Nails Inc Porchester Square


I don’t know what it is recently but I cannot take good nail pictures to save my life. Luckily you can see enough to get the general idea and it’s a pretty popular colour so I’m fairly certain you will have all seen this somewhere before. I had heard the likes of VivianaDoesMakeup rave on and one about this for the longest time so when it popped up in my Boots Advent Calender at Christmas I was pretty darn excited to try it. Unfortunately nude shades are not universal and what works for one makes another look like she’s spent the night in the morgue.. I am the latter here. Not for me at all. I wish I liked it but something about the its tone doesn’t sit well with that of my skins. The formula is okay, 3 coats to get the bottle colour and it chipped pretty quickly.. in fact I had to retouch for these photos a day after painting so not awesome for a pretty high end polish brand but then Nails Inc have never really wowed me in that department. It’s a nice enough colour and I may wear it again as a base for something glittery but I have other nudes I prefer and I definitely wont be purchasing a full sized bottle of this any time soon.

I thought more than anything this post was worth writing because so many people recommend it but just as I don’t love it you might because it’s not the same on everyone. It’s like a foundation, you have to look at cool vs warm etc and how that will look on you, I like a little more colour in my nude but you might love this.. and that’s cool too!

Available online here for £11.00

Miss BB



  1. 4 March, 2014 / 8:03 am

    I completely agree with you. It’s a lovely shade, but it’s the same with nude lipsticks – whether or not it’ll suit you is dependent on skin tone etc. I bought the gel version a few days ago, and I’m quite excited to try it :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. 4 March, 2014 / 8:21 am

    I love the colour if this but couldn’t justify the price just for a nail polish! x

  3. 4 March, 2014 / 9:10 am

    That shade is gorgeous but unfortunately for me, I can never wear nude colours…I always end up looking like something out of The Walking Dead. 🙁

  4. 4 March, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Do you know any cheaper equivalent for this colour? 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      5 March, 2014 / 1:43 pm

      not for this one but Rimmel do a nude in their lycra range that’s a bit warmer and I prefer it

  5. 4 March, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    This is the kind of nude colour I really love, but as you said I just don’t rate Nails Inc for their formula or lasting power, especially for the price.
    Holly /

  6. 4 March, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Check out Porchester Square in the Gel Effects version! More expensive, but will blow your socks off even more!!

  7. 4 March, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    The same happened to me with Barry M’s Gelly polish in Lychee! Everyone was raving about it so I gave in but it looks terrible on me! Pinky nudes definitely suit me best 🙂

  8. 5 March, 2014 / 4:27 am

    I hate it when things are disappointing but at least it was a part of the calender and not something you went out and specifically bought 🙂 great way to try things out!

  9. 6 March, 2014 / 8:03 am

    I’m still struggling with the perfect nude too, three coats is a lot, I can’t sit still for that long. Clinique have some new ones I’d like to try.

  10. 6 March, 2014 / 8:59 am

    I love this colour but I really can’t get on with Nails Inc as a formula. It chips almost immediately for me whether I use a base/top coat or not. For the price I would expect more but having said that I have this version and the Gel formula in the same colour too. I do appear to get through nail polish at a rate of notts and find that very few formulas last longer than a day on my nails without looking ragged and in need of a touch up. I use Seche Vite most of the time for a top coat but are there any good base coats you could recommend?

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