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

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The bursting colours of Brighton linger in the air!

We are so proud of the new Brighton Collection! Those who have tried this new range are so lovin’ it, we keep getting instagram notifications! And though summer is over and autumn has come, the bursting colours of Brighton still linger in the air! It is, in fact, perfect for autumn for its wild shades and we’re getting popular because of the quirky names!

Berry Smoothie
Coral Cafe
Deckchair Blue
Dip in the Sea
Juicy Fruit
Lime Sorbet
Not a Cloud
Pebble Peach
Peppermint Cream
Royal Pavilion Red
Sunset on the Pier
Teal and Wheel

Don’t you just love how they sound? Blogger Kimbalikes does the trendy nail colour accent (one nail with a different colour, usually the ring finger). See Brighton on her nails here. She especially commented on how quirky the names are! ♥

Brighton came with a bang! It comes in a sleek, easy to hold bottle, with matt cap for easy-grip and wide brush for one coat application. And what exactly is the good in that? You lessen the number of times you put the brush in and out, preventing too much air exposure and prolonging your nail enamel’s shelf life.

Best part is – a bottle only costs $15! Yes, $15 for a 5 Free (dbp, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor – FREE), safe for kids, safe for pregnant women nail polishes!

Do you have photos of Brighton to share? Tag us on Instagram > @elescosmetics


Blue, Red and White – the colours of freedom and love

Happy Australia Day!

We hope you’re having a great LONG weekend. Before we all finally get back to our usual routine tomorrow, we thought we should remind you to make a glam comeback by sporting chic Aussie nails using the ELES Brighton collection! Look at what our girl Joey did as a weekend nail art project:

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On Joey’s nails:
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Deckchair Blue  &  Royal Pavillion Red

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You can also wear this gorgeous eye shade to give your eyes a bright pop:
ELES Mineral Eye Shadow in Turquoise

Apologies for my thick brows. I’m growing them so I can achieve brows as thick as Lily Collins‘! I applied the ELES mineral eye shadow in Turquoise (an old favourite) using a wet brush and extended it a little bit above the crease so that the colour can still be seen even if my eyes are open. I applied it several times to make it as vivid as this.ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia Eye Shadow Turqoise

See swatch on lower left…


The Australian flag color combination just makes us feel good and think of freedom and love. We hope we inspired you to do your own Aussie flag nail art and turquoise blue eyes! Take a selfie tomorrow and show us how well you did it.

Is there a look you would like us to do? Comment below.

Lucky Colors for the Year 2014

No, we’re not superstitious at all. It just feels great to be in the know with what’s trending and what’s not. Chinese zodiac posts explaining feng shui colors are everywhere (believe me, I really want to know so I think I clicked not less than 10 links this morning!) and after getting all confused, I finally found it!
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2014 is the year of the wooden horse and the lucky colors for this year are (TADAAA!) wood shades Brown and Green. Water and Earth colors which were popular in 2013 are also in this year because according to Chinese zodiac, water and earth help form, grow and develop wood so you may also accessorize yourself with anything blue for water and black for Earth.

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We think the ELES Goddess Gift Set is perfect this year then! Why don’t you send your close friends a “New Year” present? Or maybe give yourself one for a treat? After all, Chinese New Year is on the 31st of January so it’s not really too late. =)

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Add to your collection the ELES Signature Quad in Trends Maverick for a rich shade of dollar green (spell prosperity!) and these awesome nail shades  from our Brighton collection.

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Are you a Chinese zodiac believer?

Even if you’re not, we think it will do you no harm. Some people do it just for fun. You can change the shades anytime you want to anyway. Pantone, for one, declared Radiant Orchid their color for the new year.ELES Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Australia Pantone Radiant Orchid Lucky Color 2014