Wednesday, August 22, 2012

... BYS Magnetic Mars and Magnetic Comet ...

BYS Magnetic Mars and Magnetic Comet
Available from Fashion Addict - $6.95 AUD
Howdy readers! The camera is back to normal, the swatching mojo is increasing now that winter is coming to an end and I'm back! I have these beauties to show off to you today. These are the new BYS Magnetics. I'm sure the overseas girls are looking at this and thinking "been there - done that" but the magnet scene has only just started here in Australia and I'm quite excited!!

The 2 pretties I have to show you today are Magnetic Mars [purple] and Magnetic Comet [silver] and I was rather impressed. Both were really easy to use with quick drying time!

Now apart from coming in cool designs like waves and stripes - I really like is the fact the magnets are on the lids! Hurrah!! No more buying magnets separately and then losing them before you get home. This is a great idea!
Magnetic Mars is a beautiful purple and I chose to use the diagonal stripe it came with. I had many compliments on this from the people I see in real life daily as it was so striking.

Now I really loved Magnetic Comet. It's so shiny! The magnetic effect didn't show as obvious as the Magnetic Mars but I loved it. It was like a hidden surprise! This came with the wave magnet but it's definitely one that you can play with to make different designs since 2 of my fingers just look like curved horizontal lines [which I like! It works great with the curve of your nail!]
** Final Verdict **
Simple and easy to use. Fast dry time and surprisingly none of the old school BYS smell that we have all become used too. I love that you don't have to purchase the magnet separately and you will never loose it! Well worth a look and won't break the budget!

Oh and I made a YouTube tutorial on this! Hope it helps to show you how easy it is to make these designs.

** These polishes were supplied for review **

Thursday, August 2, 2012

... NYC Color - Red Slippers ...

NYC Color - Red Slippers
Available from Woolworths and Big W
Apologies for the lateness of this post. I've been having all sorts of unfun Blogger issues :( Hopefully it'll play nice now and upload my photos and posts!! I will try and make up for it later in the week. I've joined a few Aussies in presenting Australian polishes this week. I haven't forgotten my Rimmel series and I will resume that shortly.
Anyway this is NYC Color in Red Slippers. NYC Color is totally different from the US NYC brand but it is the same as the other Aussie brand Ulta3 [this colour is know as English Rose under the Ulta3 banner]

While it's a beautiful red ... I find it doesn't suit my skin at all which is a shame.

I've used 3 coats in these swatches and it was fast drying and no issues. I know a lot of Aussies overlook the Ulta 3/NYC polishes because of the cheap price but cheap price definitely doesn't mean cheap product. Majority of the colours in the range are really nice.
In order to try and make this colour work for me I tried some stamping on it but failed miserably. I used the beautiful Lilic's plate in A01 but as you can see I stamped half the wrong way and yeah ... massive fail. Whoops!
So there you go. Beautiful colour and I honestly wished we could be more compatible as it's such a pretty red.

Other Aussie blogs I highly suggest you visit for more Great Aussie Polish ....

Michelle from

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