Love your hands? ..... Love tax-free nail polish deals ....
As any style-conscious woman knows, going out without a coat of impeccably applied nail polish from Barry M, Leighton Denny or OPI is like taking a walk without shoes. Don’t let your precious, hard-working hands go out naked • treat them to a new lick of colour (or a conditioning treatment from Clarins or Nailtique) with the great deals available at airport tax-free stores.
To get the upper hand on the nail polish stakes, first decide what your priorities are. Durability, a lasting finish, a chip-free top coat, sought-after shades or a unique shattered finish?
If time is of the essence, choose a Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel from Revlon. They also produce a fun and limited edition range of Scented Nail Enamels in fresh and fruity fragrances.
To achieve a flawlessly chic, precision-glazed look, it has to be the unmistakable, silver-topped range from Nina Ricci. Top off their Nude nail base with a Nina Ricci Brilliant Lacquer, from an evocative palette of shades including Violet Nocturne and Mauve Taffeta or the subtler Beige Natural for a sleek, salon quality finish.
For hands oozing catwalk or Hollywood glamour, the brand adored by celebrity stylists is MAC. Not for wallflowers, these nail lacquers come in a cacophony of colours including Purple Majesty and Deep Sea. With precious pounds to be saved with airport offers, you won’t need a celebrity salary to enjoy them, either.
If your hands need to work just as hard as you do, Max factor’s ‘3 in 1’ Diamond Hard Nail Polish is the one for you, with a durable finish that delivers made-to-last colour in classic hues like Wine Red.
World-class fashion designers recognise that your nail polish collection is as important as your wardrobe, so seek out their tax-free deals and in-flight exclusives on your next holiday or business trip. Chanel’s Laque Brilliance Extrême is silicone enriched to give incomparable shine, whilst its timeless Le Vernis nail polish has bioceramides to improve durability and comes in Rose Confidentiel and Rouge Noir. If more of a lover of all things Italian, opt for Versace’s Nail Collection in its distinctive, gold-topped bottle.
For advanced long-lasting formulas paired with intense shine, Lancôme’s Le Vernis (perhaps in Candy Cane or Rouge Madeleine) comes in a luxurious new pack so will be a great addition to your vanity case. For more eye-catching finishes alongside your favourite block colours, dip into Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Nail Lacquer collection, perhaps with a Shimmering Bronze or Metallic Sage.
If you like to be the first (and hopefully the only) woman in your social circle to sport brand new shades and innovative finishes from the most prestigious names, then Jessica Cosmetics is what you should be buying • made even sweeter by tax-free airport offers. Known in the US as the ‘First Lady of Nails’, Jessica’s Nail Polish ranges include a fabulous top-coat to create a shattered effect. Their GELeration Essentials Kit helps you achieve salon quality manicure results in your own home.
Save your next designer nail polish purchase until your next trip to an airport tax-free store to ensure you never again pay hand over fist to give your hands the supermodel makeover they deserve.