This is my last day for the Great Aussie Polish Challenge. It should have been yesterday but by the time I got home from dinner at my parents and painted my nails it was midnight and I couldn't stay awake any longer. Dragging this out over two days did give me the chance to get some daylight photos though. I took photos last night with the flash before bed then got up this morning, added a top coat and ran outside to get some sunny photos. This polish deserves sun!
This is Le Beauty & Nails Supplies #192. Sorry it has no name, which is really a shame because it deserves a name. It's a stunning neon orange with a gorgeous fine glass fleck shimmer.
This is three coats, no top coat, taken indoors at night with flash.
I have a few Le Beauty polishes (all without names) and I'm quite impressed with them all, but this one I love. It makes me gasp with the first brush stroke each time I use it. Which is weird because I'm not usually a big orange fan, or I wasn't until I met this orange. I can't help myself, this one just draws me in. It's such an impressive colour and the shimmer gives it added depth.
The best thing is it dries to a silky smooth matte finish. Not at all dry or rough, just smoooooooth. The sort of smooth I can't help but keep rubbing my fingers over.
See that shine, that's all down to the shimmer, not a glossy finish. I didn't even use any hand cream or cuticle oil before I took these photos because I didn't want spoil the look of that finish.
I like to admire the matte finish for a day or so and then add a glossy top coat. The top coat isn't just shiny, it adds depth. So the rest of the photos are outdoors with a top coat. Not a thick top coat. I used Essie To Dry For. A thicker top coat like Seche Vite would add even more glassy depth.
|In the shade outdoors.|
|In the shade outdoors.|
What do you think? It's amazing isn't it?
Le Beauty & Nail Supplies polishes are available from http://www.lebeauty.com.au They sell other brands as well but this is their own brand. There's a large range of colours and they are very nicely priced at just $3.18 AU. I haven't seen many swatches around so it's a bit of a guess as to how they will look on but I haven't been disappointed with any of my Le Beauty polishes.
So that's it for Aussie Polish week. I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of our home grown brands. I think we have an amazing range to choose from. There's still a lot of brands I haven't blogged, some of them have been covered by the other girls but I think I'll try and include an Aussie brand each week now. I pulled out a lot of old favourites whilst deciding on polishes for this week that I can't wait to wear again.
Here's the rest of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge girls.