Leighton Denny Spring/Summer 2011 – The Gelato Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 10 - 2011

A pretty mixture of bold brights and pretty pastels make up the new Leighton Denny Spring/Summer collection.

I was sent Berry Nice and Sundae Girl

Sundae Girl is a mod-pink with blue undertones that pops nicely against my skintone without looking stark or particularly harsh.

The formula was thick yet a little sheer, a slightly strange combination and for a perfect finish it could have done with three coats which I didn’t want to give it because of the thick formula.  Nothing worse than a nail polish that looks like it’s been applied with a trowel.

Having said that, it lasted fantastically well.. 4 solid days before starting to show signs of getting a bit tired and no chipping whatsoever.

Berry Nice is a muted fuchsia and a one-coat wonder!  The down side to only applying one coat would be the visible nail ridges but that’s easily sorted with a quality base coat.

This is a great summer shade for tips or toes and anything that delivers great, glossy creme coverage in a single coat has to be a Summer holiday essential.  Wear was average but probably pretty good considering the single coat – it needed replacing on the 3rd day.

Leighton Denny Expert Nails colours are priced at £11.00 each and available online or instore at  John Lewis & selected Selfridges stores.

Are you liking the look of any of the shades from the Leighton Denny Spring/Summer Gelato Collection?


13 Responses to “Leighton Denny Spring/Summer 2011 – The Gelato Collection”

  1. Claire says:

    I actually really like the Leighton Denny polishes, and all of this new collection are catching my eye. Especially Inside Scoop – so pretty!

    Berry nice looks gorgeous on you! x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Sandy says:

    I am a fan of Leighton Denny polishes also. I really like the Berry Nice and Sundae Girl!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Jennifer says:

    I adore Leighton Denny’s nail polishes, I have so many of them. They wear really well, I always do two coats to get the true depth of colour. I love the texture of them that is slightly runny and never goes on right on the first coat with me but then you put the second one on and it is just perfect. They are self levelling so you never get lumpy application. I have 2 of the new colours (Lollypop and Berry Nice) and 3 on waiting list from QVC. I will probably get Do Me A Flavour too as I love orange.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Jen says:

    I kinda would but for that price they just aren’t funky enough…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Rae says:

    Loving Berry Nice! It’s quite unique, imo – makes me think of a really gorgeous lipstick ;)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. FragrantWitch says:

    Love the Berry Nice! One- coat is definitely fab for summer and for squEezing in a mani/ pedi whilst being a busy mum. Sundae girl looks fan on you as well!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Cassie says:

    Do Me A Favour – name’s so sassy and the colour matches the tone. I’ll probably be trawling cheaper makeup aisles for a coral nail colour dupe as it’s a colour I want to rock when the sun decides to grace us with her sunny prescence in June/July.

    Btw Charlotte, any idea when you’re doing the daily prize draw results? I’m itching to find out how lucky I was!

    Cassie x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. sherrie says:

    I love these! I saw them on QVC last week when Leighton was on and fell in love with Lolly Pop! x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. Louise says:

    I love Leighton Denny’s products!! His S/S11 collection is wonderful! I’ve got all apart from Do me a Flavour which i’ll be getting at some point. His colours are amazing and last for ages. I can’t find a favourite in this collection they are all superb!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. Rachel Neill says:

    I actually don’t like Leighton Denny varnish. As you say, it needs 3 coats to look good but then thats too thick and frankly I can’t be bothered to paint 30 nails! I bought a set from QVC a few months back but would not purchase again.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. redtiger21 says:

    I want Lolly Pop!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. em x says:

    a bit plain for me, dont look anything special or different but i’ve not tried/seen them in real life so might be pleasantly pleased if i gave them a try.

    em x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  13. Sophie says:

    huge fan of leighton denny nail varnishes :) this 2 colours are gorgeous!!! :) berry nice looks like it might be a nice colours too :) x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation Kabuki Brush Review

As far as high street brand cosmetic brushes go… I often fall back on my beloved Body Shop brushes so when I saw their foundation Kabuki …

Deal Alert: Clinique shower us with a WEEK of beauty treats!

Clinique are playing Secret Santa this week, so if you’re in need of an early festive treat, log on to Clinique website everyday this week …

Boots: The Twelve Gifts of Christmas!

Let’s face it, we’re closer to the festive season than most of us would like to admit.  Have you made any preparations for the big …

Sunday Summary and Halloween chez Lipglossiping!

Morning!  I’m not quite sure how Saturday managed to fly by so damn quickly but here we are, with a week of half-term (and Halloween!) …

Here I is!

It was good to come home last night and sleep in my own bed after 2 days up in the ‘big smoke’. I’m pleased to …

FOTD - Ben Nye Grand Lumiere Palette

Let’s make it an “of the day” day.  First the nails, now the mug. I know a few of you have wanted to see how …

Eyeko Chi Chi Polish NOTD

This one goes out to Charlie from LadyoftheLane. Eyeko Chi Chi is a rosy pink which leans slightly toward gold.  The glitter particles are chunky …

China Glaze Summer Neons collection: Pink Plumeria

I thought I’d start swatching the China Glaze Summer Neons collection with my favourite (at least from just looking at the bottles): Pink Plumeria*.  It’s …

Le Metier De Beaute - Platinum Eyeshadow

This review is about 6 months overdue… sorry about that. In late December, I treated myself to a Le Metier de Beaute eye shadow… I …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads