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Pink blobbicure nail art

*Nothing to disclose

Hello! Ever since I saw Pshiiit’s blobbicure nail art I have wanted to try it myself. I’m not sure if Camille is the creator of the look, but whoever it is I am very thankful they thought of it! I think it looks so fun and spontaneous.

Pink blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

For my blobbicure I’ve gone a bit fluro and used MODE Love Me as the base and Peita’s Polish Pink Blitz from the June 2014 What’s In-die Box? as the blobs. Pink Blitz “blobbed” really well and while I stuffed up a few fingers and had to retry, I got there in the end. I found the trick was not to put on a heavy base polish, otherwise the top polish is too runny and pools together, rather than in blobs.

Pink blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Pink blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Pink blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I really want to try this look again soon! Believe it or not it’s very quick to do, so if you’re stuck for time but want to try something different for nail art, give it a go. Thanks for reading!


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October Holo-ween What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Emily de Molly & PrettyPots Polish

*Nothing to disclose

Hello there! Today is a long post because I’m showing you my swatches and review of the October What’s In-die Box? I wanted to get this to you sooner but we’ve had some pretty overcast days and I’ve been missing out on catching the sun. The reason this is important because it’s a holographic-themed box – Holo-ween – and I wanted to get natural, sunny pictures instead of ones with flash. I haven’t bought a What’s In-die Box? for a while now but I’m super glad I bought this one! I’m impressed by all the polishes, so let’s start!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish Ghost Gutz

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? inspiration picture 5

Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

From the inspiration picture I was expecting a fluro green polish. Thank goodness it wasn’t overly fluro or I don’t think I would have liked this polish at all. I like that it’s a subtle fluro green with a subtle holographic shift in the light. This is two coats without top coat. I did find the formula on the second coat to be a bit gluggy and pull the polish underneath, so I would suggest waiting for the coats to fully dry. You can see some pull on my pinky. This polish came with the cutest little ghost bow tie that matched the polish perfectly, I just had to leave it on for the photos. I really like this detail as it shows the maker cares about their product.

Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? inspiration picture 2

Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

This one was a surprise for me. In the bottle, I thought I would hate it. On my nails however, I’m really liking it! I don’t wear orange a lot so maybe it’s something I should get more used to. This is a beautiful deep orange holo peppered with black flakes. I’m wearing just one coat without top coat. Yes, that’s right, one coat. The application was super easy and it didn’t pull at all.

Emily de Molly Night Terrors

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? inspiration picture 4

Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Emily de Molly Night Terrors by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

So there’s some serious holographic goodness going on here. I mean, look at that picture of it just in outdoor light in focus – wowza! This polish was the most holographic of them all and just a breeze to apply. I would describe this as a dark blue / grey stone colour. I’ve used two coats without top coat. As soon as I headed outdoors the sun bounced off my nails like anything!

PrettyPots Polish Bewitchery

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? inspiration picture 1

Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Pretty Pots Polish Bewitchery by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

This is my first polish by PrettyPots Polish and I am happy with it, but I do already own two other similar purple holos: Emily de Molly Devotion and Lilypad Lacquer Stretch for the Stars. I do think this has a fiercer strength to it though. And luckily for me, purple is my favourite colour and this holo is divine so I think it’ll get a nice workout like the others. I’m thinking you can never have too many purple holos! I’ve applied two coats without top coat and formula-wise this was buttery and excellent as well.

Glam Polish Paranormal

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? inspiration picture 3

Inspiration picture. Courtesy: What’s In-die Box?

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

Outside in focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

Outside out of focus.

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

October Holo-ween What's In-die Box? Glam Polish Paranormal by Dry, Dammit!

Indoor lighting.

The reason why these photos are slightly different (you can also tell I have slightly longer nails) is because I put this on as soon as I got the box, I was that excited. I’ve just never seen a holo teal like this! I really love the colour and everything about it; it’s my favourite from the box. Application was easy and I’m really glad to finally get to try a Glam Polish holo as it’s been producing some amazing holos lately from what I see on IG. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche. I was really happy with the strength of the holo even with a top coat – sometimes adding a top coat dulls the effect. I also love how it looks indoors, too. I wore this while I visited my parents’ place and it lasted wonderfully for four days – and it would have lasted longer had I left it on I’m guessing.

Phew! Sorry about the massive post, but I think it was well worth it, I’m glad I can finally bring it to you. While November’s box has already been sent out (its theme was Pokemon), the December box pre-order is now open with the theme of Aussie Christmas and can be purchased from Peita’s Polish Big Cartel store. The cost is AU$49.99 excluding shipping, with international shipping available. But before you order your box, let me know what you think of this one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading!


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January What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Glittering Elements & Alanna Renee

*Nothing to disclose

Hello! Tonight I bring you January’s What’s In-die Box? I’ve missed bringing you my monthly reviews of these, to be honest. I still think What’s In-die Box? is such a fun thing to look forward to every month, especially if you love indie polishes, but I’ve got to say it’s hard buying them every month! The wallet does get a bit tight, if you know what I mean. So with that in mind I’ve decided to skip February’s box (which is such a shame actually because it sounds great!).

Anywho, January’s theme is The Muppets and I think it’s been very well executed overall. The bright colours make the polishes perfect for summer, too.

Lilypad Lacquer It’s Not Easy Being Green

January What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer It's Not Easy Being Green by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer It's Not Easy Being Green by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer It's Not Easy Being Green by Dry, Dammit!

This is two coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is two coats over one coat Ulta3 Lagoon with Seche (although you can’t really tell). This is an impressive green jelly with iridescent gold glitters and looks amazing in the sun. It is of course based on Kermit and while I am happy with this polish, I do think it a pity that it’s not one of Lilypad’s signature holos.

Glam Polish The Great Gonzo!

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

This is two coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is two coats over one coat Revlon Royal with Seche. This purdy looking polish is based on Gonzo, the loveable Muppet stuntman. It is a blue jelly with small iridescent glitters, small and medium iridescent dots and iridescent diamonds. Unfortunately I had to fish for the glitter in this polish; I’ve found that with all of the Glam Polishes I own, the glitters always seem to love sticking to the side of the bottle. With all of its iridescent-ness, this one looks especially great outdoors, which the obligatory blurred photo below shows.

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

Alanna Renee Mee-Meep

January What's In-die Box? Alanna Renne Mee-Meep by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Alanna Renne Mee-Meep by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Alanna Renne Mee-Meep by Dry, Dammit!

This is two coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is two coats over one coat Sinful Colors Be Happy with Seche. This is a light green jelly with gold iridescent hexes and specks (almost flakies!). I’m slightly disappointed with the formula as I found it to be a bit goopy; so unusual for Alanna Renee polishes. This I think is based on Beaker and the noise he makes when he’s nervous. I love the colour but at two goopy coats you can still see the nail line. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Glittering Elements Party Animal

January What's In-die Box? Glittering Elements Party Animal by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glittering Elements Party Animal by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glittering Elements Party Animal by Dry, Dammit!

This is three coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is three coats over one coat Essence Fame Fatal with Seche. This is an orange jelly with iridescent glitter, small and large black hexes and assorted coloured hexes and squares. In the bottle it looks a bit murky but it has a nice orange colour when on the nail; a lovely surprise. This is of course based on the much-loved Animal, the crazy drummer.

Peita’s Polish It’s All About Moi!

January What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish It's All About Moi! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish It's All About Moi! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish It's All About Moi! by Dry, Dammit!

This is three coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is three coats over two coats Ulta3 Pale Dahlia with Seche. This is a sheer pink polish with iridescent glitter, medium pink circles and small white hexes. Based on the one and only Miss Piggy, this is a lovely polish, albeit a bit thick. Miss Piggy would be happy, I think.

For me the outstanding polish this month has to be Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! I think it looks great both by itself and over Royal. Next month’s What’s In-die Box? theme is bakery delights, so I’m expecting some yummy treats for fingers! The What’s In-die Box? can be purchased from Peita’s Polish Big Cartel store. The cost is AU$55.94 including shipping, with limited international shipping available for an extra AU$21 I believe. Thanks for reading!


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September What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Celestial Cosmetics & Emily de Molly

*Nothing to disclose

Hiya! Tonight I bring you the September What’s In-die Box? What’s In-die Box? is a group of five Australian indie polish makers getting together to come up with a monthly collection to a theme. You can see my post of my nail mail here and close-up bottle shots.

This month’s theme is Sex and the City. As soon as I heard the theme, I knew I had to buy it as I love Sex and the City. I was just so excited and I had all these visions of the polishes being inspired by Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte and Mr Big. In past collections I either didn’t know of the theme or only had a little knowledge ofย  it, so with this month’s I thought I had it in the bag. But boy was I wrong! I just don’t get the inspiration for all the polishes.

Lilypad Lacquer City Lights by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer City Lights by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer City Lights by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer City Lights

This is two coats without top coat. A beautiful dark green-based metallic holo, if that is such a thing. This has gold, green and yellow shifts and sparkles beautifully in natural light and artificial light, but I think it looks better outdoors than indoors. It does look like city lights! The is one of the polishes I understand the inspiration for, New York City, but it’s not what I expected to be honest. However it still is a pretty polish that was wonderful to apply.

Glam Polish Carrie Me Away by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Carrie Me Away by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Carrie Me Away by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Carrie Me Away!

This is two coats without top coat (my ring finger is a little dented because I accidentally knocked it with a finger when painting my little finger, sorry). This is a blue creme with holographic glitters… I was going to call it a total holo, but the base is too solid for that. Out of all the Glam Polishes I have received from the What’s In-die Boxes, this one has been the easiest to apply and the most manageable. I am very impressed with the formula. I’m not sure what about it is inspired by Carrie though, however the first thing I thought of is the Emma Domb gown turned mini dress in the first Sex and the City movie, as pictured below. Carrie wore this to Charlotte’s baby shower.

Sex and the City first movie Carrie's blue dressImage courtesy I Saw It In.

Celestial I Miss New York bby Dry, Dammit!

Celestial I Miss New York bby Dry, Dammit!

Celestial I Miss New York bby Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics I Miss New York

This is two coats without top coat. This is a silver foil with red hexes and fine red glitter. I found the formula to be slightly watery and also the red hexes difficult to get out, hence why there’s not many on the nail. This is weird because in the bottle it looked so full of them, but they just wouldn’t budge! This is a nice enough polish but I don’t get how it fits in with the Sex and the City theme. Any suggestions here?

Emily de Molly Neutral Agreement by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Neutral Agreement by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Neutral Agreement by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Neutral Agreement

This is two coats with a top coat. Neutral Agreement is a brownish nude shimmery creme with gold and silver glitters. Without top coat I have to say this looks a bit dead on the nail and it didn’t have the same sparkle as what it did in the bottle. Even though now looking at it again it doesn’t appear to be that sparkly with top coat, either. I found the formula to be a bit on the thick side, which is really unlike Emily de Molly polishes. Also, I just don’t get what about Sex and the City inspired this polish. I am sad to say I’m really not that keen on this polish, I feel like it’s such a let down. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It doesn’t have the pizazz I think it needs to be part of this collection.

Peita's Polish Labels or Love by Dry, Dammit!

Peita's Polish Labels or Love by Dry, Dammit!

Peita's Polish Labels or Love by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish Labels or Love

Two coats over one coat of Colour by TBN Garnet without top coat. A really fun multi-coloured glitter in a pink base including red and holo heart glitters, holo squares, pink and holo circles, large pink hexes, small red and pink hexes and fine glitter throughout. The application was easy, I did dab a little bit but not much. I also had to fish a little for the heart glitters, sometimes some hearts would come out, sometimes there would be none on the brush. I also think you could potentially have opacity in this polish at three coats thanks to the pink base, but I didn’t try. This is the kind of polish I was longing for in the box, I totally get a Sex and the City vibe from it. It’s a bit playful, a bit sexy and I’m so glad I got at least one polish that lived up to my expectations!

Overall I’m disappointed with the September box. Peita’s Polish Labels or Love is my favourite but I am so devastated by Emily de Molly Neutral Agreement. I also feel like the other polishes could have upped the ante. I guess though it would be hard thinking of new ideas every month. What do you think?

Next month’s What’s In-die Box? theme is little box of horrors, so I’m assuming it’s a Halloween theme judging by the name. As I’ll be away for the next three months starting from October 6, I’m not sure if I should buy it… but we’ll see! To purchase next month’s What’s In-die Box? head over to Peita’s Polish Big Cartel store and take a look. The cost is AU$55.94 including shipping. I think now that it’s being hosted through the Big Cartel site some limited international shipping is available, so check it out. Also I think it’s AU$20 extra for international shipping. Thanks for reading!


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August What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Sayuri Nail Lacquer & Gloss ‘n Sparkle

*Nothing to disclose

Happy weekend! I have so far had a great weekend and today I swatched the August What’s In-die Box?. If you’re unfamiliar with What’s In-die Box?, it’s a collection of five Australian indie nail polish makers collaborating to make on collection of polishes a month based on a particular theme. This month’s theme is Wreck-It Ralph. I had no idea what this was but I Googled it and it turns out it’s a Disney children’s film that was released last year. So let’s start!

Oh, before we do, I probably should mention I have a cut on my ring finger from chopping vegetables. See this is why I shouldn’t cook!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope

This is two coats without top coat. This is such a gorgeous mint linear holo with a gold, purple and blue shift. The second photo you see is with flash. For a holo is was very easy to apply, no balding, but with one coat it’s quite sheer so you definitely need to coats to get opacity. Lilypad Lacquer should so put this in its line-up of polishes to buy, I’m sure it would be such a best seller!

Also a note on my outside finger shot for this polish and the next. When I swatched my first two polishes a horrible shadow would cast no matter where I seemed to put my hands so I finally found a way to hold them, but it’s made my pointer finger shorter than my ring finger, which is not the case at all! It’s just because I had to lean over awkwardly.

Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!!

This is two dabbed coats over two coats of Vanellope with no top coat. This is just an incredible glitter polish in a clear base. Glitters include red diamond hexes, fine gold glitter and dots in two sizes, white diamonds and dots and purple hexes and small dots. I had to fish for the large dots, especially the white ones for some reason. I recommend turning the bottle upside down before using the polish. I really love this top coat, I love the dots and diamonds and it’s such a dense polish!

Sayuri Fro Cone by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Fro Cone by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Nail Lacquer Fro Cone

This is two coats with a top coat. It’s a glitter polish in a purple base. The glitters include purple stars, hexes and squares, fine purple and silver glitters and red hexes in three sizes. Looking at the bottle I didn’t realise there were stars in it, so that was a nice surprise. However I did have to fish for the stars once I knew they were there. This is a very subtle polish as the purple glitters are a very close colour to the purple base. It’s also very gritty without a top coat, so I put one coat of top coat on, but this might even need two or more to smooth out all the bumps.

Gloss 'n Sparkle Bad Anon by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle Bad Anon by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss ‘n Sparkle Bad Anon

This is three coats without top coat. A black jelly base with multi-coloured iridescent glitters. I could see hints of orange, blue, green, gold and purple squares, hexes and fine glitter. This was very easy to apply and it was not gritty at all in finish like Fro Cone is.

Peita's Polish Ralph by Dry, Dammit!

Peita's Polish Ralph by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish Ralph

Two coats over one coat of Models Prefer Little Black Dress without top coat. This is another clear base polish with glitters including large orange hexes, smaller green hexes and orange, gold and iridescent mini hexes. It’s not as dense as King of all the Candy!!! but it builds up nicely.

So that’s the August box! For me it’sย Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!! that has won me over and suits the theme of the box the best. Next month’s theme is Sex and the City and the participating indie polish makers are Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Emily de Molly and Celestial Cosmetics. Oh my gosh I’m so looking forward to it. I hope the inspiration is Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda and Mr Big! I can’t wait to see what is thought of.

If you’re interested in purchasing next month’s What’s In-die Box? head over to Peita’s Polish and take a look. The cost is AU$55.94 including shipping. Unfortunately at this time it’s only open to Australian residents. Thanks for reading!


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July What’s In-die Box? swatches – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Mckfresh Nail Attire, Shades of Phoenix & Peita’s Polish

*Nothing to disclose

Hello! Tonight I bring you my swatches and review of the July What’s In-die Box. I showed you me receiving this wonderful nail mail yesterday along with my first impressions. All you need to know beforehand is What’s In-die Box? is a collection of five Australian indie nail polishes following the theme of Little Miss series. So let’s get the swatches started!

Glam Polish Little Miss Naughty by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Little Miss Naughty by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Little Miss Naughty by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Little Miss Naughty

This is two coats without top coat. I found the formula to be watery and first it seems a bit sheer but it’s fine after the second coat. It is a purple base with iridescent glitters and neon pink, green and silver squares. The suspension base must be of a poor quality though as I had to use an ear bud to try and move some stuck glitters from the side of the bottle. I think this polish is meant to be way more sparkly but I had a hard time digging for the glitter and then placing it in the few spots I was able to.

Peita's Polish I'm a Chatterbox by Dry, Dammit!

Peita's Polish I'm a Chatterbox by Dry, Dammit!

Peita's Polish I'm a Chatterbox by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish I’m a Chatterbox

This is two coats over one coat of Revlon Dreamer, a beautiful sky blue creme without top coat. It’s blue, pink and yellow matte glitter in a clear base. I ‘dabbed’ this polish on, because I found it I didn’t, the glitters would drag to the free edge of my nail. I think this is a great topper, but it would be hard to achieve opacity I think.

Err, there was also a slight technical error with the bottle when I went to open it today – the lid was stuck! I tried putting it under hot water to unstick it so that’s why some of the paper label has come off. Oh well. The content’s still good!

Lilypad Lacquer I Am Miss Haughty Taughty by Dry, Dammit

Lilypad Lacquer I Am Miss Haughty Taughty by Dry, Dammit

Lilypad Lacquer I Am Miss Haughty Taughty by Dry, Dammit

Lilypad Lacquer I Am Miss Haughty Taughty

This is two coats over one coat of Beauty Attitude Envy without top coat. Clear base with blue and green iridescent glitters and light green hexes, dark green squares, yellow hexes and large pink hexes. I had to fish out and place the pink hexes as well as some of the yellow hexes.

Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad by Dry, Dammit!

Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad by Dry, Dammit!

Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad by Dry, Dammit!

Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad by Dry, Dammit!

Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad

This is two coats without top coat. A pastel blue base with pink and blue iridescent glitters, pink and blue dots and black and silver squares! The formula on this is wonderful – it self-levelled very well. It dries a bit dull, but a good top coat sorts that out and makes it pop – that’s what the last photo is of, Little Miss Bad with top coat.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Whoops! by Dry, Dammit!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Whoops! by Dry, Dammit!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Whoops! by Dry, Dammit!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Whoops!

Two coats without top coat. A sheer purple base with iridescent glitters and large pink dots, large white rectangles, black hexes and black bar glitter. I found this to be a very watery formula. I also had to fish and place the rectangles and some of the pink dots. While the base it sheer, I like the look of it at two coats.

What’s In-die Box? is an idea by Glam Polish and I love the idea that every month I can get five unique indie polishes. It’s a subscription box without the subscription, if that makes sense. August’s theme is the movie Wreck It Ralph (I’ve never heard of it) and the participating indie polishes are Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Gloss ‘n Sparkle and Sayuri Nail Lacquer. I’ve never had a Sayuri Nail Lacquer before. Dang now I want the August box too! I’m think I’m hooked… Thanks for reading!


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Australis Frisky Feathers & July What’s In-die Box?

*Nothing to disclose

Evening! So today I have to show you Australis Frisky Feathers. But before I do, I got the most amazing nail mail: my July What’s In-die Box?!

July What's In-die Box? by Dry, Dammit!

Don’t they look gorgeous? This month is inspired by the Little Miss series (which I am actually not a fan of… I hate the honourific Miss). It’s a really colourful collection. In case you’re not aware, What’s In-die Box? is a subscription box that features five unique Australian indies every month. It really is a great idea. Below I have some bottle shots and my first impressions. I will be swatching them for you over the weekend.

July What's In-die Box Mckfresh Nail Attire Whoops! by Dry, Dammit!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Whoops!

How cool does this look? A sheer purple base with iridescent glitters and large pink dots, large white rectangles, black hexes and black bar glitter.

July What's In-die Box Glam Polish Little Miss Naughty by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Little Miss Naughty

A purple base with iridescent glitters and neon pink, green and silver squares. I love this purple base!

July What's In-die Box Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad by Dry, Dammit!

Shades of Phoenix Little Miss Bad

A pastel blue base with pink and blue iridescent glitters and pink and blue dots. Also throw in some black and silver squares for good measure!

July What's In-die Box Peita's Polish I'm a Chatterbox by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish I’m a Chatterbox

Blue, pink, yellow matte glitter in a clear base. I can’t wait to wear this!

July What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer I Am Miss Haughty Taughty by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer I Am Miss Haughty Taughty

Clear base with blue and green iridescent glitters and light green hexes, dark green squares, yellow hexes and large pink hexes. I am very impressed with this polish. Such a surprise from Lilypad Lacquer.

Now, moving on from the What’s In-die Box? and onto Australia Frisky Feathers. I stumbled upon this polish yesterday at my local Priceline. It featured in a larger Rockstar Collection display, but when I searched the internet I couldn’t find anything on this collection, not even on the Australis website. But I took a pic of it in my local Priceline just to prove it actually exists!

Australis Rockstar Collection by Dry, Dammit!

As you can see from the photo, there are four polishes with this collection. One is a black creme, one is Frisky Feathers and the other two are more generic multi-coloured glitters, which I didn’t think were all too impressive, hence why I didn’t buy them, ha ha.

Australis Frisky Feathers by Dry, Dammit!

Frisky Feathers is a clear base with orange and gold small bar glitters, very similar to the Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Collection (I showed you All Yarned Up here). Actually, incredibly similar except sparklier, if that is even a word.

Australis Frisky Feathers by Dry, Dammit!

Australis Frisky Feathers by Dry, Dammit!

Australis Frisky Feathers by Dry, Dammit!

I decided to layer Frisky Feathers over one coat of Models Prefer Little Black Dress to replicate the look I assumed Australis wanted people to wear when they popped a black creme in with three glitters. It looked awesome. What you see is two coats of Frisky Feathers over one coat of Models Prefer Little Black Dress. I found the application to be easy, but I would suggest not getting any of the bar glitters to hit your free edge – it’s just annoying when it dries and scratches your clothes!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$7.95 (I got mine on special for AU$6.36)
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Glitter top coat, so wear some undies!

Well this has been a long post but I hope you have enjoyed it. Thanks for reading!