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 Fiesta

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?

Toi et Moi nails by Bio Sculpture

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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

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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?

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?

NYFW Nail trends to try right now

It’s no surprise (to me, anyway) that nail art is one of the biggest beauty trend of New York Fashion Week.

Here’s Nail Romance’s pick of the biggest nail trends to try right now.

Matching Tips & Lips

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Kate Moss says it’s a no-no to match your lipstick to your nails, but Zac Posen and several designers others disagree. Oxblood lips and tips are a huge trend for Fall 2013. Try Essie Carry On, as seen at Zac Posen, Essie Bordeaux as seen at Wes Gordon or Butter London Las Moss, as seen at Dannijo.

Nude Nails

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Keep it chic and simple with a classic nude nail. This trend is so easy to wear, and is perfect if you’re not so great at painting your nails. Try Essie Lady Like, as seen at Caroline Herrera, Essie Sand Tropez as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim or OPI’s San Tan-tonio as seen at Jason Wu. Also spotted backstage at Dannijo was Butter London Yummy Mummy, one of my fave nude polishes. The nails for Alexander Wang were cread by CND and have a worn, feathered texture.

Matte Nails

NYFW nail trends to try now - Matte Black Nails

Tone it down for fall with a matte finish. Not only does a matte topcoat allow you to play with textures, you can get a totally different finish to your favorite polish. Matte was paired with black at Nonoo, while models wore Black Onyx by OPI with a matte top coat at BCBG.

Combine this matte polish trend with nude nails for an uber-chic finish. Matte nude nails were seen at The Row, Helmut Lang and DKNY.

Reverse Moons

NYFW nail trends to try now - Reverse Moon manicures

Reverse moons are a simple two step nail art you can take straight from the runway. How stunning is the La Perla manicure featuring nude nails in Butter London Yummy Mummy and a black moon using Union Jack Black. Or try the black and silver reverse moon manicure at Mara Hoffman. Veronica Beard took it one step further with Essie All tied up on the moon, then two coats of Brownie Points and finished on the tip with Berry Hard.

Swirled Nails at Rebecca Minkoff

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Inspired by the night sky, the nails at the Rebecca Minkoff presentation also have an oil slick quality to them. Recreate the look by applying each shade in small dots, starting with the darkest shade. Finish the look by swirling the colors together with a thin paintbrush and a layer of top coat. Colors used were Essie As Gold as it Gets, Penny Talk, Go Overboard, Blue Rhapsody and Aruba Blue.

What’s your fave nail trend from NYFW?

Images courtesy Essie, Style.com, Bellasugar.com

Valentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial – Bows and hearts

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Looking for a way to pretty up your nails for Valentine’s Day? Try nail transfers to update your manicure in minutes.

You don’t need to have a steady hand for this easy nail art. With so many designs available you can pretend you spent hours painting your nails with these simple transfers.

Valentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial

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Start by painting your nail in your base colour. Allow 15 minutes to dry before applying nail transfers for the best results. My nails are painted in this pink-red ombre manicure.

What you need:

How to use nail transfers:

  1. Cut the transfer to fit your nail.
  2. Use tweezers to place the transfer in water for a few seconds. If it starts to sink you’ve left it too long. You just need to dampen the backing paper.
  3. Place the transfer on your nail and let the backing paper slip away. You can reposition the transfer while it’s still damp. Then press it down to remove any air bubbles or creases.
  4. Repeat for each nail and finish with a top coat to seal the transfer in place.

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The designs you can create are only limited by your imagination so have fun with your nails!

Have you tried nail transfers? How are you wearing your nails for Valentine’s Day?

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?

Illamasqua I’mperfection Speckled Nail Polishes

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“The beauty is in our differences, our imperfection is our beauty.” Alex Box.

I love the philosophy behind each Illamasqua collection. The latest offering “I’mperfection” celebrates our flaws and differences.

This spring release included five limited edition speckled nail varnishes. Inspired by the unique markings on birds eggs, the five colors available are:

  • Freckle – speckled soft neutral
  • Fragile – Speckled soft blue (as seen on my ring finger)
  • Mottle – Speckled soft green
  • Scarce – Speckled soft pink (as seen on my nails)
  • Speckle – Speckled soft lilac (as seen in the top photo)

Each polish is semi-opaque and contains various sized matte glitter flecks. The resulting effect is almost like a layered glitter. Use a white base coat for a stronger color finish, or let your nails peek through ever so slightly. I’m wearing two coats on my nails in the above photos.

Also worth looking out for from the new collection are the blush duos (especially Lover & Hussy) which are highly pigmented and come in a handy compact.

Do you embrace your imperfections? And would you wear speckled nails? I think these will be perfect for some Easter themed nail art.

Illamasqua is available from Sephora, Myer and Illamasqua.com

Ombre manicure: Blues and purples

You know for those days when you can’t decide what colour to wear? Why not wear them all!

Blue Purple gradient nail polish

Miss Frou Frou Surrender

Hello Darling  Dreamboat

Maybelline Color Show Sapphire Siren

Miss Frou Frou Skye

Bloom Emily Green Navy

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I love all these polishes and I’ll show you some fun nail art with this manicure next week. If I had to pick a standout, the Bloom polish, part of the Emily Green collaboration, has incredible depth of color and is a beautiful formula to use. It’s opaque in one coat, though I’m wearing two thin coats of all the colors for this multicolor manicure.

Have you tried any of these shades? Which is your favorite?

Nailspiration: Emerald Green – Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

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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