Sydney Beauty Expo Australia

Last weekend was the Sydney Beauty Expo Australia - a industry event filled with everything you could possible want in the beauty world. I was lucky enough to attend and wanted to share with you my favourite new products and trends that I saw.

First up I need to share my nail haul. No I didn't buy all the fab new items I saw because I'm not a millionaire, but my wishlist is now a mile long! As you can see I have a little crush on the Indigo powders, I also got some bling, more glow in the dark acrylic, colour changing gel and some good ol basics. 

Many of the Indigo powders have been around for a long time, but at the show they released a new one called GlassMe - which is basically a really pretty and fine mermaid powder that makes any gel super shiny. However if you haven't tried any of their old mermaid powders or pixel effect, I highly suggest you give them a go - they are so beautiful. You are meant to be a nail tech to buy from Indigo - this is their Australia Website. But if not I've had good experiences buying them on eBay. 

Glow in the Dark Nails

Glow in the dark nails are super popular at the moment, and as someone who loves shiny stuff like this, I have been collecting up some glow items. So here is a round up of what I have, what's worth buying and what's not. If you think there is a must-have item that I don't have, let me know so I can try it out!
This is Glam and Glits in Why so Sirius? A clear acrylic powder packed full with glitter. The glow is so strong in this that they just keep glowing all night long - to the stage where I had my husband complaining about the light in the middle of the night at one point.
Although there are a few places online to buy this, I bought direct from the Australian Distributor Diamond Nail Supplies. It isn't listed on their website, but you can email them to purchase it.
Glow power - 10/10

Opallac Thermal Gel Polishes

I recently got sent a whole bunch of gel polishes from Opallac, and although I plan to slowly go through and swatch them all, I wanted to share the thermal colour changing polishes. I'm always a sucker for thermal polishes, but the thing that I find exciting about these is that not only are they really pretty, but for all us Aussie girls, they are available at Priceline! It's so nice to have pretty polishes that I don't have to resort to buying online. 
Each of the swatches I have done 2 coats with a gel to coat. They are beautifully opaque, and they change colour really easily, so even now in the middle of the winter I'm still having fun watching them constantly shift. 
Go check out the full range of colours at the Opallac website
Strawberries and Cream

Two Faced

Poured in Pink

Addicted to Purple