The Ultimate Nail Polish Trivia Quiz

One of the great things about being obsessed with nail polish is that your friends see you as a walking encyclopedia on anything polish-related. You’re able to tell what colour polish someone is wearing before they even tell you, and you can name the five most recent OPI collections. Why not put all that seemingly useless wealth of… Read More »

Indie Interviews: Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Continuing with our Interviews with Indies series, we’re sifting through the mind of Sophie from Femme Fatale Cosmetics today. She wears a lot of hats: as well as making her own polish, she also sells pigments for eyes, face and lips, and she’s recently become Australia’s first domestic indie polish distributor. How does she do it all?? Read… Read More »

Indie Interview: Shades of Phoenix

Now for the next installment of our Indie Interview series: Teneil from Aussie indie line Shades of Phoenix has kindly taken the time out from mixing loads of polish for some exciting upcoming events to answer our (mildly) probing questions… Who are you? Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Teneil. I am the creepy cat lady. I… Read More »

What is an indie?

An “indie” nail polish is the term commonly used to refer to a category of polish brands that are independently owned and operated. These polishes are often created and produced by one individual, or in some cases a very small team. Some people consider only handmade polishes to be indie, but others allow manufactured polishes to fall under… Read More »

Indie interviews: Sayuri Nail Lacquer

Welcome to the second installment of Interviews with Indies! Today we have Anthea, the creator of Sayuri Nail Lacquer, which launches tomorrow. Before the big day, we thought we’d pick her brain and get the behind-the-scenes story… Who are you? Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Anthea, and I’m a self-confessed polishaholic. I have a… Read More »

Indie interviews: Gloss ‘n Sparkle

Aussie indies are set to take over the world, with the recent stocking of some of the more popular brands by international distributors Llarowe and Shoppe Eclecticco. We thought it was high time to dig into the minds of their creators – first up is Gloss ‘n Sparkle’s Angela Clark, who was kind enough to answer a slew… Read More »

Q&A: What’s your hand and nail care routine?

There are a lot of us in Lacquerheads of Oz, so if you have a question, we usually have an answer! Our reader question today is from Michelle, who asked, “Can you show your nail regime as to what you do to your nails on a daily/weekly/monthly basis?” Since everyone’s nails and skin are different, regimens vary a… Read More »

Why do I need a top coat?

So you’ve painted your nails in an amazing colour… is that your mani done? What’s this top coat thing, and why do you need to add yet another coat? A final layer of clear top coat over your finished manicure is important for a few reasons: Finish – Some nail polish shades dry matte – neon colours, for… Read More »

Photoshop for Nails: Curved Watermark Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to bring you my first post in my Photoshop tutorials series! After seeing countless posts about girls asking how to do the highly desired curved cuticle watermark, I’ve taken it upon myself to enlighten everyone. So I must say, welcome to the highly requested and much anticipated curved watermark tutorial! Now this can… Read More »

Aussie Nails Monday Round-up: Rainbow/Mardi Gras Special Edition

The Sydney Mardi Gras Festival is one of the biggest gay pride festivals in the world. While the famous parade isn’t til March 2nd, many festival events are already happening around Sydney. Conveniently, the theme this week for the Aussie Nails Monday nail art challenge was rainbow. Here’s a selection of rainbow nail art which might give you… Read More »