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Nailing It: Nailberry Young & Fabulous / Grosielle Review and Swatches

As with lipstick, I tend to stay on the dark side with my nail polish, year-round. Here’s a peek of my polish collection – as you can see it’s mainly greys, blues, deep wine, purples……. https://instagram.com/p/zSL1FVr_h2/?taken-by=wonderlustinglynda   Every once in a while though, I fancy something bright and pretty. And so into my nail life twirled these two shades from Nailberry. Nailberry is a 4-free (made without formaldehyde, … Continue reading Nailing It: Nailberry Young & Fabulous / Grosielle Review and Swatches

Wondergifting: Intensae Personalised 5-Free Nail Lacquer

Who doesn’t love a bit of customisation? I’ve just spotted this great gift idea from Intensae, a new 5-free (free from formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, parabens and formaldehyde resin) nail lacquer company. On orders until 12 December, the name of your nail polish can be changed to whatever you choose and the bottle will be gift wrapped and labelled free of charge.   I haven’t tried the … Continue reading Wondergifting: Intensae Personalised 5-Free Nail Lacquer

HJ Manicure nail polish range

Nailing It: HJ Manicure (5-free) nail polish

A brand new vegan and 5-free nail company on the block is HJ Manicure. The London-based company is founded by the beautiful Helen, a model and session manicurist, who’s worked with nails for 13 years and knows her nail stuff. The edited collection of colours is a sophisticated palette of 16 shades covering most bases with nudes, pastels, brights, and the classic red and rouge noire-ish. Continue reading Nailing It: HJ Manicure (5-free) nail polish

The Lacquer Lab Marrakech Collection,

Nailing It: The Lacquer Lab (5-free)

A new nail brand discovery today.  The Lacquer Lab is a hot new, London-based nail polish company producing fashion-led colours that are “5 toxin-free” (no Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor) and not tested on animals. The nail lacquer colours are hand-blended meaning you won’t find the same elsewhere and being boutique can respond quickly to trends. The brand screams sophisticated sass, which I like. A lot. The ‘City’ series is a … Continue reading Nailing It: The Lacquer Lab (5-free)

Beauty News: Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Lacquer – worth the hype?

Christian Louboutin Beauté, the new cosmetics collection from the red soled shoemaker extraordinaire, is finally here. The collection has kicked off with a nail lacquer range featuring a red and 30 other colours to be launched at the end of August. The star of the show is undoubtably Rouge Louboutin, a red nail polish that is the exact same colour as the red soles that … Continue reading Beauty News: Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Lacquer – worth the hype?

Natural Beauty: ‘Happy Nails’ Benecos Nail Polish

Previously I’ve found that natural beauty brands tend to offer rather boring ‘oatmeal’ polish nails colours that do nothing for me. The formulas have also left much to be desired. However the tide is certainly turning. A recent discovery at the Natural and Organic Products trade show was the Benecos range which seems to be a great more budget friendly option. My attention was grabbed by the vibrant colours in … Continue reading Natural Beauty: ‘Happy Nails’ Benecos Nail Polish

Purple Nails Purple Nails: Cambric Purple, & Other Stories and WAH Nails

It’s no secret that I adore purple and Prince. I’ve already chronicled my pursuit of the perfect purple pout so when I got tickets to see Prince on his recent tour I knew it was going to be a purple makeup match made in heaven. We even got an email from Ticketmaster with a request from Prince to wear something purple! I was actually insulted – as if any true … Continue reading Purple Nails Purple Nails: Cambric Purple, & Other Stories and WAH Nails

Happy Happy Happy Happy Nails: Crabtree & Evelyn Sky Blue Nail Polish

Crabtree & Evelyn is a brand I associate with hand and body products not colour products. If I hadn’t won some wonderful goodies from http://www.brownbeautytalk.com I probably wouldn’t have found this fantastic nail polish. Sky is an aptly named sky blue creme polish that is just right in texture (Goldilocks style not too thick or too thin), which applies evenly to give a smooth finish and opaque … Continue reading Happy Happy Happy Happy Nails: Crabtree & Evelyn Sky Blue Nail Polish