26 July 2017

Review: Leighton Denny - Colour and Go Duo Base and Top Coat


This is one of Leighton Denny's Colour and Go Duo Nail Paint Duo's. This particular one contains 4ml of Under Cover Base Coat and 4ml of the New Crystal Finish Top Coat. I got this in a set, I have also seen this as a magazine freebie.

Under Cover Base Coat

"An innovative, matt-finish base coat that helps 'grip' colour to help maximise wear and reduce chipping. It has colour diffusers to even tone and mask nail discolouration. It contains Panthenol (Pro vitamin B5), Calcium & Vitamin E to help strengthen and support the nail. When UNDER COVER changes from shiny to matt it shows you its time to apply nail colour" - Leighton Denny

I actually quite like this base coat, I find that it changing to a matte finish really does help the polish you apply on top to stick better as well as being a guide as when to apply the polish.

New Crystal Finish Top Coat

"Leighton Denny Crystal Finish. This Crystal Finish nail polish offers a crystal hard, fast-drying top coat on top of your nail colour, or a shiny clear polish on its own. Add incredible gloss and lustre to your manicure with this Leighton Denny Top Coat"

This really did dry the polish quickly, not as quickly as Seche Vité, Sally Hansen Insta Dri or HK Girl but still quickly. The shine is great too. This new formulation is definitely an improvement on the previous crystal finish top coat.

I found the concept of the pen to be very useful, especially for travel. It means you can put this in your nail bag and not think too hard about having the basics. The brushes were both of standard Leighton Denny size and were really easy to work with. I did find painting using the pen to be a little difficult as the brush was top heavy as it had the other end of the pen attached.


23 July 2017

A England - Love is Enough - (Heavenly Quotes)


Colour: Pewter / Gold Flecks
Finish: Glass Flecked
Opacity: Three Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 11ml


22 July 2017

Stamping Plate: Nail Craze 01

I bought this plate as well as NC02 back in July 2013, so this post is well over due!

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This stamping plate is larger in size than the standard circular plates. This has nine different images in it. Four butterfly wing images, some hearts, peacock feather and a dandelion.


Most of the images stamped well, I had problems with the large negative spaces on the butterfly wings which you can tell. I don't think that is a criticism of the plate though as I am yet to master the stamping of large negative spaces.

Here are some nail art designs I have done using Nail Craze 01:



And here is a link to see all of the nail art using Nail Craze 01.

I have also now reviewed NC02 here.


20 July 2017

Swatch: Nails Inc - Grace Street


Colour: Mint Green
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Flat, Wide, Rounded Brush
How Much? 14ml


19 July 2017

Review: DUX Lingerie - Shade 8 Bare

This liquid lipstick is a nude shade which is matte in finish. I found this swatched on my hand the a little darker in colour than it ended up on my lips. This only needed one coat to achieve full opacity. It didn't need setting and once dried it didn't stick to itself or anything once dried. It is kiss proof and lasts for hours, eventually it does begin to crumble from the inside out. It has a mild scent in the tube of sweet, vanilla but on the lips the scent disappears.

Hand Swatch:

The applicator is a traditional doe foot one:

I really like the formula as it is not sticky at all.

Swatched on my lips;

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