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Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection & a bit of nail art

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Hello! Tonight I have another wonderful collection from Celestial Cosmetics to show you called the Unicorns and Rainbows Collection. If you love the look of old-school holos before they became mainstream and experimented with, then you’re going to love this collection. It’s five simply stunning and elegant linear holos that just scream when in the sun. Let’s take a look! (Oh, and I also have a bit of nail art at the end. Enjoy!).

UNICORN FIELDS

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Unicorn Fields swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Unicorn Fields swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Unicorn Fields swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Wowsers, what a polish to start with! Unicorn Fields is an amazing polish. While I’m not big on green polishes, I have to say this is lovely. It’s a vibrant green linear holo and totally different to the other colours in this collection. I would have prefered a pastel green/mint to match the other colours, but if you love greens this is a nice surprise. This is two coats without top coat. If you apply your nail polish thick this could be a one-coater – the formula was that easy!

SNOW UNICORN

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Snow Unicorn swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Snow Unicorn swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Snow Unicorn swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Snow Unicorn is a traditional light grey linear holo. In the shade it has a strong steel grey colour, so it’s not overly “flat” when not in direct light. Application was wonderful, but I did find this more sheer than the other polishes in the collection. This is three coats without top coat.

RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS UNITE

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Rainbows and Unicorns Unite swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural light

Rainbows and Unicorns Unite is my favourite from the collection. It’s a soft lavender linear holo with a green overlay, which creates a duochrome effect when not in direct light of purple to steel blue (I tried to show it in the last photo. Fail!). This is two coats without top coat and like the others, the formula was divine!

CAKES AND RAINBOWS

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Cakes and Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Cakes and Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Cakes and Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Cakes and Rainbows is a gold linear holo. It’s a very neutral gold and it could even be a “nude” holo. It was so easy to apply as well! This is two coats without top coat. It really is a beautiful polish!

FARTING RAINBOWS

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Farting Rainbows could be a one-coat wonder if I could apply my polish better. 🙂 It’s a periwinkle blue linear holo with a soft purple overlay. Very similar to Rainbows and Unicorns Unite but you still need them both I think! Personally, I don’t like the name of this polish but I can see the humour factor to it. This is two coats without top coat and let me tell you – this definitely has the standout formula of the collection. It just glides onto the nail so smoothly.

I also did a little bit of nail art with Farting Rainbows. Using Emily de Molly stamping plate EDM18 and white stamping polish by Konad, I stamped a quick design onto half of my nails and then added some silver dot studs from the essence Dark Romance Nail Art Decoration Kit to the border of the stamping. I quite like how it came out! See what you think:

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Unicorns and Rainbows Collection Farting Rainbows nail art by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

The Unicorns and Rainbows Collection launches mid-March. A date will be confirmed once polishes have been received in the US for the international site. If you want to keep track of that, I suggest you join the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group to keep up to date. Let me know what you think of this collection. Will you be buying any polishes? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection swatches and review

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Happy New Year! Yes, I’m a little late, but better late than never, hey? I hope everyone had a wonderful festive season and regardless of whether you were in the heat or the cold you had an awesome break. *cough* I had to work so that was really annoying *cough*. Anyway, I’m really excited about 2016. I think now I’m more into the swing of parenthood and I have a job again I’m finding my feet a bit. And best of all – tonight I have Celestial Cosmetics’ first collection of the year to show you! It’s called Tropical Holiday, which is such good timing for me because since I no longer have annual leave I cannot go on a holiday so will have to be happy living through my nail polish. Let’s take a look!

GOING TO THE BEACH

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Going to the Beach swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Going to the Beach swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Going to the Beach swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

I had to start with my favourite (as soon as I saw it I put it on and wore it for almost a week). I just think Going to the Beach is so simple and yet so beautiful. It’s an ivory creme with golden shimmer, gold flakes and gold sparks. The golden shimmer reminds me of when the sun hits sand and creates that warm glow; do you know what I mean? This had a slightly thick formula, but it wasn’t difficult to apply. You will definitely need two coats though, with the first coat just a good layer of polish and then the second coat to fill in where it looks like it needs to be built up. I then topped it with Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat.

KEY LIME PIE

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Key Lime Pie swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Key Lime Pie swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Key Lime Pie swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Key Lime Pie is a warm lime green linear holo with green and gold shimmer. I have always wanted to try key lime pie but in my ignorance didn’t actually realise the limes used in the pie are actually key limes. I didn’t even know there was more than one type of lime! How ridiculous is that, especially considering I know other citrus fruits have different types. I just thought it was some odd name. Ha! Anywho, the formula on this polish is outstanding and very easy to work with. What you see here is two coats without top coat.

GOBLIN ORCHID

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Goblin Orchid swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Goblin Orchid swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Goblin Orchid swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Goblin Orchid has the same wonderfully buttery formula Key Lime Pie has and was very easy to apply. It’s a warm berry red linear holo with red and golden microflakes. You can see the microflakes better indoors, which is a nice feature of the polish when it’s not in its full holographic glory. This is two coats without top coat.

THE MED

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection The Med swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection The Med swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection The Med swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

I love that The Med was included in this collection. I haven’t seen such a fun jelly come from an indie for ages, so this is a nice change. It’s a turquoise jelly filled with small blue round glitter, holo glitter, silver sparks and tiny silver stars. No fishing was required and while I did three coats, you could have easily left it at two coats. I just added a dabbed third coat for depth. It doesn’t dry overly bumpy but I would recommend a top coat with this one. I used one coat of Solar Ray.

BREAK OF DAY

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Break of Day swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Break of Day swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Break of Day swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Break of Day is the second favourite of mine from this collection. For obvious reasons I think – I mean, look at that flame! It just goes wild in the sun. Break of Day is a dark blue linear holo with silver and green shimmer and golden microflakes. It was easy to apply and I think it’s such a wearable blue. What you see is two coats without a top coat.

PURPLE RAIN COCKTAIL

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Purple Rain Cocktail swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Purple Rain Cocktail swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Tropical Holiday Collection Purple Rain Cocktail swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Finally we have Purple Rain Cocktail – a cool-toned purple scattered holo with purple shimmer and pink and blue sparks. This is going to sound bizarre but when I swatched this one I got a very “light” feeling from wearing it. Like I was really relaxed. Which is probably a good thing for a holiday collection! I think it’s the shade of purple; it’s just very calming to me. Again, this one has a wonderful formula and what you see is two coats without a top coat.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics or Celestial Cosmetics (international site)
  • Cost: Individual prices range from AU$10 to AU$12 or US$9 to US$11 and it’s also sold as a full set (discounted by 10% for the first week only)
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

The Tropical Holiday Collection launches January 6 at 3pm ACDT. That’s this Wednesday! I think there’s some really fun finishes here – what do you think? Has it just made you want to go on a holiday like me? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection swatches and review

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Hello! It’s been a while, hey? Good news though; I’m bringing you another wonderbar collection from Celestial Cosmetics called Christmas in the Outback. I love that it has an Australian focus. It’s festive without being obvious and I think you’ll agree, there’s some beautiful polishes here. Let’s take a look!

EVERGREEN EUCALYPTS

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Evergreen Eucalypts swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Evergreen Eucalypts swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Evergreen Eucalypts swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Evergreen Eucalypts is one stunner of a polish and the surprise favourite of mine from the collection. It’s a green linear holo with a blue shift and I actually prefer it in natural lighting as opposed to full holo effect because of this awesome colour combination. The formula is very forgiving and applied very easily for me – two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat is what you see here. If you’ve ever seen a gum tree, the colour really does live up to its name.

PARTY IN THE NEVER NEVER

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Party in the Never Never swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Party in the Never Never swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Party in the Never Never swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

“Never Never” is a term for the Australian outback and I love the idea of everyone having a massive festive shindig out there. Party in the Never Never is a purple jelly with pearl and silver flakes. It’s a completely different colour in my collection thanks to its ingredients as well as the purple shimmer effect it has. It took me three coats to get to the bottle colour, but I could have got away with two for a more jelly-like effect. Formula was brilliant and while there are so many flakes, I had no issues with lumps and only required a top coat of Solar Ray.

NO SNOW FOR SANTA

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection No Snow For Santa swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection No Snow For Santa swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection No Snow For Santa swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Gah! I love this one; especially that it was inspired by the red sand and dust seen by most people travelling through the outback. No Snow For Santa is a coppery red scattered holo with microglitter. And best of all – this was ONE coat! So yeah, you can kind of guess it applied like a dream and only required a quick coat of Solar Ray for protection.

BILLABONG BREEZE

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Billabong Breeze swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Billabong Breeze swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Billabong Breeze swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Billabong Breeze swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

You know when you have a polish you really like but just can’t capture its greatness? That’s the trouble I had with Billabong Breeze and why I’ve included a bottle shot. This is a white crelly with colour changing microglitter and a delicate blue shimmer that just hid every time I took a photo of my nails. So in the bottle shot you’re able to see the shift and a bit more of the microglitter, too. The formula on this one was a bit thick, so what I ended up doing were two coats as best I could (when it comes to white polishes it seems I’m like “Hey! I’ll just be as messy as possible!) and then dabbing the third coat into areas I thought there wasn’t enough coverage. I topped it with Solar Ray.

SUNSET ON YULE

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Sunset on Yule swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Sunset on Yule swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas in the Outback Collection Sunset on Yule swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural light

Finally we have Sunset on Yule – a berry linear holo. This is a very flattering polish and with a forgiving formula. Out of the collection it’s the least “unique” but it is pretty all the same and for holo lovers it’s a wonderful god spark effect. This is two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.

DETAILS

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

So that’s the Christmas in the Outback Collection! What do you think? Also, there’s good news for Celestial’s international friends as there’s a new Celestial Cosmetics international site. This is currently stocked with this collection so if you live outside of Australia, take a look. Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection swatches and review

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Hello! Today I bring you a wonderfully vibrant collection from Celestial Cosmetics. It’s been inspired by Bollywood and appropriately named the Bollywood Collection. It just launched yesterday in time for November. I’m really happy this collection came out ready for summer as there’s a few shades here I can’t wait to wear again. Onto the swatches! (All photos are outside in natural light).

DARD-E-DISCO

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dard-E-Disco swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dard-E-Disco swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dard-E-Disco swatched by Dry, Dammit!

So I thought I would start with my favourite, which is Dard-e-Disco. What a stunner. It’s a buttery coral base with gold shimmer and silver sparks. The name is taken from a song in the movie Om Shanti Om. This is one of those summer must-have polishes and you will be very happy with its payoff as it’s very opaque. This is two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat, but you could probably get away with one coat if you’re careful.

ALUVA

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Aluva swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Aluva swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Aluva swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Aluva is a cornflower blue scattered holo with silver sparks. The name is taken from the prettiest girl in the region of the movie Premam. I have never seen the film, but I would love it if a polish like this was inspired by me. This is three coats with a top coat of Solar Ray. You might see that the polish – even at three coats – seems a bit patchy. This was because I did find the formula a little difficult to work with, but it’s nothing you can’t overcome. To the eye the polish looks fine.

DILBARA

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dilbara swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dilbara swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dilbara swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Dilbara is another stunner from the collection. This is a blue-leaning green with pearl and silver flakes, which looks a bit like Ariel’s tail from The Little Mermaid. The name is taken from a song in the movie Dhoom. I reckon this will be another go-to polish for a lot of people. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.

DILWARA

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dilwara swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dilwara swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Dilwara swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Dilwara is a subtle gold linear holo with red microglitter. The name is taken from the temples in the movie Devdas. When I look at this polish all I can see is how awesome it would be with some Christmas nail art! The formula is great but it dries a bit lumpy due to the microglitter so you’ll need a thicker top coat. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat.

MUMBAI MUSIC

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Mumbai Music swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Mumbai Music swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Mumbai Music swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Mumbai Music is the second scattered blue holo in this collection. It has a strong violet effect in the sun. The name is taken from one of the towns in the movie Chalte Chalte. The formula is great, but just because it looked like it could be a little patchy I used three thin coats and added a top coat of Solar Ray.

MUGHAL EMPEROR

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Mughal Emperor swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Mughal Emperor swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Bollywood Collection Mughal Emperor swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Finally, we have Mughal Emperor. This is a subtle light green scattered holo with red sparks. I found it looks more like a shimmer in real life. The name is taken from the lead actor in the movie Jodhaa Akbar. I’ve done three thin coats in my swatches here (with a top coat of Soar Ray) but you can still see a bit of my nail line if you look closely.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individual prices range from AU$10 to AU$12 and sold as a full set discounted by 10% for the first week only at AU$61.20
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

Overall, this is a really lovely collection that has something for everyone. The collection theme was suggested by a member of the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group and I’m so glad it was chosen (at random)! What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics Memories Collection swatches and review

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Hello! I just wanted to say sorry about all the lack of posts lately. I’ve just started a new job and it’s been a bit hectic to say the least, especially with sorting out a little one! But now I’m into the swing of things I’ll return to more frequent posting again. So now that’s out of the way, on to the polish! Today I bring you Celestial Cosmetics’ Memories Collection, which is a trio created by Nicki that represents some of her most vivid memories from when she got married and had her son. I think this is a lovely backstory to a collection. Take a look!

MIDNIGHT MEMORIES

Celestial Cosmetics Midnight Memories from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Midnight Memories from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Midnight Memories from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Midnight Memories is a blue linear holo. It’s a got a very elegant feel to it and I think it would be great for galaxy nails as the sparkle in this stunning. The formula was lovely and this is two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat. This polish is inspired by Nicki and her family watching the stars together.

LIVE IN THE MOMENT

Celestial Cosmetics Live In The Moment from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Live In The Moment from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Live In The Moment from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Live In The Moment is a bright pink with a blue overlay as well as green and gold shimmer. The blue overlay is more prominent outdoors, whereas indoors (as above) you see more of a golden finish. The formula of this one was also lovely and what you see is two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray. Live In The Moment is inspired by Nicki learning to live in the moment as a wife and mother.

BITTER TEARS

Celestial Cosmetics Bitter Tears from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Bitter Tears from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Bitter Tears from the Memories Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Finally we have Bitter Tears, a lovely dusty green linear holo. This is the type of green I’m really drawn to – not too yellow and not too blue. Formula was easy to work with as well and what you see is two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray. Bitter Tears is inspired by the arguing that happens as newlyweds, which I can very much relate to when I got married!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individual prices range from AU$11 to AU$12
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

This collection is a lovely tribute to moments of Nicki’s life and I think it’s lovely polish makers can do this in a creative outlet for all to enjoy. My favourite is Midnight Memories as I think there’s a lot of nail art possibilities with it. What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection swatches and review & blobbicure nail art

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Hiya! I’ve got another collection from Celestial Cosmetics to show you tonight, which has been inspired by Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The collection is aptly called The Chocolate Factory and is launching this Friday, August 28 at 3pm ACST. I also wanted to try some nail art with the polishes so at the end of the post you’ll see another blobbicure look! My first attempt can be seen here. Enjoy reading about the collection!

WINNER 5/5

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Winner 5/5 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Winner 5/5 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Winner 5/5 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I want to start with the most unusual colour of the collection, Winner 5/5. It’s inspired by Charlie’s winning golden ticket. It’s a soft brown/golden linear holo that has a beautiful blue shimmer overlay, which I tried to capture, but it just wouldn’t come out to full effect on camera, even indoors! This is three thin coats with no top coat. Although I required three coats, the polish was very smooth to apply.

YOU CAN EAT THE GRASS?

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection You Can Eat The Grass? swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection You Can Eat The Grass? swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection You Can Eat The Grass? swatched by Dry, Dammit!

You Can Eat The Grass? is a bright green linear holo with green shimmer inspired by the edible grass in the chocolate river room. This is a really pretty green and while it’s bright, it’s not fluro, which is nice. This is two coats with no top coat. A lovely buttery formula.

CHOCOLATE RIVER

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Chocolate River swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Chocolate River swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Chocolate River swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Chocolate River is a brown linear holo, inspired by (as the name suggests) the river of chocolate. This is a gorgeous, true-to-looking-like-chocolate shade, and I’m not a lover of browns. What you see is two coats with no top coat. Once again, a buttery formula.

OOMPAS

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Oompas swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Oompas swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Oompas swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I’m so glad Oompas was part of this collection – it’s a vibrant red scattered holo with red sparks that just dance when in the sun. This polish is inspired by the Oompa Loompas’ red costumes. I’m wearing two coats without top coat and once again this formula was a dream to work with.

CANDY BOAT

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Candy Boat swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Candy Boat swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Candy Boat swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Ah, Candy Boat. This is a real bubblegum pink linear holo, which leans to purple, and is inspired by the boat the characters ride on the chocolate river. I’m wearing two coats with no top coat and yes, the formula was wonderful.

THE VELVET JACKET

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection The Velvet Jacket swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection The Velvet Jacket swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection The Velvet Jacket swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Be still my beating heart! I love The Velvet Jacket a lot. It’s a dark berry linear holo with a hint of red that is just so deep and moody to me. It’s inspired by Willy Wonka’s velvet jacket – how original is that? The formula on this was divine and could easily be a one-coater, but I did two coats anyway (no top coat).

EYE ON THE PRIZE

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Eye On The Prize swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Eye On The Prize swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Eye On The Prize swatched by Dry, Dammit!

He he, the name of this polish is so apt! Eye On The Prize is a bright blue linear holo with blue sparks and is inspired by Violet Beauregarde turning into a blueberry after eating the three-course-meal chewing gum. This is two coats without top coat and again, a wonderful formula to work with. I found this colour to be close to On Your Left from Celestial’s Avenge the Earth Collection, but Eye On The Prize is much brighter and has a less foil-like finish.

Now, onto the blobbicure. I used a base of Eye On The Prize and then blobbed Winner 5/5 on top – pretty simple, really! I found these polishes complemented each other due to their similar blue colourings. In fact, in the indoor pictures below you can kind of get the idea of the blue shimmer overlay I wrote about in the description of Winner 5/5.

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection blobbicure nail art by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individual prices are AU$12, otherwise the full set is available and will be discounted by 10% in its first week (AU$75.60) and full price thereafter
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

The Chocolate Factory Collection launches Friday, August 28 at 3pm ACST. Remember too that Celestial Cosmetics also ships internationally so it’s not just us Aussies who get to enjoy Nicki’s creations. My pick is The Velvet Jacket, which is yours? Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics It’s All Happening Collection swatches and review

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Hello! I’m very excited to bring you another wonderful collection from Celestial Cosmetics. It’s a collaboration collection with Serenity Nails based on the movie Almost Famous called It’s All Happening and it’s launching this Friday, July 31. This is such an impressive collection, all the polishes are a little different and I’m loving how they are reminiscent of the vivid colours of the ’70s. I received all but one polish from the collection – Swill Merchants – for review. Before we begin I’ll let you know now all the photos were taken outdoors in natural light – I had a beautiful winter weekend to take advantage of. Take a look!

INCENDIARY

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Incendiary by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Incendiary by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Incendiary by Dry, Dammit!

Ermahgerd! This is such a powerful silver linear holo that almost seems to have a foil finish. And it has double the wow factor too because it also includes platinum silver flakes, so it looks just as stunning when not in full sun. This is two coats without top coat. The polish takes its name from the line “The guitar sound is incendiary” by the character William Miller.

YOU ARE HOME

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection You Are Home by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection You Are Home by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection You Are Home by Dry, Dammit!

How can you not love this polish? You Are Home is a mint green crelly with rainbow pearl and silver flakes. The name is from the line by character Penny Lane to William Miller when she tells him “You are home”. I found the polish a bit sheer so what you see is three coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat.

LADY

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Lady by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Lady by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Lady by Dry, Dammit!

I think Lady is a great twist on the traditional nude polish. It’s a pinky-brown crelly with red shimmer and blurple flakes. This polish is called Lady as it’s the character Penny Lane’s real name. On application, it’s a bit sheer on the first coat but it builds up nicely by two coats. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.

WE ARE BAND AIDS

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection We Are Band Aids by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection We Are Band Aids by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection We Are Band Aids by Dry, Dammit!

We Are Band Aids is another stunning holo from this collection and my personal favourite. Yes! I know. I’m a sucker for purple, especially in holo form! This is a purple linear holo with a red/pink flame. It’s more beautiful in real life! This polish takes its name from what the groupies in the movie call themselves: band aids. What you see is two coats without top coat.

SET YOU FREE

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Set You Free by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Set You Free by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Set You Free by Dry, Dammit!

Set You Free will become a staple summer polish for a lot of people I think. It’s an orange-red jelly with red sparks, gold flakes and orange/green iridescent microglitter. I also thought I saw some hints of pink in there in the sun. Set You Free’s name is inspired by a quote by the character Anita Miller, William Miller’s sister. I thought this polish might be sheer because it’s a jelly but surprisingly it’s not. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER LAUGHTER?

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Does Anybody Remember Laughter by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Does Anybody Remember Laughter by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics It's All Happening Collection Does Anybody Remember Laughter by Dry, Dammit!

Does Anybody Remember Laughter? is a classic beautiful blue polish. It’s a periwinkle blue crelly base with blurple microflakes. Gorgeous! It has such a nice purple shift in the sun. This polish’s name is from a line by the character Sapphire. I reckon this polish would look good with undies as it does take three coats to build it up to what you see here. I’ve also topped it with Solar Ray.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Individually prices range between AU$10-AU$12, otherwise the full set is available and will be discounted by 10% in its first week (AU$58.50) and full price thereafter
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

Remember, this collection is launching this Friday, July 31! I think there’s something here for everyone and it’s a great collection to grab in the lead up to the warmer months with all the bright colours. What do you think? Thanks for reading!