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futuristic rose quartz nails

As promised here's the first (but not the last!) nail art tutorial with Pantone Color of the Year 2016. These Futuristic Rose Quartz nails were partially inspired by Lackfein's nail design and partially by the new 'shattered glass' nail trend. However, instead of the full on 'shattered glass' look, I just used the 'glass' details READ MORE

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paisley nail art for short nails

For Day 2 of our Nail Designs For Short Nails series, I've decided to attempt paisley. I've always wanted to try this print and after seeing these fabulous Paisley Nails, I thought it shouldn't be a problem with my new short nails. Truth to be told, it was a bit harder than I expected. So READ MORE

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gradient nail art

If you're looking for an easy yet impressive looking manicure idea, this geometric gradient nail art is for you. Nail art brushes are great but nothing compares to good old striping tape for accuracy and speed! Oh sharp corners and perfectly straight lines, how I missed thee. The geometry and muted colours of Roman architecture inspired this READ MORE

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5 best nail care products for travelling

'You only get one chance to make a first impression' as the saying goes. Having a great manicure and pedicure is a must when travelling for everyone, not just nail polish enthusiasts. You never know who you'll meet while travelling, a new friend, a potential business partner, maybe even your future life partner! In all READ MORE

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pop art nails black and white nails

Last week we left Sydney for another around the world trip - first stop Beijing. To compliment my travelling outfit which, against all the odds and possibly reason was all white, I went for these black and white pop art nails with a pink stripe. The design was freehand painted. I really wanted to test drive some of READ MORE

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nail trends spring summer 2015 mbfwa 2015

The much anticipated Spring Summer 2015 nail trend report from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) has arrived! Whether it's due to Australia's warm weather or signature casual beach style, simple plain nails and nude colours were again dominating the runways. However, it was the team of the newcomer FABY whose manicures got everyone talking READ MORE

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Ali Magliveras essie australia nail director

With 20 years of experience, Ali Magliveras is one of the most respected professionals in the Australian beauty industry. I met Ali first time at MBFWA in 2014. Like some kind of nail fairy, she was quickly painting nails here and there, answering questions, posing for photos, always impeccably professional and always smiling in the READ MORE

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