Nails Inc. in Baker Street + Comparisons

Indirect natural light - color-corrected

Guys, things are so crazy right now - I haven't worn polish in over 3 weeks! But thankfully I have a significant backlog. You've definitely seen this color before. This is Nails Inc. in Baker Street, an amazing bright cobalt blue creme. I wouldn't say it's straight cobalt - it has a tiny touch of purple to it. Baker Street was difficult to capture accurately, so I had to color-adjust some of these photos. 

Application of Baker Street was slightly thick, but not too bad - I used 2 thin coats. I wore this a while ago, but I think I recall a slightly glue-y smell during application. 

In any case, this is an indispensable color in my collection. Baker Street was released in Spring 2012 and is currently permanent. I was able to get the lovely crystal cap version on sale from Sephora; it's no longer available in that version, but it is still available in it's regular bottle. 

One thing to note about Nails Inc.'s bottles is that the caps are not removable, so they're not the most fun to hold, but they don't hinder application. 

You might recall that Baker Street was made super famous by Beyoncé post-baby Blue Ivy delivery. I don't think I've ever found a picture that quite captures how vibrant and gorgeous this polish is in person. I had totally forgotten, but this mani was worn in celebration after election day

Worn November 7 - 11, 2012.

Indoors, indirect natural light
Direct sunlight - color-corrected
Indirect natural light - color-corrected
Direct flash - color-corrected
Direct flash - color-corrected

The following pictures are blurry, but they best captured the color without digital fussing.

Indoors, direct artificial light
Indoors, direct artificial light

Below, I've compared Baker Street with Rescue Beauty Lounge in IKB:2012, BB Couture in Disco Lady, and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #33 Pacific Blue. Pacific Blue is lighter and a touch dustier and less vibrant; also, the Xtreme Wear brush stem is super long so you have to be careful or you will way too much polish on the nail. Disco Lady photographed a little more cerulean than it is in real life - there is aqua shimmer that dominated the flash pictures, so the natural light pictures are more accurate. Disco Lady falls in between Baker Street and Pacific Blue depth-wise, but it is slightly more green, metallic, and contains silver microglitter. IKB:2012 is just as vibrant, but a jelly formula and much deeper.

Direct flash - color corrected
Left to right: Rescue Beauty Lounge in IKB:2012, Nails Inc. in Baker Street, BB Couture in Disco Lady, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #33 Pacific Blue

Direct flash - color-corrected
Left to right: Nails Inc. in Baker Street, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #33 Pacific Blue

Diffused flash
Left to right: Rescue Beauty Lounge in IKB:2012, Nails Inc. in Baker Street, BB Couture in Disco Lady, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #33 Pacific Blue

Indirect natural light
Left to right: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #33 Pacific Blue, BB Couture in Disco Lady, Nails Inc. in Baker Street, Rescue Beauty Lounge in IKB:2012

Indirect natural light
Left to right: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in #33 Pacific Blue, Nails Inc. in Baker Street

None of the blogs I regularly follow captured Baker Street very well, but here are a couple of other swatches I found that get it almost right: Of Life and Lacquer, My Lucid Bubble, and Glitta Gloves.

Do you own Baker Street? And if not, why?! What polish collections are you most looking forward to? I've got Chanel in #583 Taboo on the way, and I'm pretty psyched - just when I was getting a little bit tired of the palette Chanel was playing in - looking at my wall rack it's been forever since they've done a mid-tone or deep purple or green - they come out with this, and the summer collection looks fantastic as well. Thanks for reading and bearing with my spotty posting, and hopefully I'll be back again soon!

Comments

  1. I found YSL's Bleu Marjorelle was very similar, if a touch darker.

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  2. Addictedtoysl - Thanks for that information. I did a Google search, and it looks like you're right! This is the blog I found that compared them: http://polishedmarvels.blogspot.com/2012/10/allez-les-bleus-comparison.html.

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