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Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection

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Heya! Today I bring you one of my exotic Golden Rose polishes I bought last year in Europe… I think this specific one came from a Golden Rose store in Skopje, Macedonia. Ahh, how I remember walking up to the Millennium Cross in the snow and rain – good times! The name of the polish is actually a number, 105, so to classify it I’ll also add it’s from Golden Rose’s Jolly Jewels Collection. I think it’s the Australian coming out in me when I say “jolly jewels” and can’t help but giggle.

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

105 is a sheer purple base with large green hexes and smaller purple hexes. It’s a brilliant combination. What you see here is two coats of 105 over one coat of Sinful Colors Cupid’s Arrow with a matte top coat. I opted for a matte top coat because while I didn’t have any problem with application, the glitters do tend to poke up a bit and I find matte really makes it appear flatter. Also, who doesn’t like matte over glitter? Cupid’s Arrow and the base colour of this polish go together nicely, too, I think.

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose 105 from the Jolly Jewels Collection by Dry, Dammit!

If you’re looking for this polish in Australia you can find it on eBay (I found a bottle for AU$4.50 with AU$4.50 postage), otherwise I definitely suggest you travel to Europe and grab a bottle. πŸ™‚ I would love for Golden Rose to be sold in Australia; the few Golden Stores I went to were brilliant and just jam-packed with all kinds of nail polish with lovely service – nothing I’ve experienced before. Thanks for reading!


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Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 & fancy nail art tips with studs

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Hello! If you follow me on Instagram (please do! Find me at @drydammit or click here) you might have noticed during the week I was wearing a beautiful red polish by Golden Rose. Well, today I bring you the full story of it. Golden Rose is a brand I found while travelling, and I have to say it’s such a pity we don’t have it here in Australia. You can buy it on eBay though at quite a reasonable price.

Anywho, one of the Golden Rose polishes I bought is called 106 (sadly numbers as names) and it’s from the Matte Velvet Collection. It’s a gorgeously opaque pink-leaning red with bits of shimmer through it. If you haven’t gathered, it dries matte, rather than glossy. It’s a true one coater, which I was impressed with, and dried super quick. However, I’m assuming due to only needing one coat and no top coat, it chips like anything! You’d have to re-apply at the end of every day.

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 by Dry, Dammit!

I found the bottle to be awesome too, a really ergonomic lid with a pretty decent brush. The overall aesthetic of the bottle is quite slimline and matches the matte theme. I wanted to see what the colour looked like with top coat, so I put on a second layer of 106 with top coat and I think it looks pretty good!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 with top coat by Dry, Dammit!

You probably can’t tell from the photo, but it obviously was way more shiny!

So if that wasn’t enough for you, I then decided to dress up my nails with some fancy nail art. I didn’t know what else to call it, ha ha. I used some nail studs I bought in Europe by essence as part of its Dark Romance Collection. The stud pack is called What Gothic Girls Want. It’s got some other tiny studs that I look forward to using… stay tuned!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Golden Rose Matte Velvet 106 nail art with studs by Dry, Dammit!

Although I don’t have a lot of matte polishes, I’m quite happy with 106. Oh, while I remember I updated my stash page with all the recent European and Australian polish I’ve bought. Turns out I now own 488! Whoa, much?! Thanks for reading!


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W7 Pink Suede

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Hello! Today I bring you another polish fromΒ W7’s Suede Effects Collection: Pink Suede. After showing you Mauve Suede I couldn’t resist picking up Pink Suede when I saw it. As with Mauve Suede, this is nice matte polish that has a really lovely sparkle to it, even though this time I didn’t put a top coat on top to show you, sorry!

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

What you see is two coats, if you had better application than me you could get away with one coat as these polishes are thick and very opaque. It’s a matte pink creme that has a golden sparkle, most noticeable in natural light I found. Again, this polish dried fast. I also had a little more difficulty with the application: sometimes when I went back over the polish for the second coat it would pull the polish underneath it, so I recommend waiting a couple of minutes before applying a second coat.

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Thanks for putting up with my two posts in one day today; I guess there’s just a lot things I want to say! Thanks for reading!


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W7 Mauve Suede

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Hello! Today I bring you W7 Mauve Suede after I saw it during one of my searches at Chemist Warehouse. I said to myself, “I wonder what suede nails look like?”. And according to W7 suede is another word for matte, so Mauve Suede is essentially a purple matte nail polish – just to clear that up. However I will say it’s a very nice matte polish due to the fact there are also fine silver flecks through it, which when worn outside the sun really catches. It also becomes more prominent with a top coat on, which you can see at the end of the post.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

Mauve Suede is from W7’s Suede Effects Collection, which features four other polishes in blue, pink, gold and silver. I didn’t see any others though when I was going through the basket at Chemist Warehouse though. I think this shade is certainly less mauve and more purple, too. What you see on my fingers is two coats, which was very easy to apply. If you were a neater polisher you could even get away with just one coat. This polish dries super fast. You can even see it drying before your eyes and it’s actually quite interesting to watch. After about five minutes you can fully go about your day! Talk about polish on the run! Perfect for when you don’t have much time.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

And here are a couple of pictures of Mauve Suede with a top coat. Like I said above the silver flecks suddenly seem to have a life of their own (in the second picture I’m holding my hand in direct sunlight to make the silver fleck look more obvious). This polish is definitely “deeper” with a top coat.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I’m glad I found Mauve Suede. It’s a nice polish to have and I personally love the purple and silver combination. I have read other reviews of the polish that have said the wear time is pretty bad. I would say this is due to the lack of a top coat. I only wore Mauve Suede for a couple of days but I did notice some very obvious tip wear on the second day. You shouldn’t have a problem with putting another thin layer over the top though if you want to wear it for longer, or alternatively wear it with top coat because it’s pretty like that, too. What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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Ulta3 Lilac Bloom & Ulta3 Over the Rainbow with matte top coat

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Hello! Today I have Ulta3 Lilac Bloom and Ulta3 Over the Rainbow to show you. I loved wearing these polishes together. Since reaching the 200 mark of polishes I have decided to start swatching them on nail sticks and in doing so I’m able to see what my nail polish really looks like, rather than just in the bottle. And I have to say I have always overlooked Over the Rainbow – until now. There are heaps of photos because I loved the look so much!

Ulta3 Over the Rainbow & Lilac Bloom

Ulta3 Over the Rainbow & Lilac Bloom

Ulta3 Over the Rainbow & Lilac Bloom

Lilac Bloom is a pastel purple creme from Ulta3’s Spring 2012 Collection. This is two coats. I did find the formula a bit watery though. Over the Rainbow is a multi-coloured glitter in a clear base from Ulta3’s Get Your Glam On Collection over the 2012 New Year. It features blue, yellow, red and purple hex glitters and tiny blue, yellow, red and purple glitters. It sounds simple, but as you can see it is incredible on. This is two coats.

Ulta3 Over the Rainbow & Lilac Bloom

Ulta3 Over the Rainbow & Lilac Bloom

Ulta3 Over the Rainbow & Lilac Bloom

I added a matte top coat and I think this has just made the glitter look that much better! Ah, nail love.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Terry White Chemists
  • Cost: AU$2.00
  • Volume: 13ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two (for Lilac Bloom)

I can’t wait to try Over the Rainbow over more colours, I think it would work with a lot of colours, but I’m especially liking the pastels with it; it makes the glitter pop more.

Let me know what you think below. Thanks for reading!