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Savvy by DB swatches in Surfer Girl, Cruise and Under the Sea

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Hello! Tonight I have three swatches to show you of some Savvy by DB polishes; in one of my initial ventures to Priceline when I arrived back in Australia I noticed the Savvy by DB polish stand had completely changed. It’s no longer got a mish-mash of polishes, there’s (I think) 12 new colours all with a summer theme, obviously to match the season. These are the ones that took my fancy.

Surfer Girl

Savvy by DB Surfer Girl by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Surfer Girl by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Surfer Girl by Dry, Dammit!

What you see here is two coats with Seche on top. A lovely pigmented creme, you could probably get away with one coat if you weren’t in the habit of doing two like me. It’s purple-leaning pink I think, but I’m willing to hear what you think. This was very easy to apply.

Cruise

Savvy by DB Cruise by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Cruise by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Cruise by Dry, Dammit!

A pale blue creme; this is two coats with a top coat of Seche. Again, you could get away with one coat. Application was just as easy as Surfer Girl.

Under the Sea

Savvy by DB Under the Sea by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Under the Sea by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Under the Sea by Dry, Dammit!

This is a lovely light blue shimmer with pink, purple and blue flecks that is best seen in the sun. What you see is two coats with Seche, while on my ring finger is two coats over one coat of Cruise with Seche. I think I definitely prefer this polish over Cruise rather than on its own.

Now, a note on the brushes. I’m not sure if they’re designed this way or it’s just dodgy manufacturing, but I found with both Surfer Girl and Cruise the brushes were cut to an angle. This is fine for someone who is confident in polishing, I didn’t find it too much of a problem for example, but I think for a casual polisher it might seem a bit daunting and difficult. And then, the brush on Under the Sea was super thick! So maybe check that out before you buy. Below is a photo of the different brushes, see for yourself.

Savvy by DB brushes by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 10ml

So, have you seen these polishes and the others at your local Priceline? What do you think of my choices? Thanks for reading!


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Australis In the Navy

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Hiya! Today I bring you a lovely polish from an Australian brand called Australis. It’s called In the Navy and it’s a beautiful navy creme with a slight shimmer to it, which can be best seen when out in the sun. I found In the Navy in a clearance bin at my local Priceline, it’s in an older bottle that’s square and I don’t think Australis make these bottles anymore. I am glad I found In the Navy though, it’s really a gorgeous navy creme and if you ever stumble upon it I say buy, buy, buy!

Australis In the Navy by Dry, Dammit!

Australis In the Navy by Dry, Dammit!

The formula of In the Navy was beautiful; very easy to apply and perfectly opaque in two coats. Also, when I removed it, there was no horrible blue staining around the edges of my nails and on my cuticles! I was very happy about that as staining is a huge pet peeve for me with blue polishes.

Australis In the Navy by Dry, Dammit!

Australis In the Navy by Dry, Dammit!

And here is a better picture of the blue shimmer in the polish: *drool*

Australis In the Navy by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$7.95 (that’s the usual price for Australis polishes, but I think you’d find these cheaper in clearance bins)
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I really love this polish! It’s quickly become my go-to navy. Plus it’s the one of the few times this winter I’ve worn a season-appropriate colour. Thanks for reading!


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Savvy by DB Grapetini

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Evening! Tonight I have a quick post for you to show you a polish I wore ages ago by Savvy by DB. It’s called Grapetini and it’s a straight up creme, perfect in two coats.

Savvy by DB Grapetini by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Grapetini by Dry, Dammit!

To be honest, there’s not really much to say about this polish. It applied well and it’s a really nice simple colour. The purple is in no way unique, but it makes a nice change for more compared to glitters and other more complex polishes I wear.

Savvy by DB Grapetini by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Grapetini by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Grapetini by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I think when I wore this I was going to use it as a base for some kind of nail art, but I didn’t in the end. Looking at it again now maybe I should have. Maybe next time. Thanks for reading and sorry this is such a quick post!


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Ulta3 Fruit Punch

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Hello! Today I have for you Ulta3 Fruit Punch. It’s a really vibrant tomato sauce red creme. The formula is a little thin, but nonetheless with two coats it still was opaque.

Ulta3 Fruit Punch

I really enjoyed wearing this polish; while it was brighter than a traditional red, it was still very ‘oh, I’m wearing a special red’ red.

Ulta3 Fruit Punch

Ulta3 Fruit Punch

Ulta3 Fruit Punch

Fruit Punch is apparently part of the 2012 Citrus Collection… in that case I wouldn’t mind picking up some of the others if they’re as nice. I have a feeling though there’s a really gross orange and yellow though… for obvious reasons (I’m not a fan of bright yellows and oranges, if you can’t tell).

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Terry White Chemists
  • Cost: AU$2.00
  • Volume: 13ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Sorry this is a short post; I have been under the pump lately at work so I just can’t be bothered to write! 😐 Thanks for reading!