An at home manicure fit for the stars !

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Leighton Denny is the manicurist to the stars, he has been known to pamper the paws of Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Joan Collins. Alongside his hugely successful nail salon in Harrods, Leighton has won the nail technician of the year award so many times he was been forbidden from entering and promoted to a judge instead! When I was given the opportunity to try a polish* from his eponymous range, I was keen to see if the products would live up to his own prestigious reputation.

On my nails is " I Love Juicy " which is a gorgeous scarlet shade with a slight hint of coral red, perfect for summer. The consistency of the nail polish is luxurious and fast drying. The brush and consistency make the perfect team; the brush is delicate allowing precise application and control over the nail varnish ( meaning no scarlet fingers for even the most heavy handed people like me ! )

The best thing about the nail polish is that the colour potency is extraordinary i.e. it looks exactly the same when applied on my nails as when in the bottle. This is fantastic as I have had countless disappointing experiences, even with some extremely high end brands, where the consistency of the varnish is just too runny and the colour applies as a faded/dull version of what appears in the bottle. This means you have to apply numerous coats for it to look even vaguely similar to what you thought you had purchased! 

In the photos I have applied only one coat of Leighton Denny's nail polish with a clear base and top coat. This is outstanding, look at how potent that varnish is ! It also means you are getting more for your money as you are barely using any product...result!

I am seriously impressed with Leighton Denny's nail polish range and very pleased to say it lived up to my very high expectations. The shade "I love Juicy" will be my summer staple, perfect for my trip to Florida in a couple of weeks! Although if red isn't your thing there is a vast array of shades available on The Beauty Expert 

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend and enjoying the sun !


  1. wow i cant believe this is only one coat! that colour looks amazing, i really may have to invest in some of these! id love it if youd comment back xx

  2. That is such a beautiful colour! It's the best feeling ever when a polish comes out exactly how it looks in the bottle.

    Catherine xxx

  3. This is a gorgeous shade and the formula sounds so impressive too! x

  4. Such a gorgeous shade of nail polish! Not many nail polishes go on after one application, so this sounds like something I would want to try! Great post!

    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  5. That's incredible that it's just with one coat of polish on, it looks so good! And a perfect shade of red too, can't really go wrong with that! Hope you have a lovely time in Florida too! :)

    Frankie x

  6. I'm all over nail varnishes at the minute and this one is gorgeous. I can't believe how good it looks with just one coat. I had a similar effect with the Liz Earle polishes :) xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  7. Leighton Denny are such a good brand, they barely chip! I love this colour, red is such a statement nail!

  8. I NEED this polish! :)

    Jaki x


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