Aug 5, 2012

The Great Aussie Polish Challenge - Face of Australia

Today for the Great Aussie Polish Challenge I have Bright Lights, Pink City from the Barbados collection by Face Of Australia.  My husband actually bought this one for me, along with most of the Barbados collection.  Got to love a man who knows good polish :)

Bright Lights, Pink City is a sheer jelly.  I used 4 coats for this coverage and there's still visible nail line.  If my nails were shorter 3 coats would probably be enough.

It's a very pretty, almost neon, Barbie pink with a gorgeous gold shimmer.  It was quite a thin runny formula but was easy to control and dried smooth and shiny.  These photos are without any clean up or top coat.

I've read some other blogger's complaints about the drying time for the Barbados polishes but I didn't have any problems at all with this.  It actually seemed to dry quickly.  I applied all 4 coats while I had my lunch then got the washing in without any need for a quick dry top coat.  Good thing it dried quickly or I would have given up before 4 coats.  I also tried it over black to see if the dark base would bring out the gold shimmer more.  It did but the pink was a streaky mess over black, not really sheer enough for that trick.
I think Barbados was supposed to be a limited edition collection but I still see them around on the shelves at Big W.  It's worth grabbing them if you come across them.
We're almost at the end of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge week.  My cuticles will enjoy the break from daily acetoning.  I usually wear my polish for 3-7 days rather than just swatch it because I like to enjoy it for as long as possible and I hate having to remove polish.  I can't stand the feel of acetone on my skin (I mix it up with glycerol).  I am enjoying the challenge of daily polish though and it's cool showing off our Aussie brands :)
Here's the rest of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge girls. 


  1. What a great color Rebecca! I will def have to keep my out for this shade as I really love it. Looks awesome on you too :)

  2. Whoa! you make this looks so damn good i want to dig it out

  3. This is a very pretty pink! Love the shimmer :)

  4. Pretty, I might have to get it!!! (It is pink after all!)

  5. I like the shimmer in that. Very nice colour.

  6. I love the gold shimmer! I never found this collex):

  7. You're so lucky! My bf just hates anything with "sparkles" i.e. not a creme! I haven't found this shade yet, and I'm not sure I could pull off a hot pink, but the shimmer is gorgeous :)

  8. I've only worn this one once, but after seeing this I think I need to pull it out again and give it another go. The shimmer is so pretty.

    By the way I nominated you for The Liebster Award! Details on my page :)

  9. How have I not seen this collection around! I love anything with gold shimmer :D Will be on the hunt for this!

    I also nominated you for a Liebster Award, here's my post:


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