Sunday, 12 June 2011

First Try - Leighton Denny

This week my Leighton Denny experience has gone from one product to four! I had purchased my first polish from his line last month, 

Inside Scoop from his SS11 Gelato collection. It's a lovely pale pistachio ice cream green, I have worn it and I got a few compliments on the colour and I did enjoy the shade but it took three coats.

Last weekend I was reading the Obsessive Cosmetics Disorder blog and Leanne had mentioned that she had enjoyed using a trial size of the Leighton Denny Essential Remover and would purchase the larger size! I started to wonder if  a higher end polish remover would help with my sensitive cuticles and since I change my polish every few days, maybe more if I'm honest, it may be gentler on my nails.

I've had it a week now and I love it! I smells really good and it has essential oils in it and is very conditioning for my cuticles and I have definitely noticed a difference this week, I must have used it four times on my hands and twice on my toes. It smells of lavender and is lovely! It was priced at £5.50, which I didn't think was too expensive, I'll see how quickly I get through a bottle but for the extra couple of £'s over a cheapy one, the difference it makes is worth it for me!

I also purchased the Crystal Nail File. This was out of necessity rather than choosing this particular brand. I have had a large glass Nails Inc file for a few years and I have recently lost it, I know it's in the house but I have driven myself mad looking for it!! I hate emery boards, I promise once you use a glass file you can never use an emery board. I honestly think it was the best nail purchase I have ever made, although expensive at the time, they should last forever, unless you sit on it or loose it!!

This one is smaller than my lost one and comes in a plastic case, a great idea as I sat on my very first glass file and totally broke it! To be honest I prefer the Nails Inc one, it's a little more abrasive and I feel it files a little better and easier. It was £12, which is comparable to the Nails Inc one.

Also this week I purchased Harpers Bazaar magazine which comes with a free Leighton polish. After much deliberating between the three other colours, a taupe and a red, I picked Do Me A Flavour a hot orange.

Also from the Gelato collection, this polish is worth £11. I love the colour, it VERY bright! Great for the summer and orange it such a hot colour this year. A couple of nails went streaky and could do with a third coat but I left it at two.

So far I have been fairly impressed, I'm not sure I would purchase any more colours form his line, I don't feel they are particularly unique and I feel they aren't worth the £11 price tag. The other thing that puts me off the line is the amount of useless packaging that the products come in. Everything comes in a clear plastic box which it totally unnecessary and must push the price of the product up. The polish and the remover do not need extra packaging.

I am interested in trying the Renovate, that helps to restore and protect the surface of the nail.

Have you tried any Leighton Denny what are your favourites.


1 comment:

  1. I have never tried Leighton Denny products but Inside Scoop looks gorge! I may have to try the polish remover so look forward to a review on it.

    I am going to have to hit the supermarkets 2moro, so many good freebies with the mags this month! any other reccomendations?