11 Mar 2013

NOTD: Rimmel Knight Flight & Australis Speck-tacular + UD Giveaway Winner!

Although I'm a big fan of Australis make-up products, I never dipped a toe into their nail polish pool before ..until now. A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on one of their most famous polishes: 'speck-tacular'.

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Speck-tacular is an amazing 'holographic light reflecting foil top coat' that makes any manicure look out of this world - literally. Although I've only tried it with Rimmel's Knight Flight (because Australis recommends using it over black/dark shades as it is more visible) I'm sure it would look just as lovely on lighter and brighter shades. 

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As you can see from the photos the Speck-tacular is made up of different sized light reflecting foil flakes. As you can see from my photos these deceiving transparent pieces turn to reflect colours of green, blue, yellow and oranges in the light. I did have to use about 2-3 coats of this top coat to achieve this large amount of reflects - when I just applied one it wasn't noticeable enough for my liking. 

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This is definitely one of the most beautiful top coats I've seen (along with Essie's LuxeEffects collection top coats) and costs only a mere $8 (or less, considering there are always sales on Australis cosmetics).

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Have you tried any amazing top coats lately?


And now onto the Urban Decay Glinda or Theodora Palette winner: 

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Congrats to you! I have already sent you an email, so hopefully you will reply soon. Another giveaway coming soon - so don't feel disappointed that you didn't win!

xo

37 comments :

  1. Speck-tacular looks lovely with Knight Flight. I'm a big fan of using it with pastel colours - especially Ulta3's Earl Grey.

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  2. I absolutely love Speck-tacular and actually purchased it by accident when I was on the hunt for Australis Fairy Bread hahaha! Not sure how I mixed them up to be honest, but I'm so happy I got it! It's gorgeous on pastel colours too, like Claire ^ said!
    Also a big congrats to the winner!
    xx

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  3. Wow, so pretty! I want this but we don't have this brand here in Germany... ):

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  4. Omg so pretty!! I'm trying to stop myself from spending more on nail polishes cause all I ever do is spend my money on them :(

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  5. This is such a great find! :) A must have for all nail junkies haha

    susievibes.blogspot.ca

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  6. I Love Speck-tacular it really is a amazing. I love the way it looks over this colour. It looks gorgeous over any colour.
    Congrats to the winner :)

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  7. Wow your giveaway had almost 7000 entries! Congrats to the winner (I am jel :p). I have this but your photos reminded me I need to give it a bit more loving. The flakie colours really come alive against the dark base :)

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  8. Wowww your nails look amazing!!!

    X

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  9. Ahh Specktacular is gorgeous!
    Congrats to your giveaway winner, I am also a bit jealous!!

    Jesss xo

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  10. Wow, what a gorgeous result! And congrats to your winner x

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  11. Aaaaaa!!!!
    I won!!!!
    I'm happy!!!
    thank you very much!!!

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  12. Oh gosh, that looks gorgeous.

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  13. Your nails look gorgeous!
    Eleanor x

    Www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this color on your nails! Beuatiful effect! And congrats to the winner!!

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  15. Wow, this is such a pretty mani combination I love the top coat with the darker base! And congrats to the winner!
    x

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  16. I haven't gotten much use out of Speck-tacular but now I want to put it over purple or navy blue polish!

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  17. This is so gorgeous. Do you have a link to their site just wondered if I can get posted to the UK? x

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  18. Oh so pretty! I love Speck-tacular and I was going to do a review for my blog but I had so much trouble capturing its beauty!
    xx

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  19. wow, gorgeous nail art! loved it ^_~

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  20. I haven't seen anything like that before it looks amazing I'm just imagining what it would look like over some of my favourites x x x

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  21. I love this look- it looks like a dupe for the Nails Inc. diamond effects nail varnishes! x

    brutalfashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. WOW the combination of this colours is great dawn.. really cool..!!

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  23. Love the combination! My favorite nail polishes brands are ESSIE and Essence!

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  24. Your nails look gorgeous! Love this top coat!

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  25. Gorgeous! :) I want one now :)

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  26. i can't stop staring at the glitters! i think any nails with glitters are gorgeous, love that colour too! :)

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  27. i like the nail polish *.*

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  28. wow I love this nail art, even though it's simple :) loved that polish!!

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