Friday, January 31, 2014

Stella Nails - Lambrusco, Apollo and Silver Rainbow.

Hi lovelies,

How are we all finding this short week? I keep forgetting what day it is, having the Monday off has seriously messed with my head!

Back to blogging, I've got three gorgeous polishes to show you today from Stella Nails! In case you haven't heard of Stella Nails before, it's an Aussie indie brand based in Canberra, which creates handmade, unique nail polishes. The business is run by the lovely Lynaire (isn't that a beautiful name?) and all polishes are Big 5-free (no formaldehyde, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin or toluene). I actually have two more polishes in addition to these to show you, but I'll share them in a separate post as I don't want this to be too photo-heavy!

Lambrusco is a holographic fuchsia jelly that certainly isn't for the faint hearted. It definitely screams for attention! Like all jelly polishes, this one was quite sheer so I applied 3 thin layers to build up opacity. It wore pretty well as I got three days out of it before minor tip wear started to appear (I always wear topcoat).

Stella Nails Lambrusco in shade.
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 The holographic effect isn't too bright but casts gorgeous little flecks of shimmer every time I move my nails.

Stella Nails Lambrusco in direct sunlight - check out that holographic sparkle!
Stella Nails Lambrusco in daylight.
Next up, we have my personal favourite, Apollo! Apollo is a duochrome that throws gold, orange and pink/purple, depending on the light. It's pretty subtle (and subtly pretty) on its own, but I chose to wear it over black for added impact (this is two thin coats over a single layer of black)! I couldn't stop staring at my nails and received lots of compliments wearing it.

Stella Nails Apollo in direct sunlight.
Stella Nails Apollo in daylight.
Stella Nails Apollo in daylight.
Stella Nails Apollo in daylight.
Last up, we have Silver Rainbow, which is a clear topcoat containing holographic particles. I liked the versatility of this as you could layer it on top of anything! I chose to layer this over a teal polish from Natio called Emerald. The overall effect was pretty, but subtle, so I think I'll try this over a dark polish next time!

Stella Nails Silver Rainbow in daylight.
Stella Nails Silver Rainbow in shade.
Stella Nails Silver Rainbow in daylight.
Stella Nails Silver Rainbow in daylight.

There you have it, lovelies, my introduction to Stella Nails! Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I debut two other gorgeous shades from her collection.

The polishes retail for approximately $6 each, and you can find out more information and check out Lynaire's other beautiful polishes on her website, or stalk her on Etsy or Facebook.

Which one of these was your favourite?

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: These products were kindly provided for my consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

26 comments:

  1. wow, I need Apollo (even though I have a bazzilion other nail polishes already lol) The shade is nothing like I have ever seen!

    Your nails look great BTW! xo

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    1. Evelyn, you NEED this! That's what I always tell myself anyway, haha.

      Thanks, hun! xx

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  2. Gorgeous nails ;)

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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  3. Just like you my fave is the Apollo :-)
    I am loving the purple and gold shades shown in the piccie and the thought that it offers even more shades in different lights has my lusting over it!

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    1. Isn't Apollo gorgeous, Gemma?

      It looks so different under artificial light...I couldn't stop staring at it as I was typing away on my keyboard. :P

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  4. Apollo is gorgeous! I may have found a new indie to try!

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    1. Isn't it just? I can't wait to hear what you think, Cathy, if you do try it!

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  5. I love Apollo, that is one unique polish!

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  6. I need Silver Rainbow! Great pics, hun xx

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    1. I think you do too... ;) It's so versatile, I bet it will look gorgeous on your nails!

      Thank you!

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  7. Wowww these look amazing! Apollo, as everyone else said, looks amazing! xx

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! They are all lovely but Apollo reeallllly grabs your attention. :) xx

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  8. I'm always in awe of you manis hon, and all three of these have me in raptures, but I'm positively hyperventilating over Apollo - it looks like you've done a gradient, simply stunning, and especially for $6 wow :-)

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    1. Aw, thanks heaps, Kat! Apollo really is a standout! :)
      xx

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  9. Apollo is absolutely divine! I love it. Thanks for the tip on Stella Nails, I am intrigued. Love your nail pics as always xxx

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    1. I think you will love Stella Nails, gorgeous. Let me know if you try it. :)

      xx

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  10. Lambrusco is gorgeous and definitely a shade that'll get attention. Your nails are so pretty too.. some day mine will look half as decent... haha!

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    1. Thank you, Sam! I'm sure yours look gorgeous too. We're always our own worst critics. :)

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  11. YEP! Loving the 2nd one!! Gorgeous! x

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  12. Wow!!! Apollo is stunning, I'm in love! :)

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