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OPI Over and Over A-Gwen

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I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a Gwen Stefani fangirl, have been since I was 14. In fact I’m pretty sure Tragic Kingdom was the first album I ever purchased with my first paycheck from my first ever job. I adore her style, and think of her as one of the great masters of reinvention. Given ... Read More »

Epic Nails Foil Transfers – Review, Photos, Swatches

Epic Nails Variety Pack

Special Offer for Makeup Utopia readers – until the 28th of February 2014, you can get free shipping on any Epic Nail orders over $30. Simply use the code BLOGUTOPIA when you check out to activate this offer. I was recently contacted by a fantastic company called Epic Nails, and asked if I would like to trial their nail transfer ... Read More »

NYE Nails – Budget Edition

BYS Sequins for Nails Pink Swatch

Christmas is coming in just over a week, and before you know it, it’ll be New Years Eve! This year has absolutely FLOWN by! I’ve been trialling a selection of nail products in an effort to find the perfect NYE manicure for 2013, and I’ve shortlisted my choices to one budget option, and one mid-priced option. Today I’ll be sharing ... Read More »

An Orange French Chevron Manicure

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Due to the fact that I am currently growing a tiny human, I’ve been avoiding nail polish for the last 5 or so months. As luck would have it, one of the side effects of pregnancy is that my nails are in better condition than they have been for YEARS! Typical. Well today I folded. I raided my polish collection ... Read More »

A BYS Caviar for Nails Manicure

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I remember the makeup brand BYS when it was Be Yourself, and very clearly marketed at 12 year olds (I may have been about 12 at the time.) If I’m being perfectly honest, I haven’t looked at the brand since, until just last week, when I received 2 lovely parcels in the mail. One contained glitter polishes that I am ... Read More »

Australis Nail Glitter Colour in Milky Way – Review, Photos, Swatches

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I first saw this nail polish in a haul post on Max the Unicorn. Honestly I was shocked to see this type of milky-based glitter polish from a drugstore brand, let alone one of our Aussie drugstore brands, and I immediately made it my mission to track it down. They were all out of stock at my local KMart, and ... Read More »

A Glitter on Glitter on Neon Manicure

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You know those days where you want everything to be offensively bright and ridiculously glittery? I had one of those the other day. There was only one cure for it… MORE COWBE… I mean MORE GLITTER!!! Fortunately I had just gotten a few iconically glittery polishes in my hot little hands, so it was time to have a play – here’s ... Read More »

A Purple Passion Manicure

Maybelline Iced Queen Manicure

I recently got my hands on Max Factor’s cult nail polish shade, “Fantasy Fire”. I also wanted to try out the new Maybelline Color Show polishes, and this manicure is the result. My fantasy Fire feature nail is mesmerising, and depending on the light can flash pink, orange or green. Products Used: I applied one thick coat of Maybelline Iced Queen, ... Read More »

The Night My Nails Walked The Red Carpet

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*This is a sponsored post. I’m sure most of you are familiar with Gloss Cosmetics. They’re famous for their massive selection of reasonably priced cosmetics and accessories, and they’ve got me out of a sticky situation on more than one occasion. Example 1: After sleeping in one morning, I was running late to take my daughter to her dance class. ... Read More »

Hello, Darling Art Class Nail Art Transfers – Review, Photos, Swatches

Hello Darling Nail Art Decals Tips

Product Breakdown: The art decals come on a big sheet printed with different images in different sizes. There are plenty of options on the sheet and a generous number of each image, so if you make a mistake, it’s as simple as cutting out an extra decal. Pigmentation: The decals look fantastic on the nail, and depending on the nail ... Read More »