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Monday, September 14, 2015

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet X Nails Inc Nail Polish Collection Review & Swatches

I purchased some nail polishes for Fall. I'll showcase them for you this week. One, is this cute set by Nails Inc. I've never tried this popular UK brand, but when I found out they collaborated with Alice and Olivia (by Stacey Bendet) I thought this would be a great way to try their polish. These polishes were inspired by Alice + Olivia's Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. There are 4 polishes in this set: Next To Nothing, Ruby Night Sky, Gold Goddess and Paris Rouge. I purchased this set online from Sephora, but they seem to be Out Of Stock, however it is available on the US Nails Inc website. Out of the 4, it seems only Next To Nothing can be purchased separately via Net-A-Porter, Beauty.com. There are also 3 other beautiful Alice + Olivia shades: Black Diamond, Rose And Poetry and Midnight Merlot, which are not swatched or included in the set below (but sold separately). However, you should check them out because they are BEAUTIFUL. Below are my thoughts on each. Have a great week!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 

  Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendel X Nails Inc Nail Polish Collection (#AOXNAILSINC) is Sweet

Alice + Olivia // Next To Nothing 

This is a fabulous nude! It's officially described as a 'creamy latte'. I love it, because it's everything I want in one color! It's ballet slipper pink, nude, beige, and brown all mixed together. I think this will be great for winter. This is the only shade you can purchase separately out of this set. All of these are Limited Edition (LE), so I want to get another bottle of this, before it disappears.

Alice + Olivia // Ruby Night Sky

I owned a similar shade (deep dark rich purple that's almost black) via OPI and wore it all winter long one year. So I was happy to see it in this collection. This is described as a 'deepest shiraz'. I had to look up shiraz. LOL Read about it here. Only one coat on my nails below, but I think I would do two the next time. I think it looks great with shorter nails. On really long ones it starts looking vampy :S.

Alice + Olivia // Paris Rouge

Paris Rouge is described as a 'Vibrant And Sophisticated Plum'. Depending on the lighting, it can show more red than purple. One coat on my nails below, but I would do two coats to achieve a richer color. This color is very pretty. Berry colors are very popular this Fall.

Alice + Olivia // Gold Goddess

This is Gold Goddess! This is described as, 'Shimmering 24K Gold'. All I will say, is this definitely brings on the BLING! There's also one that's called 'Black Diamond'. It's a gorgeous dark grey.

I was very impressed with the quality of these polishes. They were easy to apply (no bubbling or streaking). They dried quickly. Wearing time was 4-5 days. Can you find similar shades of these colors from other brands? YES! So, it's nothing you need in your collection. I purchased it, because 3 of these shades are my FAVORITE nail colors for Fall and I super love the Alice + Olivia Stace Face logo.



Nerline Germain said...

These are definitely fall colors.
Good morning, Kim!!
Great review as always!!

The Bandwagon Chic said...

It's new on my eyes.
But the colors looks nice.

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Emmylou MW said...

I've been hearing about Nails Inc forever but have never tried the polishes. Gaaaaah! I've been missing out! Will see if can try some next time I go to Sephora.I hope they carry this collection.

Happy Monday, Kim:)

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Good Morning dear Kim, such some beautiful shades of nail paint. The golden one is looking so pretty on your nails girl <3
Kisses <3

miss b said...

I've always been impressed with Nails Inc as they are easy to apply and they last. The Next to Nothing as you say is a lovely nude and the Paris Rouge is a perfect rich shade for autumn. Thanks for reviewing these new colours. Have a great week, Kim.

Candice Petersen said...

Oooe these look so pretty..

I haven't seen nor heard about this brand at all

Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

Jackie Harrison said...

Perfect colors for the fall great review Kim.

Courtney Williamson said...

Paris rouge is the perfect colour for fall in my eyes! How great are these with only one coat!!
prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // xo

Mica T said...

I love the gold! :)

The Ruby Night Sky one reminds me of Lincoln Park After dark by OPI, I wonder if that's the shade you mentioned you wore a lot. It's on heavy rotation in winter here too, I mix it up with Russian navy now and then for some variety :)

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Lilli said...

I knew this brand thanks to a friend who live in England, she sent me a pink and fuchsia nail polishes, I was so stunned with them! I want yours now Kim, the set is super cool and perfect for fall, next to nothing is my fav, Im obsessed with nude shades for nails at the mo. Happy Monday! xo

Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

I do not need Paris Rouge, but I totally want it. I love berry colors anytime of year, but I always feel like I'll look weird rocking berry nails and lips in the spring so I go haywire in the fall/winter.


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a cute set and the colors are just fall perfect. I have a glitter polish from Nails Inc. that I really like but I don't wear it that much cause glitter is a pain to remove but otherwise it's great.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Cee said...

Wow - it's so rare to find a collection of polishes where I love all of the shades but this collaboration really does not disappoint! I've only ever tried one shade from Nails Inc. but I think that's going to be changing very soon ;)

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is such a beautiful color collection. I love that Paris Rouge color!

little luxury list said...

What beautiful colors! Sorry I haven't been by. I have been completely swamped! I love these shades for fall too and think the nude is definitely fab on you!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ivana Split said...

creamy latte is such a lovely shade...I love its name, because this nail polish does remind me of a latte. All these are really pretty shades, the other two that really caught my eyes are Paris Rouge (gorgeous!!!) and Golden goddess (we all need a bit of sparkle in our lives).

Wonderful review...and thank you so much for your amazing comments...they mean a lot! You're so sweet.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I've not tried Nail Inc before and this set looks like a great first buy, Kim! You know what? I never thought of applying dark shades on my short nails, I will try it this week, hopefully it'll look good on my fingers.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


Wow, I absolutely love Alice & Olivia, and had no idea about this collaboration. Thanks Kim. These look so great! I like Nails, Inc. and have a few colours of theirs. I may get it for the logo as well, lol. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I'm trying to catch up with blogs now after a looong, but fun weekend. x/Madison
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Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hey Kim,
These all look great on you! I will have to bust Sephora and pick up a few of these colors. TFS and enjoy your day!

Y asmina said...

Paris rouge is such a gorgeous colour! Definitely one to get you in the mood for autumn/fall! great post :) x

Jessica said...

These colors are very pretty and very fall like. I have really fallen out of the habit of painting my nails. I am how to rekick myself into keeping my nails painted by squeezing in a manicure appointment this week.

Louise Hedberg said...

Love the fall colors this year. You blog is stunning, thanks for the review. x


Ela BellaWorld said...

These are so pretty! Great shades for autumn!


Champagne Star said...

The Next to Nothing goes perfectly with your skin tone! I usually gravitate to dark color, so the Paris Rouge would be the one for me. The Ruby Night sky is a little too "goth" though lol.

Lorena said...

Beautiful colours, very fall like :)
You know, your post got me thinking and its been months since I last purchased a nail polish. Seems like I have too many of them and very little time to do my nails.

Lauren Carter said...

These colors are so pretty and perfect for fall! Nudes, darks, and glitters are my favorites for the season. This is a nice set!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh I love Nails Inc, it really stays on. But yeah getting is kind of hard Sephora is very limited in what they carry from this brand. This set looks amazing.


La Joie de Vivre! said...

oh wow, love it! beautiful shades :D xoxo

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

I love Alice and Olivia and these colors are so perfect for fall! Ugh I want the heat to go away!

Pamela RG said...

They all look great. I like the Next to Nothing colour.

Ashley said...

Those are all such pretty colors Kim! I love the night sky and the gold one! The red is stunning as well, and you're right on the fact that the first one is the perfect nude color!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

They all look lovely, but I gotta hand it to Paris Rouge. That color is on fiyah!


May Cho said...

Paris Rouge is such a lovely shade! I honestly wish I was more attentive to my nails, but this girl's last manicure was four months ago, ha!


Tania Franco said...

Lovely shades, and so cool that they were inspired by Alice and Olivia. I would love it in black!


sonia de macedo said...

I've never tried their products before either but you've sold me on the nude. I've been looking for a nice nude and haven't had much luck. Not sure about the "shiraz" I'd expect it to be more red in tint then brown!


Dora Toubanaki said...

Paris Rouge looks amazing! I would like it to now have to do two coats but it still looks amazing! Such a great choice for Fall!

Emma Henderson said...

You did it - you found the perfect nude!

Samantha Mariko said...

I absolutely love all these shades! I would wear every single one of them :)

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I love the colors especially the Paris rouge. Cute packaging, cool that they did a collaboration with Alice and Olivia, I'm a fan of the brand :)

Pilar said...

Perfect colors for Fall! Great review Kim!

Danielle Olavario said...

Wow I love that Ruby Night Sky shade! Great post Kim!

Ramona said...

This is wonderful set and I love every shade. I think this would be fabulous gift as well. I'm thinking already about Christmas. Sorry :) I had few Nails Inc nail polishes. I loved those shades and they truly lasted.



Just look at your accurate polished nails, Kim! Love Next to Nothing since cream latte reminds me of coffee! Haha! Totally my fave next to Ruby Night Sky here! <3

xoxo Ira

Keisha Ramsay said...

These are such great shades for Fall! Gold Goddess is my favorite, the sparkles are really eye catching.

Keisha xo

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Love the nude and the berry one very much! x

Andrea said...

definitely love these shades for fall! I haven't heard of the brand before, but now I will keep an eye out! love the deep colors for fall inspiration! xo

jo said...

Nude is my favourite! :))

xo Jo


Ivana Split said...

thank you for all your sweet comments.

Diva Desle said...

These are so pretty. Love the Paris Rouge shade.

oomph. said...

cute little box! i'm still loving the nudes (butter london) and the first one reminds me of that. pretty!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Love the Paris Rouge and Gold, the box itself is adorable too!! x

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I was just googling these polishes and your review came up, so I thought I'd stop by and report that I bought the Midnight Merlot earlier today. :) Totally spontaneous, actually. Got caught in a heavy rain, popped into the first shop, it turned out to be Nails Inc. So I had my nails done and picked this colour. So so so gorgeous! x

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