Indulge your inner Anglophile without having to skip across the pond-er, ocean, and save a pricey ride in a black cab. While this nail polish line is actually Seattle-based, the line is inspired by Big Ben’s hometown. Creative Director and celebrity manicurist Nonie Creme designed the chic and modern bottles, along with the expansive colour palette. Shades like neon pink “Dolly Bird” to the royal purple “Prince’s Plums” and deep green “Thames” will fulfill your globetrotting urges. Their lacquers, all of which are “three free” (meaning they don’t contain harmful toluene, DBP and formaldehyde) are also available at their airport salons across the U.S. Expect a couture experience (chandeliers and extravagant wallpaper set the mood) at a dirt-cheap price ($20 for a manicure).
If you can’t decide on just one shade, try the Fashionista’s Favourites for Spring/Summer 2008. It includes the fleshy “Tea with the Queen”—a colour pared-down enough for any occasion.
Available at Holt Renfrew and select airports across Western U.S.