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Gloss ‘n Sparkle Rose Madder and contrasting stamping nail art

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Hiya! Tonight’s a quick post to show you the lovely Gloss ‘n Sparkle Rose Madder as well as a bit of stamping I did over it. I was so sad when Angela, the creator and owner of Gloss ‘n Sparkle, announced she was officially closing the brand earlier this year. It’s a real shame for the Australian indie polish community as Angela’s creations included the awesome Unicorn Droppings and Fruit Tingle. But onto the stunner that is Rose Madder!

Gloss 'n Sparkle Rose Madder swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle Rose Madder swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle Rose Madder swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Rose Madder is (I think) from the Hail to The King Collection, which was inspired by the author Stephen King. It’s a red – almost pink – jelly full of holographic and iridescent multi-coloured glitter. I love looking at that macro! Such depth and a lot of love in it. It was super easy to apply in just two coats – but for extra depth you could easily do three and still not worry about it being thick. I topped it with a coat of Seche.

Below is the stamping I popped on top – I can’t remember which plate I used though, but I do remember I used one of Emily de Molly’s stamping polishes, which was Dark Pink. This was a lot of fun to wear! What do you think?

Gloss 'n Sparkle Rose Madder with stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle Rose Madder with stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

You can still buy Rose Madder at Color 4 Nails. If you’re looking for an Australian stockist, you’re out of luck unfortunately, but Femme Fatale Cosmetics does have some of its Gloss ‘n Sparkle stock left at sale prices you may like to check out. Thanks for reading!


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Emily de Molly Fergi and Jesus

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Good evening! Tonight I bring you a recent release by Emily de Molly called Fergi and Jesus. Interesting name, hey? I’d be interested in hearing the story behind it. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the seven Emily de Molly polishes I bought recently. My plan is to slowly get through them all and show you along the way.

Emily de Molly Fergi and Jesus swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Fergi and Jesus swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Fergi and Jesus is a lovely lilac subtle scattered holo packed with colour-shifting flakies that glow from gold through to green. I found this polish super fun to wear and I like how the flakies look against the lilac. I used two coats with a top coat of Seche. On the first coat I was worried it would be a bit sheer, but when I put the second coat down it really came to life. I removed this just like a creme polish and I had no issues.

Emily de Molly Fergi and Jesus swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Fergi and Jesus swatched by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Emily de Molly
  • Cost: AU$11
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Also – good news USA friends! Emily de Molly has launched a USA website where you can buy polishes in US dollar and have it shipped to you from a warehouse in North Carolina. Check it out here. I believe it’s just a limited amount of polishes to begin with and stamping plates and nail art supplies still need to be purchased through the Australian website. Still, I think it’s awesome Hayley (the creator of Emily de Molly) has been able to expand like this. Go Aussie indies! Thanks for reading!


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Glam Polish She Had A Lipstick Taser!

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Hello! Tonight I bring you a quick swatch of a Glam Polish I wore ages ago now. This is an oldie way back from 2013 that I think has been discontinued. It’s called She Had A Lipstick Taser! and it was part of the Mayhem & Madness Collection (inspired by the movie Despicable Me 2).

Glam Polish She Had A Lipstick Taser by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish She Had A Lipstick Taser by Dry, Dammit!

She Had A Lipstick Taser! is a light blue crelly base with multi-sized white and pink hexes and dots. I had a little trouble applying it as the glitter moved about as I applied each layer. It also seemed a tad bit sheer at two coats so what you see is three coats with a top coat of Seche. It dried smooth though despite my troubles. Because this polish leans a bit sheer I reckon it would look good over some undies and it would make the blue brighter, too.

Glam Polish She Had A Lipstick Taser by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish She Had A Lipstick Taser by Dry, Dammit!

Sorry about the short post tonight but I had these photos sitting about for a while and I figured I just had to use them. Like I said above, I think this polish has been discontinued, but you may be able to find it about in some destash sales. Thanks for reading!


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Emily de Molly Soon

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Hello! Tonight I’ve got an Emily de Molly I picked up a while ago in a destash sale called Soon. I’ve wanted this one for a while so I was happy when I picked it up. The pics are from when I wore it a couple of months ago. Let’s take a look!

Emily de Molly Soon by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Soon by Dry, Dammit!

Soon is a blue-grey crelly base with green, pink, and blue hexes. It’s a pretty delicate polish I found, with the glitter pieces not overpowering at all. Even in application, with all the glitter, it wasn’t difficult. I’ve applied two coats with a top coat of Seche. This is a great everyday polish as the base colour doesn’t clash with too many things.

Emily de Molly Soon by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Soon by Dry, Dammit!

I don’t think you can buy this from the Emily de Molly website anymore unfortunately, so you’ll have to be on the hunt for this one. And while I’m talking about Emily de Molly I should probably mention Hayley has launched a new website. It’s worth having a browse, it’s more user friendly and there’s a newsletter you can sign up to. The next big Emily de Molly release is on July 23, I think, so pop over then to see what’s available. Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection swatches and review

Good evening! Tonight I bring you another stunning collection by Celestial Cosmetics. It’s called The Cinders Collection and it is inspired by the fairytale Cinderella. It’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to show you, but first, I’ll just give you an update. Firstly, my family and I were away overseas in Bali, Indonesia, for the past couple of weeks, which is why I haven’t posted lately. We had a wonderful time and at four months of age it was Archer’s first overseas trip! I didn’t have mine until I was 25! Second – if you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know – I cut my middle finger pretty bad so in the swatches below you’ll see my cut. Sorry in advance. Now, onto the polishes!

THE FOOTMAN

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection The Footman

Bruno from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection The Footman

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection The Footman

The Footman is a brown jelly packed with gold shimmer and green/gold flakies. It’s inspired by Bruno, Cinderella’s dog (who turns into the footman for the pumpkin carriage the Fairy Godmother creates). This has a lovely depth once applied but to achieve that look you will need at least three coats, which is what you see here, as it’s a sheer polish. I’ve topped it with Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat. This is a lovely regal-looking polish I think. Just note though because it’s sheer, in the sun you can see “bald spots” but to the naked eye this is not noticeable. My shots were taken indoors in natural light and as you can see, no problem.

DAME OF DUST

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Dame of Dust

Lady Tremaine from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Dame of Dust

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Dame of Dust

Dame of Dust is a dark grey/black base with silver shimmer, shredded purple glitter (love!), blue and red holo microglitter. It’s also got a holo effect going on and I took all shots but the bottle shot with flash. As with the rest of the polishes I’ll show you, I really wanted to show off the beautiful holo-ness of them in natural light, but cursed Tasmanian weather meant that it was impossible this weekend, unless I did a sun dance. So flash it is! What you see here is two coats topped with Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat. It’s not bumpy at all once covered with a good top coat. The microglitter in this is gorgeous! Dame of Dust is inspired by Lady Tremaine, AKA the Wicked Stepmother.

MISS T

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Miss T

Drizella Tremaine from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Miss T

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Miss T

Miss T is inspired by Drizella Tremaine, the Wicked Stepmother’s daughter and Cinderella’s stepsister. She wears a green dress to the ball. This is a lime green base with a gorgeous golden shimmer. It has dark green glitter and a scattered holo; such a beautiful green. I think it would be great in a few Christmas designs. I’ve applied two coats with a top coat of Light Year. This was very easy to apply!

MOTHER OF FAIRIES

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Mother of Fairies

Fairy Godmother from CinderellaImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Mother of Fairies

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Mother of Fairies

Mother of Fairies is (if you haven’t guessed by the name) inspired by the Fairy Godmother. And it’s such a beautiful polish! This is a lilac linear holo that is very subtle and very hard to capture on camera. This is two coats topped with Solar Ray. Buttery and wonderful to apply.

ASHES TO CINDERS

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Ashes to Cinders

Cinderella and the Fairy GodmotherImage credit: The Disney Wiki

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Ashes to Cinders

Celestial Cosmetics The Cinders Collection Ashes to Cinders

Ashes to Cinders is a deep purple linear holo with pink and indigo flakies. It is my favourite from the collection and I believe this is inspired from when Cinderella is transformed into her gown for the ball. I wish I had a macro lens for this to show you how great the flakies are, and trust me, they’re great! I’ve applied two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray. Super easy to apply! I think this has bumped Emily de Molly Devotion off the top of my favourite purple holo list.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individual polishes range from AU$10 to AU$12
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

The Cinders Collection just became available this month, so if you like what you see, I suggest you grab a few bottles! I have a feeling some of these polishes are going to sell out quick. What do you think of this collection? Thanks for reading!

*I received the products in this review free of charge by the manufacturer for my honest opinion.


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Glam Polish Bubble Berry

Evening! Tonight I bring you Glam Polish Bubble Berry, which I think I am lucky to own as what I have read about it says it was limited edition. I got mine through a destash sale (woot!) but I think it’s hard to find anywhere else. I believe it was released in 2013 so if anyone know where you can buy it from now let me know.

Glam Polish Bubble Berry by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Bubble Berry by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Bubble Berry by Dry, Dammit!

Bubble Berry is a pink jelly with glitter that is opaque in two coats. Glitter includes holo dots in large and small sizes as well as holo microglitter. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. This was very easy to apply and I had a lot of fun wearing it.

Glam Polish Bubble Berry by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish Bubble Berry by Dry, Dammit!

So, what do you think? Are you a fan of this polish by Glam Polish? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics Avenge the Earth Collection swatches and review

Hiya! Tonight I bring you a massive post, but believe me, it is totally worth it. I was sent a collaboration collection by Celestial Cosmetics and Loki’s Lacquer called Avenge the Earth, which is inspired by the latest Avengers movie (Avengers: Age of Ultron). I totally see the inspiration throughout this whole collection and as a lover of Avengers and Marvel I really do think this collection has done the latest film justice. Let’s check it out!

NEVER MISS A SHOT

Celestial Cosmetics Never Miss A Shot by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Never Miss A Shot by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Never Miss A Shot by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Never Miss A Shot by Dry, Dammit!

So I figured I would start with my favourite: Never Miss A Shot. Wowza. This is a gorgeous deep navy linear holo that is striking in person. Inspired by Hawkeye, what you see here is two coats with a top coat of Seche. It is meant to lean more of a blackened purple, but for me it was definitely navy all the way. However, I could see the purple tint in the bottle as I was applying it so maybe it depends on your skintone? It had a sightly thick consistency, but nothing careful application couldn’t fix. This is just beautiful to me.

SMASH

Celestial Cosmetics Smash by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Smash by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Smash by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Smash by Dry, Dammit!

You guys! It’s a creme. By an indie. I am so happy this was included, it really has broken the whole collection up and taken it to an everyday wearable level. What you see is two easy, buttery coats with a top coat of Seche. Inspired by (you guessed it) the Incredible Hulk, this I think is best described as an acid/army green creme. Whatever you think, I can see a lot of nail art with it though! A totally non-offensive green anyone can wear (and I’m not a green polish fan).

YOU’RE ALL PUPPETS

Celestial Cosmetics You're All Puppets by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics You're All Puppets by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics You're All Puppets by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics You're All Puppets by Dry, Dammit!

This is a gorgeous delicate polish inspired by the villan Ultron. This had a slightly watery formula but it built up nicely in two coats (topped with Seche). I would describe this as a silver shimmer with red and iridescent glitter highlights. Up close, you can see some slight brush strokes, but nothing offensive to the eye.

ON YOUR LEFT

Celestial Cosmetics On Your Left by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics On Your Left by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics On Your Left by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics On Your Left by Dry, Dammit!

Everyone I showed this to instantly saw it was inspired by Captain America. A bright blue linear holo, this has a stronger holo effect than what my pictures show. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. This had a better consistency than Never Miss A Shot.

MJOLNIR

Celestial Cosmetics Mjolnir by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Mjolnir by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Mjolnir by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Mjolnir by Dry, Dammit!

Mjolnir is an impressive glitter topper with an excellent glitter payoff. In my swatches above, what you see is one coat over (from my thumb) Never Miss A Shot, my natural nail, Smash, You’re All Puppets and On Your Left (topped with Seche). It’s full of red, blue and silver glitters in different sizes, with some silver shards that I think are a great touch. I just applied one coat and I thought that had great coverage, but if you’re looking for more coverage you could use the dab and spread method. This is inspired by Thor, which I think is perfect.

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER

Celestial Cosmetics Nothing Lasts Forever by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Nothing Lasts Forever by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Nothing Lasts Forever by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Nothing Lasts Forever by Dry, Dammit!

This is a dramatic polish inspired by the character Black Widow. It’s a black jelly base filled with sparkly red glitter. I’ve applied three coats with Seche as top coat. I found before I added top coat it dried gritty so you will need a good thick top coat to smooth it out. While it’s a sheer polish it really does build up to a nice depth relatively easy.

LIGHTNING FAST

Celestial Cosmetics Lightning Fast by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Lightning Fast by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Lightning Fast by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Lightning Fast by Dry, Dammit!

Lightning Fast applies very easy and is very wearable. Inspired by the character Quicksilver, what you see is two coats plus a top coat of Seche. I would describe this as a blue-ish grey crelly with blue, navy and silver glitter, as well as silver shimmer. I can’t believe just two coats produce this effect!

 HULK BUSTER

Celestial Cosmetics Hulk Buster by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Hulk Buster by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Hulk Buster by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Hulk Buster by Dry, Dammit!

Hulk Buster is better on the nail than in the bottle I think. Inspired by Iron Man, this is a deep orange with a hint of gold (you may call it a duochrome but the effect is only subtle). It has gold microglitter, which adds to its depth. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. If you applied this neatly, I reckon it could be a one-coater, but I had to do two coats just in case. I found there were some visible brush strokes, but like You’re All Puppets it was nothing offensive. Overall, this has some lovely pink undertones that I’m totally loving.

KNEEL

Celestial Cosmetics Kneel by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Kneel by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Kneel by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Kneel by Dry, Dammit!

Finally, we have Kneel. Inspired by the character Loki, this is a lovely deep green linear holo with gold flakies and gold dot glitter. I applied two coats with a top coat of Seche with no problem. I’ve never tried a holo with glitter before, and I was a bit worried whether the glitter would lay flat, but on the nail I found it to be very smooth and no fishing for glitter required (phew!). It looks like there is a lot of glitter in the bottle, but it’s not overwhelming on the nail when you apply it. Kneel is free when the whole Avenge the Earth Collection is purchased. How’s that for a deal?

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individual polishes range from AU$9 to AU$12
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

The Avenge The Earth Collection will be available from May 1. During its first week the collection will be available for AU$76.50 (a discount of 10%) and after its first week the collection will be available at its normal price of AU$85. Kneel is free when you purchase the whole collection, but you can buy polishes individually. EDIT: Kneel is now free if you purchase four polishes from the collection! How awesome is that? (While stocks last).

Phew! That was a lot but I think you’ll agree it was worth it. What do you think of this collection? What is your favourite? Thanks for reading!

*I received the products in this review free of charge by the manufacturer for my honest opinion.