Posts made in August 10th, 2011

Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs: Review and Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Fashion & Beauty, Giveaways | 40 comments

I have five sets of new Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs and Nails to giveaway, details coming up after this review …


I start with a confession: I have never worn false nails before. I’m not quite sure I like how they look (a bit chavvy?) and I always imagined that I would knock at least one off within five minutes of application. But when I was offered a chance to review the new Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs along with a set of nails I jumped at the chance. Though I like to keep my hands manicured, I keep them really really short in the summer as they get no chance to flourish with the amount of gardening I do.




Nailene Ultra Tabs and Nails seemed to offer the perfect solution:

‘acetone free, glue-free, stick-n tabs come with a peel off sheet making them easy to apply straight to your own nails with minimal fuss or mess. Designed to wear for 5 hours or 5 days, these water-resistant tabs never dry out making them more comfortable to wear and there’s no smell, mess or remover’

- so I could apply on Monday morning, and have nice nails during the working week and then remove for a weekend of allotmenting.




I was really pleased with both the application – very easy – and the look of the nails – quite natural I thought. Most of all I was pleased with how long they stayed on – I took them off after three days, but I’m sure they would have lasted longer. And these nails did a lot in those three days – including fumbling with bike locks, sewing, lots and lots of typing, and a teeny amount of washing up (the press release said they are ‘water-resistant’, but I wasn’t taking many chances – that’s my excuse anyway!).

The are also very easy to remove, just slide the nails off and roll off the adhesive. It’s a bit like the adhesive you find on the back of shampoo samples given away in magazines, or on the back of a new credit card.

You can find out more about Nailene products, and keep up with all of the fantastic in-store and online offers that they run, by joining their Facebook community.


If you would like to win a set of Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs and Nails, here’s what you have to do:

• Leave me a comment below answering this question: what is your favourite nail colour for summer?

• Be subscribed to Molly and the Princess for the duration of the giveaway (you can always unsubscribe afterwards, or stick around for more blog posts and giveaways!)

Entrants must be resident in the UK. I will draw the five winners at random on Thursday 16 August. Winners will be announced here, and I will contact for delivery details, which will be passed on to the Prize sponsor who will arrange delivery.

Good luck everyone!

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The Return of the Princess

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Travel & Leisure | 4 comments

At last! It’s been almost nine months to the day when I said goodbye to my Princess, when she was written off in an accident, but this weekend we were reunited. (Reunited is of course the wrong term, as this is not the original Princess, but a replacement, but to me it is like having my old friend back.)

This is not the most glamourous of pictures of the Princess – locked up at the train station on Monday morning – but she is a ‘working’ bicycle, and this is where she will be spending most of the time during the week! But on weekends we will be out and about the lovely Devon countryside, free as a bird.

I cannot express in words my delight at having the Princess again. I’ve never read Flann O’ Brien’s The Third Policeman, about men actually becoming their bicycles, but I remember my brother telling me about it and a quote ‘It’s hard to tell where the man ends and the bicycle begins’. This may not be the exact quote, but it’s what comes to mind when I am cycling the Princess. This is because I just feel totally myself, in a way that no other bicycle makes me feel. For the last none months I have been riding a bicycle that I had absolutely no feeling for – it got me from A to B and no more – but with the Princess each trip, even if just to the train station, is a total joy.

Molly and the Princess are back!

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