#MidweekManicure: Candy Combo

Candy coloured nails are bang on-trend this season and look so so cute and girlie. What better way to bring some happy colourful nails to go with these lighter evenings and crisp bright days than to paint them like little love heart sweets!


This look is really simple and works with lots of Summery pastel colour combinations. After using a base coat by L.A.Colours, I applied two coats of the candy shade nail varnish to each nail. I definitely recommend using a base coat because it not only prevents the nail varnish from chipping or peeling quickly, it helps to strengthen your nails and help them grow. Since recently taking a lot more care of my nails, by treating them with cuticle oil and using a base and top coat whenever I paint them, my once-SO-weak nails have gradually become stronger and stopped breaking!

The candy colours I chose my striped nail look were Barry M’s Strawberry shade and Rimmel London’s Sweet Lavender 60 Seconds polish. Both varnishes were quick dry and easy peasy to use! I particularly love the fat brush by Rimmel London because it helps to cover your whole nail with just one stroke. Next time I might try a mint green and powder blue shade together. What candy colours will you try?

Love Leeanna xo

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#MidweekManicure: Hand to Toe Shellac

I love love love having shellac nails- the varnish just keeps your nails looking fab and shiny for ten times longer than standard polish! That’s why I normally always get a shellac mani and pedi before any holiday so I know I won’t suffer from any bare or ugly chipped nails while i’m beaching it up. Unfortunately I’m not going anywhere abroad soon… instead the beauty pamper was an Easter present from my lovely mum and I decided to make use of it in preparation for my sister’s birthday celebration in Bournemouth.

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I went for a bold coral shade on my fingers and peachy coloured toes… topped with glitter of course. I thought everyone who would be out on Saturday night would appreciate these summery statement nails because I just loved them.

I had already planned on wearing my peep-toe strappy heels so couldn’t resist designing my toes to sparkle the night away.  Pastel shades are the ultimate holiday paint and with a little glitter it can take them from the beach to the cocktail bar. You will definitely see these shimmering bad boys out for Ibiza this summer!

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And if getting our nails done wasn’t enough pamper time for me and my sister, we treated our hangovers to a relaxing spa day at Norton Park in Winchester on the Sunday. We thought we deserved a massage and facial after all that dancing and champagne in Bournemouth. 😛

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Hope you all have a lovely week!

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Classic White

I absolutely love white nails in the summer and since it’s been so sunny lately I felt it was time wack the classic shade out.

White nail varnish looks so fab against tanned skin and is great for getting heads turning with the bold statement look. Plus white goes with anything so you don’t have to worry about changing your nail colour to suit bright patterns or fancy prints of your outfit- giving you the perfect everyday summer nail shade. I loved the bold classic shade against my monochrome skirt to create a smart and sophisticated workwear look.

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I used the NYC Expert Last Nail Polish for my manicure and it’s really great value! It was under £2 in Superdrug and can easily last up to week with no chips! I can’t stand when one of my nail’s paint starts to chip off or peel… not a great look! So this bottle is definitely a favourite of mine.

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I found this picture on Instagram and absolutely loved this statement manicure!

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If you want to go bolder and really get eyes turning pair the white with some glitter for special occasions and nights out! The next time I paint my nails white I am definitely going to try this look… you can never have enough sparkle!

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Easter Nails

Easter is all about pretty pastel colours, Spring flowers and of course CHOCOLATE!! Oh how I can’t wait for this weekend to come after giving up chocolate for lent! I think I am going to absolutely gorge the whole of Sunday!

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This week I decided to give my nails an Easter makeover with Spring pastel lilac shades and purple glitter to create a speckled effect on one nail of each hand (a little bit like a mini egg nail!)

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I used Rimmel London 60 second Sweet Lavender shade and Primark’s Beauty polish which I got in a Christmas nail set. I love going the extra mile to make my nails stand out by adding some sparkle or another colour. I think the purple-tinged glitter polish looks just great against the subtle pastel shade to create these statement Easter party nails.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend and happy 1st of April!!

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Coral and Sparkle

I went into this week feeling really unwell with symptoms of tonsillitis- something that likes to regularly haunt me- so I needed a pick me up with some bright and pretty nails.

imagePeachy coral shades remind me of the summer, which brings me happy thoughts of the beach, sun, cocktails, and parties. Oh I can’t wait for the summer time again!

I decided to spruce up my girlie manicure by adding a bit of silver sparkle to one of my nails on each hand. You can never go wrong with glitter- in my opinion it’s a life essential for every season!

Rimmel London’s 60 second coral shade is perfect for Spring/Summer 2015 and does what it says on the bottle… it dries fast so if you’re like me and can’t sit still for very long it is the perfect paint! I used Avon’s grey sparkle varnish which also comes with a magnet stick to create ripple effects- great for parties!

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Have a happy Wednesday everyone!!

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Spring Shades

I am totally obsessed with having my nails painted at all times- I just don’t feel right without any nail varnish on and being lucky enough to have a huge box of paints I like to change the colour atleast twice a week!IMG_1041

Lately I’ve definitely been sticking to lots of darker shades to match the cold winter season but I think it’s time to suit my happy mood and go for something a bit brighter and bolder!

My favourite colours for the winter have been matte grey, dark ruby red (wacked this out for valentines weekend) and sparkly silver- you always have to have one favourite glittery nail varnish for the Christmas and New Year party season!

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But I do think it’s about time winter’s muted tones were pushed to one side for the sorbet and candy colours to be worn.

I know its not quite spring yet but all this lovely sunshine is making me too excited 1) because spring means my birthday is coming and 2) because it’s definitely the warmest and sunniest time of the year in England.

My favourite colours for this upcoming spring season have got to be the pretty pastel shades. Candy colours for Spring are never going to go out of trend- they look too gorgeous in the sun especially on tanned hands.

Here my top 5 buys:

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Topshop Nails in Blue Rinse and Nails in Prestige £5

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Barry M Speedy Quick Dry £3.99

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Dior extreme wear limited edition Porcelaine shade £15.30

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Avon Magic Effects Collection £6

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Nails Inc Nailkale £15

I absolutely love this Barry M mint green- totally brighten up my week!

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So whether it’s chalky lavender, powder blue or candy pink, there are plenty of gorgeous shades you’ll have your eye on this Spring.

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Valentines Nails

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Today a manicure is exactly what I need after such a manic day living in London with the tube strikes.

With all the lovey doveyness going around, getting excited for valentines plans and choosing cute his and her gifts, I decided to paint my nails RED.

I love red nail varnish especially in the colder seasons because it will always add some bright colour to a more dull winter wardrobe of coats and jumpers.

What colour is your mid-week manicure?

Love Leeanna xx