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Hello lovelies,

I've had a chance to try and review two Leighton Denny products designed to speed up the drying time of your manicure. I've got Miracle Mist and Miracle Drops, both available at the QVC website.

Let's check out Miracle Mist spray first.

Lucy's Stash - Review of Leighton Denny Miracle Mist and Miracle Drops

Miracle Mist is a 'speed-drying' spray for nail polish. The can has 75 ml and it's aerosol so just press for a stream of mist. It smells really nice, kind of like tropical coconut scent, really sweet. The Miracle Mist doesn't leave any oily residue at all nor it effects the gloss of nail polish.

Now to the main part - does it deliver? Well it does speed up the drying time significantly but I wouldn't say in 60 seconds...maybe couple of minutes. The polish dries enough for you to touch it and not ruin it but if you bump into something hard then you might still ruin your gorgeous mani. I do like the product because it does help speed up the nail polish drying and I will be taking this on my holiday as the can is small.

How to use:

  • Allow your top coat to dry for 60 seconds then apply Miracle Mist
  • Hold the can 15cm away from nails and spray each nail for 2 seconds
  • Wait 60 seconds then repeat      
  • In 60 seconds your nail will be dry and ready to go
  • Do not apply Miracle Mist between coats as this will adversely affect the drying time

The 75ml can of Miracle Mist is sold on QVC for £11 (+£2.95 P&P;).

The next product is Miracle drops:

Lucy's Stash - Review of Leighton Denny Miracle Mist and Miracle Drops

Miracle Drops are pretty straightforward product. You put a drop on the nail once you've finished applying it and let it dry. The drops do dry the polish very fast, dare I say a bit faster than the spray, but they don't dry up all the layers of the polish only the top one so you still have to be careful with your nails.

Once you've applied the drops, they leave shiny residue that seems to moisturise the cuticles a bit. But because of the shine I can't use them before taking pictures for blog. They don't have any scent, they smell a bit like alcohol though.

One bottle of drops has 12ml and sells for £11 at Leighton Denny's website but you can buy two bottles for £15 (+£2.95 P&P;) at QVC.

Lucy's Stash - Review of Leighton Denny Miracle Mist and Miracle Drops

Have you tried one of these or do you use a different product? let me hear your experiences!

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*This product has been provided for a review

Hello lovelies,


Do you ever need to paint your nails but don't have enough time to let them dry properly? You've probably answered yes as I too have the same problem more often then I'd like to. This fast-drying spray is the solution!


I've been testing The Ultimate Fix spray by Beauty Narcotix for a while now and I'm ready to tell you what I think about it.


Firstly, let me tell you a bit more about the product:


From The Ultimate Fix website:

  • With the Ultimate Fix you can achieve the beautiful, long lasting, high shine results that gels give without the potential hassle of gel nails.
  • Chip Proof ..keeps nails perfect for longer
  • Non oily…use on all coats
  • For use on all enamel colours, base coats and top coats (BUT NOT GEL)
  •  UV protection. No discolouration 
  • Manicures dry in 5-10 minutes (Saving over 15 minutes)
  • Pedicures dry in 15-20 minutes (Saving over 30 minutes) more flip flops in the snow!!
  • Intoxicating fragrance
  • Made in the UK
  • No CFC’s; Parabens or anything we think is bad for you!


Lucy's Stash - The Ultimate Fix
Lucy's Stash - The Ultimate Fix



It comes in a big can that holds 200ml of the product which should be, according to the beauty Narcotix, enough for at least 50 manicures. I can tell you that I've been using it for two weeks now and it still feels very full. The design of the can looks very professional and smart, I like the black colour and red accent colour.


This spray unlike the rest of fast-drying sprays is supposed to be used on each layer of the polish. It doesn't leave an oily residue so it didn't cause me any problems when applying another layer of polish. But please don't drench your nails in it, I was told 'less is more' with it ;) it id does make sense. If you spray too close and too much there will be a bit of a wet film and it will take a while to dry. However if you spray from the advised 15-20cm there will be almost no residue on the nails.


The scent: There is quite strong scent that might not be pleasant to everybody. It is sweet and heavy and it does last quite a while. I don't mind it, in fact I like it.


I can't comment of the prolonged durability of the manicure as I never wear them for more than few days. 


I've taken a picture of the directions for you as well...


Lucy's Stash - The Ultimate Fix
Lucy's Stash - The Ultimate Fix
Lucy's Stash - The Ultimate Fix

You might be interested to know that there is now a mini size of this spray, perfect for travelling, to trial the spray or as a stocking filler (gotta think ahead, right?). The mini can holds 50ml of the product which should treat at least 12 manicures or pedicures and costs £9.50 (free P&P;). 


Lucy's Stash - The Ultimate Fix

And the most important question of the day - Does it work? Yes, it really does! It speeds up the drying time immensely! I have tried many fast-drying products including OPI spray and China Glaze drops and I can honestly say the Ultimate Fix beats them all. This is my go-to product from now on!


EDIT: I've now tried this spary over OPI Matte topcoat and it works beautifully, no shiny residue.


The full-size can costs £17 and can be purchased at the Ultimate Fix website.


*This product has been provided for a review