A friend who is familiar with my nail polish addiction posted on my FB wall a few weeks ago telling me to investigate Face Of Australia's Luxe Nail Polish colours. I finally got around to it when Priceline had their 20% sale a couple of weeks ago and it has to be said I love supporting an Australian company who makes nice things. I purchased 3 shades (from left to right) -Ocean Villa, Foxy Roxy and Minty Mojito.
I did some tip swatches and the colours are very similar to the bottles -
I have now had a chance to try Ocean Villa on my toes (it gives an almost Matte finish) and Foxy Roxy on my finger nails (photo coming below) and I have to say I am impressed. These polishes apply well and they dry FAST... crazy fast in the case of Foxy Roxy. Ok let's have a look at a picture -
I really really like this colour now which makes me think that these grey/stone/blah shades do something to your brain. When I first put this one on I thought ewww it clashes. Three days later I love it and put it right back on my nails straight after the first lot was done. As far as these kinds of shades go I have to say this is really nice.
All pictures were taken with 2 coats - no top coat and in natural sunlight. You'll also have to excuse the marks on my nails - they were the result of a speedy second application, not the formula.
This collection comes in 8 shades and retails for $4.95 AUD. Importantly they are free of nail polish nasties (Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate) and Face of Australia is also against animal testing which gives me a warm fuzzy. My only objection with these nail polishes is that they are apparently limited edition, personally I think FOA should seriously reconsider that because I really like them.