Manicure Monday – Face of Australia Carnivale Collection

foacarnivaleI’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to bother with this collection but then a Saturday in Priceline with an urge to buy something and not too many new releases saw me pick up 2 polishes from this new collection. My main reason? I’m not a huge fan of the whole textured nail polish trend… I think sometimes it looks okay but other times your nails look diseased (yep I’m weird like that).

I chose the glitter shades of Midnight Fireworks (gold with a tonne of glitter including tiny silver glitters) & Ferris Wheel (a gorgeous blue with small silver glitters throughout). FYI I did put a coat of top coat on and that made no difference to the effect (Honestly, my dinner was ready and I needed these babies to dry before my HANGRY-NESS took over).

Sooooo basically i’m throwing my hands in the air and admitting defeat because I kinda love these! While they have that gritty texture that i’m not a fan of the effect on these is actually sort of awesome. In the sunlight they glitter like a mofo and I wish I had timed my photos better and gotten pics of that but trust me, they look amazing in the sunlight.

Also another shocking point to note is that I am kind of digging the gold shade, never ever in my life have I been a gold nail polish kinda gal but I can see this one gracing my fingers for the upcoming festive mani season.

Did you notice the bottles are different to the rest of Face of Australias polish offerings? They do look eerily similar to the Picture Polish bottles but hey, a change is as good as a holiday and with FOA not wowing me of late with their releases these newly designed and very on trend polishes are a welcomed addition to my stash.

You can find Face Of Australia at Priceline, Kmart & Big W and these polishes are available for RRP $5.95AUD. BARGAIN!

If you want to see swatches of the entire collection check out the post my lovely friend Chelle did for the Face Of Australia Blog 🙂

  • Emma Bovary

    I totally dig the new bottle shape and they reminded me of PP too (not that I own any of theirs) I think that gold is festive and summery all at once, lovely.