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    Opallac French Affair – Gel Polish Swatch

    Excuse the lateness in posting. Going through a hectic time and the chaos continues. Dang it. But here’s a lovely white gel swatch that brightens the week. It is French Affair from Opallac and is a highly pigmented polish to boot! Love this one. Have a look below. Read the mini review on this shade after the jump… Do you

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    Favourite Pastels for Mani Swap Circle July & A BPS Review

    Thankfully it was a different kind of theme for this month’s Mani Swap Circle and we got to choose our favourite pastels. I couldn’t decide between two I love (can’t say I have a favourite as I LOVE pastels) so I used two from the awesome Pastel Pets collection from Pretty Serious and made a pastel gradient. I was given

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    Winter Knit Nail Art With Stamping

    While most of you lot who aren’t in the Southern Hemisphere, languish in your long days and sunshine, we who aren’t can only envy you. So as I struggle to type more than 3 words without a typo, through my finger-less gloves, down coat and frostbitten nose, here is the art I did over Essie’s Parka Perfect swatch. OK, perhaps

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    Essie Parka Perfect – Perfect for Winter!

    Essie Parka Perfect – Perfect for Winter! I am wearing this beauty whilst I suffer with the cold weather. One f the few things I have on me at the moment, as my gear and I are parted 🙁 but it is keeping me warm in some part. I love the dusty colours and this beautiful grey blue is no

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    Paparazzi Glitterati with Stamping

    In deciding what nail art to do with the green glitterati of @opallacgelpolish Paparazzi (see earlier swatch post) I couldn’t pick between stamping and negative space, so I did both. Items used are at the end, but for now you can have a gander. I do realise that I said this would be posted that day, but alas, I’ve ad months of

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    Opallac Paparazzi – Gel Polish Swatch

    Here is the Opallac Paparazzi – Gel Polish Swatch, sent to me by the lovely team at Opallac! Shall we? This is what the bottle looks like. The swatch is slightly different as you can see, from the sticker. I found there were more silvery holo pieces in the mix. THE RUNDOWN: Name: Paparazzi – available here or select Priceline (AU) stores

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    Pastel Gel Polish Gradient (Tutorial)

    Since gel gradients are much easier to demonstrate than explain by text, I have created a video tutorial on how to do this yourself. You can see it at the bottom. This was the first step to the nail art for Pastel Polly – the swatch can be seen here.   The best way to do gel gradients is to

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    Pastel Gel Polish Gradient with Stamped Stars

    Here’s the nail art I did with Opallac’s Pastel Polly gel polish swatch. I created a gel gradient using three colours and stamped over it using Lina Make Your Mark 02 plate. I’ll have a more in depth tutorial as I had promised up shortly showing how I did the gradient. Access the tutorial here: CLICK CLICK! SUPPLIES USED FOR

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    Pastel Unicorn Nails With Gel Polish, “I Am Still A Unicorn!”

    I’ve named them “I Am Still A Unicorn!” Unicorn-ish Nails. Here’s the nail art I did using @opallacgelpolish Date Night (which you can see in the last post soon). Not my best effort this one, cos I was trying to film at a really awkward angle and shoot at the same time so it’s not the most convenient angle for straight lines. But

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    Mandalas for ManiSwapCircle’s Coral Gradient Nails

    This month’s theme is Coral Gradient so I did Mandalas for Mani Swap Circle’s June prompt. For the first time a while I could see a little better and was happy given that it involved a gradient and i tend to get a bit fussy with those. You know, the striving for typical perfectionism when it comes to the smoothest gradient.

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    Opallac Pastel Polly – Gel Polish Swatch

    Who doesn’t love a pastel, eh? As a colour lover I generally have a fondness for most colour types, but I do love a good pastel. A great addition for any collector’s collection IMHO. This is Opallac Pastel Polly – the Gel Polish Swatch THE RUNDOWN: Name: Pastel Polly – available here or select Priceline (AU) stores Brand: Opallac Collection: Core Collection Colour (or

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    Diamond Nails – Holo on Grey Gel Polish

    Here’s the nail art I did using @opallacgelpolish On Cloud Nine as shown in the recent swatch. Wearing this lovely steely grey already makes my hands feel warmer in this cold weather… ⛄❄🌁☁ It’s quite simple to do and is a great way to add a bit of bling to an otherwise basic nail set. All you need is some nail foil,

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