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Holographic swirl nail art

Hiya! I wasn’t sure what to call this post so I hope holographic swirl nail art will do. I wore this a while ago and posted it to Instagram, but thought I needed to do a blog post on it too as I loved wearing it. The base is Glam Polish Without Love from this year’s Hairspray Collection and the purple on top is ulta3 Radiant Orchid. I bought swirl vinyls recently from Emily de Molly and wanted to try them – I think it’s a great result!

Swirl nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Swirl nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Swirl nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Swirl nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I haven’t used vinyls before and so was really surprised with how easy they were to use. They have much better sticking power than nail stickers. I bought some other vinyls as well (squares and long triangles) that I’ll have to use now after the success of this attempt. I love this look with the holo peeking through. It looks more difficult than what it really is. Thanks for reading!


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Smitten Polish I Never Drink… Wine

Hello! Continuing my latest obsession with holographic polishes, I bring you Smitten Polish I Never Drink… Wine. My one and only Smitten Polish, it is a beauty! I believe it’s from the 2013 Turning Leaves Tree-o. I wore this a while ago – hence no cut on my middle finger – but I’m going to have to wear it again soon. I bought mine in a destash sale, but read on and I’ll let you know where you can pick yours up from!

Smitten Polish I Never Drink... Wine by Dry, Dammit!Inside with flash

Smitten Polish I Never Drink... Wine by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

As you can probably tell by the name, I Never Drink… Wine is a red wine linear holo. It’s better in person and applying it was a breeze, I was really surprised. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche. You could wear it without top coat as it dries glossy but I always apply top coat for that extra shine. It’s got this incredible depth to it – perfect for winter! The holo is amazing, a beautiful rainbow of colours. Unfortunately again for me when I wore this Tasmanian weather had to play its part and block the sun from shining. While I’ve taken the holo shots with a flash, I can assure you it looks just as good in the sun, too.

Smitten Polish I Never Drink... Wine by Dry, Dammit!Inside with flash

Smitten Polish I Never Drink... Wine by Dry, Dammit!Inside with flash

Luckily, you can buy this polish at Femme Fatale Cosmetics. I say it’s well worth it if you’re looking for a warming wintery holo.

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So, what do you think of I Never Drink… Wine? I have to admit I love the name. What are wearing on your fingers this winter? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015

Hiya! I hope your weekend has started off well. Mine has. Today I’m brining you Celestial Cosmetics June LE. I took these photos last week so annoyingly I still have that cut on my middle finger. It’s healing up nicely now. This month’s LE is based on the June birthstone alexandrite and wow, it’s a superb polish. I have nothing like it in my collection. From what I’ve read about alexandrite, it shows red, green and orange-yellow and was the national stone of tsarist Russia. Incredible!

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015 by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015 by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015 by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural light

As you can see, the June LE is mainly red, but in person it has a duochrome effect where it shifts from red to a purple-blue. In the sun you can also see the wonderful holo effect it has and the red and green microglitter. This is one complex polish! I’ve applied two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat. This was a lovely polish to wear, I really enjoyed having it on and although there’s a bit of holo in it, the application was lovely and smooth and the polish felt really “light” on, if that makes sense?

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015 by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015 by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2015 by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural light

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The June LE is just available this month, so like I suggested with the May LE, if you like what you see, get in quick! Thanks for reading!

*I received the products in this review free of charge by the manufacturer for my honest opinion.


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Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection swatches and review

Good evening! Tonight I bring you another stunning collection by Celestial Cosmetics. It’s called The Cinders Collection and it is inspired by the fairytale Cinderella. It’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to show you, but first, I’ll just give you an update. Firstly, my family and I were away overseas in Bali, Indonesia, for the past couple of weeks, which is why I haven’t posted lately. We had a wonderful time and at four months of age it was Archer’s first overseas trip! I didn’t have mine until I was 25! Second – if you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know – I cut my middle finger pretty bad so in the swatches below you’ll see my cut. Sorry in advance. Now, onto the polishes!

THE FOOTMAN

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection The Footman

Bruno from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection The Footman

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection The Footman

The Footman is a brown jelly packed with gold shimmer and green/gold flakies. It’s inspired by Bruno, Cinderella’s dog (who turns into the footman for the pumpkin carriage the Fairy Godmother creates). This has a lovely depth once applied but to achieve that look you will need at least three coats, which is what you see here, as it’s a sheer polish. I’ve topped it with Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat. This is a lovely regal-looking polish I think. Just note though because it’s sheer, in the sun you can see “bald spots” but to the naked eye this is not noticeable. My shots were taken indoors in natural light and as you can see, no problem.

DAME OF DUST

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Dame of Dust

Lady Tremaine from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Dame of Dust

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Dame of Dust

Dame of Dust is a dark grey/black base with silver shimmer, shredded purple glitter (love!), blue and red holo microglitter. It’s also got a holo effect going on and I took all shots but the bottle shot with flash. As with the rest of the polishes I’ll show you, I really wanted to show off the beautiful holo-ness of them in natural light, but cursed Tasmanian weather meant that it was impossible this weekend, unless I did a sun dance. So flash it is! What you see here is two coats topped with Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat. It’s not bumpy at all once covered with a good top coat. The microglitter in this is gorgeous! Dame of Dust is inspired by Lady Tremaine, AKA the Wicked Stepmother.

MISS T

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Miss T

Drizella Tremaine from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Miss T

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Miss T

Miss T is inspired by Drizella Tremaine, the Wicked Stepmother’s daughter and Cinderella’s stepsister. She wears a green dress to the ball. This is a lime green base with a gorgeous golden shimmer. It has dark green glitter and a scattered holo; such a beautiful green. I think it would be great in a few Christmas designs. I’ve applied two coats with a top coat of Light Year. This was very easy to apply!

MOTHER OF FAIRIES

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Mother of Fairies

Fairy Godmother from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Mother of Fairies

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Mother of Fairies

Mother of Fairies is (if you haven’t guessed by the name) inspired by the Fairy Godmother. And it’s such a beautiful polish! This is a lilac linear holo that is very subtle and very hard to capture on camera. This is two coats topped with Solar Ray. Buttery and wonderful to apply.

ASHES TO CINDERS

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Ashes to Cinders

Cinderella and the Fairy GodmotherImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Ashes to Cinders

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Ashes to Cinders

Ashes to Cinders is a deep purple linear holo with pink and indigo flakies. It is my favourite from the collection and I believe this is inspired from when Cinderella is transformed into her gown for the ball. I wish I had a macro lens for this to show you how great the flakies are, and trust me, they’re great! I’ve applied two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray. Super easy to apply! I think this has bumped Emily de Molly Devotion off the top of my favourite purple holo list.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individual polishes range from AU$10 to AU$12
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

The Cinders Collection just became available this month, so if you like what you see, I suggest you grab a few bottles! I have a feeling some of these polishes are going to sell out quick. What do you think of this collection? Thanks for reading!

*I received the products in this review free of charge by the manufacturer for my honest opinion.