Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Dead Set Babes

Hey guys, sorry for my absence!  My uni workload has calmed down again now so it's back to blogging on a regular basis, and to get back in to the swing of things I have a review of three polishes from an exciting new Aussie indie label, Dead Set Babes.

'Confetti Cupcake'

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'Confetti Cupcake' bottle shot

'Confetti Cupcake' is a fun, bright polish consisting of fuchsia, turquoise, orange, and holo glitters in a vibrant hot pink jelly base. This one looks super squishy when applied, just the way I like my jellies. My photos show two thin coats of 'Confetti Cupcake', and as is to be expected with a jelly polish there is still a subtle VNL. If you want to avoid VNL you could easily add a third coat or layer it over a pink polish. Application was smooth and manageable, and I didn't have to fish around for the larger glitters. My only small gripe with this one is the fact that the pink base mottles the colour of the blue and orange glitters. I usually find that applying thin coats solves this problem, but it just didn't work with this one. This isn't to say that everyone will have the same problem, this may have just been an application issue on my behalf as the swatches on the Dead Set Babes store show the glitters perfectly.

'Lost In Love'

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'Lost In Love' bottle shot

 'Lost In Love' is a clear based glitter topper containing matte red, hot pink and baby pink hearts, matte white hexes, and matte baby pink squares. This one is super cute and would be perfect for Valentine's Day when it finally rolls around again next year. My photos show one dabbed layer over OPI 'You're Such A Budapest'. Unfortunately, the consistency of this one wasn't great. The base is super runny, which meant that it often pooled in my cuticles if I tried to apply it as I normally would and you will need to be prepared to fish for the glitters because they slide off the brush faster than you can pull it out of the bottle. An adorable polish, but you'll need a bit of patience for this one.

'Science Fair'

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'Science Fair' bottle shot

'Science Fair' is another glitter topper with matte glitters in a clear base. It contains mint, lavender and teal stars, dark purple medium hexes, and smaller white, lavender and teal hexes. I absolutely love the combination of this one and I think the name is very fitting. My photos show one dabbed coat over OPI 'Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous'. Unfortunately this one has the same runny base as 'Lost In Love', so once again it's a polish that you'll need a bit of patience to apply. Despite this though it's my favourite of the three polishes I received for review and I'll definitely be using it again sometime.

Dead Set Babes polishes are available from their etsy store for $9 AUD each, and yes they do ship internationally. A portion of their sales also goes to the RSPCA, which is something I can definitely get behind being the animal lover that I am. For updates you can follow their facebook page or find them on Instagram @DeadSetBabes.

Disclosure note: The product/s in this post were provided for review. This did not affect my opinion of the product/s.


  1. I really like Confetti Cupcake.

  2. These are beautiful!! Confetti Cupcake is just stunning! x


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