Category Archives: Nail Polish

Man Glaze Nail Polish

I was just reading the “Top 10 of 2011″ over at Olivia’s most excellent The Unknown Beauty Blog where she was extolling the virtues of Man Glaze Nail Polish. A coffee’s worth of further googling has got me very interested … Continue reading

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Christmas Nail Polish

No surprises for guessing what ended up on my fingernails this Christmas. That’s right! My favourite combination: Zoya Isla and China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Here is Zoya Isla on it’s own. Pretty! …and here it is with China Glaze Ruby … Continue reading

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Zoya Ibiza and Nubar Night Sparkle

So I bought my first Nubar polish, and I love the quality.  Nubar Night Sparkle has a great name, looks a great colour, and lasts for 3 to 4 days on the nails. The only problem is, I’m not mad … Continue reading

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Zoya Yasmeen

Another over-performer from the Zoya stable is Yasmeen.  I’ve tried my fair share of metallic purple nailpolishes, but this one is a stand out to me because of the magenta shimmer it achieves under artifical lighting or outdoors.  In dim … Continue reading

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China Glaze For Audrey

I think the reason that many people purchase this polish is because it is the same colour as iconic Tiffany’s jewellery boxes – ‘Tiffany blue’. In reality, Tiffany’s blue is copyrighted, and this is as close as the good people … Continue reading

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I Heart Sydney

I recently got back from a trip to Sydney.  I’d never been there before and absolutely love the city and can’t wait to get back and see more! There are so many things I now want, including (but not limited … Continue reading

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Rimmel 60 Seconds 430 Coralicious

I haven’t experimented much with coral polishes, but this one is great (although probably better for summer than the autumn we currently have in Australia). I was not a fan of the old Rimmel nail polish formulation.  It was streaky … Continue reading

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Could this be the Perfect Nail Combination? China Glaze ‘Ruby Pumps’ and Zoya ‘Isla’

Okay, so I may be getting a little excited about this newly-found nail combination, but this is seriously pretty. I recently made a large-ish purchase from cleopatrastyle-usa on Ebay which included China Glaze ‘Ruby Pumps’ and Zoya ‘Isla’.  On its … Continue reading

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Zoya Reece

Yet another offering in the Zoya line-up is ‘Reece’, part of the Reverie Collection of 2010. It is a rosey-pink colour which reflects green – very unusual and very beautiful.  I’m not much of a pink-nailpolish wearer myself, but I … Continue reading

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Online Shops I Recommend

I’ve just listed the online shops I recommend in the right-hand bar of this blog.  The list features a mixture of discounted mainstream sites (high- and low-end), sites that carry niche brands, organic and/or vegan sites, and sites that ship … Continue reading

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Zoya Nailpolish – Penny

Wow, why isn’t everyone using Zoya nailpolish?  Why isn’t it available in Australia?  I applied this polish in the usual fashion, and quickly discovered that this is one of the fabled one-coat-polishes.  That’s right, the picture above is after just … Continue reading

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Sephora by OPI – Metro Chic

So today’s polish is the much-talked-about Sephora by OPI Metro Chic.  It is as good as everyone says.  It’s a great grey-lilac polish for work, but it doesn’t look too flat or dull.  It’s edgy whilst being conservative.  I wear … Continue reading

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OPI – Eiffel for this Colour

OPI’s ‘Eiffel for this Colour’ is gorgeous.  A dark plum-berry-black which has subtle shimmer in sunlight and beautiful depth when you’re inside.  Definitely a two-coater, and a new favourite for me.  Available from sendthetrend for USD $5.95 plus $3.50 shipping … Continue reading

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Barry M Nailpaint: Racing Green

This is currently one of my favourite colours.  Barry M’s Racing Green is really unique (although, given the ever-expanding colours out there, this perhaps won’t be so unique by the time you finish reading this) and a nailpolish that provides … Continue reading

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Mod About You by OPI: Things That Make You Go Hmmmm…

Let’s cut straight to the chase:  I think this would make a much better colour on the toes than the fingernails. The colour in the bottle is a gorgeous pink with a subtle lilac undertone, and I’m a big fan … Continue reading

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