Travel Tip: Olive & June nail salon, Beverly Hills 90210 – the best nail place ever

Whenever I travel I always head to the nearest drugstore on an expedition to discover what exciting new beauty bounty I can score. Secondly whenever I have time I like getting my nails done somewhere locals go. And so on a recent trip to Los Angeles, several recommendations lead me to discovering the best nail salon ever – Olive & June.  The salon is located … Continue reading Travel Tip: Olive & June nail salon, Beverly Hills 90210 – the best nail place ever

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

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

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)

London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

Update to “London Beauty Tip: How To Get A Free Chanel Manicure”. Great news – I heard from Chanel that the Covent Garden pop-up is no longer a pop-up – it’s permanent! If you have any Chanel makeup bits to buy, read about the beautique and how you can get your nails done in effect for  FREE manicure at the first Chanel nail bar. Continue reading London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

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