Beauty Recommended By Me

Summer Claws Fit For A Queen With Truebrit London *

16th June 2016

I feel we’ve got to know each other quite well, so now is probably a good point to confess my secret love of all things royal. I’m not joking, I have a minor obsession.

The royal wedding was like a dream for me. Three of my favourite things: Kate Middleton, Alexander McQueen and weddings (Well, back when they were a mythical thing and not something I actually had to plan myself) combined … I shed a tear. If I could, I swear I would be one of those old people camping out for days outside the hospital with the little British flags when the Prince and Princesses are born. Despite living just over the bridge and having been to London countless times over the course of my life for work and fun, last year I dragged A to London to do the whole tourist thing and we went to see the crown jewels and palace. I’ve since developed a strong desire to carry a scepter and get a pet raven, but I digress.

Imagine my excitement when I receive these gorgeous boxes in the post from Truebrit London *, a quintessentially British brand who are striving to set new standards of luxury for your claws.

This post may contain affiliate links. For more info read my disclaimer.

Now I’ve got some new bling on my finger -which I can’t stop staring at, like a happily married little magpie- I’ve been making more of an effort to keep my nails in better shape. Summer is approaching and my wardrobe has moved from 100% black to almost all black with some white, grey or even khaki if I’m feeling adventurous, allowing me to bring out the Summery make up and nail colours.

I have a bit of an affinity for obnoxiously bright pink, so when invited to try these products out, that’s exactly what I asked for and wow, did Truebrit deliver.


Brighton Rock‘ -can we address how cute these names are?- is like my favourite hexcode (#ff0084 forever), in nail varnish form. Unlike a lot of polishes, it keeps that vivid pink colour when applied, which I love. It’s a matte colour but on the nail has a nice shiny finish. The only nail varnish I’ve tried which has come close to this level of hot pink was one from the MAC Loves Barbie collection in 2007.


Nudes are applicable for all seasons so naturally I wanted to try their nude offering, which came in the form of this lovely shade ‘The Summer House‘. This has a subtle warm pearlescent shimmer to it, which makes it feel perfect for Summer.


I applied two layers with a base and top coat, which wore really well. From a slightly obsessive perspective, I love how the square bottles sit neatly together.


Overall I’m very impressed with these and will be ordering a few more of their shades (hello Full Monty, Duchess and Victoria) to add to my collection.

What colours are you wearing on your nails this Summer?

You can find more reviews like this by browsing my product directory.

  • Isabelle Collins
    16th June 2016 at 5:27 pm

    These are so pretty, I love the nude shade! x

    • Amy
      16th June 2016 at 8:47 pm

      I’m loving it too πŸ™‚ x

  • Jacquard Flower
    16th June 2016 at 9:22 pm

    The colours look gorgeous, especially the nude one. Gemma x

    • Amy
      17th June 2016 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Gemma, I think the nude shade is my favourite too. x

  • Yiotou_La
    17th June 2016 at 6:00 am

    I loved the Royal wedding too. Omg, how gorgeous was her dress!!! A dream!!! Love both shades, the nude one looks incredible! πŸ™‚


    • Amy
      17th June 2016 at 9:13 am

      Argh I know! The nude is my fav too πŸ™‚ x

  • Sophie Robinson
    19th June 2016 at 9:30 pm

    The Summer House shade looks to die for! I have never heard of this brand so thank you for writing this post. XX

    • Amy
      21st June 2016 at 10:20 am

      It’s my current favourite for sure. NP Sophie I’m glad you enjoyed <3

  • Rachel Stinson
    20th June 2016 at 10:39 pm

    These look absolutely gorgeous πŸ˜€ Have to say though I never wear ordinary polish anymore only gel πŸ™‚ xx

    • Amy
      21st June 2016 at 10:20 am

      I’m so jealous of you and your gel skills, can you come to Wales and do mine every week please? xx

      • Rachel Stinson
        24th June 2016 at 9:45 pm

        It’s really so simple once you have all the stuff πŸ˜€ I wish I could that would be so much fun πŸ˜€ xoxo

        • Amy
          27th June 2016 at 2:40 pm

          You should share some tutorials! πŸ˜€