12 January, 2019

NAILS INC LONDON SPARKLE LIKE A UNICORN NAIL POLISH DUO - SWATCHES & REVIEW

Give your hooves a unicorntastic makeover with the Nails Inc "Sparkle Like A Unicorn" nail polish duo. Featuring two mesmerising shades, this must-have duo will have you embracing your inner unicorn. Whether you opt for the magical violet and aquamarine shade-shifter shade or stunningly sparkling rose gold shimmer, both shades in this dynamic duo will take your mani to mythical heights.

I have the beautiful Nails Inc Sparkle Like A Unicorn duo to review for you today :)
*Spoiler: I. AM. O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D!*



 RAINBOW WISHES 
Rainbow Wishes is a delicate purple nail polish shade, with a stunning aqua blue shimmery sheen scattered throughout it.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! So pretty!!

The formula is perfect!! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and it self-levels well.

It covers beautifully and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats.


 DREAM DUST 
Dream Dust is a sparkly rosey pink-purple nail polish shade with gold micro glitter particles scattered throughout it - essentially "rose gold".
It's GLORIOUS! There is something so regal about this colour. I LOVE IT!

The formula, again, is perfect!! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and it self-levels well.
It also dries down nicely with no gritty glitter texture.

It covers beautifully and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in one - two thin coats, depending on personal preference. 
(It's technically opaque in one coat, but I personally like the way the colour becomes more vibrant in two.)

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I am literally OBSESSED OBSESSED OBSESSED with the Sparkle Like A Unicorn duo!! 
The duo is made up of a unique combination of dreamy and delicate, colour-shifting, and blinding shimmery goodness; to have your nails glistening in every light, and keep you on-trend with your nail game strong - it's pure unicorn magic!

The formulas are simply perfection, and I am LIVING for the amazing wide brush - it makes flawless application absolutely effortless! 

It's a HUGE HUGE HUGE thumbs up from me! I am in awe!
I definitely recommend trying the stunning stunning STUNNING Nails Inc Sparkle Like A Unicorn Duo.

I pride myself in giving completely authentic and honest reviews, so when I say you NEED these polishes in your life, I genuinely mean it!

Try the duo today and sparkle like a Unicorn!


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RRP: Approximately $30 (AUD)

Nails Inc nail polish is available at David Jones, eBay stores and selected Online E-tailers, including sonailiciousboutique.com.

This Duo is super hard to get your hands on! 
Mine were purchased off an online eBay store in the US.
Happy Hunting!

For more information, head on over to www.nailsinc.com.

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**Disclaimer: I purchased these products Online with my own money. All opinions expressed in this Blog post are mine based on what I have experienced through trialling these products.

Thank you for taking the time to read this review
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask :)
Wishing you a fabulous 2019! Happy New Year!
Doni x


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23 December, 2018

BY CINDY SOCIETAL (BY CS) VEGAN AND BREATHABLE NAIL POLISH - SWATCHES & REVIEW

By Cindy Societal (By CS) is an up-and-coming Independently run Australian beauty brand specialising in 10-free, Vegan and Cruelty Free nail polish and nail water decals.

I have 4 introductory shades from the brand to review for you today :)
*Spoiler*: they are really really good!



CONNOISSEUR
Connoisseur is a deep ox-blood red nail polish shade. 
So Vampy and sexy! I love it!

The formula is perfect! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and self-levels well.

It's pigmented, covers beautifully and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats. 


HAVING AN ARIEL MOMENT
Having an Ariel Moment is a really *really* pale / sheer pink (hardly even noticeable) nail polish shade with TONS of AMAZING gold-green lustre shimmers scattered throughout it. 
The shimmer is so reflective and blinding on the nails that it looks metallic.
OBSESSED with the colour AND the name! So Cool!

The formula is pure perfection! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and self-levels well.

It covers amazingly well and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two - three thin coats.
(My swatch shows two thin coats, and it looks perfectly opaque to me, but I could see you potentially needing three coats if you have longer nails.)


GLACIER
Glacier is a powder blue nail polish shade with a silver pearlescent shimmer scattered throughout it. So lovely! A crowd pleaser for sure!

The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. It isn't streaky or patchy and self-levels well. The formula is great - (much better than I was expecting, considering these kinds of colours tend to apply patchy and unevenly). 

It covers beautifully and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats. 


SNOW ANGEL 
Snow Angel is a periwinkle blue nail polish shade with a silver pearlescent shimmer scattered throughout it. Very similar to Glacier, but with a hint of purple. So beautiful!

The formula is great! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and self-levels well.


It covers beautifully and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats. 


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These are the first By Cindy Societal polishes that I have tried and I really liked them! 

The colours are beautiful, formulas are literally flawless, they're easily opaque, and apply effortlessly with the AMAZING wide brush (seriously obsessed with the brush more than anything!). They are vibrant on the nail, fast drying, and pretty chip-resistant - what more could you really want in a nail polish? The general quality of these polishes is exceptional!

I absolutely LOVE that By CS polishes are a healthier nail polish choice containing no nasty chemicals, are Vegan and Cruelty Free AND I also really like the concept of the nail polish being breathable.


By CS nail polish is available in an expanding range of pretty and on-trend colour options.
I can't wait to try out some more colours! 
I definitely recommend trying the brand out for yourself!

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RRP: $20 each (AUD)

Find these beautiful polishes and more online at www.bycindysocietal.com.au.


Purchase ANY 3 By CS polishes for $50, just use the code "BUNDLE" at check out!

* Spend $100 or more to receive free express shipping!

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**Disclaimer: By Cindy Societal kindly sent me these products for review. All opinions expressed in this Blog post are honest and based on my personal experiences through trialling these products.


Thanks for taking the time to read this review!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask :)
Have a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year, 
Doni x


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16 November, 2018

OPALLAC LIMITED EDITION JUICY JELLY COLLECTION - SWATCHES & REVIEW

"Jelly nails" are the HOTTEST new Summer nail trend, and if you're undecided as to whether it's cool or not, wait until you see the new limited-edition Juicy Jelly Gel Polish collection by Opallac

Opallac is the Australian gel nail innovation promising glamorous salon quality gel nail colour; designed to last up to 14 days. The unique Opallac Gel formula glides on like normal nail polish and sets instantly like gel when cured by the revolutionary Opallac LED nail lamp. 
NO dry time! NO chipping! NO smudges! It's easy, AND it can be done at home!

I have all 5 of the Limited-Edition Opallac Jelly gel polishes to review for you today :)


I feel like I need to make a quick disclaimer here, and acknowledge that typically, the trendy "Jelly" nail look, is achieved by applying a clear acrylic nail tip / clear sculpting gel over your natural nail, then adding a coat of transparent colour-tinted (jelly) polish over top - just Google it! I have swatched these Jelly polishes on my natural nubbins, to give you an idea of how these Jelly's look on shorter nails, as I'm sure not everyone wants to commit to false nails. So just bare that in mind.

Now, let's get into the swatches...



JELLY FROSÉ
Jelly Frosé is a jelly neon pink gel polish shade.

It applies really nice and evenly.
My swatch shows one thin coat on my natural nails.


JELLY MANGO TANGO
Jelly Mango Tango is a jelly orange gel polish shade.

It applies really nice and evenly.
My swatch shows one thin coat on my natural nails.


JELLY PIÑA COLADA 
Jelly Piña Colada is a jelly yellow gel polish shade.

It applies really nice and evenly.
My swatch shows one thin coat on my natural nails.


JELLY LIME MOJITO
Jelly Lime Mojito is a jelly green gel polish shade.

It applies really nice and evenly.
My swatch shows one thin coat on my natural nails.


JELLY MALIBLUE
Jelly Maliblue is a jelly blue gel polish shade. 

It applies really nice and evenly.
My swatch shows one thin coat on my natural nails.

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I think Opallac have seriously nailed the Jelly trend!
I love how vibrant, bright and glossy these jelly polishes are.
I especially love that you can achieve jelly nails at home!

Clearly, the jelly effect is not as obvious on my short nubbins as compared to longer / false nails, but I'm still digging the squishy jelly look. It just goes to show that you can still enjoy the jelly trend with shorter nails.
(Not going to lie, I do think it looks much cooler on longer nails though). 

Do you dig the Jelly nail trend?
I think it's pretty cool!


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RRP: $16.95 each (AUD)

These super limited-edition Jelly polishes are EXCLUSIVELY available for purchase online at www.opallac.com
HURRY and don't miss out!

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*Disclaimer: Opallac kindly sent me the products mentioned in this Blog Post for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine based on what I have experienced through trialling these products.


Thanks for taking the time to read this review!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :)
Have a fabulous day,
Doni x


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25 October, 2018

NEW OPALLAC GEL POLISH NUDES - SWATCHES & REVIEW

Opallac is the Australian gel nail innovation promising glamorous salon quality gel nail colour; designed to last up to 14 days. The unique Opallac Gel formula glides on like normal nail polish and sets instantly like gel when cured by the revolutionary Opallac LED nail lamp. 

NO dry time! NO chipping! NO smudges! It's easy, AND it can be done at home!

Opallac have introduced three fresh NEW nude gel nail colours, perfect for Spring.
I have the three new nudes to review for you today :)



SWEET ROMANCE 
Sweet Romance is a light neutral pink gel nail polish shade.
So classy and chic.

The formula is fantastic! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and it self-levels well.

It covers amazingly well and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats.


BARE IT ALL 
Bare It All is a classic nude gel nail polish shade.
A beautiful neutral colour.

The formula is fantastic! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and it self-levels well.

It covers amazingly well and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats.


FAUX FUR 
Faux Fur is a warm neutral gel nail polish shade.
My personal favourite of the three! I am so OBSESSED!

The formula is fantastic! The polish is easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 
It isn't streaky or patchy and it self-levels well.

It covers amazingly well and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two thin coats.


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As per usual, Opallac have nailed it!
These new nude shades are beautiful and the formulas are simply perfection! 
I just love how easily opaque Opallac polishes are, and how perfectly they cure under the Opallac LED nail lamp. 

Let's be honest, not all nude shades will suit every skin tone. But I can guarantee you that at least one of these new neutral shades will suite you!
Find and unlock your perfect nude!
Definitely, definitely recommend trying Opallac!

For more information on Opallac, I have an honest and detailed Blog Post reviewing the Gel System, along with some of my tips and tricks to achieving the perfect gel manicure at home, linked here.

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RRP: $19.95 each (AUD)

Opallac products are exclusively available for purchase online at www.opallac.com and www.priceline.com.au, as well Selected Priceline stores nationally (Australia).

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*Disclaimer: Opallac kindly sent me the products mentioned in this Blog Post for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine based on what I have experienced through trialling these products.


Thanks for taking the time to read this review!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :)
Have a fabulous day,
Doni x


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09 October, 2018

BARRY M UNDER THE SEA NAIL PAINT COLLECTION - SWATCHES & REVIEW

If you are a mermaid at heart (lets be real, we all secretly kind of are), the NEW Barry M Under the Sea Nail Paint collection is for you! 

These stunning nail paints, which have an amazing colour-shifting, two-tone formula, will have you glistening from every angle! Each shade has a unique combination of colour and shimmer to keep your nail game strong and on-trend this Spring / Summer! 

I have the 4 Barry M Under The Sea Nail Paints, that were released in Australia, to review for you today :)



ANGELFISH
Angelfish is a pearlescent ballet slipper nude-pink nail paint, with a stunning shimmery blue sheen scattered throughout it. 
So SO pretty!

The formula is lovely. 
The polish sheer, but easy to apply, effortlessly glides onto the nail, and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two - three thin coats.


PINKTAIL
Pinktail is a pearlescent coral pink nail paint, with a stunning shimmery gold sheen scattered throughout it.
This one makes me so happy! Beautiful!

The formula is lovely. 
The polish sheer, but easy to apply, effortlessly glides onto the nail, and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two - three thin coats.


JELLYFISH
Jellyfish is a pearlescent lavender purple nail paint, with a stunning shimmery blue sheen scattered throughout it.
OMG! I am OBSESSED!

The formula is lovely. 
The polish sheer, but easy to apply, effortlessly glides onto the nail, and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two - three thin coats.


BUTTERFLYFISH
Butterflyfish is a pearlescent blue nail paint, with a stunning shimmery pink sheen scattered throughout it.
Love love LOVE!

The formula is lovely. 
The polish sheer, but easy to apply, effortlessly glides onto the nail, and builds up to full opacity nice and easily in two - three thin coats.


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Barry M have smashed it out of the park yet again with this collection. 
I am so in LOVE with these nail paints!
They are filled with amazing and unique shimmery / colour-shifting goodness that glistens and shifts in every light - love love LOVE! So pretty and on-trend!

The formulas of these nail paints are so lovely - they are a little bit sheer when applied but still apply effortlessly onto the nail, build up nice and easily opaque, self-level really well, and dry super quickly! 

These nail paints dry down with brush streaks evident, so I highly recommend using the three-stroke-method of application to limit the appearance / amount of brush streaks. The amazing wide brush these nail paints have makes the "three-stroke-method" of application effortless; which is awesome!

It's impossible for me to pick a favourite from this collection - (I am OBSESSED with all of them!!) - they're all seriously that good! Plus, the printed bottle caps are adorable! 
Big thumbs up from me! Definitely recommend!


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RRP: $8.95 each (AUD)

Available online at www.beautynext.com.au and Big W stores nationally (Australia).

Also available at Superdrug and Boots stores (UK).

For more information, head on over to www.barrym.com.

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*Disclaimer: Beauty Next Australia kindly sent me these products for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this Blog post are mine based on my personal experiences through trialling these products.


Thank you for taking the time to read this review
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask :)
Have a fabulous day,
Doni x


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28 September, 2018

SINFULCOLORS GET BRIGHT PASTEL NEON MATTE COLLECTION 2017 - SWATCHES & REVIEW #THROWBACK

Well, hello there SinfulColors
SinfulColors is an American brand that offer affordable and on-trend nail polish; that pop, wow and flatter, in lovely creme, glitter, shimmer and matte formulas. 

In mid 2017, SinfulColors released a collection of trendy and bright pastel neon nail colours, that dry down to a cool chalky matte finish.

I managed to pick up all 6 of the limited-edition Pastel Neon Matte polishes, back when they were released in 2017, for a #ThrowBack review for you today :)



IN YOUR ELEMELON
In Your Elemelon is a matte pastel neon peach-melon nail polish shade. 
PERFECT for the warmer weather. I could see this looking so AMAZING on tan hands.

The formula is ok.
It applies patchy and uneven, but is still easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail. 

It needs three - four thin coats to even out and build up nicely to full opacity.


MAKE A SCENE
Make a Scene is a matte bright neon bubblegum pink nail polish shade.
So girly and fun!

The formula is ok. 
It applies patchy and uneven, but is still easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail.

It needs two - three thin easy coats to even out and build up nicely to full opacity.


LILAC OUT LOUD
Lilac Out Loud is a matte pastel neon lavender purple nail polish shade.
I am seriously OBSESSED with this one!

The formula is ok.
It applies patchy and uneven, but is still easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail.

It needs two - three thin easy coats to even out and build up nicely to full opacity.


QUICK STUDY
Quick Study is a matte pastel periwinkle purple-blue nail polish shade.
A lovely "blurple". I like to wear this kind of colour in Spring.

The formula is ok. 
It applies patchy and uneven, but is still easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail.

It needs two - three thin easy coats to even out and build up nicely to full opacity.


UNDER THE INBLUENCE
Under The Inbluence is a matte pastel neon sky blue nail polish shade.
So SO pretty!

The formula is ok. 
It applies patchy and uneven, but is still easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail.

It needs two - three thin easy coats to even out and build up nicely to full opacity.


ACID TEST 
Acid Test is a matte bright pastel neon lime green nail polish shade.
Love how eye-searingly bright this green is. I don't really ever wear this shade of green on my nails, but I might just start!

The formula is ok. 
It applies patchy and uneven, but is still easy to apply and effortlessly glides onto the nail.

It needs two - three thin easy coats to even out and build up nicely to full opacity.


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I really loved the beautiful bright pastel colours in this collection and their lovely velvet matte finish. BUT, I'm personally not a huge fan of the formulas. They all apply patchy and need around three coats to even the patchiness out nicely. They do however, dry down to their matte finish insanely fast, so needing to apply an extra coat of polish is really not that big a deal. This is in no way a negative review, I just personally felt the formulas were a little bit of a let down for me.

In having said that, the formulas have not influenced me wearing them in the slightest - I have worn each of the shades in this collection multiple times since getting them, and will continue to wear them. I even like adding a coat of shiny top coat over top. 

My personal favourites from this collection are; 
"In Your Elemelon", "Make a Scene" & "Lilac Out Loud".

Did you snag any of the polishes from this collection back in 2017? 
Will you be hunting them down? 


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RRP: $4.95 each (AUD)

SinfulColors nail polish is available at Priceline, Big W, Target, Kmart and other selected retailers nationally (Australia)*

For more information, head on over to www.sinfulcolors.com.

*This limited-edition collection was released (and purchased) in 2017, so you might struggle to find them in store - you may get lucky and find them on clearance at Priceline, Big W, Target, Kmart etc or on online nail polish de-stash pages. Happy Hunting!


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**Disclaimer: I purchased these products from Priceline with my own money. All opinions expressed in this Blog post are mine based on what I have experienced through trialling these products.

Thank you for taking the time to read this review
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask :)
Have a fabulous day,
Doni x


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