The Navy Nail

There’s no doubt that Navy is having a bit of a moment this Autumn, with a certain Essie polish leading the way into the Navy revolution. I’d never been a fan, even when seeing it on other blogs, but when I began digging through my stash of laquer for an autumnal nail edit – Nails Inc Motcomb Street caught my eye once applied to the nail.

Is it black or navy? Puzzled looks appear once friends and colleagues go to compliment it. It’s such a dark Navy I didn’t even need to take it off for my Wednesday Adams outfit on Monday. Similar to Essie Luxedo in terms of being wearable and super chic, whilst adding a little more than your basic black, it feels so sophisticated and hasn’t clashed with a single item of clothing since I applied it last week. I’m particularly fond of the way it looks with my nude Zara jumper (pictured above).

As for wear time, Nails Inc are always fantastic when it comes to longevity. With a top coat this one went chip free for a good five days before I got stressed at work and peeled it off (i’m the worst person for testing polish wear time). I prefer to keep my dark nails super shiny with my Seche Vite topcoat, but I’ve seen matte navy finger tips recently that really do look amazing, so there’s room to play around with the finish too.

The best bit? I got it free with a magazine last year (I’m thinking the Cheryl Cole issue of Glamour, December 2012? *magazine nerd alert*) – don’t worry it’s still available to purchase! Free nail polish and the realisation that my mum was on to something when she preached about navy being better than black. She’s always right, damn her…


  1. Maddy
    24 Oct 2013 / 8:34 am

    Love this colour, I have a very similar one at home by Essie! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  2. Emma Sheard
    24 Oct 2013 / 9:10 am

    I have Motcomb Street and I love it- the perfect navy

  3. Jen - Kitsch N Sync
    24 Oct 2013 / 9:30 am

    I have a trillion & one nail polishes, but don't think I own a navy bottle – love Motcomb Street though!

    Jen xx

  4. Emma Be Beauty
    24 Oct 2013 / 9:41 am

    Navy is my favourite nail polish colour. Might pick up this one.

  5. Talisa Tossell
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:00 am

    Navy is the colour of autumn!

  6. Eloise .D
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:07 am

    I love navy nails, I used to rock it all the time. Now to find myself a new navy nail polish!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  7. Sophie
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:09 am

    I love a dark polish for when the winter months arrive. This is gorgeous!

  8. Anya
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:25 am

    That is a gorgeous shade!! It looks like that new Essie varnish that everyone's loving at the moment (After School Boy Blazer) x

  9. Emily Knott
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:59 am

    Navy nails are the way forward!

  10. Alice Porter
    24 Oct 2013 / 11:04 am

    I have this colour and it literally hasn't left my naisl all month, I love it!



  11. vicki
    24 Oct 2013 / 11:26 am

    Navy looks so sophisticated & pretty. I have a few dark blue polishes but I think this Nail's Inc one is really nice.

  12. Izzy
    24 Oct 2013 / 11:32 am

    Beautiful colour! I don't have one like it :)xo

  13. Caroline Statile
    24 Oct 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Absolutely love this color! I'm so jealous, don't you get free things when you buy magazines in the UK? Wish we had that here in the US! Haha. Definitely going to try and pick up a similar nail color.

    xx Caroline

  14. Vivi
    24 Oct 2013 / 1:16 pm

    love this colour! there is a similar new one from Essie which I wanted to buy 🙂

    xx Vivi

  15. Lauren Parker
    24 Oct 2013 / 3:32 pm

    such a pretty colour for this time of year!


  16. Ana Mafalda Osório
    24 Oct 2013 / 3:36 pm

    Beautiful nail polish! (:

    Blooming Flowers in July. ✿

  17. carly
    24 Oct 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Looks gorgeous! I love deep colors that at first appear black but in different lighting show the hints of blues, purples, or browns!


  18. Alice Mackenzie
    24 Oct 2013 / 5:07 pm

    Love this! In the Navy by Models Own is probably my favourite navy nail polish 🙂

  19. Marloes
    24 Oct 2013 / 6:13 pm

    Ah it's really pretty!

  20. Charmaine clarke
    24 Oct 2013 / 8:44 pm

    i have this nail varnish!! from the same issue of the magazine. its amazing. navy yay.

  21. Emily Allen
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:07 pm

    I actually got that issue of glamour unfourtunately I got a baby pink shade that I never wear will have to go pick this up now I love how dark it is 🙂 xx Emmi

  22. Jodi A
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:20 pm

    I wonder, if mattified, would it look more navy? Might give it a go as I got it last year too!

    Jodi x

  23. Nancy Wilde
    24 Oct 2013 / 10:47 pm

    I love that navy hue, it's a classic colour!

  24. kirstyb
    25 Oct 2013 / 9:41 am

    this is exactly the colour i need for tomorrow outfit! yes! x

  25. Charlotte Philpotts
    25 Oct 2013 / 1:05 pm

    I have never been a navy fan either but you are right this does look amazing! x

  26. Amy
    25 Oct 2013 / 10:41 pm

    Love this navy blue colour! Ideal for Autumn too 🙂

    Amy |

  27. annie.
    26 Oct 2013 / 1:47 am

    I'm wearing one just like it: Essie in School Boy Blazer 🙂

    Annie |

  28. Jade Morriss
    26 Oct 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Navy is such a classic colour… I recently rediscovered a navy colour within my own nail polish collection during a clear out earlier this week and it'll definitely be making an appearance or two in coming months.

    Jade 🙂

  29. Simplybeautifulelegant
    27 Oct 2013 / 2:02 am

    great post!

  30. Kyllie
    12 Nov 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Es tan oscuro que parece negro, no navy!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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