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Sayuri Roots of the World Tree

Hello! Tonight I have a quick post to show you what I’ve recently been wearing on my nails: Sayuri Roots of the World Tree. It’s from Sayuri’s latest collection called Svartalfheim. Let’s take a look.

Sayuri Roots of the World Tree swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Roots of the World Tree swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Roots of the World Tree is a beige base with a mesmerising purple shimmer and holo glitter in gold, caramel, copper and pink. I bought this thinking it had more of a darker base to it – I didn’t think it would be so sheer, in other words – but it’s growing on me. I don’t mind a bit of visible nail line (VNL) when a polish is this detailed and delicate. I’m wearing three coats but I probably could have gone a fourth coat, I think. Or made them a bit thicker? I used two thin coats of Seche on top.

Sayuri Roots of the World Tree swatched by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Sayuri
  • Cost: AU$10.95
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So, what do you think? Have you picked up any of Sayuri’s Svartalfheim polishes? How do you feel about VNL? Thanks for reading!


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August What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Sayuri & Gloss ‘n Sparkle

Happy weekend! I have so far had a great weekend and today I swatched the August What’s In-die Box?. If you’re unfamiliar with What’s In-die Box?, it’s a collection of five Australian indie nail polish makers collaborating to make on collection of polishes a month based on a particular theme. This month’s theme is Wreck-It Ralph. I had no idea what this was but I Googled it and it turns out it’s a Disney children’s film that was released last year. So let’s start!

Oh, before we do, I probably should mention I have a cut on my ring finger from chopping vegetables. See this is why I shouldn’t cook!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope by Dry, Dammit!

Lilypad Lacquer Vanellope

This is two coats without top coat. This is such a gorgeous mint linear holo with a gold, purple and blue shift. The second photo you see is with flash. For a holo is was very easy to apply, no balding, but with one coat it’s quite sheer so you definitely need to coats to get opacity. Lilypad Lacquer should so put this in its line-up of polishes to buy, I’m sure it would be such a best seller!

Also a note on my outside finger shot for this polish and the next. When I swatched my first two polishes a horrible shadow would cast no matter where I seemed to put my hands so I finally found a way to hold them, but it’s made my pointer finger shorter than my ring finger, which is not the case at all! It’s just because I had to lean over awkwardly.

Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!! by Dry, Dammit!

Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!!

This is two dabbed coats over two coats of Vanellope with no top coat. This is just an incredible glitter polish in a clear base. Glitters include red diamond hexes, fine gold glitter and dots in two sizes, white diamonds and dots and purple hexes and small dots. I had to fish for the large dots, especially the white ones for some reason. I recommend turning the bottle upside down before using the polish. I really love this top coat, I love the dots and diamonds and it’s such a dense polish!

Sayuri Fro Cone by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Fro Cone by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Fro Cone

This is two coats with a top coat. It’s a glitter polish in a purple base. The glitters include purple stars, hexes and squares, fine purple and silver glitters and red hexes in three sizes. Looking at the bottle I didn’t realise there were stars in it, so that was a nice surprise. However I did have to fish for the stars once I knew they were there. This is a very subtle polish as the purple glitters are a very close colour to the purple base. It’s also very gritty without a top coat, so I put one coat of top coat on, but this might even need two or more to smooth out all the bumps.

Gloss 'n Sparkle Bad Anon by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss 'n Sparkle Bad Anon by Dry, Dammit!

Gloss ‘n Sparkle Bad Anon

This is three coats without top coat. A black jelly base with multi-coloured iridescent glitters. I could see hints of orange, blue, green, gold and purple squares, hexes and fine glitter. This was very easy to apply and it was not gritty at all in finish like Fro Cone is.

Peita's Polish Ralph by Dry, Dammit!

Peita's Polish Ralph by Dry, Dammit!

Peita’s Polish Ralph

Two coats over one coat of Models Prefer Little Black Dress without top coat. This is another clear base polish with glitters including large orange hexes, smaller green hexes and orange, gold and iridescent mini hexes. It’s not as dense as King of all the Candy!!! but it builds up nicely.

So that’s the August box! For me it’s Glam Polish King of all the Candy!!! that has won me over and suits the theme of the box the best. Next month’s theme is Sex and the City and the participating indie polish makers are Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Emily de Molly and Celestial Cosmetics. Oh my gosh I’m so looking forward to it. I hope the inspiration is Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda and Mr Big! I can’t wait to see what is thought of.

If you’re interested in purchasing next month’s What’s In-die Box? head over to Peita’s Polish and take a look. The cost is AU$55.94 including shipping. Unfortunately at this time it’s only open to Australian residents. Thanks for reading!