Is there anything quite like a mani-pedi to make you feel that much more polished? Having your nails freshly painted really does add that extra wow factor to your beauty look.
In this, our forth and final part of our Pamper Night special, we share our lust-have polishes, perfect for trying out with the girls pre-wedding. Why not have all your bridesmaids choose their favourite colour, or better yet, have them try from a selection you’re considering to go with your beautiful wedding dress? After all, it’s nice to try before you commit.
Here are our favourites:
Mavala Delicate Collection $8.50
Get your hands on this mini nail polish collection available in six sweet shades (a variety of pink tones, sun-inspired beiges and whites) which are sure to go with any wedding mood, vibe or colour scheme. Shades include Pink Orchid (gentle pink), Lilac Orchid (mauve), Iris Orchid (violet), White Orchid (pure white), Cream Orchid (ivory beige) and Mango Orchid (tangerine).
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque $39.00
Make your nail colour go the distance with the elegant and practical polish by YSL. Presented in and elongated glass bottle imprinted with the timeless YSL logo, La Laque is beyond indulgent and a sweet surprise to present your pamper pals. It's available in a range of shades from subtle and natural to vibrant and dramatic with a high-shine finish. This polish has a long wear formula enriched with verbena and rose oil to strengthen, moisturise and protect nails from chipping and cracking. The formula dries fast and applies evenly without streaking.
UBU Nail Clipper & Mini Nail Sharper $4
Why bother doing your nails if you're not going to whip them into perfect shape beforehand? This nail clipper features precision cut blades as well a smooth shaper to give nails a quick tidy and cut. And the added bonus is that it's available at Kmart and you'll get change out of a fiver.
Weleda Cuticle Softener Pen $17.95
Weleda Pomegranate Cuticle Softener Pen is a nail care pen that softens and helps to gently remove overhanging cuticles. With natural ingredients such as organic pomegranate seed oil and calendula flower extract, the pen cares for sensitive cuticles. It features a unique fragrance that inspires the senses.
JERGENS Foot Cream $5.99
JERGENS is known for setting high standards in skincare and beauty which is why their foot cream is an absolute no-brainer for pre pedi prepping (especially for extra dry skin types). Formulated with a unique HydraLucence™ blend as well as vitamins C, E and B5, the lotion hydrates dry feet and moisturises skin for up for 48 hours.
Kester Black French Manicure Set $54
It's the whole set! Get the perfect French manicure including French White, Nude and Top and Base Coat. Why 10-Free I hear you ask? The answer is simple. Kester Black are known for being cruelty free, vegan and made in Australia and, most importantly, they strip out a lot of bad stuff. While no nail polish can ever be fully free of chemicals, our 10-Free™ brand does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal derived or tested ingredients. Kester Black has also never used ingredients ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate or xylene. It's water permeable and breathable nail polish. Perfecto!
OPI Matte Top Coat $19.95
Go matte or go home. This high quality performance top coat formula has been designed to provide a smooth, shine-free manicure or pedicure, transforming high gloss lacquer into a flat, matte finish. The unique treatment product also works as an effective top coat, protecting nails from chipping.
Say It With Polish Bridal $20
This high quality formula is five-free, meaning it doesn’t contain any nasty ingredients like toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor. Each bottle is Australian made and certified vegan and cruelty-free by Cruelty Free Australia and there are plenty of amazing shades to choose from (all with cute and romantic names!): Be My Maid of Honour? – Kiss & Tell (nude pink), Be My Bridesmaid? – Kiss & Tell (nude pink), Be Our Flower Girl? – Kiss & Tell (nude pink).
Evodia Whitsunday Coconut & Lime Hand Cream 100ML $17.95
The quintessential scent of the tropics, Whitsunday Coconut & Lime will conjure holiday happiness and have you dreaming of a faraway honeymoon. A silky smooth hand cream imparting the nourishment of Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Avocado Oils and Cocoa Butter, massage well into hands, cuticles and nails post manicure.
Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment $40
Treat your hands to luxury with this 2-in-1 hand treatment mask and scrub to deeply cleanse and protect. The ted and white clays absorb impurities, while natural Jojoba beads gently exfoliate to leave hands feeling soft and smooth. Once your fancy manicure is done and dry, use this yummy treatment to seal the deal.
Revitanail Instant Dry Drops $15.95
This top coat helps to dry nails in seconds. The formula has been designed to protect nails from smudges, nicks and scratches, which is perfect for any last minute touch ups on your big day. To use, apply two drops to wet nails. Added bonus? The drops are formaldehyde and toulene-free.
Revitanail: Chemist Warehouse, Amcal, Priceline and Woolworths
Kester Black: kesterblack.com
Say It With Polish: sayitwithpolish.com.au
Yves Saint Laurent: Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies
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