. No top coat.
Royal Botanical Gardens (index and middle fingers) is a light Tiffany-blue creme. It was terribly difficult for me to distinguish it from Chelsea Physic Garden both on the nail and in the bottles because they are so similar to each other. I used 3 coats just in case, but it was opaque in 2 coats. It had a good formula and was easy to apply. It dried shiny. No top coat.
Chelsea Physic Garden (ring and pinky fingers) is a pale sky blue creme. I used 3 coats. It also had a good formula and was easy to control. It dried shiny. No top coat.
Primrose Hill Gardens (index and middle fingers) is a vibrant watermelon jelly with a touch of neon to it. I used 3 coats. Since it was a jelly, the formula was a bit sheer on the first coat. It glided on effortlessly even though there was a stray brush hair. It dried satin. No top coat.
Belgravia Gardens (ring and pinky fingers) is, in my opinion, the perfect taupe creme. It also makes a great nude polish! It's a shame it was never released in a full-sized bottle. [IMMENSE SOBBING] The formula was great and easy to control. It dried shiny. No top coat. Belgravia Gardens and Primrose Hill Gardens were definitely my favorites of this collection so I saved them for last! <3
I think the Spring Summer 2013 Collection was really amazing! The color selection and formula (though a couple did have some minor problems) on all were great! It appears that this limited edition collection was brought back, and you can purchase it from Sephora. ;)
Thanks for looking! See you on the other side of the day!