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 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 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!


Elissa x

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