Hawley Treatment Colour Polish

I love Hawley products - when I was at nail school this was the brand we had to use, and many of their items I can now not live without. And that's not because it's all I've tried, I have an entire room of products that I've tried (not kidding - I would take a photo but I still haven't found adequate storage for everything so it is a MESS!). I even went and splurged and bought their efile which I could not live without. 
So when they released their new polish line, I had to try because I knew it was going to be a winner. 
Their treatment polishes are a 4 in 1, meaning it's a base, treatment, colour and topcoat. They contain argan oil, vitamins e, c and b5 - so they really hydrate the nail and help with growth.
There are a few brands who do things similar but the thing that REALLY stood out for me with these is the gloss when they are dry. They honestly look like you have a gel to coat on. 
The formula is quite thick, but very pigmented so they are very easy to apply. They say you only need 2 coats (although I did a sneaky 3 for my swatch just because I did thin coats and like my colour very opaque).
My only complaint is that they have a great range of core colours but I love my nails with as much loudness and bling as possible, but if you want a good solid range to use on your or a clients natural nails then these are a great go to!
So go check out their site and have a look at the whole range (and if you're a acrylic tech like me I highly recommend picking up their Illume Hyrdrofresh and Permabond primer while you're at it - you can thank me later).

Glitter Gals Australia

Glitter Gals Australia is a pretty new company on the nail scene, and they are already killing it. So I got a mega glitter haul from them to share with you. 10 glitters, a nail file and triangle dish. There are so many different glitter varieties on their site it is impossible to pick a favourite. They do also sell nail art item and tools too. I've had a lot of fun using these glitters both to encapsulate and on top of the nail in gel.  So here is some photo spam with a few nail designs I have done using the glitter. 

Glitter Girls Australia: Website here

Chameleon Halo encapsulated in clear acrylic

Holo purple mix and Silver shards encapsulated in clear acrylic

3d gems in gel topcoat

Hot pink fine glitter rubbed into the gel tacky layer then stamped over.

Opallac Gel Matte Top Coat

Can we all take a second to celebrate that you can now get a matte topcoat in Priceline? Opallac have just released a Gel Matte Top Coat and it's awesome. I got sent these to review, but I honestly would have bought a bottle anyway! They do say it's for use over their own gel colours, but so far it has worked perfectly over every gel polish I have tried.
It's super simple to use - you do your mani as normal, then put a single coat of the top coat and then nuke it for 60seconds. It's really fun to watch because it looks all glossy when you put it on, but when it goes into the lamp it turns mattes.
It feels really soft and velvety, not rough in the slightest. And although I never wear the same nail design for more than a few days, I did wear the bottom set here for 4 days and the matte stayed perfect the whole time - it didn't wear down at all which has always been a problem with outer matte top coats I have tried.
So I totally rate this, and it is a great way to get a whole bunch of new looks out of your existing gel polish collection.

Opallac is available through their website or from Priceline stores.

Colour: Elite99 Black and red chrome from Born Pretty

Colour: So Soiree with gold foil