3 Jul 2012

Pretty & Polished 'Galax-e' and Shopping!

Hi all!

Today I have a few things to show you as I had to pick up a few things at the shops, but also one of my eBay purchases arrived, but most importantly I have a new mani to show you :D

Read more after the jump! Warning! Very picture heavy!

Okay, shopping first! One of my eBay purchases arrived, nothing too exciting except for the fact that I purchased a matte top coat! I ended up getting Essie's 'Matte About You' after reading in all the other nail blogs that it was the best to get for the price, as well a picking up 2 more bottles of Seche Vite Quick Dry. I picked up everything for US$24, so about AU$30, which s really good since my local beauty supply store sells bottles of Seche Vite QD for $15 each.. I got 2 for US$9.85. Pretty darn good :D I can't wait to play with the matte top coat!

I also had to pick up a few home essentials like tea (T2 Earl Grey loose leaf = <3), a new electric trimmer for the boyfriend and a stop into Priceline was needed for myself. Whilst in Priceline I had to get some more nail polish remover and foundation, but I also nabbed some of Burt's Bees lemon butter cuticle creme, as well as Australis' Crystal Colour top coat in 'Speck-tacular', which is a flakie topcoat.

I've been wanting to try Burt's Bees cuticle creme for a while, but the last I looked it was out of stock. It's getting quite chilly in Australia now that winter has finally reared its horrible head, so I am bound to get horrible cuticles and fingertips, so we will see how it goes :)

And now for the really awesome stuff! Pretty & Polished 'Galax-e'! I was lucky enough to nab 4 more of her amazing polished, bringing my collection up to 7 :D

Bubble Tea, Valentino, Midnight Rider and Galax-E

Bubble Tea, Valentino, Midnight Rider and Galax-E

Valentino, Midnight Rider, Bubble Tea, Galax-E, Black Swan, Jealous mini and Sphere mini

Valentino, Midnight Rider, Bubble Tea, Galax-E, Black Swan, Jealous mini and Sphere mini

Label shot

Packed full of loose holo glitter

Galax-E  So much sparkle!
My bottle of 'Galax-E' had settled a fair bit, but that was just due from it's trip from the US to Australia, then having to sit in the post office for 3 weeks while I was away, so I had to give it a good shake before using it.

The black pigment is pretty good, I'd say a 2 coater, or 3 if you want to make sure it's solid and not patchy, but I decided to save the precious liquid and do 2 coats of China Glaze 'Liquid Leather' as a base and then 1 coat 'Galax-E' with 1 coat of Seche Vite QD. I will always love how plain black nails look, before I got into doing my own nails and starting to collect polish, I had black nails for 6 months. Loved it <3

2 medium coats of China Glaze 'Liquid Leather' as a base

So gorgeous!

Seriously! Look at the sparkle!

Applied like a dream

So much love

A great spin on traditional black polish
I love love love this polish! The scattered holo glitter really does make this look like a galaxy! I really can't wait to wear the rest of the polishes from Chels :D

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That's all for now! Until next time.


  1. Your swatches are the best that I've seen of Galax-e. It really looks fantastic!