Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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W7 Twilight

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Hello! Today I have a gorgeous polish from W7 to show you called Twilight. I’ve had this for a few months now and I can’t believe I haven’t ever worn it!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

I mean, just look at the picture above. Isn’t the colour shift incredible? It goes from a deep blue right through to a deep purple. And I think I see a bit of green in there, too. the formula itself is a shimmery mix, but it builds up to opacity nicely.

What I’ve got on is two coats with a top coat of Seche. It applied easily, and I wore this for three days and just got general tip wear.

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

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

I think the purple / blue combo is just a classic and love this colour. Thanks for reading!


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Textured cross nail art with P2 Opulent & Australis Indie

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Evening! Today I have a quick nail art design to show you – yes, with textured nail polish! Surprise, surprise. It’s a beautiful green / purple polish I picked up in Europe by P2. The base is one coat of Australis Indie.

Textured nail art with P2 Sand Style Opulent and Australis Indie by Dry, Dammit!

Textured nail art with P2 Sand Style Opulent and Australis Indie by Dry, Dammit!

Textured nail art with P2 Sand Style Opulent and Australis Indie by Dry, Dammit!

This was a really fun design to wear. You can’t really tell in natural light but this has a purple / green tinge to it. I captured it as best I could in the photo below with flash. Ahh! Still green.

Textured nail art with P2 Sand Style Opulent and Australis Indie by Dry, Dammit!

This is one coat of Australis Indie with two coats of P2 Opulent with a cross nail design. I found the tape to peel off quite smoothly when I used it. I think I picked two colours that matched well. What do you think?

Please note I now have a Born Pretty coupon code: HVX31. Feel free to use to use it to receive 10% off your next Born Pretty purchase. Born Pretty offers free shipping, so it’s a great deal. Thanks for reading!


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Sally Hansen Sugar Fix from the Sugar Coat Collection & textured gradient nail art

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OK, so by now you probably get that I am loving textured polishes at the moment. If you’re not a fan, sorry! But I can’t help it. Today I have for you Sally Hansen Sugar Fix from the Sugar Coat Collection. I really like this collection because they’re all just pretty much textured solid colours. To me that equals simple and easy!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

Sugar Fix is a milky white. What you see is two coats with no top coat. I really enjoyed wearing it but only could wear it for a day because I found since it’s white, textured and has no top coat, it picks up stains like anything. 😦 I could have re-applied a new coat, but I didn’t want it to be too scratchy, if you know what I mean.

Look at how massive the bottle is! It’s only 11.8ml, so I’m not sure why it looks so massive like that in my hand. The bottle is quite nice, pretty thick glass, so obviously that has something to do with it – my hands haven’t shrunk anyway!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$9.95
  • Volume: 11.8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I used Sugar Fix as the base for some gradient nail art for a competition on Instagram for Priceline. If you follow me (Please do! Click the link or search for @drydammit) you would have seen these nails a couple of weeks ago. Well, I thought I share the love here too. Along with Sugar Fix, I used Bubble Plum (purple) and Cotton Candies (pink) also from the Sugar Coat Collection to create a textured gradient. It didn’t come out too bad.

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat textured gradient by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat textured gradient by Dry, Dammit!I didn’t win any days of the competition unfortunately. Clearly I was robbed. πŸ˜› Still, it was fun and I’m curious to see what other textured gradients look like now, too. Thanks for reading!


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essence Dopey from the Snow White Collection

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Hiya! Tonight I have a really quick update with you to show you a polish I wore before I went away but totally forgot to post about. I remember how nice it was wearing it because at the time I thought it was a bit bright for the season (coming out of winter)… looking back at it now it’s really not!

essence Dopey by Dry, Dammit!

Yes, it’s Dopey from essence’s Snow White Collection that I believe it had about a year ago. I grabbed Dopey and Snow White (a red jelly in a slightly larger 7ml bottle) for clearance both for AU$2 from a Priceline I don’t usually visit, so I was just lucky.

Dopey is a beautiful pastel blue creme with fine silver glitter throughout – it’s not gritty at all though. I used two coats and top coat in what you see here, I think I should have used three through because it’s a bit thin up near my cuticles and at the free edge. I wore this for a couple of days only and the wear was decent, not really any noticeable wear, and I found removal to be easy peasy.

essence Dopey by Dry, Dammit!

essence Dopey by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$2.95 (I got mine for AU$2 reduced, I think only a few in random stores now)
  • Volume: 5ml
  • Coats to opacity: Three

I really love essence’s Snow White Collection so I’m happy I was able to find Dopey, I mean, he was sitting there pretty much alone on the shelf so I had to take him home! I’ve noticed in Priceline the new essence collection called Ticket to Paradise recently. I saw this when in Europe and I didn’t like the look of it then and I still don’t really like the look of it now (apart from maybe the lipglosses, which I’m a sucker for!). I guess you win some and lose some. Thanks for reading!


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Sportsgirl Nail It! Chunky Fluro

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Hiya! Tonight I have for you Chunky Fluro, another great find from Sportsgirl. What I can’t get over with this polish is how much of an indie it looks. I mean, doesn’t this just remind you of Polish Me Silly (formerly Lush Lacquer) Clowning Around? I think so.

Anywho, Chunky Fluro is – as the name suggests – a polish with chunky fluro hexes and squares through it of different shapes and sizes. The colours are blue, pink, green and red. Like all my Sportsgirl polishes I found application to be a breeze. The photos below show two dabbed coats over ulta3 Citrus on my pointer finger and middle finger and then two dabbed coats over ulta3 White Lily on my ring finger and pinky.

Sportsgirl Nail It! Chunky Fluro by Dry, Dammit!

Sportsgirl Nail It! Chunky Fluro by Dry, Dammit!How freaking awesome does it look in the bottle!?

Sportsgirl Nail It! Chunky Fluro by Dry, Dammit!

Sportsgirl Nail It! Chunky Fluro by Dry, Dammit!

Sportsgirl Nail It! Chunky Fluro by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Sportsgirl
  • Cost: AU$8.95
  • Volume: 11ml
  • Coats to opacity: Glitter topper

I really love this for summer, it’s such a fun look I think. I wore it to work though and it was a tad too bright. I think it looks better over white than over yellow, you get to see all the colours better. Have a great weekend guys and thanks for reading!


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Valentine’s Day nail art

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Good evening! A very quick post tonight to share with you my Valentine’s Day nail art creation. I figured I might as well contribute to the swarms of Valentine’s Day nail art ideas around. I personally wouldn’t wear something over the top on Valentine’s Day so I figured this would be quite nice and simple – love heart tips with full hearts on my ring finger and thumb.

Valentine's Day nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Valentine's Day nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Valentine's Day nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I used two polishes from ulta3’s Candy Couture Collection for this – Rock Candy and Sugar Coated. I’ll show you more of the Candy Couture Collection soon, I promise. For the black outline I used my BYS nail striper. Thanks for reading!


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Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 & fancy nail art tips with studs

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Hello! If you follow me on Instagram (please do! Find me at @drydammit or click here) you might have noticed during the week I was wearing a beautiful red polish by Golden Rose. Well, today I bring you the full story of it. Golden Rose is a brand I found while travelling, and I have to say it’s such a pity we don’t have it here in Australia. You can buy it on eBay though at quite a reasonable price.

Anywho, one of the Golden Rose polishes I bought is called 106 (sadly numbers as names) and it’s from the Matte Velvet Collection. It’s a gorgeously opaque pink-leaning red with bits of shimmer through it. If you haven’t gathered, it dries matte, rather than glossy. It’s a true one coater, which I was impressed with, and dried super quick. However, I’m assuming due to only needing one coat and no top coat, it chips like anything! You’d have to re-apply at the end of every day.

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

I found the bottle to be awesome too, a really ergonomic lid with a pretty decent brush. The overall aesthetic of the bottle is quite slimline and matches the matte theme. I wanted to see what the colour looked like with top coat, so I put on a second layer of 106 with top coat and I think it looks pretty good!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 with top coat by Dry, Dammit!

You probably can’t tell from the photo, but it obviously was way more shiny!

So if that wasn’t enough for you, I then decided to dress up my nails with some fancy nail art. I didn’t know what else to call it, ha ha. I used some nail studs I bought in Europe by essence as part of its Dark Romance Collection. The stud pack is called What Gothic Girls Want. It’s got some other tiny studs that I look forward to using… stay tuned!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Although I don’t have a lot of matte polishes, I’m quite happy with 106. Oh, while I remember I updated my stash page with all the recent European and Australian polish I’ve bought. Turns out I now own 488! Whoa, much?! Thanks for reading!