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Sayuri Nail Lacquer Tamu Massif with stamping nail art inspired by Very Emily

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Hello! A quick post to show you Sayuri Nail Lacquer Tamu Massif and some nail art inspired by Very Emily (last design in link). I actually wore this ages ago (as in, October last year!) and kept the pics and details in a folder on my computer. I also have a heap of other stuff in there, so you may see some of it coming out and about sometime soon.

Sayuri Nail Laquer Tamu Massif with stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Nail Laquer Tamu Massif with stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Tamu Massif is a red shimmer with orange iridescent glitter and tiny red holo and copper glitter. It’s from Sayuri’s Mesozoic Collection (I only own this one from the collection). It’s a gorgeous red polish with a brilliant formula. I used two coats here and a top coat of Seche Vite.

For the nail art, I can’t actually remember the red stamping polish I used or the base colour underneath… If I do remember I promise to come back and edit this page. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I did use a stamping plate I was sent from Born Pretty Store for review though. I received a five-piece set of small round nail plates and I used number 08 (link to set is below). I found the plate easy to work with and the designs flowery, but not super flowery, if you know what I mean? I thought the red stud just suited the whole look well but looking at it now it might be a bit too big. Oh well.

Sayuri Nail Laquer Tamu Massif with stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Nail Laquer Tamu Massif with stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

Nail polish

Stamping plate

Remember to use my discount code, HVX31, for 10% off your order if youโ€™re thinking of purchasing from Born Pretty Store.

So what do you think of this nail art look? I really like it. (Obviously or I wouldn’t have recreated Very Emily’s!) I’m so used to thinking you need to do every single finger when stamping that I forget how elegant just a couple of decorated nails can be. I need to think more minimalist; what about you? Thanks for reading!


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Sayuri Nail Lacquer Roots of the World Tree

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Hello! Tonight I have a quick post to show you what I’ve recently been wearing on my nails: Sayuri Nail Lacquer Roots of the World Tree. It’s from Sayuri’s latest collection called Svartalfheim. Let’s take a look.

Sayuri Roots of the World Tree swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Roots of the World Tree swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Roots of the World Tree is a beige base with a mesmerising purple shimmer and holo glitter in gold, caramel, copper and pink. I bought this thinking it had more of a darker base to it – I didn’t think it would be so sheer, in other words – but it’s growing on me. I don’t mind a bit of visible nail line (VNL) when a polish is this detailed and delicate. I’m wearing three coats but I probably could have gone a fourth coat, I think. Or made them a bit thicker? I used two thin coats of Seche on top.

Sayuri Roots of the World Tree swatched by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Sayuri
  • Cost: AU$10.95
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So, what do you think? Have you picked up any of Sayuri’s Svartalfheim polishes? How do you feel about VNL? Thanks for reading!


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Sayuri Nail Lacquer Alfheim Collection: Third Space of Heaven, Exalted Empire, Luminous Beings & Fairer Than The Sun

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Good evening! And happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there; I hope it’s been a lovely day for you all. Tonight I’m bringing you some polishes from a collection I’ve wanted to show you since I first bought them a couple of months ago but you know how it goes! I’m just far too important and busy, ha ha. Below are some polishes from the most recent collection (I think!) of Sayuri, which is called theย Alfheim Collection. I don’t own any other Sayuri polishes apart from one from a What’s In-die Box?, which I quite liked, so read on to see what I thought about these new polishes I own.

Oh, and just a note on the pictures. I took these in a huge rush so some of the pics are really red and splotchy – sorry! I didn’t have time to finesse the light all too much.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Third Space Of Heaven swatched by Dry, Dammit!THIRD SPACE OF HEAVEN

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Third Space Of Heaven swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I think Third Space Of Heaven is the only other thermal polish I own that’s not a Femme Fatale Cosmetics polish. And I really like it. In the cold it’s purple and when warm it’s blue. The gold sparks throughout make this polish sing though as the gold goes so well with both the purple and blue. I looked at other bloggers’ swatches of this one and I noticed their swatches seem much more vibrant than mine, so maybe they wore some undies? What you see with my swatch is two coats without top coat. I reckon I’d do three thin coats next time to try and pick up the vibrancy I saw in other swatches.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Third Space Of Heaven swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Fairer Than The Sun swatched by Dry, Dammit!FAIRER THAN THE SUN

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Fairer Than The Sun swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Fairer Than The Sun is a pink-leaning-to-coral creme with a vibrant blue shimmer, holo glitter and rose glitter. This is two coats and it was a really lovely formula, just drying a bit gritty so you will need a top coat. I added a top coat of Seche. In person the blue is much more prominent – it seems it went into hiding in my pictures! Well, you can see it in the bottle in the first pic.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Fairer Than The Sun swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Exalted Empire swatched by Dry, Dammit!EXALTED EMPIRE

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Exalted Empire swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I loved wearing Exalted Empire. I wore it for about a week and got so many compliments on it! Exalted Empireย is aย lilac crelly with violet and aqua shimmer and tiny microglitter of blue and purple. It’s such an easy-going polish – if that can be a thing – and I found two coats with top coat was perfect for me. Although a purple polish with a lot going on, I found it very neutral, so this would be a good one if you needed something work friendly.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Exalted Empire swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Luminous Beings swatched by Dry, Dammit!LUMINOUS BEINGS

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Luminous Beings swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Gosh I love metallic polishes. Luminous Beingsย is metallic silver with purple shimmer and tiny holo glitter. This has got such an interesting effect when dry. It looks a bit bumpy, but it’s not. I liked that, so I kept it on like that. What you see is just two coats without top coat.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Luminous Beings swatched by Dry, Dammit!
DETAILS
  • Where to buy: Sayuri
  • Cost: Ranging from AU$10.95 to AU$12.95 each
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See individual polish descriptions above

I’m so glad I finally brought these swatches to you, even if the lighting’s a bit dodgy. They were a lot of fun to wear and I hope you think the same, too. 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

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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!