AMR Hair and Beauty

A few weeks ago I got sent a package of goodies from AMR Hair and Beauty and I just wanted to share some of them with you. Let me start by saying first of all that I am NOT a professional, I want to be one but I haven't got my certificate yet so please do not judge me too harshly! However if you are a pro, or are like me and are starting out into the world of nail extensions, then these guys have a great range of products.
 In the package they sent me many of the items I needed to apply some tips, so I had to have a play. I have a few different tips in my collection, they are mostly cheapies that I've bought off eBay, so I was pleasantly surprised at how well these tips fitted, not to mention that they are all numbered for sizing which the cheap ones don't do and it can get frustrating.
So these are just the tips with clear acrylic applied over the top. As I said please don't judge too harshly, I am VERY new to doing this!
And lastly here is the Orly colour that they sent me, Just Breathe, which was a lovely pastel purple that was very opaque. I am wearing 2 coats here topped with the Won't Chip topcoat. The topcoat I quite like too, it's not as glossy as what I normally use, but it really does dry quickly and I got a few days wear with no chipping!

Aussie Indie Con 2017

Last saturday was the very first Aussie Indie Con here in Sydney. This is something that as soon as it was announced I have been peeing myself with excitement. As I have mentioned before I have a nasty chronic illness that normally keeps me at home, but I was determined to go no matter what! Seeing as it was such an exciting day I didn't take many photos, but I thought I would share with you the small amount that I did.  

It was held at one of the rooms in the National Maritime Museum - right by the water at Darling Harbour. Super pretty place to be! And with the added bonus that Vivid was still on (although I had gone home by the time the lights were on so no photos, but I'm sure it was pretty!).  

There were a bunch of classes and demonstrations throughout the day. I was lucky enough to get myself into the watermarbling class with Cathy from More Nail Polish. I have been reading her blog ever since I first got into nail polish many many years ago and am a big fan, so it was so exciting to be able to meet her and learn from her. We got to use some of the Pastel Pet Names range from Pretty Serious. I still have a long way to go before I master this, but I did learn a few good tips and tricks to help me. I just have a lot of practice so I can become a watermarbling witch.

This is my token haul picture - 56 polishes in total, including the ones that came in the VIP bag. I also get my sticky fingers on one of the Pretty Serious tshirts which I was delighted are super soft and nice and long (us busty girls need that!!!). There were quite a few exclusive polishes that were only available on the day, but I think my favourite thing were ll the lucky dips that some brands had that were filled with different sample shades. I got some bottled magic! Now I just need to buy another helmer to fit them all and grow a few extra fingers to wear them. 

And last of all here is a picture of everything that came in the VIP bag. I was so amazed at how good it was! A tonne of exclusive polishes (I will start swatching them on IG soon - be sure to follow me @onemorecoat), an adorable pen, shot glass for all this acetone and watermarbling needs (Or just drinking), a nail file, melts, bath bomb, stamper, holo sticker, and a bunch of discount  vouchers to use on the day. This was seriously better than Christmas!

So this was seriously one of the best days of my life. I just hope my health gets better enough to get more involved in the future - hopefully this will happen again next year! If you weren't able to make it, I highly suggest checking out all the indie brands who were there as many are selling the exclusive polsihes online for a short time and you don't want to miss out!

Nail Lab Swatches

I recently was lucky enough to get sent some polishes from the Nail Lab - which is a boutique nail salon in Sydney. All the polishes I have are just lovely to work with, smooth to apply and very opaque. Each of my swatches is 2 coats, although some of these polishes you could get away with a single coat.
The only downside is that they currently only ship within Australia - sorry to any international peeps, but if you are an Aussie and you're after some kick-arse solid colours, then I highly recommend checking these out. Visit The Nail Lab's website for more info.

Madison: A classic super opaque red. Very sexy!

Diana: A gorgeous silver glitter that's perfect for layering. This is 2 coats over a nude polish.

Lawrence: A super dark shimmery navy blue. 

Dita: A vampy dark red that in the shade can almost pass for black.

Reuben: A blue/green shimmer, it almost looks like it has been layered over black by itself.

Buddy: A super opaque silver with lots of shimmer. This is possibly my favourite and now my go to silver.