Ulta3 Over The Rainbow- Swatch & Review

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Hey everyone! Another week has flown by and it’s already Saturday :O Hope all of you have had a great week so far!

Today I have another polish which my mum brought back from her trip to Melbourne, Ulta3’s Over The Rainbow. I was on my hunt on the web looking for Australian drugstore brands and came across a swatch of this on More Nail Polish, which you can view here, and fell in love. :3 Without further ado, let’s jump into the swatches!

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Over The Rainbow is basically multicoloured glitter suspended in a clear base. I wanted to be different and not showcase the glitter over black, so I went with a pearl base- I think this was Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl.

I did have a little bit of problem getting out a lot of glitter, but this could be due to me not suspending/giving the bottle a good shake before application. Other than that, I had no other problems.

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I applied 2 thin coats.

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I do love the look of it over the pearl base, and I think this polish is very versatile, but of course perhaps a darker base will really make it pop. This combination somehow reminds me of a circus…though I should have gone with a few more coats of glitter to really get a ‘confetti’, sparkly effect!

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I think I need to try this in a jelly sandwich next time. My mum also purchased 2 bottles of Over The Rainbow for me, as the store she went to was having a buy 2 get 1 free promotion (or something similar) going on. I therefore have abundance of this glitter polish to spare, hehe! ^^

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Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow

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Happy Thursday! Today I have another of my untrieds- well, it has been used, but for nail polish jewelry and not my nails heh- for you guys (:

This is The Face Shop Face It Colored Paper Nails in cmx322 Lovely Pop.

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cmx322 Lovely Pop is basically loads of glitter suspended in a clear base, with red heart and square glitter, blue hex glitter, smaller yellow hex glitter, yellow hearts and white bar, star and hex glitter. I didn’t manage to get out any white stars for my swatch, but it can be seen in the bottle shot, hiding near the bottom!

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For application, I simply suspended the bottle for a couple of minutes in order to get out the heart shapes. You have to be careful as the clear base can be slightly thick, but careful application does the trick. The white glitter did come out in abundance though, so I did some manual dabbing/shifting around on the nail, as well as wiping my brush against the side of the polish bottle.

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This was 2 coats over a base of The Face Shop BK901, a gorgeous black polish with duochrome shimmer. Of course the shimmer was lost under all the glitter, but I picked it mainly for the black base and my standard black polish is almost finished. 😀

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I really love this glitter polish, and I picked it up cause the primary colours reminded me of paintings done by Piet Mondrian, one of my favourite artists! A few of his works can be seen here.

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I don’t think I would apply this glitter to all my nails though as it looks like there’s too much going on. Probably just for an accent nail(or two) (: Speaking of which, I have an idea for a new manicure which incorporates this polish! Stay tuned (; ~

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In the fuzzy fuzz-sea~

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Hey dears, sorry for not being able to update yesterday- I was out with my mum and we did some shopping after the movies :3 I also applied for a part time job so here’s me crossing my fingers and praying that I do get it! I don’t really have much time for this year to work, but I do hope they’ll take me on for a short period, and hopefully during my 3 months semester break they will hire me again (: Wish me luck! ^^

Anyways, on to the nails! I did some swatching of my untrieds, and today I have a quick review of Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Fuzz-Sea for you guys. This polish was actually obtained through the nail swap Bethanie and I had with Andra of Nailmattic (:

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Fuzz-Sea is basically bar glitter in bright aqua-teal and pistachio green/yellow colours. It really does look like the sea, just of course, fuzzified. (View the link to see the photo (: )

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On my index finger is 2 coats of Fuzz-Sea (if I remember correctly ><) and my ring finger is also 2 coats. I did have to dab it so the glitter would spread evenly to fill in the blank spaces, but no other issues (:

I swatched it over Sephora Green Tea Time.

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I wouldn’t wear this on its own as I much prefer it layered, but that’s personal preference. You can also check out So Nailicious’ creative ways to wear the fuzzy coats– it gives it so much more oomph! I will definitely try them out in my free time (:

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Say Goodbye to a Sober Day with some clowns

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Hey dears, apologies for such a long absence…I’m popping in a quick blog post before I head back to doing school work! Most of my assignments are due next week so it’s a rush D: However, I’ve managed to get some swatching and nail art done(yay!) so this blog can be kept alive hehe.~

I initially did this combination for a pair of earrings for our shop, Little Rain Designs (which will be listed soon) and liked the look. I thus decided to recreate it on my nails!

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Here I have 2 coats of Docile D218 with 1 and a half (dabbed) coats of Gloss ‘n Sparkle Goodbye Sober Day. The base polish is this shimmering silver, and I picked it up in Sasa, which I guess can be considered a drugstore with a section of cheap polishes. I’ve honestly never heard of the brand before but the packaging and colours looked nice- and it was on a promotion of buy 2 get 1 free- so obviously I couldn’t resist. 😀

Goodbye Sober Day reminded me so much of clowns that’s why I decided to pair the entire thing with a clown for my accent nail. Love.

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Honestly I’m not a huge fan of clowns myself…but I guess movies do that for you: taking an innocent childhood symbol and creating it into something creepy. :S

I’m not a fan of horror movies at all though so I’m not sure why I feel this way.

Anyhoo~ The way Docile D218 sparkles and shimmers is simply beautiful. It’s a nice polish to go-to if I’m feeling more “toned down”. Also, please forgive the difference in nail lengths…my index nail was flaking so I chopped it off to be much shorter than its fellow buddies.

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31DC2013: Day 17

Hey there! Today being day 17 of the 31DC2013, it’s time for Glitter nails! 🙂 Since I have already done a glitter gradient, I thought it would be fun to do a mani with glitters of different shapes and sizes. So I went through my small polish stash and found four glitter polishes that could work together. They are Orly Embrace (index), Faceshop SL211 (accent), Funky Fingers Mermaid Lagoon (pinkie). Unfortunately, I don’t know the brand of the polish on my middle finger as I got it from a nail swap and there is no brand name on the bottle. However, it does state the name of the polish which is Blueberry Swirl! 🙂 I used topshop airplane as my base colour. After adding the glitters, I finished off with matte top coat from etude house and this is the finished look!

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Hope you liked it!

Till next time, Bethanie