Maniday: Face of Australia – Show Off

Ed’s note: This post was written by contributor, Kate Derrick.

It’s maniday. Every Monday we like to share what we’re wearing on our nails and why.

Kate Derrick's review of Show Off nail polish by Face of Australia for My Fair Lipstick

Brand/Product: Face of Australia – nail polish

Colour: Show Off  – a bright coral from their Colour Pro Enamel range.

Price: $6.95 from Priceline, Big W or K-mart or shop online.

Why I Wore It: A friend of mine was having a summer barbecue and I was rostered on for four night shifts at the hospital where I work –  yuck. But I was determined to go despite the fact I never do anything other than sleep, work and whinge when I’m on nights. I knew I’d be dragging myself out of bed at 4pm to go to the barbecue before work and that it was highly unlikely I’d have the energy to be dressing up. So before starting nights I bought Show Off, a bright summery colour that I knew would add some summer to my otherwise sleepy demeanour.

And so the afternoon of the barbecue I rolled out of bed and off I went in my scrub pants, a t-shirt I wearily pulled out of my draw, a pair of thongs and my summer nail polish. I looked like a dag but my nail polish was awesome.

Kate Derrick's review of Show Off nail polish by Face of Australia for My Fair Lipstick

At least I knew at 3am there was a summer BBQ going on in these shoes.

Why we love it: It’s free from Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate. It’s long lasting and has a glossy shine to it so I found no top coat was needed. It’s also quick drying. I did need two coats though.

Verdict (Yay or Nay): I’m loving this colour! Show Off is a bright coral, and complements my olive skin. It’s super fun and perfect for jazzing up a simple outfit. Yay!

Kate Derrick's review of Show Off nail polish by Face of Australia for My Fair Lipstick

Still looking fresh a week later at the Belvoir Street Theatre

4 thoughts on “Maniday: Face of Australia – Show Off

    • Thanks Emma! I love these sandals too. Bought them about 6 or 7 years ago and they have been my go to shoes ever since. I’ve found the bronze colour of these sandals goes with pretty much any outfit.

  1. Your ‘special’ shoes are most definitely bejazzled in coral!
    That’s such a pretty colour, I must try! Also pretty good quality to last a week? Or perhaps cushioned well in special shoes? 😉

    • Thers’s no doubt those shoes are special Anita. I was impressed though by how long the nail polish lasted. I mistakingly said it needs to coats but actually only needs one. I will have to edit the post. Yes it’s a great colour!

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