Mum Knows Best!

My followers on Instagram all know that I’m a lover of well groomed, perfectly polished nails and Leighton Denny became my favoured brand since buying my first LD polish over 10 years ago. Since then, I have collected most of Leighton’s collections and I often review them on my Instagram page.  As a new mum to beautiful twin girls I have not had much ‘me’ time in the last 15 months. Therefore, I was delighted when I was invited to do a guest blog post to let all of you know about my favourite LD products.

Firstly, I love Lip Dual, which has a lipstick and lip stain on either end of the bullet. My favourite colour is Impeccable Pink, a matte apricot, pink shade that suits my pale skin tone perfectly. As the lipstick and the lip stain are very highly pigmented they can be worn either on their own for two different looks or can be layered together for maximum impact. I always apply the lip stain first and then the lipstick over the top and my lips feel very hydrated and moisturised. Although the colour has a matte finish it still feels very creamy and not drying at all.

I was blow away by how much I loved the Sun Believable Sun Kiss Me Gradual Tan. I use the medium shade, which I feel was made for my pale skin. The product applied so easily to my face and body and I was delighted when it developed to a golden glow to my skin that looked natural and sun kissed. As the product is rich in Anti-oxidants and Aloe Vera my skin felt very hydrated and nourished... and the Sicilian Lemon Oil means it has a gorgeous scent without that biscuit smell normally associated with self tanning products.

LIGHT & DARK OriginalWow, wow, wow...!! I can’t stop smelling myself. I love it and have been wearing this perfume every day and night. It’s a very empowering fragrance that has confidence boosting Mandarin and White Pepper. It has citrus top notes and a heart of Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily and Rose that make this the perfect feminine scent. I have received so many compliments on this perfume!

Last but by no means least… As a LD nail colour range fanatic it would be impossible to choose just one favourite colour. I own hundreds; almost every LD colour and I know most colours by name. Butterfly Wings and Best Seller were my first purchases that got me hooked. The quality is amazing! The colours are very highly pigmented and are easily applied and streak free. I always use topcoat however; even without topcoat the polish on its own has a very high shine.

I started to use Leighton’s nail care range when they became available and my go-to treatment when wearing polish is the Hydra Flex Regime to keep my nails in good condition while wearing and removing nail colours. However, my two hero treatment products are the Renovate & Duplex Buffer and Intense Manicure Oil. I always think your nails look much prettier if your cuticles are in good condition. Therefore, I use manicure oil throughout the day, which is not only just hydrating my hands but also my cuticles and nails too.

After applying all these products, I now feel like a yummy mummy for the first time in 15 months. I really hope you have enjoyed reading about my favourite LD products and I look forward to reading your comments below about yours!

If you would like to keep up to date with all my Leighton Denny finds and colour swatches, you can follow me on Instagram: @Fifty_Shades_Of_Nails.

Bye for now, Tracy. Xx