The Cutest Accessories!
If, like us, you shove pieces of cotton wool between your toes when painting them, take a look at these little beauties and wonder why you don't own them!
Pretty Petals are sweet toe dividers that will make you want to give yourself a proper pedicure. They're made of squashy foam that mould to fit the space between your toes, so you don't end up with smears of nail polish all over your skin. They're also easily removable, so you only have to wait till nails are touch-dry to take them out - ...
Cheaper Than … A Pedicure
Pedicures and manicures can cost a fortune if you're having them regularly, especially at this time of year when you want to change your toenail shade regularly.
To space out salon treatments, let nails go bare for a few days. Aarrgh, we hear you gasp - not bare nails! Actually, there's little nicer than beautifully clean, shiny, natural-looking bare nails.
And we've found a brilliant little gadget that gives you perfect nails in seconds. Ped Egg Bare Nails, £14.99 (jmldirect.com) ...
Nail It Like Kylie
Is there no end to the talents of the Kardashian girls?! Kylie Jenner (half-sister to Kim) has just launched her US best-selling nail polish into Superdrug, and it's flying off the shelves.
The reality star has teamed up with Sinful Colors to launch the King Kylie Nail Polish Collection. And priced at £3 each (superdrug.com), they're pretty special. There are 11 colours, in metallic and jewel shades, as well as a guide to applying the polish to get the Kylie look on superdrug.com
Nail Care Under A Fiver
Looking after nails isn't as simple as painting them every once in a while. Like any decorating, the preparation is the most crucial part. That's why nail care products are so important - but it's more about spending time than money.
You can have wonderful nails for under £10 - just look at this lovely new collection of bargain nail care products from Kiko Cosmetics. Everything's under £5 (kikocosmetics.co.uk) and the range includes White Look, an illuminating base coat, Fast & Shiny, ...
Go Coconuts For Nail Polish!
We're definitely getting into the summer mood here at Bargain Towers! And there's nothing that shouts summer better than coconut. Remember all those beach holidays of your youth, coated in coconut oil, before you knew the facts about sun damage!
These new nail polishes from Barry M are a safer way to bring a little coconut into your life. Packed with coconut oil and coconut water to hydrate and condition nails, the Coconut Infusion collection, £4.99 each (Superdrug) come in a nine lovely ...
Festive Nails For £2.50
For an instant Christmas makeover, these nail wraps come top of our 'I'm too busy looking after everyone else' list.
They're delightfully festive, take a couple of minutes to apply, and guaranteed they'll make you smile every time you look at your nails. From House of Fraser - you may have seen them on the Christmas TV advert - each pack has four pages of stickers, with a total of 90 tiny stick-ons. They're currently reduced from £5 to a bargain £2.50 - we can't do the sums, but that ...
Still on the gold theme this week, this nail polish gift set takes metallics to a whole new level.
For a bargain £10 (Debenhams.com), this Models Own set contains four Chrome molten metal polishes, in Rose, Gold, Silver and Indigo shades - and they're absolutely gorgeous.
The difference with these polishes is that they give a liquid metal effect - a little like gluing tin foil to your nails, but much more elegant than that. They're perfect for Christmas time, when you can get away with ...
Dress Nails Up With Summer Blues
If there's ever a time to wear blue on fingers or toes, it's summer. It's a cooling shade that contrasts perfectly with a light tan, and it's a bit different to the usual reds and oranges.
This range from Lottie London is part of their new Poolside Perfection collection, and this shade, Tomboy, £5.99 (Superdrug) is a glorious sea blue that has lovely depth after two coats.
Other shades in the collection range from sparkly silvery blue to pale baby blue, all of which are completely ...
The Perfect Summer Nudes …
Nude nail polish is brilliant for summer ... on fingers or toes, it leaves nails looking clean and manicured, and works with anything you choose to wear.
Barry M have a selection that includes every nude you could wish for, from barely-there shell pink to a deeper taupe. And they're all priced from a bargain £2.99 to £3.99 (Boots and Superdrug) so you can afford to treat yourself to a couple.
Nude looks great with a light tan, so if you're faking it - which we hope you are! - invest in ...
The Perfect Polish
We are loving this gorgeous Baby Blue nail polish from Collection. It's perfect for summer toes or fingernails, and bang-on-trend with its icy, pastel hues.
It's a real bargain, at £1.99 (Boots and Superdrug), especially as it's called Up To 7 Day Wear Polish, and lives up to its name. For such a well-priced nail polish, it lasts amazingly well. You'll get at least three chip-free days, and then, with touch-ups, you'll get up to a week - and much longer on toenails.
Don't be afraid to ...
Sweetest New Nail Colours
Marks & Spencer do nail polishes really well. They’re bang up-to-trend shades and long-lasting – but still very well-priced.
The newest shades from Limited Collection are the Jelly Bean Polishes, £4 each (marksandspencer.com) and come in five shades – Raspberry, Lemon, Spearmint, Grape and Orange Fizz. They have a semi-matte finish, so they’re not super-shiny like many of the gel polishes around at the moment.
While gels are great, they often chip quickly and can be more ...
The Latest Nudes
Nude nails are big news this summer, and there are lots of pretty pale shades around.
The new range of Trends nail polishes from Essence is brilliant value at £1.79 (wilko.com) and has six shades of nudes from soft apricot to rose shades and brown tones. They're all soft and subtle, and make nails look clean and neat.
Have A Play With Pastels …
Summer is a chance to play around with nail polish shades, trying out colours you may never have gone for before, such as pastels. Pastels only really work in the summer, they're too wishy-washy in the dull days of winter, and pale shades don't work with the darker clothes we tend to wear in winter.
This glorious Garden Party Nail Polish Collection from Mavala, £4.75 each (johnlewis.com) has the perfect shades to go from spring into summer. There are six floral colours - Jasmin, Begonia, ...
Real Gold Nail Treatment … for £8!
It's not often you find 18-carat gold products for under a tenner. While these are for your nails rather than your fingers, it's still a bang-on bargain.
This new Sally Hansen 18K Gold Nail Hardener, £7.95, contains real flecks of gold to lock in moisture, strengthen nails and help healthy nail growth. The gold particles create a solid, shatter-proof shield so nails are protected, and grow stronger and more quickly.
It has a hint of sparkle, so can be worn alone, or over nail polish for ...
Sweetest Shades For Nails
This picture may make you want to tuck into a big gooey slice of cake ... but take a closer look at the nail polishes ... which are calorie-free!
The lovely new Icing collection from Models Own, £4.99 each (Superdrug) is five pastel shades to take you into spring. Choose from Peach, Nude, Lilac, Pink and Mint. They're all very pretty and work well on short, square nails. Two coats give the perfect wash of colour.
A quick tip ... pastel shades can make your hands look paler, so mix a ...