New Essie shades

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How gorgeous are these new Essie shades?

From left to right there’s:

  • go ginza – soft cherry blossom pink
  • bond with whomever – the perfect lilac
  • madison ave-hue – a chic New York pink
  • maximillian strasse-her – a cool grey-green
  • avenue maintain – a cornflour blue

I love that Essie is now available in Australia. You can find it at Priceline or adorebeauty.

What’s your favourite essie shade?

Hello Darling New Nail Wraps

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Hello Darling have recently released some new nail wraps with some of the best designs I’ve ever seen.

You know I’m a huge fan of nail stickers as the easiest nail art around. These Hello Darling wraps are the perfect way to fake nail art.

My picks are these adorable Versus dog and cat nails,  and I love the galaxy nails too. Actually, I love all of the Hello Darling designs.

These nail wraps are quite flexible and very easy to apply. You can re-position them if you put them on crooked and just file the end to fit your nail.

At $8.95 these nail wraps are a cost effective way to fake nail art, and they last for almost a week without chips. You can paint over them with a top coat for extra protection.

Are you a fan of nail stickers?

Hello Darling Party Polishes – Fiesta, Fisso and Fête

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I adore these party polishes from Hello Darling.

These three limited edition shades are inspired by Hello Darling founder, Heather, as she’s celebrating her 30th birthday this year. They are part of the Hello Darling subscription and only a few bottles were released for separate sale.

Delivery Darling is a fantastic service where you receive 3 new polishes every month for only $39.95. Each of these party polishes is $35.95 to purchase separately so that is an amazing saving. Plus how much fun is it to get new polish in the the post every month! It’s a great gift idea for Christmas.

Fiesta is my favourite of the three party polishes. It’s a vibrant red with a rasberry glitter. All of these shades are extremely long wearing and opaque in one coat.

Fisso is a stunning sea green – turquoise glitter and is the perfect colour on it’s own or looks amazing layered over navy polish.

Fête is a magenta glitter and it divine on. It’s perfect as a feature nail or on your toes.

Head to Hello Darling to order your polishes and I’d be dropping some hints for a Delivery Darling subscription for Christmas.

What’s your favourite party polish?

Loving…3D Glitter Nails

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Can’t get enough of textured nail art? Try these simple glitter dipped nails.

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How to: 3D Glitter Nails

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I was sent these BYS Glitter Dust nail packs and inside are all you need to create 3D glitter nails:

– Base colour
– Loose glitter
– Brush

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Step-by-step

It’s really a simple three step process to create these glitter textured nails. Just

  1. Paint
  2. Dip
  3. Brush

Style tips

  • Glitter can be messy so do your nails over a piece of paper so you can clean up easily. Even better, do your nails outside!
  • Seal the glitter with a topcoat, though I found it wore ok without it. You’ll have less glitter fall if you use a topcoat.

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Are you a fan of 3D nails?

DIY Macadamia Oil Hand and Cuticle Treatment

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Do you suffer from dry or irritated cuticles? Try this easy and natural DIY nail treatment that will leave your hands and cuticles feeling soft and smooth.

This treatment comes from the fabulous Heather of Hello Darling nail polish. I was chatting on Instagram with Kim-Marie about cuticles and Heather suggested this fabulous DIY treatment which I tried immediately and I can attest it really works.

What you need

  • Macadamia oil
  • Powderless latex gloves

You can find macadamia oil at the supermarket or health food store. It’s also great in salad dressings.

Make sure you check the gloves that they are powder free. You can find boxes of disposable gloves at the pharmacy or drugstore.

DIY Macadamia Oil Hand and Cuticle Treatment

  1. Gently warm around 1/2 cup of macadamia oil on the stove or in the microwave.
  2. Pour the oil into your gloves and ensure it is equally distributed.
  3. Put your hands in the gloves for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Discard gloves and wash your hands in warm water.
  5. Enjoy your soft, delicious smelling hands.

Treatment tips

  • Go to the bathroom before doing this treatment. You want to relax and enjoy the hand treatment!
  • Place a small towel on your lap to protect your clothes in case any oil comes out of the gloves.
  • Gently massage your fingertips while wearing the gloves. This feels nice and makes sure all the oil is distributed to your nails.

What’s your trick for keeping your cuticles soft? Do you do any DIY hand treatments?