January Nails with Nails Inc in Callow Street

I’m a bit of a nail chameleon – my nail colour choice tends to reflect either my mood or the weather.  And since there’s no colour that can express “over-ate at Xmas and struggling to get back on the wagon”, I thought I’d try the weather instead. 

British weather? May as well have a different nail every hour then eh?

Overall, the winter season has had us donning dark hues on our nails. Bleak greys, boozy burgundies, party glitter and dark navy – it’s all been very heavy and high impact. But it’s January now, a new year! The faint whiff of spring is in the air but the weather is still very much cold, crisp and utterly pants.

How can I reflect this on my nails?? Easy.

Named after the street in Chelsea, Callow Street by Nails Inc is a lovely teal-grey shade with the teeniest hint of metallic olive sheen. It’s actually a very unusual colour – I would never have picked it out myself normally but its really changed my opinion!

A perfect January colour – dark enough to match a gothic wintery mood yet optimistically drawing a hint of colour back into our lives. Gosh, I can’t wait to start cracking out the pastels soon, all these dark colours are staining my nails to shiz..

The consistency of this polish wasn’t as smooth as other Nails Inc polish that I’ve tried but it did give a good, thick, even coverage. I hate nail polish that paints on streaky and thin! I can always rely on Nails Inc for a good quality paint job, especially when at £11 a bottle!

Reflecting it’s Chelsea namesake, its a sophisticated, elegant colour which is great for days when you’re being a laaady (as opposed to days when you’re being a bloke?? Bleh, you know what I mean.)


Make like Caggie, Millie & Binky and team this polish with expensive looking accessories, fur trimmings and big boufy hair.

OR just put on your onesie, sit back with a cuppa and admire your nails while you wait for January to be over. Guilty.

A huge Nails Inc range is available to browse and buy at LookFantastic.com

What colours are you wearing on your nails during this transitional winter-spring period? Has anyone actually managed to get back on the wagon?


Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Erika Daggett
    January 19, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    I'm wearing Chanel in Blue Satin which is one of my favourites. Expensive nail varnish but worth it in my opinion.

  2. Zoe Dubs
    January 19, 2013 / 11:01 pm

    Yep I always do a better paint job with expensive polish- maybe I'm more careful with the precious contents?? Lol x

  3. Natalie Roseanne Peploe
    January 19, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    I love changing my nails to fit my mood. I'm currently sporting a dark bright blue, get up and go ;). Lovely colour 🙂 xx

    • Zoe Dubs
      January 19, 2013 / 11:54 pm

      It's nice isnt it! I dont own anything like it. I've got Navy on my toes – seems we all like our dark blue at the moment!Thanks for commenting 🙂 x

  4. Anonymous
    January 20, 2013 / 9:57 am

    Lovelove love love love your blog so much!!! Ive spent my wholemorning on it xxxhttp://jeaniexox.blogspot.ie/

    • Zoe Dubs
      January 20, 2013 / 12:26 pm

      Aw thanks Jean!! Means a lot that someone appreciates my bizarre makeup & money chat! Thank you 🙂

  5. Joey Taylor
    January 20, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    I love your blog and this nail colour.I'm wearing Topshop dark green colour. I'm following you via google, would love it if you stopped by my blog :)http://jt-prettychic.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Zoe Dubs
      January 20, 2013 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Joey! I love your blog's font, colours and layout!! Very striking! xXx

  6. Becky
    January 20, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    This is a really unusual colour but I actually love it. I imagine with a really high shine top coat this would look amazing plus it looks durable enough for both day and night. Great post. Becky beckys makeup

    • Zoe Dubs
      January 21, 2013 / 7:40 pm

      It is unusual isn't it! When i first saw it I didn't think i'd like it that much, but it really does win you over! xXx

  7. Liz
    January 20, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    this is stunning, like beautifully stunning. what a great find and I love your tip too. keep up the good work lovely – I am now following 🙂 x

    • Zoe Dubs
      January 21, 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Thanks Liz! Glad to have you on-board! The first pic is actually against a box of tissues lol xXx

  8. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    love this post – I like you bring a sense of humour yet are informative at the same time!

  9. Sarirah
    February 3, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    I really like this colour but I have a bit of a thing against Nails Inc polishes as I do find them streaky. x