eBeauty: Nail polish choice at home

By Kaye Robinson Keeley

Kaye Robinson Keeley is a Yorkshire lass now happily married and living in Dublin.

Having always had a passion for beauty and art, Kaye enrolled in Barnsley College for two years to become a VTCT Nail Technician. Now 16 years a nail professional, Kaye has her own business here in Dublin for the last seven years.

She provides all aspects of nail technology and is completing her independent teaching diploma, and will be able to certify and pass on her knowledge and her passion for all things beauty very soon!

If you are dreaming of you’re beautiful polished nails, take a look at these products and colours and with a little practice you can keep your nails looking great while you wait to get back to the salon for a pampering manicure and polish.

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CND Vinylux :

This is my absolute favourite and go to varnish in Salon and at home.

Brilliant long lasting shine with over 100 colours to choose from. You can also match your Vinylux shade to your Shellac Professional Manicure so it’s a great product to purchase from your nail technician if you want to paint your toes at home.

Unfortunately this product is salon exclusive so unavailable online or on the high street, however any CND registered stockist will be able to retail this to you. 

This product is only a two step application which means your manicure is touch dry in 8 mins! Great for people on the go.

The longevity and brilliant shine of this product will rely on you using the Vinylux top coat.

 My fave colour would be Element.

I love this product!


Application is smooth and provides good coverage. Gives a great long lasting manicure. This would be another salon favourite, you can also purchase this on the high street and in pharmacy’s.

Great choice of nude colours, Ballet Slippers is probably their most iconic worn by the Royals!

This is a three step application, base, colour and top. To ensure best results I advice using the same system.

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Morgan Taylor:

Great selection of colours that are also available in matching gel polish range. Perfect purchase to perform your home pedicure to match.

I love the brush, makes application a breeze.

Another great advantage to this product is the mini size bottles they do so you can experiment with different colours without the price tag of the larger bottles. This is also a three step application that works better together.

My Fave colour in this range would be Red Roses!

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Great quality and highly pigmented Polish. Fun fresh colours with memorable names. They often release limited edition colours which are related to new movie names!

This is a 3 step application. The top coat is a high gloss.

Casino Royal and Big Apple Red would be my faves in the OPI collection. 

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Cristian Louboutin :

I have a couple of these polishes and I have to say they are my least favourite.

It comes with a high price tag that in my opinion does not match with the quality. I find the consistency very thin and it chips very easily.

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 The bottle is beautiful to look at and looks high end. I’m a massive Louboutin Shoe fan, unfortunately not a fan of the polish.

It’s a luxury gift but not one I would use in Salon.

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