Leighton Denny | Fragrances & Nails

Leighton Denny MBE is a leading expert and an internationally recognised figure in the beauty world with a multi-award winning range of Expert Nail and Sun Believable tanning products. With a vast amount of significant achievements, he also possesses a star-studded client list that includes Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Adele.

Leighton won over 60 industry awards. He produced his own lines of nail and beauty treatments, which quickly became cult favourites amongst beauty professionals and customers alike. You can read more about the man behind this incredible brand here.

  • Crystal Nail File | £12.50 for Small & £17.50 for Large

This crystal nail file is a the ‘Rolls Royce’ of nail files. It glides smoothly and evenly along the nail edge, turning the excess nail to dust while leaving the newly filed edge completely smooth and ‘sealed’. This looks stunning and very chic too.

Why is it different? The finest crystal was specially treated to create a superior nail file with a filing surface guaranteed to last 25 years. With other files, you have to file from sides of the nail towards the middle but with Crystal files you can file back and forth without damaging the nails. This is the only file that can be used in this way. It’s unique surface seals the ends of the nails and helps with peeling and splitting.

This file should be rinsed with warm water from time to time to clean and restore performance. This comes with an aluminium case to protect the file when not in use.

Crystal Nail file can also be bought as a duo set (Small/Large).

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I have always heard amazing things about LD Nail paints so I got super excited when I was asked if I would like to try these for Halloween. I love Blacks and Dark Blues so I picked up these two shades – Miss Behavin’ which is a gorgeous midnight blue and Maneater which is blackest black shade that gives almost like a wet look. These are long wearing high shine formulas and don’t chip fast. These shades are not just perfect for Halloween look but also great for everyday wear.

  1. Ensure nail tips are smooth and even in length/shape and the nails are clean, dry and free from any oily residue.  Apply Base Coat to the nail and allow to dry.
  2. Apply two thin coats of colour over the base rather than just one thick coat.  This helps reduce chipping and extend wear time.  Wipe one side of the brush on the neck of the bottle so it holds just enough to cover one nail. (Never overload the brush with colour)
  3. Present the brush to the nail about 2 mm away from the cuticle then push the brush towards the cuticle before making the sweep back towards the tip, usually 3 swipes will cover the nail, don’t forget to ‘slightly swipe’ and seal the tips of the nails with colour.
  4.  Ideally, finish with Topcoat to add shine and to seal and protect the colour, don’t forget to also swipe the tips with topcoat to extend the wear time.

Leighton Denny Nail paints and fragrances on Ms Tantrum Blog

This EDP comes in a portable stick that is easy to travel with and has got moisturizing properties. This ensures your skin holds fragrance better, for a longer-lasting, deeper fragrance experience.

Top: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peach, White Pepper

Heart: Lily, Gardenia, Jasmine, Rose

Base: Myrrh, Patchouli, Incense, Amber

This is a fruity mixture of pepper, myrrh and incense, offers a warm welcoming unique fragrance. With its heart of gardenia, jasmine, lily and rose, which are merged with top notes of mandarin, grapefruit, peach and white pepper.

This solid EDP can be used alone or as a base to intensify liquid fragrances.

Whenever I put photos of these travel size EDP sprays from LD on my social media, I get asked if these little gorgeous bottles are lipsticks. They do look really stunning and catch everyone’s attention. Easy to travel with and the bottle is refillable so you don’t worry anything.

Top: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Peach, White Pepper.

Heart: Lily, Gardenia, Jasmine, Rose.

Base: Myrrh, Patchouli, Incense, Amber.

The fragrance is a special blend including a fruity mixture of pepper, myrrh and incense, offers a warm welcoming unique fragrance, which can be worn day or night. With its heart of gardenia, jasmine, lily and rose, LIGHT & DARK Original triggers instincts of allure, attraction and desire, which is merged with top notes of mandarin, grapefruit, peach and white pepper to stimulate confidence and distinctiveness.

This fruity fragrance has an explosion of red fruits that makes your mouth water from the first hit…  With florals and a creamy base, the ah ping, blood orange, watermelon and red apple sit happily alongside delicate traces of jasmine and pink lotus, but there’s still more to come.

Top: Ah Ping, Blood Orange, Watermelon, Red Apple

Middle: Mirabilis Jasmine, Lotus Flower, Pink Violet

Base: Sweet Musk, Cream Vanilla, Light Coconut Sorbet

There is the slightest scent of coconut but don’t assume that you are looking at another “suntan” style fragrance.  What you actually get is a hint of coconut mixing beautifully with the musk and staying on your skin when everything else has faded. The vanilla gives a sweetness, but again it’s not at all overpowering.

Leighton Denny products can also be bought via John Lewis, LookFantastic, QVC UK & Marks & Spencer in the UK.

Until next time..

Ash xoxo

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*These products were sent to me complimentary for testing purposes. Opinions are my own – honest & unbiased!


Multi Awards Finalist & Brides Magazine Contributor with a strong love for high-end Beauty & Fragrance and also a soft spot for highstreet finds here and there. Full-time Digital Content Creator & Product Photographer living in Buckinghamshire, UK. Top Influencer for Atelier Cologne - Mar'19, Liberty - Feb'19 & Net-a-Porter – July’18 | Fohr Verified


  1. Love how you have in detailed mentioned how to perfectly apply nail polish!

  2. I’ve always wanted to try Leighton Denny. His colours always look so rich and so pigmented.

    Toni | sheergloss

  3. Good to know that LD has its own fragrance line too!

  4. Renji Anooj says:

    very nice products..I love that blue nail paint shade a lot..very pretty and unique

  5. Pretty nails ! Never thought it would turn out so nice

    Ankita | Beautistaa.com | Fashion & Beauty Blog

  6. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    I thought those were lipsticks too!! I just love the packaging! It’s nice that they are refillable! I think I need to try out this nail polish! Mine constantly chips no matter what I do!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  7. Danielle Beautyblog says:

    The crystal nail file is my absolute favourite! Mine broke in my handbag a few months ago and I haven’t been able to to replace it!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  8. Preet@thevelvetlife says:

    These sound amazing, the brand is new to me but sounds so good. The Rolls Royce of nail files, I will have to check that. The nail colors are so gorgeous.

  9. Maneater is a bomb.. So rich, so beautiful.. Miss Behavin’ is gorgeous too…

  10. thestyletune says:

    Omg the packaging is so cute, lovely shots!!

  11. Those dark nail paints look so so good!

  12. Purvi Thakkar says:

    Love the way you mentioned all the details ☺️

  13. Claire says:

    These atomisers look absolutely stunning.

    CLaire xx

  14. Both shades of nail paints look fab.


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