holo flakie top coat from Australis, nail swatches

This is an exciting week ahead for me!!!  My parents and my second sister are arriving on Thursday morning!  YAY!  Anyway, speaking of YAY! stuff, the Australis Powers-That-Be have been very kind and generous to me.  They’ve been sending me surprise packages (*squee*) and inside one of them were two nail polishes – Australis Blackmail and Australis Speck-tacular Crystal Colour Top Coat – and a glittery bouncy ball which lights up when bounced.

flakie holo top coat in Australia

Even though my nail polish collection is expanding nicely, I haven’t actually got a pure black polish so I was happy to see Australis Blackmail – which applies beautifully with 2 coats for a nice creme finish.  But it’s the Australis Speck-tacular Crystal Colour Top Coat which has got me drooling!!!  I’m not a nail beauty blogger, but I’m told that it’s a “holo flakie”.  I am guessing it means that it has holographic flakes…?  It is stunning layered on top of the black.

Australis holo flakie top coat swatches

I’ve seen these Australis nail polishes in my local Priceline and they’re both under $10.  Yay!  Bargain!!

Many thanks to the Australis team for gifting me with these beauties.  It’s lovely getting surprise packages…and I’ll show you more from them soon.

Are you a holo flakie fan?

12 Comments on Australis Blackmail & Speck-tacular Crystal Colour Top Coat

  1. Tess Thomson
    20/02/2012 at 9:53 am (6 years ago)

    Oooh ahhhh!! How much fun are these looks?! Perfect for parties 🙂

  2. Taryn Griffiths
    20/02/2012 at 2:37 pm (6 years ago)

    thats so pretty!! better than those plain glitter ones i used to use!! and a very fair price! might have to go shopping!

  3. Katy Potaty
    20/02/2012 at 3:39 pm (6 years ago)

    I freaking LOVE holos – they are so pretty, and can change a base polish so much! Great post, and lucky you for trying the new Australis polishes!

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 1:09 am (6 years ago)

      @Katy Potaty, I was a holo virgin…but now I understand why people love them!!! Can’t wait to pair it up with other colours 🙂

  4. Michelle
    20/02/2012 at 3:43 pm (6 years ago)

    The flake nail polish is gorgeous, I nearly picked it up the other day. Maybe I should return for it?

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 1:10 am (6 years ago)

      @Michelle, Deffo!! Buy it before it disappears 😉

  5. Nalini
    20/02/2012 at 7:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Isn’t it ironic, that right after I run out and buy two very expensive (but admittedly gorgeous flakies), this one comes out?! *sigh*

    It’s absolutely gorgeous, well worth the price, I’d say!

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 1:10 am (6 years ago)

      @Nalini, Totally! It’s hard to get a good nail polish for under $10 but Australis have come up trumps! 🙂

  6. Margaret
    26/02/2012 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Going to make a trip to priceline very soon.

    • Ling
      27/02/2012 at 12:01 am (6 years ago)

      @Margaret, Highly recommended :))))