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 of the week: Lilac leopard

 More leopard on the blog! Yay! I never tire of that print, but it is nice to get some variation…. so we have lilac!
This mani was still from when I was in Brasil and it is another one from Rosângela, the “family” manicurist. As i emntioend before, she has a huge range of lovely nail art “stickers”; they are actually hand painted by another lady on base coat and plastic, and Rô buys them to apply on to clients’ nails.

The nail polish is a beautiful shade of lilac called Lavanda from Ana Hickmann; it is creamy with some light silvery sheen to it.

Although it is leopard print, I found this quite delicate and discreet, as animal print go. I think applying the design over colour made it stand out less. Love it!