Recommended: Deborah Lippmann

A little while ago I wrote about the new and more adventurous nail trends that I’ve been spotting everywhere and in the process of researching them, came across a polish that I just fell in love with – Deborah Lippmann‘s ‘Glitter In The Air‘.

A super pretty delicate pastel shade of minty blue, with dusty pink and tiffany blue pieces of large hexagonal glitter as well as some tiny glittery dust in there too, it stole my heart. I should at this point say that these polishes are not new and have been storming the blog world for quite some time now, but I had always assumed I wouldn’t be able to get them as they are often featured on US blogs. Off I headed to my trusty Amazon and snapped one up for £10.75

One of the things I wasn’t sure about was whether the glitter would actually spread onto the nail as when the polish is dragged over, I worried the glitter would just be swept off the edge with the brush. Not so, a bit of strategic re-sweeping was required but the glitter goes on in a pleasingly random fashion without any need for putting on big gloopy drops of polish that take ages to dry.

The other nice thing is that even at this shade of blue, the polish is lovely and transparent. I can’t vouch too much as I haven’t yet tried it ‘nude’ i.e. without a base colour, but as you can see from the before and after pictures, even over this candy fuschia shade I was sporting when I layered the polish on, it just made the polish a slightly cooler, sorbet tone.

Next stop, my minty blue H&M polish with the glitter over it.

Best of all, even though the last time I wore glitter on my nails may well have been the nineties, this just seems fresh and pretty and rather grown up. For a bit of celebratory sparkle, hunt some down and tweet me a picture of yours @FlorenceFinds 🙂


Winter… Nailed.

Ok, so after quite an introspective and cerebral afternoon yesterday, I thought it might be time to discuss something a little more light hearted, because we women are nothing if not diverse, no?

This afternoon I thought I’d do a round up of the ‘it’ shades for your finger tips this winter and ask what are you nailing?

My all time favourite polishes are Leighton Denny – I love the colours and they wear really well on me. Jewel tones are big this season and glitter is making a come back with the Leighton Denny Atmospheric collection: Your Planet or Mine (teal with petrol multi-shimmer), Big bang (Black with Silver Glitter) and Purely Plutonic.

Probably the best received couture colour this season was Diors ‘Blue Label’ – a royal blue which seemed really fresh after years of greys. There are still greys to be had though – phew – and Dior does a real favourite shade of mine, along with this rich regal purple. Dior Vernis – Purple revolution, Perfecto and Blue label.

Once again, Blue was THE colour at Chanel, and this exclusive Blue Jeans collection was produced especially for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out – good luck getting your hands on it! Chanel Le Vernis – Coco Blue, Blue Rebel and Blue Boy.

The latest nail trend? Magnetic polishes. Nails Inc started it with Nails Inc Magnetic polish but you can get a (cheaper) slice of the action with this similar Boots 17 nail polish.

More of a neutrals girl? Well, for a massive range of nudes and beiges (plus this super sparkly party purple shade I couldn’t resist including,) try Butter London. Butter London Holiday collection – The Black Knight (Purple sparkle). Yummy Mummy (nude) and Fash Pack (putty) from the Classic collection.

And if you’re looking for something cheap, here is a Florence’s Favourite tipRimmel London Pro Colour Memory nail polishes last fabulously on my nails, come in a shade to match nearly every designer or trend led shade available and have a really wide brush making application really easy.

So readers, have you bagged any of these shades or will you be adding them to your shopping list? Do tell what shade you’re nailing today?!


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