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Bettie Pain Polish Breathe, Just Breathe

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Hi there! A quick post tonight to show you a polish I bought recently called Breathe, Just Breathe by Bettie Pain Polish. It’s from Bettie Pain’s Ever After Collection, which is inspired by the film of the same name. Let’s have a look!

Bettie Pain Polish Breathe, Just Breathe swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Bettie Pain Polish Breathe, Just Breathe swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Breathe, Just Breathe is a silver linear holo base with multicoloured flakies, red shimmer and small holo glitter. I just love the red shimmer! Although there’s a lot going on in the polish the formula was very manageable and easy to work with. I’m quite impressed this is two coats, actually. I thought I might need three, but I didn’t! I’ve topped it with Seche Vite.

Bettie Pain Polish Breathe, Just Breathe swatched by Dry, Dammit!

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Breathe, Just Breathe has an elegant look to it that I’m sure a lot of people will love. I really love the macro photo – I can’t stop staring! What do you think? Thanks for reading!

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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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Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection & September LE 2016

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Hiya! Today I bring you one of the trios from Celestial Cosmetics in time for Halloween, as well as the September LE. The trio is called The Curse Of Miss Ives and is a collaboration between Nicki (the mastermind behind Celestial) and her social media maven, Jacq. I love the name of the trio, which is inspired by a character of the TV show Penny Dreadful named Vanessa Ives. The polishes are inspired by Vanessa’s costumes worn in the show.

The September LE 2016 is at the end, so read on for more!

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Seance swatched by Dry, Dammit!SEANCE

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Seance swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Seance is a deep purple linear holo with gold shimmer. The formula on this one was truly fabulous – buttery and self-levelling. The gold really does stand out in person, so if you like gold polishes you’d probably really like this as a unique polish to add to your stash. This is my favourite from the collection; it’s such a stunner. Pictured is two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat.

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Seance swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Little Scorpion swatched by Dry, Dammit!LITTLE SCORPION

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Little Scorpion swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Little Scorpion is a black-based scattered holo with silver flakes and black holo microglitter. I love the intricate colours of this one up close! We need more black holos in our lives. Plus, the formula was smooth and easy, which is always a good thing. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Light Year.

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Little Scorpion swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Demimonde swatched by Dry, Dammit!DEMIMONDE

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Demimonde swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Demimonde is a soft grey linear holo. The grey is very faint and you’ll need to get a good light to see the holo. The formula on this one was a bit sheer (yet manageable) and you’ll most likely need three coats like me. This is three coats with a top coat of Light Year.

Celestial Cosmetics The Curse of Miss Ives Collection Demimonde swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics September LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!SEPTEMBER LE 2016

Celestial Cosmetics September LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

The September LE 2016 is based on the flower the morning glory (inspiration picture below). The picture was chosen in the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group; if you haven’t joined I recommend you do! It’s a lot of fun in there. Nicki used the centre of the flower for inspiration, which translated to a bright magenta pink holo base with purple, blue and indigo flakes. I love, love, love this polish! I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Light Year.

morning-gloryMorning glory. Photo credit.

Celestial Cosmetics September LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

If you like the look of any of these polishes – good news! They’re available from tomorrow (25 September in Australia and 24 September at the international store). If you can pick up Seance or the September LE 2016 I highly recommend it. Thanks for reading!


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Sayuri Nail Lacquer Alfheim Collection: Third Space of Heaven, Exalted Empire, Luminous Beings & Fairer Than The Sun

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Good evening! And happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there; I hope it’s been a lovely day for you all. Tonight I’m bringing you some polishes from a collection I’ve wanted to show you since I first bought them a couple of months ago but you know how it goes! I’m just far too important and busy, ha ha. Below are some polishes from the most recent collection (I think!) of Sayuri, which is called theย Alfheim Collection. I don’t own any other Sayuri polishes apart from one from a What’s In-die Box?, which I quite liked, so read on to see what I thought about these new polishes I own.

Oh, and just a note on the pictures. I took these in a huge rush so some of the pics are really red and splotchy – sorry! I didn’t have time to finesse the light all too much.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Third Space Of Heaven swatched by Dry, Dammit!THIRD SPACE OF HEAVEN

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Third Space Of Heaven swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I think Third Space Of Heaven is the only other thermal polish I own that’s not a Femme Fatale Cosmetics polish. And I really like it. In the cold it’s purple and when warm it’s blue. The gold sparks throughout make this polish sing though as the gold goes so well with both the purple and blue. I looked at other bloggers’ swatches of this one and I noticed their swatches seem much more vibrant than mine, so maybe they wore some undies? What you see with my swatch is two coats without top coat. I reckon I’d do three thin coats next time to try and pick up the vibrancy I saw in other swatches.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Third Space Of Heaven swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Fairer Than The Sun swatched by Dry, Dammit!FAIRER THAN THE SUN

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Fairer Than The Sun swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Fairer Than The Sun is a pink-leaning-to-coral creme with a vibrant blue shimmer, holo glitter and rose glitter. This is two coats and it was a really lovely formula, just drying a bit gritty so you will need a top coat. I added a top coat of Seche. In person the blue is much more prominent – it seems it went into hiding in my pictures! Well, you can see it in the bottle in the first pic.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Fairer Than The Sun swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Exalted Empire swatched by Dry, Dammit!EXALTED EMPIRE

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Exalted Empire swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I loved wearing Exalted Empire. I wore it for about a week and got so many compliments on it! Exalted Empireย is aย lilac crelly with violet and aqua shimmer and tiny microglitter of blue and purple. It’s such an easy-going polish – if that can be a thing – and I found two coats with top coat was perfect for me. Although a purple polish with a lot going on, I found it very neutral, so this would be a good one if you needed something work friendly.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Exalted Empire swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Luminous Beings swatched by Dry, Dammit!LUMINOUS BEINGS

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Luminous Beings swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Gosh I love metallic polishes. Luminous Beingsย is metallic silver with purple shimmer and tiny holo glitter. This has got such an interesting effect when dry. It looks a bit bumpy, but it’s not. I liked that, so I kept it on like that. What you see is just two coats without top coat.

Sayuri Alfheim Collection Luminous Beings swatched by Dry, Dammit!
DETAILS
  • Where to buy: Sayuri
  • Cost: Ranging from AU$10.95 to AU$12.95 each
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See individual polish descriptions above

I’m so glad I finally brought these swatches to you, even if the lighting’s a bit dodgy. They were a lot of fun to wear and I hope you think the same, too. 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!

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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 January LE 2016

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Hello! Tonight I have a quick post to bring you Celestial Cosmetics January LE 2016. It is based on a purple and cream carnation, as voted by members of the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group. Pop on over and join the group if you would like to vote on February’s LE inspiration pic and other fun things. On to the polish!

Celestial Cosmetics January LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics January LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics January LE 2016 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

I think this is a lovely polish; right up my alley of purples. It’s a dark purple linear holo with silver microflakes. It’s not too holo-ish and indoors when it’s not to its full effect the silver microflakes really do sparkle nicely. I’ve applied two coats here with a top coat and it was very easy to put on. In fact, I’m tempted to say if you’re good with doing thick layers you could get away with one coat. Also, I really do need to apologise for the tip wear, especially on my middle finger. These pics were taken after a couple of days of wear and I think I didn’t wrap my tips all that well in the first place.

DETAILS

What do you think of January LE 2016? This year the LEs are based on flowers so I’m really looking forward to seeing if a tulip-inspired polish will be coming our way. Thanks for reading!


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Gabriella Salvete Stars Enamel Lila

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Hello! Today I thought I’d show you another of my polishes I picked up while away in Europe: Gabriella Salvete Lila from the Stars Enamel Collection, which pretty much just means textured polish. Yes, another one!

I loved this one A) because it’s pink and textured and B) because as soon as I tried it I knew it would be a quality polish. I found this in a Rossmann (a European department store like Myer) in Prague. I wore it straight away and loved it then and now trying it again I love it even more (for a pink!). It’s like the perfect amount of texture – noticeable, but not scratchy. It’s a pink base with silver glitters of various sizes throughout. Beautiful.

Gabriella Salvete Stars Enamel Lila by Dry, Dammit!

Gabriella Salvete Stars Enamel Lila by Dry, Dammit!

Gabriella Salvete Stars Enamel Lila by Dry, Dammit!

Gabriella Salvete Stars Enamel Lila by Dry, Dammit!

What you see is two coats without top coat. These picture are also from the second day of wear and as you can see, no chipping! I love it. Also – if everything else wasn’t good enough for you – it was easily removed without the foil method. I love that in a glitter polish. Thanks for reading!