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Bettie Pain Polish Bipolar Pony

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Hello! I recently picked up some Bettie Pain Polish polishes (seems a bit funny to write that!) in its recent 20% off sale. Along with Bipolar Pony that I’m going to show you below, I also picked up Poison Berry, Jazz and Breathe, Just Breathe. I also received a free mini of Stolen, which I’m very happily surprised with and am looking forward to trying out. You can see a flatlay of my purchases on my IG. But for now, let’s take a closer look at Bipolar Pony!

Bettie Pain Polish Bipolar Pony swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Bettie Pain Polish Bipolar Pony swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Bipolar Pony is a thermal, which changes from silver when warm to dark grey when cold. There’s a scattering of holo in there, too, and it also has these really lovely gold microflakes and some colour-changing flakes in a few colours; I see red and purple mainly. I didn’t actually realise when I bought it, but Bipolar Pony is part of Bettie Pain Polish’s Unicorn Collection. I’ve looked up the other colours in the collection and now realised I should have bought more, as they’re right up my alley. ๐Ÿ˜ But oh well, there’s always next time, right? I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Seche. The formula was really lovely on this one, not difficult to work with at all, but it does go on a bit sheer. I reckon next time I would do three thin coats instead of just two.

It’s also seems bizarre to say (given at times it can look a bit dark), but I found this to be a really delicate polish. I think it’s do to with all the stuff going on in it besides the thermal effect. And maybe because of the fact that it’s a bit sheer when it goes into its warm mode? Or it could just be all in my head!

Bettie Pain Polish Bipolar Pony swatched by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

I’ve really enjoyed wearing Bipolar Pony and having a good chuckle at its name as well. In fact, the name was one of the reasons why I bought it. I felt like it was a nice lighthearted way to move on from my past few undesirable months with a smile. Thanks for reading!

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Emily de Molly Carve My Initials

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Good evening! Tonight’s a short and sweet post to bring you Emily de Molly Carve My Initials. You probably know I’m not the biggest green fan but this polish looks so complex when it’s on – I love it!

Emily de Molly Carve My Initials swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Carve My Initials swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly Carve My Initials swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I just love that macro shot, don’t you!? Carve My Initials has a teal jelly base that’s packed with green and purple flakies and microglitter. It’s very easy to apply and I love that it’s not an over-the-top green. It’s classy without looking like alien fingers, ha! I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Emily de Molly Carve My Initials swatched by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

I really like the contrast of the purple in this polish; green and purple are just so lovely together, don’t you reckon? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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Emily de Molly Major Themes

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Good evening! Tonight I have a new polish from Emily de Molly to bring you. It’s called Major Themes and if you love orange or a foil look then this will be one for you. I am really growing fond of oranges and corals. As it’s summer in Australia at the moment, it’s also a great time of year to wear such a vibrant colour. Read on for more!

Emily de Molly Major Themes swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Emily de Molly Major Themes swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in shade

Emily de Molly Major Themes swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Emily de Molly Major Themes swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

It’s so unique, isn’t it? Major Themes is an orange foil with a strong golden shimmer – simply stunning in full sun. I also like how it looks in the shade; the foil just leaps out so wonderfully. The formula is nice and buttery and you’ll get away with two easy coats. I then topped mine with a coat of Seche. There’s really not a lot to add – it’s a beautiful polish to look at and it really is a little bit different. I can’t remember the last time I saw some foil finishes come out. Either foil finishes aren’t overly popular or I’m totally missing out on some great collections.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Emily de Molly
  • Cost: AU$10
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

On my IG I have posted a macro shot of my ring finger. You should check out the close up and see what you reckon about it. Let me know, of course. 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

Theย 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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Emily de Molly The Devil’s Advocate and DIY nail decals nail art

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Good evening! Tonight I bring you Emily de Molly The Devil’s Advocate and some DIY nail decals I made using my UberChic Beauty Uber Mat. I’m sorry I didn’t take any photos of the mat in action but I will soon! In the meantime, enjoy this amazing Emily de Molly polish (and my decals!).

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate with DIY nail polish decals by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate swatched by Dry, Dammit!

The Devil’s Advocate is – yes, it is! – a bright red linear holo with a beautiful gold flame. For some reason I just couldn’t get this to its true red in my photos. It kept looking like pink. So while the holo effect is there, the actual colour of this polish is best shown in my photos of the DIY nail decals. I think I couldn’t get an accurate red colour because on the day I took the photos of The Devil’s Advocate, the sun was pretty strong and it brought out the pink highlights of the polish too much. Anywho, what you see is two easy coats and a top coat of Seche. This was a lovely polish to wear, be you a red or a pink fan!

DETAILS

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

Now, on to my DIY nail decals! I’ve never made decals before so please be nice. I used Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L002 and stamped onto clear coats of polish on the Uber Mat. Then I filled in the designs using a bunch of ulta3 polishes, but I forget their names now. Then, after the decals were dry, I lifted the decals off the Uber Mat and onto my nails, sealing with a coat of Seche. It was really, really painless and I can’t wait to make more!

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate with DIY nail polish decals by Dry, Dammit!

Emily de Molly The Devil's Advocate with DIY nail polish decals by Dry, Dammit!

So, what do you think of my decals? I’ve read a few articles now about making batches in advance and then using them as you need, which I think is a great idea. What do you think? 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!