Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nails Inc Baker Street Review and Swatch

This is the famous Nails Inc. Baker Street.  I ended up picking this up when I purchased NARS Storm Bird on Sephora's website.  In order to get free shipping, my order had to be $25 or more.  I'd rather spend my money on nail polish than shipping charges.  I went to the sale section and this was on sale for $10.  Of course, the bottle is really cool and I do like blues, so I added it to my order.

Nails Inc Baker Street

I'm sorry to say, but the best thing about this polish is the bottle.  It's more of a novelty item in my eyes.  The blue is just so flat and blah.  I have other blues that are close to this such as Ulta Blue Streak and Ulta Moody Blues (see my guest post here), but they have more depth.  This is such an artificial blue that doesn't look good on me.  


Nails Inc Baker Street

I have heard that the new Essie Butler Please! is a dupe for this.  So if you do happen to like it, perhaps that one would be easier to get your hands on:)

Nails Inc Baker Street

I tried to liven it up a bit by adding NARS Storm Bird as an accent nail, and it didn't help.  It just wasn't flattering on me.

Nails Inc Baker Street

Nails Inc Baker Street

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this one.  Like I said, the bottle is really cool, but is that a reason to keep it?  This polish was pretty hyped up and I really think it's because of the sparkly bottle.  I'm sure people love this shade of blue and perhaps I'll find a good home for it some day....in the mean time, I'll just marvel at the pretty packaging:)

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  1. I liked the shade of blue on me and the finish of it (I'm a sucker for a good crelly). I agree with your coloring though it doesn't look the same on you as others. I like it, but most of my bases are used for layering anyway, lol.

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    1. Yes, maybe I'll find something cool to put over it:)

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  2. If you don't like it, add it to a bad for a women's shelter or something ;) It is pretty and vivid, but something's always kept me from pulling the trigger on it, myself... maybe the fact that there are deeper, richer blues out there (like Ulta Moody Blues... love! That one reminds me of Revlon Royal, which oddly sits in my untrieds). Um, did I mention how gorgeous Storm Bird is? ;)

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    1. LOL, no you haven't mentioned your love for Storm Bird ;)

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  3. I have this on my wishlist because everyone always swoons over it. I like it, but it's not "amazing." lol. I heard Essie Butler Please is a dupe. Maybe I'll just pick up that instead. Great post!

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    1. Oh yes, i did hear that Butler Please is a dupe. There are just so many other awesome blues out there...

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  4. I love this famous shade. I am sad you didn't like it so much, but I have to admit I am enjoying seeing it on your nails! I adore that bottle too, it is pretty enough to keep just for that alone!

    Great pics and swatches : )

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    1. Yes, the bottle is pretty awesome. I sure wish I liked it more. I'm not too picky so it was weird that I didn't like it... oh well - ya win some, you lose some.

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  5. I bought it for the same reason! Lol. I haven't tried it yet. I figure, 98% of the time polishes are sitting in their bottle on my shelf rather than being on my nails, so with a cute bottle this one is worth keeping.

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    1. yes, great way to think about it. The bottle is pretty awesome!

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  6. It's too bad that you didn't like it more. I love Baker Street but I know that feeling with popular polishes, that you feel like you should like them more than you do.

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    1. I know. And seriously, I'm not that picky. Maybe I was just crabby and it caught me on the wrong day???

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  7. This is such a gorgeous blue! I love it!

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  8. Sorry this didn't work out for you, I've had it on my wish list for awhile now. I know how you feel though, I have several polishes that are popular that don't do anything for me. For instance, Layla Mirror Effects, looks so horrrble on me I've decided is only good as a base for layering or stamping. I wanted to love it, just can't!

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    1. Yes. I am hoping I can layer something over this so I can enjoy it more:)

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  9. Oh so sorry you did not like it on you - I have to admit it's one of my favorites. Storm Bird is an absolute "Hammer" polish as one would say in German!!! But I know exactly what you mean - for me Butter London Wallis falls into this category. So pretty in the bottle and on the pictures and plain fugly on me :-P thanks for sharing it with us <3

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    1. It's crazy how polish can look so different on different people. Of course, I'm sure skin tone has a lot to do with it....and personal preference.

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  10. Aww, I'm sorry you didn't like it. I totally have the Blues!!! I love all shades. Actually tomorrow, I am swatching Essie's Butler Please for Hump Day Mani. I like Baker street I think it is pretty.

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    1. I love blues too. And maybe I was crabby that day. I'll keep trying. I have heard Butler Please is a dupe - I hope you like it!

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  11. I am in love with this color! I actually think it looks great on you!! I love the pic with the edge of your sweater. Maybe you can send it to a new home! :) Hint hint...LOL

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  12. Aww, I don't know, Essie, it looks really pretty on you! But it's OK if you're not feelin' it.

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    1. Ah thanks. Maybe I'll try it again....maybe this summer!

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