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...]

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...]

Nails Inc Nail Fuel Collection

I love this little collection from Nails Inc. Who knew nail polish could be so GOOD for your nails?! My nails need all the help they can get, so I am loving all of the nail potions here. This little set us packed with all the vitamins you need for healthy nails. Designed to nourish and restore nails back to tip top condotion, each of the polishes in this kit is enriched with a variety of natural actives, including matcha, kale, charcoal and … [Read more...]

Bourjois La Laque Gel NEW polish

BOURJOIS launch a new alternative at-home to gel nails next week, La Laque Gel. GEL nails have to be the most popular nails around. As someone who loves to change her nail colour, I'm not the biggest fan, because being stuck with the same shade for a few weeks does annoy me. However, on the occasions I have indulged, I have loved my Shellac, and the ease of it - and not having to worry about chipping. I have tried a few 'at-home' gel nail kits, … [Read more...]

NEW Nails at Autograph M&S beauty

I love a new nail polish. I have literally DOZENS of bottles in a drawer, thanks to my job, of course, but even before I was a beauty writer, I was a nail polish junkie. Of course, they don't last forever, so you are allowed to treat yourself to a new one now and then. I also love having my nails done in a salon, but I do enjoy doing my own. When I was at beauty school (before I dropped out!), manicure was probably my favourite thing to … [Read more...]

Tea & Nails with Crabtree & Evelyn

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

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...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Rimmel Cocktail Colour

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...]