Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués

We're late converts to stick-on nails.  (Not exactly the type to walk around with Union Jack nails, or zebra stripes.) But we defy anyone not to be seduced by these grab-'em-while-you-can creations by luxury designers Marchesa, for Revlon.  Inspired by their autumn (sorry, 'fall') 2013 collection, they're gilded and textured or lacy and lovely.  And, more importantly, a breeze to use:  find the nail to fit, stick it on, and trim the end with a clipper.  No drying time, no smudging, no nail damage - and just peel them off, in time.

And if you're not bold enough to do the whole hand?  With some important business meetings coming up, we just used them on our thumbs - and got a ridiculous amount of pleasure looking at our 'secret', bejewelled digits, over the next few days.

UK readers find Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués/£8.99 for 18 strips (to fit most nail sizes) at www.boots.combuy here