Ask the Lacquerheads: What are the best top and base coats?

We recently surveyed 40 of Australia’s most obsessed nail polish fiends – here’s what we voted for as our favourite top and base coats (most of us selected a range of products for different uses).Top Coats: Seche Vite took out top honours as a wonderfully thick and quick drying top coat, although many of us complained about its… Read More »

How to Install Google Analytics on Blogger

If you have a blog, no doubt you’re curious as to how many people are reading it. Blogger has some built-in stats, but unfortunately they’re not very reliable. If you want your true blog stats, you will need to install Google Analytics. You can click any of these screenshots to enlarge them.Signing up for Google Analytics Step 1.… Read More »

Sponged Glitter Gradient Tutorial

Today I am going to be using 4 of my Illamasqua polishes to do a gradient with glitter tips tutorial. I learnt this off Sam who runs The Nailasaurus blog. Her nail art and tutorials are amazing, go check them out! First off we need to pick our colours! I grabbed Illamasqua ‘Throb’ a blood red, ‘Boosh’ a… Read More »

Introduction to Dotting Tools

Whether you are new to the nail world or are a seasoned pro, if you’re interested in nail art there are several tools that are essential to have in your kit. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of the most common nail art tools, the dotting tool. What is a dotting tool? At the risk of… Read More »

Blue Nails for Autism Round Up

You might have noticed a slew of blue manicures around the internet nail world recently – this is in honour of Autism Awareness Month, which started on the first of April. 1 in 100 people suffer from some form of autism, and many around them feel its effects. As well as nail painting this month, there are nail-related… Read More »

Nail Polish Swap Precautions

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of “nail mail” which is when the postman actually brings you pretty parcels of nail related products, instead of those evil bills. Swapping is one of the easier ways to get your hands (and nails) on items that are not easily sourced in your neighbourhood or online. Once you’ve found yourself a… Read More »

Group Buy Precautions

Group Buys are an awesome way of getting your hands on polish with friends. Sometimes it’s to share shipping costs, other times it’s to acquire polishes that don’t generally ship to your country. On entering into a group buy, here are some handy hints to help you stay safe and enjoy participating.Find out a bit about the organiser… Read More »

Where (else) to buy indies

So you’ve been bitten by the polish bug and your ulta3, OPI or Zoya just isn’t cutting it anymore. Enter the world of indie polishes. The lacquer world is undergoing a huge boom with indie polishes – a little over a year ago there was only a small handful of indie polish makers, now there are new creators… Read More »

Aussie Nails Monday Round-up: Galaxy Nails

Don’t forget to enter our Femme Fatale Cosmetics giveaway to celebrate the launch of Australia’s first indie distributor! Three gorgeous indie polishes are up for grabs. This week for Aussie Nails Monday, the theme was Galaxy Nails! Here’s just some of the out of this world designs that were created this week. Erin from Erinzi’s Nails galaxy nails… Read More »

Nail art tutorial: Drag Marble

Hi! Brie here, (aka @strawbrie on Instagram). I’ve got a simple pictorial to share with you today which uses the “Drag Marbling” technique. What is drag marbling? Drag marbling is a method of dragging a pattern through polish while it’s still wet on your nails. There are many designs you can try, but today I’ll be explaining how… Read More »