Tag Archives: Nail Crushes

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#NailCrush: LoveYourNails water& air permeable nail lacquer review

So you must have seem a few pics of the new LoveYourNails water/air permeable nail lacquer on my Instagram recently. I got a chance to try them out and am so excited to be sharing this review with you gals!!

First of all, let me just say that I am the worst at applying polish! No matter how many times I do my nails I always end up with one hand looking alright and the other looking well… a mess!!

When I applied my LYN lacquer however, I was quite impressed as to how easy it went on… the brush is just the perfect size and dispense the perfect amount of polish per stroke! I did 2 coats in 2 minutes and both hands look ‘salon-perfect’!! The coverage is also excellent. I deliberaly did not apply a base or a top coat and boy, they look completely opaque and glossy! It also dried pretty quickly…

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LYN (Love Your Nails) has managed to come up with a really cool formulation they call Ch2olor Complex which allows air and water to pass through the lacquer and reach your nails. This in turns means your nails can breathe, it keeps them clean AND they won’t get brittle or stained. Pretty cool hey?

The colour selection is also quite nice I must say :)

And after wearing the polish for 3 days it did start to come off a bit… only just because I am one of those weird people that wash their hands 50 times a day (which to be honest everyone kind of should do but that’s beside the point) so when it came to the big event I was hosting this week, I decided to take it all off and re-apply.

Removing it was super quick and easy! Much easier than your regular polish so that’s a big bonus cos I hate it when I have to rub that damn cotton pad for half an hour. Plus it did not stain my nails which regular polishes tend to do. Plus it just makes it so much more easier to re-apply or change colour 😉

It then lasted a good 3 days looking good!

Now I have had a few questions as to whether this polish is ‘halal‘ and can therefore be worn during prayer… I’m afraid I cannot answer that question as I certainly wouldn’t want to give out incorrect information.

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Love Your Nails lacquers can be bought through their Facebook app (here) or Souq.com (here).

Price is AED49 per bottle (bargain!) and the set of 4 is for AED 196. 

Let me know if you’ve tried them and what you thought of these!
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#NailCrush: CND Shellac’s Forbidden Collection Launch

Loving the campaign’s tag line: “Unravel the mystery of innate desires and express glamour with CND’s Shellac Forbidden Collection!” 

Looking at the new CND Shellac’s collection, I can totally relate! You may remember a previous post on CND Vinylux new collection for Fall/Winter? See here if you haven’t. Well, I am SO very pleased to say, the same sultry, deep & sexy colours are now available in Shellac form!! YAY!

I recently attended the CND Shellac Forbidden Collection launch at the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis and was treated to my very first CND Shellac manicure!


First of, I had to chose a colour… gosh that was hard! With 6 different ones to chose from, all featured on the runways during New York and London Fashion Weeks, I took me a while to pick not 1 but 3 colours – Dark DhaliaTinted Love andNight Glimmer (the first one as the main colour on 4 out 5 fingers, the second for the ring finger on each hands and Night Glimmer as a French-manicure style tip).


In terms of manicures, I probably tried out everything and, up until a few months ago, I was a huge Gelish advocate! A manicure that lasts for 3 weeks? Yes please! However, it kind of took its toll on my nails, rendering them very brittle and fragile.

Chatting to the lovely CDN Vice Presitent, Denise Dente, I was assured the CNC Shellac was different! It does not damage your nails, is easy to remove and lasts as long as a Gelish  manicure does.

Chatting to CDN Vice Presitent, Denise Dente

Chatting to CDN Vice Presitent, Denise Dente

The whole process only took 35 mins which is amazing! The first coat takes about 10 seconds to dry and then the next 2 coats take 2 minutes each and you’re done!


2 weeks later, my Shellac manicure is still going strong with very minor chipping and the colour is still very shiny. How amazing!!


The CND Shellac manicures & pedicures are available across all leading spas and salons in the UAE including my favorite De La Mer Day Spa for AED120 or AED230 for a mani-pedi combo)!

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