Pacifica Totally Coral

While I was working, I came across a polish brand I had never heard of that boasted to be 7-free called Pacifica. As someone who can never turn away from a new bottle of polish, I picked up Totally Coral. I'm not sure if I would actually call it a true coral, but it is a very bright red leaning orange. It was actually quite hard to get the colour to translate properly in the photos as it is not quite as bright in person. This polish applied beautifully. The brush was quite skinny which made application a bit harder, but the formula made up for it. Pictured is 2 coats, with some simple nail art using OPI Alpine Snow and Ulta3 Gold Rush.

Ulta3 Watercolour

After a few months of hunting, a dear friend of mine managed to find the Ulta3 Watercolour kit. I've never tried any of the OPI sheet tints,  but from everything I have read these were meant to be much easier to manage. This piece of leadlight nail art was actually super duper easy to do and I got so many compliments on it. I started with 2 coats of Lily White, stamped using BP-17 plate from the Born Pretty Store, then using a dotting tool carefully applied the sheer colours over the top. These polishes are VERY sheer, so I had to go over each section to build up the colours. It took about 3 coats to get them looking good. That said it was so easy to apply, this really wasn't a big issue and actually made it easier to layer different colours over each other to blend (hence the green).
This kit appears to be quite hard to get still, but the Ulta3 Facebook page does have a list of stockists to help!


 Happy not-quite-Valentines!!!!!!!! I did some super easy but very pretty nail art in my excitement. Here we have 2 coats of China Glaze Something Sweet and 2 coats of OPI Honey Ryder. The little heart studs are from Kmart (they have just started selling wheels of nail decorations - it's totally worth checking out!) and the middle finger is stamped with Emily de Molly plate 05 and Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Whirlwind White. On a slight tangent, I've heard the Insta-dri polishes are good for stamping, but as they are quite old I had never seen them in stores. Turns out Gloss has a dump bin of them for $4.95 each. I had to go digging, but found some good colours and they totally live up to their reputation! I'm slightly obsessed with stamping all over again now.

Face of Australia nail art

Today I have for you some simple nail art using Face of Australia Isn't It Delicious?, Ulta3 Lily White and Silver glitter over Glamourpuss. These are all tried and tested colours for me - particularly the FoA polishes which are all perfect with 2 coats. Both brands are great cheapies that you should be able to pick up in any chemist.
The chevron pattern I did with my nail vinyls from - this was actually the very first time I have ever used vinyls, so it's not perfect, but it still turned out ok, and they are SO simple to use! It's like a tape mani but even easier. The other details were just done with my trusty dotting tool. And all topped with a coat of SV.