Just Nice Things

Blogging on beauty & lifestyle since 2009

Category OPI

Brooks & Brooks

A perfect wash and blow-dry can do wonders – it transforms your appearance and hide the sins of not having had a hair cut in months. Like me. Last week I was invited to award-winning hair salon Brooks and Brooks for a wash and blow-dry and I turned up with bad looking hair – always a good start. The salon is tucked away on a side street close to Holborn tube station and the surroundings makes it feel like you are walking through a boutique arcade. Brooks and Brooks, which opened 10 years ago, has recently undergone a £120,000 make-over. There

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Miss Merx’s manis

I keep staring at my nails…would you just look at them? Isn’t this the finest manicure you’ve seen? This is the work of Mercedez Merx aka Miss Merx, fellow beauty blogger and a freelance nail technician who doesn’t cut corners in her job and is passionate about keeping nails healthy. Mercedez has years of experience under her belt and is OPI trained, and she has worked with some big clients and counts some amazing ones in her loyal list of customers. A few weeks ago I whinged I hadn’t enough time to sort myself with a manicure for my friend Lisa’s

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Fantasy Fire & Eiffel For This Color

The life of a beauty blogger means buying things and getting round to trying them months later so when Max Factor’s Fantasy Fire caused much excitement earlier this year, of course I got sucked in. I haven’t dabbled in layering much (and Fantasy Fire is precisely a layering polish) but this little gem is one hyped up product I want to stock up on. I picked OPI’s Eiffel For This Color as the base colour, which is beautiful on its own with deep plum and purple tones… …and with one coat of Fantasy Fire it sizzles. With flash it looks

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