Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Face of Australia Molten Metallics - Part II

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic Easter! We had an extra long weekend here in Australia because the ANZAC Day public holiday fell on Easter Monday. So we got 5 days off in total! My fiancee and I took the opportunity to fly to Adelaide to visit family and my 8 month old cousin. I had all these plans to blog over the long weekend, but I was having so much fun hanging out with family and going on day trips to the famous South Australian wineries, that I just didn't feel like getting online! Sadly, my holiday is over now so I'm back to work and back online!

Today I have Part II of my Face of Australia Molten Metallics swatches for you. If you missed out on Part I you can check out my swatches here.

White Gold - Light champagne frost.  This is a very cool toned, super frosty, but very opaque polish. I really liked the colour, but not a fan of the brush strokes. This was two coats.

Iron Ore - Black with silver and blue shimmer. This was one of my other favourites from the collection! It was really opaque and applied very easily. I used two coats for consistency. My camera didn't do this polish justice and you can barely the blue shimmer in my pics, but it is definitely there!

Gold - Yellow toned warm gold foil with silver shimmer. I was really surprised by this one. Despite some initial reservations, it actually looks really great on the nails and I think that is because it has such a great formula! I used two coats, but you could get away with one.

Flaming Lava - Vibrant red with gold micro shimmer. This polish is hands down the winner from the collection! A total must have! Not only does it look amazing, but it applied like a dream and has a super glossy finish! Sadly, when I was swatching this one, I dropped it on my tile floor and the bottle smashed into a million little pieces and red polish went everywhere! It took me an hour to clean up! As such, I will be heading out to my nearest Kmart to buy another bottle when the collection launches in May because I must wear this colour again!

Overall, I think the stand outs for this collection are Verdigris, Flaming Lava and Iron Ore, but I found all the polishes had a great formula, despite some of them being a little too frosty for my taste.

Molten Metallics is a limited edition collection that is due to be released in May and will be stocked in Priceline, Kmart, Big W and other selected pharmacies. The polishes in this collection retail for $4.95AUD each - which is a bargain if you ask me!

Face of Australia polishes are toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate free and you can learn more about the company and their products here


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  1. Aw, that's sad you dropped your bottle of polish! The color is amazing, here's hoping you get another easily. I'm always scared I will drop my bottles when taking photos, as I take most of my NOTD pics outside over concrete...

    Also, I'm jealous that you Aussies got an extra stat day! We didn't here in NZ.

  2. Hii!

    I love the black polish!!


  3. Great swatches! I'm loving Iron Ore. xx

  4. wow black and red is super awwsome.....!


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