We were on the ground covering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and the first show up was Camilla and Marc. Napoleon Perdis was on makeup and said that the inspiration came directly from the Russian Matryoshka doll — also an inspiration for the designers. The nails, by Ciate, took on a mannequin effect with a seamless, skin-coloured nude, and the hair was simple and wearable. Click through to read what the hair and makeup artists had to say backstage before the show.
The standard French manicure is practically a beauty faux pas at this point, but Kaley Cuoco showed us how to take a modern spin that's fresh and unexpected. She went for a bare nail that was accented with a chromatic gold tip. To re-create her look, the key is to start off with a flattering base coat, such as Butter London's Nail Foundation ($24.95). This subtly tinted polish will hide any imperfections in the nail but still allow your natural nail to show through. Once you apply your base coat, use a metallic gold polish, like Ciaté Sand Dune (approx $15.30), to polish the tip. Finish the look with a glossy top coat for a "polished" look.
It's likely you have a few bottles of clear nail polish lying around in your manicure kit. Now it's time to expand the horizons of your trusty clear lacquer into other areas, from furniture to fashion. We've collated our top 10 favourites, click through to learn more.
Nails are arguably the biggest thing in beauty right now. And whether you prefer nail art or are more of a one-polish only kind of gal, there's something available to suit your style: magnetic, glitter, decals, and gel polishes are constantly hitting the market. Regardless of whether you hit the salon for a weekly manicure or you like to pamper at home, we want to know: what was the greatest nail brand of 2012? Cast your vote now and tell us what you think.
If a loved one gave us a nail set or even just a new polish for Christmas, it's safe to say we'd be stoked with a capital S. There's no easier way to light up your life than with some neon nails or perhaps a little bit of glitter — so we're rounding up our favourites for you. And if you're hoping to get all of you festive shopping out of the way this weekend, don't forget to check out our other gift guides!
Looking for a way to jazz up your party manicure? Take a style cue from Jessica Biel and go for full-on texture. The actress arrived at the premiere of Hitchcock with a deliciously decadent caviar manicure. The silver beads paired perfectly with her ornate Oscar de la Renta trouser-and-blouse combination. While Jessica opted to give every finger the textured treatment, you can try a more subtle take on this with one accent nail.
Try the Ciaté Caviar Manicure in Rainbow ($36) for a similar feel to Jessica's nail art. Start off by painting each nail with the pink polish. Following the packaging's instructions, apply the beads to the ring finger only. You'll have a stand out manicure that isn't too over the top. Now if only we had an engagement ring as lush as Jessica's to match!
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While our Sugar sisters in the US are headed into Fall, we're loving their Summer look back at the hottest nail trends and colours. While they move into browns, greys and just generally darker hues, we're gearing up for another Aussie Summer full of tangerine, sea foam, and 3D nail art effects. And don't forget your neons — another trend you'll want on those spirit fingers in the coming weeks.