Chanel Garconne Le Vernis Nail Polish Review & Swatch

I have a very short post for you all today, but one that I have been looking forward to sharing with you since I posted my little review of Chanel Organdi. My manicure of the week in Garonne is one of the latest additions to the Chanel nail polish line, and is a lovely colour and unlike any other in my collection.

Garconne is a grey colour with warm undertones.  The coverage is lovely and rich and applies very easily and gives a lovely smooth streak free coverage.

To achieve this particular finish I applied two coats of the Garconne nail polish and a top coat of Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat.

You can purchase the Chanel Le Vernis nail colour for £18.00 from Chanel counters nationwide.

Talk to you all soon x


Pretty Honest Beauty Blog January Product Of The Month | Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File | Review

I am a little behind with awarding the January Pretty Honest Beauty Blog Product Of The Month, but there is no mistaking who wins! My product of the month is the Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File. I have not looked back since using the foot file from her range and still, all these months later, love it and derive all the benefits as much as I did from initial use.

After much research I discovered Margaret Dabbs also have an exciting collection of products for the hands. I thought I would try out the crystal nail file, and I am absolutely delighted I did!

The file is slim, relatively lightweight and very effective. I use this file on both my hands and feet ensuring I only file in one direction.  I find that this file gives a smoother and finer finish to my nails and makes shaping them incredibly easy. I have filed my way through many nail files in my time and this one is by far the best. I do not feel this file puts any pressure on my nails when filing them, as minimal pressure is required in order for this to work.

You can purchase the Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File for £12.00.  This file will last for some time and for an item that gives such salon quality results is an absolute bargain!

You can purchase the Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File from various outlets including and Margaret Dabbs online.

Margaret Dabbs is fast becoming one of my most trusted brands, and I can’t wait to try out more from her range.

Have you tried the Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File? Do you have a favourite product from her range that you can recommend? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Smith & Cult Pillow Pie Nail Polish | Review

Smith & Cult Pillow Pie Nail Polish Nail Varnish Review Swatch Above it all top coat

For todays post I wanted to share with you all another Smith & Cult nail polish.  Pillow Pie is a lovely powdery pink that looks simply gorgeous on the nails.  Finding that perfect opaque soft pink is actually quite hard.  All too often the colour I am expecting from the bottle is not what translates to my nails and the pink is much more sheer than what I really want.

As you know from my previous review of Doe My Dear , the nail polishes are 5-free meaning they are free from nasties that are quite often found in nail polishes.  The bottles are absolutely drop dead gorgeous with each lid being unique in shape. They look stunning on my dressing table.

Smith & Cult Pillow Pie Nail Polish Nail Varnish Review Swatch Above it all top coat

I used two coats of Pillow Pie and one Above It All top coat.  The colour did not drag and went on streak free. The nail polish is very highly pigmented and glossy. The top coat really plumped the colour up and added exceptional shine.

You can purchase Smith & Cult Pillow Pie from Space NK and Selfridges for £19.00. I would recommend this colour if you are after a shade that makes your hands look clean and tidy and one that matches any outfit!

Have you tried any of the Smith & Cult nail polishes? Do you like this particular colour? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Margaret Dabbs Professional Foot File and Discovery Kit – Review

Margaret Dabbs Discovery Kit, Foot File and nourish nail and cuticle serum

Summer holidays are just around the corner and we all know what that means….the need to make our feet pretty!  Margaret Dabbs is a leading foot expert who has groomed the feet of the rich and famous in her Spas in London and Dubai.  I was first introduced to the wonders of this collection watching QVC.  Margaret Dabbs demonstrated her foot file on a model showing how hard skin can be turned to powder in seconds!  This product looked just too good to be true!  I have always liked to look after my feet but with flip flop weather getting increasingly closer I decided to buy the foot file and discovery kit from  I am so impressed with it and couldn’t wait to share it with you all!

These luxurious foot care products have been expertly formulated to give healthy looking feet. Using organic emu oil for its anti-ageing, moisturising and healing properties, and scented lemon myrtle, these products will give you amazing long lasting results and beautiful feet.

Margaret Dabbs Professional Foot File Review

The Margaret Dabbs Professional Foot File is priced at £24.  It is designed using compressed crystal technology. It is absolutely wonderful at removing hard skin from the feet effectively but safely. The foot file is made from stainless steel and very easy to use.  It comes with some replacement foot pads however you can also buy a pack of 10 replacement pads priced at £10.  It is important to use this file on dry skin.  I am fairly heavy handed with the foot file paying particular attention to any areas of hardened skin.   It really does turn troublesome areas into powder.  It is important not to immerse the foot file in water as it will damage the effectiveness of the crystal technology.

Margaret Dabbs Discovery Kit Review

The Margaret Dabbs Discovery Kit is perfect for trying a wide range of products.  This kit is priced at £39.00 and includes the hydrating foot soak, exfoliating foot mousse, intensive hydrating foot lotion and the intensive treatment foot oil.

I like to pour a small amount of the foot soak into a bowl of warm water and soak my feet for about 10 minutes.  I rub some of the exfoliating foot mousse into my feet paying particular attention to my heels.  A little really does go a long way.  It is a very gritty product that leaves my skin glowing.  After rinsing any residue away with warm water, I then apply some of the lotion all over my feet and finish with the foot oil.

Nourishing nail and cuticle oil- Review

Finally, as a little extra I added the Margaret Dabbs Nail and Cuticle Serum priced at £12.00 to my nails.   This product is handbag sized and perfect for building up the strength of my nails.

These products are widely available through outlets such as Feel, QVC, Space NK or direct from Margaret Dabbs website.  If you are interested in buying these products and live outside the UK you can purchase from Net-a-Porter who will ship internationally.

I can honestly say the Margaret Dabbs collection are the best pedicure products I have ever bought and are worth every penny.  Maybe one day I might get to visit her Spa in London?! One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to buy more products from the collection!

Thank you Margaret Dabbs for making such fabulous products that give me the ‘Spa Treatment’ at home!

Talk to you all soon x

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