Toi et Moi nails by Bio Sculpture

Biosculpture nails - Toi et Moi show

Classic nail colours were the choice for the latest Toi et Moi collection showing in Sydney. The hero colours were BioSculpture Licorice, French White and Breaking Dawn.

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi show - Licorice - French White - Breaking Dawn

Biosculpture nail polish - licorice - french whote - breaking dawn

I’m really crushing on white nails at the moment. Previously a colour I only considered for French tips, all over white nails are the new French manicure. So simple and so chic.

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi show

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi

What colours are you reconsidering at the moment?

Dazzle Dry Polish – Vive Le Violet

Nail Romance - Dazzle Dry polish in Vive le Violet

Dazzle Dry is a vegan, fast-drying polish that dries hard in five minutes. It’s free from formaldehyde, DBP, toluene and camphor and is non yellowing.

After reading about this brand online I’m pleased that Dazzle Dry polish is now available in Australia.

I was sent Vive le Violet to try along with their three piece nail system kit. After preparing my nails with the Nail Prep and Base Coat, I wasn’t that thrilled with the first coat of Vive Le Violet. Application was a little streaky but the second coat was completely opaque. Then came the Top Coat. This really sealed the deal and gave my nails a super shine finish that looked like a gel polish.

This colour drew a lot of attention on my nails and lasted several days without a chip. I can’t wait to try more colours from the range.

Nail Romance - Dazzle Dry polish - Vive le Violet

Shop the Australian Dazzle Dry store and you can find the US site for Dazzle Dry here.

Nail Art Society

Nailart Society

The Nail Art Society is a new beauty subscription service just for nail art lovers.

If you’re inspired by the nails you see on blogs or Pinterest but never get around to trying them this might just be perfect for you. For $9.95 a month you receive 4-6 nail products and instructions on how to create nail art designs with your new goodies.

You can also check out their tumblr for more nailspiration.

Loving…Kit x Gorman

Kit x Gorman collaboration - nail polish and stickers

My cheat secret to easy nail art are nail stickers and I’m loving the new collaboration between Kit and Gorman.

Gorman is an Australian fashion label known for their unique and fun prints and they translate perfectly to nail art. Combined with a select range of nail polishes, this pint sized collection is perfectly formed.

The stickers come in a pack of 20 strips for $9.95 and have a more elastic texture than other strips I’ve used. Take care placing them on your nails as they can stretch out of shape. To remove them you just peel them off. Top coat will make them last longer.

Kit x Gorman collaboration - nail stickers

Kit x Gorman beauty collaboration

Available from Gorman and Kit.

Loving…Red Pink Ombre Manicures and Essie in Australia

Nail Romance - Essie ombre pink red manicure

Nail Romance - Essie ombre pink to red manicure

Nail Romance - Essie ombre pink red nails

Nail Romance - Essie ombre red pink manicure

A total first world problem is choosing what colour to paint your nails.

I can never decide so I love a gradient manicure.

Creating an ombre effect across your nails is the easiest way to get the look. I tried it with a mix of blues and purple polishes but this tonal pink-red ombre is a new fave.

I’m wearing a range of essie shades: Sugar Daddy, Cute as a button, e nuf is e nuf, Lollipop & Really Red.

It’s possible for me to create this manicure as essie are now more widely available in Australia! 100 essie shades have been released in Australia and are available from select pharmacies and department stores and online from adorebeauty.com.au.

Essie is also available from Target, Nordstrom and Beauty.com.

Do you love ombre manicures?

Tech tips Nano Nails – Fake nails stylus

Nano Nail - stylus fingertip fake nails

Tech Tips have designed a press on nail with a hidden stylus under each tip so every finger acts a stylus with your touch screen devices.

I love using my stylus on my ipad, but a pen it too awkward to use on a phone. I’m still not convinced about press on nails, but this video intrigues me.

Due to be released in May, there’s still no word as to the colour range available. Or whether you can paint your own nail art on them, which are the really important questions.

Are you a fan of press on nails?

Kate Moss talks…about nails

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Kate Moss is launching a new range of nail polish with Rimmel London called Salon Pro. Kate rarely does video interviews and I loved hearing her talk about her nails and how she wears nail polish.

Kate’s favorite nail shape? “My dream nail shape would be a Sixties oval or long, almond-shaped nail,” she said. “I’ve heard square nails are coming back – but I’m fighting it!”

Kate told Grazia UK “I love colour and nail polish is an easy way to experiment with it, adding the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Just like I always have the perfect playlist to match a certain mood, I really wanted to create a range of shades for every mood and occasion”.

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The new Rimmel Salon Pro with Lyrca collection will be available from 10 April 2013. The collection includes Kate Moss’ ten new shades that read like a playlist for your nails. Colors include New Romantics, Rock’n’Roll, Classical Red, Punk Rock, Disco Fever, Rhythym & Blues and Kate’s favorite neutral Soul Sessions.

Kate is not a fan of matching your nails, or your clothes. “On a set it would be a big no-no to match the lip with a nail. There’s always a clash.”

Do you like to match your nails or do you like to clash like Kate?

Nailspiration: Emerald Green – Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

Pantone - Emerald - Color of the year 2013 - Nail Romance

Pantone has heralded Emerald as the Colour of the Year for 2013. While I contemplated wearing Pantone emerald green hair on Hair Romance, I think it’s much easier to wear emerald green on your nails.

At the moment I don’t have ANY emerald green nail polish in my collection. How could I be missing such a vital trend colour? I’m sure I won’t have any trouble fixing that issue and here’s some nailspiration to inspire you to try emerald green on your nails.

Are you a fan of the new Pantone Colour of the Year? What’s your favourite emerald green polish?

Image credits: Temptalia The Hungry Asian, Pshiiit, Vampy Varnish