Archive for the ‘Nails’ Category

It seem’s that ORLY are really on top of their game at the moment! After the amazing ‘Tis the Season’ collection the new year will see this amazing collection to add a little spice to the beginning of the year!! I love that there is a colour for everyone, whether you like nudes, pastels or darks… it’s all here in this collection!

Available from Jan 2011

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I’m forever getting compliments on how nice my nails are, so when I reply and say I barely do anything to them most individuals are shocked. I’m lucky to have quite long nail beds which I hear many woman long for. Having long nail beds to me makes me feel like I have two large beetles sitting on my thumbs however i’ve learnt to live with them. I don’t enjoy overly long nails so I think having long nail beds can be a pro as you can grow your nails a small amount for them to look long. So my dilemma is this awful weather, a few weeks ago I noticed a vast change to the health of my nails, lets just say they were a ‘hot mess’, dry cuticles, split cracked nail beds and even when I filed them down they were just not growing how they usually do. I spoke with Farrah from Makeup It Girl who advised me to use Nailtiques, now I have to admit, I had never heard of this brand before, Farrah kindly sent me some products to try out.

Nailtiques Formula 2 – This formula is for weak, soft, bitten or nails that are just unhealthy, it consists of a unique blend of protein and conditioners that will immediately help nails that are in need of some TLC. Ingredients include: hydrolyzed keratin and protein in combination with gelatin and calcium to help bond nail layers together building a stronger and healthier nail. I applied this daily for about 2 weeks, in fact I applied it so much that my nails were over healthy and so hard they broke :p. Apply this formula daily but keep an eye on your nails, if they seem to be back in their normal form then use formula 1 to help maintain! This formula is truly magic, I highly recommend.

Nailtiques Formula 1 – Like mentioned above, this formula is designed to help maintain healthy nails, it will continue to help bond your nail layers together. Formula 1 is recommended for people who have previously been using formula 2 and also for those who already have healthy nails but need that extra little help. I have now switched over to formula 1 and I apply it around 2-3 times a week, I can see such an amazing difference in my nails since using these formulas, my nails are indeed back to their healthy selves! Happy days 🙂

Nailtiques Oil Therapy – Another hero product from Nailtiques, enriched with fabulous Vitamins which help to get rid of those ugly brittle stubs. This formula can be used on toe and hand nails to help dry flaking nails. Since using Oil Therapy my cuticle’s are super soft and for someone who has a calcium deficiency this oil has really helped get rid of any white spots on my nails. Another great tip- If you use this over your wet polish it acts as a drying agent and also helps to set your polish. Kudos for this amazing oil!!

Nailtiques Nail Moisturiser – Enriched with collagen, jojoba and aloe this Nail moisturiser helps to restore moisture back into the nail whilst maintaining flexibility. I apply this cream generously to my nail at bed time for it to really penetrate.

Ladies.. if you are having a hard time with your nails I urge you to try out Nailtiques products, amazing formulas that really do work!! www.nailtiques.com.

Nailtiques is available to buy from the Ritz London and also on the Salonskinare and Lookfantastic websites!

Prices will be updated on the products soon

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Known for their chart-topping singles and signature styles Katy Perry and Rihanna both wore Broadway 2-Step Natural Nails at the MTV Video Music Awards.  Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees applied Kiss 2-Step nails as a base underneath their favorite design/polish.
In lieu of glue, Kyees secured the nails to Katy and Rihanna using the Kiss Mega Hold Tabs – a short-term alternative to nail glue. 
Katy wore her 2-Step Nails to give her the nail length in order to pay tribute to her fiancé Russell Brand, while Rihanna opted for a neutral, full-length at the Award ceremony.
Broadway 2-Step Nail Kit is available at Boots, www.boots.co.uk for £6.99Kiss Mega Hold Tabs are available at Boots and SuperDrug for £2.99

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Unique, extraordinary and extravagant, these tantalising talons are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Two Nail Quills per set, designed to be worn on either thumb, are a perfect matt black with a silver tip. Presented in a beautiful gift box they come complete with nail tabs and glue, these are set to become real collectors items.  To complete the look, the Nail Quills work best with matt black Nail Varnish in ‘Scorn.
Designed and hand-crafted exclusively for Illamasqua by one of the hottest names in nails Mike Pocock, who has worked with prestigious fashion titles such as Italian Vogue, British Vogue, W, Harpers Bazaar and Dazed and Confused. He has also complemented the aesthetics of visionaries such as Nick Knight, Steven Miesel and Katy England.
“I was inspired by the contrast between Illamasqua’s new black Nail Varnish in ‘Scorn’ and the bright metallic of the nail wrap I have developed.” Mike Pocock
False nails will never be the same again!

A set of ‘Nail Quills’: £35
Nail Varnish in ‘Scorn’: £13
 (text from prss release)
The Limited Edition Nail Quills are exclusive to illamasqua.com and the Flagship Store at 20 Beak Street, London from the end of November 2010

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The Fabulous Danni Minogue is a major fan of LANOLIPS and the great new is it’s now available  to buy at Boots.com! Wow boots really are stepping up in the world!

LANOLIPS 101 Ointment is made with 100% ultra grade Lanolin and has 101  uses, some include: Dry skin,  Lips, Nursing nipples, minor cuts, rough cuticle’S and cracked heels. Danni Minogue used this throughout her pregnancy as its such a versatile product! Yummy mummies.. why not give it a go? I’m going to have to grab one to review for you all!

LANOLIPS ointment £10.99, available at www.boots.com www.victoriahealth.com LANOLIPS will be in store in Boots from Jan 2011 Also be sure to check out www.LANOLIPS.COM

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Nail Girls have launched their fabulous Winter collection ‘Elegant Both’ take a look at the yummy colours below 🙂

Brown #2 A love chocolate shade! A very dark hue with a glance of a chocolate colour!

Blue #5 A deep inky blue, a shade that has been seen all over the catwalk! Very on trend this winter.

Burgundy #5 This yummy colour has a black base with a pop of dark cherry hues! My favorite colour of the bunch!

 You can buy Nail Girls at the Nail Girls spa or online at www.Nailgirls.co.uk! Also available in Selfridges! All £10 each!

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The Christmas season approaches fast and so do all the fabulous new releases.. Here are a list of my favorite current products enjoy 🙂

Orly ‘Tis the season’ holiday collection my fave colour is ‘Naughty Or Nice’ (top right) it’s a deep purple cherry colour.. I LOVE IT!! looks great with this seasons trends. Check out the collection at www.orlybeauty.com £8.75 each

Orly Matte Top coat is such a versatile product, instead of spending out and buying the new latest craze of Matte polishes.. turn any of your polishes at home into a fabulous Matte finish by using this top coat. Works a treat 🙂 Orly Matte Top coat £9.75 (approx) www.orlybeauty.com

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick is an item I never leave the house without.. these fabulous Matte Lipsticks are just gorgeous! My fave colour is Bangkok a beautiful soft rose shade! Easy wearing and so far the best Matte lipstick I’ve ever tried 🙂 www.narscosmetics.com £18 each

Shu Uemura UV Under Base Moose SPF 30 – the perfect primer.. apply a small walnut size amount of this moose after applying your moisturiser, a fabulous pre makeup product.. really sets your makeup and perfects your canvas 🙂 www.shuuemura.co.uk £28 (can leave a white residue if not rubbed in correctly and if too much of the product is used, so be careful)

Inika Mineral Blush- Peachy Keen.. unfortunately this picture doesn’t do this product justice… it’s an amazing, vibrant orange which looks amazing on.. great for people who have a fabulous holiday tan… such an amazing blusher great for oilive – medium skin tones! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £14.00 (approx)

Inika Eyeliner- Black… I love this organic eye liner, great dark colour, feels smooth to apply and its ORGANIC!! wooohoooo! Also love the sharpener feature on the lid! Happy days… go Inika eyeliner!! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £10 (approx)

Shu Uemura Stage performer Perfecting cream… This amazing cream actually contains gold particles that warm and melt on to your skin whilst you apply it giving you an amazing glow, Apply under your foundation or alone! All depending on what look you want! I often wear it alone with few brushed of bronzer on my face… WOWZA PUURRRRFEEECCTT!! www.shuuemura.co.uk price TBC

Too Faced cosmetics Leopard LOVE complexion perfection An amazing bronzer palette.. with a  choice of what colour you want to use wear! I sometimes tend to use this everywhere including the eyes! Great on the go makeup.. to create a fab look!! www.toofaced.com $30

I could go on forever but I wont!! Enjoy and let me know if anyone is using any of these.. would love to hear from you 🙂

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