Wednesday, May 29, 2013

... Celestial Cosmetics - Part II ...

I really wanted to put this as a post on it's own as it deserves your full attention. So get comfy!!

Basically ... if you don't already own a dark blue holo ... YOU NEED THIS!!!!
*drools* Isn't it gorgeous!! This is Galactic Holo from Celestial Cosmetics. It's a pretty dark blue ... and it's holo! Do I need to say more?? No?? Have some more pics then!




All these swatches are 3 coats of pure awesomeness. Fast drying and drool worthy. And in fairness here is one pic indoors to show off the beautiful colour!

So the closest I could find out of my vast holo stash was Glitter Gal Marine Blue. Close match but I wouldn't call them 100% true dupes as marine blue is slightly darker. Side by side in their bottles they definitely don't match [esp under artificial light], Galactic Holo is more on the purple side of blue and Marine Blue is more on the green side but hey ... if you aren't too picky I'm sure you won't notice the difference!!!

Left - Celestial Cosmetics Galactic Holo
Right - Glitter Gal Marine Blue

And finally a comparison against other random blue holos I own ....
Colours left to right are ... Glitter Gal Marine Blue, Chemistry 515 [same as Ozotic 515], Celestial Cosmetics Galactic Holo and China Glaze 2Nite.

Sadly I don't own OPI DS Glamour but I'd be interested to see how it compares!!

Currently Nicki doesn't ship outside of Australia but I'm sure if you email and ask nicely something can be worked out [or I'm happy to be the middle man!]   I'll be back soon with a final installment!

Polishes were provided for review but all opinions, Aussie humour and dodgy photography are my own!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

... Celestial Cosmetics - Part I ...


Time flies when you are having fun the days are all mushed into one big long continuous mess. This post has been a long time in the making and I apologise for that. Some of you may recognise these photos from Instagram last month. Hopefully my blogging mojo will reappear in full soon as I've missed it. I think I've only painted my nails once (and had someone else do them another time). I really do miss myself. Thank you to those who have been looking out for me.

Today I'm showing you some beautiful polishes from an Aussie Indie called Celestial Cosmetics. Honestly this is well worth a look. Australia is pushing out some fantastic Aussie Indies at the moment.

First up is Cosmic Ray. It's what happens when you combine a dark blue jelly with silver bar glitter and white flakes.
Anyone who knows me, knows that bar glitter and myself are not friends. Well I thought not until I met this. OMG I stand corrected. Honestly it blew me away on how much I truely enjoyed this polish. The blue is awesome but having those little glitter pieces shining through ... wow.

Next is Your so W-Earth it ... HA HA HA ... Love the pun!! This is one of those colours that likes to change depending on the sunlight. Sometimes it's more a pastel blue, sometimes its more of a light mint. Tricky! It's also chock full of green, blue and white glitters! They really compliment the base colour.

Mercury Rising is a pretty silver shimmer with a speckle of blue glitter throughout. I don't own anything like this and it was a real treat and it was something different to the rest of my collection. I totally love the shimmer and while I'm here I'll point out that even though there is a lot of little glitters, this was a breeze to remove! I was expecting to find little bits still on my nail days later! But no! Definitely a big plus.

The Pink Planet is a really pretty pink that is more towards red on the colour spectrum. It's packed full of holographic hex and little micro glitter. The world needs more pink! This was very easy on the eyes.

Martians have landed is such a me colour. Mmmmmm metallic! Look at that shine!! In the bottle it's more red but outdoors in full sun, its more purple. Either way I love it so much!  I really want to revisit this colour soon and make it matte!

Currently Nicki doesn't ship outside of Australia but I'm sure if you email and ask nicely something can be worked out [or I'm happy to be the middle man!]   I'll be back soon with Part II

Polishes were provided for review but all opinions, Aussie humour and dodgy photography are my own!

Friday, May 17, 2013

... Hiatus ...

 

Thank you to the beautiful souls who messaged me to find out why I abruptly disappeared after the launch of my piCture pOlish collabration shade. It should have been a grand time here at SMC but then life decided to change the direction of where I was heading

Originally I was knocked down with my first flu of the winter season ... but then something else picked me up and tossed me around. The death of a family member is never easy and I'm only just getting to a spot where I'm able to express this to those who aren't close. It was very shocking and unexpected and ripped more than one family apart in grief.

Nails and blogging and generally being online has been majorly bumped down my list of priorities. I'm hoping to get published the reviews that I was set to do before this happened and then continue on my break. I would like to thank these people for their patience with me.  I'm sure I'll be back to nails soon but in the meantime I thank you for your positive thoughts.

xxx

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