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The Indie Spectrum - Australian Flora - August 2018

Hi lovelies!

Did you know there's new Australian monthly polish box? It's called The Indie Spectrum and it's the brainchild of local faves Emily de Molly and Grace-full Nail Polish. Along with a few guests each month they're offering four special limited edition shades to a particular theme - this month being Australian Flora. Let's check it out!

Generally each box will contain one polish from Emily de Molly and one polish from Grace-full, however this month Theresa was taking a well deserved break - Grace-full should be back next month!

Click/swipe through the image galleries to see all swatches

Bettie Pain Polish - Desert Pea

Warm mulberry jelly filled with red/copper shifting flakes, opalescent red flakes, black microglitters, a scattered holo sparkle. It also has a subtle blackened thermal effect - which I didn't know about when I swatched it unfortunately. It might explain why it was more opaque at the free edge than I expected though!

The formula is lovely, easy to apply with a surprisingly smooth finish. I had one finicky big flake on my pinky that needed prodding but it seemed an odd one out. It was opaque for me in three thin coats, and I topped it off with Grace-full's Angel Glaze top coat.

Emily de Molly - Ground Cover

A neon fuchsia crelly with a generous dose of gold flakes. Inspired by a flower known as... Pig Face. I don't even want to start thinking about where that name came from! This is so hard to describe and capture accurately on camera - some days I think it's pink, some I think it's purple. The gold is so much more prominent than my photos show as well!

The formula is gorgeous, a dream to apply and a great self leveller. The flakes sit perfectly on the nail and spread beautifully. It was opaque for me in two thin coats. As it's a neon it does dry with a satin finish, a nice glossy top coat will add the shine back. A matte top coat would really make those gold flakes pop too!

Glittering Elements - Flower Power

Creamy lilac crelly with blue and purple micro glitter and a subtle blue shimmer. It's a gorgeous soft tone with a crisp flashes from the blue shimmer. It's also a welcome surprise - Glittering Elements recently closed after several years and sneaking their way into my list of faves so I'm hoping they continue to pop up every now and then in these boxes!

It's a lovely buttery formula, super smooth to apply with an equally smooth finish. It's well pigmented, needing just two coats for a good solid opacity. I used Grace-full Angel Glaze top coat for a super glossy finish.

Miss Priss - Wattle I Do Without You?

A patriotic green and gold glitterbomb - a holo gold base packed with gold micro glitter and holo green hexes. Inspired by our national floral emblem, the Golden Wattle. It packs a great punch of colour and sparkle and is a super fun way to wear our national colours! 

It's got a massive load of glitter in one little bottle, and I found it made the formula feel a little sticky. Rather than apply in brushstrokes it was easier to gently dab on two coats with the brush - just a little bit of dab and spread. Even using a different method of application it levelled out quite well, though as with any glitterbomb a good thick top coat is a necessity - I used one coat of Grace-full Angel Glaze, and one coat of Powder Perfect Immortal Top Coat.

How Can I Buy It?

Currently The Indie Spectrum box is available to Australian residents only, however it will be available internationally soon, and international buyers will also get the opportunity to purchase past boxes. Yay!

The Indie Spectrum box is $44.95 plus shipping, you can grab the August box right now from www.theindiespectrum.com - pre-orders are open until 8pm AEST July 20th. If you're a bit tight on cash this week you can also buy it on Afterpay via the Grace-full website

To keep in the loop with The Indie Spectrum join the Facebook group and follow them on Instagram.

Disclosure: *Products in this post were provided as press samples, which in no way affected my opinion of the product.

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