Have you tried SNS – Signature Nail System?

SNS the best nail system

SNS claims to leave you with wonderfully painted nails that last and make your nails healthier with every application. Applied as a powered without the need of UV light, and with special ingredients in the formula this treatent actually nourishes and strengthens your nails.

I was introduced to SNS about a year and a half ago. As soon as I had tried it I was totally addicted! My natural nails were pretty strong anyway, but I just never had the time to re-apply nail varnish, so spent one day with the lovely nails, the next with slightly chipped nails, the day after with vile nails, and by the third day it was removed, and possibly a week later the process started again…

After first being introduced to SNS, I became a loyal customer for at least a year and absolutely loved my nails. However, July last year we went to a family wedding in Swansea, Wales. I had chipped a nail just two days before leaving for Wales, but I just did not have time to visit the salon. I then, very stupidly decided to try and remove them with acetone on the evening before we left, like they do in the salon. This did not work. Instead the varnish became gloopy, and would not shift. I thought it would be best to Google a SNS salon in Swansea, and could not find ONE. I was forced to try and buff the tops of my nails, and apply my own colour…this just added to the mess…and need I say I spent the weekend hiding my hands. Anyway on my return from Wales I had one day in between flying out with the family to Spain, so I decided to visit my local salon to get them removed. To my horror, although they were long, they were paper thin, there was no way that they were going to last without the additional layers of the SNS. They didn’t..and I’m not sure that they ever recovered!!

But my hands did look so much better…and younger when my nails were painted. A week ago I decided to go back…knowing that I was committing myself to a planned nail routine well into the distant future!! SNS claim that they last at least 14 days. In my experience they last longer…really I get them re-done when the growth becomes too obvious.

So finally my verdict is yes I know that if I stopped the treatment my nails would be long, yet thin and brittle, but as I see it the polish lasts, my nails look great, I change my colour every 3 weeks, my nails are long enough for me to have shaped as I please…so it’s a yes from me …VANITY wins …as long as you’re in it for the long haul.


Your nails grow – They look great- They last- There is a large range of colours to choose from


They need to be removed within a SNS salon- Not all salons offer the SNS system – if you decide to stop your nails might become brittle – +/- £30 per treatment.


You decide. Let me know your experiences with SNS.





Luxury beauty on a budget…really?

Pro-Glow Superstrobbing Drops Beautypiein.com

Let’s talk make up. I love makeup.

A while back I came across an article in the Sunday Times talking about a website called Beautypie.com. I took a snapshot and sent it to a friend of mine who I knew would not be able to resist investigating this site. Having totally forgotten about it..6 months later we got talking and infact she had been using the site for a few months. I like to think of myself as a leader, but really I prefer a recommendation!
So the deal is you pay a subscription of £10 per month (this can be cancelled at anytime). For this, each month you are given a savings allowance of £100. They claim to source luxury makeup and skincare from the world’s leading laboratories, and sell it directly to their members at factory prices. They do this by cutting out the middlemen and reducing packaging costs…this means that a lipstick that holds a retail price of £20, sells on Beauty Pie to it’s members for £3.17! An absolute bargain.

As you can imagine my  make-up bag has doubled in size over the last few months. I have two particular favourites: The Pro-GlowTM Superstrobing Drops (members price £4.18 – retail £22), you can either add a few drops to your foundation…or even your moisturiser, or you can use it to contour and add a drop to the areas you want to highlight. I like to use a small amount just above my cheekbones, to sharpen them a bit! Secondly the Quick Colour Contour Supergel (members price £4.26 – retail £22) is another favourite, sweep it down cheek hollows or along the jawline, blend with a brush.

Another big tick for me is the opportunity to be able purchase sample foundation shades, so you can match the right colour and live with it for a few days, just to be sure, and maybe keep hold of the sample colours to match again once Summer is here.

I am super excited about the new Retinol skin care range that they have recently introduced, at such hugely discounted prices you can’t go wrong to just try them!  Keep an eye out for my blog, as I will definitely be trying the range!!

Basically, from my point the answer is YES, you can have luxury beauty on a budget, but also the chance to try more things and be more adventurous with our choices. I have definitely re-introduced the dark and brighter lipstick colours to me make-up bag!! www.beautypie.com

Enjoy, have fun