Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saville Row NOTD

Currently watching: The Apprentice (this week's episode was filmed in The Trafford Centre in Manchester, I've been there!)

Hello :-)

I don't think anyone will be surprised to hear that my Natural Collection matte manicure didn't make it through the day yesterday so I didn't get the chance to add some Konad designs. Shame, shame, shame. I feel I haven't used my stamping set for ages.

Onwards and upwards though, let's look for the positive: I've been able to try my new Nails Inc polish today.

The girl I work with has gel nails, or rather, nail polish is applied to her natural nails and put under, um, something special (a UV lamp I'm tempted to say), to make it last for weeks rather than days so I've been looking at her nails for the last two weeks now, loving how long the polish has lasted for and loving the colour in general. She's been wearing a very dark brown shade, one which I don't have in my collection. Knowing this month's Glamour magazine had a free Nails Inc polish with it, I looked at the four colour options which were going to be available (light pink, wine, dark brown, light brown), and decided I wanted Saville Row, which looked like a very dark glossy brown, similar to the shade my colleague had been wearing.

This morning I headed out to my local shops in search of Glamour. The first shop had three of the four colour options available, a light pink, a light brown, and a dark purple. None of them looked like my Saville Row (the name of the polish can't be seen until you buy it) so off I went to the next shop. Same thing. And on to the next shop where I saw a light pink, a light brown, a dark purple and a red. Red! Hmm. At that point I decided the photo of the polishes shown in the previous issue of Glamour wasn't a true representation so I bought the issue with the dark purple polish, which of course did turn out to be the one I had wanted, Saville Row.

Here's how it looked when I applied two coats of it, under natural light:
(apologies for the messy application on my index finger)

And here's what it looked like when I took a photo under lighting:

As you can see, it's a cheeky polish! Sometimes it's black, sometimes it's dark purple and other times it's brown. I like it when it's at its darkest. I'm not sure it's appropriate for me to wear to work (I know I said my colleague has been wearing a similar shade but she's a senior, I'm a junior) but if it lasts until tomorrow evening (doubtful), then I will end up doing so. I'm curious to see what the lasting power is like actually as I'm quite tempted to get the light pink (Warwick Avenue) polish too.

What do you think of this colour? If you bought Glamour this month, which shade(s) did you get?

Bye for now,


  1. im subscribed to glamour and i got warwick avenue sent to me :) havent tried it out yet but it looks lovely! i think i might pick up savile row too. thanks for posting! :)

  2. I need to catch up with the apprentice.

    And I got Saville Row..I'm a subscriber so didn't get to choose. I have to say I'm not getting along with the formula very well, which is suprising as I usually find Nails Inc one of the best.

  3. I'm still waiting on mine in the post and I only have Monday post then if it doesn't arrive I might buy it at the airport. I so a bunch of them at local post office near work then tonight when we went to Asda in Jewel there was only one left with the light brown. Hmmm, might have to email them to say I haven't got it yet

  4. yes it's strange since it seems to change color! :) nice choose! :)

  5. Thanks for the comments girls :-)

    The Apprentice was really good this week Laura, I hope you manage to catch up with it. You're Fired was rather amusing too!
    Funnily enough, I used to have some problems with the Nails Inc formula but it seems to suit my nails better now.

    Hope it arrives before you leave Amy. From what I've seen, light brown does seem to be hard to find. Is that the shade you're hoping for?

    I don't think I've ever had such a changeable colour before, Alice!


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