Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Swatch: Nails Inc Putney Bridge (alt: Putney 'Til I Die)

"And thus we take leave of Putney, one of the pleasantest of the London suburbs, as well as the most accessible. The immense increase in the number of houses in late years testifies to its popularity; but there is still an almost unlimited extent of open ground which cannot be covered; and with wood and water, common and hill, there will always be an element of freshness and openness in Putney seldom to be obtained so near London." - G.E. Mitton and J.C. Geikie in The Fascination of London - Hammersmith, Fulahm and Putney (1903)

Nails Inc Putney Bridge

I know you're probably here to see nail polish, but for a second I need to digress before I get around to photos.  Now, anybody who knows me in the Real World will tell you that I. Love. Putney.  I wouldn't be surprised if I get the nickname Putney before long.  If you're not from round here, Putney is an area of south west London in the borough of Wandsworth.  A small suburb, not far from the centre of town, but leafy and with the Thames on our doorstep it is undoubtably my favourite part of London.  We only have a small high street, but in that everything you could really need.  We excel when it comes to superb little pubs and I have spent many a happy afternoon and evening in Putney's offerings (The Jolly Gardeners, The Duke's Head and The Coat and Badge are my immediate go-tos).  There's also a little club that goes by the name Fez, where I've spent many a happy night over the last three years (it has a light up dancefloor).  From here you can walk along the river to Barnes, Hammersmith, Fulham and Wandsworth easily, as well as having numerous options for transport to further afield London.

So, when I discovered last week that Nails Inc make a polish called Putney Bridge I couldn't help trying to get my hands on a little bottle.  It seems that it's not particularly easy to come by, maybe it's an old one, I'm not sure, but thank heavens for eBay.  It arrived whilst I was out of town for the weekend and I couldn't resist trying it out straightaway.  I honestly wouldn't have cared if it was a sludgy brown colour, it is called Putney Bridge and I wanted it.  Turns out, it's a rather nice dusky lilacy mauve colour and applies beautifully in just two coats.  Here are the snaps...

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Yep, that's Putney Bridge in the background!

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I'll leave you with this...

Blackadder: Tell me, young crone is this Putney?
Young Crone: That it be! That it be!
Blackadder: 'Yes it is,' not 'That it be.'  And you don't have to talk in that stupid voice to me, I'm not a tourist!


  1. Ok, I totally love this color! I need it!

    1. Haha, it's a great colour actually - so wearable! Took me a little while to track it down though!

  2. Love the place, love the colour! X