In our opinion this really inexpensive little nail varnish is one of the best on the market and can certainly rival even some of the more expensive brands. It does what is says on the jar – it really does dry in 60 seconds and looks really pretty as a one coat speed paint. It removes really easily and cleanly and is fantastic for those with little time to spare. Its pearly white rather than silver, although 2 coats produces a slightly more silvery look. Not particularly long lasting as a solo coat – about 2 days – but if worn as a 2 coat plus a top coat it will last longer. Suitable for any occasion and all skin tones we think at around £3 a bottle it’s an absolute must have in your nail wardrobe.
Leighton Denny Nail Polish
This fantastic array of colours comes from the award winning Leighton Denny - winner of British Nail Technician of the Year many years running with an A-list celebrity clientele, including The Spice Girls and Jade Jagger! Leighton’s polishes are easy to apply and have long-lasting, hardwearing properties and come in a huge choice of colours. From darks to brights and sheers and neutrals there’s sure to be a favourite to add to your nail wardrobe. Leighton also does a fabulous range of ‘nail gift’ packages which include tools and treatments as well as colour collections. Our personal favourites are divided into two categories - dramatic and neutral.
Dramatic Viva la Diva - a truly stunning red.
Chocoholic - really looks like liquid chocolate on the nails.
Golden Girl - a molten metallic gold, truly dramatic excellent for parties.
Vamp - the best shade of burgundy around, deep, dark and dramatic!
Neutral Sensual Glam - a sheer creamy pale shade perfect for brides to be.
Sugar and Spice - a beautiful pink suitable for daily use, for those who
are restricted from colour.
Butterfly Wings - our overall favourite, a pretty peach pink with wonderful
iridescent tones - memorizing.
Crème de la crème - a lovely sheer cream that will work with almost any
outfit. Really attractive daytime polish.
Christian Dior Nail Polish
Christian Dior has a really good choice for those who like a neutral tone or are restricted by occupation as to their choice of colours. They also have gorgeous shades for brides and bridesmaids which are particularly pretty on fair skins. Equally nice on long or short nails Dior is a very easy varnish to apply - one coat will give sheer cover and two coats just a slightly pearlier look. Many can also be used as a French Manicure stage. Quite long lasting and reasonably chip-proof these pale shades are very forgiving for non-experts or those who are short on time but want a nicely groomed look. Not the cheapest on the market but one of the best.