Being a nail polish addict, I was happy to receive a couple of the new Leighton Denny limited edition nail colours 2016, which is inspired by “The Roaring 20’s”, for the Autumn/Winter season.
A bit about the brand : Leighton Denny won British Nail Technician of the Year 3 years in a row in the early noughties, and became a judge in 2004. He went on to work on celebrity clients and fashion shoots, then decided to launch his own range, leighton Denny Expert Nails, in 2005. His nail laquers and treatments are of a professional quality, and led him to be awarded an MBE in 2015, for his contribution to the nail and beauty industry. The range continues to bring quality treatment products and fashion lead colours.
Leighton Denny Nail Collection Autumn 2016
Leighton’s new A/W collection is inspired by The ‘Roaring 20’s”, a period of economic growth post WW1, especially in big cities like London, Paris,New York and Berlin. Fashion and socialising were key, focusing on glitz and glamour, Jazz music, Art Deco, and a time when Flapper girls redefined woman. The fashion code became more relaxed post war, and much was influenced by Art Nouveau and the likes of Coco Chanel. Women started to have fun with glamour and the way they looked. The LD collection features 7 different shades : Tinsletown, Speak Easy, Let Your Hair Down, Moonshine, Crazy Times, Prohibition and Rebellious Heart
I’m pleased to share 2 of the glam shades for this collection…
Leighton Denny The Roaring 20’s ~ ‘Prohibition’
This is a deep, slate grey is a sultry yet classic shade ideal for day or night. Two coats of this look chic and sophisticated, pretty much going with anything from a winter wardrobe. The formulation provides pigmented, glossy colour that is self-levelling, and free from Tosylamide Formaldehyde resin, Camphor, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.
Leighton Denny The Roaring 20’s ~ ‘Tinseltown’
This is a dazzling holographic glitter shade, ideal for adding some glamour to a nighttime nail look. Containing tiny pieces of glitter, the effect is dazzling with hints of purple, green and gold. Great over other nail shades, or, gradually built up on it’s own, over a clear protective base coat. Again, a good formulation thats easy to apply, and free from Tosylamide Formaldehyde resin, Camphor, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.
The holographic glitter shade of Tinseltown, can be used to jazz up a ring finger, tips or to experiment with arty stripes.
Before applying a treatment base coat and my nail colour, I shape my nails with Leighton’s Crystal nail file for a smooth free edge. After the polish application, if I’ve made the odd mistake, I simply tidy up with Leighton Denny’s Precision Corrector with tiny brush, which is so effective and handy to perfect the look. To get a faster dry down, I use either his Miracle Drops or Miracle Mist, fab if you want to do your nails and need to dash out.
Below, I’ve played around with Tinseltown, adding it to another of Leighton Denny’s shades, Ink Jet, a vibrant blue which is also a fashion trend colour this season.
These fab shades and the rest of The Roaring 20’s collection, can be purchased at Leighton Denny Expert Nails retailing at £12 per full size 12ml bottle.
Are you ready for some new fab nail colours for the A/W season?
*post contains pr samples, plus my own purchases