Emily de Molly All The Feelings 2.0 & Copper Patina 2.0 - Swatches & Review

Monday, 15 July 2019


Hello!  How are you all?  I unintentionally took a week off from blogging last week - sorry.  It wasn't completely a nail free week though.  I was definitely still doing my nails - but that was mainly swatching some up coming things (which prepare your wallets - there is some seriously AMAZING stuff coming!).  I have also playing with two of the new polishes from Emily de Molly that were recently released.  These polishes were released along side some other revival shades (I own the originals of each of the polishes) and some limited edition creme polishes (which I have on my way to me - so I will be sharing those with you soon).  Just a heads up before we get into these polishes - this post is quite picture heavy but all the pictures are very much necessary. 


All The Feelings 2.0 is a red to green fine particle aurora shimmer topper.  This polish is absolutely AMAZING!  Words can't express how much I love this polish.  I am obsessed.  It looks awesome over dark colours and lights colours and everything in between.  The formula is amazing and applies like a dream.  My swatches show one coat over Emily de Molly Fade Into Black and one coat over Emily de Molly Mirco-structure.

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Now just for fun I thought I would add the original All The Feelings over the top and I'm completely obsessed.  I love both of these polishes individually as well as together.  If you don't own the original All The Feelings then I highly, highly recommend grabbing it along with 2.0.  You can find my swatches of this polish here.  You then need to wear them together - it's so good and even better in person. You can thank me later.

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Copper Patina 2.0 is a dusty sage green base with strong copper to gold shifting shimmer.  I definitely prefer this version to the original (don't get me wrong I really like the original - but this one is better in my opinion).  I really like how the shimmer stands out in this one.  There is also a gold shift but I really struggled to capture it.  It is there though.  Formula wise this polish is great.  It applies evenly and is easy to work with.  I used three coats for my swatch, however you can easily stop at two coats.  I just found it was a little see through at the tips for my personal taste (aka I'm fussy).

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I love both of the shades but if I had to pick only one to buy then it would hands down be All The Feelings 2.0.  You can guarantee you will be seeing this polish time and time again.  I want to try it over EVERYTHING!  I think I may need to get back up bottles of both of the All The Feelings polishes...

Both of these shades (along with the other revival polishes) are available now from Emily de Molly's Australian site and the international site.

Moyra Stamping Aboriginal Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 7 July 2019


I feel like it has been forever since I have used any of the Moyra products that I purchased a few months ago so I thought it was time to grab them out and use them.  I think I have only one more stamping plate to swatch and then its just some more of the foil stamping polishes and foils to do.  Anyway, today I have the Aboriginal Stamping Plate to share with you.

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This first mani may be one that you have seen already.  I actually did this mani back in May as part of the Digit-al Dozen Does Colour.  It was fun to wear.  For my gradient I used Colour Alike B. A Yellow Glow, B. A Green Light and B. A Cobalt Kick and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


I love how simple this next mani is but I think it looks so cool.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Take Backs (with the magnetic effect) and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish. 


This image screamed to use colour so I grabbed out the entire Weekend Warrior Collection from Maniology (don't forget you can use my affiliate code OLIVIA10 to get 10% off your order).  I think this mani turned out so good.  Although, I think it may be a little bit busy.  I think doing some reverse stamping may have been better.  Maybe next time.


I really like this plate.  I think that there are some really fantastic and interesting images on this plate.  All of the images stamped well and I had no issues at all.  I definitely look forward to playing with this plate some more.


Jessica Cosmetics Autumn Romance Collection - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 4 July 2019


It's officially July which means that we are nearly half way through winter (mid July is half way) and I can not wait!  I am definitely a Spring girl.  It's not too hot and not too cold.  Plus sunshine!  I miss the sun.  But one good thing about winter is the polishes.  I do like some of the rich, vampy shades that winter brings.  Like some of the ones in the Autumn Romance Collection by Jessica Cosmetics.


Fallen Leaves is a brick red creme.  Now while this one isn't my type of colour I can see why it is in this collection.  I think it would be great in some Autumn nail art.  In terms of the formula, I can't fault it.  It applies like a dream and you could easily stop at one coat.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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Mauve-lous Nights is a mauve creme.  This is such a great colour and the formula is fantastic.  It's super close to being a one coater, but I used two coats for my swatch.

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Morning Haze is a grey creme with a copper shimmer.  This is an interesting shade.  I do wish that it looked more like it did in the bottle when it is on the nails.  I find the shimmer really stands out in the bottle but disappears on the nails.  That said, I do like this polish.  The formula is great and is easy to use.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Natural Splendor is described as a nude creme.  This one definitely has a pinkish undertone.  I'm not sure I like it on my nails.  The formula is great and it applies evenly.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Toasted Pecans is a brown creme.  I don't really have too much to say about this one.  I personally don't like brown nails, but this one could be good for nail art.  The formula is great and is close to being a one coater.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Wine Country is described as a dark mauve.  This is such a nice rich colour that is perfect for winter.  It's dark and vampy, but it's not so dark that it looks black.  The formula is great and is easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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I'm a little on the fence about this collection.  I like half of the colours, but don't like the other half.  The formulas though are fantastic.  I am so impressed with the consistency that Jessica Cosmetics have across the two collections I have tried so far.

The Autumn Romance Collection is available now from Jessica Cosmetics.

Have you tried Jessica Cosmetics polishes before?

June 2019 Favourites

Sunday, 30 June 2019


I'm a little all over the place at the moment.  I have no idea where the end of June has popped up from so I nearly forgot about monthly favourites.  Oops.  I also nearly wrote May 2019 Favourites - just shows you where my head is at.  Anyway, it's June Favourites time so let's take a look at all the things that I have been loving this month.


Nail Art
This month as been a little bit of an average month when it comes to nail art.  And by average I mean that I haven't done a lot of nail art, but I also haven't done hardly any.  Does that make sense?  Anyway, these are the manis that I have loved this month!  There are a couple of others that I couldn't have added by I am being tough.
    

Stamping Plates
There have been a few stamping plates that I have fallen in love with this month.
      
Moyra Stained Glass Stamping Plate
I have soooooo much love with this plate.  It is unique to my collection, stamps beautifully and has given me some gorgeous manis that have turned out better than I thought they would.
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Uberchic Cold Blooded Stamping Plate
This plate has definitely been a lot of fun to play with and it's one that I look forward to using again.
   
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Uberchic Beauty Warm Blooded Stamping Plates
If you saw my blog post for this plate then you will know that I can't decide if I like this plate more or the Cold Blooded plate - so they are both in my favourites for this month.
     

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Stamping Polishes
I only played with one new stamping polish this month and oh boy!  I am in love!
    
Hit The Bottle Start The Day With Bubble (Polish Pick Up June 2019)
While this is technically a stamping polish it can also be used as a regular polish and it is gorgeous!  I can't fault it in anyway.
    

Mainstream Polishes
This month I haven't really played with any new mainstream polishes - with the exception of Jessica Cosmetics Rendezvous Collection.  While I do like this collection (the colours are great for Winter and the formulas are great) I don't consider this collection a favourite.
    
Indie Polishes
My indie girls have done it again this month!  I really don't know how they do it.
    
Emily de Molly High Degree (Polish Pick Up June 2019)
The indie girls have killed it this month with all of their Polish Pick Up polishes.  You will see all of the polishes I swatched in my favourites line up.  But how can I not?  I mean look at how amazing High Degree is?  I am in love with the colour and obsessed with the glitters.


Grace-full Nail Polish Helms Deep Fortress 
There is one particular stand out in the Roads Go Ever On Collection by Grace-full Nail Polish - Helms Deep Fortress.  It's gorgeous!



Grace-full Nail Polish Mount Wellington (Polish Pick Up June 2019)
Did I mention that I love the polishes in the Polish Pick Up this month?  I'm not sure pictures really do this polish justice but Mount Wellington is gorgeous and so shifty.
    

Grace-full Nail Polish Mrs Arrow (Hella Handmade Creations June 2019) 
This is another gorgeous polish from Grace-full that I fell in love with this month.  It is absolutely stunning!


Hit The Bottle Stuck In The 80s Collection 
This is hands down the best collection that I have played with this month.  I love neon polishes (I always have and probably always will) and this collection is just that - neons and bright colours!  The formulas are amazing and bonus points - these polishes stamp!  What's not to love?
    

Other
One of my favourite things that happened this month is that I became a Maniology Ambassador.  Maniology (formally known as Bundle Monster) has been in my life for many, many years (fun fact: I started using Bundle Monster products before I joined Instagram - so over 6 years ago) so to now to be able to call myself a Maniology Ambassador is amazing.  I am so grateful for this opportunity.  Thank you to everyone that has used my affiliate code far. 

For those of you who don't know my affiliate code is OLIVIA10.  This code will give you a 10% discount off your order (yay for discounts).  I do earn a small commission off your purchase (at no extra cost to you) which I will be using to put back into my blog - ie buying new products to swatch and review.  Blogging is definitely an expensive hobby lol.
    

That brings us to the end of this month's favourites post.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  Now bring on July!