I have been really slacking on the painting-my-nails front over the last few months. But with a bunch of magazines giving away free nail polish last month, I thought it rude not to get back into the spirit and test them out. This gold foil shade with a silver undertone is perfect for the Christmas season so I was really excited to give it a go. But honestly, I just wanted to know how it matched up to my go-to gold nail polish - Gold Coin by Revlon.
I'm generally not a massive fan of Nails Inc. I never really gravitate to their polishes because I never really thought they were anything special. For me, there are so many good high street brands that do nail polish, I never really see the point in forking out if I don't have to. However this polish has changed my opinion on Nails Inc completely. I clearly need to give them a new trial as this polish is not only a stunning colour, but the formulation is one of the best I know!
Uptown Glamour is a limited edition shade by Kate Spade for Glamour Magazine in the UK. It's a gorgeous metallic gold shade that as a foil-cream finish. It looks so smooth and clean on the nails - a manicure that can make anyones nails look flawless.
But what's really got to me is how fast this baby dries. With no word of a lie or any exaggeration, I can paint two coats of this polish within 5 minutes and a couple of minutes later I can go about my business and the polish won't budge. It's completely dry and looks absolutely fabulous! What is this polish magic I see before my eyes!? Seriously!? I didn't know polish could dry that quickly. Where has this bottle been all my life?!
I just love it. I really love it. Look how pretty it is!
When I wore it the first time, it chipped after about 3 days, but I am doing a lot of work with my hands at the moment so that is probably why. A sign of me loving a polish is when I take it off and repaint it almost immediately and I did with this one. Why wouldn't I? It looks beautiful, is very festive and takes 2 seconds to dry before bedtime! Winner.
I know that this came with last month's Glamour so it might be a little tricky to get your hands on now. But if you hurry, you might be able to grab a copy of December's Glamour before it's removed from the shelf and replaced with January's Issue. I would definitely recommend keeping your eyes peeled if you haven't got it already. It really is the best polish I've discovered recently.
Oh and how does it compare to Revlon's Gold Coin? Don't ask me that question. It's too hard!
Gold Coin has more of a glittery foil finish so I'm just going to say that they are two different beasts and I can't choose between the two :P
What's your favourite polish at the moment? Let me know in the comments below :)