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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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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Product Smackdown: Lipliner – Australis v Natio

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I’m going out for dinner tomorrow and I don’t know what to wear – on my face! Actually, I don’t know what to wear on my body but it’s cold outside so probably black or navy. Dark colours make me feel a bit gloomy and unfestive. What better way to add a splash of colour than with a bright lipstick? I’m hoping that this product smackdown will help me decide whether my pout should be red or pink.

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Maniday: Natio – Little Treasures Part IV

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I caved! I wrote another Little Treasures post. Those tiny little bottles have some kind of wicked spell on me.

We’ve now managed to review 13 of the 23 colours. Will there be a Natio Little Treasures Part V or is this just getting silly?

Price: I found these three colours on sale at Ashfield Priceline for $2.97. Otherwise you can spend $5.95 in David Jones, Myer or online.

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Overcoming My Fear of Red Lipstick

Ed’s note: Today’s post was written by one of our readers, Anita Samuel.

When browsing for new gloss, I’d always look to lighter colours and never bothered looking at a red. I honestly thought red would age me or make my lips look smaller. I don’t know what started my fear, but I’ve avoided it like the plague since I first dressed these smoochers in cosmetics, and would always opt for nude or pinky glosses. I figured these lighter colours would make my lips seem fuller, more natural and also complement my olive skin.

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