/**/ December 2015 - Procrastinating Polishr

Best of 2015 - My Favourite Polish

Hi lovelies!

I'm posting this with just 24 hours left of 2015 - can you believe another year is winding up already? I've had a hard time picking my top polish of the year - there are SO MANY sitting untried and probably just as many still on my wish list that I had to rule out but even then it was tough narrowing it down.

Unsurprisingly my final list is full to the brim with Aussie Indie polish but there's one sneaky US boutique brand that made it in there - can you guess what it will be?

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - New Year

Hi lovelies!

It's a bit of a late post for the current 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt, but given the whole Xmas deal that was to be expected, right? Right? Good.

It's actually a prompt I was a little excited about, because New Years Eve holds some special significance for me as it's when I first met my now-husband. So you're getting some nail art and a bit of a story today!

Boxing Day/New Year Indie Polish Sales Guide

Hi lovelies!

It's creeping ever so close to Christmas, which means it's also almost time for Boxing Day sales! For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of Boxing Day, it's a tradition in Australia (and some other countries) where shopping centres - and now online stores - have massive post-Xmas sales which often sees customers in fist fights over who gets the last GHD straightener at 65% discount.

OK so maybe it's nothing to do with physical violence, but it's essentially our version of Black Friday sales and it's kind of a big deal. Because I know you all love a polish sale, I'm listing all the Aussie Indie Boxing Day sales in one handy place to do my duty as an A+ enabler.

Just don't blame me when your credit card bill arrives, k?

Best of 2015 - Paint All The Nails!

Hi lovelies!

Today I'm rounding up one of my personal highlights of this year - joining up with an amazing and lovely group of ladies for a series of monthly nail art linkups, known as Paint All The Nails. It has challenged me, inspired me, and has been super fun to come up with nail art every month with such a great group!

Best of 2015 - Most Popular Posts!

Hi lovelies!

Christmas is actually around the corner, and I'm having a bit of a blogging break so I can spend some time with friends and family. That doesn't mean I'll leave you hanging - I've got plenty scheduled through until the end of the year! Today I'm kicking off my Best of 2015 series, looking back at my most popular and favourite posts, polishes and nail art of the past year. Ready to see what my most popular posts of 2015 were?

Paint All The Nails: Secret Santa Edition!!

Hi lovelies!

Today feels like Christmas has come early! The amazing Paint All The Nails gang that I'm lucky enough to be part of have banded together this month for an epic Secret Santa Edition of our monthly linkups!

What does that mean? Well, our wonderful organiser Emily of Very Emily randomly assigned each of us another member to recreate the nail art of - just wait until you see who I was assigned!

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Winter

Hi lovelies!

I'm so late in posting this, but I thought I'd put it up anyway - after all, I actually did paint my nails all wintery-like in the sweltering Australian summer heat!

I did a silly, silly thing on Saturday morning - I dropped my laptop. Fully dropped onto hard tile floor from at least two feet. I thought it was dead for a while, but the handyman in me eventually took over and pulled the battery out, unscrewed the base and fiddled with the innards. Post-fiddling, everything seems to be working OK and after backing everything up yesterday I was game enough to run Photoshop and get editing. And here we are! 

Quickie! Glittering Elements - Elektra

Hi lovelies!

Time for a thank-god-it's-almost-Friday quickie! I recently got my first Fanmade With Love box, a subscription box full of predominantly handmade and artisan pop culture goodies. The November theme was Bad Ass Bitches so no way I was going to pass it up, and it paid off big time!

As I was gleefully unwrapping all the goodies, amongst them was this amazing raspberry polish from Glittering Elements! Inspired by the kickass assassin Elektra, this stunner is full of ruby glitters and a wicked holographic sparkle. 

Two smooth and perfect coats, plus top coat. This polish gets a major YAS KWEEN from me!

If you want to know more about the Fanmade With Love subscription box, visit the Facebook page or Bigcartel store.

Check out Glittering Elements via the Facebook Group.

Bettie Pain Polish - Science Fiction collection

Hi lovelies!

I have a collection to share today that I am SUPER excited about! When Megan from Bettie Pain Polish contacted me with the offer to swatch her new Science Fiction collection I just about fell outta my chair! I'm a long time stalker admirer of her Instagram @snowglobenails and have been equally enamoured with her polish line.

The newest release is inspired by Megan's favourite sci-fi movies - but you absolutely don't need to be a fan of sci-fi to love this collection, I promise! If you do happen to be a fan, then you'll love how these are packaged - each comes with a quote from each movie attached to the bottle. I love special touches like that!

2015 Xmas Gift Guide Part 2: Pretty Pastels

Hi lovelies!

I pushed this post back a little so I could get those gorgeous Powder Perfect swatches up before the presale discount ended, but don't worry - there's still plenty of time to get your gifts sorted for the holidays!

Today I've found my favourite pastel gift ideas and have them all here just for you! Whether you're shopping for friends or family, or need to drop a hint by strategically leaving a browser window open so your nearest and dearest can see I hope you find something perfect here!

Powder Perfect - Castle collection

Hi lovelies!

Would you believe only two weeks after releasing the gorgeous Quest for Paradise part II, Powder Perfect have six more amazing shades to tempt you in the lead up to Xmas? It's true, and today I have a gorgeous range of cremes and shimmers that make up the Castle collection - get your credit cards ready!

Before we get stuck in, here's an introduction to the collection from Powder Perfect:

"I noticed, first, the dust motes dancing in the light as I walked through what must have been the library. The carpets had begun to fade and ebb away, and items were strewn about as though the last occupants had fled at but a moment’s notice. I found a discarded wax seal on the desk – emblazoned with the family’s crest. A once glorious family, the owners of this house had now faded from local recollection. All that remained was the crumbling shell of their grand home."