Nail Look: Alexa Chung’s Leather and Sequins

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Back with some more fabulous nail looks from @NailArtistMartha; this week she’s been playing about with the new Alexa Fabric Effects polishes from Nails Inc. Alexa Chung’s range for Nails Inc seems to be doing tremendously well and I have to say that – after my initial scepticism – it’s a beautifully put-together edit of interesting and wearable polishes. I like the fashion-led textures such as “leather” and “silk” and I think, as Martha demonstrates in today’s nail looks, that they are actually very wearable.

nails inc leather effect nail polish

Martha used the new Alexa Leather polish as a base for both of today’s manicures. She said “it applied well but the leather effect wasn’t apparent until the polish was completely dry. You have to be patient, but it’s like magic when you see it turning!”

I love the leather effect, I think that it’s actually rather chic and I might even prefer it to the more classic, glossy black nail. There’s something very modern about it. Martha’s application tip: “make sure you use a base coat – I used Nails Inc’s Superfood.” (Wise advice; it’s so difficult to get nails back to normal if you’ve stained them with dark shades.)

You can find the Leather polish at here – it’s £15.

nails inc alexa sequins nail art review

Next Martha went in with the Alexa Sequins polish to create a glitter and sequin “fade” across the nail. Martha said “consistency-wise, Sequins is very similar to other glitter polishes. You have the same build up routine. But I do like the larger gold sequins, and teamed with the black leather polish it looks brilliant.” Martha started off by building up the glitter polish at the cuticle, using a “pushing” action with the brush to really get a good amount of sparkle at the base of the nail. To create the fade, she painted the polish on in the usual way above the cuticle to get a more sparse covering of glitter and then left the tips bare, with just the leather effect polish showing. I love this design! I’m not at all experimental with my nails, but I must say that Martha is definitely tempting me over to the “art” side…

alexa leather and sequins nails

You can find the Alexa Fabric Effects range over on here, or add them to your shopping basket at – each polish is £15. Please do give Martha a follow on Instagram and Twitter and feel free to ask her any questions you might have about the nail looks she’s been working on. And comment with your suggestions or requests for future looks – we’re always looking for new ideas!

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