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Monday, 27 August 2012

Sally Hansen Magnetic Polish

Look at what they are unpacking at Priceline.  8 shades and as far as I can see there is only 1 style magnet which is wavy. Retail for $16.99. The colours look fantastic!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Ozotic 526 with Rhinestones!

The thing I love most about holographic polish is that in the shade you have ordinary coloured nails and then a ray of sunshine hits them and BAM .. You can't look away from the rainbow on your finger tips!

This is 2 coats of Ozotic 526 over a coat of Ulta3 Black Satin with 2 coats of U3 non chip to hold the rhinestones on.  I felt kinda bad about putting anything on top of this beautiful holo but I wanted to see a rainbow of colour whenever I looked at my nails.

I love holographics!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Australis Fairy Bread

This is a limited edition release that I picked up from Priceline last week for $7.95.  I fell in love with this polish in the store, it was so shiny and glittery.  It's got small and medium pink, green, blue, gold and orange hex glitter in a clear base.  It lost some of its appeal on application when I realised that all the medium hexes were taco'd (facepalm). the taco is not too bad, just enough to make you need to use 2 thick coats of top coat to get a nice smooth finish.

Chock full o' glitter!

I tried to get an example of the medium taco hexes

Single coat of femme fatale lightseye, 2 coats of Fairy Bread and 1 coat Ulta3 non chip.

I love chunky glitters!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Essence Peel Off Base Coat

Essence has released this peel off base coat on its new limited edition counter tray - Ready For Boarding.  When I saw this today I was like, ohhhh no more 10 minutes with aluminium foil on the tips of my fingers! So I bought all 4 bottles.

It's an 8ml bottle with a peel back, back label with instructions that read like this

fast and easy change of colour and effect nail polish, this innovative solvent-free peel off base coat allows you to peel off you nail polish whenever you want wherever you are! no remover required!

step 1 - apply a generous layer of the peel off base coat to your nails.  allow approx 10 minutes to dry until 
             the white base coat becomes transparent.
step 2 - paint your favourite nail polish and/or effect nail polish over it and let it dry.
step 3 - simply peel off to remove does not harm to your nails.
advice: avoid hot water for 3 hours after application.

Now I there are 3 things that make this scream PVA glue to me 1) Paints white dries clear 2) Looks just like PVA glue and 3) Smells just like my kids PVA glue!  Now I'm no scientist and stupid me didn't think to check the ingredients list, but I don't think think I'm too far off with my guess!

Regardless of what's in it I can't wait to try it under a chunky glitter and see if it lives up to its promises.  Will keep you updated with how this goes!!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Max Factor New Polishes including Fantasy Fire

I knew it would make it here eventually! I got my hands on a bottle of Fantasy Fire yesterday at Target! Apparently its a near dupe for Clarins 230 which is discontinued.

Here I've got 2 coats over Ulta3 Orchid. Fantasy Fire is a purple jelly base with amazing colour shifting particles and in the right lighting a duochrome! So much awesome in one tiny (4.5ml) bottle. It moves from purple to brown to green to red and gold.

This lovely orange is Satsuma.  It's a really lovely glossy orange creme, and a colour I will come back to many times during summer I'm sure. 4.5ml bottle.

And lastly here is Raspberry Blush.  It's a deep pink, almost burgandy, glossy creme polish.  11ml bottle. Sorry for the shadow in the picture.. my head got in the road!

I am really loving these new polishes from Max Factor.  Application on all was easy and smooth.  None of the above photos have a top coat, so you can see how glossy they are.  Will most definitely be grabbing more of these when I see them on special.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Notd - Femme Fatale Quivering Heart

I first found Femme Fatale website while I was looking for some unique and well pigmented eye shadows (which I will swatch soon).  And then low and behold there it was.. Nail polish.  Here is my favourite of the glitter polishes - Quivering Heart.  It's base is a plum/purple jelly, with red micro glitter, larger red  hexs, black squares and black hearts.  Applies really well and is not rough or bumpy at all.

I've swatched it alone and then over a couple of different Ulta3 colours with no top coat.

Pointer - 3 coats QH, Middle - 3 coats QH over Ulta3 Shiraz, Ring - 3 coats QH over Ulta3 Orchid

Look, I got a heart!

Femme Fatale have some of the most amazing indie polishes and what I love the most is they are based right here in Brisbane, Australia.  Unfortunately they are unable to ship overseas at this point, but fingers crossed for some point in the future. Buy Femme Fatale Right Here