Are your nails in need of some TLC?

Nails nail nails. I went from a through and through red nail polish gal who could never picture a nude on her nails to a lover of all colours, shades, finishes and art.

Thrilled is not enough to describe me when I opened the box with these gorgeous essie TLC nail polishes.

Treat, Love and Color is a lovely range that requires nothing but itself for a great natural manicure. Its advanced formula with collagen and camellia helps cares for the nail, brightening and working on strength, brittleness and dryness in the long term.

And you apply directly on to the nail, no need for base coat. I tried three beautiful sheer pearlised shades: tonal taupe, is a gorgeous taupe with gold shimmer; see the light, is a classic pearlised light beige and good as nude, is a pretty warm toasted beige with gold shimmer.

The formula is great, which is expected we from essie, and application easy because of their fab brush. For sheer shades, I noticed a good colour and pigmentation pay off with 2-3 coats.

I didn’t miss a base coat but I always think a topcoat is a good idea and even though I didn’t use one to try this, I probably will normally. I’m sits well on the bare nail and mine were rather happy with the product!

Durability with no base coat is decent; a few days of mani totally in place then it stares to nick in places.

You can get the essie TLC range at Boots and Superdrug and they cost £8.99 each.

written by Dani

You know the drill, but I’ll say anyway: this post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Nails: nude and rose gold

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsHow long has it been since I posted nails on the blog, you ask? Let’s not talk about that. Let’s just say it is so long I am no longer entitled to call these type of posts nails of the week.

In fact, I’ll touch on it. Known for my ever colourful nails, I took what can be considered a sudden turn for the worst for a nail blogger: I fell in love again with plain reds and nudes.

Yes, there you have it. And is not limited to nude and red. Any simple, plain, block colour I will be all over.

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsSo I bring you my latest in a string of nudes; the pretty essence I ❤ Trends “The Nudes”  pure soul (o5).

This is a fabulous very light peach beige has very subtle pink shimmer undertones that are way too pretty. It is however, quite sheer by nature, so I needed four coats to reach a deeper colour.

As most light nail varnishes, it stains a bit on the first coat, less on the second than pretty much nothing from the third.

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsIt dries pretty quickly (especially taking into consideration how many coats I used) and last well. You wouldn’t believe this nail polish is only £1.80. Yes, you heard it.

To finish the look off (and take the edge of the plainness), I added some cute essence nail stickers which cost only £1.30 (!!!).

These are met’ addict and it is basically a pack full (more than 65) of tiny and delicate rose gold outlines of classic shapes like hearts, rectangles, circles, chains, stars, triangles and others.

nude and rose gold nails - somanylovelythingsI put a double heart on my ring finger nail and a single one on my indicator.

So there you have it. Nails. breaking the dry spell. I hope to post more from time to time, but only if they have anything interesting.

And while I’m at it, I must confess I had never before tried essence products. Have to say I am rather impressed by the quality and the value for money.

Their range is superb, covering most corners of beauty and there will be popping up on the blog soon.

You can get essence in the UK at Wilko. This nail polish is part of their “The Trends” line and it is limited edition, once it’s gone, it’s truly gone.

And while you’re at at it, you can see all my nail art, paint jobs and designs here.


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Nails of the week: nude

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Yes, you read it right. Nude. Nails are nude. Plain and simple nude.

Initial plan was to make the nude a base for some art then I was so taken aback by how pretty this polish is I can’t even remember what art I was going to do…

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Nails of the week: Ted Baker That’s a Wrap in Nude Oil Painting

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It has been a while since I wore nail wraps, so what better than going back to it than these gorgeously girly Ted Baker That’s a Wrap flowery nail polish strips?

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Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc


Everything Posh touches turns into gold, and after making herself a very reputable career in fashion, VB collaborates with Nails Inc to launch two exclusive nail shades.

Judo Red (tomato) and Bamboo White (off white), inspired by her SS15 Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection, can be snapped up from the shelves this Monday 08 December (yeah, that soon!).

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