Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher

The trip part 4: Back in Australia & P2 Sand Style in Seductive and Precious


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I’m back Down Under and I’m glad to be home after travelling for 24 hours on planes! I had an absolutely incredible time away for the past three months, everything has gone just too fast. My highlight of the trip is when we went to Italy. If you’ve never been I would definitely recommend you visiting, it’s got something for everyone.

If you’ve been reading my other posts, you would know I was just about to leave Greece and head to Macedonia. Here’s where we went after Macedonia: Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland and England. Whew! All up in our trip my husband and I travelled to 12 countries, which was roughly a country a week! But anyway, onto the more interesting nail stuff. Below is a picture of all the polishes I bought while abroad – 68 in total! I love them all.

Final collection of European polishes

I would love to bore you with a more detailed picture, but for now with getting back and returning to work you might have to wait until I review them, ha ha. If I can I will try and take some quick pics of them sometime. But here are two lots of polish I especially do want to show you: OPI Pure (a 18k white gold and silver top coat from the Mariah Carey Collection) and Ciate Colourfoil (a foil manicure kit). I’ve tried both and I love them; I can’t wait to show you.

Final collection of European polishes - OPI Pure (18k white gold and silver top coat) from the Mariah Carey Collection

Final collection of European polishes - Ciate Colourfoil

I told you previously I was going to have my nails done at WAH Nails at its store in Topshop, London. I’ve been a huge fan of WAH Nails for a long time, I own the store’s first book and I was so looking forward to my appointment! Here I am getting nails done (the picture is blurry, you can thank my husband for that).

Haylee getting her nails done by WAH Nails at Topshop in London

I enjoyed getting my nails done, but I was disappointed with the little things, like for example when my nail artist was filing and buffing my nails she went back and forth rather than in one direction. Also, my tips weren’t wrapped. And finally, when the top coat was applied (WAH Nails uses Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat) it wasn’t applied to the full edge of the nail and some of it ended up bubbling. I feel like I’m being picky but for AU$58 I think there should be a little more finesse! Maybe I had built it up too much in my mind? Anywho, here is the design that I chose, it’s called art deco, it was suggested to me by the nail artist to do the stripes rather than the full art deco design on every nail. I went with their idea, but I wish now I had said no because I’m actually not too keen on how the stripes also don’t have black with them.

Nail art by WAH Nails at Topshop in London

But it was all an experience and nonetheless I’m glad I went. Like my husband said, if I hadn’t of gone to get my nails done at WAH Nails I probably would be kicking myself later.

Now I have to show you some polishes I wore while in Berlin. I bought these from a store called DM, which is quite similar to Priceline here in Australia. The brand is P2, which I think could be a budget-type brand for all types of cosmetics. But obviously I was drawn to the polishes. The two I am wearing are called Seductive (purple) and Precious (gold). Both are what P2 calls Sand Style, which is simply another name for textured polish. I wore these two together because I thought the colours were quite complimentary. Each polish is two coats.

P2 Seductive and Precious textured nail polish by Dry, Dammit!

P2 Seductive and Precious textured nail polish by Dry, Dammit!

P2 Seductive and Precious textured nail polish by Dry, Dammit!

I am so impressed with these two polishes. I wore them for about four days and there was no chipping at all. I did use the foil method to remove the polish, but I think you could get away with just using a cotton ball. Also the texture on them was perfect, there was no pulling on clothes or anything. Definitely a good budget polish!

Well, I am now off to see if I can get some sleep. So far so good with the jetlag. I’m looking forward to updating much more frequently now. It’s great to be back. Thanks for reading!

17 thoughts on “The trip part 4: Back in Australia & P2 Sand Style in Seductive and Precious

  1. Such an amazing trip!! And SO MANY countries!

    WAH is really tempting me, but I’m nervous I’ll be disappointed (;

    But your husband is right, you would’ve regretted it! I like the Art Deco theme : )

    • We were very lucky to be able to travel where we did. We had a great time. I think if you visit WAH and just go in there without expectations you’ll be fine, I just built it up in my mind. I don’t know if they were having an off day when I was there either as I found the customer service to be underwhelming; I had to get their attention when I arrived and then during getting my nails done the nail artists just chatted with each other!

  2. So jealous! πŸ˜‰
    Thinking of Around the World in 80 Days…
    Too bad the mani was not what you expected, though.

  3. Holy Polish! what a collection you got whilst Overseas, Welcome home!! I stumbled upon your blog when you were away as I was googling Sinful colours reviews, I found the polish in my then, very small collection (someone gave it to me as a hand me down) and it just stayed on so long I wanted to know if they all did. So here I am now with about twice as many polishes and a new found hobby! Lucky you went away it gave me time to catch up on your Blog lol.
    In regards to the WAH experience I think maybe the girl in particular was having an off day or maybe should be looking for a new career path? It’s sad she talked you out of what you really wanted, all of the colours in it were lovely though, and hopefully if you ever get the opportunity again the experience will be more of a positive one! Looking forward to reading and seeing all of your new polish reviews πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! It’s great to be home, actually. The weather is beautiful, the people are lovely; what’s not ot like? Sinful Colors is a great brand. I actaully bought a few over the weekend I can’t wait to show off. I’m glad I’ve been able to enable someone, he he. Yes, I did like the colour combination of my WAH nails, I though it was very pretty. I’m looking forward to you reading about my polish! πŸ™‚

  4. Your trip sounds amazing!! I love that you got to visit so many countries all at once πŸ™‚

    Shame about your WAH mani :/ I guess the issue is they have so many girls working for them, they can’t all be at the same level and perhaps they don’t spend enough time focusing on customer service. I like your mani but it’s not as amazing as I’d have expected. And I agree with a commenter above, it probably comes from being a polish blogger and a nail artist: we know what we can do, and when we go and pay someone else to do our nails, we expect something awesome.

  5. WHAT?!?!!!you have been in Berlin? MY CITAY!!!!!!!

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