>> You know how I said I wasn’t one for recommending Christmas gifts and that I’m not into pushing out offers, competitions and special promotions? Well, I’m eating my words. I’d only do it for a special few and Sharmadean Reid, all-round awesome founder of WAH Nails definitely falls into that category. I remember writing up copy on ye olde Dazed Digital about Reid back in 2008-9 just before she had opened her salon. A picture of a fresh-faced sassy stylist accompanied the text just as she was on the cusp of starting what would be nail art revolution. Now she’s conquered Topshop Oxford Circus, put out two books extolling the virtue of cool nails along with a cool attitude and now she’s busting out with mega hit ranges at Boots and basically well on her way to nailing it as nail art queen bee . All on her own terms of course. It’s very easy to crush hard on the likes of Sharmadean and Alex Brownsell of Bleach as they carve out their own alternative paths in what is a crowded and cut throat beauty sphere.
Back to the offer at hand. I do believe spreading the word about a steal when I see one. WAH London Ultimate Nail Art Kit is down from £85 to £40 for a one week flash sale at Boots. It comprises tutorial cards, eight nail polishes, four nail art pens and all the usual manicure gear. It taps into my kit loving past – be it Fimo, friendship bracelets or hair beading – as long as there are instructions written in a friendly tone, I’ll be there conscientiously following every step and getting immense satisfaction out of ensuring that the kit remains as intact as possible so as to not ruin the shiny veneer of full-kit perfection. Likewise, I sat down with my WAH London Ultimate Nail Art Kit and proceeded to try three different combos of WAH’s signature leopard print with varying degrees of success. I promise you these are my first stab, no practise attempts and I *think* they’re just about passable, if a little on the painterly side. I’ll perfect ROARING WAH Leopard over Christmas holidays when I’ve had consumed too much animal fat and roast potatoes and the only thing I can face looking at are my non-pudgy fingers. Can’t wait.
WAH London Ultimate Nail Art Kit available now at good old Boots for £40 for one week only, down from £85 (and you’re essentially getting £115 worth of kit)