Nails Inc. Nailkale Revisited

nails inc nailkale superfood base coat alexa chung 2014 autumn

A few months ago I posted about the exciting new products from Nails Inc. using the superfood kale to nourish and hydrate nails. I’m always a bit sceptical when it comes to claims by brands but I trust Nails Inc. and I’m obsessed by nails so I decided to conduct a little experiment of my own with the Nailkale Base Coat.

I’ve used the basecoat every time I painted my nails since I received it back in September. I made a point of using no other base coat or treatment product on my nails to see if it really did have an effect. Since I’ve been using the base coat I have noticed my nails have been stronger and I’ve particularly noticed my nails no longer flake. I didn’t have a huge issue with flaking but occasionally I would go through a period of my nail flaking, probably because I paint my nails so often but I haven’t had flaking since September. Also I’ve noticed my nails are more flexible, if I catch one of my nails, it doesn’t just snap, it bends and resists breaking. Finally, I’m sure my nails are growing faster than usual. There are no claims that this product will increase nail growth but I think my nails are growing quicker because the product is hydrating.

Overall, I’m hugely impressed with this base coat and I really recommend it.

PR Sample but this is my honest opinion of the product, I wouldn’t say I like something unless I really did.

Have you tried it? What do you think? Would you try it?


The Best Christmas Nail Polishes*

nails inc christmas nail polishes

Every year nail brands launch some Christmassy themed nail polishes and without a doubt the best come from Nails Inc. They’ve launched two snowflake nail polishes and I’m in love with the. I can’t stop looking at them in the bottles or on my nails.

nails inc kensington church street

First is Kensington Church Street which is a clear base with white circles and silver glitter to look like snowflake.  It look amazing over red nail polish, I think it would be perfect for Christmas day. I’ve also tried it over Nails Inc. Porchester Square which is the perfect nude shade and it looks amazing, really understated and chic. I’ll have posts coming up on both looks.

nails inc whitechapel

Next is Whitechapel which is a gorgeous mix of white circles and gold glitter. This is so festive, I love it! I think this looks amazing over a darker shade, I’ve tried it with Tate from Nails Inc. which is a deep red/berry shade and it looks stunning, really classic.

I love both of these polishes, I think they’re perfect for you’re festive manicure or a stock filler for someone, I can’t imagine anyone would be disappointed to receive these on Christmas morning.

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Nails Inc. Nailkale Gloucester Walk*

nails inc nailkale gloucester walk

Today’s post I think shows my new favourite nail polish. I love this shade and I think I’ll be wearing this all autumn. Gloucester Walk is a beautiful crème purple. Purple and blues are my absolute favourite polishes colours and I absolutely love this one and I can’t see my self wearing another shade for the foreseeable future. I love it!

nails inc nailkale gloucester walk blog review purple nail polish autumn winter

What do you think? Do you love it, as much as me?

Nails Inc. Nailkale Regents Park*

nails inc nailkale regents park

 If you read my blog regularly you’ll know I’m a massive fan of Nails Inc. I was really lucky to receive a couple of Nailkale products a few weeks, ago you can see a full post here. I was  incredibly lucky to be sent a couple of the actual colours to try and I can safely say I’m in love with the shades, the range and the formula.

nails inc nailkale regents park

Regents Park* is a gorgeous bright, vibrant hot pink. It reminds of Shoreditch but it’s slightly brighter. I love it and I think it will become my go to pedicure colour. The formula of the Nailkale polishes are amazing. This picture is only one coat and it’s not a super thick layer, the colours are so opaque I don’t need to use two coats. Also they dry incredibly quickly, I would say they dry quicker than normal nail polishes.

I have wrote quite a bit about the goodness of Kale in the nail polishes and you can read about it here and here.

I cannot recommend this polish enough, I love the colour, I love formula, I just love the brand in general!

You can buy it here.

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RMK Brow Gel

rmk brow gel

A brow gel is a brow gel but it can be difficult to get a good because some of them don’t hold brows in place and others are great shaping brows but leave this weird white residue when they dry. I’ve been trying this one from RMK for the past few days and I’ve discovered it holds my brows all day and, importantly, it stays clear all day. I’ve never tried anything RMK before because I don’t live near a stockists and I’m always wary of trying brands I haven’t seen in real life but I’ve been really impressed with this and I like the packaging. I think I’ll need to try a mascara next.

What do you think? What do you use on your brows?

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide*

laura mercier smooth finish foundation flawless fluide my beauty notes blog review uk

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Laura Mercier. I’ve never been disappointed by Laura Mercier, everything I’ve used has always been really fantastic. When I discovered Laura Mercier was launching a new foundation, I was obviously quite excited and I’ve been testing it over the past few weeks so I can give you a comprehensive review.

In short I really, really like the Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide. Firstly, I love the shade range, the choice of shades is huge there’s a good chance you’ll find a match. The consistency is really thin and runny (think Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua) and it has to be given a good shake before using so the ingredients can mix together.

For reference I have combination skin, my t-zone is oily and gets shiny quite quickly but the rest of my face is dehydrated. This is settles to a matte finish but not a horrible dry, cakey matte look but natural almost leaning towards dewy. It makes me looks healthy and awake but not at all shiny or greasy. It lasts well over eight hours on me without oxidising or getting shiny, I didn’t this foundation most days and it still looked good at the end of the day.

The coverage is very buildable, you can get a sheer finish just by applying a small amount but it can be built up to medium coverage just by adding more layers but it doesn’t look heavy.

I recommend this foundation to all skin types because it’s matte enough for oily skin but it’s still hydrating and it looks very natural. I think you really need to get a counter and get matched because it’s fab.

Have you tried it? What do you think?

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The Country Candle Company*


A few weeks ago, The Country Candle Company were looking for bloggers to review candles. Now I’m not a candle obsessive like some people but I do like scented candles but I’m not the type of person to spend a fortune on a candle because I feel like I’m burning my money away! Do you ever feel like that?

However, The Country Candle Company is really reasonable priced and the quality is fab. The brand is a small company based in Wiltshire in England. The candles are handmade in a factory using premium ingredients. I was sent Lavender and Bergamot from the Polka Dot Collection. Firstly, I love the packaging, I love candles in tins and I love anything with polka dots.

This candle is priced at £8.50 which is pretty reasonable and it has a burn time of around 30 hours. The scent of my one is quite herbal, it reminds me of a spa or a health food shop but in a nice way. I don’t usually anything with a herbal scent but I really like this.

What do you think? Will you be trying any of the candles?

TIGI Hair Reborn Reparative Nocturnal Therapy*

tigi nocturnal hair treatment overnight hair treatment

TIGI’s latest hair mask, Hair Reborn Reparative Nocturnal Therapy, is designed that needs a little extra TLC because it’s been damaged through the sun, heat styling or just general neglect. We’re all guilty of skipping heat protection or using harsh products so it’s good to have an intensive mask in your beauty stores to pamper you locks. As the name would suggest this mask is designed to be used overnight. Around once a week, before bed, you emulsify two to three pumps and massage it into the mid-lengths and ends and then sleep on and shampoo out in the morning and the formula is designed to avoid any product on your pillow. Among the ingredients is Keratin, Kervais and Babassu Oil which seals damaged cuticles and therefore gives a smoother look to the hair. It also claims to rejuvenate the hair.

I’ve only used it a couple of times so it’s too early to stay if it’s having a long term effect to my hair by rejuvenating it but I can say it made my a lot smoother in texture and appearance and my hair was super shiny.

Will you be picking this mask up?

PR Sample

Leighton Denny Hollywood Collection

leighton denny hollywood collection

Most of the Autumn/Winter collections are starting to launch and one of my personal favourites is Hollywood Collection from Leighton Denny. If you read my regularly, you’ll know I’m a big fan of Leighton Denny care and colour products so I thought I would show the gorgeous Hollywood Collection.

leighton denny Who Are You Wearing

First up is Who Are You Wearing which looks like a gorgeous bronzy gold shade with a gold shimmer. I think this will be perfect for the Christmas party season.

leighton denny My Name In Lights

Next is one of my personal favourites from the collection, My Name Is Lights. It looks like a super sparkly glitter. I think this will be hugely popular because it looks a bit different to all the other Christmas glitters.

leighton denny click click flash flash

Next up is Click, Click, Flash, Flash which looks like greeny, teal shade with navy and silver glitter running through it.

No Pictures Please 12ml HR

No Pictures Please is a bold blue, judging by the picture, I would say it has purple base.

leighton denny i'm so hollywood

If you want to go classic this festive season, why not go for a true, metallic red. I’m So Hollywood looks like a gorgeous red with a gold/bronze shimmer, perfect for Christmas.

Where's My Limo 12ml HR

If colour isn’t your thing, there is a gorgeous greige shade in the form of Where’s My Limo?

What do you think of the collection? Will you be picking up any of the shades?