Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?

For anyone who doesn’t know, Sephora is basically the ultimate beauty sweet shop. It stocks all the big beauty brands such as Chanel and Bobbi Brown alongside funky niche ones such as bite, Edward Bess, Ellis Faas. They are also often the first to stock new ranges like the new Marc Jacobs Beauty and exclusive kits not available anywhere else. Most importantly for me, the … Continue reading Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?

Nailing It: Yellow Fever! (Barry M yellow nail paint)

I love yellow. It’s just so cheering and spirit lifting. I defy you to feel sorry for yourself when looking at yellow.  Jo over at Patent Purple Life recently blogged about her “sunshine in a bottle”, (Maybelline Colorshow Electric Yellow) which inspired me to catch yellow fever and go bright with my nails too. The nail polish on my fingers tends to be on the dark … Continue reading Nailing It: Yellow Fever! (Barry M yellow nail paint)

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St George’s Day: Why Not Wear Saint George and Dragon Nail Polish?

So today England marks St George’s Day. I would say celebrate but it isn’t a particularly festive occasion. There’s no public holiday, parties or general revelry like St Patrick’s Day which is a shame. So marking the day with nail varnish seems as good a way as any. I’ve been intrigued by the  a-england nail polish brand for a while. Created by Italian designer, Adina Bodana, … Continue reading St George’s Day: Why Not Wear Saint George and Dragon Nail Polish?

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Nail News: Dose of Nail Colour

I do love an imaginatively packaged product.  Check out this capsule collection of nail polishes, DOSE. Designed by Jane Schub, creator of the fantabulous StrangeBeautiful range, to inject a dose of colour to your nails.  Each prescription bottle set has three 3ml pills popping with nail colour. The sets above are currently available in the Selfridges Beauty Workshop (which I wrote about here) for £15 … Continue reading Nail News: Dose of Nail Colour

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London Beauty Tip: How To Score A Free Chanel Manicure

If you haven’t had the chance, do pop into the Chanel Beauty Beautique pop-up in Covent Garden before it closes at the end of December. Aside from the chance to be surrounded by all manner of Chanel beauty and exclusive fragrance goodies, it’s also a great way to get a free manicure. Yes really. How often do you get to use the f-word with Chanel? … Continue reading London Beauty Tip: How To Score A Free Chanel Manicure

London Nail Salon Discovery: Nailgirls

There are a zillion neon-lit nail shacks on every high street but sometimes you just fancy somewhere well a little fancy. I’d heard of Nailgirls, the London-created, four-free nail polish brand but only recently discovered their Islington salon when I booked a £30 manipedi offer. Located in the posh bit of Islington, the salon has quite a yummy mummy vibe – there’s an Aesop next door and … Continue reading London Nail Salon Discovery: Nailgirls