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Post  StripyJules on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:37 am

I appear to have acquired an actual 'stash'...

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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:38 am

I lem your Leighton Denny's
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Post  StripyJules on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:43 am

The Leightons are very satisfying to store! All lined up like mummy's little soldiers. And room for more yet...
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Post  starrystarry on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:50 am

Drool.
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Post  alisi on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:10 am

I'm going to get a stash soon! What's your favorite shade out of all of those?
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Post  Sam on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:18 am

And a very expensive stash from the looks of it lol. If you're looking to down size, then we're all here to help of course Very Happy
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Post  StripyJules on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:41 am

Shocked Mine I tell you. Mine! My precioussssssssss....

Actually, I was thinking when sorting these (new storage drawers bought) that I very rarely pay full price for polish. There are a few of Nails Inc's 'lucky dips' there, the six-bottles-for-£15 jobs. A LOT of magazine freebies (Leighton Denny, Nails Inc, Ciate, Jessica - then stroll round distributing duplicate copies of the magazines to various dentist's/doctor's waiting rooms). QVC TSVs for Leighton Denny and OPI, and I lurk on eBay and places like Fragrance Direct online for Essie (£1.99? Yes please!), OPI, Butter London, Jessica, Sally Hansen and the like. TKMaxx can be good for a rummage too.

Another good source is Christmas gift sets that come up in the January sales. Last year I got a very plush Mavala gift set which had £30 worth of polish in it, along with about another £35 worth of base/top coats, quick dry, hand cream and so forth for £15. Sold to the drooling woman who can't get to the till fast enough. That was Debenhams, I think.

It has taken a few years, which is why looking at the collection like this was a bit of a shock! They crept up on me... Embarassed

As for a favourite shade: absolutely no idea!
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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:58 am

I got my Leighton Dennys from TK Maxx, £11 for 3 and a Matte top coat, don't mind if I do.
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Post  starrystarry on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:30 am

I think we could do with a separate photo of all those LDs. Lined up so we can see the colours. Please.
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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:47 am

I agree!
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Post  Jasmina on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:13 am

I don't have 1 single LD polish- I feel like this is a crime- perhaps I should rectify it ha ha

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Post  shoppingaddict on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:56 am

Jasmina wrote:I don't have 1 single LD polish- I feel like this is a crime- perhaps I should rectify it ha ha

Nor do I. Never seen a colour which has caught my eye...
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Post  StripyJules on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:48 am

I have some photographed (not very well!)...

Crushed Grape

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Rebel

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Gorgeous Grape

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(There's a bit of a purple theme going on here for some reason)

I think this is called Glamorous? Glamour Girl? I'll check. Glamourpuss! That's it.

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High Maintenance

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Just Perfect (what its called, not my application, which is frankly pants)

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Oh, not LD but had to have it because of (a) the name and (b) it goes with my dog: Zoya Jules

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Doesn't really suit me though! Hey ho.

Please excuse my rubbish application and icky fingers: I get terribly dry hands, which never get any better at putting the paint on!

I will try and do bottle shots of the LDs in the light tomorrow.



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Post  Babafette on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:13 am

StripyJules wrote:High Maintenance

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That colour is gorgeous. I don't own a single Leighton Denny polish either......... I will do soon though as I loved the one above so much I just bought it on eBay! Laughing Embarassed
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Post  StripyJules on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:01 am

Ok here are the Leightons...

Leading Lilac, Supermauva, Rebel, Hello Dolly, High Maintenance, Picture Perfect, Caugh Red Handed, Indulgence, Saturn Seduction, Feel the Burn.

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Crushed Grape, Viva la DIva, Just Perfect, Glamour Puss, Inkjet, Coral Reef, Gorgeous Grape, Berry Ice, Lollipop, Plush Pink

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Not Tonight, Supermodel, Little Minx, Butterfly Wings, Stormy Weather, It Girl, Starkers, Your Planet or Mine, Sugar and Spice, Indecent Exposure

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Undercurrent, Sensual Glam, Diamond Rose, Diamond Ivory, Zero Gravity

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Creme de la Creme, Romantic Glow, All About Me, Just Perfect (again), Striptease, Bronzed Babe, Bestseller, Rebel (again)

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Misbehaving, Pleasing Purple, Sugar Babe, Vamp, I Love Juicy, Viva la Diva, Rampant Rose, Unmatched Mocha

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My favourites are High Maintenance, Sugar Babe, Rebel and Vamp amongst the darker colours, I find them quite forgiving to work with for deep shades. Bestseller is a cracker of a sparkly red with a bit of pink to it, also very easy to apply. Starkers is a great nude with a whitening effect. One day I will have a car the colour of Inkjet! Great blue. Diamond Rose is his best sheer iridescent, on me, anyway. Just Perfect and Lollipop are the best corals I own.

The ones I'm least struck with are, mostly, the ones that everybody else seems to rave about, or which created the most fuss when they came out! Supermodel is one of THE taupe nudes, but it just doesn't look right on me. Ditto Your Planet or Mine which looks like it's going to be a lovely oil-on-water-peacock type duochrome but on me just looks kind of black and sludgey! I have never 'got' the fascination for Butterfly Wings, either; it is pretty in the bottle but makes my yellowed nails look even yellower. A few of his more 'natural' shades have a tendency to throw yellowy on me, I stick to Starkers mostly, which doesn't.

Of the LD top and base coats (which I didn't bother photographing), Undercover works really well as a base coat but I find it tends to dry out my nails badly after a while of using it - which they do NOT need - so I stick to One for All which you can use as a top coat as well. Crystal Finish is nice, but not fast enough drying for clumsy me but is okay with his fast drying spray or Miracle Drops. His polishes do work well with other brand base and top coats, too, I've not had any that haven't agreed and given me shrinkage or bubbling or anything.

On the whole I like my Leightons; I find it easy to apply and it does last well without chipping on me. The famous Crystal File is lovely, too.

The one major failure I had with LD products was the Brilliance range (for the aforesaid yellow nails). The polish remover wasn't as good as his normal one, or other, cheaper ones I've tried; the wash-off Serum brightener made my nail beds sore and tingly and the basecoat chipped very early and took the polish on top with it. Because of that it only got used twice so it didn't make any difference to the yellowing either.






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Post  starrystarry on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:38 am

Thanks for the nail porn pics Jules, that's a hell of a collection!

I've got a few of those. I know what you mean about Your Planet or Mine. Looks amazing in the bottle but not as nice on the nails. I love Butterfly Wings but I never wear it on it's own, always over something else. It looks great over black, turns it a kind irridescent blue.
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Post  Babafette on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:53 am

I feel I must reprimand you StripyJules - since your stash post I have inexplicably started acquiring Leighton Denny polishes.......... Wink

I just don't know how it happened! Suspect Embarassed
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Post  StripyJules on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:59 am

I don't know how I did it either!

But it's a slippery slope....
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