Nails Inc. Does New York
We used our last jaunt to England to check out the country’s nail art offerings, but we didn’t have to leave the isle of Manhattan to see its most fashion-forward lacquer line yesterday. Nails Inc., the 10-year-old British-based brand that has pioneered the three-week manicure (no chipping—for real!) and the 45-second top coat, is in New York this weekend, staffing a pop-up shop at Henri Bendel through Sunday. Known for its edgy range of colors and an ability to make runway trends a reality with the snap of a finger (they bring a new polish to the market every six weeks), the cult favorite already has two standalone stores in London and nail bars in Harvey Nichols, Debenhams, and Brown Thomas, among other U.K. department stores. If the way people were snatching up its crystal-topped holiday collection is any indication, it’ll be a permanent fixture at Bendel’s, too. Not in New York? Not a problem. The company doesn’t ship internationally quite yet, but you can click here to experience the shade range online. A small piece of advice from us to you: have a look at the slate shade in the autumn/winter collection and keep your fingers crossed that it bows stateside soon.