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A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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Glam Polish UFO Oh No!!!

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Hello! Today I bring you one of Glam Polish’s older polishes called UFO Oh No!!! It’s from the Intergalactic Collection and I love it. Lately Glam Polish has been pumping out some awesome holos and flakies – so it’s been a long time since a glitter polish – but I love polishes in a white base. These are the kind of polishes I wish there was more of.

Glam Polish UFO Oh No!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish UFO Oh No!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish UFO Oh No!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish UFO Oh No!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Looking at it, it’s quite a simple polish, but maybe this is why I like it so much. It’s a white creme base with large neon green and purple hexes with tiny pink and blue glitters. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. I had no problems with application. It wasn’t too thin or too thick, it was just right (yes, like Goldilocks).

Unfortunately I think now you can only buy this polish from blog sales (like what I did) or some international sites. So if you’re interested in it I wish you well in your search. Thanks for reading!


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Gloss ‘n Sparkle One Step Beyond

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Hello! Tonight I’m bringing you a polish from a great Aussie indie brand called Gloss ‘n Sparkle. The polish is called One Step Beyond and it’s a real stunner. But you’ll be convinced by the pictures I’m sure!

Gloss 'n Sparkle One Step Beyond by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle One Step Beyond by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle One Step Beyond by Dry, Dammit!

The base is a deep purple jelly (blurple in some lights) and it’s packed full of pink, purple, blue and teal glitters in circles and squares of all sizes. It’s a really fun polish and I enjoyed wearing it. It built up to have a lovely depth at three coats (as shown with a thick coat of Seche), but I’ve read elsewhere you could use the dabbing method to apply it in one thick coat. I found it easy to apply as three coats and I got this look without needing to fish. Be careful though – if you don’t wear a base coat it will stain your nails! And that’s not a good look.

Gloss 'n Sparkle One Step Beyond by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle One Step Beyond by Dry, Dammit!

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I really think the blue does it for me, it just adds something else to the polish. What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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essence Caught in the Middle from the Good Girl Bad Girl Trend Edition

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Evening! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the essence Good Girl Bad Girl Trend Edition has hit the shelves of Priceline. There are eight polishes with different finishes to choose from, four being “good” and the other four being “bad”. Tonight I’m bringing you Caught in the Middle from the “bad” side. Before I show you the photos, I just want to let you know I think the label on the polish is wrong. It says it is “leather effect” but I think it’s meant to be the “snake effect” that’s on Once I Was An Angel (a pink creme that’s also from the “bad” side). Searching other blogs has confirmed this for me, with many others thinking the same thing as well, because I will tell you now, I don’t think this polish has a leather effect at all! But a snake effect would be more appropriate. Check out the pics and you’ll see what I mean.

essence Caught in the Middle by Dry, Dammit!

essence Caught in the Middle by Dry, Dammit!

essence Caught in the Middle by Dry, Dammit!

essence Caught in the Middle by Dry, Dammit!

Caught in the Middle is hard to describe for me, so I will do the best I can! :\ It’s a charcoal black base with iridescent flakes and various multi-coloured tiny glitter pieces… and I think it has a textured effect. So what you see here is two coats of Caught in the Middle without top coat. This is a really complex polish that I’m glad I bought. Sometimes I think black is too basic but this adds a little something more, while still being moody (in my opinion). It was easy to apply, but for the first coat just wait until it’s semi-dry before going in for the second coat otherwise it creates bald patches.

Now, I was curious to see what this polish looked like with top coat so here it is with a coat of Seche:

essence Caught in the Middle with top coat by Dry, Dammit!

essence Caught in the Middle with top coat by Dry, Dammit!

Wowza! I think I like it both with top coat and without.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$4.10
  • Volume: 8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Have you seen the Good Girl Bad Girl Trend Edition about? Tried any of the other polishes in the collection? I like the look of It Wasn’t Me! (glitter effect) but haven’t bought it yet. Thanks for reading!


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Emily de Molly Frail Promise with geometric nail art

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Evening! Tonight I bring you a polish I recently bought in a destash sale: Emily de Molly Frail Promise. I bought it with a handful of other indies, including my first KBShimmers, so I can’t wait to show them to you as well. Like a lot of polishes I’ve been buying recently, I’ve wanted Frail Promise for a while now, but every time I bought some from the Emily de Molly store it always managed to miss my cart. And just as a treat, below are also a few pics of the geometric design I did on top of Frail Promise, too, so keep on reading!

Emily de Molly Frail Promise by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Frail Promise by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Frail Promise by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Frail Promise by Dry, Dammit!

Frail Promise is a really beautiful light grey with a sprinkling of neon pink, black, white, gold and mint glitters with a subtle gold shimmer, which was such a nice surprise when I put it on. Application was a cinch; what you see here is two coats with a top coat of Seche. The glitters are a reasonable size so I didn’t have any problems getting them to lay flat or the fishing for pieces when applying.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Emily de Molly
  • Cost: AU$10
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I really wanted to highlight the mint and neon pink in this polish, so I used Australis Sweetpea and MODE Love Me to create a geometric design on top of Frail Promise. The lines are courtesy of my black KISS branded striper (so annoying it doesn’t have a name!). I like the “random” result, but if I were to do it again I think I would make the geometric print smaller to match the delicacy of the polish.

Emily de Molly Frail Promise geometric nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Frail Promise geometric nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Frail Promise geometric nail art by Dry, Dammit!

And of course when I applied top coat (Seche) it smudged a little, even though I waited for it to dry! Still, I can claim that as intentional, can’t I? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading!


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OPI Vesper

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Hello hello! Today I’m bringing you OPI Vesper, which is from the 2013 Bond Girls Collection – a collection full of textured polishes (or, as OPI calls them, “Liquid Sands”). But first, I wanted to thank you for your patience over the past month or so. On February 1 my husband and I welcomed our baby boy Archer into the world. I’ve posted a photo of him here on IG. He’s five weeks old now and the time has gone so fast! I’m really loving being a mother and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have this little guy in my life. I’m actually typing this post up with him wrapped around my front, snoozing. So cute.

Anywho, I bought Vesper when it was on special once from Catch of the Day before the site was revamped and now always seems to have a continuous OPI sale. I had wanted it for ages and while I’m glad I now own it, it hasn’t lived up to my expectations – it’s much more black than I thought. I wanted it to be a bit more purple. In the bottle if you hold it up to the light it has a really nice purple “glow”, I thought.

OPI Vesper by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Vesper by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Vesper by Dry, Dammit!

Vesper is a purple jelly base with black glitter – I’ve applied two coats and it looks a bit patchy in the light but I liked that you could tell it was purple. Otherwise I would have used three coats, but I had a feeling it would go really dark. Obviously I haven’t used a top coat. When cleaning this up I found the little gritty bits to be so difficult to remove from my cuticle area! They loved to just stick in there, so I cleaned up as best I could and washed my hands as soon as possible after, which got rid of most of the grit.

OPI Vesper by Dry, Dammit!

OPI Vesper by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Catch of the Day, Glow Cosmetics
  • Cost: Depends on sale on Catch of the Day, AU$16 at Glow Cosmetics
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two, but I would recommend three

These pictures are really old (from last year) so I want to wear Vesper again now to see how I feel about it, maybe I’ll grow to like it more. What do you think? Thanks for reading!