Nails Inc Leather Effect Nails and a DIY cheat!

Hello lovely followers!

Today I have the Nails Inc Leather Effect nail polish to show you. I really wasn't interested in this polish when I first saw it, but after seeing it on some other blogs (Ommorphia's Beauty Bar to be exact) I decided it was a must! 





This was fairly simple to apply. I started with 2 coats of W7 Black then followed with 2 thin coats of the leather effect polish before adding on the skull. The urge to add a shiny top coat was unreal!

Hello pretty skull face

I personally don't think this looks so much like leather but I love the effect regardless. It's very 'rock' which isn't usually my style. The lid of the polish has a faux leather covering which I think is what this is supposed to dry like.

Nails Inc Leather effect cap

Mine dried a bit shinier, maybe I applied it wrong! Also, it doesn't really feel like leather; it has a fine, gritty texture. I don't mind it at all though.

So....I thought I'd try and DIY it- 

DIY Leather effect 
Ok so this is a bit of a mess, but my pinky and middle finger look pretty damn good eh!? 

I put a coat of Rimmel Matte topcoat over 2 coats of W7 Black then when it was almost dry I dabbed on the polish with some kitchen paper to create the effect! I think my ring finger and index finger were still a little too wet as I moved the polish rather than just imprint the pattern on it. I'll definitely be giving this another go, imagine the colour possibilities! It's also a lot smoother than the Nails Inc polish which I prefer.



What do you think? Are you a fan or not so much?

*Update* I now have a really simple picture tutorial up that you can find here*

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14 comments:

  1. Ooh, I much prefer your version! I don't see how the Nails Inc one is supposed to look like leather at all...

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    1. Thank you Sam! I like the Nails Inc version but it doesn't scream leather to me either!

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  2. wow! Nice DIY great idea! will try this out :) thanks!

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  3. I am so going to try this out, thank you for sharing!

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  4. Excellent. I also prefer your version. It looks MUCH more like leather.

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  5. I agree with Claire- your version looks much more like leather! How creative of you. Fantastic tip, will try this x

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  6. I wonder if you used an eyeshadow applicator instead of kitchen paper (which I'm guessing is wax paper?) if you would get a more leathery look.

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    1. Yeah possibly! Worth a try. Kitchen paper is just stronger tissue paper..like toilet roll but thicker and patterned lol. :)

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    2. Oh! Haha, paper towels! I'm slow sometimes. Never even occured to me ;)

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