Autumn in New York

I’ve mentioned my fondness for Jessica nail products in previous posts, but I had to give a little mention to the new autumn collection, even though I’ve yet to try them! Each season, Jessica releases a new colour collection and there is always one I am looking forward to trying. This autumn, the ‘Autumn in New York’ collection (and if that doesn’t tempt you…) is one of the most colourful of the recent lines, and of course, it’s inspired by the season in the Big Apple. The new collection features six new shades;

Autumn In New York range shot

Soho in Love – a pale pink with great nude undertones (this is the one on my shopping list!)

NY State of Mind – a blue-tones steel grey creme

Broadway Bound – a bright red almost coral with a slight shimmer

Mad for Madison – an espresso deep rich brown

Meet at the Plaza – a wearable evergreen

Blue Harlem – an opulent navy blue

Each polish is priced at €12.95 and are available from salons nationwide or online at


Top 5 Nail Colours for Christmas Sparkle

It’s the one time of year when each and every one of us can get away with a little bit of sparkle, and whether you’re hoping to cover yourself from head to toe in sequins or just offering a discreet nod in the glitterati’s direction, festive nails are a fun way of getting into the seasonal spirit. With that in mind, it was nice of our friends in the nail polish world to put all the glitter and sparkle of Christmas time into their brand new collections. These are a few of my favourites!


Ted Baker’s Nail Duos come with both a base shade and a glittery top coat. The double layering system means the glitter looks built up without the multiple applications! The collection comes in three different shades – Blue Moon and Spacedust, Cherry Bomb and Sugar Rush, and Golden Girl and Totally Twinkie. All colours are available from Boots at €10.50.


I’m a big fan of Jessica nail products and love the colours in their Christmas ‘Glitzy Effects’ collection. With six shades to choose from, these glitter polishes are designed to be worn as a top coat over your favourite nail colour. Each shade will set you back just €7.15 (plus VAT).


Ideal for wearing over a colour or layered on its own, I am loving the new luxeffects collection by Essie. Each glitter shade has multiple glitter flake shapes which make for an interesting finish! There are five fab shades to choose from, all with ridiculously cute names. And although I’ve yet to try, I’ve heard all good reports. Priced at €9.99 each.


Maybelline have also joined the glitter club with their new Color Show ‘Brocade’ collection of sparkly fingernail festivities. With four different shades to choose from, this collection is a little different, as it offers more subtle sparkle than sequin flakes. Use over a base colour or layer it on for a full shimmer effect (€5.99).


If you’re any good at playing around with nail art, INGLOT’s new Nail and Body Art Spangles are the best way to add festive sparkle to Christmas party nails. There are ten different pots of glittery sequins to choose from and they come in different shapes and eye catching colours. Priced at €13, the spangles can be applied directly onto a base colour adding sparkles and texture!