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Leighton Denny Guest Blog | Winter Nail Care

leighton denny blog bannerThis week, the PURE blog has an extra special treat for all you nail-centric beauty buffs out there— some expert tips courtesy of the expert himself, Leighton Denny. With a multi-award winning range of nail and tanning products (Sunbelievable, available at PURE), Leighton is a leading figure in the beauty world… and he’s written a guest blog especially for us.

Winter Nail Care by Leighton Denny

“As temperatures drop, it’s vital that hands and nails receive the same thought and adjustments that you’d make to your skincare and wardrobe. Cold weather and harsh external elements can result in hands becoming dry, cracked and sore — whilst nails can become brittle,  fragile, split and peel.

Here are a few simple steps to fit around your daily routine. These will help restore moisture and lustre, so hands and nails feel good throughout the winter months!

Never file nails when wet. This is when they are most vulnerable to ldbothdamage, as the water works to separate the layers of the nail bed, causing peeling. Instead, always file nails from the outer edge to the centre. Consider using my CRYSTAL NAIL FILE (£15.50)  that turns the nails into dust. With 25 years guarantee, this nail file will keep your nails in shape for a long time!

Throughout winter, using a daily hand cream is as vital as a pair of gloves. It provides continual protection from the cold. By massaging a quality cream into the nails, hands and cuticles will help all over maintenance, and prevent cuticles becoming irritated. Try: BEST DEFENCE (£9.00). The non-sticky, non-greasy, rich formulation makes Best Defence the perfect all-day hand cream to keep hands soft and protected.

If your nails are in need of a makeover, spoil your hands and nails with an intense overnight treatment. Apply RENOVATE nail repair lotion (£13.25), rubbing it into nails, around cuticles and down the sides of the nail. For best results, lavishly pair it with the aforementioned BEST DEFENCE Hand Cream lavishly. Whilst you sleep, keep it all in place and avoid mess with manicure gloves. You’ll wake up to intensely re-moisturised nails that are ready for some colour again!

The core Leighton Denny Expert Nail range is available from www.purespauk.com/spashop

slicketcFor a quick-fix to dry nails and cuticles is my SLICK TIPS Touch & Go Cuticle Oil (£11.00). Packed with essential oils and vitamin A & E, your nails will feel at their best when applied only three times a week. It is non-sticky, handbag friendly and easy-to-use and will ensure cuticles are gently dissolved, as well as hydrating and sealing the nail. Your cuticles will be left beautifully shaped and in great condition.

And finally, don’t forget the best way to remove polish! When removing nail polish, it is important to use an acetone free remover and one that leaves a conditioning residue on the nail like my ESSENTIAL REMOVER (£5.50) featuring five Essential Oils to prevent dehydration.”

If you’d like to meet Leighton himself, there are places still available for his super-exclusive masterclasses on the 5th December at PURE Spa Silverburn. Book now to avoid disappointment. Call 0141 881 7770 or get your ticket on Itison.


Aberdeen Blogger Event with Leighton Denny Expert Nails

On Sunday PURE Union Square hosted an event with North East Blogger Events and Leighton Denny Expert Nails! We wanted to give the bloggers an insight into Leighton Denny & make them fall in love with the products just as much as we did when we launched LDEN at PURE back in 2012!


After a nibble on canapes and bubbly and tour of the spa, the bloggers were shown the hottest nail trends from Nat at Leighton Denny Expert Nails.


Nat is Leighton Denny’s right hand man and travels throughout the UK sharing Leighton’s best tips & tricks. He has also presented Leighton Denny products on QVC and helps name the polishes. The new ‘Mines a Rose‘ colour for S/S 13 was his name choice. I wonder why?! :)


Heather, PURE’s Marketing Exec took to the nail bar as the hand model (a lot of pressure!). Nat’s masterclass was brilliant and he even gave us some new nail art ideas to try in salon! Nat demonstrated all of Leighton’s signature looks including colour cocktailing & reverse french. Check out the nail techniques here….

Colour Cocktailing – Did you know you can combine 2 Leighton Denny nail colours to create a brand new look?  Try Golden Girl with Paparazzi together for a lovely metallic red!

Reverse French – Paint your nail with core colour. Use the Corrector Fluid & brush to gently remove a smile line at the tip of your nail. In fill with contrasting polish for a funky look!


The bloggers also got a goody bag full of brand new products at PURE to take home with them including the Elemis Cleansing Balm & REN BB Cream. Lucky Lucky :)


Thanks to Laura, the North East Bloggers and Leighton Denny Expert Nails for a fabulous evening!

You can purchase Leighton Denny Expert Nails products from PURE Shop online with FREE DELIVERY! You can also book manicures & pedicures with Leighton Denny Expert Nails at all PURE locations across Scotland.

Have you tried any of Leighton Denny’s signature nail looks before? 

Are you a nail art fan? 



In need of a little pick me up? Something that gives you the “ahhh I needed that” type of thing. Well, PURE have made LIMITED TIME ONLY DEALS for EACH PURE LOCATION.

First up is for the Heat Therapy fans out there! Only at PURE Union Square’s Couples Skin Smoothing Heat Detox Spa Package (Mon-Sat) at £50 for TWO! Yes I said Two People! Saving a huge 55% off.

Couples Heat Therapy Package
Couples Heat Therapy Package

Consists of a 30 min Infra-Red Sauna and a lavish Rasul Mud Therapy- you’ll definitely feel like your in Morocco! BUY NOW as a e-voucher

Next up is PURE Ocean Terminal and PURE Silverburn doing a Pick Me Up Spa Packages from £45*, including Infra Red Sauna, Mini Spa Massage, Elemis Facial and Pro Collagen Eye Treatment. A great valued package to give your some TLC this spring!

Pick Me Up Spa Deal Offpeak £45

*Offpeak is £45 Mon-Thurs and Anytime is £55.

Pick Me Up Spa Package Offer £45 – Offpeak – OCEAN TERMINAL ONLY BUY NOW

Pick Me Up Spa Package Offer £55 – Anytime – OCEAN TERMINAL ONLY BUY NOW

For PURE Silverburn Offpeak at £45 BUY NOW and Anytime at £55 BUY NOW!

And lastly our Beauty Deal ONLY available at PURE Lothian Road – Pick Me Up Beauty Package Offer – Anytime at £35. 

Pick Me Up Beauty Package
Pick Me Up Beauty Package £35

It has all your beauty essentials of PURE Facial, PURE Manicure and PURE Massage! BUY NOW and start your TLC moments with us…

Don’t forget we would love to hear all your experiences with PURE Spa & Beauty! Find us on Facebook or Twitter.

ONLY available as e-vouchers and their stated locations. Treatments cannot be transferred or offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Offer open till the 17th April 2013.

PURE Stocking Filler Saturday!

So its 15th December and 11 days until Christmas. You may have got all your BIG presents but have you thought about all the small gifts? You know what we mean…the little stocking fillers that make your loved ones grin with excitement. Our PURE Gift team have listed their stocking filler favourites available on PURE Shop and in salon now. Grab yours while you can…

Leighton Denny Capsule Collection for £15

Cute little mini Leighton Denny Nail Polishes. 2 Capsule collections are available:

Social Butterfly – Fun and Funky Colours (Rampant Rose, Razzmatazz, Cascade, Jailbird)





Nudes – Classic Hues (Graycious, Brief Encounter, Bronzed Babe, Leading Lady)

Elemis Nourishing Treasures for £25

The complete de-stress kit from Elemis. Your loved one will be completely relaxed.

  • Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 100ml
  • Skin Nourishing Body Lotion 50ml
  • Quiet Mind Temple Balm 15ml FULLSIZE
  • Treat your Feet Foot Cream 20ml

REN Mini Gift for £15

Mini versions of RENs most popular products including the Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, voted Best Body Product by Instyle Magazine 10 years in a row!

  • Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash 50ml
  • Moroccan Rose Otto Body Cream 50ml
  • Neroli & Grapefruit Body Wash 50ml
  • Neroli & Grapefruit Body Cream 50ml

PURE Bespoke Gift Voucher for £25

Not wanting to give a product? Why not give an indulgent experience in their stocking? PURE Bespoke Gift Vouchers can be created for any value you wish and the recipient can choose what treatments to use it with. From Manicures to Massage…

Remember, the last day to order products and kits on PURE Shop is Monday 17th December, so you will have to order quickly. All products and gift vouchers from PURE Shop come with FREE DELIVERY. Gifts available from PURE Shop and at PURE salons in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Tried and Tested: Holiday Pick n’ Mix Pro Polish

With a great variety of beauty treatments on special offer this month, we thought we’d give you a step by step review of all the treatments to help you decide which treatments to go for! First up, is Pro Polish..

Pro Polish is a gel based polish that is cured with a UV lamp to instantly dry and set the polish, leaving it shiny and chip free for up to 2 weeks. We have a huge variety of colours to choose from and the treatment is available for both hands and feet! Our model went for the french polish look, which can be achieved with pro polish for a long lasting, classic look.

Prep Nails
Nails are filed to the length and shape you like and cuticles are removed to give a neat finish to the polish application.


Polish and Cure
Nails are painted with a base, colour and top coat as usual including separate white tips if you choose a french polish finish. After each coat, your nails will be ‘cured’ with a specially designed UV lamp which sets the polish, leaving you with a sealed shiny finish that will last up to 2 weeks!

The Final Result
You’ll be left with beautifully shiny nails that require no drying time and will last for up to 2 weeks!


Pro Polish for hands or feet is currently on special offer as part of our July Holiday Pick & Mix Deal for just £30 have it on its own or with other holiday essential treatments to create your perfect holiday Make Over. Book or Buy now!