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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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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

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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

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The ELES Strawberry Cheesecake Nail Polish in OK! Magazine

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The ELES Strawberry Cheesecake Nail Polish was featured in OK! Magazine‘s “Hot Frock” get the look page!

Beauty Queen/Model Jennifer Hawkins loves wearing white dress with bold embellishments. Fresh from the red carpet, OK! magazine recreates her look and the ELES Strawberry Cheesecake makes it on the list! This pastel “pretty in pink” shade is versatile and is safe to wear with any colour of dress. It looks clean, young and fresh.

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