Fabulous Nail Mask
We have masks for everything these days, so why not for nails?! For just £2.30 (wilko.com), you can have the sheer joy of using this Essence Moisturising Nail and Cuticle Jelly Mask, which is one of the most satisfying products we've found.
Simply massage the lovely cool jelly into nails and cuticles to help condition and strengthen, and you feel like you've had a full-on pampering session. Check out the rest of the Essence nail collection, which is packed full of lovely bargains.
Perfect Wedding Manicures
Many of us will have a wedding to go to this summer, or maybe a christening - probably something that requires pastels and pretty nails anyway.
Bright red fingernails don't work with demure dresses, so this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Destination Wedding collection is perfect for an at-home manicure. Each polish is £9.99 (Boots and Superdrug) so it's cheaper than a salon manicure, and the shades are perfect.
Choos from Nude-ly Weds, a medium nude, Ocean Daze, a mint crème, After Altar, a ...
Textured nail polishes are great for those of us who want a manicure that lasts for days without needing touched-up. Sparkles and metallic polishes tend to stick better to nails and don't show chips as much as smooth polishes.
So the new bargain Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Nail Paints, £3.99 (Superdrug) are perfect for long-lasting colour. They glisten with sparkles and the metallic hues make them almost 3D, so nails don't look flat. There are four Holographic shades - Flare, an ...
Go Nude For New Year
We like to have our nails done at this time of year, but who has the time to redo them every couple of days - or even more time-consuming, go for salon manicures?
This lovely new nude collection, Vinylux Weekly Polish from CND, £12.95 (cultbeauty.com) promises to be chip-free and stay bright for a week. That saves time, and money. Choose from four different nudes, and stay elegant right through to 2018 ...
Have a fabulous festive time ...
Cute Candy Polish
Just to give you a break from Christmas ... check out this gorgeous scented nail polish from Barry M, £3.99 (Superdrug). Part of a new collection launching on January 3, it'll cheer up the dreary days after the festivities are over.
Choose from Blueberry Bonbon, Raspberry Sherbet, Coconut Cream and Strawberry Laces - all pretty pastel shades that smell exactly like they promise. And in the lean days of January, when sniffing a sweetie if about all you'll allow yourself, these will be heaven ...
Amazing Black Friday Bargain
There are far too many Black Friday bargains for us to list here, but we've picked one of the best.
Both a lovely treat and a great gift, this library of nail colours from Barry M is £120 worth of polishes for just £29.99 (Argos). With 30 shades, from nudes through metallics and jewelled brights, it comes in a box that keeps everything need and tidy. And what makes it a real bargain is that every shade is very wearable, so nothing will go to waste.
Just think ... a new nail colour for ...
Genius Polish Removal
With our current passion for glitter nail polish, it can be time-consuming, not to mention expensive, removing nail polish. Half a bottle of remover and a lot of frustration later, we're still picking bits of glitter off our cuticles.
But no more ...! With this new bargain Peel Off Basecoat from Barry M, £2.99 (Superdrug), it's not only easier to remove polish, it's actually rather satisfying.
The idea is that you apply this as a basecoat, which protects the nails and makes polish last ...
Budget Nail Polish That Won’t Budge …
We all want a manicure that lasts for as long as possible - but without all the faffing that goes with spending time in a salon or using a light system.
Sally Hansen never lets us down, and the Miracle Gel collection, £9.99 (Superdrug) is brilliant. It now has seven new shades, all of which give a gel manicure finish without a light, that can also be easily removed. Finish with Miracle Gel Top Coat for a 14-day manicure that will be chip-free and super-shiny.
Gorgeous Summer Minis
Cute mini products aren't just for summer ... and this pretty mini collection from OPI is definitely one that will last and last.
With 12 bottles of brights, jewels and nude colours, the Fiji Mini Collection, £26.92 (qvcuk.com) has every shade to see you through summer, autumn, right into Christmas and way beyond.
Mini nail polishes are a great idea - we don't really need a big bottle of the stuff. By the end of it, we're fed up with the colour and it's usually gone gloopy or the lid's ...
Bargain Nail Colours
It's always good to have a wardrobe of nail polishes to choose from. Depending on your mood, you may want bright, sultry or neutral. And with these lovely Essence Colour Boost High Pigment Nail Paints, £1.80 (wilko.com) you can afford to treat yourself to a few.
They're long-lasting, with a super-shine finish and 10 shades to choose from. The colour is so intense that you can get away with just one coat. Our favourite shades are Instant Fun, a cheerful coral, Instant Happiness, a cool mint ...
Fab Mini Nail Files
This little Mini Matchbook of Nail Files, 99p (Superdrug) is so pretty ... and really useful. They're brilliant for keeping in a handbag or by your bedside to smooth ragged nails, or when you have a spare moment on the train or while you're waiting for someone.
They come in three different versions, so at this bargain price you can afford to treat yourself to a few so you'll always have nail files handy,
Gorgeous New Nail Shades From M&S
We love M&S Autograph nail colours, they're such great quality and there are regular new launches of different formulas and shades, so you can keep updating your nails.
The key with home manicures is keeping it interesting - if you use the same couple of shades all the time you'll soon get bored. So we welcome anything new and different.
The new Flash Gel Collection, £7.50 each (marksandspencer.com) includes seven shades of long-lasting high-shine polish. We love Ballet, a barely-...
Nail Rings For £2
If Kim K can do it, we're happy to jump on the bandwagon. Nail rings are big news this spring, and we've found a brilliant bargain.
These 3D Nail Art Charms from iZ Beauty of London are just £2 (izbeauty.co.uk) and they look fab. Just fix them to nails - we advise either a pinky or a thumb - and they'll stay there for ages.
The range also includes Metallic Studs and Charms for nails, also £2 for packs of 10, which can be set on nails on a wet top coat, finished with another layer of top ...
Perfect Party Polish
Jewel shades are the perfect way to feel festive and that little bit more glamorous than usual. Nails are the easiest way to bring daring shades into your look, and we love these new Birthstone Nailwear Pro+ polishes from Avon, £5 each (avon.uk.com).
In 12 shades, including Emerald Green for May, Ruby Red for July and Topaz Blue for December, you can cleverly match your birthday month to your nail polish. They're co-ordinated with birthstones, which makes them feel personal in a way - and ...
Wear A Rainbow …
Just look at this glorious nail polish ... it's like a unicorn has breathed into the bottle. Part of the new Models Own Holochrome Collection, inspired by the mystery of the underwater world and its ever-changing chameleon colours, this is a true bargain at £4.99 (modelsownit.com).
A kaleidoscopic polish, it changes in the light with a pearlescent, chrome finish, and gives nails an almost ethereal finish. In five shades with the fab names Nacreous, Irised, Prismatic, Chameleon and Polychr...