Get ready to coat your nails in some seriously wow-factor polishes this autumn and winter. Add a pop of colour with jewelled tones, channel Kim Kardashian with soft neutrals, jazz things up with heavy metals or go all festive with a blast of berry – there’s bound to be a shade you fall for from this season’s line-up. And there's plenty of mum-friendly options, too. Whether you're hoping to avoid the paint-dry-remove routine with stick-ons or are looking for a long-lasting polish, we've got you covered.
Part of O.P.I’s new season Nordic collection, this wine-red hue is a classic take on the berry trend. And with an O.P.I polish, you’re a long-lasting and chip-resistant set of nails.
Berry Hues: 609, £18, Chanel
This Le Vervins Nail Colour dries quickly (a bonus for busy mums) and lasts, too. It even features a non-spill bottle so disaster will be averted if your baby manages to get hold of it.
Berry Hues: Sensationail Gel Starter Kit In Raspberry, £69.99, Boots
One for the Christmas wish list, this kit is a brilliant way to have salon-quality nails at home – that last for at least two weeks. There are 10 gel polish applications included as well a gel cleanser, primer, top coat and LED lamp.
Jewelled Tones: HRH, £12, Butter London
Super easy to apply, this regal shade was seen all over the catwalks. For the best colour, add two coats and once the colour’s almost dry, run your nails under cold water to help them fully set.
Jewelled Tones: Green Garnet Luxe, £12, Rococo
Part of Rococo’s Christmas 2014 spellbound collection, we love this magical emerald shade. It’s very Wizard of Oz and perfect for the party season. For best childproof results, use after a basecoat and apply two coats of the polish.
Jewelled Tones: Eternity, £7.25, Toma
Rock the jewelled colour trend with this slightly shimmering ocean blue polish. It has a longer-than-usual brush for better coverage and a superior shine finish.
Soft Neutrals: Lili, £18.50, Dior
You can’t go wrong with a natural shade like this one – particularly if you’re planning to keep it on for a while and want it to work with all manner of outfits. This new Dior polish has an ultra-shiny and gel-finish that will look like you’ve just stepped out of the salon – even if you’ve just arrived home from the nursery run.
Soft Neutrals: Classy Nude, £8, House of Holland Nails by Elegant Touch
Including a nail file and glue, we love the ease of this House of Holland stick-on nail set and it’s a mum-friendly way to work the two-tone nail art trend – with no polish (or remover) required!
Soft Neutrals: Pure, £13.50, Nailberry
Resistant and quick-drying, this Nailberry polish glides on effortlessly and has a high pigmentation so you can get that snow-white shade in just one or two layers.
Heavy Metals: Disco Ball, £7, No 7 at Boots
Mix up the metallic trend with this glitter-infused polish from No 7’s Nail Effects range. You can layer it for a glittery top coat or use is on it’s own as a matte textured polish. It won't show any mistakes or chips and can be painted on very quickly, making it the perfect time saver. And no doubt your toddler will be hankering after having her tiny nails painted in the same shade…
Heavy Metals: Seduction, £15.50, Michael Kors
Formulated with a luxe glossy finish, just two quick coats of this metallic shade will give your nails some panache. This polish has got some serious staying power, too, so you shouldn’t need to touch them up.
Heavy Metals: Metal, £1, Poundland
This metallic nail colour is quick drying and surprisingly resistant – so you can apply it while your tot’s having his post-lunch nap. If you needed any more persuasion, this polish will only set you back one shiny pound coin.
Just because these beauty buys are under £10, doesn’t mean they compromise on results. High street brands give as good as they get with luxe textures, expensive-looking results and unbeatable staying power. Here's our pick of the best make-up bargains.
From metallic shades to berry lips, this season’s make-up trends are perfect for jazzing up hastily-assembled outfits and lifting tired mum skin. And they’re easy to wear from day to night and quick to apply. Result!
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When your baby is around 6 months, or in a size 4 nappy, they’ll likely be on the move and exploring their surroundings. Along with babyproofing everything in sight and having eyes in the back of your head, nappy pants should be at the top of your list.
Meet Wow Continental Travel System in Debut, your multi-terrain pram and pushchair great for both town and country. Delivering world-class performance, this pushchair has a striking continental design and is perfect for any situation thanks to multi-terrain suitability and dual suspension options. It’s built with you and your family in mind and the dual suspension mode means you can adapt to suit your environment.
b.box put the fun in functional with the creation of their award-winning sippy cup… and they didn’t stop there! What started out as an adventure for two mums to fill a product gap with a Nappy Wallet, has now grown to include a wide variety of fabulously fun products that help to make meal and travel time not only fun but gives the gift of independence to babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.
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