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Hello there. Long time no see. What have you been up to? I had a baby four months ago so both beauty and writing about beauty have been low on my priority list. Since giving birth to my second son, I’ve resembled a crazy lady. Now I’m slowly finding my way out of the baby fog with the goal to spend more time doing things I enjoy. It’s good to be back …

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Maniday: Christmas Nails

Now we are into December I feel it’s an acceptable time to start talking Christmas. You might not be the type to wear flashing bauble earrings or reindeer jumpers but you can easily get into the Christmas spirit with a swipe of nail polish. Here’s some inspiration:

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Reds

A red mani suits everyone and every season. It’s a perfect balance of being festive with style.

Experiment with different shades. If you’re having a white Christmas this year why not pick a darker red like Natio’s Crimson? Not only will it bring out your inner vixen, but it also has a bit of shimmer for some added Christmas cheer. Apply two coats for a strong opaque colour.

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Maniday: Price Smackdown

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I’ve been known to joke that a nail polish collection is a poor girl’s fetish. We’re too broke for frequent trips to the salon and there’s no way we could afford a collection of designer shoes or handbags. So instead we treat ourselves to varnish. Well, according to a Time Magazine article published earlier this year that philosophy goes even further with the journalist suggesting that nail polish sales (along with cheap booze) go up during recession and times of economic crises. It got me thinking about nail polish and which cruelty-free brands are giving us the best bang for our buck.

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Mascara Smackdown

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Ed’s note: A few months ago I was asked to recommend a mascara that would make eyelashes look really big. After contacting some lovely beauty companies they sent us a stack of mascaras to try. I enlisted the help of two sisters Chloe and Lily to see what they thought and most importantly, what was the most volumising. Here’s what they had to say:

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Chloe’s Favourite

Brand/Product: Australis Multi Mega Lash in Black.

Price: $12.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Big W or shop online.

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Australis Body Sprays

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Ed’s note: Today’s post comes from our contributor Andrea Reitano.

Perfume sprays are underrated. As a regular train commuter, I feel a lot of women should be informed about their benefits. For one, they are lighter than the standard eau du parfum and are much more tolerable for the collective of individuals crammed into a train carriage, side by side, in peak hour. They mightn’t be long lasting, but a quick spritz gives you a feeling of freshness instantly.

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Maniday: Face of Australia – Scream

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This post was written by Editor, Emma Salkild

It’s maniday. Every Monday we like to share what we’re wearing on our nails and why. Let us know in the comments below what’s on your nails.

Brand/Product: Face of Australia black nail polish.

Colour: Scream from the Colour Pro Enamel range.

Cost: $6.95 from Kmart, Big W and Priceline.

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