The Weekend Edit #7: Date Night Ready Nails

When you’re going out on a date, whether it’s for Valentines Day or to celebrate an Anniversary like I did last night, it’s important to have tidy looking nails.  Well manicured nails adorned with chip free polish show that the wearer is well kept, pulled together and has put a lot of thought into their outfit, right down to their nails.

This week, three products have really stood out in my nail care routine and have allowed me to create gorgeously girly Valentines Day nails.  I’ll show you my full manicure routine in a later post as for now, I want to tell you all about the products that have been rocking my world this week.

The first product is the Organic Manuka Honey Cuticle and Nail Solution from Dr. Organic at Holland and Barrett.

The Manuka Honey line from Dr. Organic never fails to impress me.  My Holland and Barrett points card regularly tots up the rewards through over use on this range.  The Cuticle and Nail Solution are no exception to this rule.  It’s an intensive treatment that works hard to protect, condition, moisturise and nourish the nails and cuticles.  It contains manuka honey, pure honey, virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e, tea tree oil, african coffee tree oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and sunflower oil, all of which are known for being great at nourishing the nails but many make this nail oil antibacterial too.  I keep this in my bag and apply it every day while I’m at my desk at work.  It dispenses through the nozzle as an almost oily gel like formula and when massaged into the nails and cuticles, my fingers are left feeling and looking visibly improved.  It really helps to eradicate dry, flaky, cracked nails and when used with a buffing block, it really promotes ridge free nails too.  They appear healthy, shiny, moisturised and in great condition- ready for painting!  As well as making your nails look AMAZING, it smells incredible too and the scent lingers on your nails throughout the day.

For date night nails, I’ve found a combination of two nail polishes have been working well for me this week.  Both are by Nails Inc from Debenhams and House of Fraser.  The polish on the right is China Town and the polish on the left is Princes Arcade.  I layer up two coats of China Town and one coat of Princes Arcade, the pink diamond shade from the Nail Jewellery line, and they really do make my nails looks sparkly, very feminine and perfect for a night with the one you love.  Both nail polishes have an average drying time and they took a good few days before they started to show any wear which I was really happy about.  I’d definitely recommend this combo girls.

And the result?  Date night ready nails.

What are your favourite polishes for date night nails?

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  1. EmmaMarie
    February 17, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    LOVE the pink diamonds! I'm getting abit bored of just using plain pink nail varnish so i may have to invest in some of this! x

    • WhatLauraLoves
      February 17, 2013 / 9:30 pm

      Go for it hun, seriously transforms a nail polish xxx

  2. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 / 10:50 am

    Loooovee this combination of polish! So lovely, girly but also cool! x

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