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Face of Australia Carnivale Ferris Wheel and Bird of Paradise: Review and Swatches

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Face of australia carnivale ferris wheelHooray! Face of Australia joins the textured nail polish bandwagon and launches a new, limited edition Carnivale collection this month. It features 8 fabulous shades. There are 4 matte shades inspired by summer sunsets and 4 textured glitter shades inspired by the elaborate masks worn during the great European Carnivals.

Today we’re showing you one shade from each group.  First, Ferris Wheel: it’s a gorgeous glitter textured polish in a dusty light blue shade. Second, Bird of Paradise: a creme textured polish in a bright candy pink shade.

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Face of australia nail polish bird of paradiseFOA bird of paradiseface of australia carnivale nail polishface of australia nail polish ferris wheelface of australia ferris wheelREVIEW:

Formula:  A highly pigmented formula that is relatively fast to dry. 3-Free with no formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

Application: A Very thin brush makes it hard to apply the think textured polish. 3 coats were required for Bird of Paradise and 2 coats for Ferris Wheel to get full coverage.

Finish: The creme textured polish is not quite matte. As it dries it looks more like wet rubber. Ferris Wheel textured is matte when dries.

Wearability: So far, it’s the logest lasting textured range we’ve tried. It lasted for 5 days chip free. However, to remove this and any other textured polish you’ll need to use the glitter removal foil method.

Nail Art: The shades are perfect for creating any kind of textured nail design. They are great for gradients, accent nails or striping tape nail art.

face of australia carnivale textured nail polishOverall Impression: Great quality product for it’s price, surprisingly long-lasting and the glitter shades are especially beautiful. Also great news for Australian nail enthusiasts, if you were dying to own a textured nail polish but $20 for a bottle was a bit too expensive, here’s the solution, Face of Australia Carnivale textured polishes cost only $5.95 p/bottle.

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Availability: as you’ve probably already guessed, Face of Australia is an Australian brand. At this stage, it’s available in Australia only at RRP AUS 5.95. For non-Australian nail enthusiasts, it might be time to find an Aussie nail-mail buddy?

Have you tried any Face of Australia Carnivale shades? Which of the two shown today do you like the most, Ferris Wheel or Bird of Paradise?

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