Keep your nails looking healthy and on-trend


Christmas is a distant memory now, so it's time to ditch the glitter polishes and show off a more elegant, chic shade on your nails perfect for the new year. Plus, the winter weather plays havoc with your nails so make sure you tend to them on a regular basis with strengtheners and cuticle oil.

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  1. carole Kelly January 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I really struggle with my nails as they peel off in layers, I have been using pink nail Gel, great nail growth but now they are really britle and shatter. HELP

  2. Stella Ross January 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    hi Alison. My nails are usually very good, strong and grow quite long. But after wearing varnish a couple of times, taking of with remover they then start to split, looking awful. Could it be the remover that does the damage!Afraid of wearing false nails to tide me over because of what the glues may do.

  3. margaret January 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Please help I have purchased nail varnish and treatments of OPI, Leighton Denny and Nails Inc. I am really struggling as the polish is only lasting a few days the Chip Skip from OPI and the Brilliance Serum from Leighton Denny. I am using base coat and top coat and taking the top coat over the top of the nail,please help with ideas as what i can do to improve the lasting finish.

  4. Gloria Lorraine Giraud January 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Allison
    Need your advice on my nails. I discovered OPI some 8 years ago through a chance meeting with someone in a well-known chemist who recommended OPI. Though I heard of OPI but didn’t use the products until some 3 years ago. I do have all the treatments/colours/nail file in my Nail Kit. The problem is when my nails split, it splits further down the middle of the nail bed. I have used the OPI Nail Wrap though not an expert and it helps but why does it split in that way. I have had long nails as I often use the products but it still happens. I do admire your nails as well as Jilly and a few others. Should I eat jelly (not the Royal kind!), soak them in Almond/Olive Oil. Please, please, please can you help me out. Should I use a gell or silk wrap over them so as not to break./split them. May I’m one of those people who have weak nails. Calcium tablets any good? Look forward to your expert advice. Many thanks, Ciao Alison. Gloria Giraud from Wallington, Surrey.

  5. sandie February 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    Alison, Why do my nails always split half way down the nail bed?

  6. holly pritchard February 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    hi alison i would really love your help with my nails. my nails are flaky and if i catch them sometime a bit will snap off leaving me with an odd shape, i also find my thumb nails start to split across the nail. i can also peel the flaky bits off my nails too. i use the leighton denny crystal nail file and have lots of nails inc and leighton denny colours and when i paint them on even after using base and top coat i notice that the colour starts to shrink away from the edge of my nail. i dont know what to do with them i have lots of treatments i just dont know where to start, i have renovate and nails hyde park, perfect formular and nail envy but nail envy and perfect formular peel and chip off my nails. i really look forward to any help you can give me, thnak you, holly from nottingham

  7. julie murgatroyd March 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    I would like to thank Leighton Denny for his crystal nail files. My nails are very very hard and i used to cut them with clippers which hurt my nails.No more pain, i use the files to shorten and shape my nails. So thankyou Leighton

  8. Jean Johns March 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, can you help me i am a great fan of Leighton Denny and use all his treatments and polish, but no matter what i do my polish chips off after a couple of days, it is so frustrating they look lovely at first, but then in a day or two little chips appear what am i doing wrong. please help

  9. Leanne July 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I have tried for ears to grow my nails I have tried nail envy many times but I have been a nail biter and although I’m better I find that my nails are weak and catch and can be quite bendy and that’s it’s once try are caught and an awful habit I know I nibble at them – I started painting my nails and this encouraged me to stop biting but the polish would chip and then the nail would catch – I know you can’t help my horrid habit but I do think if my nails were stronger and I could paint them and make them look nice I would stop biting altogether what would you recommend?

  10. Annette Green November 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,I have a question about RCM gel system.Can you explain how to use if using normal nail colour ie,Opi,Nails Inc etc? it said in the presentations I saw, that you can but did not give any advice as to how to do.Do you you just gel basecoat,then normal routine or gel base and top?

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