Tuesday, 23 December 2014


It feels good to be rid of the Christmas shopping stress and have everything all wrapped up and just waiting to be delivered, I just wish I could have had it done sooner, I think next year I will be like one of those early birds that have it all done and wrapped up in August. If your a last minute shopper and 
are still on the hunt to find that last gift then the above might be able to help you with some ideas. 

Today's post is my guide to nail gift sets £10 or over, all the above I have come across whilst Christmas shopping online, beautifully packaged I think they would make for a lovely gift for anyone who loves all things nails. I have to admit I am not one for rushing out to the sales come Boxing Day as I am most likely sill eating my body weight in Roses and Quality Streets but I certainly will be having a look on the Internet and I am hoping that some of these sets make there way into the sales. Look out for another of these guides in the next couple of weeks as I will be sharing what I think is worth snapping up in the New Years Sales when it comes to nails.

Are you all ready for Christmas ?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

essence Cosmetics Nail Polishes

You might know from a previous post I was rather pleased when essence made its way into Wilko stores in the UK this year. Whenever I pop in the stands always look full of so many interesting products, especially when it comes to nails. When I first discovered essence one of the first things I picked up was their 'Pro White Glow' polish as for a long time I had wanted to try the 'Dior Nail Glow' and this made for a perfect dupe, its great for them 'naked nail days'. After been impressed I was keen to test out more of their nail polish range so when essence kindly contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to try some of their nail products I was excited to give them a whirl. 

On first impressions in trying the 'Colour & Go Polish' in Roller Coaster I was pleased with how good a consistency the polish was and in one coat I had near enough an opaque finish, the polish was fast drying but I am not sure if this was down to the polish or because I got away with one coat, either way its a win. Another tick in the box for me was the brush, it covered a lot of the nail in one stroke allowing for a quicker paint and a neater application. The effect polishes I found needed around 2-3 coats for a full finish, however if you was using any as a top coat on top of your favourite festive polish then 1 coat would do the job. 

These polishes are all under £2 and are available in Wilko stores nationwide, so if your after some new festive polishes for this month or you just need some last minute stocking fillers then I would definitely go in and check them out . I am looking forward to adding some more of the 'Colour & Go Polishes' to my collection in the New Year. 

1) Colour & Go 179 Roller Coaster 2) Holo Jewels Effect 12 Bejeweled 3) Galaxy Flakes Effect 23 Rock My World 4) Twinkling Bling Bling Effect 17 Never Stop Dreaming

What are your favourite products from essence ?

Friday, 5 December 2014


1) Jessica Star Treatment Gift £8.33 2) 'Tis The Season' Elegant Touch Nails £8.99
3) Barry M Limited Edition Nail Paints - Christmas Tree & Jingle Bells £3.99
 4) Ciate Tree Trinket £8.00 5) China Glaze Sprinkle Some Twinkle Duo £6.95

I would love to be one of those people that have their Christmas shopping all done and wrapped up by October but no matter how organised I try to be I still end up leaving it till December. If like me you are still rushing out to the shops and need some inspiration when it comes to buying gifts then this guide might help to give you some ideas. I will be posting a few of these gift guides over the next month, sharing my top nail finds when it comes to Christmas gifts and the January sales. Today is the turn of the stocking fillers, all of the above are around £10 or under and make for a great small gift for someone who loves all things nails.You can never have enough nail polish. 

What nail gifts are you lusting after this Christmas?

Monday, 1 December 2014


 I cant quite believe we are weeks away from Christmas, where has this year gone ?
 To kick of this exciting month I wanted to share with you these two limited edition Christmas nail paints called Christmas Tree and Jingle Bells from Barry M. Jingle Bells contains chunks of different shaped gold and red glitter with stars running through it, Christmas Tree has a mixture of green, red, and silver glitter. 

I love these kind of effect polishes, worn on their own or layered over my favourite Christmas coloured nail polish they are a quick way to getting some festive fingers without having to spend hours. There is no denying that glitter polish can be stubborn to remove, fear not though as I have a previous post here showing you a quick and simple removal method. 

On sale in Superdrug these nail paints are priced at £3.99 each, currently online and in store Superdrug are doing a great offer when you spend £6 across selected Barry M products you will receive the Jingle Bells nail paint free. Lined up against my red and berry nail polishes these two have given my nail rack a festive makeover and I am looking forward to sporting these on my nails 
through out the month of December.  

Jingle Bells

What are your favourite Christmas Nail Polishes ?

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