Christmas gift guide 2017 – 4 of 7 – NAILS

I love writing gift guides, so here is a small collection of gift ideas this Christmas for family or friends, men or women.

Some of these were kindly gifted to me and others I have bought myself for my family or for myself.

I hope some of these inspire you!



Pink Gellac – starter kit


I think this is a great price for a gel starter kit, and it includes one colour. A lot of kits are over double this price. It is so easy to get a salon quality manicure at home if you can gel your own nails.

The Starter kit Contains:
1 x Primer 15ml 
1 x Dynamic Pink 156
4 x Free online courses
1 x Pink Gellac LED Lamp
1 x Pink Gellac Base2 
1 x Pink Gellac Ultra Shine 15ml 
10 x Cleaner Pockets
1 x Nail file 240-180 grid 
1 x Orange Woodsticks
10 x Remover pockets 

It really does include everything you would need and it is so easy to use.

Pink Gellac – polish


Following on from the set above, you can buy additional gel colours and they have a massive range to pick from. You could pick a glitter that would go perfect over the top of another shade ie the pick that came with the set, or you could just have one glitter accent nail. They have so may to choose, you could always buy a couple of additional colours if you were buying the set for someone or even if you wanted to learn yourself you could ask for it!

CND Vinylux – New Years’ Nails set


This set includes two shades along with a top coat. I have found CND are very high quality products and they last so long without chipping! They advertise as lasting a week but I think it can definitely last longer. Both shades are very metallic/sparkly for the party season.


I really hope you enjoyed reading and that I have given you some great ideas this Christmas!

Sarah xxx

Crabtree & Evelyn: Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn

One of my favourite scents so far that I have tried from Crabtree & Evelyn has got to be Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn.

Crabtree and Evelyn have always been my go to company for handcare. The whole range can be found here but I have been trying:

Hydrating soap

Hydrating hand therapy which comes in 25ml and 100ml

Hydrating hand recovery

I love that you can buy the hand cream in multiple sizes as the small one is handy for on the go and the larger one can be kept at home 🙂

The fragrance is described by the brand as Rose petal notes heightened with the sweet spice heat of Pink Peppercorn and Akigalawood, captured from Patchouli.

The soap is great as it leaves your hands not only clean, but smelling great. It is also very moisturising. Often soaps can dry out your hands but the shea butter hydrates your hands leaving them soft and clean.

The hand creams (hand therapy) are very moisture rich but are a non greasy formula and you can really feel them working on your hands.

The hand recovery is not something I had tried or heard of before. It is a gentle exfoliating wash to help remove any dead skin and dirt, prepping your hands for the hand therapy.

Using all of these together leaves your hands feeling amazing and smelling so good 🙂

Sarah x

Odylique lavender hand and body wash

Lavender is one of my favourite scents so I was so excited to try this lavender hand and body wash.

This bottle of hand and body wash is:

Suitable for Vegans.

Free from all sulphates, artificial preservatives, etc.

pH 5.5 – balanced to that of the skin.

Recyclable packaging.The Lavender Hand/Bodywash is now packaged in a 100% recycled UK-made bottle (which used to be a milk bottle!)

It smells great and leaves your hands/body feeling clean and soft. It is great for anyone with sensitive skin too.

I use this as a hand wash in my kitchen now as if I have it in the shower it won’t last as long.

Sarah x

Micro Cell nail repair : Try-me kit

As I usually have gel nails(which I do at home), my nails are really damaged when I take them off. It is like a vicious cycle as I take them off, but my nails look so bad I put them back on and that damages further and so on and so on. The only answer was to remove them and use a nail repair system to get them back to a good condition.

I decided to give the Micro cell range a go to see if this would help.

This four-piece Try Me Kit contains:

Nail Repair (This strengthens damaged nails and restores the protein molecules)

Nail Wonder (This top coat increases the shine of varnished nails and can be used as a groove/ridge filler)

Colour & Repair Raspberry Kiss (This polish is flake resistant , strengthens nails and speeds up nail growth)

Nail Repair Remover (This is an acetone free remover that will gently remove the polish/treatment)

The set is really easy to use and the colour provided within the set is really beautiful. After using the products for a few weeks I can definitely so an improvement and I am so happy with my nails. I am going to give them a bit of a break now and let them grow before I go back to my gels 🙂

Sarah x