Nail polish? Check. Double duty base and top coat? Check. Freebie with a magazine? Check. When I spotted this gem in the newsagents I was in a desperate place. Taking a few days away in the middle of nowhere without a single polish from my stash in my possession. Bare nailed I spotted Harper’s Bazaar sporting a hefty £11 RRP of nail polish goodness taped to the front, Leighton Denny’s Colour and Go, I purchased, perused and lacquered up.

There’s a nice little colour selection but I plumped for I Love Juicy to fit in with my current shade fling, surprise surprise and true to the bottle it layers on a punch of pinky coral to the nails in two coats. The One for All top/base coat duo isn’t rushing to the top of my nail charts, but it does the job and the fact that all bundled up it serves as a three-in-one – it’s just begging to be thrown into the suitcase next time I head away from home.

The mags seem to pouring with the goodies at the moment: Company have a free makeup bag slapped to the front, Tatler are doing sunglasses, ELLE has Rodial Brazilian Tan (picked one of those up, I’ll report back after tanning tests are carried out). Heading to the newsagents to stock up on all your summer essentials, who would have thought it? 

  • jenny (cardigans and nails)

    Great find x

  • Anya

    I’ve never tried Leighton Denny nail polish before. But the colour on that looks gorgeous! Marie Claire have mini Ciaté nail varnishes with this months issue too if you haven’t already seen!

  • Nicky Zeeb

    Saw this on sale but wasn’t impressed enough for a purchase. Still unsure!!


  • bronte sauruslou

    Love a freebie!

  • Diane J

    Off to the shop I will go :) Never tried Leighton Denny Polish before so it’s rather exciting.

  • Maddy Cane

    Wow, can’t believe this was a freebie, I am definitely going to have to get down to the shops and pick one up! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Olivia S

    Oh I love a good freebie in a mag! Might have to pick up elle xx

    Olivia –

  • Laura

    such an amazing freebie! Beautiful colour as well (:

  • Kassandra Fairhall

    what freebies with your magazine! Canada must be lacking in the magazine freebie selection because I have yet to see one.

  • Rachel Neill

    I don’t get on with Leighton Denny polish, comes out all streaky and I don’t like the brush. There is better for half the price out there :)

  • Sophie Davies

    I picked up some wicked freebies earlier this month including a Neom hand cream (smells divine).

  • Millie Robinson

    I love receiving amazing freebies from magazines! This is such a steal :) ♥

  • Helena Whitehead

    This looks so nice!

  • Madeline Murray

    Perfect for the handbag !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • Danessa

    i’m so jealous that in europe you can get freebies with your magazine purchase!!

  • Claire Wilkinson

    This looks like a gorgeous colour :) and such a good freebie too! xx

  • Amelia

    I love the idea of getting freebies with a magazine! Especially if it’s one I wanted to read anyway. This color would fit in quite well with my current nail polish line up as well! xx

  • Ellis

    The magazines are having excellent freebies these past few months. It all started with the Benefit Theyre Real Mascara in Elle for me!

  • GirlLovesGloss

    Wow, why don’t the mags in Canada have GWP like this!?! I’m lucky if I get a sachet of something every now and then!

  • sophie brewster

    I picked up the pink one with an almost blue/purple iridescent shimmer running through it. So pretty!

  • Jade Waterfield

    Oh now i must go get this magazine! And i was trying to cut down, i was being so good! Damn. Totally worth it!


  • Celina

    It’s awesome that magazines come with freebies! I wish they did that in Canada too. xx

  • Nathalie Fraser

    My mum bought Elle with the Rodial tan to bring out to Spain for me when she visited last week (got the dark version) – used it on her before she left and just used it myself tonight and it is AMAZING! Will definitely have to pick myself up a full size whenever I have the money to! Always room for a new tanner eh ;) Hope you like it too! x

  • Amber-Rose Thomas

    This makes me so happy. What a swell idea.

  • mascarawarrior

    Interesting! It makes me wonder if magazines are including freebies physically (instead of a coupon inside to redeem them at a store) because physical sales are down compared to free online content readily available? When you have a plethora of beauty and fashion blogs available to follow, there’s no need to run out and buy stacks on stacks of magazines. (That is, unless you enjoy flipping through them physically – who doesn’t love that?)

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

  • Daniella

    This product looks so cool! I need it! I want to try the brush

  • Beth