Category: Nails

19th November 2015

United Beauty Gel Touch Top Coat

   I’d love to be able to do a complete gel manicure at home, but sadly, I remain the cack-handed muppet I always was, and the thought of having to do all that cuticle-work and tidy-up and preparation makes me a little light-headed.  Luckily, one of my good friends is Nails by Miss Merx, so whenever I fancy a full-on gel manicure, it is to […]

27th August 2015


Nailbrushes.  They’re not really the sexiest of products on the planet, are they? I think every household has one gently mouldering on the side of the kitchen sink, very rarely used, and unloved.  Bruzz aims to change all that. A unique design with soft, slightly vanilla-scented bristles on three sides Bruzz will get your nails cleaner than ever before, without spattering the entire room you’re […]

17th March 2015

An introduction to Tweezerman

Think of Tweezerman, and you think of tweezers.  Well, I do.  Just tweezers.  Well, it’s sort of in the name really, isn’t it?  You can imagine my delight, however, when Tweezerman recently sent me a parcel containing all kinds of goodies, and I was surprised, not to mention delighted, at just how extensive their range goes.  Basically, anything you need for your eyebrows and nails. […]

19th January 2015

New Year, Old Me

By Tindara: Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me you will be utterly bored with all the “New Year New Me” nonsense and be wanting to shove anything “detoxing” up the jacksie with a rolling pin. At least, I think that’s what they’re recommending; I tend to switch off after someone mentions a detox. Instead, I’ve decided to do the exact opposite and track […]

7th November 2014

Lacquer Lab’s Novella Collection

By Emily Lacquer Lab is a brand I must admit I hadn’t come across before; the shame! Founded by mother-daughter duo Amanda and Emily earlier this year, they produce toxin free (AKA, free from the five main nasties: Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene or Camphor) fashion-focused varnishes that are seriously ticking my polish boxes. The best bit; they are made in the UK! […]

23rd October 2014

Guerlain Christmas 2014 – L’Oiseau de Feu Topcoat for nails

There’s been a nail polish in the last couple of Christmas collections from Guerlain, and this year is no exception.  Last year we had the sublime Sulfurous which might just be one of my favourite nail polish colours ever.  This year, there is a pale gold polish in Coque D’or, and this, a gold-leaf topcoat L’oiseau de Feu. Now, straight off the bat, I’m going […]

15th October 2014

Autumnal Tones from Barry M A/W Collection

By Emily I’ve given in. I will no longer shiver because of my bare ankles every morning, I will not shun my cosy coats and thick socks because I refuse to believe it is no longer summer. You know, October. Now that I’ve accepted it, I am ready to embrace all things Autumnal and Wintery – fireworks! Matching gloves and scarves! Bobble hats! Every time […]

30th September 2014

Nail Effects with IZ Beauty of London

By Emily A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to the launch of IZ Beauty of London’s new collection of nail effects at The Sanderson Hotel in London. Other than nails, my other favourite thing is pick and mix, so imagine my glee when I arrived to discover a table piled with nail amazingness and jars of sugary delights! It’s like they knew […]

2nd September 2014

Storage Week! Nails …

We’re a nosy bunch here at Get Lippie, so when we were mulling over makeup storage recently, our editor requested – nay, demanded – we all get out collections out for the lads, as it were.  So this week, sit back and enjoy perving over total strangers’ makeup collections.  On the internet. We’re kicking the week off with Emily, our nail-obsessed newest addition to the […]

6th August 2014

Leopard Print Nails with Nails Inc, Barry M and Sally Hansen

By EmilyLeopard print nails are a bit old school now…but still a favourite of mine! Every time I leopardize (made up word) my nails I get a huge amount of compliments, and no-one ever thinks they are hand-painted! So if you want to add a bit of Grrrrr to your mani, here’s how!First up, two coats of polish, you can choose any colour you like, doesn’t have to […]

25th June 2014

Nail Candy by Donnie & Ginny Greer (and introducing Emily!)

So, I’m always getting asked if people can do guest posts, but when you get waylayed by the birthday girl at her own party, begging to do nails for the blog, you can’t really refuse, can you? So, without further ado, I present you the latest addition to the Get Lippie team, the gorgeous, the incomparable, the INCREDIBLY TALL, Emily Maben! By Emily I don’t […]

5th August 2013

Guerlain Christmas 2013 – Nail Polish 861 Sulfurous & UV Topcoat

  This year’s Christmas Collection from Guerlain is a little departure from the classic Guerlain designs. Taking its theme as “Crazy Paris”, it’s a celebration of colour inspired by the sights and sounds of the brand’s home city. Packaged in shiny black accented with glints of neon pink, it consists of an eyeshadow palette, a nail polish and top coat, a new Rouge G, a […]