Tea & Nails with Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn - Tea and Nails!

New nail polish is always a good thing, and at Crabtree & Evelyn, there are lots of lovely new spring shades to choose from. Oh, and whilst you're at it, how about some detox tea?! I had completely forgotten that Crabtree & Evelyn did teas and infusions (and biscuits, and sweets, and jams, but let's not go there!), and very good for you ones at that.So, how about sitting back and relaxing in the last week of January with a lovely … [Read more...]

Smith & Cult Nails

Smith & Cult Nail Polish @ Space NK

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

OPI Colorpaints

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...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Rimmel Cocktail Colour

Rimmel Cocktail Nails

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like!I've picked these as my Beauty Bargain this week, purely because the colours cheered me up. This weather is so depressing! Let's hope it gets better for the Easter weekend. In the meantime, buy … [Read more...]

Heavy Petals from Estee Lauder


I am loving anything with a 'spring feel' to it at the moment, to help me get through January. So, when I saw these gorgeous new nail polish shades from Estee Lauder I threw out my glitter polish, banished the dark reds, and embraced spring pastels in all their glory. These are called 'Heavy Petals; and are a sort of twisted floral collection...with names like Absinthe, Dilettante, Narcissist, Lilac Leather and Coral Cult.Created by, who … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – eye CANDY nails


We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like!Nails, nails, nails! We all love doing our nails, and sometimes it seems daft to pay a lot of money for a bold coloured polish, or a fashion polish, like a magnetic, a colour changing, or a … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder’s Metal Mania


It's all about nails at the moment - from nail art, to gel nails, to nail jewels, to any and every colour of polish under the sun, nails rule the beauty world.Estee Lauder nail polishes are traditionally pretty good, and their colour choice is vast. They're constantly launching new shades, limited shades, and part-of-collection shades, but they have recently launched a little mini nail collection called Metal Mania.This consists of  six … [Read more...]

Virtual Manicure from M&S


I've had a bit of fun today, playing about with the new Virtual Manicure on the Marks and Spencer website. You upload an image of your hand, or choose the provided picture of hands that is nearest to your skintone, and click on the wheel to try on all the nail polishes available at M&S.First up, I tried a red - my favourite colour - this one was Autograph Quick Dry Nail Colour in Berry Red (£5) - but I'm not sure if I love it - maybe a … [Read more...]

Gold Nail Art is a winner!


Never mind diamonds, I think after the Jubilee, we've had more than enough of those! I'm having a gold moment right now. The Olympics are on their way, and everyone knows gold is the best! What's better with a bit of a tan then gorgeous gold, and I've been trying out a couple of different nail polishes with a fab effect.First up, it's Filthy Gorgeous London's new Fishnet Magnetic Nail Polish in Gold Digger (£12, selected Debenhams, … [Read more...]

Illamasqua’s Summer…


I love Illamasqua. The brand is fun, quirky, outrageous even, and the products are really  good. Their liquid eyeliners are brilliant, and their lip liners and lipsticks are some of my favourite. I also love the fact that you can just buy into a tiny bit of the outrageous factor with a simple thing, like a nail polish. Last collection I fell in love with Stance, a bold, bright purple. This time it's Swinger, a sexy gold from their Naked Stranger … [Read more...]