The easiest leopard print nails ever

Easy leopard nail polish

To me, leopard print should be considered a neutral.

It’s no secret that I love a bit of animal print from my shoes to bags to jackets. I also love some leopard nail art but lately I just don’t have time for that sort of thing.

That’s why I love this genius new ANE polish from Uslu Airlines.

Leopard nail polish

USLU airlines leopard nail polish

Use it as a topcoat on your fave polish or on clear nails. It’s a fabulous nail art cheat, and you know I love a beauty shortcut.

Find it at Outergold.

Nail Polish Addicts Anonymous NPAA Surry Hills

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What started as a monthly club for polish lovers has now become Sydney’s coolest new nail salon.

Welcome to N.P.A.A. That’s short for Nail Polish Addicts Anonymous. Run by the stylish and charming Nella van Veenendaal, N.P.A.A. is located above The Collector Store on Crown Street in Surry Hills.

Nella nail art is fabulous and her work has appeared in Oyster, V Magazine and Dish-Pig.

I love that she’s opened up so close to my home and can’t wait to get in to see her soon and my nails done!

Make an appointment with Nella now. Here are the deets:

N.P.A.A.

Level 2, 473 Crown Street
Surry Hills

http://www.nailpolishaddictsanonymous.com

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Coconut Revolution Lemongrass Mint Hand Cream

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I love a good hand cream but too often the fragrances remind me of my mum or grandma.

Don’t get me wrong, I like a classic rose scent but now I’ve found something better.

Coconut Revolution are a relatively new Australian brand and all their products feature cold pressed coconut oil. It has a deliciously fresh lemongrass and mint scent and soaks in quickly to your skin to care for your nails and cuticles.

This product was kindly sent to me to trial and now it has found a permanent home in my handbag. I’m lucky to get to trial many products in my work and only ones that make it to handbag status will be featured here.

The only thing you have to be careful of with this hand cream is not to smell your hands too much in public.Coconut Revolution Lemongrass Mint hand cream smells delicious but it can make you look like a crazy person when you sniff your hands.

What’s your favourite hand cream? Do you always carry one with you like me?

Ahoy Sailor – Nautical Nail Art by Bio Sculpture

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Ahoy Sailor!

I love a theme party and when I had to go to a nautical themed party at the Problogger conference I decided to get my nails in on the act too.

I wasn’t sure how to do my nails but I went to the new Nail Lounge salon in Surry Hills and asked nail star Kaori for her advice. BioSculpture have expanded their head office to include an amazing new nail salon on the ground floor. It’s just a few blocks from where I live so it’s going to be a new favourite of mine for sure.

BioSculptue is my preferred gel nail and the wear on these nails is flawless. I love the asymmetrical design and have had received so many compliments on these fun sailor nails.

Are you a fan of gel nails? Do you include your nails as part of your outfit for costume parties?

Scented Nail Polish – Nail it! by Sportsgirl

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Scented nail polish – who knew there was such a thing?

I mean, you don’t generally go up and ask someone to smell your finger, do you?

But what if a gentleman wants to kiss your hand, or you touch your boyfriend’s face? Then these tropical scented polishes are perfect.

I love the novelty when I’m doing my nails as the scent is better than the usual polish aroma. It makes painting my nails more fun.

I’m still obsessed with all things orange, so tangerine is my favourite, but the pineapple is perfect for summer.

How do you feel about scented nail polishes? What’s your favourite fragrant polish?

The Lacquer Lab London Pop Up

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The Lacquer Lab is a new polish label launching this month in the UK.

They are holding two special pop up events at Old Spitalfields Market on 7th December and at the Handmade Christmas markets on 13th, 14th and 15th December at the O2 Arena.

Their website is launching next week and I’m looking forward to finding out more about this new nail polish brand.

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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Nail Romance - Hello Darling Fete

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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?

Illamasqua UV Glow Nail Polishes

Make a statement with these Illamasqua polishes that glow neon under ultra violet light.

Illamasqua neon ultra violet nail polishes

Available in three shades: Seance – a purple shimmer, Omen – an acid green and Ouija – a pearl pink (not shown). You can also make any polish react under UV lights with Geist, a clear coat that glows under black lights.

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You really need to see these polishes in action and I just love this manicure by Lucy’s Stash featuring Ouija, a pretty pink that turns neon under black lights.

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Think of the nail art designs you can create using Geist! You can purchase these colours separately or in a box set that’s currently on special online.

Illamasqua is available at Myer stores and at Illamasqua.com.