Posts Tagged ‘nail polish’
Love your hands with Crabtree & Evelyn’s nail lacquers
Friday, July 4th, 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn love hands, so it’s no wonder they have added nail lacquers to their repertoire of beautifully rich and perfectly fragranced hand and nail care products.

Get set for 21 beautiful shades from the palest of pink to the richest red. Using shades ‘Petal Pink’ and ‘Apple’, I have created a simple mani for you all that will take you under 10 minutes to recreate at home.

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You will need: 

Striper tape

Square of foil

Dotting tool

Crabtree & Evelyn polish in Apple

Crabtree & Evelyn polish in Petal Pink

Top Coat

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1. Prep your nails so that the nail plate is clean and free of oils or pre-existing polish.

2. Apply Crabtree & Evelyn polish in ‘Petal Pink’. As it is so sheer, this will suffice as our base coat and the less amount of layers the quicker this mani will dry.

3. Take small strips of the striping tape and apply two lines to the centre of each nail, leaving a small gap between.

 

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4. Paint the gap with Crabtree & Evelyn polish in Apple. If you happen to go over the lines, don’t worry just dab a Q-tip with remover and clean it up.

5. Apply a second coat to the gap. When it is totally dry, remove the striper tape.

6. Take your small foil square and dab some Apple polish onto it. Using your dotting tool carefully add dots to your nail plate. This doesn’t have to be symmetrical, sometimes random dots look just a cute.

7. Apply a top coat and you’re good to go!

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I would also like to recommend the Gardeners Intensive Cuticle Therapy cream. It isn’t very often that you come across products dedicated to Gardeners and boy do a lot of my clients have green fingers here in Suffolk. It’s so rich and creamy, it’s the perfect product to soothe those chapped fingers and brittle nails.

 

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Get artsy with a Chanel inspired oil paint mani!
Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Update your mani in time for the next heat wave with this easy Chanel inspired oil paint look!

All you need are a few of the same coloured polishes that vary in shade. I chose pink because it’s what I had to hand but mix it up if you want to! There are no rules when nail art is concerned!

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Step 1 – Prep the nails and paint on a decent base coat. This will help to hide the ridges that white may show.

Step 2 – To keep this looking as authentic to Chanel’s collection, paint your first coat white.

Step 3 – Using a dotting tool (OPI) dab a tiny amount of the lightest shade onto the nail and gently drag to create a thick line.Do this again until you have used all of your polish colours, making sure that each colour to follow the previous line is a shade darker.

Step 4 – Apply your top coat and leave to dry.
Get your sandals on and marvel at your nail skills in the gorgeous sunshine!

 

Products used:

Jessica – Reward Base Coat
Orly – White Tips
Berry M – Raspberry
No.17 – Pink Lemonade
MAC – Girl About Town
Jessica – Sweet Breath
Paul and Joe – Bermuda
Sech Vite – Fast Dry Top Coat

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Get the perfect summer toes with Elemis and Essie…
Monday, June 2nd, 2014

This summer is all about big bright bold colours, and Essie’s Spring Collection is perfect for creating a summertime pedicure. Check out our step-by-step guide to achieving flawless feet.

 

Step One: Prep!

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Make sure your toenails are nice and clean, remove any old polish with a remover such as Cutex Strengthening or Moisture Guard Remover.

 

Step Two: Shape 

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They key to a perfect paint job is getting the nail nicely prepared, shape, file and buff the nail to create a smooth finish making painting easier.

 

 Step Three: Moisturise!

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We love the Elemis Spa at Home Soothing Foot Cream, this is rich in shea butter and jojoba oil which sink into the skin providing moisture to even the most driest areas. This lovely cream is also infused with a blend of aromatic patchouli, lemon and eucalyptus oils making it incredibly soothing for tired feet.

 

Step Four: Lacquer up! 

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A base coat helps to even out the nail bed and prolong the wear time of your chosen colour, we love the Sally Hansen Double Duty as this dries nice and fast. For our perfect pedicure shade we went for Essie’s Style Hunter, a gorgeous laser sharp crimson that is seriously traffic stopping. The Essie formulas are very long lasting and have a nice glossy finish to them. To finish off our pedicure we like to use the Seche Vite Top Coat, this dries super fast and gives a gel like appearance to the nails.

 

 

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Now you are ready to hit the beach! Have you tried the Elemis Foot Cream yet?

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Today we’re loving: Dose nail polish trio
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
DOSE nail polish trio

DOSE nail polish trio

Here at Latest in Beauty, we love beauty packaging that makes us sit up and take notice. We also like it when the contents of said package are exciting and colourful. Our newest discovery, DOSE nail polish, is one such product. With three zingy nail shades housed in a quirky old-fashioned jar, we can’t wait to put it on our dressing table… and get those fabulous shades on our talons!

Dose nail polish trio, £15

Today we’re loving: Graffiti nails
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Don’t you just love it when beauty and art collide, especially when it comes to your nails? We’re seriously impressed with the continually creative ways of Nails Inc, and its latest product, Graffiti, continues to push the polish boundaries.

Moving things on from metallic polish and sprinkles, graffiti allows you to create artsy, fashion-forward talons with the flick of a brush, thanks to a formulation that includes different particle shapes, sizes and textures.

Choose from four limited-edition finishes, all of course named after London streets, Brick Lane, Camden Lock, Portobello Place and Hoxton Street, to give your nails some serious style clout.

Nails Inc Graffiti polish, £11

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