Statement nails are so hot right now…a gorgeous nail can take any look to the next level and have you waving your hands around like a lunatic because you want everyone to see your fierce nails. Don’t just take my word for is, the world’s fashion elite have been rocking the statement nails on the catwalks of Milan, Paris, New York and London.
Fab Nails (L-R): The Blonds and Joy Cioci
Serious Hand Candy: Norman Ambrose
Bold and Bright (L-R): Binetti and Lauren Moffatt
Which one is you favourite, we are seriously crushing on the marble effect from Norman Ambrose! A similar look is totally achievable at home, believe it or not. There are loads of seriously amazing tutorials on YouTube, but we love this one from Cute Polish – bright sunny colours and so easy to follow.
Will any of you nail polish addicts be giving this a try?
See you fashionistas later!
I know that the January blues can kick in after Christmas and New Year, but don’t let it get you down January has so much to offer – a new beginning, new motivation and most importantly fabulous sales. There isn’t much that beats the buzz of a great bargain, especially for a shopaholic – just think where that saved money can go.
Well you will be pleased to know that the January sale at CactusRose is not over yet, we still have plenty of great deals available, with up to 50% off some of our most popular pieces. It’s hard to choose just a few of our favourites, but somehow we managed to select our top January Sale picks…better get them while stocks last.
J’Adore Lace – Was $59, Now $29.95
Through the Lens – Was $49, Now $24.95
Tea Party Shorts – Was $39, Now $24.95
Sailor Girl – Was $39, Now $19.95
Vintage Vogue – Was 39, Now $19.95
Hopefully that has cheered up those January blues…which is your favourite bargain?
Arguably one of Australia’s finest exports, Sydney-born supermodel Jessica Hart, was discovered at the age of just 15 when she won the Dolly magazine model search in 2000 (interestingly fellow Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr won the same competition in 1997). It was the big break that would see the gap-toothed beauty pursue a professional modelling career that has seen her star in advertising campaigns for the likes of Seafolly, Zimmermann, Sass & Bide, Victoria’s Secret and H&M. Jess has been no stranger to the catwalks either, walking for the likes of Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane, Matthew Williamson, Guess and Wayne Cooper.
It’s not just on the catwalk that Jess looks stunning, she has incredible personal style – its chic and laid back, with a whole heap of rock chick grunge thrown in for good measure. She is such a huge style crush of ours, we are constantly inspired by her, always keeping a close eye on what she is wearing – girly dresses, with chunky workman boots…yes please!
What do you guys think of Jess’s style? Who are some of your style icons?
Until next time…
You have you fab CactusRose threads, you have applied your make-up to perfection, but you have absolutely no idea what to do with your hair. Well my little lovelies in my experience you can’t go wrong with gorgeous beachy waves – a fairly simple look to achieve that works on all hair lengths (except for the buzz cut of course), is effortlessly chic and can stand up to even the most disheveling of weather.
Some of the world’s most stylish celebs are also a fan of the low maintenance look, making it a regular appearance on the red carpets and on the streets – a real versatile head turner!
Beachy Waves (L-R): Emma Stone, Jessica Biel and Jessica Chastain
We find videos are always easy to follow instead of trying to read instructions with a comb stuck in your hair, smoking hairdryer in one hand and a handful of mousse in the other. So instead we found a great tutorial on creating beachy waves by renowned UK hair stylist, John Freida on Youtube – who knew Youtube had videos on anything other than talking dogs?
Rock this look from the beach to the bar, just keep some sea salt spray handy – looking gorgeous!
Until next time ladies!
Happy New Year everyone! How did you celebrate, wild night out, or cosy night in with your loved ones? Here at CactusRose we have a feeling that 2013 is going to be a really great year all round and we can’t wait to see what it has in store – are you guys as excited as we are?
Well you should be because we are here to make sure that you start 2013 the way you mean to go on…in perfect style! We pride ourselves on keeping fashionista’s everywhere, firmly in the know when it comes to the latest and hottest trends. So girls, it’s high summer, the sun is out, the skies are blue and ‘Neon Brights‘ have finally made the transition from the catwalks to the high street…Happy Days!
A major trend on the international runways of London, Paris and Milan for the previous few seasons, bold neon hues are set brighten up the Australian summer. So how bold will you go – will you go subtle with less daring neon statement pieces and details, as seen in the Tovah Spring/Summer 2012-2013 collection, or will you throw caution to the wind and go with clashing neons, worn head-to-toe as seen on the vibrant Spring/Summer 2012-2013 catwalk of Ginger & Smart.
Statement neon pieces ans subtle neon details from Tovah Spring/Summer 2012-2103
Clashing and colour block neons from Ginger & Smart Spring/Summer 2012-2013
Can’t afford catwalk prices? Well don’t worry, as ever CactusRose has you covered with the hottest seasonal trends at pocket-friendly prices (especially in January when all that spending at Christmas catches up with you). Check out some of the super stylish ‘Neon Bright’ we have on our digital shelves…
So what do you guys think? Are you bold enough to wear some neon brights? Which pieces are your favourites?
Peace out lovelies!
It’s that magical time of the year…Party Season! Christmas parties, work parties, nights out with the girls and of course New Year celebrations. How can you get through all those fantastic parties without some totally gorgeous party pieces? Fun, flirty dresses, sexy sequins and super separates…we have all you need here at CactusRose to make sure you get through party season in show stopping style.
If glam metallics are your thing….
How about some cheeky cut-outs perfect for the warmer weather…
Maybe some glitzy sequins…
Eye-catching neons are always a crowd pleaser…
And there is no way you can forget the shoes…
So girls, what will you be rocking at your Christmas parties?
And if we don’t speak to you before then have a fabulous Christmas, we hope your stocking is stuffed with CactusRose goodies…
Winter was all about warming jewel tones, but for Spring/Summer 2012-2013 season, clean, crisp white is where it is at! Sharp, classic white was a key look of the Australian catwalks, with so many amazing designers heavily featuring the shade in their seasonal collections. White is definitely a colour to invest it, not only is it timeless, but it also has great trans-seasonal appeal with the hue remaining chic throughout Winter 2013. To keep the look bang on trend and super fresh, wearing white from head to toe is a must, so girls avoid the red wine and the Tommy K.
Bec & Bridge Spring/Summer 2012-2013
Watson x Watson Spring/Summer 2012-2013
A slightly off-white shade can look just as chic as Toni Maticevski shows.
Toni Maticevski Spring/Summer 2012-2013
If you aren’t comfortable wearing white from head to toe, keep the look clean by mixing with metallics like Bless’ed Are The Meek…
Bless’ed Are The Meek Spring/Summer 2012-2013
White is such a great wardrobe investment as a simple chance of accessories can change the whole look, different textures work so well together to give the ensemble depth and know shade looks better with a golden summer tan…am I right? So check out some of the gorgeous white pieces we have on offer here at CactusRose…
Will you be rocking perfect white this season? Don’t forget to send us your picks of you wearing your favourite Cactusrose pieces to get featured on our blog.
Peace out girls!