Blogger of the day: Leigh

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

With all the wonderful products out there, we asked Leigh from beauty blog to share her top five nail products with us.
Leigh blogger of the day

“I’ve never been big into orange but finally found a hue that works for me; Avon Speed Dry + Nail Polish in Orange You Fast. I love that it literally dries in seconds so I can paint it on in my car (when parked, obviously) and then emerge at any function with a perfect-looking mani.”


“When it comes to top coats, little else beats Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat for a gel-like shine. I’m not sure if it’s available in South Africa as I always buy it on eBay along with Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed Ultra Quick Dry Top Coat. Just two slicks and BOOM, your mani is bone dry!”

“Another Essie favourite is Exotic Liras. It’s the perfect cross between fuchsia and red and if I’m in a bikini, chances are this is on my toes.”

Magenta. Sort of
“In the summer time, I love wearing Essie’s Splash of Grenadine. It’s a hard colour to describe; kind of like a blue-toned, lilac-y magenta. It looks great on my fingertips regardless of whether I’m tanned or not.”

“I’m obsessed with red nail polish in winter and team it with lots of black, gold and leopard-print clothing to create a look that’s instant ‘Cruella DeVille-inspired Glam.’ I’ve tried a zillion shades of red but the colour I keep coming back to is two or three coats of Yardley Stayfast Nail Polish in Romantic Ruby.”

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  1. Cupcake

    I am enjoying the Essie shades, theres a wide variety to choose fro and with the base coat and top coat the colour can last for days.

    5 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    I too am a slave to red nail polish so I can relate in that sense and I’m gonna try out the Yardley Stayfast Nail Polish in Romantic Ruby.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Leigh’s blog is the only one that I go back to consistently. She’s so honest and funny, I really enjoy that. I rely quite a bit on her feedback on products when I want to try something new and so far, I haven’t been disappointed when following Leigh’s advice.

    5 years ago •

  1. de Vos

    Essie is great, but yay, there’s something that dries quick!

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love Essie, they have some really great shades.

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I love this woman, she is funny, quirky and reading her posts are always a pleasure. Cool article, thank you.

    5 years ago •

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