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Five Tips for a Perfect Manicure

When it comes to nails, I’m a believer that you don’t need to be a professional in order to get a great manicure. All you need is a few tips and a good nail polish and you’re on your way!

1. Wipe down nails with a nail polish remover prior to application to help colour last longer.

2. “Roll” your nail polish in between the palms of your hand instead of shaking it to prevent air bubbles from forming.

3. Make your colours appear more vivid by using a white nail polish as a base colour.

4. Use a cotton tip soaked in nail polish remover to clean up any messy edges.

5. Use ulta3 Nail Polish, they have over a hundred shades and for the second year in a row they’ve been dubbed “The Best Nail Polish Collection” in the annual beautyheaven.com.au Best In Beauty Awards!

For more information about ulta3 visit ulta3.com.au or follow the brand on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

*This post is sponsored by ulta3. This does not alter the honesty of this post or this blog, all opinions stated are honest and my own. Please view my disclosure policy for more details.

Introducing Australis Rapid Tan

This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Australis Cosmetics.

I’m extremely diligent about sun protection (I rarely step outside without sunscreen) but I’m also someone who dreads the task of fake tanning. It can be a long, tedious task of showering, exfoliating, applying the product, waiting for it to dry and then rinsing. For this reason, I usually go tan free and am often met with remarks such as “OMG you’re so pale!” and “do you ever go out in the sun?” All that changed recently when I decided to forget about my many fake tan horror stories and give the new Australis range a go.

Australis Rapid Tan Mousse

There are hundreds of different tanning formulas on the market; mousse, cream, spray, gradual, wash off tan, instant… Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s generally suggested that mousse is the best way to go. It’s easier to apply than creams, not as messy as sprays and it’s much more lightweight. Australis Rapid Tan is an instant tanning mousse and one that’s easy to apply as well as fast drying. The tan is fast drying so you can still go about your day before rinsing it off, in which case the tan continues to develop for 6 hours so you get a natural looking finish. Gone are the days of stinky fake tan and here are products that have scents that smell good enough to eat. Unlike other tanners which often smell of strong chemicals, Australis has a subtle linger of chocolate which remains prominent on the skin even after washing off excess product. The product comes in two shades, a chocolate mousse for those with a lighter skintone and a purple mousse for those with a dark, or olive toned complexion. Simply apply the fake tan and leave for either 1 hour (for a subtle, light tan) 2 hours (for a sunkissed glow) or 3 hours (for a gorgeous deep bronze) and then wash off. Both shades have a cool-neutral base so there’s no need to worry about looking orange; instead you’re left with a nice summer complexion.

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