ghd V opal styler giveaway!

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I love my ghd hair products so I jumped at the chance when ghd very kindly got in contact recently to see if I wanted to try their limited edition ghd V opal styler or if I wanted to give one away here. My ghd IV styler is a few years old now but it's still going pretty strong so I'm giving it away to one of my lucky readers! And whoever wins it is in for a treat because it is BEAUTIFUL!

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The ghd V opal styler is worth $270 and comes in a matching opalescent box and will have you creating smooth locks, voluminous curls or waves in no time. The styler features contoured plates for easier curls and waves and advanced ceramic heater technology to create the perfect temperature to style your locks.

It also has an extra long and very handy 2.7m swivel cord as well as universal voltage to make travelling with your styler so much easier. It also packs an automatic sleep mode after 30mins without use so no more worrying if you've left the house without turning off your styler!

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How to enter:
- simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget thingy below!

Ts & Cs apply:
- open to Australian residents only (sorry international ladies!)
- must be 18 years and over to enter
- ends August 25th 2015
- winner will be chosen at random
- winner must respond to notification email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen

Please note I haven't used the styler at all - I just carefully took photos with it and then placed it right back in the box ;)


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Kester Black Trophy Wife '14 nail polish set - Sugar Daddy and Prenup swatches and review

Kester Black and Trophy Wife released their new collaboration shades last week so I thought it was about bloody time I showed you last years set - Sugar Daddy and Prenup! I've had this post sitting in my drafts for so long I completely forgot about it. Oops! The polishes are too awesome not to share so some quick swatches and my review for you (finally) are below.

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Chanel Summer 2015 Mediterranée polish

Well it's definitely been a while. I've been in a blogging and nail rut that's lasted longer than normal but I'm slowly coming out of it now I think. I haven't polished my nails in over a month which is really unlike me! Since winter set in my eczema has been absolutely shocking and it's the worst it's been in many many years and the thought of acetone near my dry fingers and hands just turns me off polishing. I did manage to swatch the beautiful Chanel Mediterranée from the Summer 2015 collection though which is a nice way to slowly ease back into blogging.

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What they say:

"The vivid skies and blue seas of the Mediterranean inspire a vibrant makeup collection.Bronzed skin and mesmerizing eyes create a radiant Summer look, while bold nails and colourful lips complete the effect."

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Mediterranée is a stunning teal creme which instantly puts you in mind of the ocean, sunshine and a summer holiday in Cote d’Azur. Basically the total opposite of today's freezing and windy Sydney weather! 4 shades were released in the collection but Mediterranée is the standout and the only shade I picked up.

As soon as I saw swatches from Michelle at All Lacquered Up I knew I had to own it and I wasn't disappointed at all! The formula (as for most Chanel's I own) was wonderfully opaque, glossy and a dream to apply. I think the polish speaks for itself and 2 coats is pictured.

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Bonus shot of the collection at Myer!

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Details: The Chanel Makeup Summer 2015 collection is available now and the nail polishes retail for $39.

Did you pick up anything from the collection? Hope you've all been well!

Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc collection swatches and review

At last count I have waaaay too many nail polishes for one person to ever need so I've been quite selective in what I add to my stash lately. One collection that I've been dying to own though is Victoria Beckham's Limited Edition collaboration with Nails Inc. inspired by her Summer 2015 collection. I searched high and low to get my hands on the collection before the release in Aus but no such luck unfortunately! I loved the look of both Bamboo White and Judo Red so when I found out that they would be available exclusively from Sephora earlier this month off to the city I went!

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What they say:

"The collection is said to be the chicest beauty launch of the year - a unique limited edition duo of nail polishes developed to sit alongside the Victoria Beckham Spring Summer 2015 collection. The polishes have been inspired by the feel of the collection and its subtle incorporation of Japanese elements creating THE MUST-HAVE new season nail looks.

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The covetable and collectible duo features two new polish shades – Judo Red and Bamboo White - developed with an exclusive formulation featuring Stretch-To-Fit technology and Bamboo Extract with Silica and is presented within a sleek new bottle design."

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The new concave glass bottles are made from Venetian glass and designed by Fabien Baron and customised by Victoria Beckham and come packaged in a LE Nails Inc. gift box. The bottles are fully frosted and available in matte black and matte white with matching caps and transparent glass sides that reveal the hidden polish colour.

I haven't bought Nails Inc. in ages and the last time I did they were still in the round bottles! I actually prefer the look of the round bottles but these ones are soooooo much easier to take mani pics with.

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The brush is thick and curved which I don't normally like (I find a straight brush gives me more control) however I found it easy to get a clean finish with minimal clean up.

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Bamboo White is a pink toned bone creme that is absolutely beautiful and it's already surpassed Bloom Toni and Kester Black Buttercream as my favourite nude shade. The formula is buttery and fully opaque in 2 easy coats drying to a high gloss finish. It's just gorgeous!! 2 coats is pictured.

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Judo Red is a tomato red creme that leans very orange and is super opaque and glossy. You could get away with just 1 careful coat however I still prefer doing 2 out of habit. 2 coats is pictured.

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Overall: Since leaving behind her "Posh Spice" moniker, Victoria Beckham hasn't put a fashion foot wrong in my eyes and this collection just reaffirms it for me. The formulas are amazingly opaque and I'm loving the chic matte bottles and the new brush as well. I'm such a sucker for LE products and packaging too! I'm picky when it comes to nudes and Bamboo White complements my skintone and is the perfect palette cleanser - definitely the must have.

The shades aren't groundbreaking by any means so it's more for the collectors or if you're wanting great quality basics to start off your collection. I'm hoping Victoria Beckham will release more collab polish collections that are just as amazing!

Details: The Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc. collection is available exclusively from Sephora Australia - the duo set retails for $60 or individually for $35. For international ladies the collection is available from for £25 each or £45 for the duo and $25US each from

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Will you be picking up these LE shades? What do you think of them? Thanks for looking as always!

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