Non-Toxic, Vegan Nail Polish for £1.60
More of us are caring about the impact of cosmetics on our skin, and vegan formulas are hugely popular. But they don't have to cost a fortune.
This vegan, non-toxic gel polish from essence is just £1.60 (wilko.com) and comes in a massive choice of brilliant shades. Just think how many you could get for a tenner …!
Celebrate The Colours Of The Season
Just look at this gorgeous rich brown nail polish - it just shouts out autumn. Sally Hansen have come up with a really beautiful Modern Neutrals Collection for their Color Therapy range, £8.99 each (Boots).
There are six shades, from creamy vanillas to warming taupes, and each polish has lots of goodies to keep nails healthy. Shades include Cashmere Calm, Diffused Light, Falling Deep and Dusty Plum, and they are the loveliest jewel shades we've seen this season.
Super-Duper Bargain Nail File!
We've just discovered the Masqd nail range and it's fab! The Peelable Nail File, £4 (Boots) are reusable, as when they get used, simply peel the surface off and they're sparkling new nail files!
The whole bargain range is a little different, and it's difficult to make nail accessories interesting. Check it out - and look out for 3 for 2 deals at Boots.
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-...