Sunday, 26 August 2012

Rainbow glittaahh!! Australis Fairy Bread mani and comparison swatches

Some of you might've already spotted the remnants of this mani on my DIY Peel-Off Base Coat post... here's what the mani looked like in full:


Australian cosmetics brand Australis recently released two limited edition polish shades to celebrate their 21st birthday: Hip Hip Hooray, a classic red creme, and Fairy Bread, a rainbow glitterbomb. Naturally, I went straight for the glitterbomb! I also picked up Aqua, a For Audrey-style Tiffany blue creme. I wore 3 coats Aqua, with Fairy Bread dabbed on top, then I added a matte coat the next day (of course!):



Fairy Bread is very much in the Rainbow Connection/Happy Birthday/Gems family of rainbow glitter. If you're eagle-eyed, you can see the slightly taco big hexes. Here's a comparison of Milani Gems and Fairy Bread:


Fairy Bread is basically a scaled-up version of Milani Gems, with a touch more pink and gold glitter, and less blue and green. This close up you can easily see the taco glitters - for those of you who don't know what taco glitter is, you don't love food enough! :P It's glitter that's curled up at the edges like taco shells. Taco-ing usually happens as the glitter reacts to the solvents in nail polish over time.

I bought these during a 2 for $10 special - $5 is a frankly ridiculous bargain for a chunky glitter (as is the regular price of $7.95), and I'm more than happy to put up with the tacos, which aren't too noticeable on the nail anyway. If you've been lusting after a rainbow glitter but couldn't justify the price, I'd definitely recommend you try out Fairy Bread!

21 comments:

  1. Sadly they did not have any Fairy Bread at the Priceline I got to. I had to console myself by buying all of their Max Factor Fantasy Fire instead. :D And some Orly polishes that were $3 each. :O

    I must say that Fairy Bread looks fantastic matte.

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    1. Gahh! Fantasy Fire! I wish I could get me somma that!

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    2. I got my fairy bread from Kmart and it looks so lovely and so much cheeper then the other glitter packed nail polish on the market formula was great to

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    3. @MsPrickle - Yay FF :) It's so gorgeous! I don't think I've seen the $3 Orly yet!

      @Pink Pamalamma - Do a swap! ;)

      @Anonymous - Drugstore glitterbombs are super rare... I'm glad this one came along!

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  2. I went to Priceline just to buy this one, but no bueno :(
    Guess that means another trip to Priceline next week then!

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  3. ooooh LOVE that combo, especially matte!

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  4. I think I like it matte best, beautiful!

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  5. @MsPrickle and Michaela - I actually bought two spare bottles of Fairy Bread, so if you still haven't managed to get your hands on one when they've sold out, let me know I'll be happy to pass them on :)

    @LacquerDreams - I am a matte addict!

    @Peita - Me too... but then again, I always like glitter matte!

    @lepidopteria - I was surprised by how well they go together! But I guess rainbow glitter goes with everything...

    @Stef - Tis! :)

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    1. I will try again when I head into a town that has a Priceline on Thursday. Otherwise I might have to take you up on the offer.

      The closest BigW we have stocks Australis but they rarely seem to update their stock. I was surprised when I was able to get some Speck-tacular there.

      I think I need a better mattifying polish. I never like the results I get with the CND one I have.

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  6. I have the milani and It is wondeful

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  7. I love the combo you did! I have similar polishes, so I'll have to do something similar soon. :)

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  8. Great combo! I also got mine in a 2 for $10 deal. I got Manic Panic (a purple of course). :)

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  9. @Makeupnonsolo - I love it too! I've had it for ages and it's so great in candy manis :)

    @Pink Pamalamma - It turned out much prettier than expected, I wonder why it took me so long to get a Tiffany blue polish?

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  10. Great combo and great comparison! Since we don't have this here in the states I'll have to settle for Gems which does look fairly similar if not as largely grand :)

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  11. taco glitter - you are too funny! i love these kinds of glitter

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  12. i prefer the Milani Gems=)

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  13. I also purchased this. Originally I went to Priceline to purchase Spectacular for $8.95 but for $1 extra I was able to get Fairybread. I hadn't heard about Fairybread but it was so pretty and I knew it was new since I had never seen it before.

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  14. My glitter is curled in the bottle, but on the nail at goes on flat - so I'm a happy camper. I noticed the sale with chunky glitters from CHiCHi

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