Nailberry 50 Shades Nail Polish

Nailberry Nail Polish

Nailberry is a nail polish brand that is proud to be a 4 free & that means free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and Camphor. These chemicals can weaken your nails & are often toxic. Also their new L’Oxygene & Les Beiges spirituels collections are 5 free, So no nasties hidden in their products which means your nails are in good hands.

The colour I have been using is called 50 shades* & for someone that isn’t a fan of the book (or film) I’m a massive fan of this polish. Its pretty, great quality & has some staying power. I have been packing boxes and getting ready to move house & this polish withstood all of that without chipping. That gets extra brownie points from me.

First off I would say the packaging is nice & elegant. Its a nice to see a slightly different style of bottle. Its slim & tall and feels lovely. The brush is a very good size, its quite long & the brush covers almost all the nail so you don’t need to go back over the same spot more than once which is a bonus if you’re doing your nails in a rush.

The formula is a little runny but I would say that although the formula was slightly thinner than I’m used to the colour was still opaque in 2 coats. The polish was quick to dry & it is a beautiful grey (almost black) with silver iridescent flecks running through, almost like mother of pearl, its really pretty and looks quite dramatic on the nails. I also loved how glossy the finish was too.

So if you like your polish on the dark side but with a subtle touch of shimmer this is for you.

Nailberry is also It is also cruelty free which is another tick in the box.

Nailberry SwatchNailberry

Let me know if you have tried any polishes from Nailberry and what colours you’d recommend.

Nailberry polishes retail at £14.50 from or 

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Barbara Daly Nail Polish

Last year Tesco sent me  a £25 gift card to spend on beauty in store. I bought some products & was shocked at how good the makeup selection was in my local store, so many popular brands.  Click here to see what else I purchased. One of the products I bought that day has turned out to be a firm favourite of mine,

Barbara Daly Nail Polish

Barbara Daly Nail Polish in Mellow Moments* I think this colour is so pretty & would describe it as a dusky pink. Its looks quite neutral on and its such a subtle shade that’s ideal for everyday. The formula is quite creamy and I found it was opaque in two coats. Drying time was pretty quick, a couple of minutes and I didn’t smudge my nails at all which for me is quite a miracle.

This lasted a whole week on me with no chipping at all. I was shocked and I have just taken it off my nails as they need some TLC but I will be putting this straight back on which I have never done with a polish before. I think this colour is just so easy to wear and because its not too bright or dark it looks sophisticated and pretty.

I did apply my Essence Better Than Gel Top Coat and that gave my nails a glossy finish and like I said this lasted a whole 7 days with no chipping. I am going to head back to Tesco to get a few more colours and see if they last just as long.

Have you tried anything from Barbara Daly? I have tried their cream shadow sticks & rave about those too, inexpensive and brilliant quality, to read about them click here.

Barbara Daly Makeup is exclusive to Tesco, they have recently rebranded the line and released lots of new products.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Nails Inc Wigmore Street

Nails Inc Wigmore Street

This beautiful Nails Inc Polish came free with the December issue of Glamour. For a bargain price of £2 you get a great magazine (I love to read Glamour) and a Nails Inc Polish which has an RRP of £11. There were four polishes to pick from & truth be told I wanted them all but I have far too many polishes as it is, so I decided on this deep purple called Wigmore Street.

Wigmore Street is a true deep true purple shade. It is opaque in 2 coats, I found it easy to apply but It did take a while to dry in between coats. The brush was quite thin but it applied the polish nicely.  As with all Nails Inc polishes this is great quality and had good staying power, I took it off my nails after 4 days and there were no signs of chipping. I think I could have got a week of wear from this polish.

Nails Inc Wigmore RoadNails Inc Polish for Glamour Magazine

Let me know if you picked up this copy of glamour & what polish you picked.

Only Fingers & Toes

OF&T Polish

Last week I had a beautiful manicure at the newly refurbished Only Fingers And Toes Nail Beautique in Harvey Nichols Manchester. Only Fingers & Toes are a luxe premium nail brand that pride themselves on delivering quality and being 5 free. Which means their polishes don’t contain any Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP and Camphor, and also Phthalic Acid.

O.F.A.T are exclusive to Harvey Nichols and you can find their range both in store and online, they also have a Nail Boutique in the Manchester Store, which offers a wide range of Manicure and Pedicure Treatments to fit everyones budget. The Beautique is located in the Beauty Hall and is sat amongst some iconic beauty counters . Its quite the pamper destination as you have the Umberto Giannini Hair Salon, Elemis Spa Pod and Shavata Brow Studio too.

Colour Selection

I had the Classic Therapy Manicure, where you’re treated to a Keratin hand treatment, cuticle care, stress melting hand massage, shape and buff and perfecting polish. My nails were in need of some serious TLC & after they were shaped my hands were given some serious pampering and placed into gloves containing a warm Keratin hand treatment which was so good. It left my hands unbelievably nourished and soft. This is a treatment I would highly recommend.

Sapphire Nail PolishSapphire Nail Polish

It took me quite a while to pick my nail polish colour as they have a ‘library’ of more than 65 polishes and the collection comprises four ‘volumes’: Vivid, Molten, Illumine and Lustre, with new seasonal fashion colours released each season. So they are always adding new polishes to the library and extending their range. I eventually picked Sapphire* which is from the ‘Molten Collection’ its a deep purple with a slight metallic finish.

O.F.A.T The Molten Collection Polishes

The O.F.A.T polishes have ergonomically designed handles for maximum comfort, usability and to ensure the best possible experience. Brushes have been designed to give perfect 3-stroke, long lasting, lustrous coverage.

O.F.A.T Sapphire Polish

My nails look Christmas Party ready & my hands are the softest they have ever felt. Its almost a week since my manicure and my nails are still looking beautiful with no chipping. At £16 a bottle these polishes are what I would consider a luxury but if you’re budget fits or you are a nail polish addict who likes good quality polishes then you will love this brand.

O.F.A.T are the ultimate nail polish gift to give or to receive, they are available in four gift presentations,

The Classic (a single, gift boxed polish) £16
The Trilogy (3 polishes in your choice of shades) £42
The Edit (6 polishes in your choice of shades) £75
The Connoisseurs Collection (24 polishes in a double‐layer chocolate box style set) £275

You can chose from over 60 polishes and they offer something for everyone, from beautiful nudes to more vibrant colours & a beautiful selection of finishes too. You can take a look at the range & gift options here.

O.F.A.T are available to buy at Harvey Nicohls both in store and online with professional treatments available at Harvey Nichols Manchester, Grace in Belgravia, The Private Clinic in Cheapside & their flagship salon in South Croydon.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.