Over the last few years nails have come right into the forefront of fashion and are almost as important an accessory your shoes or bag. With hand painted designs from WAH Nails, and Nail Porn; nail wraps from Minx, and Nail Rock; and straight colour with gel nails and the old faithful nail polish. We’ve picked out a selection of products you can use at home so you can switch and change as often as you like!

Nailease have launched their new 3D Diamante and Metallic Foil nail wraps! Much like 3D art, these new 3D designs stand out from the nail and have a textured finish – a new take on the original nail wrap phenomenon. They are quick and easy to apply with no heat or drying time needed, perfect for girls on the go wanting to give their nails the extra wow-factor. There are over 30 new designs to choose from, all designs can be seen at

Get celeb inspired nails in an instant with Nazila Love Glamour’s Nail Glitz! Innovators of nail art and pioneers of all things nail-related, Nazila Love Glamour, has recently launched their fabulous collection of 3D Nail Glitz stick-on nails. The designs are fresh and funky but thankfully require minimum upkeep and don’t involve a celebrity nail technician! The collections start from £9.99 to £29.99 RRP and are available to buy from

butter LONDON is synonymous with British fashion and a rock’n’roll lifestyle with impeccable eco credentials. The high fashion colours of its ‘3 Free’ nail lacquers (free of Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP) have led the brand to develop very strong links with the fashion industry.  Butter LONDON’s fashion friends include Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Betsey Johnson, Vena Cava, Calvin Klein and Issa amongst others.

Get the salon look at home with the SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish kit The Starter Kit contains everything you need for 10 gel applications, to create a glossy, damage-proof, mirror like finish. Acheive up to two weeks of dazzling chip proof wear with this kit. Available in 12 stunning colours, the Starter kit is £60 at Asda Direct and the polish colours are just £10!

WAH Nails/Models Own nail pens are a huge hit with nail DIYers. These nail art pens have a dual application system; the fine line brush is ideal for creating strokes and lines, while the thin nib pen can be used to create more detailed intricate animal print designs. The pens also come with a fine wire top to ensure the nib does not get blocked with nail polish.Available from ASOS for £6

There you have it! You could start your own nail salon at home after all that!

Freak Deluxe Meets WAH Nails

If you read my post here, you will know all about the collaboration between WAH Nails and Models Own. A bunch of us went down to the launch at the WAH Nails flagship store in Dalston and got our nails did in various patterns and colours…

Lili Vanilli cakes

The choice was ridiculous! I opted for something a little closer to my own heart…FREAK DELUXE NAILS. If you were with me from the start you’ll remember that the last time I had a WAH-do I did a step by step of the WAH leopard print. Here’s how the FREAK DELUXE was done…

Draw the outline with the WAH Nails/Models Own nail art pen…

Fill in with your colours of choice, they had the perfect FREAK DELUXE pink and yellow…

I asked for just a lil hint of the signature WAH leopard on each nail, so she put matte topcoat on one of the black squares and did black on black leopard with the WAH Nails/Models Own nail art pen…

Now to fill in the space with white, for this Sunam used the white WAH Nails/Models Own pen…

The swirls and a lil FD were added to each of the “ring” fingers, then top coat…

Et Voila! (Please sidestep the fact that I hadn’t lotioned my hands yet, the nails were still a lil wet!)

My nails also look super amazing when I’m drinking from my FREAK DELUXE cup!

Here’s what the other gals (+ 1 guy) got done that night…

Aztec nails, first pattern I saw for the night.

Gem Fatale got the black on black leopard print with her BF’s initials in the red heart, how sweet.

I love pop art, Pamper & Polished got the POW nails!!!

I absolutely loved the patterns that Grunge Betty got! Leopard print, pop art, bows and hundreds and thousands.

Sharmandean’s (Miss WAH Nails herself) nails

Char was the last customer of the night so she got a free for all!

I would like to thanks those at WAH Nails and Models Own for a fantastically fun evening.

Don’t forget you guys can win one of the nail art pens, I have 3 to give away all you need to do is:

1) Click here to follow the site on Widbox

2) Click here to join the Facebook group

3) Send a conformation email to with:

  • Your Name
  • Your Delivery Address
  • Why you should have one of these amaze-WAH pens

The winners are:

Kaley Almond

Jane Cook

Baldeep Chana

WAH Nails x Models Own

WAH Nails and Models Own have pinky-sweared, become life partners and created a fab new collection that will be available to everyone from mid November.

I have been a fan of nails for as long as I can remember. My aunts (twins) always had perfectly long nails and would paint them every chance they got. I remember a hot coraly orange was their colour of choice for a while. They were in their early 20s and I was about 4yrs old.

Picture courtesy of Belle, Bath & Beyond

Fast forward through only being allowed nail polish during weekends or holidays (unless it was clear) meanwhile experimenting with dots and stripes and multicolours, to me at 13yrs old and my first trip to New York!

I taught myself all about acrylics, water decals, diamantés, and stencils then bagged myself a “Saturday job” in a beauty salon doing nails at 15yrs old. I was in my element, super striping, tipping, webbing, marbling, and at Christmas snowmen and Christmas trees came out to play. By the time I reached 21, I gave it all up. Got rid of my kit, I kept all of my paints and brushes/tools but somehow they’ve managed to disappear.

(Takes deep breath) All of that so you understand just how excited I am that WAH Nails and Models Own have developed a collection of nail art pens (for the leopard in you) that also double up as super stripers (for the tiger in you).

WAH Nails already sell the of the moment Models Own polishes in their flagship and pop-up stores, founder of WAH, Sharmadean Reid is always asked by her customers where they can buy the nail pens they use, hence the collaboration.

We want to be the last word in fashion forward nails and this allows our loyal customers to take the brand home with them – WAH Nails designs in Models Own colours” Sharmadean Reid

Known for their signature leopard print and innovative nail design, WAH has acheived cult status for the ability to create pretty much any design or pattern for their customers. They certainly proved that to me last night when I asked them to do “Freak Deluxe nails“!

The black and white pens are £6 and will be available from 15th November at The collection will continue to grow to include all 99 nail polish colours currently available from the Models Own collection!

I have 3 of these innovative nail art pens to giveaway to my fabulously creative readers, all you have to do is:

1) Click here to follow the site on Widbox

2) Click here to join the Facebook group

3) Send a conformation email to with:

  • Your Name
  • Your Delivery Address
  • Why you should have one of these amaze-WAH pens

The winners are:

Kaley Almond

Jane Cook

Baldeep Chana

Press Days, WAH Nails, and The City at Armani!

Thursday 27th May…

Woah today was a super busy one for Freak Deluxe! I had it all mapped out –

1st stop QVC on Greek St, Soho Sq, then on to the Schuh Press Day at the Vinyl Factory on Poland St, then a brisk walk up to Marylebone for GFW, then a tube journey over to Waterloo for a boat ride to the Hugo Boss Boat Launch, then home.

Well before I’d even got to the first stop I get a phone call from a certain Miss Ashley Madekwe telling me we have a couple of parties to go to this evening. One of them being The City party at Armani in association with MTV and the other a possible cameo at the SATC party! ‘All change please!!!’

I had to call in the re-inforcements and get someone to cover the Hugo Boss Boat Launch, so I put a tweet out asking who wanted to cover it for the mag (yes I do that sometimes, so if you want in FOLLOW!!!) Then went on about my business…

The QVC press day was good, they had cute lil home made cupcakes for a start off

I don’t know about you but I always think of tacky jewellery, cheap skin products and wacky contraptions when I think of QVC, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that it was far from that.

Some of their Fashion Pieces had even been used in the new SATC film!

Their pieces are really nice with great price points, they have a ton of beauty products to choose from.

Their homeware is grand, I’m a sucker for soft furnishings. I just love this chair and the cushions on it.

This laptop was also featured on SATC and it’s exclusive to QVC!

This juicer is so cool, it comes in a range of colours from orange to lime green and pink as of October for Breast Cancer awareness. The company was started by a 99 yr old man! No-one can tell me they’re too old for anything after hearing that!

On leaving I made sure I took a cake and a goody bag, which was actually good, full of Philosophy goodies.

On to the Vinyl Factory for the Schuh press day, which was held downstairs in a really nice gallery space. It’s huge down there! So on entry I was offered a choice of bagels (instant WIN) I opted for cream cheese which was put into this cute lil ‘Chinese take-away box’

They also had these Cake Pops, looks like a lollipop but it’s cake and icing on a stick!

They’re onto a winner this season with their shoes. There are some definite winners…

So on the way round I took pictures and booked my session with WAH Nails! Where I got this done…

The pics aren’t 100% coz I was trying to snap while my nails were being done…

Nails did, time to make a swift exit to the GFW Show in Marylebone, I wanted another bagel but my nails were wet and I didn’t want to be greedy.

After the show we caught a taxi down to Regent Street for MTV’s The City party at Armani Exchange. The cocktails were just perfect, we started off with a grapefruit cocktail that had no name…we called it YUM!

We then moved on to the Lychee Martinis – of which we had about 5!!! Then caught up with Taloula Adeyemi and Mason.

There were Krispy Kreme donuts and canapes, the best being the mini cheese burgers and mini red velvet cake!

We then saw Ophelia and Shanika from “4321” perfect!

From L-R: Ophelia Lovibond, Shanika Warren-Markland, Tolula Adeyemi, Joaqin, Mason, Ashley Madekwe

Chit chat, a cigarette, couple of snaps, and 3 more cocktails later, we decided to leave and moved on to Bungalow 8 for the Max Azria’s BCBG afterparty.

Such a busy day but oh so good!

Sarah-Jayne, Mason Simillie, Tolula Adeyemi, Ashley Madekwe, Moi, Shola Ama

WAH Nails Leopard Print Step By Step

Yesterday I went to the Schuh AW10 press day at the Vinyl Factory, the space down stairs is amazing for parties, exhibitions, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to see they had WAH Nails there doing complementary nail art!

I opted for the signature WAH leopard print in nude beige, pink and black, I took some pics along the way of the WAH leopard process…

Add the base colour, two coats…

Next add the contrasting dots…

Go round the dots with a nail art pen…

Then the all important quick drying topcoat…et voila!

J’adore my WAH leopard print nails! I feel a challenge coming on, can I do it myself?