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Savvy by DB swatches & review – Confetti, Outburst & Carnivale with starburst nail art

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Hello! I’ve been meaning to post about these Savvy by DB polishes for a while now – if you follow me on IG you’ll remember I showed them to you last month. The three polishes below appeared at my local Priceline with two others, but I think they’re repeats of past Savvy by DB polishes – 100’s & 1000’s (yes, the apostrophes annoy me, too) and Razzle & Dazzle (that’s been rebadged as High Voltage) so I didn’t buy them. Also, these new polishes are in square bottles at 12ml, rather than round bottles at 10ml, so you get a bit more.

Because I found application the same with all three – even though they’re glitters – I’m just going to make a statement here to say I found them really easy and manageable. I didn’t have to fish or dab, which is a nice change for a mainstream-branded polish. Also, unlike my dubious experience earlier in the year with other Savvy by DB brushes, I found the brushes to be great; nice and wide without any flyaways. Phew! On with the polishes!

Confetti

Savvy by DB Confetti by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Confetti by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Confetti by Dry, Dammit!

This is just one coat of Confetti over two coats OPI My Vampire is Buff on my thumb, pointer and middle fingers and one coat over one coat Models Prefer Little Black Dress on my ring finger and pinky, all topped with Seche. As you can see, Confetti is made up of pink, white and orange matte glitters in a clear base. I’m so surprised by this polish! I thought for sure it would be thick and clumpy. I really like how with just one stroke it’s got a thorough coverage. I thought layering it over My Vampire is Buff might be weird, but I think it’s a winner, it really makes the white glitters pop.

Outburst

Savvy by DB Outburst by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Outburst by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Outburst by Dry, Dammit!

I really like Outburst, although I do wish its base were more of a creme and less a jelly. This is two coats without undies on my thumb, pointer and middle fingers and two coats over two coats Max Factor Candy Blue on my ring finger and pinky, all topped with Seche. There are lovely dark blue, light blue, silver and pink glitters throughout a blue jelly base. I’m not sure how well this one would work without undies, unless you’re happy with seeing your nail line. At three or four coats I worry the glitter with look too thick on the nail, if that makes sense. But I’m loving my Candy Blue and Outburst combo. You can thank my husband for suggesting Candy Blue as a base.

Carnivale

Savvy by DB Carnivale by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Carnivale by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Carnivale by Dry, Dammit!

I saved my favourite from the three for last. Would you believe this is just two coats? Sure, it’s not full coverage, but I think it comes close, especially from afar. This is another clear base with tiny glitters in gold, pink, purple, green and some iridescent pieces, too. I’ve topped it here with Seche. This sparkles so much! There’s really not a lot more to say as I found this lovely to apply (and even removal wasn’t overly difficult) and it wore really well. I wore this for a couple of days before wanting to nail art it up (below) by using it as a base for starbursts.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 12ml

To create my starbursts I just cut pieces of Scotch blue painters’ tape into long skinny triangles and placed them on my fingers in random patterns, followed by topping with one coat of Models Prefer Little Black Dress and Seche. I really like the result.

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Starburst nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Starburst nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Starburst nail art by Dry, Dammit!

So, what do you think of the polishes? I’m very impressed and happy with my purchases. I wish there was more to choose from. Thanks for reading!


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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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Nail polish haul & Look by BIPA Glitter Coral

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Hello! Finally after settling back into home life and work I’m ready to blog! I have a pretty big post for you tonight but I’m sure you won’t mind considering it’s mostly pictures of my haul from the past week – and who doesn’t like looking at people’s hauls?

It turns out while I was away I missed out on quite a bit of nail polish news. Over the weekend I went to my local Target and what was there but a brand spanking new Nicole by OPI stand! Wha? Little ol’ Target and Nicole by OPI? I noticed the polishes were AU$12.95 each. Also in Target was a massive Sinful Colors display with what I think are some holiday polishes. Also Sinful Colors is now AU$4 at Target, down by AU.95c. I went into my local Kmart and there was no more Sinful Colors! I was sad about that.

Anywho, while at Target I couldn’t help but pick up three Sinful Colors polishes (and still cheaper than just one Nicole by OPI!). You can see them below.

Sinful Colors mini haulFrom left: Super Star, Pinky Glitter and Triple Platinum.

Then I was in a chemist near my work and I spotted the Ulta3 Candy Couture nail book so I just had to buy it… there goes AU$24.95! But totally worth it, I think, as I didn’t think I would find it considering it’s limited edition. I can’t wait to do a proper post on this and show you some awesome looks!

The Ulta3 Candy Couture nail book

Here’s some peeks of the polishes and caviar beads inside:

Polishes from the Ulta3 Candy Couture nails bookFrom left: Berry Crush, Rock Candy, Gingerbread and Sugar Coated.

Polishes from the Ulta3 Candy Couture nails bookFrom left: Sour Grape, Gumball, Fairy Floss and Peach Pie.

Polishes from the Ulta3 Candy Couture nails bookFrom left: Berry Blue, Toffee Apple, Min-tea and Lemon Drop.

Polishes from the Ulta3 Candy Couture nails bookFrom left: Caviar beads 100s & 1000s, Lotsa Liquorice, Mini Musks and Sugar Sprinkles.

I also bought a few assorted Ulta3s, I haven’t seen Lucky Bamboo before so that’s why I picked it up, even though the colour doesn’t really do much for me. That’s the good thing about Ulta3, at AU$2 you can give any colour a try without feeling guilty! Palette Play, Tone It Up and Bright Me are all from Ulta3’s recent Colour Game Collection. I also picked up the other two polishes from the Colour Game Collection from another chemist, Emerald Inten-ciy and Block It Out, but I don’t have their photos here sorry.

Ulta3 mini haulFrom left: Jelly, Citrus, Lucky Bamboo, Palette Play, Tone It Up and Bright Me.

And finally, if that wasn’t enough for you, I also stopped by my favourite Priceline and bought some new Savvy by DBs and one of the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat polishes, which were on special.

Savvy by DB polishesFrom left: Sally Hansen Bubble Plum, Savvy by DB Under the Sea, Savvy by DB Surfer Girl and Savvy by DB Cruise.

But wait, there’s more! I was at The Reject Shop and saw some really cute nail polish highlighters (OK, so they’re highlighters in the shape of nail polish bottles, not highlighters made from nail polish) and I bought them too, just a novelty really, but I thought it would be fun to show you. The second photo is how the highlighters work. I’m pretty sure they’re not going to last long, but oh well.

Nail polish highlighters

Nail polish highlighters

Phew! Now that I’ve shown you all that I can finally concentrate on Look by BIPA Glitter Coral. Look by BIPA is a home brand to a company called BIPA; it’s very similar to Priceline here in Australia. I bought this in Austria, I’m not sure if that’s only where BIPAs are but it’s the only country I saw them. I was in Vienna actually when I picked this up and thought it would be perfect from summer when I returned home. And I was not disappointed! This is an orange polish with tiny gold flecks through it and a really nice, even textured effect. I think this is a great summer polish and the textured effect of it just makes it even more perfect for the season.

Look by BIPA Glitter Coral textured polish by Dry, Dammit!

Look by BIPA Glitter Coral textured polish by Dry, Dammit!

Look by BIPA Glitter Coral textured polish by Dry, Dammit!

I wore this over the weekend and it started chipping after two days, but it was still a lot of fun to wear. What you see is two coats; it was so easy to apply and dried so fast! Double good considering then you don’t have to worry about a top coat unless you really want to. It’s a very pretty polish and that’s saying a lot for me considering I’m not the biggest fan of orange polishes. Removal was a cinch too – I just used cotton balls, but if you’re not sure you could use the foil method.

Look by BIPA Glitter Coral textured polish by Dry, Dammit!

Look by BIPA Glitter Coral textured polish by Dry, Dammit!

Look by BIPA Glitter Coral textured polish by Dry, Dammit!

It’s such a pity this polish can’t be bought in Australia, or something similar at least. Maybe a clever person mix a few textured polishes together and get the same result? If only it were that easy, hey? 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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Savvy by DB Love & Kisses

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Hello! I hope you have all had a restful weekend. Tonight I have for you Savvy by DB Love & Kisses. I think you might just agree with me that it is the most girliest nail polish ever made.

Savvy by DB Love & Kisses by Dry, Dammit!

Love & Kisses is a sheer pink base with iridescent glitters and pink heart glitters. Because it’s sheer, what you see above is two layers over two layers of Savvy by DB Pink Flamingo. Doesn’t it look completely girly? I didn’t have to fish or place the heart glitters at all, but I did find them to poke out a bit on my curved nails, even with a top coat.

Savvy by DB Love & Kisses by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Love & Kisses by Dry, Dammit!

Savvy by DB Love & Kisses by Dry, Dammit!

When I wore this it’s probably the most paranoid I’ve ever felt wearing a nail polish, if that’s possible. The whole heart glitter thing and the pinky pinkness is just not me. I don’t feel bad about buying it for AU$3, but I think I just prefer to look at it in the bottle, ha ha.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Sheer, so you will need some undies!

So what do you think of Love & Kisses? Is this your kind of nail polish or would you feel weird like me? Let me know. Thanks for reading!


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Savvy by DB Glam & Chiq

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Hello! Tonight I have for you Savvy by DB Glam & Chiq to show you. I’m not usually partial to dark blues but this one looked a bit purple at certain angles; it was very interesting.

Savvy by DB Glam & Chiq

Also, as you can see above, some of the glitters through it look a bit silver, so I’m thinking it’s a blue base with blue, silver and purple glitters. Overall it makes for a really pretty polish!

Savvy by DB Glam & Chiq

Savvy by DB Glam & Chiq

Savvy by DB Glam & Chiq

I wore two coats of Glam & Chiq over a coat of Revlon Fashionista, but to be honest I think you could probably get away with just wearing two to three coats of Glam & Chiq on its own; once again I did it just in case.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two or three, depending on coat thickness

For AU$3 I think this is a really great polish. I still can’t believe Priceline just sticks them in those ugly bins though that you have to dive through; it totally deserves to have its own stand. Anyway, a quick post for tonight as it’s a Saturday and I know you probably have better things to do, so thanks for reading!


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Savvy by DB 100’s & 1000’s & Emily de Molly nail mail

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Hello! Before I talk about Savvy by DB 100’s & 1000’s I want to first show you my Emily de Molly nail mail! Very exciting. Recently Emily de Molly had its one-year anniversary and to celebrate Hayley had 25% off all purchases for (I think) one day only. How could I resist?

Emily de Molly nail mail

From left we have: Devotion, Monet’s Garden, Steeling Diamonds, Block Party, Serenity and Candy Coated. Aren’t they pretty? You might notice that the bottle tops are different. I think this is to make way for a new brush, which is wider than the old ones.

Emily de Molly nail mail

In the above picture you can see the new brush on the left and the older brush on the right. Much wider. I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve tried it!

Anywho, moving on, today I bring you another Savvy by DB polish. My husband actually asked me, what, are you be paid by this company to do this? So I think my next few polishes won’t be by Savvy by DB so people don’t get overwhelmed by it.

100’s & 1000’s is a multi-coloured glitter in a clear base. It’s got small and large glitters of blue, green, gold, pink, silver orange – it’s got whatever you want! Apart from the misuse of apostrophes, this is actually a nice glitter top coat. I wore two coats over two coats of Ulta3 Lily White.

Savvy by DB 100's & 1000's

Once again I did what I love doing with glitter and that is put a matte top coat on top. To me it just makes the glitter pop more.

Savvy by DB 100's & 1000's

Savvy by DB 100's & 1000's

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Glitter top coat only

I found the next day of wearing this the white polish underneath 100’s & 1000’s went a bit off-colour. I don’t know if it’s something with the polish or whether it was the Lily White, but it was just weird, that’s never happened to me before. Do you know what that might be? Has it happened to you? Thanks for reading!