W7 Glamorous Nails - Press On Nails

While I was grabbing my usual mountain of medicines at Chemist Warehouse recently, they have a half price sale on W7 items and they had a whole range of press on nails that I hadn't seen before. Of course I had to buy them and try them out for you! These retail for $4.99, but on sale they were only $2.50, which I think makes them the cheapest press ons I have tried. 
The pack comes with 24 nails, a tube of glue and a nail file. Compare this to my favourite press on brand (Dashing Diva) which comes with 30 nails. So my first impression was that there weren't really enough of each style and size to get matching hands if you want all the accent nails. Not the end of the world, but it is a noticeable difference to the more expansive brands. 
I have a personal preference for tabs, but the glue is fine and strong. You will need to be prepared to have to soak off these nails when you are done with them so you don't damage your nails. 
As you can see, the nails themselves are really pretty and I loved the shape. 
Ok onto the wear test....
No matter how fancy the press ons, I always find that the gems pop off instantly, and these were no different - they were all gone after the first night. This picture I snapped the next morning at about the 14 hour mark. If you want them for more than a one night occasion - just glue the gems down yourself!
This picture was day 3. The nails all were holding up looking great, then BAM giant cracked nail. At this point I cut off the rest of the broken nail determined to keep wearing them, but a few hours later the same thing happened to my thumb! Notice that both the nails that broke were both glitter nails. When you try to actually break them, the glitter and the rest of the nails are noticeably different. I literally couldn't snap the other ones! 
By the time I had 2 ruined, I couldn't handle it and had to get them off. The non-glitter nails would not budge. At all. I ended up cutting the tips off them and then needing to soak them in acetone to remove them. The worrying thing is as they soaked off they reeked of petrol. Don't know what that was about but blegh!!!!

So my final verdict - for the price they are ok. Not amazing but passable, especially if you want them for a special occasion. But I HIGHLY suggest picking a style that doesn't have the glitter nails, you will get much more wear and satisfaction out of them. The glue is ok, but if you worry about your natural nails, just pick up some sticky tabs separately and use them with these. Considering how little I paid, I'm pretty pleased. Sure they don't match up to some of my favourite brans out there, but they are also a quarter of the price! 

Skullique Sari Silks Collection

One of the great Aussie indie brands, Skullique, has just released a new range called the Sari Silks collection. Each of these 5 colours is based on the the beautiful glowing shimmery colours that you find in Saris. All of these colours are just stunning on the nail. Really vivid pearl shades that are going to be a staple for summer. They all have the same formula, and are a tad sheer so they took 3 coats for full opacity, but they dry really fast so building them up was no issue. Also very little streaking which is nice for this kind of formula. The bottles are 15ml for $12.
Ok on to the swatch spam! All photos are 3 coats over clear acrylic nails with a clear top coat under my ring light.
First colour is Sambalpuri - a really vibrant metallic pink with a hint of purple fire to it.
Next up is Banarasi. This is a very yellow gold - like I mentally was thinking of this as a metallic yellow rather than gold (I know they’re the same thing, but you get what I mean). Makes for an unusual shade that I don’t have anything else like it.... and it’s so vibrant and gorgeous!!!!
This is is Chanderi. A shimmery green with gold flash. It’s chartreuse shade makes it a really flattering green!
This colour is Paithani. A bright shimmery teal that is absolutely divine!
The last shade is Kanjeevaram - a deep orchid purple shimmer with a hint of blue. I think this might be my favourite of them all. It’s so shiny and so vivid!
That's it! 5 stunning shades that all go together so perfectly. Go check them out!
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Opallac Dark Side Palette

Opallac has started releasing colour palettes that consist of 4 gel polishes. If you are trying to build a collection, these are a great investment! I've shown the Nude Palette before (click here if you haven't seen it), and today I have the Dark Side to share with you. 
This collection consists of 4 shades that are great autumn/winter shades, or for when you want something a little vampy. They are all a creme finish and take 2 coats for full opacity. 
The colours are: 
Caviar - a really dark almost black purple shade. The picture below doesn't show it great as it's very vampy, but it is very gorgeous in person. 
Granite - as you would expect from this name it is a steely grey. This has some serious goth vibes to it and I feel like it would make a great base for nail art. 
Emerald - I think this might be my favourite of the set, it's a deep green that's quite cool toned so it's actually a really flattering colour. I find greens are not a colour people reach for very often, but this one should be a staple in your collection. 
Sapphire - a deep yet very vibrant blue. This is possibly the brightest of the collection. It's stunning and even though it is a creme, it has a depth to it that makes it look like you have an ocean on your nails. Very pretty and perfect for some nautical nails. 
The pack retails for $58, which works out at $14.50 per bottle. 

Opallac is available directly from their website here.
Or from selected Priceline stores.