Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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Funky French nail art with MODE Bling It On & Fresh Melon

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Good evening! Tonight I bring you a quick post to show you the nail art I’m currently wearing. I call it “funky French”. I really love how simple but striking it is.

Funky French nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Funky French nail art by Dry, Dammit!

The polishes I used are two I’ve recently bought from MODE – Bling It On (gold) and Fresh Melon (red). They’re both metallic polishes and I was pleasantly surprised to find they applied perfectly opaque in one application, which was good news considering my design was done freehand. I’m very happy with how my lines came out. I especially like Bling It On. It has a really nice consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin.

Funky French nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Funky French nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I’m loving this colour combo, too. There was another polish, a deeper red one, that I wish I had also bought. Oh well, something to get next time. 😛 Thanks for reading!


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Chanel Singuliere 673

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Hello there! Tonight’s post is coming to you from the lovely north-west of Tasmania, Australia. This is my former stomping ground before moving south to Hobart in 2010. I’m here visiting family for Easter. I’ve brought a swag of nail polishes with me but I thought it might be nice to post a polish I’ve been meaning to since I wore it in the New Year – it’s Chanel Singuliere 673. This is my first-ever Chanel polish and it was very kindly gifted to me by a friend when I did her and her bridesmaids’ nails for her wedding. Let’s take a look!

Chanel Singuliere 673 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside with natural light

Chanel Singuliere 673 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside with natural light

This is such a me colour. Looking at my stash you’ll notice I’m a sucker for these burgundy-purple-red colours. I mean, who isn’t though? Singuliere 673 is from Chanel’s Rouge Allure Collection, which I believe was a limited edition that came to Australia late last year. I have no idea if it’s still available, as Chanel is so expensive here in Australia I just look at it from afar, ha ha.

The formula was wonderful and very, very nice to apply. With two coats I got a super shiny effect, but I’ve read Chanel polishes are notoriously chippy so I added a top coat of Seche Vite, too. I felt very posh wearing this polish and very “grown up”. I was so relieved to know the cap is removable so the brush holder is a lot easier to use. I was also happy with the brush, albeit a bit thin.

Chanel Singuliere 673 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in sun

Chanel Singuliere 673 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in sun

So what do you think? Have you tried any polish from Chanel? Oh, and have a wonderful Easter, preferably with lots of chocolate! 😀 Thanks for reading!


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Edgy nail art inspired by SoNailicious

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Hiya! So while I’ve been quiet over the past few months on the blog front, I’ve been able to still see so much great nail art about. I’m always amazed by what people come up with! So when Maria at SoNailicious posted her edgy spring nails I knew I would have to recreate it. Maria used three polishes from the new OPI New Orleans Collection, but I used three polishes I thought “popped” together well. They are: W7 Barbie Pink, Essie Saturday Disco Fever and Models Prefer Teal Ya Later. Plus, I am stoked to say I freehand drew all the lines! Check it out below.

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Maria also had a pretty cool looking thumb nail but I didn’t end up recreating that, even though I think it’s awesome. To get the striping right I finally invested in some good-quality striping brushes, which you can find here. I’ll have to do a review on just those! If you’re keen to recreate Maria’s look, visit her website for a tutorial on how to do it. It’s really simple and fun. Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection & a bit of nail art

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Hello! Tonight I have another wonderful collection from Celestial Cosmetics to show you called the Unicorns and Rainbows Collection. If you love the look of old-school holos before they became mainstream and experimented with, then you’re going to love this collection. It’s five simply stunning and elegant linear holos that just scream when in the sun. Let’s take a look! (Oh, and I also have a bit of nail art at the end. Enjoy!).

UNICORN FIELDS

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Unicorn Fields swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Unicorn Fields swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Unicorn Fields swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Wowsers, what a polish to start with! Unicorn Fields is an amazing polish. While I’m not big on green polishes, I have to say this is lovely. It’s a vibrant green linear holo and totally different to the other colours in this collection. I would have prefered a pastel green/mint to match the other colours, but if you love greens this is a nice surprise. This is two coats without top coat. If you apply your nail polish thick this could be a one-coater – the formula was that easy!

SNOW UNICORN

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Snow Unicorn swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Snow Unicorn swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Snow Unicorn swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Snow Unicorn is a traditional light grey linear holo. In the shade it has a strong steel grey colour, so it’s not overly “flat” when not in direct light. Application was wonderful, but I did find this more sheer than the other polishes in the collection. This is three coats without top coat.

RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS UNITE

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural light

Rainbows and Unicorns Unite is my favourite from the collection. It’s a soft lavender linear holo with a green overlay, which creates a duochrome effect when not in direct light of purple to steel blue (I tried to show it in the last photo. Fail!). This is two coats without top coat and like the others, the formula was divine!

CAKES AND RAINBOWS

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Cakes and Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Cakes and Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Cakes and Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Cakes and Rainbows is a gold linear holo. It’s a very neutral gold and it could even be a “nude” holo. It was so easy to apply as well! This is two coats without top coat. It really is a beautiful polish!

FARTING RAINBOWS

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Farting Rainbows could be a one-coat wonder if I could apply my polish better. 🙂 It’s a periwinkle blue linear holo with a soft purple overlay. Very similar to Rainbows and Unicorns Unite but you still need them both I think! Personally, I don’t like the name of this polish but I can see the humour factor to it. This is two coats without top coat and let me tell you – this definitely has the standout formula of the collection. It just glides onto the nail so smoothly.

I also did a little bit of nail art with Farting Rainbows. Using Emily de Molly stamping plate EDM18 and white stamping polish by Konad, I stamped a quick design onto half of my nails and then added some silver dot studs from the essence Dark Romance Nail Art Decoration Kit to the border of the stamping. I quite like how it came out! See what you think:

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows nail art by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

The Unicorns and Rainbows Collection launches mid-March. A date will be confirmed once polishes have been received in the US for the international site. If you want to keep track of that, I suggest you join the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group to keep up to date. Let me know what you think of this collection. Will you be buying any polishes? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics March LE 2016

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Good evening! Tonight I bring you the LE for March by Celestial Cosmetics, which is a really unique take on the humble daffodil. I really love Celestial’s pinks though, so I’m not going to complain. Once again, the inspiration photo (which is below) was voted on in the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group, so if you would like to have your chance to vote on next month’s flower, I encourage you to join the group. It’s a lot of fun. Now, on to the polish!

Celestial Cosmetics LE March 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Daffodil inspiration pictureInspiration pic. Photo credit

Celestial Cosmetics LE March 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics LE March 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics LE March 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

The March LE 2016 is a bright pink linear holo with iridescent flakes and silver sparks. This was very easy to apply in two buttery coats and the flakes didn’t rise during application, but I did add a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat just in case. The holo of this polish is really, really pretty and is very delicate. To put it another way, I think the holo effect pairs well with the colour. And let me tell you, it’s so much better in person!

DETAILS

I just checked the websites and it looks like the March LE 2016 is only on the Australian site so far, but I think Nicki (the genius behind Celestial Cosmetics) is looking to get it up on the international site soon, so keep an eye out for it. Thanks for reading!