Tag: essie

  • How To: Nail This Season’s Hottest Nail Trends

    Thu, 26 September 2013 3:30PM

    You’re heading to your local mani/pedi parlour and you’re faced with one seriously big first world problem: what nail polish to pick. Nude, bright, pastel, metallic or nail art? Here, we round out the biggest nail trends for the season ahead. 1. COLOUR ME HAPPY Here’s the good news; anything goes this season. Especially if it’s bold,… more

    Body & Fragrance / How To


  • How to: Nix Nail Biting

    Fri, 19 July 2013 10:20AM

    Amanda’s been outed. Kirsten’s busted and Kate Middleton? Well her dirty secret’s well and truly documented. Yes, celebrities – like us mere mortals – can also sometimes confuse their digits for a delicious tray of pork pies. Which is understandable. Sometimes hunger strikes at the most inappropriate of times. But really, when you break it down,… more

    Hands & Nails / How To


  • How to: Choose the Right Nude Nail Polish to Suit Your Skin Tone

    Mon, 13 May 2013 12:46PM

    Just as wearing a flesh-toned heel elongates your legs (as does some well-placed illuminator, coincidentally), a nude-toned nail polish gives your hands and fingers a lovely, lean look. It also happens to be a supremely elegant accessory to your beauty look. However, choosing the right nude nail polish – whether it be porcelain-pale or a rich toffee… more

    Hands & Nails / How To


  • Rad Under-the-Radar Beauty Moves

    Tue, 19 March 2013 9:18AM

    Here at PRIMPED, you will often find headlines along the ilk of “How To look Over-The-Top, Come-Hither Hot” or “How To Nail The-I’m-So-Natural-I-Practically-Just-Crawled-Out-Of-A-Daisy-Patch” looks. But rarely do we go the middle ground; the under-the-radar looks that get you only as noticed as you wish to be. Model Hilary Rhoda struck the perfect balance recently. You know, it’s… more



  • New York A/W ’13: New (York) Ideas for Lips & Tips!

    Fri, 8 February 2013 3:33PM

    A blizzard might be beating down on Manhattan as we speak, but fashion stops for nobody, Primpers, not even Mother Nature. Lucky that, seeing as the fall/winter collections come at a very convenient time for we Aussie beauty peeps, as we get to see looks that we pinch almost straight away, for our own autumn (snowboots and… more



  • The Latest Celebrity Nail Colours to Try Now

    Thu, 31 January 2013 12:20PM

    Neutral nails have their time and place. And on the red carpet, when there’s a whole lot of frou frou, tulle and sequins going on, it’s probably the best – and safest – nail bet. You might have noticed from our red-carpet manicure galleries that neutral nails – read milky-white, glossy taupe and soft cream –… more

    Hands & Nails


  • My New Year’s Beauty Resolution: To Have Nicer Nails

    Fri, 4 January 2013 12:23PM

    Happy new year, Primpers! I hope you had a blissful break and are glowing with holiday happiness and the effects of good champagne (as a wise woman, Madame de Pompadour, once famously said, champagne is the only wine that leaves a lady more beautiful after drinking it; I’m running with that, mostly because it’s basically… more

    Hands & Nails


  • Sneak Peek: The Boxing Day Beauty Sales

    Mon, 24 December 2012 3:45PM

    It’s all about Christmas now, of course. But, what can I say, I’m always looking for the next big thing. So I already have my Boxing Day plans sorted. For me, Boxing Day is when you end up with a box full of your favourite beauty products, thanks to the chaotic sales that occur nationwide. I’m sure… more

    Hair / Hands & Nails / Makeup / Skincare


  • PRIMPED Exclusive: Win 1 of 20 Essie Nail Polish Prize Packs

    Mon, 22 October 2012 12:25PM

    If you’re anything like me, you love the addition of a new pretty pink nail polish to add to your ever-growing collection. From milky, pastel shades to the hottest of hot pinks (especially in the lead up to summer) there’s always room for one more, right? Which is why, in the spirit of all things pink… more

    Hands & Nails


  • How to: Pink Ribbon-Inspired Nail Art

    Mon, 22 October 2012 11:42AM

    You might have noticed a bit of a running pink theme here on PRIMPED today – after all, it is Pink Ribbon Day. We’ve talked the beauty buys that raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation a little while back, Yaz shared her top five pink beauty buys, and we’ve also got a fabulous… more

    Hands & Nails / How To


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