29 Apr 2014

Dance Legend 096 Sulley

Hey all

Today is the first appearance of the incredible Dance Legend Chameleon multichromes. These are the most amazing multichromes the polish world has come across so far in terms of opacity and shift, they don't require a black base and are opaque in 2-3 coats.

A group of us did a group buy and bought direct from DL in Russia just after they where released, one of the girls mother had gone to Russia to visit family and made a pit stop at DL and bought like 100 bottles and brought them all back in a suitcase. Best mother ever! I of course got all 6 as well as 2 of their holos.

Below is Sulley 096, a gorgeous blue/teal/purple/orange/yellow multichrome, opaque in 2 easy coats, no black base, topped with Poshe. I know underwater shots are unrealistic as the bend the light more so we see more colours, but I had to include it as it's amazing.

Nail polish Swatch of Dance Legend 096 Sulley

Nail polish Swatch of Dance Legend 096 Sulley

Nail polish Swatch of Dance Legend 096 Sulley

Nail polish Swatch of Dance Legend 096 Sulley

Nail polish Swatch of Dance Legend 096 Sulley

One thing that was a bit of a bummer is that these are mini bottles and you only get 8ml of polish.

You can buy these direct a bit cheaper from Dance Legend, but the shipping takes about 3 months. Here is Australia you can buy them from Femme Fatale for $10.


26 Apr 2014

Quickie Post: Emily de Molly Turbulence

Hey all,

Another quick swatch and today it is of the stunning Turbulence from Emily de Molly. Ugh Hayley's combinations are pure amazing, I mean c'mon look at that macro!

Turbulence is a blue based jelly with blue, turquoise, lime, pink, silver and gold glitter in various different shapes. Photos below show 2 coats Illamasqua Phallic and 2 coats Turbulence with 1 coat Poshe.

Nail polish Swatch of Emily de Molly Turbulence over Illamasqua Phallic

Nail polish Swatch of Emily de Molly Turbulence over Illamasqua Phallic

Nail polish Swatch of Emily de Molly Turbulence over Illamasqua Phallic

Nail polish Swatch of Emily de Molly Turbulence over Illamasqua Phallic


22 Apr 2014

Quickie Post: Love Thy Polish Rhiannon

Hey all,

I don't know why I haven't posted this sooner as it is such a stunning polish and possibly one of my top favourites.

Rhiannon is a gorgeous forest green based polish with a brilliant golden fleck and opaque in 3 coats. You can get away with 2, but the third just adds some extra depth.

This polish is currently on sale on the Love Thy Polish website!


nail polish swatch of Love Thy Polish Rhiannon

nail polish swatch of Love Thy Polish Rhiannon

nail polish swatch of Love Thy Polish Rhiannon

nail polish swatch of Love Thy Polish Rhiannon



18 Apr 2014

Quickie Post: Femme Fatale Cosmetics Spindleweb

Hey all!

Sorry for the complete lack of updates, the last 2 weeks I have been completely snowed under with working for a photographer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, good news is that some of my photography is up on Elle.com.au and HarpersBazaar.com.au and may possibly be printed in Elle's magazine, so that's really exciting!

This is obviously an old post, I'm still waiting for my nails to grow out since cutting them off and I haven't had time to do my nails, so let's get on with it!

Femme Fatale Spindleweb is a sheer laying polish best suited for putting over darker colours, it is a deep jewel toned blue with strong green shimmers, filled with scatterings of blue, green and iridescence in various sizes.

Photos show 2 coats Illamasqua Viridian, 2 coats FF Spindleweb, 1 coat Poshe. Pure love.

Nail polish swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics Spindleweb over Illamasqua Viridian

Nail polish swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics Spindleweb over Illamasqua Viridian

Nail polish swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics Spindleweb over Illamasqua Viridian

Nail polish swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics Spindleweb over Illamasqua Viridian


4 Apr 2014

Review: BornPrettyStore Swaovski Rhinestones, Foils and Water Decals

Hey all!

I was contacted by the people over at BornPrettyStore to pick a few items for review and I also have a 10% off coupon code for you as well, NWX31.

Review of BornPrettyStore Swarovski Rhinestones, Cherry Blossom nail art water decals and gold nail art foils.

Lets start with my favourite item, the 144 Swarovski flatback SS8 Clear Crystal 2028 Nail Art. I loved these, they may be pricier than your standard rhinestone but they are completely worth the extra money for a few reasons. I had my doubts about these being real Swarovski stones, but to my surprise they where, I compared them to the stones on my Mont Bleu glass file (who use genuine Swarovski stones) and they where a match. These stones are worth the money because they crystal top does not come unstuck from the base like the cheaper stones (was 2 days before they started falling off) and best part, these can be reused, I was able to soak my nail in acetone to remove them and they cleaned up very easily and did not get damaged at all (Bottom photo).

I used a thick layer of Essence Gel Look top coat to stick these to my nail with no top coat over the top. They had so much sparkle! Video can be seen HERE.
Illamasqua DWS stamped with BM-017 and Ulta3 Black Satin, glitter gradient I used Rimmel Diamond Dust and used Essence Icy Princess as the base for the rhinestones.

I did these for my friends wedding, they where perfect to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit. 

Review of BornPrettyStore Swarovski Rhinestones with Illamasqua DWS, Essence Icy Princess, Rimmel Diamond Dust and stamping using BM-017

Review of BornPrettyStore Swarovski Rhinestones with Illamasqua DWS, Essence Icy Princess, Rimmel Diamond Dust and stamping using BM-017

Review of BornPrettyStore Swarovski Rhinestones with Illamasqua DWS, Essence Icy Princess, Rimmel Diamond Dust and stamping using BM-017

Review of BornPrettyStore Swarovski Rhinestones with Illamasqua DWS, Essence Icy Princess, Rimmel Diamond Dust and stamping using BM-017

Review of BornPrettyStore Swarovski Rhinestones with Illamasqua DWS, Essence Icy Princess, Rimmel Diamond Dust and stamping using BM-017

Next I chose these stunning 1 Sheet Colored Lotus Rose Plum Blossom Floral Pattern Nail Art Water Decals Transfers Sticker. This was my first experience with water decals and surprisingly it was easier than I thought, however these where really tiny and they only just fit my nails, I also had to try trim them to fit at my cuticle as they where not shaped. These decals where clear but had a slight yellow tint to the backing as part of the design. The photo with the Poshe bottle is to show their size.

I applied these over 2 coats of Sally Hansen White On with 1 coat of Poshe top coat.

Review of BornPrettyStore cherry blossom nail art water decals

Review of BornPrettyStore cherry blossom nail art water decals

Review of BornPrettyStore cherry blossom nail art water decals

Review of BornPrettyStore cherry blossom nail art water decals

Lastly I picked the Fantasy Starry Holo Nail Foils Glitter Transfer Stickers Nail Decoration 30 x 10cm in a gorgeous lime green, but they where out of stock and sent me gold instead. I wish they had asked me to pick another colour because I hate gold and can never see myself using these again.

I am still learning when it comes to foils but I found these did work quite well. You get a fair amount of the foil for the price so you can get a lot of mani's out of them. I used Sally Hansen Golden-I as a base even though it didn't match the colour, (I only own 2 gold polishes), and no top coat.

Review of BornPrettyStore gold nail art foils

Review of BornPrettyStore gold nail art foils

Review of BornPrettyStore gold nail art foils

Review of BornPrettyStore gold nail art foils

Overall, I really liked each of the products I chose, however I do wish they had a size measurement for the water decals as I can see many people being disappointed at the size and may not be able to use them. I would repurchase the rhinestones in a heart beat, I want some in every colour and size! I seriously considering selling off the cheaper ones I have and repurchasing more of these ones. And the foils, I would also repurchase.

Shipping was quick (1 week) but I have heard with regular orders they can take several weeks to arrive.

Once again, I have a 10% off coupon code for you to use, I have a banner in my sidebar where the code will live if you ever decide you want to use it. The code is NWX31.


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