Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Out of This World

New from Australis: a chunky, multicoloured glitter polish called Milky Way. I grabbed this shade when I saw it on display at Priceline as it looked like a potential dupe of China Glaze It's a Trap-eze!, a nail polish I've coveted since I first laid eyes on it. After trying out Milky Way, It's a Trap-eze! still seems like a superior polish, but for now, I'll have to make do with this not fully satisfactory substitute.







Milky Way is a white base polish with a tonne of glitter: there's blue, yellow and green microglitter and hexagonal glitter of varying sizes in all the colours of the rainbow (I could see orange, pink, purple, green, yellow, red, blue, as well as white and silver). The white base looks slightly blue but I'm not sure whether it's more just the fine blue glitter that's distorting the colour. I needed 2-3 coats to get an opaque base, which creates a sandwich effect as glitter from previous coats gets buried underneath the top layer. It's not that the glitter isn't generous, it's that you can't see it all with multiple coats because the white isn't sheer enough. The formula was on the thick side and would probably take an age to dry, but I used liberal amounts of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to significantly speed up the process. I only wish that the base was either more of a jelly (so multiple layers of glitter show through), or a pastel blue rather than a stark white, which looks slightly odd. But the generosity and variety of the glitter in Milky Way is a step above similar polishes.

61 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty muted glitter. Never heard of the brand before. Great review :)

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  2. Such a shame you cant see all the glitter. It still looks lovely though :)

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  3. I actually kind of like this..I picked it up when I was in Priceline but then put it down.

    I would probably paint my nails white and put this over the top to stop the triple coating! x

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  4. i picked this up today! it looks great! maybe put a sheer white base down first?

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  5. Interesting polish. It reminds me of being little, I don't know why, I guess the bright colours are just so child-like.
    x

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  6. Seems like a good alternative for the CG polish! But it would be much better with a sheerer base.

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  7. Wow this is so pretty! - Not that I need anymore nail varnish!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  8. This is so pretty! I love this ♥ I actually like that the base is opaque and white, most glitter nail polishes come in this clear base that is only good for layering over something else, but this is fantastic. I keep hearing more and more things about Australis, too bad the shipping cost would kill me, otherwise I'd be checking their products out! ^^ xx

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  9. Awesome polish ! It's so beautiful !

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  10. I'm a sucker for glitter polishes and this one is definitely next on my list! :) x

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  11. well that colour is delicious, and completely diff from what I've seen before. JADORE x

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  12. I actually really like this, weird base colour and all. I'll have to hit up Priceline tomorrow.

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  13. oh, so cute and pretty! I loved it ^_~

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  14. This makes me think of Mr Blobby but melted, I don't know why haha! Or a white giant jazz melted haha!
    Regardless, it's gorgeous :)

    xoxo

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  15. the funny thing is that i don't even like dark chocolate that much, but this one is amazing! x

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  16. Omg I need this, it's right up my alley!
    x

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  17. This polish reminds me of a vanilla birthday cake with multi-colored sprinkles! :)

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  18. Its an interesting color, that's for sure! I do think it would've been cuter with a tint of color other than white. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. Such a cute polish!! I have one similar from Revlon and adore it :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  20. oh wow I love it! It's so pretty and creamy and soft. Perfect Spring glitter x

    peachycurves.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This is such apretty polish and it reminds me of birthday cake for some odd reason, haha!

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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  22. I agree with your post, I would prefer it if it had a pastel blue base instead of white! Oh well, you know how I love glitter nail polishes, and this isn't an exception. :P xx

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  23. Sooo pretty! I wish I had access to this. ;)

    xoxo Chris
    http://myfashiontrendencies.com

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  24. I like the layering effect! Reminds me of cupcake sprinkles, haha.

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  25. This looks so pretty for spring - I agree with the comments about it looking like cupcake sprinkles too! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  26. Hi just found your blog! Absolutely love this colour, would fit perfectly for springtime :) Lovely post.

    If you have a chance, take a little look at my blog. I'm kinda new. :) If you like it, we could follow each other?

    www.behind-clothes-doors.blogspot.com

    Much love, lucy!

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  27. I always hate having to do a solid colour and then adding the glitter on top seperately so this looks great!Xx

    http://lucycole.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. oh this is lovely! i can see that you really really love glitter nail polishes! ;)
    a small tip ; the new Essence LE "Hugs and kisses" has some really nice glitter nail polishes. The collection has been out in our drugstores this week, hopefully they will reach Australia soon! ;)

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  29. Great post and blog. Lets follow each other?
    http://solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  30. wowee :D I don't think I've seen this brand near me, would totally grab one if I did x

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  31. I really like this! A little different to what you normally see. x

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  32. Wow australis have lifted their game!

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  33. What a cutie polish!! I din't know that nail polish brand.

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  34. wow this is one of those times glitter looks amazing. i oftentimes find it so hard to pick the rig base color to go with a glitter and find the glitter either too chunky, or too small, or not varied in size enough but this is stunning. i really want to own this shade but i do not think i can get it in germany. would you want to do a small package exchange because i feel like i need this shade in my life!?

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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    1. I will check out my local Priceline to see if they still have this shade - I think it's going to be popular so it might be sold out! I'll see what I can do :)

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  35. I actually think it looks really cute, but it'd be even nicer if it had a clear base instead. That way you could layer the glitters on any base color of your choice :)

    xoxo.
    Jenny @ Geeky Posh

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  36. That's so pretty! I thought you put glitter on top but it's actually part of the polish :O

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  37. So cool, I love the white base.

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  38. It does look like from China Glaze It's a Trap-eze! It's very pretty on you. :)

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  39. I freaking love the look of this!!! do you know if you can find it online?

    Love K

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    1. I just checked the Australis website and unfortunately not only is it not showing up on there, but they only ship to Australia! :(

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  40. What an adorable shade and sweet result! x

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  41. That's a really pretty manicure! Love glitter! :D

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  42. Absolutely reminds me of those birthday parties in primary school where there was large flecks of glitter all over the floor and tables!

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  43. This is such a pretty colour!! I would be too impatient to do a million layers for the base to show through so I'd probably do a white base coat first. :) x

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  44. Sooo gorgeous!! I need more glitter polishes in my life! I think the multi color and shapes looks a bit old school and I do agree with a more sheer base shade.

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  45. this is a really pretty color! it reminds me of candy :3
    i think the blueyness is probably why australis called it "milky" because i dunno why i imagine milk with a very very very very slight blue tinge lol
    great review, love reading your posts hehe

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  46. Ooh awesomee glitters! Look wonderful on your nails. x

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  47. This is really pretty! I like the base, how it's milky and you can see glitters peeking out from the layers below, but it's not too obvious. It's a sweet and fun polish! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  48. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm loving it! That's such a pretty polish too :)

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  49. I am wearing this on one of my nails right now and I used a lilac base underneath. I am really liking it, have you seen the other glitters from Australis?

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    1. I did see Glitter Strikes Back which was tempting but I passed on it. Didn't notice Space Jam - I only saw that on Tram's blog, but that one looked particularly gloopy.

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  50. oh my gosh!! i love this so much, what a pretty white colour with different glitter designs. i can't stop staring at it =D

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ xo
    www.chriissydollxo.com

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  51. I freakin love this so much, hah! It looks like funfetti cake!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  52. Wow, so fun! :D

    www.chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  53. Very cute and playful nail polish :)

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  54. i've never tried australis nail polish but this is so cute!

    à la foliee

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