Orly Deep Wonder Winter Nails Collection

Whisper it, but this is the Christmas collection from Orly. Yep, Deep Wonder is all about sparkle, shimmer, a bit of a different take on classic Christmas reds, and it's lovely. Orly polish is great, and these six new shades are fab. It's so hard to choose which one as a favourite.The richly pigmented colours are inspired by futuristic party wear, and I love the deep green shimmer, Retrograde, and the purple shimmer, Nebula,  the most, I … [Read more...]

Nail Art is back!

Celebrity Nail Artist - yep, that's a thing - Naomi Yasuda gives good nail. Madonna thinks so. As do Rita Ora, Lady Gaga, and Kesha. She created the Helmut Lang logo nail for the brand's SS18 collection, that helped herald in a new era of nail art love. And trust me, these are nothing - go check her instagram and be, like, WOW! HELMUT LANG seen by Shayne Oliver Styling @akeemouch Collection consultant @ianisiah Make up @ingegrognard … [Read more...]

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Romantic Rendevous Collection

Sally Hansen do great nail products, and great nail polish. Their Miracle Gel polish is a cult favourite, and today they launch new shades - the Romantic Rendevous Collection - exclusive to Superdrug. The miracle I guess is in the top coat  which you use following two coats of the colour. There is no heat or light needed,and your nails stay chip-free - so they say - for up to two weeks. I've not tried these, but I do love the look of the new … [Read more...]

Elegant Touch Party Nails

People still wear sticky-on nails! They do. I do, from time to time, I even wore one - just one - on my ring finger at my wedding - see the picture! Elegant Touch make great false nails, and they really don't ping off, honest! Of course, nothing beats a proper salon manicure, and there are plenty of excellent salons across the country to choose from on the 5pm Spa and Beauty site. But, if you want to try a few different looks this festive … [Read more...]

Festive Nails, Birthstone Nails

I love a new nail polish. When I was younger I used to change my nails pretty much every night - clearly had nothing much else to do! I love  a Shellac manicure occasionally, and going to the salon for any sort of manicure is an absolute treat (and there are plenty fab 5pm salons to choose from!), but I also love doing my own, and I've just come across two new nail polish ranges that I'm loving for the festive season. Toma's Pantomime range … [Read more...]

Smith & Cult Nails

There is so much to love about this new nail polish brand I've recently discovered. New to me,and new to Space NK in the UK this August, Smith & Cult is from the US team behind the beauty brand, Hard Candy - remember that?! Hard Candy was/is a pretty cool cult brand, so it's no surprise that Smith & Cult is about as cool as it gets when it comes to nail polish, I'd say. In fact, there is so much about this brand that I love, I don't know … [Read more...]

OPI ColorPaints Blendable Polish

Remember when every other picture in your Instagram feed was of someone's nails?! The huge trend for nails has slowed down a bit over the last year or so, and so we haven't had to endure horribly bad nail art photos  - oh come on, admit it, we've all said the same of some nail art attempts! But, as OPI are a nail brand, they will continue to bring out new ways to paint those nails. The latest I've been playing around with are OPI ColorPaints - … [Read more...]

Rimmel’s Sweetie Heart Matte Pastel Nails

If you're anything like me, you'll have had enough sweet things over Easter to last a lifetime. BUT...I found something very sweet that doesn't make me feel sick at the thought! Rimmel's Sweetie Heart Matte Pastel Nail Colour Collection! This little collection of candy-coloured polish has been in stores since last month, and there are five cute candy colours to choose from. They're very 1950s shades - my vintage kitchen unit is pretty … [Read more...]

Nail Decals from Shop Keeki!

I am in LOVE with Instagram. I've discovered all sorts of wonderful clubs, and people, and shops through it, it's definitely my favourite social media forum. It's  on Instagram that I discovered these fab ShopKeeki nail decals. Odd name, yes! But they're so good, and so cheap and so easy to use. The first sets I ordered were obviously cats. This week I have just ordered some cute all over lip print nail decals, and some scary pumpkins for … [Read more...]

Rimmel Space Dust and Seventeen Studs

I love sparkly nails. I think my nails have been sparkly the whole of the festive season, and they defintely will be tonight for Hogmanay. Every since the Millennium when I threw a silver-themed party, I have loved a sparkly end to the old and start  to the new year. And as I am spending Hogmanay out on the street at Edinburgh's Street Party, I'll not be able to show off a sparkly frock. So, my nails will be the next best thing! I recently … [Read more...]