8 of the best bright nail polishes for summer

During summer is when an outfit, no matter how perfectly put together, just doesn’t feel complete without a bright nail polish used to both highlight its attitude, and serve as the ultimate accessory. In between vivid lavender, luminous lemon, sea green and bright neon orange, there are plenty of pretty, beach-worthy shades for every woman to rock as part of her summer 2014 beauty routine.…

Nail polish for a Bond girl: the Skyfall collection from OPI

Nail polishes named in honor of James Bond films… Does it matter if the connections between the colours and the films they’re named after is flimsy, at best? Not really – OPI’s limited edition collection is as good an excuse as any to revel in the release of SKYFALL and the 50 year anniversary of James Bond. The OPI SKYFALL collection has 12 shades, from…

Go bold or go home

When it comes to colour, sometimes there’s no choice but to throw caution to the wind. If you’re going to go bold it’s no good going half way and then diluting it with timidity. Georgy Rushev’s styling for this shoot by Igor Oussenko tackles the go-hard-or-go-home path and comes out on top. Well on top: fluorescent yellow nailpolish against metallic silver and shiny purple mermaid…

Nail polish: the top colours for spring 2011

Caring for you nails and knowing which nail colours will have the most impact this season: these are two all-important and often neglected aspects of any beauty routine. For readers on the sunny side of the world, here's your guide to the top nail colour trends for spring 2011 - as well as those all important tips for keeping your nails well groomed and cared for. Read the full spring nail colour guide after the break.

Lara Stone: couture, contrast, censorship

We expect to see couture gowns in opulent settings. But Willy Vanderpere‘s pictorial of Lara Stone for Vogue China is set against a backdrop of decay; worn away walls, deteriorating furniture. Lara sits solemnly like a crumbling beauty in bare feet, flats, neon-coloured nailpolish, unkempt hair – and the whole effect is that the gowns stand out all the more. It also seems that, while…

Tom Ford’s Black Orchid Trio

Having already added a few of Tom Ford‘s luscious red lipsticks to my collection, it looks like I’m in for another beauty buy. Not that I’m complaining. The limited edition Black Orchid Trio is a specially packaged set of Black Orchid perfume, Black Orchid lipstick and Black Orchid nailpolish. Vampy dark lips are not the easiest to pull off – so I’d certainly recommend a…

Win: OPI Mini Merries pamper pack

OPI are leading the world in professional nail care, and know exactly what to put into your Christmas stocking to spoil you. As part of’s Christmas giveaway season, you could win a set of OPI Mini Merries, a pack of mini nail lacquers in rich and luxurious Holiday-themed colours.

Chanel nail polish Spring 2010 PFW

When fashion house Chanel debut a season nail polish colour quite a few people sit up and take note. And with good cause. Let’s not forget that Chanel’s Black Satin nail polish became a fashion trend unto itself back in 2006/2007. So it is that amongst all the clothes of the Spring 2010 catwalks at Paris Fashion Week we find the debut of Chanel’s Spring…