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Christmas Gift Guides

2013 Christmas Gift Guides: Nail Polish is the Perfect Present

We ladies aren’t that difficult to buy for, really.
2013 Christmas Gift Guides: Nail Polish is the Perfect Present

We ladies aren’t that difficult to buy for, really. We like it bright, we like it luminous and we all want perfect hair. But nails? Just give us options! Some of us change our polish us much as our knickers, so why not give the gift of the perfect manicure all year round? For the nail polish lover in your life, we have many options. . .

Want more Christmas shopping inspiration? See our other gift guides.

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How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish

The holiday season is rife with glitter nail polish of all sorts, from flakies to hexagon shapes to everything in between.

The holiday season is rife with glitter nail polish of all sorts, from flakies to hexagon shapes to everything in between. And while this variety of lacquer is festive and fun, the removal process isn’t always quite as joyous. To remove glitter nail polish, you don’t have to use mountains of cotton pads and gallons of polish remover. Just follow these simple tips below to make it easy on yourself.

  • Step 1: Completely saturate a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover. Next, set the soaked cotton ball on your pinky nail and wrap it completely in aluminum foil.
  • Step 2: Repeat the process on each of your fingers and thumb, pressing down on the foils while the remover works its magic.
  • Step 3: Let sit for about five minutes and then slide the foils off to reveal glitter-free nails.
  • Step 4: Repeat steps one through three on the opposite hand.

Alternative: In lieu of foil and cotton balls, use white felt with acetone nail polish remover to get the glitter off.

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December Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

It’s the second day of Summer and we’re celebrating with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this December.
December Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

It’s the second day of Summer and we’re celebrating with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this December. Whether you’re looking for Christmas presents, new lipgloss, nail polish or perfume — there’s a treat in here for you. Oh go on, you deserve it. Come shopping!

Want more? See our other must have new beauty products here.

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Nail Your Party Manicure

A deep navy hue is the perfect base for any festive or party occassion; we used COVERGIRL Nail Gloss in Sapphire Flare ($6.95).
A deep navy hue is the perfect base for any festive or party occassion; we used COVERGIRL Nail Gloss in Sapphire Flare ($6.95). Creating a glitter ombré is easy when you already have a glitter top coat like Essie Set in Stones ($18.95). Apply the chunky silver glitter from the middle point of your nail, and then add two to three coats on the tips to create the gradient effect. To give our glittering manicure a seasonal update, we sealed in the look with a matte topcoat using Ciaté Mattnificent (available in this manicure set). The velvety finish is a fun twist on the sparkling look. But even without a matte finish, the glossy version (below) is still an easy look to pull off just in time for the party season.
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Zoom In on the Manicures From the AMAs and More!

See the major polish moments from the biggest red carpet events of 2013, including, most recently, the American Music Awards.
Zoom In on the Manicures From the AMAs and More!

See the major polish moments from the biggest red carpet events of 2013, including, most recently, the American Music Awards. From the Oscars to the Grammys, award shows are guaranteed to bring on manicures galore, which is why we’re giving you a close-up look. Just keep clicking!

— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Maria Del Russo

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Editors’ Picks: Summer Nail Polish Colours

Wondering what nail polish colours will be hot this Summer?
Editors' Picks: Summer Nail Polish Colours

Wondering what nail polish colours will be hot this Summer? The POPSUGAR Australia editors’ have their well-manicured fingers on the pulse of all things trend related, and nail polish is no exception. We saw varying shades of nude on the international runways, but that’s no fun, is it? Click through to see the colours you need on your digits this Summer.

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November Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

A new month means new beauty products and November is rocking our socks off in the cosmetics department.
November Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

A new month means new beauty products and November is rocking our socks off in the cosmetics department. Nude by Nature has launched a decadent skincare range that comes at a price point we can all indulge in, and Nars wows with a collaboration with infamous photographer Guy Bourdin. COVERGIRL’s best-selling mascara has had a makeover, and get ready for the next phase of no-water hair washing — dry conditioner. Step right in to see 25 new beauty products you need to know about.

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10 Pedicure Appropriate Nail Polish Colours

Ever find yourself frantically trying to pick a colour for your pedicure while the manicurist taps her foot impatiently?
10 Pedicure Appropriate Nail Polish Colours

Ever find yourself frantically trying to pick a colour for your pedicure while the manicurist taps her foot impatiently? Talk about stressful! You want to get it right and try to visualise any social plans for the next fortnight and oh dear, she’s still waiting. We’re taking the hard work out of picking a pedi colour by featuring our ultimate top 10 toe nail favourites. Click through and you’ll never get it wrong again.

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The Best of Budget: Your Ultimate Beauty Kit, All Under $20

Budget beauty products can be one of three things: good, bad or just OK.
The Best of Budget: Your Ultimate Beauty Kit, All Under $20

Budget beauty products can be one of three things: good, bad or just OK. We’re here to talk about the former, but better than good, we’re highlighting the best. Within you’ll find our top picks from the budget category for each essential item in your beauty kit. Best mascara under $20? Got it. Best concealer under $20? We’re using it. Come budget-conscious beauties, come.