Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nails Inc. Franklin's Row — Swatches & Review

Nails Inc. Franklin's Row is another polish I got while I was in NYC earlier this month. This is my first Nails Inc. polish, and I took forever picking out which color polish I would try first. I picked this shimmery pink/purple/blue duochrome because it really stands out from the other colors in the display. It looks so gorgeous in the bottle that even though I know full well that I hardly ever actually wear anything besides cremes, I found myself bringing it up the register.

I like the Nail's Inc brush. I found it had just the right fullness and flexibility for easy polish application. I did three coats, but I probably only needed two.

I bought this polish at the Sephora on 5th Ave between East 48th and 49th, which is just a block from Rockefeller Center. (Yes, I was indulging in typical tourist activities! Luckily it wasn't horribly crowded that afternoon.) If you're ever in the neighborhood, I recommend going shopping in this location. This was the Charles Scribner's Sons building and it's just gorgeous. Because it was designated as a landmark, the building is preserved outside and inside. The interior has a vaulted ceiling with fancy moldings and all sorts of other pretty details. If you're like me and you have a thing for interesting architecture, you'll enjoy seeing this place. Besides, it's full of so many makeup goodies. There's even a display completely dedicated to nail polish from various brands.

You can click either of these pictures for an enlarged version. Here's the plaque on the outside of the building which explains some of its history and architectural style.

Sephora has Nails Inc. in a lot of their stores, and also on their website for $9.50. Next time I'm going to pick out a creme. Anyone have a favorite?


  1. aww do you have more pictures of the inside of it?! i'd like to see! & you wont believe me but im swatching this same polish as i type. lol its my first Nails Inc polish too. and just like you i picked this one because it stood out :)

    i hope it looks just as pretty on me as it does on you !

    1. Once I got inside, I was entirely distracted by all the goodies and neglected to take any photos. It's just as elegant as the outside, though!

  2. Stunning colour!I love how it looks in the bottle :D

  3. This is a gorgeous shade, I've never seen one like it. And there's no shame in tourist activities ;-)
    I've given you an award on my blog :-)

  4. Beautiful color!
    the sephora looks amazing...thanks for sharing!

  5. I was eyeing up this colour just before christmas and it looks cooler on nails than I thought! Also love the bit of history!

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