Last Christmas there were no parties to attend but this holiday season things should be a lot different. We’ll be able to dress up, get our glam on and actually go out. One thing I really enjoy having is a striking festive colour on my nails. My go-to choice of nail colour is red and of course, it is a perfect colour for Christmas and the New Year. I do like to mix it up a little and use 2 or 3 colours on my nails so that I can have an accent colour. My choice this year is this Lady Showbiz Nail Polish Duo ‘Love Duo‘.
This duo consists of two red gel effect nail polishes. An absolutely gorgeous shade of red called ‘Red Carpet‘ and a stunning glittery red in ‘Good Luck Charm‘.
Lady Showbiz ‘Love Duo’ Gel Effect Nail Polish
‘Red Carpet’ – Gel Effect Nail Polish
‘Good Luck Charm’ – Gel Effect Nail Polish
Of course, alongside this duo, I also got the Lady Showbiz 3 in 1 Base Coat, Top Coat & Strengthener ‘Rock N Roll. I always make sure to use a base coat and top coat when doing my own nails. It’s an added bonus that this one also strengthens the nails as well.
‘Rock N Roll’ – 3 in 1 Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Strengthener
All Lady Showbiz gel effect nail polishes are cruelty-free, vegan and free from 12. I also love that they donate a percentage of their net profits to charity too.
20% Profit Of Lady Showbiz Net Profits Goes To Charity
We donate 20% of net profits to charities who improve the lives of people and animals in the UK and around the world. When you support Lady Showbiz by purchasing our ethical products you are making a positive change for your own health and the wellbeing of others and our environment – Beauty with a purposeSource: Official Website
Coverage & Wear
The coverage really impressed me as I only needed to apply one coat of the ‘Red Carpet‘ red. It gives such a beautiful high gloss finish. I applied ‘Good Luck Charm‘ glitter red over all my nails except my ring finger. My nails looked great, even if I do say so myself! 😀 To be honest the photos above don’t do them nearly enough justice. The glitter looks much better in person, it was just tough to capture it in a photo. They are long-wearing too and it was over a week before the polish chipped. I often have trouble with nail polish adhering to my nails at all. By that I mean, I can actually just peel the polish off my nails with little effort. I think it has something to do with the moisture/oil in your nails if I remember correctly. However, to date, this is the only brand of polish that stays on my nails properly!
Make Sure to Prep Your Nails Properly
If you find that your nail polish peels and chips really easily then you should make sure that you are prepping your nails properly before applying your polish.
- Clean your nails thoroughly – use a nail polish remover
- Use a Nail Dehyrdator & Primer– this will remove oil and moisture from your nail, you can also use rubbing alcohol instead of nail dehrydator
- Apply a base coat – you can also lightly buff your nails, making them rougher so that the polish has something to grip to.
- Apply thin layers – be sure to let them dry properly between each application
- Don’t put your hands in hot water – the nail bed expands and the nail polish will shift with it. Try and leave at least 2-3 hours if you can.
There are several shades to choose from as well as some other duos. So, there’s something for everyone no matter your favourite colours. These Lady Showbiz duos would make a perfect stocking filler. You could, of course, also treat yourself. After the year we’ve all had I think we deserve a little pampering, don’t you!