Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Antipodean Beauties - Glitter


Sometimes a good makeup challenge is the push needed for a beauty blogger stuck in a rut! With the move coming up fast and no less than 4 post graduate assessments due on the same weekend, I was elated to see that Omega had created a new challenge group filled with exciting weekly challenges to try! I’m quite happy to have some inspiration handed to me on a platter, so in this second week I have joined in with the ‘GLITTER’ theme in the best way I know how!
 
 
I had a good look through my makeup stash for an eyeshadow or blush that used the chunky flakes I associate with the word ‘glitter’, but all that I dug out were makeup products filled with shimmer! I will admit that I was tempted to cheat and use some shimmer for this challenge, but seeing as it is my maiden voyage into Antipodean Beauties I thought I would turn to the makeup I apply to my fingernails – glitter polishes! I sure have a whole lot of them (many more than those pictured!) and I had a bit of fun choosing base coats (or undies!) for my glittery shades.

From the thumb :
-Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea + Australis Milky Way
-OPI Dining Al Frisco* (San Francisco collection) + Jordana LA City Lights
-Sally Hansen Shrimply Divine* + essence The Huntsman (Snow White collection)
-Australis Kick the Bucket* + Australis Glitter Strikes Back
-OPI Incognito in Sausalito* (San Francisco collection) + Jordana Magenta Magic
 
 

My favourite pairing from this manicure would have to be the pinkie finger. I fell in love with Incognito in Sausalito* at first swatch, and I think Magenta Magic looks amazing paired with the deep navy shade from the new San Francisco collection. I really enjoyed the theme of this challenge, though it has spurred me to think about adding a true glitter shadow into my ever growing collection.
 

Which pairing is your favourite?
Do you wear glitter makeup or nail polish or find it a bit too much?
This is a Blog Hop, so make sure you check out the other amazing glitter creations from the Antipodean Beauties below!
 

                             
*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.

22 comments:

  1. OPI Incognito in Sausalito + Jordana Magenta Magic get my vote! :)

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    1. Thanks Nalini, that pairing is the definite winner for me as well!

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  2. Sally Hansen Shrimply Divine + essence The Huntsman is very pretty! :)

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    1. Thanks Paola, I really like the mix of pinks and golds too :)

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  3. As a fellow glitter fiend, I try and wear glitter as much as I can get away with! I love the magenta glitter on your pinky :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I love hearing from glitter lovers :)

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    1. Haha Tine I knew you would ;P Loving the FOA's you gave me as well, a big thank you for that!

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  5. Gotta say I love the second finger - OPI Dining Al Frisco (San Francisco collection) + Jordana LA City Lights and the last one - OPI incognito with jordana magenta magic. It's the navy that got me. ;)

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    1. Thanks Norlin, good choices they are my favourite as well! Any time I wear navy polish I think of you immediately, this one is my very favourite :)

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  6. So much glitter!!! I personally love the pinky coral :) (I'm so good at describing colours ha ha x)

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    1. Thanks Chelsea, I'm not terrific with describing colours (or scents!) either!

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  7. The pinky looks a lot like Revlon Facets of Fuchsia! :) I now regret not getting Glitter Strikes Back when PL had $3 off Australis nail polishes. I bought Acid Rain instead ... eek. I love the one with Essence The Huntsman - forgot I even had that. Need to revisit ASAP!

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    1. @sleepandwater Now that you mention it, it does look quite similar to the Revlon shade! Glitter Strikes Back is such a pretty mix - Acid Rain doesn't look like your kind of shade if I wear to wager a guess? Would love to hear how you go!

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  8. The pinkie is my favourite. I think glitter is one of the best things in the world!

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    1. @olgiepolgie That navy OPI is such an amazing colour, I think you would love it!

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  9. The pinkie combo is my favourite!

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    1. Thanks Vita! Definitely my favourite too :)

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  10. ohhh, love all the different glitter polishes! I wanted to do nails this week but i have a shellac mani thats still looking fresh so i left them alone lol

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    1. @SpijkerKat I adore my glitter polishes so much :) Save your shellac mani, they are lovely :)

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  11. I love glitter nail polishes but they're such a pain to remove! I adore my glitter eyeshadows too but find most glitter eyeshadows have too much fall out ;c

    à la foliee

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