My friend Hannah is one of my nearest and dearest. We met a few years ago whilst answering the phone and getting up to mischief on the reception desk at the students union we worked at. Since we both moved on from university life and started our careers whilst holding down long distance relationships, we don't see each other as much as i'd like, but that's okay because when we do, a warning message in our favourite pizza joint needs to be put up on the wall because it's loud and we're usually the last people sat there when they want to close.
For my birthday this year, Hannah treated me to the Alice and Olivia for Nails Inc gift set. She knows me very well and whilst I have the shortest, stumpiest nails in the world, she knows that I have penchant for pretty Nails Inc polishes.
This particular collection is inspired by the 1970s sexy rock and roll vibe with a dark bohemian twist and I have to say there aren't any other shades more up my alley. I absolutely love the packaging, the monochrome illustration of a gal with big sunnies, red lippy and a bun reminds me of...well, me. Alice and Olivia are a New York based brand founded by Stacey Bendit and are renowned for producing clothing that mixes whimsical with sexy.
The collection includes 'Next to nothing' which is the sheer, peach shade. 'Ruby Night Sky' my favourite, a gorgeous dark burgundy that looks almost black on the nails. ' Paris Rogue' the perfect Christmas colour, a pearl festive red and 'Gold Goddess' an olive toned gold that is opaque in 2 coats.
This collection has the new Nails Inc brush that swipes the nails with colour in a second, drying quickly and ready to go in two coats. If you like the look of this little array of beautiful polishes, you can find them online or in store at Boots.