I can’t profess to be a serious Victoria Beckham fan although I definitely admire her sense of fashion and her successful transformation post-Spice Girls. For a long time I’ve been wondering when she would expand into the beauty sphere, so it was rather gratifying to hear that she has collaborated with Nails Inc to release 2 limited edition nail polishes. I even got the chance to get up close and personal with the lady at the recent launch event in Singapore!
Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc is an exclusive release of 2 nail polishes inspired by her Spring-Summer 2015 fashion line. The 2 shades are Bamboo White and Judo Red. Today, I will be introducing the shade that caught my eye first – Judo Red!
The VVB x Nails Inc polishes come in a very special glass bottle made from the finest Venetian glass and hand-frosted all around save for the 2 sides that are left clear to reveal the chic polish contained inside. Judo Red comes in a matte ivory bottle, and the lid snaps off and the actual applicator handle is easy to grip. The applicator brush is the perfect flattened wide shape that easily covers each nail in 1-2 sweeps.
Judo Red is the perfect tomato red hue that I’ve been searching for forever! It is also known to be Victoria Beckham’s favorite shade of red (although I had never seen her in anything other than black and was seriously expecting to see a black nail polish from her!). It is nicely balanced and does not pull too warm / orange, whilst still being distinctly different from the usual reds. Judo Red is almost a one coat wonder, adequately covering my entire nail in just 1 sweep, although I preferred 2 coats for greater color intensity. The finish is also nicely glossy so you may wish to skip a top coat if you’re in a rush. It also conveniently dries within minutes, allowing you to get on with your life.
The VVB x Nails Inc polishes are sold at a higher price point than the usual Nails Inc polishes, and I was happy to see the extra did not merely go to paying for her brand-name and fancy packaging. Instead, the formula is quite possibly the best I have ever used. There is a stretch-to-fit technology employed to ensure the color hugs the curvatures of the nails, for a smooth flawless application. It is also formulated with bamboo extract to help build healthy nails, and a blend of zinc and calcium to boost the production of keratin for stronger, harder nails.
As I mentioned in my introduction, I got to meet Victoria Beckham in person, and she autographed my polishes! And here’s a picture to remember it by!
Yes I am holding 2 boxes here… of course I had to purchase the other shade as well and get it autographed! Review will be up soon, til then, have a marvelous #manimonday!
Oh gorgeous photo of both of you. She doesn’t smile lots in photos does she? LOL! It’s such a cool event though!
Thank you Lily! Yeah, she doesn’t smile much. And can be quite intimidating to stand next to!!
Love this red on you, it is a juicy summer red, so pretty.
And the shot is so cool too! You both look stunning. Can’t wait for the review of the other shade.
Juicy is right!! This is going to be on my nails very often this season!
Oh wow, how cool is that last shot?! Very cool that you got her autograph! I actually didn’t know she had a range of nail lacquers, muchos coolios. And now I’m done saying ‘cool’. lol
Muchos gracias! Yes it’s always so cool to meet the celebrity/brains behind a beauty product isn’t it? I wouldn’t quite call it a range… there really are only 2. Not sure if she’ll produce more in the future, but these are collectibles for sure!
Whoaaaaa this is way cool! Love this photo of you and you were so lucky to actually have the boxes autographed!
Thanks Sunny, yes it was a chance in a lifetime right? I had to get both! LOL!
VB looks unusually happy. Haha. How exciting for you, the red is fabulous x
Hahahahahaaa you’re right!! She must have gotten so tired of snaps after snaps she couldn’t keep up the fierce look anymore!