Hello! It’s been a while, hey? Good news though; I’m bringing you another wonderbar collection from Celestial Cosmetics called Christmas in the Outback. I love that it has an Australian focus. It’s festive without being obvious and I think you’ll agree, there’s some beautiful polishes here. Let’s take a look!
Evergreen Eucalypts is one stunner of a polish and the surprise favourite of mine from the collection. It’s a green linear holo with a blue shift and I actually prefer it in natural lighting as opposed to full holo effect because of this awesome colour combination. The formula is very forgiving and applied very easily for me – two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat is what you see here. If you’ve ever seen a gum tree, the colour really does live up to its name.
PARTY IN THE NEVER NEVER
“Never Never” is a term for the Australian outback and I love the idea of everyone having a massive festive shindig out there. Party in the Never Never is a purple jelly with pearl and silver flakes. It’s a completely different colour in my collection thanks to its ingredients as well as the purple shimmer effect it has. It took me three coats to get to the bottle colour, but I could have got away with two for a more jelly-like effect. Formula was brilliant and while there are so many flakes, I had no issues with lumps and only required a top coat of Solar Ray.
NO SNOW FOR SANTA
Gah! I love this one; especially that it was inspired by the red sand and dust seen by most people travelling through the outback. No Snow For Santa is a coppery red scattered holo with microglitter. And best of all – this was ONE coat! So yeah, you can kind of guess it applied like a dream and only required a quick coat of Solar Ray for protection.
You know when you have a polish you really like but just can’t capture its greatness? That’s the trouble I had with Billabong Breeze and why I’ve included a bottle shot. This is a white crelly with colour changing microglitter and a delicate blue shimmer that just hid every time I took a photo of my nails. So in the bottle shot you’re able to see the shift and a bit more of the microglitter, too. The formula on this one was a bit thick, so what I ended up doing were two coats as best I could (when it comes to white polishes it seems I’m like “Hey! I’ll just be as messy as possible!) and then dabbing the third coat into areas I thought there wasn’t enough coverage. I topped it with Solar Ray.
SUNSET ON YULE
Finally we have Sunset on Yule – a berry linear holo. This is a very flattering polish and with a forgiving formula. Out of the collection it’s the least “unique” but it is pretty all the same and for holo lovers it’s a wonderful god spark effect. This is two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.
- Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
- Cost: Individual prices range from AU$10 to AU$12
- Volume: 12ml
- Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above
So that’s the Christmas in the Outback Collection! What do you think? Also, there’s good news for Celestial’s international friends as there’s a new Celestial Cosmetics international site. This is currently stocked with this collection so if you live outside of Australia, take a look. Thanks for reading!