Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc Judo Red

June 15, 2015

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 Nails Inc Judo Red nail polish

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!

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Nails Inc Judo Red nail polish

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.

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Nails Inc Judo Red nail polish swatch

Shown here is 2 thin coats of Judo Red, followed by Dior Gel Top Coat.

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!

Autograph with VB

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!

xo Linda