Friday, 15 March 2013

17 Rock Hard Nail Effects: Textured Nails Review

This past couple of months has seen an expolsion of textured nail polish's hit the nail blogging community. I personally love the look and from the swatches I've seen I think Nails Inc -Leather Effect is incredible. Leather on my nails? Oh, go on then. Nails Inc knows me too well. However, at £19 a pop (although you do get some skull nail decorations in the set...very tempting) it's a little steep on the price range. 
With that in mind I give you Rock Hard Nail Effects by Seventeen, a Boots own brand. This collection claims to give you Matt finish 'gritty' textured nails in two coats. And for only £3.99 each that's a lot more purse friendly to me! At the minute Boots have an offer on all Seventeen cosmetics; buy one get one half price. Bargain.

 Here is Black and Grey from this collection.


To me this could almost be a dupe for Nails Inc - Leather Effect. I realise there are differences in the shine and 'grittyness' but from afar, would you really be able to tell the difference? I absolutely love this polish. It's perfect for leather-jacket-wearing type girls such as myself. Application was great and it was opaque in two coats.
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I love that these polishes don't turn completely matte but retain a little shine, just like real leather. 
Overall, I think the textured nail effect definitely suits the darker colours rather than the pastel colours that are also available. 
Also available in this collection is Red and Blue.
Oh, and if you're wondering, removal was as easy as pie. A little bit more work is required than with normal cremes, but nowere near the amount of elbow grease required for the removal of glitter!


  1. I like the look of the black.
    I've been wanting something similar to the Nails Inc one but I'm not keen on the price, so I might check this one out.

    1. From the swatches I've seen they look really similar. I know what you mean about Nails Inc though, a little too expensive for most people! These polishes are great if you want something similar but without the expensive price tag :)