You're right, we'll use any excuse to feature more of the orange lipsticks and nail polishes we love! Orange is the trend of the season — straight from the international runways to your hands and lip — but it's also perfect for Halloween. Maybe you don't want to go crazy with a costume and would prefer to have small details that say boo?! Try orange lips and black nails, or even orange nails and blood red lips. . . Click, click.
This is the final winners announcement for the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards 2013! When it comes to nails, the Best Colour Collection, Best Hand or Nail Treatment and Best Nail Art or Appliqué categories have been exciting ones on the back of a big year for the nail industry. Click through to see our winners across all three categories, and don't forget to peruse the winners in skincare, body, hair and makeup.
- Bys Glitter for Nails
- Manicare Glam Express Nail Wraps
- Layla Caviar Effect Nail Art
- Rock Beauty London Nail Rock 3D Doodad Mix
- Sportsgirl Art Nails 3 in 1 DIY Nail Art Pen
Editor's Pick: Manicare Glam Express Nail Wraps. "Easy to apply and super staying power. Rather than doing all of my nails, I prefer to do a feature nail and match with a complementary colour. Not only does it tone down the nail art look (not always office appropriate!), it lasts longer. " — Alison Larsen, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor
Which one gets your vote?
This month marks the middle month of Winter, eek! By now your beauty regime should have gone into full, cold weather swing; with cream cleansers, thicker moisturisers and even a warmer-smelling scent. If you still need to tick a few of these boxes, it's not too late. The beauty world is bursting with some stand out new products, from super serums to affordable, smile-inducing blush.
Have you heard the news? Emerald green is 2013's colour of the year, which naturally means you need to get it onto your nails, stat. Wearing boldly-coloured clothing can be a little tricky, but slicking some onto your nails means you can try trends in a less scary fashion. Here, we've picked out our top five emerald green polishes, all in different shades or with different features. Like a bit of metallic? There's one for you. Want to add a bit of sparkle? We've got you covered! And need we remind you that it's Christmas in 10 days? What could be more perfect than festive green polish? Get amongst it, beauties!
One of the strongest makeup look to come out of New York fashion week so far is the minimalist. Whether it be nude lips at Victoria Beckham, neutral nails at Zac Posen (and Derek Lam and Thakoon), white nails at Rag & Bone, barely there makeup at Altuzarra and Charlotte Ronson and clean, natural hair at Jill Stuart; this Spring is looking like a beautifully plain one. There's an emphasis on strong brows and contouring on the face, with nude (and matte) nails reigning supreme. In this week's colour story, we're taking our cues from the runway and going back to basics. Just remember that this isn't about no makeup, this is about nude makeup with a dash of dewy, highlighted cheekbones to boot — all hail the minimalist.
We pick up so many tips and tricks backstage at fashion shows, so this week was particularly educational because we had both the David Jones and Myer Spring Summer fashion launches. Both shows proved the power of a simple, bold lip, and channelled all things warm with radiant skin and powerful hair. So for this week's new and improved budget beauty buy gallery, we thought we'd show you how to get the look at home with products a little cheaper but just as effective as those used on the runway. Time to click, see you at the other end with change from a 20.
We're always on the lookout for amazing budget beauty buys, because just like most women, we want to be able to follow the beauty trends without spending a fortune. You see that's the great thing about beauty, it's easy to rock say, the upcoming neon trend, or wear a bright lip at just a moment's notice — and often for under $20! Click through to see our top 10 budget buys this week that will give you that, I-can't-wait-to-go-home-and-try-this feeling...
What's on your beauty buy list this week? Maybe you need a new a new polish to send you soaring into the weekend, or if you've got a case of the Winter blues, why not aim for that dewy glow we see on so many celebrity red carpets? It's easy to achieve with a cream highlighter and some sculpting prowess. But the best part? They each come in at under $20. Products that will lift your mood and your confidence don't have to cost a fortune! You heard it here first...