Saturday, 26 January 2013

Australia Day

It's Australia Day! Today marks 225 years since the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia (history lesson over). Put simply, a bunch of British convicts arrived and called this place home :p

Normally Australia Day celebrations would involve the beach, barbeques, fireworks and beer (eww), but thanks to Cyclone Oswald (what a stupid name) where I live in Brisbane is currently being battered by a torrential downpour. Celebration dampener? I think so.

I've done a very simple Australia Day mani due to lack of time (and yes I got impatient and streaked my stamping a tiny bit). My mani was inspired by the Australian flag, but I didn't want to just paint the boring Union Jack and Southern Cross (not that I have anything against the Australian flag, I just don't find flags very stimulating haha). So here's my take on the flag:

Lamp light

All the polishes I used in this mani are China Glaze. The red polish is 'Ruby Deer' followed by a coat of 'Ruby Pumps', and the blue is 'Man Hunt' followed by 'Dorothy Who?'. I then stamped over my tips using Konad plate Q1.

ALSO! I have some very exciting news. Today a bunch of Aussie nail addicts (myself included) launched a blog attempting to create a resource on everything nail related. As far as we know, nothing of this scale has been attempted before. To check it out jump over to Lacquerheads of Oz, or check out the facebook page.


  1. Hope you'll have a great day! Your nails looks awesome :)

    1. Thanks :) I've just been having a lazy day inside out of the rain!

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    1. Thanks! It sort of reminds me of superheroes for some reason lol. It could be used as a 4th of July mani in America too :)


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