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Sinful Colors Queen of Deco

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Hello! Tonight I have a pretty Sinful Colors to show you. It’s called Queen of Deco and it is a wonderful glitter top coat. I’ve only just seen it at Kmart so far, not in any of the Targets or Pricelines that stock Sinful Colors. Queen of Deco is part of the Diamond Lust Collection, which includes seven other glitter toppers. What caught my eye was the intense sparkle as well as the silver caps on the bottles instead of black.

Sinful Colors Queen of Deco over Ulta3 Spring Break by Dry, Dammit!

Sinful Colors Queen of Deco over Ulta3 Spring Break by Dry, Dammit!

Because it’s a glitter topper, I used two coats of Ulta3 Spring Break and then two coats of Queen of Deco. The clear base is full of micro purple and silver glitters and a few purple holographic diamond glitters that I had to fish for. In fact, I think I placed the diamond glitters on my other hand only because I actually wasn’t too keen on how sparse the diamonds looked.

Sinful Colors Queen of Deco over Ulta3 Spring Break by Dry, Dammit!

Sinful Colors Queen of Deco over Ulta3 Spring Break by Dry, Dammit!

Application was quite simple; I found the trick is to put down a normal coat and then dab on the second coat so you can guarantee getting some diamonds. This also dried smooth and not rough like I thought it might. For removal I used the foil method, but there were no major problems, I just did what I usually do.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Kmart
  • Cost: Kmart AU$4
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Clear topper, so use with an undie

So what do you think of Queen of Deco? Have tried any polishes from the Diamond Lust Collection? I also got Scene Stealer, which is similar to Queen of Deco but with red and gold glitter instead. Thanks for reading!


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Rimmel London Acid House

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Another day, another polish. This time a newbie from Rimmel London. I’d been noticing lately Rimmel hadn’t been restocking its Salon Pro polishes and I though it was because they were going to be discontinued. Turns out Rimmel was just re-releasing them in new bottles and (some) new colours, with a celebrity endorsement – Kate Moss. Rimmel’s been using Kate for a while now so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Her name now features prominently on the bottles so she must have signed on for a while. And here I was thinking celebrities were afraid of commitment!

Anywho, one of the new colours that caught my eye was Acid House. There was a really nice pinky-purpley one too, but I can’t remember its name. Acid House is a gorgeous deep metallic green that has these really pretty green sparkly bits when caught in the right light.

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

The wonderful Salon Pro brush is as good as always and I found the formula to be perfect in two coats. It was almost a one-coater, but it was slightly streaky for me. The colour is also perfect for winter – totally regal-esque! Would potentially be better if I wasn’t so pale, ha ha.

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse (and many other chemists, this is just where I got mine)
  • Cost: AU$7.99
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So what do you think of the new-look Salon Pro polishes? Have you seen them in stores? Thanks for reading!


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OPI Purple With A Purpose

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Hello! A quick post tonight to show off an oldie but a goodie from OPI. It’s called Purple With A Purpose and from what I can find it’s from the 2006 Brights Collection. If my photos look a bit different it’s because they’re taken in my new lightbox my husband made for me! He got an old wine case and cut holes in the sides and then put up a little white backdrop inside it. At first he used thick paper to cover the holes, but in the end I put normal pieces of A4 paper over the holes, as the light wouldn’t go through the thick paper properly. The light I have is a bit orange, so I’ll need to get a whiter bulb, but I think I’ve done alright for my first go. Also a big thank you to the greatest husband ever!

OPI Purple With A Purpose by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Purple With A Purpose by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Purple With A Purpose by Dry, Dammit!

Purple With A Purpose is, if you can’t tell, a purple shimmer. It’s a pretty vanilla polish, but it’s very pretty. The shimmer in it is blue and purple. Unfortunately my photos are showing you the polish a lot darker than it actually is, the purple has more red in it than what you see. Sorry. What you see on my nails is two coats.

OPI Purple With A Purpose by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Glow Cosmetics
  • Cost: AU$16
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So I need to sort out some colour issues when taking my photos in the new lightbox, so please bear with me! In the meantime you can tell me what an awesome husband I have, ha ha. Thanks for reading!


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Emily de Molly Candy Coated

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Evening! I have another wonderful Emily de Molly to show you tonight. It’s called Candy Coated and it’s so simply beautiful, it’s a wonder there’s not more polishes like it.

Emily de Molly Candy Coated by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Candy Coated by Dry, Dammit!

Candy Coated is a blue creme with small pink glitters. It’s super easy to apply, the new and improved brush I showed you in this post really does wonders. What you see here is two coats.

Emily de Molly Candy Coated by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Candy Coated by Dry, Dammit!

This polish was so fun to wear, I wore it to work and got so many compliments, which was a surprise for me as people now look and my nails and think it’s an expected thing to have a nail polish on. I think maybe because it’s simple, yet different at the same time?

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Emily de Molly
  • Cost: AU$9.50
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So what do you think? Emily de Molly is my all-time favourite nail polish brand, I think. The formula is just so reliable. And if more polishes like this keep coming then I won’t be able to help but buy! πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!


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The Cuteberry Nail Challenge day 4: Denim nails

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Hello! Today I have day four of The Cuteberry Nail Challenge to show you. This day’s theme is your favourite textile or fabric. I took the easy way out with this one and did a simple cling wrap nail art where you apply a coat of polish to your nails, let dry (it doesn’t have to be fully dry), paint a second coat of nail polish over the top in a different colour and then use scrunched up pieces of cling wrap to splodge the nails for a marbled look. It’s really fun to do! No creativity needed at all.

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

Denim nails by Dry. Dammit!

I’ve only done a few of the cling wrap nails before but I really like the effect. Because you don’t really need to wait until the first coat is dry you can pretty much do it in a few minutes if you really wanted to.

Polishes I used:

  • Revlon Steamy Affair from the Nail Art Break-Up Collection (Steamy side) (beige)
  • Revlon Fashionista (blue)

The next theme is favourite sea creature. I’m actually excited about this one! I can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks for reading!


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W7 Little Black Book & dotting nail art

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Hello! This evening I have W7 Little Black Book to show you. I was getting a script filled at Chemist Warehouse near my work and it had a whole heap of W7 polishes for AU$2.99. I looked through what was there – there were a few good colours – but in the end I just settled for Little Black Book. I settled for one because I have another W7 polish, which I don’t know the name of as the label has come off, and it’s quite watery. But I am pleased to say that Little Black Book is a much better formula, so maybe I’ll be back to Chemist Warehouse soon!

W7 Little Black Book by Dry, Dammit!

While you might think Little Black Book is black, it’s actually more of a deep brown creme with purple and golden shimmer through it. What you see on my nails is two coats. Be wary when you apply the second coat though: if you don’t wait for it to dry a bit it will drag and bald a little when you run the brush over the first coat. Speaking of which, while the W7 bottles are the same as OPI bottles, the brushes are thinner but still reasonable to use.

W7 Little Black Book by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Little Black Book by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Little Black Book by Dry, Dammit!

This is a really nice polish for winter. It’s much more sparkly in real life as well, as you might be able to tell from the bottle shot.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

And because I like Little Black Book so much I thought why not put some dots on top? I used Models Prefer No Angel and two dotting tools in different sizes to get what you see below. Oh, and I popped a matte top coat on just for something different.

W7 Little Black Book dotted nail art by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Little Black Book dotted nail art by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Little Black Book dotted nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I think it turned out really cute. I typically have a habit of smudging the dots so I’m quite impressed I managed to get them looking like dots. Practice makes perfect! Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!


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An oldie but a goodie: Revlon Polar Pink

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Hello! Today, as the title suggests, I bring you my oldest nail polish: Revlon Polar Pink. This was part of a Christmas present from my sister one year… I think it was perhaps 1999? It used to be my second oldest nail polish, I had a brown-nudeish Covergirl nail polish given to me by my aunty one year, but I threw it out. That’s right, I threw it out! Why would I do that? I guess because I was just a kid. But moving on.

Revlon Polar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

Polar Pink is a sheer pink with a blue shimmer. It’ll require undies so what you see is two coats of Polar Pink over two coats of Sally Hansen First Blush. It’s a stunning polish. When I was younger I wore it without undies and it’s really pretty without a colour underneath, but looking at the pictures now I think I prefer it with undies.

Revlon Polar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

Revlon Polar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

See its cool bottle? You don’t see Revlon bottles like that anymore. Those rings on the lid are long gone. And while it says “top speed” I didn’t find it all that speedy.

Revlon Polar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

Revlon Polar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

While I can’t exactly catch it in my photos, the blue shimmer is really pretty. Every time I looked down at my nails they were looking up at me saying, “Hello Haylee, aren’t I gorgeous?”.

I’m glad I got to show you this polish. If you ever stumble upon it, I say it’s worth a try! Thanks for reading!