Leighton Denny Temptation Collection

Sunday, September 15th 2013 0

New AW13 shades

If you're prone to a spot of QVC Beauty, like me, you'll know all about Leighton Denny, king of nails.

Whilst interning last summer, I met Leighton and he was an absolutely lovely man. He demonstrated his upcoming AW12 shades on my hand, then kindly said he would send me some pieces to try. I thought it was terribly kind of him, but didn’t hold my breath – this was the Leighton Denny after all. Lo and behold, I arrived the next morning and found a bag filled with goodies addressed to ‘Rose, Vogue Beauty Intern’. For that reason his polishes always hold a special place for me, but sentiment aside they’re truly fantastic.

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Leighton is an award winning nail technician and manicurist to the stars, and you can tell he knows nails inside out when you try his products. (If you haven’t got his Crystal Nail File yet, you need one, asap.) His new collection boasts an array of shades that aren’t what they seem – here’s the low down…

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Lilac Lust
My pick of the crop! I can honestly say that no-one that I can think of has got a shade like this. It’s a very full coverage white-lilac shade that comes up with high shine due to a silver shimmer undertone. The shimmer is very soft though, this isn’t metallic or glittery, just quite pearly in finish. One coat was enough to give a complete coverage (and I cheated and went over a dark shade so that’s saying something).

Lilac Lush

Hypnotic
Another divine shade, this one really glistens in the light. When you first glance at the bottle it appears to be a metallic emerald green, but when it captures different lights you detect both blue and violet shimmering undertones. It’s what you’d expect a mermaid’s tail to look like. Use 2 coats for a perfect finish.

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Mutual Attraction
The most trend-focused of the bunch, this shade has captured AW13 to perfection. Another misleading little shade, what appears to be a warm mushroom brown is injected with a flash of bright pink shimmer. Team this with your muted Autumn neutrals to add some va-va-voom to your manicure. 2 coats will leave you glossy for days on end.

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Attention Seeker
And now for a classic festive shade, this high shimmer pink-red will see you through Autumn, Christmas, New Year’s and the rest. It is one of those effortlessly chic shades that will add ladylike glamour and decadence to any outfit. If you wear gold jewellery you’ll love this one – I’ve noticed that it gives my rings an extra pop.

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Whether you’re opting for snowy nails, an on-trend addition or classic shades, there’s something for everyone in the Temptation collection. While you’re there be sure to check out his cuticle oil (I use mine at least every other night – the citrus smell is divine).

Find Leighton’s new shades at www.leightondenny.com and tune in to QVC Beauty to let him talk you through himself.

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