Sunday, 17 June 2012

Leighton Denny - Coral Reef

Ladies in the UK have been spoilt this Summer, we have a choice of nine top quality nail polishes free with fashion magazines!

Today I am showing you my latest acquisition: Coral Reef by Leighton Denny, which came free with July's issue of Harper's Bazaar. This is my first nail varnish by this beauty expert and, unlike the free polishes by Ciaté and Nails Inc I got this month, Coral Reef is actually part of the S/S 2012 collection and retails at £11. So you really are getting a bargain!

I have to say I am not a huge fan of the bottle. I think it looks a little dated and, although this has no reflection on the quality of the product inside, it would not grab my attention on a shelf. Having said that, the nail varnish itself is very good, goes on smoothly and evenly and offers optimum coverage in two coats.

This colour is a coral red shade with a pink shimmer which makes it very glossy indeed. I am not sure this is very me, but I have a feeling it might grow on me after a while. My husband reckons it would appeal to an older audience, but it's a matter of taste I suppose. I feel that is it so summery it makes my hands look tanned. See for yourselves:

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Brand: Leighton Denny
Collection: Castaway
Name: Coral Reef
Type: Creme/Shimmer
Colour: Coral red
Pantone equivalent: N/A
Make Up Alley rating: N/A
Potential dupes: Zoya Nicole, Nicole by OPI The Right Thing and OPI Bright Lights Big Color definitely look more orange.
Free with the July 2012 edition of Harper's Bazaar (£4.20)

I used:
1 x Save the Nail Eau So Hydrated Base Coat
2 x Leighton Denny Coral Reef
1 x Save The Nail 45 Second Top Coat

Canon EOS 450D - 50 mm - f/1.8 - ISO 200 - indoors- no flash - daylight


  1. Que hermsos te quedan los rojos!!!

    1. Gracias! Todavía no me acostumbro a verme con éste...

  2. Pero... Glew sabe de esmaltes tambien!!! :D
    Te queda lindoa a se si a todas las manos, pero a vos si. Con una solera me lo imagino... aunque con el clima que tenemos aca no me imagino sacarme la campera de lana! ajajaja

    1. Glew es experto en esmaltes! Sabe de terminaciones, marcas, etc etc :-) Y también me habló de un vestido floreado, así que están de acuerdo! Hoy salió el sol acá, che... pero lejos de pelar lino y ojotas ;-)

  3. Qué lindo color! No conocía la marca, me gustan las botellitas cuadradas/rectangulares pero la tapa es feita eh! Súper veraniego, te queda muy lindo!!!

    1. La botellita es medio de jovatelli, no? Lástima que el verano duró un suspiro...