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Nail Polish

The Dictator

The Dictator

Would you happen to know who designed the black dress worn by the lady in the tango scene in Scent of a Woman (1992)?

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 11:56pm

WOW Factor

A smooth natural-looking finish

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I love my fine jewellery, but those neon-coloured fancy necklaces have turned my head recently. Where can I buy one and would you recommend wearing it like a real piece?

Nice in Neon, Tai Hang

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Let your fingers spring to life

Flowers are in bloom, pastel-coloured dresses can be seen on the streets and the days are sunnier and warmer - it must be spring!

Here, nail artist Nadia Cheung Pak-lam celebrates the season by turning plain nails into mini works of art. If it's spring, it must be time for lovely bunnies and Easter eggs.

What you'll need:

Base and top coat

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Spring into colour

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Nail Polish

Estee Lauder

Pure Colour Nail Lacquer, Metallic Sage (HK$140)

Claim: After last year's Surreal Violet, Tom Pecheux, Est?e Lauder's creative make-up director, has added an olive green nail lacquer with fine gold shimmer to the Pure Colour collection this autumn. Its subtle metallic shine gives this muted hue a touch of elegance.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: nail polish remover

Make sure you thoroughly remove old polish before applying a fresh colour, to help strengthen nails and prevent staining.

Orbis Nail Remover (HK$49/15g)

Not only does it effectively remove polish, the smell is less offensively pungent than most brands. 7/10

Skinfood Grapefruit Nail Polish Remover (HK$40/100ml)

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: nail polish

Gone are the breezy bright shades of summer - embrace darker, deeper tones this autumn. Metallic, bronze, blue and smoky purple are all hot right now.

Majolica Majorca Speedy & Glossy (HK$38/4.5ml)

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Man wearing pink nail varnish denies theft

An unemployed 51-year-old man yesterday denied stealing red nail varnish from a cosmetics store last Saturday, saying the bottle was in his possession when he entered the shop. Lau Siu-wah was wearing pink polish on his long fingernails when he appeared at Kwun Tong Court over the alleged theft at Bonjour in Metro City Plaza, Tseung Kwan O.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I love the longer blazers by Chlo?, but I can't afford them. Where can I get something similar but less cher?

Blazing A Long, South Side

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

All lacquered up

Red fingernails or frosty pink toenails were once a mainstay for women of style. But now it seems jade green, 'cashmere' browns and blacks, as well as different textures such as matt and suede, are taking over - and not just for the edgy.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

A polished act

1. Mercenary (HK$90) by M.A.C.

2. C6 Fuschia (HK$140) by Estee Lauder

3. 07 Red Tango (HK$140) by Estee Lauder

4. Vintage Nail Polish Collection in Talullah (HK$160) by NARS

5. Vintage Nail Polish Collection in Hunger (HK$160) by NARS

6. Dior Vernis (HK$160) in 741 Bubble Gum by Dior

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Giorgio Armani's new Second Skin Nude lip colour collection (HK$200) includes 10 easy-to-wear, translucent shades inspired by different shades of daylight, such as beige, soft pale pinks, coral, purple pinks and vibrant sunset pinks. A shiny, silky texture makes these a covetable new-season product.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Shimmery shades

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Berry Picking

Coquettish pinks take on a bold turn this summer as soft pastels make way for delicious hues of raspberry, cerise and electric pinks.

Go for a dash of colour with the season's latest pickings.

1. Eye Colour Soft Cream by Clarins in shade seven ($150) creates a soft, velvety finish.

2. Nail polish by Bobbi Brown in hot pink ($85).

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am