Galaxy by Sportsgirl Nail It! over Scorch by Illamasqua

Galaxy is a matte glitter topper with blue and green hex glitter in a meduim and small size. Sportsgirl have been doing some pretty cute ‘indie-esque’ style matte glitter nail polishes which I love as I like the look but find the drama associated with the indie brands a little bit much to deal with.

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Generally they retail for $8.95 for 10ml as well, although this one was on special for $4.95. I decided to layer it over scorch by Illamasqua (a pure white) but I have to say it did not want to play nicely with the illamasqua polish. Next time I’m going to try it over a cheapie essence or Ulta3 and see if it’s happier with those formulations.

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I’m really happy though to see Australian shops trying some different looking nail polishes and not just duping OPI all the time!

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Catrice Petropolitan x Sportsgirl all that glitters

I had a long term crush on Petropolitan from all the pictures I had seen on UK beauty bloggers. I love a greyed out blue, and a blue-green and this was a greyed out blue-green with teal shimmer. Winner. I can’t seem to get Catrice polishes in Australia but found this one in Singapore so yay. (I hope some one starts stocking it locally as Essence is so popular and Catrice is the sister brand) It’s as nice as I hoped, all though a little sheer. This is 2 coats but I think it would be happier as a 3 coater as I have some patches of not excellent coverage at 2 coats. I topped the middle two fingers with a coat on Sportsgirl all that glitters which is a fine and meduim hex gold glitter topper. Its nice, but fairly similar to a lot of other toppers on the market in the sub $10 polish market. I do like fine glitter shimmer, it really makes the polish sparkle.

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Sportsgirl ‘Nail It’ Nail Polish in Love Potion Review

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So our teenager got a bottle of Love Potion by Sportsgirl for her birthday. In the bottle it’s a very nice blue-green-yellow multichrome colour. Unfortunately it rapidly goes downhill – it needs to be layered over black for any colour to show up. It’s frosty and shows up any problems with application whilst flooding the cuticles and somehow still being really thick. And it shows tip wear pretty much immediately… and chipped in 12 hours.

It seems to retail around $9.95, and it’s definitely performing below similarly priced polishes like ChiChi/Essence and even Ulta3.