I've seen a bit of buzz on social media around 3INA, their European made cosmetics are very affordable, great quality with a cute aesthetic. The packaging is reminiscent of NARS but seems to be a bit younger, or quirkier. On the way home from LFW this weekend we were walking through Covent Garden and the colourful store caught my eye. I promptly dragged Jasmine inside so I could have a look, and she was all too pleased to be able to sit down for a minute after being in heels all day.
I could have spent hours oohing and aahing over the packaging alone- I am very fussy but this ticks all the boxes- minimal, functional, sturdy and above all it doesn't feel cheap. I love the fact that the boxes are coloured to match the products they contain which goes some way to compensate for the fact that the different shades don't have different names, only numbers (boo).
I was very good, practically angelic, with my purchases and managed to limit myself to only two new beauties. I spent less than £10 which is amazing considering the quality and i'm very pleased with myself and my choices. I'm really into regularly painting my nails and a home manicure is set into my weekly routine, it's one of those things that I can do mindlessly whilst watching TV or waiting for food to cook in the oven and really relaxes me, plus there is nothing scruffier than grubby or chipped nails. I bizarrely don't even own a soft mint green polish (shade 181) which meant this was totally justifiable. It is the perfect transition shade from winter to spring because i'm not quite ready for full blown peaches and pinks just yet. I haven't had the chance to give it a go yet because I only had a gel manicure earlier that day but i'm hoping to try it out on my toes later this week.
The eyeshadows are very pigmented and I had such a tough time choosing just one, i will definitely be adding to this one although i'd much prefer it if they had palettes with individual eyeshadow pan slots. I picked up shade 501 which is the perfect golden bronze metallic eyeshadow, i've got my beady little eye on 505 and it is on my online loveliest on the 3INA site.
This swatch does not do it justice, you really have to try it for yourself. The London store can be found here: 6 James Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8BH. They don't seem to have an online store yet but you can get a better idea of their product range and prices on the 3INA website here. Overall I am very impressed and next time i'm in London i'll definitely be hitting the 3INA store because their highlighter is to. die. for.