Maniday: Face of Australia – Cool Cotton

Face of Australia Cool Cotton White manicure

Face of Australia’s Cool Cotton

In the past year white manicures have been spotted on the catwalk and on celebrities. It can look stylish and fun so I was keen to try this trend, especially now summer is upon us. The only problem? I am paranoid about looking like the kid bored in class who went nuts with the liquid paper.

Remember painting your fingers with this at school?

Remember painting your fingers with this?

It’s hard to come across cruelty-free white polishes. So I was thrilled to see that Face of Australia has one.

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Maniday: Price Smackdown

nail police price smackdown

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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Maniday: Face of Australia – Scream

Face of Australia - Scream

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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Face of Australia – Massage Therapy Lip Shine


We’re coming into dangerous gloss-wearing weather. A wind might mean hair getting stuck to your mouth. But if you’re willing to risk it or if you’re rocking an up-do then boy, do I have the gloss for you.

Brand/Product: Face of Australia’s Massage Therapy Mineral Enriched Lip Shine in Torquay.

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Embracing Thin Lips


A few of my favourite lipsticks

Browsing through the search referrers for my blog can be riveting – seriously. It’s interesting to see what terms people have googled before finding us. There are random ones (what shampoo does Dave Navarro use?) and kinky ones (long nail porn). But one recurring search I’ve noticed is about wearing lipstick on thin lips.

My first post for My Fair Lipstick was called How To Wear Bright Lipstick on Thin Lips and thanks to google search is now our third most-read article. I spoke about my lipstick phobia and how Fox in Flats and her style dare brought me out of my lipstick shell. But shortly after I hit publish I went back into hiding. Where did my confidence go?

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