Inject some colour!

I love adding some sunshine to my days and my look through my nails – it’s a great way to add some colour to your wardrobe without making a big purchase, and with all the pop colours available at the moment your choices are as endless as colours in the rainbow!

Here are my picks….

For polish you can pick up at your local chemist or department store, Natio and Revlon have a great range of shades, and wear well.

Try Natio’s new Lights and Brights range (below). At around $5, these tiny pots are about half the size of Natio’s usual polish, which means you will use it up before you get tired of the shade!

When choosing a Revlon polish, be sure to stick to their classic line, as this wears best. Feeling adventurous? Try ‘Fuschia Fever’…


Many people rave about OPI nail polish. I would definitely recommend it, however I have found its wearability to be comparable to brands such as Natio and Revlon. OPI has an extensive range of shades and is available from David Jones. Why not really kick the winter blues with ‘Need Sunglasses?’!


One of my favourite brands of nail polish is Mavala. Mavala is made in Switzerland and is only available to Australian customers online. A little more effort, but worth it every time! With a huge range of ‘just-what-I-was-looking-for!’ shades, Mavala is long-wearing and is sure to pull compliments! Log on to www.feelunique.com to try Mavala’s trio set in PoP.


butter LONDON is a relatively new brand that has created luscious, long-wearing polish free of three carcinogenic substances commonly found in nail polish (formaldehyde, toluene and DBP). While butter LONDON is available in Australia, it’s still hard to find, but can be purchased online – try www.adorebeauty.com.au/butter-london.html. Retailing at around $20, this is a solid investment! Not just sunny, but good for you too – try ‘Jaffa’.


When wearing such bright colours, it’s important to use a good base coat to block the varnish from discolouring your nail. OPI and Sally Hansen have some of the best base and top coat options available. Also, avoid ‘quick dry’ nail polish – generally quick dry = quick chip.

Otherwise, it’s very hard to make a fashion mistake with nail polish – you might even start a trend!

Enjoy!

Elissa x

Welcome

‘Attitude is expressed through presence – before a single word is spoken’
– Stephanie Dowrick

My love of fashion started early.

I love to look at the photos of myself, circa age 3, styled head to toe by my older sister – usually complete with Mum’s heels, sock-gloves and glass-less specs. These days, not much has changed, only our efforts are a little more appropriate for the world to see.

For me, style has always been about much more than the clothes, labels and accessories. Dressing is my way to show the world from the outside, what’s on the inside. A chance every day to be creative, have fun and inject some attitude into life.

Throughout my time as a fashion stylist I have been honoured to peek into the wardrobes, change rooms and hearts of spectacular women. Many have graciously shared with me the joys, trials and journeys that have shaped their lives, and consequently, their wardrobes. I have learned that a woman’s soul and her wardrobe are inextricably linked. My most treasured moments have been watching these women experience the internal transformation that comes with freeing oneself from the old, and opening up to the new.

Through this blog, I hope to share with you insights, tips and inspiration to help kick start a style transformation in your own life. I will keep you updated on the latest trends from overseas and close to home, and show you how to apply these to your own wardrobe, as well as give lessons in the basics – how to dress for your shape, create a wardrobe that works and always have something to wear!

May I be that little voice in your head as you open the wardrobe door : )

Elissa x

‘As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same’ – Marianne Williamson

(photo via dustjacketattic.com.au)