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Best new beauty products of November 2014

I don’t want to point it out but guys, it’s the end of November already. Can you smell Christmas? Can you hear those New Years fireworks? They are right around the corner so before the madness ensues I want to show you some of my new favourite products to end the season.

November isn’t a key time for product launches but I still had 31 new beauties land on my desk, most of which were colour cosmetics and nail collections. The change of season is the perfect time to get yourself some new colourful toys to use over the festive season and with Black Friday/Cyber Monday coming up, you’ll probably be able to get them a lot cheaper. Oh and don’t forget to check back for our ultimate sale shopping guides for the big weekend! Continue Reading

Ulta3 Big Book of Nails

With the end of the year nearing I thought it would be a good idea to ease into the gift giving season with some items you would probably want for yourself. The Ulta3 Big Book of Nails is definitely one of those items but it may also be a great addition to your holiday beauty preparations. This set of nail lacquer gives you everything you need to create some great nail art, and with the accompanying Nail Art Tool Kit you can master the tutorials in just one weekend.  Continue Reading

Karla Spetic essie Nails Tools

It is something I have complained about for a while, the availability of certain nail brands being restricted in Australia. Essie was one of those brands until L’Oreal acquired the company recently. Until this month Essie was only available at selected department stores, and even if you found a store that stocked the brand it was a very limited selection. Now, with the power of L’Oreal and some handshakes behind closed doors, Essie will now be stocked in over 310 Priceline stores. This is massive news for nail lovers.

Priceline is a beauty-lovers shopping heaven. While most brands are considered drugstore or pharmacy brands, the set-up and friendly service of your local Priceline is what makes us shoppers feel at home. For me personally, I think the over use of the colour pink also reels me in. A girl can’t hide her love of pink.  Continue Reading

Torn Nail Index Finger

A torn nail is quite possibly the worst thing that can happen to a women. Perhaps I am being a little overdramatic but at the time, it always feels like your life is over. I suffer from a debilitating affliction that causes my nails to split horizontally as they grow. I usually get a little slice halfway up the nail bed and then it is a complicated process of trying to nurse that nail to health until the split has grown to a point I can cut my nails back. Unfortunately that is rarely the case and I usually am left with a stubby nail well below the edge of my finger. When the most recent occurrence took place I let my frustration out on Twitter hoping to get some comforting words from fellow torn-nail-sufferers, but instead I heard from the lovely team at Bio Sculpture saying that they have a solution that can lift me out of my depression. They insisted I come in and they will do a normal nail repair on my finger with what they call a “free edge extension”.

I had no idea what a free edge extension was. I know the “free edge” of a nail is the very tip, and I know what “extension” means, but how is it possible to do that without glueing on some crazy acrylics, and is it even possible when all you have is skin as a base? Turns out, their solution was exactly what I needed and I am going to show you how it is done.  Continue Reading

How To Remove Gel Nails Header

 

Like most women, I love going to the nail salon to get my gel nails applied but when it comes time to removing them I can never be bothered going back just to have someone else take them off. Removing them DIY at home can be risky because that is when damage to the nail is more likely to occur, however, if you do it correctly you can keep your nice long new nails without any tears. Today I am going to share my tutorial on how I remove my Bio Sculpture gel nails at home, and I will be doing it to the awesome Missoni inspired gel NOTD. This technique can be applied to any gel nails, shellac, gel-polish hybrids and to even remove glitter nail polish (life saver!!).  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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