We tested out Nails Inc’s Express Manicure, Bespoke Manicure and The Overhaul Pedicure, to get our hands and feet looking ready for our next British Summer Season activity. The result? Summer-worthy nails, no matter the weather.
As open toe sandals slowly make their way out of the depths of our closets, and the summer holidays we booked in the midst of -10°c weather are finally coming to fruition, the idea of having summer-ready nails begins to tip toe to the forefront of our thoughts. We looked to [Nails Inc](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/services/service/?cid=bfb97294-5c6b-4cb8-8557-cfe63fbaf6c0) to answer our conundrum, and tested out their Express Manicure, Bespoke Manicure and The Overhaul Pedicure, to get our hands and feet looking ready for our next British Summer Season activity (Henley Royal Regatta, we’re looking at you).
[Nails Inc](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/services/service/?cid=bfb97294-5c6b-4cb8-8557-cfe63fbaf6c0) has an award-winning range of manicure and pedicure services and a professional range of luxury nail polishes and nail care products. Thea Green MBE founded the brand in 1999 to meet the demand for high quality, high fashion manicures and pedicures for women on the go. Today, Nails Inc’s extensive range of salon-quality products is formulated with the latest professional technologies for long-lasting, chip-resistant, beautiful colour in a perfect finish. The brand’s nail bars, located in [Bond Street,](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/services/service/?cid=47b5069f-454b-49d1-9acb-9a667e34423d) [Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle and Tunbridge Wells](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/services/service/?cid=bfb97294-5c6b-4cb8-8557-cfe63fbaf6c0), are acclaimed for their innovative treatments. Each nail polish is 100% cruelty-free and 100% vegan, leaving you looking – and feeling – great.
Look to their latest colour innovations: Blame It On The Rainbow duo and the Beach Bottled range for “tan enhancing nail polish” (both pictured below). Anything to be summer ready, right?
“My time is super precious to me; and an express manicure wedges itself perfectly into my (ever growing) beauty routine. The nail technician began by shaping my nails, then followed by pushing back my cuticles dry. A base coat is applied and followed by two coats of What’s Poppin and one coat of Rainbow Sprinkles (set as an accent colour on my left and right ring fingers). A top coat is applied to lock in the colour, and the nail technician suggests I reapply a top coat every two days to keep my manicure long lasting. She then applies cuticle oil and I’m ready to dash (whilst being mindful not to “bump” my nails as they dry when I head to the office). My appointment was at 8:30am (the boutique in Fenwick opens at 8am), so I was able to get in a moment of pampering - and a coffee, courtesy of Nails Inc Luxe - right before starting my day.” Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager
Express Manicure (20mins), £29
Shades: Blame It On The Rainbow Duo (What’s Poppin and Rainbow Sprinkles), £15
“The nail technician was very kind and had good knowledge of the new collection and gave advice on the different colour options. I opted for the Beach Bottle range – it’s claims of enhancing my tan were enough for me – in shade Living For The Tan Lines. It’s perfect for summer! What was great about the Bespoke Gel Manicure is that I could choose any colour from Nails Inc’s range and it could be made into a gel colour.” Stephanie Warren, eCommerce Category Trader – Accessories & Gifts
Bespoke Gel Manicure (45mins), £55
Shade: Beach Bottled in Living For The Tan Lines, £15
“After a winter spent hiding my feet, I felt it was time to pamper myself with The Works Pedicure. And, to further the pampering experience, I opted to add the Callus Peel. (Afterall, there’s nothing like showcasing super smooth feet in a nice set of Gianvito Rossi heels.) From start to finish, the treatment was invigorating. My feet were soaked in warm water, then my nails were cut and filed, and the callus peel – which resembled that of a sheet mask - was applied for 10mins. After removing the peel, a sugar scrub and massage were performed. What followed was a rinse, (another) massage, and a detox cream. For the finishing touch, red nail polish (in shade Tate) was applied. Would I go again? Absolutely.” Anne-Lise Lefebvre, Beauty Marketing Manager
The Works Pedicure (1 hour), £69 with Callus Peel (20mins), £10
Shade: Tate, £15
[Nails Inc Luxe](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/services/service/?cid=47b5069f-454b-49d1-9acb-9a667e34423d) is available at [Fenwick of Bond Street](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/store/?StoreID=bondStreet)
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