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Christmas Nails featuring OPI, Essie and Morgan Taylor

There are two things I find really exciting around Christmas time (other than the fact that it becomes socially acceptable to build your whole day around food) and they are Christmas Candles and Christmas Nails, the latter of which I'm sharing with you today.  I have three leading collections to show you from three top brands. First up there's OPI with their Love OPI, XOXO collection, that contains 12 Christmassy shades with all tastes cov[...]

A Trio of Launches from OPI (Christmas, Lisbon and Chrome Powders)

I popped along to an OPI event last week to see all of the lovely newness coming our way in the next few months.  The Love OPI, XOXO collection is the Christmas launch from OPI, containing 12 festive shades with literally something for everyone, featuring a variety of formulas, finishes and colours.  I won't go into too much detail as I've got a Christmas nails post going live next week that includes swatches of all twelve shades, but as the col[...]

Essie Retro Revival 2017

All the best things happen on 14th March; it's the day I celebrate my birthday, plus it's also the very last day you'll be able to get your hands on this beautiful polish collection, the Essie Retro Revival 2017, which is a collection of six discontinued but hugely popular (then why discontinue them, Essie? WHY?!) shades and I've got five of them to show you today. I can totally see why these were brought back as they really are a lovely ed[...]

Red Carpet Manicure It’s A Luxe Life Holiday Collection 2016

My single best find of 2016 has to be Red Carpet Manicure, a brand who specialise in at-home gel manicures and offer everything you need to achieve the perfect, salon finish without the expense or faff of actually going to a salon.  I was very anxious to try gel manicures as I heard all the horror stories such as making mistakes and then being stuck with them (not true, you can very easily correct mistakes, just don't cure your nails until you're[...]

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High Definition Beauty Boutique Review (London only)

It's been an incredibly stressful few weeks with Teddy's health resulting in us going in and out of hospital to try and get him well again, but a couple of weeks ago I had a lovely afternoon of pampering that really made me feel as though I could cope with it all a little better; I had a lovely, hearty lunch in West London followed by a visit to the newly launched High Definition Beauty Boutique in Notting Hill - there really is a lot to be said f[...]

Red Carpet Manicure Escape to Paradise Collection

I recently raved about the fabulous Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit, which has totally changed the way I feel about at-home gel manicures as this kit makes it all so easy and achievable; in the post, I mentioned that the Escape to Paradise collection was what swayed me to try the kit in the first place, since it's packed full of bright, yet wearable, summery shades and as soon as I saw them, I just had to get stuck-in.  I promised a closer look a[...]

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Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit with Pro Light

All I've ever really heard about at-home gel kits is horror stories about being stuck with gloopy, untidy paint jobs, ruining your nails and having to get a pro involved to remove the polish, so consequently, I've never really felt the desire to try a kit myself, surprisingly! The fact that I'm really not great at painting my own nails only added to my belief that combining me and a gel kit was going to end in disaster.  I then received the press[...]

China Glaze EverGlaze Nail Polish

China Glaze have recently launched a new collection of polishes designed to provide extended wear akin to gel products, without the faff of gel application.  The range is called EverGlaze and it launches with an initial strong set of 24 shades with a really good mix of brights, pastels and deeps with a couple of nudes too. Having done a bit of research, the shades are designed to last at their longest when used with the top coat from the s[...]

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Competition: Win 1 of 2 OPI New Orleans Jambalayettes Mini Sets

I really, really like the OPI New Orleans collection, which is full of Summery brights and colours that remind me of sunshine, blue waters and all the pretty colours that start appearing everywhere when the warmer weather arrives.  It's a truly gorgeous collection and the lovely people at Just My Look have a huge stock of OPI products, some of which come with massive savings, so they're well worth checking out if you're an OPI fan. Just My Lo[...]

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Nail Tints from Nails Inc, Ciate, Orly and Barry M

I love a strong nail - bright, bold or deep colours really do it for me and I enjoy experimenting with all sorts of different colours, shades and textures.  I'm fortunate in that I can wear whatever colours I like as I don't need to adhere to any dress codes in my daily life, but if you do, or you prefer a more subtle finish on your nails, have you heard about nail tints? These are pretty much as they sound; hints of neutral colour that gi[...]

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QVC TSV: Nails Inc Powered by Collagen Set

I have a fabulous Nails Inc QVC TSV to show you today, which is a great pick-me-up to help lift your spirits after the long weekend.  Nails Inc have just launched a range of products that are powered by collagen, therefore becoming skincare for your nails.  Nails Inc have put a lot into their formulas recently, revealing several new launches containing ingredients that are of benefit to your nails (such as Matcha, green tea and sweet almonds pow[...]