FREEHANDDESIGNSINTHECITYSNEWWAVEOFCREATIVENAILBARS Thehalf-moonmanicure atLeightonDenny LOWDOWN: Its a look that has lived through two wars, and now the man who decorates Dita Von Teeses digits has resurrected this retro style. Its a classic polish, but with immaculate crescent moons painted in a neutral tone to look bare. Wartime ladies favoured pillar-box red but bringing the half-moon into the 21st century, Leighton does his in earthy terracotta and dark green shades, too. VERDICT: Immaculate and finger- slimming, a beautiful classic. From 25 (see leightondenny.com for your nearest salon) 0845 862 0515 TheChanelmanicure atNailgirls LOWDOWN: This nail salon has become the manicure mecca for stars in north London, including Miquita Oliver and VV Brown. The girls can turn their hand to pretty much anything, but we went for the Chanel mani, available in oh-so-now black matte leather or glossy patent, finished with those iconic interlocking Cs. VERDICT: I loved it! Brilliant, and they lasted for weeks. From 5 for two fingers/toes; 20 full hand/foot. Bedazzle jewels/ flowers, 3 for three stones, 20 full nail. 50 Cross Street, N1, (020 7359 2772, nailgirls.co.uk), ThemaverickFrench attheScinSalon LOWDOWN: Paris Hilton has been seen with a maverick French in chocolate brown, and Hilary Duff opted for gold tips. Try it double reverse: both moons and tips in a contrasting shade. Choose white on black, or create the look in Essies new clashing tones: Chinchilly and Pink Parka. VERDICT: A real party look. The grey contrasts perfectly with pink tips. I could see Lily Allen with this. 15 for any file and polish including reverse French; 25 quick- fix manicure. 222 Great Portland Street, W1; 27 Kensington Park Road (scin.uk.com) London Lite Monday, 26 October 2009 13 manicurehalf-moonThe DennyLeightonat LOWDOWN: through two wars, and now the man anything, but we went for the Chanel interlocking Cs. it!lovedI weeks.forlastedtheyandBrilliant, thecreateorblack,onwhiteChoose tones:clashingnewEssiesinlook Parka.PinkandChinchilly VERDICT: pinkwithperfectlycontrastsgrey AllenLilyseecouldItips. this.with le and polishfi including reverse AllenLilyseecouldItips. PortlandGreat222 (scin.uk.com)Road the half-moon into the 21st century, classic.beautiful leather or glossy patent, finished with those iconic interlocking Cs. VERDICT: weeks.forlastedtheyandBrilliant, 20 full hand/foot. Bedazzle jewels/ nail.full20stones,threefor3owers,fl Shine on: getting nails done at Wah in Dalston; below left, the gorgeous results MinxatDanielGalvin LOWDOWN: Rihanna, Posh and Beyonc have all tarted up talons with Minx films. The impossibly shiny metallic, leopard, tweed or fishnet stick-ons give a finish not possible with polish. Its then all but indelible, even in the bath. They last up to two weeks. VERDICT: Strangers stopped me in the street to ask where I got my fabulous polish. 35, 58-60 George Street, W1 (020 7486 9661, danielgalvin.com) fishnetortweedleopard,metallic, agivestick-ons Its thenpolish. indelible, even They last up to tostreettheinmestoppedStrangers Whats in my fridge? LISA SNOWDON, 38, presents the breakfast show with Johnny Vaughan on 95.8 Capital FM and will also be hosting the Jingle Bell Ball on 5-6 December at The O2, see capitalfm.com IM UP at 4am every weekday and at that time its too early to eat, so Ill have a piece of fruit and tea and honey. When Im there Ill have a plain croissant and some porridge. Ill top the porridge with fruit or nuts. I finish at 10am and if I have a business meeting, then Ill have some more breakfast, usually an egg on toast. Im then not hungry again until about 2pm, when Ill have a chicken wrap or some sushi. I try to drink two litres of water every day. In my fridge theres lots of avocados, tomatoes, hummus, mozzarella, cold meats and smoked fish. I do love my food! But my fridge wouldnt be complete without booze. I have a bottle of champagne and beer in there and some vodka in the freezer. Ill usually have dinner about 6pm and am into Thai green papaya salads at the moment. I love pasta and rice and often make mushroom risotto or spaghetti and meatballs. Nutritionist Fiona Hunter says: LISA clearly has a healthy appetite and a healthy attitude towards her diet. For people who like to graze theres a real danger of picking on foods that are too high in fat, salt or sugar but Lisa seems to avoid this problem by making sure her fridge is stocked full of healthy stuff. One niggle -- theres not much evidence of any dairy products in her diet. The easiest way to rectify this would be to swap her morning croissant for some yogurt or a dairy- based smoothie. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html