Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nails Inc. The Wyndham Duo

Happy Thanksgiving! Or, if you don't celebrate, happy Thursday! Today I have a ridiculously awesome combination to show you.

The Nails Inc. Wyndham duo is one of three flakie/creme pairs being sold at Sephora right now. The Wyndham is a green/blue flakie paired with Kensington (a dark, greenish teal creme), the Old Vic is a blue/indigo flakie paired with Taxi Black (a plain black creme), and the Donmar is a gold/green/red flakie paired with Chelsea (a dark plum creme). I considered picking up the Donmar pair as well, but the flakie looks a lot like Nubar 2010 and its assorted dupes, so I decided against it.

Although I love teals and already own two teal cremes (OPI Ski Teal We Drop and SHCSM Fairy Teal), Kensington is completely different. It's a very dark, inky teal, and it is far more green-toned than the other two. I'll post Kensington later on, and include a comparison to the others. The formula is very very nice though! Very smooth, self-leveling application, which is great because dark colors like this are a pain in the neck to clean up.

Now, the Wyndham has an equally awesome formula. It takes slightly longer to set, but this is an advantage since it gives you a little extra time to place the flakes if you'd like. This is 2 coats of Kensington, 2 coats of the Wyndham, and 1 coat of Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat:

You can see in the photo that the green flakies have a blue duochrome too! Here it is at an angle so you can see the effect a little better:

And since the Wyndham is such an awesome glitter, here's the obligatory macro shot of my thumbnail!

Have a great holiday!