Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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The Natural Source - Camouflage Colours

Just like a few other Aussie bloggers over the last week, I was approached by Lust Have It - Australia's largest beauty subscription service, to create a nail art tutorial.  Lust Have It provided me with a tin of eight autumn themed Camouflage Colour nail polishes by The Natural Source. Polishes which featured in their most recent Lust Have It box.

The eight polishes came in a mirror lined metal tin and each bottle is more like a little jar, with a wide rim and low flat lid. I quite like the bottles with the large opening cause it's easy to put the brush in without messing up the bristles.


Of course eight polishes provided me with way too many colour options to narrow down a single design, so I've done two.  Tonight I've got swatches of four polish plus an easy tape manicure tutorial for you. Tomorrow I'll have the other four shades, plus another nail art tutorial.

Here is my finished tape manicure.




Here is my pictorial.


Now onto the swatches of the colours used in this mani.

Blackened Brown - is a dark brown jelly creme polish.  This is the polish that I used as the top colour on my striped nail tutorial.  I chose this polish because it was one of the more pigmented colours in the collection, although I still used three coats for this swatch.  I didn't use top coat in these swatches, and as you can see, these dry to a very glossy finish.





Ivy - a soft metallic pale green with a pearl finish.  This one will leave some brushstrokes on your nail.  This was three coats.  I used this as my accent nail in my nail art, and as you can see, the brush stroke marks are much less noticeable in that.





Pumpkin - a smooth orange jelly creme. I used three coats of pumpkin to ensure I had a nice smooth finish.  My bottle was quite thick and only about 3/4 full, so maybe some of this had evaporated - it was almost caramel consistency. I did add some thinner to make application easier and the result was good.  This orange is very rich and bright.





Silver - a very light and sheer silver with a pearl finish.  You will definitely get brushstrokes with this polish, but if you like pearl finishes then this will be a winner for you.  This was three thin coats of Silver with no top coat.





The Natural Source are currently having a nail polish promotion where they are offering 25% off and free delivery on all nail lacquer in their range.  The normal price is $9.95 + delivery, so the new price is $7.50 + free delivery.  Just enter this code in the promotion box : lhi
You also get the free mirror lined tin if you purchase eight or more shades.
  
You can view all the nail polish shades on The Natural Source website.

Giveaway time!!

Now for the fun part. Lust Have It have kindly provided a three month subscription to one of my Australian readers - International ladies will have to sit this one out - but I have a BIG giveaway coming up later this month.    

Rather than just getting you guys to fill in a regular rafflecopter giveaway widget, I thought I would try make it a bit more fun and creative for us all.

To enter, you first must follow Lust Have It and The Natural Source on Facebook.

Then you have to add an image link to the inlinkz below which is inspired by one of the eight 'The Natural Source Camouflague Colours' I've shown (there will be four more tomorrow night).  I'm looking for creative and interesting pictures inspired by these polish colours.

How to submit your entry.

Here are instructions on what to enter on the inlinkz form.

URL: Optional, you can just leave this blank or put the image URL if you want.
Name: "Your name - Polish name" by putting the polish name here, everyone can see which polish inspired your picture.
Email: der - I don't think I need to explain this one.
Thumbnail: Click to add your image, either from a webpage, upload or an image URL. If images are not your own, please link them from their original source.
Facebook name for entry validation: Please put your facebook name in case you win and we validate your entry.
Polish used for inspiration: please pick from the options of which polish it was you used.


I've added a couple of simple images for you to get the idea.



The boring but important part.

This giveaway is run by More Nail Polish. Entry is open to Australian readers only. Competition begins March 12 2012 and ends March 18 2012 at midnight. 


To be eligible to win, entrants must follow Lust Have It and The Natural Source on Facebook and must submit an inspirational photo as directed, based on one of the shown nail polish shades. Entrants may enter up to eight times, once for each of the eight nail polish shades.  Entrants must provide their Facebook name and email in the inlinkz widget.

Following More Nail Polish is not a requirement, although I do pretty awesome fun things here so you might want to come back regularly.  If the winner is a follower of More Nail Polish - I've got an additional prize for them that will be sent by me in addition to the Lust Have It prize.

The Lust Have It prize is a 3-month Lust Have It! subscription to the value of $44. This cannot be exchanged for money. Entries will be judged purely on
creativity within 48 hours of closing. The winner will be notified via email by March 20 2012. The prize must be claimed by responding within three days of the email being sent. The prize will be forfeited if it is not claimed within three days.

5 comments:

  1. Holy crap that taped mani is amazing!!!! Great job

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  2. Love the mani and your choice of colours!

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  3. My god those tape manis look good *drools* Great comp mate :) *goes to enter*

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  4. They look amazing! I received the Blackened Brown from LHI and wasn't too sure of the colour but after seeing this blog I'm eager to give it a go.

    P.S. Sarah Claire sent me. I'm #2700 \o/

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  5. There are some cool-looking colours in this collection. I happen to be wearing Ivy right now!

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