Friday, 17 April 2015

Manicures of the Month

Hmmm.... I may need to re-think the name of my polish posts, seeing as it has actually been close to three months since my last Manicures of the Month! Can you believe we are already half way through April?! Craziness folks!!

The weather is certainly starting to cool down here now... we are halfway through Autumn ( Fall for you loves in the northern hemisphere ), which is my absolute favourite season. I love the freshness of the mornings, and the warmth of the day, followed by the cool again in the evening. Glorious.

Righto then, enough about the weather! Come and have a nosey at some of my most recent favourite manicures!


One of the beautiful polishes from Powder Perfect's Mysterium Magnum Collection, Lorelei is a stunning blue/purple with subtle pink and teal micro-glitters. Slightly deeper in real life, this polish is all sorts of pretty. Two easy coats...and get ready for lots of compliments on your nails. Love.


Powder Perfect's most recent collection The Lower Kingdom has many stunning glitter shades, but Iteru certainly stole my heart. Careful application could see you happy with just one coat, but the depth of the polish increases with two. You could certainly leave this without a top coat for a matte/textured finish, but I just love the added dimension and shine that a top coat gives. Love.

POWDER PERFECT - Vault of Heaven

Yep. Another Powder Perfect polish...and I'm not sorry! Vault of Heaven is a stand alone shade, and still available to my knowledge. Unequivocally the most unique polish in my bulging collection, and one of the very few polishes that I have a back-up of...She glides effortlessly onto the nail and results in constant inspection, admiration and appreciation. Gorgeous depth, and holographic glitter still my beating heart...a tad dramatic I know. Get it while you still can!! Obsessed.

OPI - Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

Without a doubt, one of my all time favourite nude polishes. I love the cool, blush undertones, which I find to be flattering next to my skin. It's always tricky finding a nude polish that compliments your skin tone...many are too warm for me, and instantly make my hands look a horrible shade of pink. Don't Bossa Nova Me Around has a beautiful, smooth formula which is opaque in two coats. Nothing like  fresh, nude polish on your nails to make you feel like a million bucks in my opinion. It's the manicure equivalent of a great fake tan...


Rule Of Plum is part of a recently released, limited edition set of 6 polishes from Sally Hansen called the Red Carpet Collection. Fuschia, blue and gold micro-glitters in a deep plum/berry base...once on the nail, the shimmer is subtle, but so pretty when the light hits it! Deep and delicious!

MARC  JACOBS - Blue Velvet

Yes. I bought a high-end nail polish! My first one! Sephora has recently opened in Sydney, ( YAY! ) and I picked this gorgeous blue shade during my first visit there in February. It has a beautiful formula, absolutely intense pigment, and is very, very close to only needing one coat. She is a little shy in the shade, coming across as more of a deep dark teal, but you can see the pretty green shift that comes to life in the sunshine. For the price I paid, I'm not sure that I will be rushing out to buy any more shades, but I shall certainly enjoy this one!

Do you have any high-end nail polishes? What are your favourite brands or shades? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo


  1. OMG the Powder Perfect polishes are AMAZING! They have so much dimension to them! I need to get some of those in my life.

    Kristen // Every Beauty Talks

    1. They are gorgeous aren't they?!! Such a great formula as well...highly recommend them!! Lou xo

  2. You actually do the best nail swatches Lou!! All such gorgeous shades! You've made me want to go back to my Navy Blue colours! x

    1. Aw thanks Katina! What a lovely compliment! You've made my day! I'm rather partial to a good deep blue on my nails, love all the jewel tones for Autumn/Winter! Thanks for stopping by beautiful! Lou xo

  3. The condition of your nails are amazing!! Those Powder Perfect polishes are so different to what I've on regular shelves. So pretty!
    xox Kat @ Katness

    1. Hi Kat! Yes, they are so unique aren't they?!! One of the things I love about them! Highly recommend them! Don't worry, my nails aren't always in great condition, and there are many times that they are not worthy of being photographed! I shall hopefully have my nail care/product favourites up soon! Lou xo

  4. Gorgeous manis Lou - I love the nude shade of Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. And of course my polishes - but I am biased haha!

    1. Well I think you are most certainly allowed to be biased, I really do adore your polishes Jacinta, and I think you are just so creative. Your collections are like works of art....I always love the stories behind theme. ( I am secretly sitting here fan-girling at the fact that you have left a comment! ) I can't wait to see the new collection! Lou xoxo

  5. Lou, they all look amazing!!! But my favourite is "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around" gorgeous colour, looks beautiful!! xx J

    1. It would look stunning on you lovey! Definitely put it on your list...or you can borrow mine!! Anytime!! Lou xoxo


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