Nails Inc Corrector Pen*

Nails Inc Corrector Pen

Today feels like something of a ‘nails day’ so I thought I would let you know about my dirty little at-home-manicure secret – Nails Inc’s fabulous Corrector Pen.

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For me, the biggest giveaway that I’ve done my nails myself is the messy line of polish that I always seem to splash over my cuticles. No matter how carefully I try, polish inevitably ends up half my down my fingers. Nails Inc’s fabulous Corrector Pen makes tidying polish up an absolute breeze.

Nails Inc Corrector Pen Review

After painting my nails and letting them dry, I simply erase any mistakes I’ve made using the firm tip of the pen. It’s soaked in nail polish remover, and it has quite a firm texture, so it’s incredibly easy to control. My wayward brush strokes vanish using it, and the end result looks pretty near professional. I also love the fact that there are a couple of spare nibs in the pen, meaning when one gets a bit ratty looking or dirty, you can just sub in a new one. I just think that this is an absolute must-have if you do your nails yourself!

Nails Inc Corrector Pen is priced at £11.00 and I got mine at Harvey Nichols

Nails Inc Maddox Street*

Nails Inc Maddox Street

Even though we are slap-bang in the middle of Spring, I’m not quite ready to give up my dark pedicures. There is just something so glamorous-feeling about having a dark, shiny pedi, so in an attempt to pry myself away from my favourite blacks and navies, I’ve been adoring my newest Nails Inc polish in Maddox Street.

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Maddox Street is described as a gun metal grey shade, and it has a stunning micro silver glitter in the formula. The silver flashes really make the polish feel a bit special, and it looks so pretty when the light hits the polish!

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The formula of the polish was incredibly easy to work with – I used two coats to get a completely even and opaque coverage. The polish dried quickly as it feels almost like a jelly consistency. Because of the texture, it dried to a slightly rubberised look, so I used my trusty Chanel top coat (here) to create a high-shine finish. I’ve been wearing the polish for 3 days, with no sign of chipping, so it’s super long wearing for me!

Maddox Street costs £11.00 and you can find it in-store at Harvey Nichols, or online here.

Colgate Max White One Optic Toothpaste and Nails Inc Nail Varnish

Colgate and Nails Inc

I had to run into Boots this weekend to pick up a few basics when I found the most awesome deal. Buy a tube of Colgate Max White One Optic toothpaste (catchy name huh!) and you get a free bottle of Nails Inc polish.

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It seemed a little too good to be true, with a choice of three colors (red, turquoise or pink) I grabbed a tube and bottle and ran to the check outs. I’m not sure why I didn’t stock up, so I’m definitely heading back in. But for a teeny £4.49 you get a full size Nails Inc and toothpaste!

Nails Inc Portobello Road Latex Polish

Nails Inc. Portobello Road Latex Polish

I’m always intrigued by the promise of matte nail polishes – my first one was OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark, and I actually picked it up by mistake. When it dried down, I was intrigued by the almost chalky texture, and weirdly, it’s the polish I turn to when I want a manicure which looks a little different. Now that it’s (supposed) to be summer, I thought I would try a summer version, so I picked up Nails Inc’s Portobello Road, which is part of the Latex Effect Collection.

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I’m completely obsessed with the colour – a cotton candy pink, which, thanks to the thick formula, is almost opaque in a single coat. Since the polish is a matte one, your nails really do need to be in decent shape to wear the formula well – it tends to pool in ridges or cuticles. To apply, I made sure my nails were nicely filed and clean of cuticles, then I applied a coat of Nails Inc’s base coat. After that, I carefully applied a coat of the varnish – it is quite thick in comparison to other polishes, but it’s easy to control, and the colour payoff is incredible. After I had painted them I waited a few minutes to apply a second coat. The formula is touch dry within a couple of minutes, which makes this perfect if you need a quick option at work. The wear isn’t as long as glossy formulas though. I got a day and a half before it started to come off, but I had been doing some major housework. I’m obsessed with the colour, and this formula gives you an easy way to update your summer manicures!

The polish costs £12.00 and is available at Boots.

Debenhams Spring/Summer 14 Press Show Continued …

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So, continuing on from yesterday’s post, I thought I would share all the goodies which were part of the Debenhams Spring Summer Press Show. After oohing and aahhing over all the lovely things downstairs (as well as making a mental shopping list) I headed upstairs, where all the gorgeous new beauty goodies were displayed.

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I have to say, the number of brands which were exhibited was great – it was a good mix of old faithfuls and newbie brands, and it was lovely to see all the new colors and products. One of my favourite stands was Cargo Cosmetics.

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I’m pretty obsessed with their Jet Lag concealer (see here), so I couldn’t wait to have a nosey around their new stuff. It’s probably not surprising that I’m heavily lusting after the pink and nude glosses.

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The ‘Suited to a Tea’ palette was also adorable – the names all had tea connotations, and the colours were beautiful – the fact the shades could be used on eyes and cheeks is a major plus!

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Another palette that caught my eye was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar. I’m a brown shadow aficionado, so this was right up my street! There was a great mix of warm and cool toned shades, and they even had a slight chocolate-y scent.

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These Sweetheart blushes (again, by Too Faced) were swoon worthy. I love the Laduree-esque packaging, and I don’t think these would look out of place on Marie Antoinette’s dressing table. The powders gave a beautifully sheer wash of pink shimmer, and are perfect for wearing with a little tan.

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It was at this point that the nail polishes caught my eye – particularly this quad of perfect pastels from Nails Inc. The pink and blue are just dreamy, and I love the grey for a little unexpected mani!

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If you’re still feeling the nail art trend, Nails Inc have also made it ridiculously easy with their 2 in 1 polishes. One end has a gorgeous colour, whilst the other has a fun topcoat. I love the way you can decide how crazy you want your nails to be (plus those topcoats are perfect for hiding chips!)

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I spent quite a while at the Clarins section – the brand are finally coming out with a Chubby Stick contender – as usual, the nudes and pinks caught my eye, but those bright corals are a beach staple!

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The collection is inspired by Brazil, and look at those colours! I’m obsessed with that blue eyeliner – can you imagine that with a tan?!

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The bronzer is something special too! It’s completely matte, apart from that teeny apricot diamond at the top. I can’t wait to get my hands on this for a believable glow.

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Urban Decay’s Electric Light Palette was something special too! Those colors are actually insane in person – they’re neon, and I think that this would really be incredible in the right hands – probably not one I would actually buy, but definitely one of my favorites!

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As well as these familiar brands, Tromborg was right in the centre of the room. It’s a Scandinavian beauty brand, and I’m pretty sure it’s exclusive to Debenhams. I think the packaging is so chic and minimalist, and the colours were divine – just look at those blushes! I can’t see the brand on the Debenhams website yet, but it shouldn’t be too soon. This is definitely a brand I want to learn more about!

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I was also super happy to see Ole Henriksen, as it’s one of those brands I stock up whenever I hit a Sephora. I’ve been using the brightening wipes (pictured) and they’re pretty great. They smell of orange sherbet, and they leave skin cleansed and toned, but not stripped or dry.

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Right in the corner was also this display of fun little cosmetic bags – so perfect for stashing all the goodies I’d obsessed over all evening!

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