Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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Rainbow nail art & I’m off to Europe for 3 months

Hello! Sorry I have been MIA this past week but I’ve been so unbelievably crazy getting ready to go away to Europe that I haven’t even really had time to do my nails this week – I even went a couple of days without anything on! Argh!

Anwho, while I am meant to be getting ready I figured I just had to do one last update and show you a design I wore last week: rainbow nails! I was inspired from this pin I found on Pinterest, but I decided to add a blue background so it would be a full nail design. I still think the rainbow over the bare nails looks pretty cute, too. I used Revlon Blue Lagoon as the blue background and in some pictures you can see its pretty slight sparkle.

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

For the rainbow I used Ulta3 Exotic Canary (yellow), Revlon Posh (green), Sinful Colors Boom Boom (pink) and Love Thy Polish Miss Priss (purple). I tried a group shot below of the polishes, but it looks a little messy! It’s hard to fit that many polishes elegantly in your hand. Oh, for the clouds I used Models Prefer No Angel.

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

So you might be wondering what’s going to happen with Dry, Dammit! while I’m away. I will be endeavouring to update my blog at least once a week, and hopefully with some cool travel pics, so please don’t don’t stop following me! I promise when I return I will be back to my regular updating. I would love to share my European holiday with you. Thanks for reading and see you in Europe (with a Dubai stop along the way!)!


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What’s In-die Box? swatches – Love Thy Polish, Peita’s Polish, Lilypad Lacquer & Glam Polish

Happy Sunday! Today I have the rest of the swatches for you from my What’s In-die Box? I received earlier this week. In my previous post I showed you Alanna Renee Lenny that was part of What’s In-die Box? Click on the link to find out more about it in my past post.

For now though, all you need to know is that What’s In-die Box? is a collection of five Australian indie nail polishes following the theme of Toy Story. It’s very clever what has been thought of!

Glam Polish Ahhhh... Aliens!

Glam Polish Ahhhh... Aliens!

Glam Polish Ahhhh... Aliens!

Glam Polish Ahhhh… Aliens!

Ahhhh… Aliens! is a blue creme base with small white, purple and blue polishes and large green hexes. I’m wearing the above without a top coat. It looks beautiful on! Only two coats; I found it so simple to apply. A great formula from a brand I’ve never tried before.

Love Thy Polish How Do You Spell FBI?

Sorry about this photo! I didn’t realise it was blurry until I was downloading my pictures! 😐

Love Thy Polish How Do You Spell FBI?

Love Thy Polish How Do You Spell FBI?

Love Thy Polish How Do You Spell FBI?

This is my least favourite from the What’s In-die Box? I think it’s just because I find dark green ugly for some reason. I’ve tried Love Thy Polish before – and the formula has been great – but this one was a disappointment. It took three coats (without top coat) to get what you see here and I think it could still even use a fourth coat. It is a sheer green base with tiny green glitters and large green hexes.

Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars

Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars

Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars

Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars

Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars

Yes! Another purple holo. How weird I have receive two in one week when before that I had none? And because of that I can’t but help compare it to Emily de Molly Devotion.  Stretch for the Stars is a beautiful purple holo, which is less blue than Devotion. It also has less of a holo effect I found. In the above pictures it goes Stretch for the Stars in normal light, Stretch for the Stars with flash, Stretch for the Stars in normal light and Stretch for the Stars in normal light where you can see a hint of the holo. This is two coats (without top coat) and I found the formula to be wonderful; no balding at all when the second coat was applied.

Peita's Polish Hello! I'm Trixie

Peita's Polish Hello! I'm Trixie

Peita's Polish Hello! I'm Trixie

Peita’s Polish Hello! I’m Trixie

Hello! I’m Trixie is my second favourite from What’s In-die Box? (my favourite being Alanna Renee Lenny). It’s a really beautiful bluey-purple base with tiny purple glitter, large purple square glitter and lilac hexes. It’s just really fun. This is two coats and it applied perfectly.

So that’s What’s In-die Box? It’s a great idea, hey? I think I’m going to order next month’s too. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!


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Love Thy Polish Miss Priss & stripes nail art

Afternoon! I have for you another polish by Australian indie maker Love Thy Polish. It’s called Miss Priss and it’s an exceptional purple creme, perfect in two coats. Not many indie makers make the straight cremes, probably because you can easily buy them at the chemist, so it’s nice to have an indie one for comparison. And I can’t complain at all. The formula was great and I really liked the mood of the polish, it was a very nice purple. And because purple is my favourite colour I loved wearing it of course!

Love Thy Polish Miss Priss

Love Thy Polish Miss Priss

After wearing this for a day I wanted to do something a bit different, so I decided to try out my nail stripers I had just recently bought on special at Big W. Here’s what the pack looks like:

Love Thy Polish Miss Priss nail art

I only did some simple stripes, but I found the set to be really easy to use. I haven’t used any of the stencils yet. I really liked how the silver looked on the nail. The most difficult one to use was the white polish, I found you had to go over the stripe twice for opacity and in some cases I still didn’t get it right, ha ha. Oh well, all a learning process!

Love Thy Polish Miss Priss nail art

Love Thy Polish Miss Priss nail art

DETAILS

Miss Priss

  • Where to buy: Love Thy Polish website
  • Cost: AU$6 for 8ml or AU$9 for 12ml
  • Volume: 8ml or 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Kiss Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit

  • Where to buy: Big W
  • Cost: AU$18.94
  • What you get: Three nail stripers and one pack of 30 nail stencils

Do you use a striper often? There were a few other colours available but I wanted to get the black, white and silver first to see if I liked it, as I figured those are the ones I would use the most. Let me know if you have any striping advice.  Thanks for reading!


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Love Thy Polish Drained & nail art

Good evening! Today I have a really stunning indie polish to show you by Australian indie label Love Thy Polish. It’s called Drained and it’s an intense red glitter polish in a red base. You can wear it without a polish underneath, but I used Revlon Knockout (which is black) just to make it a bit more deeper for my liking.

Love Thy Polish Drained

Love Thy Polish Drained

Love Thy Polish Drained

I really enjoyed wearing this polish. The red glitters make it more than just another dark polish; when in the sun they were very glittery, if that is even a word. The formula is terrific, it just glided on and was very easy to clean up. I bought the smaller bottle of Drained, which is 8ml, so the brush is pretty basic, but it still is fine for application.

Love Thy Polish Drained

See the glitter goodness above!? I thought the sun glint on my pointer finger was picture perfect, if I do say so myself. Because I loved this polish so much I decided I wanted to do some nail art over it, and of course with me working a bit longer at work recently I wasn’t able to sit down properly and do something ‘big’, so I simply added some French tips, which I am including as nail art. He he. And they’re not ‘just’ French tips, they’re quite chunky too. For the tips I used Essence Fame Fatal, which turned out a lot more darker than I would have liked, to be honest. But maybe that’s because of the darkness underneath?

Love Thy Polish Drained

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Love Thy Polish website
  • Cost: AU$6 for 8ml or AU$9 for 12ml
  • Volume: 8ml or 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Along with Drained, I also bought Royalty, Peppermint Patty and Miss Priss. So keep an eye out for those soon! In the meantime let me know what you think of Drained. Thanks for reading!


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Entry for Nails by Kayla Shevonne’s indie nail art contest

Hello! Today I have something a bit different for you – my entry into a Indie Polish Nail Art Contest hosted by Nails by Kayla Shevonne.

The whole idea of the contest – if you haven’t gathered from the name – is to create a nail art design with indie nail polish(es). This is very challenging considering most indies are glitters as opposed to a solid colour. You can use non-indie polishes but they mustn’t be the ‘star’ of the show, if you know what I mean.

Indie nail art contest entry

Indie nail art contest entry

Indie nail art contest entry

As you can see, I decided to go with skittle design also incorporating a diamond shape on top in a complementary colour. The polishes I used were:

  • Pointer finger – Gloss ‘n Sparkle Fruit Tingle and Alanna Renee Purple Addiction
  • Middle finger – Emily de Molly Ego Friendly and Ador Beauty Supplies Kokomo
  • Ring finger – WingDustCollections Hope and Ador Beauty Supplies Lux
  • Pinky – Love Thy Polish Peppermint Patty and Emily de Molly Stuck on Blue
  • I used a black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen to outline the diamonds

I’m very excited about this competition! There’s a few entries now and the calibre is high, so I’ve got my fingers crossed. There’s three prizes up for grabs and they all sound great.

So, what do you think of my design? Reckon it’s a winner? Thanks for reading!