Halloween Nail Art

My favourite time of year is fast approaching and while I was looking for some Halloween nail art ideas I found a whole bunch of great ones that I wanted to share with you. I have included links to tutorials for most of them so if you’re wanting to recreate them at home, you can! Warning – one of them is pretty gross (but spectacularly done). If it’s not your thing, scroll down a bit for some slightly less disturbing nails…

My Little Pony Halloween Nail Art Tutorial by Nailed It NZ Continue reading



My secret to flawless foundation

This is Meagan Kerr's secret to flawless skin: e.l.f. cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation in Buff and e.l.f. cosmetics Stipple Brush

All my adult life, I’ve wondered how the heck women get that gorgeous smooth look to their skin when they apply makeup. You know, the kind that looks like you’ve had your makeup done by a team of professionals. I’ve tried countless foundations (easily more than 50) in an attempt to find the holy grail that would give me this magical angel skin. I’ve applied it with brushes, used a sponge, tried my fingertips, and do you think I could master it? No freaking chance! Until now – now I have mastered the secret to flawless foundation! Continue reading


Black Cat Halloween Nail Art

Brought to you by Monaco Nails & Beauty

All Hallow’s Eve is fast approaching and so I wanted to share a fun Halloween nail art tutorial to get you in the mood. I was having a hunt through Pinterest (are you following me?) for some ideas, and I came across this cute black cat design by Simply Rins and wanted to replicate it (and teach you how to as well)…

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How to apply makeup primer

How to apply makeup primer

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect primer ever since I found out what primer was and what it claimed to do. To be honest, for a long time I couldn’t understand what the fuss was. My skin wasn’t silky smooth, I could never get that flawless finish and my makeup never seemed to last any longer than usual. It turns out, I was using it wrong.

And so I bring to you, my tips on how to apply makeup primer … the right way. Continue reading


Rockabilly Curls Tutorial

Ever wondered how to get gorgeous rockabilly curls like I had in this photo set? Here is a step by step guide so you can channel your inner Dita Von Teese and recreate this look at home.

Rockabilly Curls

So this is the look that I started out trying to recreate – it’s one of Sebastian‘s looks for spring, and is a fun flirty style that you can wear to end of year events or just for a wee bit of fun. Continue reading



DIY Mickey Mouse Nail Tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial I’m going to show you how to do some cool Mickey Mouse themed nails.  We’ve done them in Minnie Mouse colours (pink and white, with a bit of rainbow glitter) for an extra girly touch, but you can use any colour combo you like.

Lumos Base and Top Coat

Lumos Base and Top Coat

Start out by applying a base coat.  This step is so important that I dedicated a whole blog post to it! I recommend Lumos by Famous Names because it reduces the drying time – bonus!

Mickey Mouse 1Need some tips on how to paint your nails like a professional? I’ve got you covered! Continue reading


How to paint your nails like a professional

A few weeks ago, I got together with my friends Rachael (from Made From Scratch) and Penny (from Monaco Nails & Beauty) and photographed a few awesome nail tutorials to share with you.

The first step-by-step tutorial I’m going to share with you is how to paint your nails like a professional.  Once you get the basics right, it makes everything so much easier!

How to paint your nails 1A base coat is so important that I dedicated a whole blog post to it! I recommend Lumos by Famous Names because it reduces the drying time – bonus! Continue reading