Kester Black’s Birthday Suit Collection

Hands up if you love a nude nail polish? Hands up if you’re also not quite sure what colour “nude” is? Luckily we have Kester Black to the rescue who, in collaboration with Trophy Wife, have recently released their Birthday Suit collection of nail polishes. Designed to complement a range of skin tones, the neutral palette spans a spectrum of nudes from light crèmes to rich chocolate tones. In true Kester Black fashion, the six colours have cheekily been named Brazilian, Spray Tan, Solarium, Bronzer, Bare, and In The Buff. The collection is also accompanied by some stellar campaign imagery photographed by Sean Fennessy and styled by Jess Lillico. Hands up if you can’t wait to get your hands on one (or more) of these sweet nail polish shades?



The Birthday Suit collection is available now online and from selected stockists. 




[Images supplied, collage edits by me]

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Kester Black Hand & Body Wash

I really enjoy watching brands develop over time and seeing how they expand and develop their products. When I first started using Kester Black products, they pretty much dealt exclusively in nail polish. Over the years they’ve expanded their cruelty-free product range into soaps and water based nail polish removers. The latest additions to the Kester Black range include Lucky and Pardon – a duo of soap-free liquid hand and body washes. Like what you’d come to expect from the brand, these hand and body washes contain certified organic ingredients, are palm-oil free, and are vegan-friendly. Kester Black continues to impress not only with their product launches, but by collaborating with artists and designers to create strong campaign imagery. These slightly psychedelic images have been produced by Eve Wilson and Natalie Turnball (with a few Photoshop markings added in by moi). You can purchase the new liquid hand and body washes online from the Kester Black website or from selected stockists.
Images: Kester Black

Kester Black Colour Collection, Part 2

New Kester Black Colours
Kester Black recently launched Part 2 of their 2015 nail polish colour collection. The colours in this collection are bold and bright, and perfect for pulling off a statement manicure. They include a berry pink Sorbet, a deep purple Sugarplum, a vibrant peachy-orange Coral, and royal blue Monarch. Now, I haven’t worn blue nail polish since high school but this shade of blue is one I can totally get behind. As with most Kester Black polishes you get excellent colour and coverage with just one coat. I used two coats of colour and a top coat for a full impact manicure, as you can see below. I think that the colours lend well to all seasons but I can especially see them getting a workout in the upcoming summer months.

New Kester Black Colours

Nail polish gifted by Kester Black. All content and imagery are my own.

Kester Black x Beci Orpin

Kester Black x Beci Orpin
Kester Black have been killing it with their collaborations lately. You may remember that when they launched their soap range last year they teamed up with Australian artist Dawn Tan to design their packaging. For their second soap range Kester Black enlisted one of my favourite Aussie creatives, Beci Orpin. While these photos show how good the soaps look, what they don’t convey is the smell. Let me tell you, these soaps smell insanely good. I never knew I needed double espresso soap in my life until I got my hands on these Kester Black goodies. Now I don’t know how I’ll live without it. As per usual, these soaps are certified vegan and are free from parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals. You can get your hands on these delicious soaps online or from a Kester Black stockist. I’ve also rediscovered animated GIFs so got a teeny bit carried away, as you’ll see below.

Kester Black x Beci Orpin
Kester Black x Beci Orpin
Kester Black x Beci Orpin
Soaps c/o Kester Black

Anny Wang for Kester Black

Earlier this year Kester Black released Part 1 of their annual colour collection. To showcase their new nail polish shades, Kester Black enlisted the talent of Copenhagen spatial designer and visual artist Anny Wang to create a series of mesmerising images. These images have been sitting in my e-mail inbox for some time and I don’t know why I’m only just getting around to sharing them now, but better late than never right? The new nail polishes range from sandy pale pink to rich chocolate-brown shades and come with names such as Perennial, Rust, Petra, and Quartz. You can shop the new colours online (heads up: Kester Black now ship internationally) or via a Kester Black stockist. You can also see more of Anny’s work on her website and on Instagram.




[Images: Kester Black]