Nails for Fall 2015

With the beginning of a new season we are always faced with an age-old problem, what’s new in fashion and beauty and how can I achieve the look?

Nobody really likes to admit that from the minute the new season’s magazines hit the shelves we find ourselves trawling through the beautiful glossy pages hoping to find some inspiration.

Well, regardless of budget, one of the quickest and easiest ways to spruce yourself up and be bang on trend is to paint your nails.

Now we know some of you will silently scream in terror at the prospect of painting your nails, but trust us you can do it. Whether your nails are long or short, if you follow our few steps below, you will have beautiful nails and be completely ready for the Fall season.

One of the big trends this Fall is the 70’s look. From High Street stores like Topshop and River Island to high end designers like Stella McCartney 70’s boho chic prevails in store.

1970's Fever
What better way to complement this look or even just to add a hint of 70’s to your existing wardrobe than with these perfect hues from Ciaté.
Nails for Fall 2015

From the Olivia Palermo Ciaté Fall collection these polishes have rich, deep shades with a high gloss finish which will give you a great pop of color for any outfit. So how do you get the best wear out of these shades? Well just follow these few simple steps and you will be in manicure heaven.

  1. File your nails to your desired shape. It makes no difference if your nails are long or short, rich colors like these love short nails too.
  2. Always apply a base coat if you are painting your nails as color nail polish can leave the nails stained yellow.
  3. Apply two coats of your desired color. Try not to use too much polish on the brush as this will cause the polish to bubble on the nail.
  4. Apply the polish in three strokes. One down the middle of the nail and then one each down either side of the nail.
  5. Allow each coat to dry completely before applying another coat.
  6. To get the best of your manicure apply a high gloss, hard-wearing top coat. Top up this coat of polish every other day to prolong your polish.

We love this Sally Hansen top coat. It is fast drying and tough, we always have it in our manicure kit.

Sally Hansen Insta-dry

So get yourself down to the mall to find your favorite colors for this season and get painting while we leave you with this little nugget of advice: To prevent damage to your manicure, try not to use your fingernails to pick at things or pry things open and always use the end of a spoon or fork to open cans of soda or tins of food.

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Faux Fur Trends for Fall 2015

We have seen many seasons come and go since faux fur made a welcome return our wardrobes.  I for one have a few pieces that I look forward to wearing every year when the cold weather kicks in.

Thankfully the styles hitting the shops for Fall/Winter 2015 are no different.

Hot off the catwalk from shows like Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton faux fur was the centerpiece in many collections.

So how are we wearing it this season?
Well believe it or not, faux fur is extremely versatile, whether you like to go all out and don your fur from head to toe or prefer to just add a hint with a fabulously fluffy accessory, there is something for everyone.  The fash-pack has been favoring all things over-sized, coats, jumpers you name it.

Faux Fur Gillet

The Vest
You don’t need to be a five year old to pull off a vest.  It is one of those faux fur pieces that can be paired with anything from jeans and a shirt to your favorite party dress.

Faux Fur Coat

The Coat
Of course we can’t talk about faux fur without including the all-important coat.  A wardrobe staple, if you make the right investment you will have it for many seasons to come.  Perfect for keeping you warm on cold mornings over your work wear or evenings heading out to dinner.

Faux Fur Accessories

The Accessories
If you like to keep things simple but want to be on trend, then adding a fluffy accessory will have you bang up to date without feeling out of your comfort zone.  From faux fur stoles and scarves to positively fluffy puppy-dog-like bags you can update your wardrobe to suit your individual style.

Faux Fur Shoes

The Shoes
Dare to bare?  How much do you suffer for your style?  Well, this trend will push all kinds of limits.  Some of this season’s shoes pretty much border on adding a fur pompom to your summer sandal.  If, like me, you’d rather not risk it then stick to either fur topped boots or all out furry snow stoppers.

Regardless of how you wish to sport this season’s faux fur, the key to this re-occurring trend is to just enjoy it, have fun and never think you need to save it for a special occasion.  It is here to stay.  So swish your way down the supermarket aisle in your stunning coat and have your stylish Hollywood moment with your burger and fries.  You only live once!!