Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Essie Australia Winter 2015 Collection Swatches & Review

Hi all!

Today on the blog I have the Essie Australia Winter 2015 Collection to show you all. These were released in Winter 2014 in the US so they're not 'super new' for the rest of the world, but since our Winter has only just started, it makes sense that they're released here later.

I had swatched these 3 weeks ago and then before I could move them off my phone, it crashed and I lost EVERYTHING. I am only just getting back on top of my 'to swatch again because I lost the photos' collection, but these were at the top of that list.

The first word that comes to mind when I see these colours is ROMANTIC!

They are the perfect colour collection for any event or situation and I think they are all a must have for any polish loving girl. The formula in every polish was amazing and opaque and the wider Euro/Aussie brush makes application a breeze. 

Sorry US branded Essie, your brush really sucks. Our brush totally wins!!

Below I have the full review of each shade.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sideways Rainbow Gradient Nails! Yay!

Happy Friday! 

Have you guys got any plans for this weekend? I'm going to be busy busy busy. Not sure if that's good or bad though.. We will see, come Monday!

Today on the blog I have a full detailed post about these rainbow bad boys.

I love me a good gradient and a good rainbow, so why not join both together and have amazing fingertips!? And why not do it sideways since I've never gradient-ed that way before. Now I'm just talkin' craaaazy!!

I used a tonne of polishes for these. They're all listed below.

Monday, 8 June 2015

My Swatch Stick Collection And How I Organise Them (with lots of rainbow photos!)

Happy Sunday guys!

I have something different for you all today. But hopefully something you’ll love! This is a post about how I organise my nail polishes… Not the actual bottles themselves, but my way of keeping them all in one place so I can choose and compare my polish colours. This is a post about my swatch sticks!!

Certain polishes look totally different on the nail than they do in the bottle (darker/lighter/shimmery/etc) and so the best way to see the ‘real’ colour of the polish is to have it on a swatch. Some people choose to use the swatch wheels and they’re okay if you have a small collection and don’t need to compare colours, but since my collection is reaching ridiculous levels, I sometimes need to compare hot pink #15 and hot pink #19. Swatch sticks are the perfect way to do this. They’re also really helpful for when you need a certain shade of blue, since they’re all organised by colour and they have a space for you to write what the name of the polish is (I also write how many coats I applied to get the opacity on the swatch).