Tuesday, June 2

- Magazine Freebie: InStyle & Nails Inc...

InStyle July 2015 Nails Inc nail polish when doves cry

Is it just me who thinks magazine freebies are better over the Summer months? I don't know if it's because people are more likely to buy them over the holiday period or what, but I'm definitely not complaining. I often post a few over on Instagram, but I thought I'd dedicate this post to my latest find.

InStyle have teamed up with Nails Inc for their latest issue and included is a shade from the 80's anthems collection. This consists of four summer shades that suit the season each in their own way and are named after some classics, such as: Love Will Tear Us Apart (a bright, orange-red), The Tide Is High (a duck egg blue), Material Girl (a bold, hot pink) and When Doves Cry (a muted lilac-grey). I was so tempted to pick up all four, but restrained and opted for When Doves Cry.

InStyle July 2015 Nails Inc nail polish when doves cryInStyle July 2015 Nails Inc nail polish when doves cry

I've loved nail polish for as long as I can remember, and my collection ranges from all sorts of colours and hues. That being said, I'm definitely going through a neutral phase right now. I think muted shades like this look really chic and elegant, and you don't have to worry about them clashing with your outfit.

As you can see, When Doves Cry is the most gorgeous neutral grey with a lilac undertone. It only needs two coats to be opaque and has a fast drying time. I seem to find Nails Inc polishes tend to chip quite easily, so I'd definitely recommend using a top coat to prolong wear. The pretty shades outweigh the slight negative, and the fact you can pick it up for free is fab!

InStyle July 2015 Nails Inc nail polish when doves cryInStyle July 2015 Nails Inc nail polish when doves cry

I'm definitely a sucker for a good magazine freebie and often buy the magazine based on them alone. In fact, I don't subscribe to magazines in case of FOMO when it comes to the freebies. I've noticed Marie Claire have free Elemis skincare products this month which I'll also be picking up. A further heads-up is that the next issue of InStyle has a 50ml tube of the new St Tropez in shower gradual tanner - not my cup of tea personally, but I can see it appealing to many.

What do you think of this nail shade? Have you discovered any other fab magazine freebies lately?



  1. I really like that shade!! It's so pretty


  2. YAY this can be my payday treat haha I seriously can't afford much more and am making a little nails inc collection, I totally want more than one colour though- oh the woes! xxx

  3. Looks like a gorgeous shade :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  4. That shade is gorgeous, and so wearable both in the summer and winter. Gorgeous! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  5. I love the Nails Inc polishes in mags! Will have to go pick one of these up :) this one is pretty but I don't know whether it would suit me? It is unique though!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

  6. I love magazine freebies! I always end up picking up the Nails Inc. polishes with magazines. It's so much more affordable!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  7. I love a good magazine freebie! Love the shade of this one, nailsinc are really long lasting varnishes too :) xxx

  8. I love this colour. I rarely buy magazine, however, if I see a good freely on offer, I'm more than likely to make the purchase! I'll have to get hold of this month's In Style. :D


  9. I really think magazines are upping their game when it comes to freebies nowadays! Nail polish is one of my favourite products to get, as you usually get a full-size bottle and, if it's more of a premium brand, then it's such great value :)

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  10. Ooh such a great freebie, will have to get hold of a copy Lucy x

  11. I love Nails Inc and this colour is actually gorgeous - perfect all year round! Will hopefully find this mag somewhere when I go shopping unless it sells out :/

    Layla xx


  12. I wish we have magazine freebies here but I haven't seen any, nor did I ever saw any back in Malaysia. UK seems to have the best stuff and here I am being envious. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  13. I love magazine freebies! Very pretty nail polish! xx


  14. I love Nails Inc and buying a £3 magazine is so worth it to get the freebie! xx

  15. I love a good magazine freebie and have been known to rifle through the shelves to get the colour/fragrance/whatever I like the look of most! This one's a real winner - what a pretty shade! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  16. I think it's a lovely colour and I love the name of the shade!

    Corinne x

  17. I have also been known to buy a magazine based on the freebie alone! I did notice the free nails varnishes and I totally love the tide is high shade... Duck egg blue always reminds me of summer and the beach... Perfect!

    Sarah ️xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

  18. That's a great freebie! I really like that color. It's a perfect summer color.

  19. There's loads of great magazine freebies lately but I actually didn't know about this one. Will definitely check it out, the shade you picked it lovely x

    Beauty with charm

  20. Nails inc always reminds me of magazine freebies, I love that they're in them so often because it's actually works out to be such a great deal. Love the colour of When doves cry :)


  21. Ooh I do love me a good magazine freebie. I may have bought a couple here and there just for the freebies (I know I'm that ridiculous!) haha xx

    Shaqinah || Shoes & Roses

  22. It's actually nice shade. xx


  23. This looks like a beautiful shade! I have a hard time pulling off these types of cool toned nail polishes, they clash with my skin, unless they're very bright. But that definitely doesn't stop me from buying them lol!


  24. That's a great magazine freebie since you can use it a lot! The color is beautiful and can be easily worn!


  25. That is such a lovely freebie! I really like the shade, perfect for the beach or the pool! I wish I could find magazine freebies often... xx


  26. I'm definitely going to pick up Marie Claire for the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel if I can find it! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  27. We all know we buy magazines for the freebies these days ;) www.shehearts.net

  28. Love the look of this shade - what a great free sample! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  29. I resisted getting the magazine this time as I haven't been wearing nail polish much, plus I didn't get a chance to check out the brighter shades. All of the magazines I've seen have had the more muted shades :)

    Velvet Blush