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    Opallac On Cloud Nine – Gel Polish Swatch

    As we head into the cooler part of the year where I am, it’s the perfect time to don your steely grey coloured polishes! This flavour du jour is On Cloud Nine from Opallac. It marks this the first swatch I’ve been able to do in many many weeks, given serious health issues, so one might say that being ‘On

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    Rose Gold & Glitter – Mani Swap Circle

    Rose Gold & Glitter for Mani Swap Circle May. I adore Rose Gold and have a number of polishes in this colour so I had a few to choose from. And thankfully in the nick of time, I was able to do an entry for my Mani Swap Circle in good time! (It’s been a while!?) I was assigned @kellyleverton. See the

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    Asian Themed Red Light & Gold Stamping

    Opallac Red Light District – the Gel Polish swatched in the previous post, is used as the base of this nail art. I was inspired to do an Asian themed look and went with some simple gold holo stamping for a change. I have soooo many stamping plates and so many I haven’t even used since I do so many

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    Opallac Red Light District – Gel Polish Swatch

    This week’s gel colour shade is Opallac Red Light District – Gel Polish Swatch and mini review for your info gathering purposes. And the ridiculously reflective shot that I don’t like but posted to show you the mirror shine that I could almost do my lipstick in. Perfect surface to contour on the run? Perhaps not, but you could probably check

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    Royal Blue & Teal for Mani Swap Circle!

    Here’s my SOLO SHOT for the latest edition of @maniswapcircle – the theme was Royal Blue and Teal for #maniswapcircle recreations! The favourite colours of hosts Angela & Natasha, both born in April – so happy almost birthday guys, might as well start celebrating early 😜 I’ll describe it as some half-moon bordered ruffian nails, for want of definition. Bottle

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    Hidden Floral Stamping On Thermal Gel Polish

    Hidden florals disguised in a similar shade of stamping polish that really pop when you chill the fingertips and bring on the darker pink? Oh my! Aaaand the Strawberries & Cream Nail Art! Using the @opallacgelpolish featured in the last post. I was going for a sneaky nail art – she looks all demure in her natural warm state (second

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    Opallac Strawberries & Cream – Gel Polish Swatch

    Opallac Strawberries & Cream – Gel Polish Swatch and transition video… Oh would you look at the time? Yes, it’s apparently always Beer O’Clock, but it’s also SWATCH TIME! 🍺💅 This week’s swatch is very two-faced, but you wouldn’t un-friend it Above shows her in her warmer natural state (it was a hot day, I am sure it would be

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    The Story Of Swagger – Picture Polish Challenge

    Swagger. Only select people have it. A person with Swag is electric ⚡ A magnetic persona that effortlessly oozes cool & charm. They carry themselves with a strong self-confidence, but no arrogance here. They don’t just make a behaviour theirs, they’ll own it. You can’t just bottle this shit and buy it from the corner store. Swagger is not just

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    Abstract Swipes On Coral Peach & Gold Gradient

    Abstract Swipes On Peach & Gold Gradient. Probably not the most eloquent term to describe this mani of mine, but it will do. Some abstract nail art-ing was calling out for today 💕 Dry brushed & swiped gorgeous golden @essiepolish Good As Gold over a gradient of delightful warm cremes, Coral Fedora into Birthday Suit – both from @polishmylife It’s something

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    Cosmolicious Smoosh Gel Nail Art

    I woke this morning with my face mashed into my pillow, and that’s the perfect way to describe the technique I used for this smooshed, abstract nail art over Cosmolicious from @opallacgelpolish. See below for info about the 2 day sale if you live in Oz. There’s a video to come of this smoothly smooshy gel polish mani at the

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    Opallac Cosmolicious – Gel Polish Swatch

    Why hello Monday! Let’s kickstart the week with something bright. Such as this bright, deep pink. She’s the delicious Cosmolicious gel polish of the week from @opallacgelpolish. Opallac Cosmolicious – Gel Polish Swatch and mini review below…   And the packaging: THE RUNDOWN: Name: Cosmolicious – available here or select Priceline (AU) stores Brand: Opallac Collection: Core Collection Colour (or family): Pink Type &

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    St Patrick’s Day 4-Leaf Clover Drag Marble

    St Patrick’s Day – a tribute to Ireland’s patron saint, and that night of the year when your noisy neighbours keep you up 4hrs later than usual weekends 😂 haha. This day whilst huge in the UK, der of course, is also rather huge in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to name a few. Since we could all use

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