Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review| Invogue Feather Effect Nail Polish (Budget Dupe For Nails Inc Feathers )

I'd been eyeing up Feather effect nail polishes ever since I first saw Amie's review on one of the Nails Inc shades! I thought they were so unique and pretty, perfect for Spring! Unfortunately, being the scrimper that I am... I couldn't persuade myself to pay the £11 price tag for ONE nail varnish...

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was when I was looking in Superdrug and noticed these little beauties hiding all alone on the bottom shelf of a "new releases" stand. I have never heard of the brand Invogue/Eye Candy (Facebook ,Twitter) before, but I couldn't resist such a bargain, and snatched up all 4 colours in the collection.

Invogue Feather Effect Nail Polish


"First to market with a range of Feather effect polishes. This ground breaking polish formulation contains tiny feather like particles that are blended in a range of pastel shades. Giving you a full feathered effect polish."


Invogue Feather Effect Nail Polish
Invogue Feather Effect Nail Polish
Invogue Feather Effect Nail Polish
Invogue Feather Effect Nail Polish

I'm always excited when a new "texture/effect" nail varnish is released, and I certainly wasn't disappointed with these! Basically, these are clear based nail varnishes, filled with tiny feather like particles to give a full feathered look. They actually remind me of the "Hundreds & Thousands" cupcake sprinkles?

As you can see, the colours are so pretty! 3 of the collection are pastel shades, which will be ideal for Spring; 
Sunset - Peach and White (Dupe for Nails Inc York Feathers)
On the Money - Aqua Blue & Lime Green (Similar to Nails Inc Brighton Feathers)
Parakeet - Yellow, Orange & Green (Similar to Nails Inc Chester Feathers)
The 4th, Jaye Bird - Blue & White (Dupe for Nails Inc Cornwall Feathersis bolder and brighter than the others, but still gorgeous.

Each polish applies quickly and easily, although I would advise using a base coat before application to protect your nails from the texture. You will need to apply 2-3 coats to achieve the full effect but this is no trouble as each coat dries really quickly, and actually makes the next coat stick better. Lasting time?... well, they are similar to Glitter polishes, in that they won't chip easily so last longer, but are a bugger to get off! I will mention that the polish dries with a matte finish, and the surface is a little rough, which may put people off, totally worth it though in my opinion! 

The packaging isn't anything special compared to the pretty design on the Nails Inc. Version, but what do you expect for a 3rd of the price. The bottle shape and brush are very similar, and you get the same amount of product.

For now, I think I'm happy with these, and considering ALL 4 polishes only cost me £13.96, compared to ONE at £11! 
These are the perfect budget alternative to Nails Inc Feathers!

Invogue Feather Effect Parakeet Nail Polish

I've decided that "Parakeet" is my favourite shade. So I thought I'd show you a completed nail swatch with this one!

These are available to buy online and in stores at Superdrug and are £3.49 each(Plus P+P) ~ Link
You can also purchase from Ohbeauty and are £4.49 each with FREE UK delivery - LINK

Has anyone tried both Invogue and Nails Inc? If so, is there any difference with quality/texture etc? 



And finally...a quick picture of my cat, Bob, who was very intrigued by the nail varnishes for a while and wouldn't let me take photos because he kept knocking them over haha. N'awww 




18 comments:

  1. These look brilliant! I was gonna get Nails Inc ones, might need to check these out first :) x

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  2. These are the first dupes that I have seen, they look really nice!

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  3. I saw these today in a massive superdrug but didn't pick them up as I'd never heard of them before- kicking myself that I didn't! xx

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  4. woww...they look awesome..will give a try soon

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  5. These look like amazing dupes for the Nails inc Feathers collection! Parakeet looks identical to Edinburgh which is the one I reviewed! Will definitely keep an eye out for these because I really wanted to try the Cornwall shade by Nails inc and Jaye Bird looks pretty much the same :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. These look really nice, especially the parakeet one. I'd get annoyed that they're not easy to get off and also the catachable texture though. I suppose you could use them on fake nail tips instead and apply a layer of gel or acrylic to the top to make it smooth so they wouldn't catch on stuff. Might have to go out and get the parakeet one because I keep looking back at the pictures of it.

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  7. I thought they looked like hundreds and thousands too! Your blog is lovely, I'm a new follower on bloglovin'!

    Ps. I'm giving away a Birchbox on my blog! :)
    http://labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/giveaway-birchbox-open.html

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  8. These look amazing, I wanted to try one of the Nails Inc ones but like you the price tag puts me off. The only thing that is still putting me off slightly is that they are difficult to get off. I decided earlier today that I don't think I'm going to bother with glitter varnishes anymore because of this reason but at that price they may be worth a try.

    I love the picture of the cat looking at them! x

    thelittleblogofbeauty.tumblr.com

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  9. I love a good novelty nail product :) I think Sunset or Parakeet are my favourites although its a tough choice, all of them are pretty. I'll definitely be picking up these I can find them in Superdrug x

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  10. im not a fan of nail polishes with the feather effect but your blog looks amazing and you are a very good writer! xxx

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk :)

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  11. ooh, i've never heard of this brand... must check them out :) x

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  12. WOW! going out to buy these - bargain price xx love it

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  13. Great review Laura. I love the one I purchased and am very tempted to go back for the other three :)) xx

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  14. Looks like cake frosting! Love the colors. Great review :)

    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

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  15. These are gorgeous! Love On the Money and Jaye Bird :)

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

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  16. wow ur blog is amazing i now follow please check mine out
    http://elledeesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Thank you for finding these as like yourself didn't wanna pay that much for a different nail polish especially since there's a collection of them that would cost a lot more.....
    I now have same collection as you now so thank you loads



    Stacey

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