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Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection

Heya! Today I bring you one of my exotic Golden Rose polishes I bought last year in Europe… I think this specific one came from a Golden Rose store in Skopje, Macedonia. Ahh, how I remember walking up to the Millennium Cross in the snow and rain – good times! The name of the polish is actually a number, 105, so to classify it I’ll also add it’s from Golden Rose’s Jolly Jewels Collection. I think it’s the Australian coming out in me when I say “jolly jewels” and can’t help but giggle.

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

105 is a sheer purple base with large green hexes and smaller purple hexes. It’s a brilliant combination. What you see here is two coats of 105 over one coat of Sinful Colors Cupid’s Arrow with a matte top coat. I opted for a matte top coat because while I didn’t have any problem with application, the glitters do tend to poke up a bit and I find matte really makes it appear flatter. Also, who doesn’t like matte over glitter? Cupid’s Arrow and the base colour of this polish go together nicely, too, I think.

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

If you’re looking for this polish in Australia you can find it on eBay (I found a bottle for AU$4.50 with AU$4.50 postage), otherwise I definitely suggest you travel to Europe and grab a bottle. 🙂 I would love for Golden Rose to be sold in Australia; the few Golden Stores I went to were brilliant and just jam-packed with all kinds of nail polish with lovely service – nothing I’ve experienced before. Thanks for reading!


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

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!