Thursday, 16 February 2012

Crushed Grape, whatever the season. Free Leighton Denny Manicures

There are times when I spend ages trying to find that first sentence on how to start a blog post and others, like tonight where billions of way to start a blog post comes bustling in my head and I am overwhelmed. Please excuse me for I am very excited tonight. It's been a while since I've played with a Leighton Denny nail polish and I forgot how good it was.

When the gorgeous Nic, from
Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog told us informed us about the Magazine Freebies offers in March 2012, I got a bit hot under the collar: 3 shades of Leighton Denny nail polishes can be yours for free, if you purchase a copy of the March 2012 edition of Red Magazine (£3.80)


Nic warned us that the actual magazine with the free polishes would be hard to track down but being a massive fan of Leighton Denny, I was not going to give up so easily. I was lucky, they had some in my local Marks and Spencer and I managed to get my hands on 'Crushed Grape' a dark berry polish and a lilac polish annoyingly called 'Whatever'.


I can't explain in words the delight it was to experience 'Crushed Grape' and 'Whatever' on my nails: smooth, creamy, easy peasy to apply, opaque in one coat, dries fast, only £3.80. What more can a girl want? Well perhaps spending some time en-tête-à-tête with Leighton Denny himself.

I didn't do any clean up whatsoever on my manicures, (it probably shows but I would be quite happy to parade with my nails like that) I went really sloppy with it so much so that it felt like that the polish applied itself. I am in love, totally in love. As a consequence of my infatuation, I am going to leave you with an avalanche of photos.

Crushed Grape in all its glory, one coat only:



Now with slightly warmer lighting


and this is, ‘Whatever’. I am not going to lie. I feel the name doesn’t do justice to the beautiful shade and finish. Again, this is one coat. I know!!



Now with warmer lighting



If you have not yet tried a Leighton Denny polish and can hunt a Red Magazine with freebies in, you will not regret it. It will probably be the best £3.80 you've ever spent   



Needless to say, if the
third free shade ‘Vamp’ had also been available at my local Marks and Spencer, I would have also bought it. Let me know if you managed to get your hands on it, I would love to see!  

Leighton Denny, will you marry me?

What? Leighton Denny nail polishes in 'Crushed Grape' and 'Whatever
How much? Free on purchase of Red Magazine, March 2012 edition, £3.80

Where? I don't know. In some Marks and Spencers. xx



Miss drifted Snow White said...

wow these do look amazing! bet i wont be able to find 2 copys of the mag that will even have the freebies in them - wish they kept the freebies behind the counter and u would buy the mag and then they give u the goodies to avoid people stealing them!

Jude said...

Absolutely love Crushed Grape, I will be on a mission to track this down at the weekend :) xx

Nic, Strawberry Blonde said...

Oh my they look beautiful on your hands Liloo - want want!! Thanks for the mention sweets xx

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

Oooh thanks for letting us know about this...will have to go on a magazine stalk today - I LOVE Leighton Denny polishes too! :-)

Pandora said...

These look amazing! Thank you for posting! I especially love 'whatever', you're right, what a stupid name for such a lush colour x

Jennifer said...

Lovely colours, if I see this mag I will have to get them too. I love Leighton Denny, proper mega fan here!

Leighton Denny named Whatever because he would get clients in and when asked what colour they wanted they would just say 'oh whatever...' so then he made the shade Whatever.

Ana said...

That Crushed Grape is pure love!

CherrySue said...

I went and found Red in Dublin tonight but there was no free polishes :( So disappointed.

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