Trendy Autumn and Winter Nail Shades

Sweater weather is here! Some girls keep their makeup simple during the colder months because we want to look natural (everything else looks dark – dark clothes, dark skies). In winter we pick an accent colour to focus on and since we can’t put rainbow on our face, let our nails do the talking. Here are our top Autumn/Winter nail picks:

Moody and Muddy

Dark yet delicate, Dirty Dancing goes in harmony with the leaves falling off the branches of trees in late afternoon.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Dirty Dancing

Purple Obsession

Can’t say much other than Casablanca just looks yummy and sultry.ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Casablanca purple violet

The Insurgent

Strong and defiant, unleash that fierce side of you with Rebel without a Cause.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Rebel without a cause

Nude & Plush

Nude will never go out of style. Roman Holiday is a shade that contrasts well with black and goes well with white so if you wear a lot of coats and cardigans, this is perfect!
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Roman Holiday

Mixed Metals

Finely mixed gold powder in a bottle, that is what Colombina Gold looks like. It’s pearlescent and very charming.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Colombina Gold

Rich & Vivid

Tintoretto Teal is as fresh as spring in autumn and winter. Glam up and mimic matte emerald with this luxurious nail shade. This teal is truly a steal!
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish Tintoretto Teal green

Passionate Red

Bold and stunning, From Russia with Love is easily a winter favourite. Beautiful is an understatement. In the great fashion world, it’s the classic M. Monroe.
ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia nail polish From russia with love red pink

Try these nail shades on! Go to, click the nail shade you want to try and click Try It On under the image. ELES nail enamels are 5 FREE – 

No Toluene
No Formaldehyde
No Formaldehyde Resin
No Camphor

Have you tried any of these nail shades from ELES? What’s your winter favourite and which one would you like to try?


ELES Spring Carnival – Guide for racing ready

ELES Cosmetics Australia Mineral Makeup blog Spring carnival racing readySpring Carnival is here! Get racing ready this season with our guide to looking picture-perfect. We’ll ensure you’re armed with the best beauty essentials and really stand out from the crowd!

  1. Camera ready complexion

Why use a moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and foundation when you can use one product that has it all! Apply ELES BB Cream 30, a truly unique wonder cream for luminous, youthful and healthy-looking skin. It protects, primes, tints, hydrates and evens out skin tone for the perfect camera ready complexion. So no heavy, cakey foundations in sight! If you have very oily skin and are worried about a little excess shine blot the t-zone with the ELES Mineral Powder Foundation and sneak this sleek compact into your clutch for touch-ups!

Extra tip: Remember the motto “beautiful makeup begins with the perfect base.”

  1. Beauty is in the Eyes

You want your eyes to speak words at the races. But remember less is more! So no heavy smokey eyes please. Plus after a long day track-side, the last thing you want is for crumbled and smudged eye makeup to line the underneath of your eyes! Start by applying the ELES New Superwear Gel Liner for intense colour pay-off and long-lasting coverage. Next take lashes to great lengths and lavish them in rich, long-lasting colour with the ELES Longwear Mascara. No clumps, no smudging, no flakey black bits just stand out eyes! Yay!

  1. Lip service

Bright, luscious lips are a must! Ditch the dry-out, keep the longwear and apply a slick of the new ELES Colour Balm in Party or Classique! Why ram your clutch with a lippie and gloss when the Colour Balm combines the superior pigment of a lipstick with the luscious finish of a gloss for high colour impact and long-lasting wear!

Extra tip: Remember red lips are a classic, suit most and always look striking when applied with care and pink is stand out, pretty and flirtatious.


Click the image to enter and get a chance to win this entire collection of classic nail shades or an indulgent manicure and pedicure at an ELES partner salon and spa near you.

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Spring Competition

Your guide to perfectly healthy nails

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Before we do nail art, it is important that we have healthy nails. Follow these tips:

  1. Use a nail polish remover that is gentle on your nails. Beware of cheap removers because these are heavily loaded with chemicals and toxins that cause your nails to dry and crisp. Opt for ones that are natural and are not harmful to your body.
  2. Look for a cuticle remover that is gentle and has moisturiser. Not only will it soften the cuticle for a smooth push, it will also hydrate your nails with the moisture it needs. Try ELES Cuticle Remover
  3. If you have thin and weak nails that easily break, look for a repair oil that strengthens the nails. Old folks recommend applying garlic and I hate to admit that I tried this when I was younger. It’s effective but you don’t want to turn off anyone who comes close because of the strong scent like you just stepped out of the kitchen, right? Why put up with the bad smell when you can use ELES Nail Repair instead?
  4. Do you have pesky, dry skin around your nails? This is especially rampant during the colder months and now that we’re stepping out of our caves, get rid of the dry skin fast and easy with nourishing oil for the nails. The ELES Nail Nourish is especially formulated to hydrate and revitalise dry and ageing skin. Try it!
  5. Get rid of yellow nails by applying a base coat before applying your favourite enamel. Just like the primer is to your skin, the base coat is a protective layer that makes sure the polish lasts long and the colour adheres well, while protecting your nails and preventing yellowing with its UV absorbers. Our pick: ELES Base Enamel
  6. Shape your nails. Choose any shape – round, oval or square. If you have wide nails, avoid square and if you have short fingers, avoid round shape. Regardless of shape, you should file the sides perfectly straight. Having too wide or too narrow tip could break your nails easily. Smooth the edges with a sponge buffer.

It’s easier to do nail art when you have healthy nails. Do these tips and you’re ready for your first nail art session. Do you have additional tips to share?

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The ELES Sunset on the Pier from the Brighton collection as seen in that’s life! magazine’s “A Work of Art” feature

ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup That's Life Disco Diva Violet Purple Nail Polish Enamel Sunset on the Pier

Life is too short to wear boring nail polish

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Nail art has been there even before we knew it existed, tracing back to the ancient times when both men and women used berries to colour their face and nails, and put on tattoo for special occasions. Now that we have shades a plenty, would we stop with just one plain colour? Spell b-o-r-i-n-g.

Here are FOUR easy ways you can make your nails look extra dolled up:

  • Accent nail – Do you ever wonder why some women have one designer nail on each hand? An accent nail spices up your regular manicure and showcases your creativity without going over the top since you are painting just one nail on each hand. For the younger girls, they pick any fingernail to paint on but for me, the ring finger is special because old folks believe that the “ringie‘ on our left hand has a vein that runs directly to the heart.
  • Glitters – who doesn’t love a bit of shimmer? When I feel like there’s something missing and I need some sunshine in my life, I get my bottle of Hundreds and Thousands and just swipe away. It’ll give you sunny days!
  • Patterns – the easiest way to make a statement is by making patterned nails. You can do stripes or polka dots or if you’re feeling extra bubbly and would like to pull off a Martha Stewart kind of nail sesh, try doing a Chevron pattern with pastel combinations. Try Peach Melba and Pistachio Dream or  Brighton Lime Sorbet and Peppermint Cream.
  • Special Designs – With the right tools, you can make your own designs like a pro! Celebrate special events by designing your nails according to the colours of that celebration. You can make hearts for weddings, candy canes for Christmas, clovers for St Patrick’s, and Aussie flag for National Day.Check out our Aussie nail art as featured on FAMOUS mag…

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The ELES Royal Red Pavilion as seen in Famous magazine’s “Aussies Who NAIL It” feature on local nail polish brands

ELES Cosmetics Australia Mineral Makeup FAMOUS Aussies who nail it Brighton Royal Red pavillion polish enamel

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