If there was one collaboration that got me pretty darn excited this year it was Nails Inc teaming up with Victoria Beckham to launch a set of two nail polishes inspired by her Spring 2015 collection. The set includes two Japanese inspired shades Bamboo White and Judo Red. With a name like Victoria Beckham attached to these shades, you can imagine it being quite a pricey affair. Indeed at £25 a bottle or £45 for two it doesn’t come cheap and it did put me off. Although luckily after spotting a sweet deal on Feel Unique, I picked up the duo set for just around £20. Bargain? I think so!
Firstly, can we talk about how gorgeous the packaging is! The duo set came encased in a neat white box with a obvious minimalistic theme going on. Never did you think a bottle of nail polish could get so luxurious but the bottle designs have luxury written all over them. Both bottles carry the newer swish Nails Inc bottle design which I totally love although compared to the original range, these feel a lot more weighted. Mixing up the simple monochrome design, each bottle has a clear panel showing off the gorgeous colour packed inside as well as sporting a matte finish which I am all over!
Most importantly though is of course what is in the inside. The two shades are perfection. Simple, effortless and chic. A classic milky nude, Bamboo White and a bold orange-y red, Judo Red. The formula is also perfect. Judo Red had an opaque finish in 2 coats while Bamboo White needed another coat for full pigmentation. The brush is the perfect size to apply to the nail and each shade glides on easily and smoothly making it a doddle. I am well and truly obsessed with these two shades and I know they will become classic staples in my nail collection. Now did someone say Nails Inc and Alice & Olivia collection, here I go again…
Recently NYFW has been ongoing and one of the designers to preview their next collection was Victoria Beckham who showed both her main line and her diffusion line. This collection has a heavy influence from menswear with layered button up shirts and suit style dresses. The image of the brand seems to have stepped up a level since the last collection as the girly girl image of the brand seems to be long gone and replaced with masculine and sophisticated looks. The colours also appear dark to continue this masculine look with no girly colours in sight. Here below are some shots from the runway show. Are you a fan of this collection ? To see all the runway shots go to Style.com. Credit to Style.com for images.
Victoria Beckham used to be known as just 1 fifth of the Spice Girls but now thats all forgotten as she has rocked the fashion world. She launched her own collection in 2008 and it was giving positive reviews with critics calling the collection ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Classy’ . The collection retailed between £650 and £1900 with numerous celebrities rocking the red carpet in a Beckham design. Now she is creating a a more affordable collection which will retail at £375 to £995. The dresses will be released as part of the Spring 2012 Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection. Inspired for the dresses are from comic book character Emily The Strange with a range of what posh calls ‘girly’ 60s style dresses. What do you think ? Will you splash the cash on a piece ?