Hello! If my post today is a little confusing and long please bear with me as I have so much to share, I just don’t know where to begin! I will try and do it in the most logical order starting with some general good news. Over the weekend I had my parents and sister down for my sister’s graduation. She is now a fully fledged paramedic after being a nurse for about eight years I think. So congratulations to her. So of course with all the family down it was a hectic weekend made even more hectic by my husband finally getting to borrow his dad’s work labeller. You see, I’ve been swatching all my polishes on swatch sticks for a few months now but it just hasn’t been complete due to the lack of labels on my swatches. I had sticky taped labels on but it just wasn’t the same, I wanted something clean looking. So when my husband mentioned he could get the labeller, he got it and together we churned out about 300 labels over the weekend to give it back in time for work on Monday. I have stuck most of them on and I have to say I am so happy! It’s now so easy to see what I want to wear instead of pulling out all my polishes and looking at each bottle individually. When I am done I will take a photo and show you.
Now onto the most exciting news – the Ulta3 Glitterati Collection! After weeks of pestering Ulta3 through Facebook I was finally informed last Friday of one of the pharmacies where I could buy the collection in Hobart and lucky for me it’s near my work. So after work I raced over and bought them all apart from Stop the Press, which is really sad because that’s the one I wanted the most. 😦 However, the lovely staff at the pharmacy said the next time the Ulta3 rep came in they would save a bottle for me and give me a call, so that was really sweet.
So above we have (from left) Glamourpuss, Striking, Infamous, Celebutant, Xoxo and Triple Threat. These ones are colours, while the rest are glitter toppers.
And above here we have (from left) Outasight, Show Stopper, A Lister and Gossip. Stop the Press would be in here too, a beautiful matte black and white glitter topper, but sadly it was sold out as I mentioned earlier.
Now, because of the busy weekend I didn’t have time to swatch them on my nails, but I did have time to swatch them on my swatch sticks! I will probably get all the swatches to you this weekend when I have time, but for now my swatch sticks will have to suffice, sorry.
A very shimmery foil-like silver. This is two coats.
A really beautiful aqua jelly with fine aqua glitters. This is three coats.
I absolutely love this one! Similar to Striking, except it’s a teal jelly with fine teal glitters. This is two coats.
I really like this one too! Shimmery pink foil. Two coats.
This one is more of a topper to wear over another polish, so sorry about the difficulty to see with the swatch. It’s made up of multi-coloured iridescent micro glitters. This is two coats.
Black jelly base with fine red, blue and silver glitters. It’s very pretty with a top coat but gritty on its own. This is two coats.
Black matte large and small hexes in a clear base. This is two coats.
Silver and gold large and small hexes in a clear base. This is two coats.
Aqua hexes of three sizes and fine green hexes in a clear base. This is two coats.
Same as A Lister, except in pink. This is two coats.
Now, I have also noticed with the Glitterati Collection it is made in Taiwan, not China. I haven’t read anything about Ulta3 moving its production from China to Taiwan (there was a huge uproar a few years ago when Ulta3 moved production from Australia to China). I am just hoping if it’s a permanent change, it’s because there are better work environments and practices for the people who manufacture the polish. Also, you will notice in the photo below it says “Created and Designed in Australia” – this is also new and so I thought it was worth pointing out.
So I decided to wear my favourite polish from the collection, Infamous. (That is, until I get my hands on Stop the Press!). As I mentioned above, it’s a beautiful teal jelly with teal glitters – the perfect teal overload for every teal lover!
It’s beautiful! And again, this is two coats. The formula was wonderful, you at first think it’s watery but when you put on the second layer it’s suddenly full of so much depth. Removal was easy, too. I did the foil method but to be honest I think you could remove it without foil because the glitters weren’t at all that “sticky”.
The photo above is what it looks like in artificial life, it’s sooo glittery and has much more depth.
- Where to buy: Guardian Pharmacy, Terry White Chemists, Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse
- Cost: AU$2
- Volume: 13ml
I decided to do some crosshatch nail art inspired from a tutorial by Katy at Nailed It. It’s pretty simple, but it’s very effective and easy to do. All I had to use was a striper with black polish and a steady hand. Done! You should probably know this doesn’t have a top coat.
So once again I am so sorry for this huge post, but there was just so much to include! Have you been able to get your hands on any of the Ulta3 Glitterati Collection? I hope you have been able to. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!