Face of Australia does Carnivale!

Face of Australia Carnivale

Ah, another nail polish collection from Face of Australia. You must be wondering, another nail polish collection? Again? I’m actually quite happy that they’ve come up with yet another nail polish collection because they’ve hit the nail on the head with many of their limited edition collections and this time, again, they did not disappoint. Put on your dancing shoes, folks, for they’re doing Carnivale!

There are 8 shades in this limited edition collection. I thought I’d show you three very pretty shades today which are just perfect for summer.

Face of Australia Carnivale

This nail polish collection is different from most of the collections Face of Australia has done. This time, instead of the creamy and glossy finish their nail lacquers are popular for, four of the shades have a matte finish and the other four have a textured finish. The ones I had the opportunity to try out were the textured ones.

According to Face of Australia, the glittery textured shades are inspired by the elaborate masks worn during the great Carnevales of Europe. Ahh I can just picture them. Now that’s good inspiration, no? :)

Face of Australia Carnivale Nail Enamel in Mango Slurpee

Mango Slurpee: A creamy pale orange. Not coral, but delicious orange. A beautiful summery colour.

Face of Australia Carnivale Nail Enamel in Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin’: Barbie pink. Another shade apt for summer.

Face of Australia Carnivale Nail Enamel in Between The Flags

Between The Flags: Very shimmery cherry red.

The combination of the sandpaper texture and colour on Between The Flags reminds me very much of Christmas tree decorations. I know what I’m wearing for Christmas! :D

These nail polishes leave a very grainy, almost sandpaper-like finish on the nails. I applied a layer of glossy top coat over them (I like Sally Hansen’s Diamond Flash). It went on smooth glossy, which made me think that it might cover the “grains” but when the top coat dried, it went back to its original grainy texture. I’m not usually a fan of textured nail polishes but I think these are gorgeous. They’re very easy to apply without any dragging at all, thanks to the formula and brush.

Unfortunately, this didn’t last long on me. I had them on for two days before one of them chipped (even with top coat on). Still, these are beautiful lacquers and if you’re a fan of textured nail polishes, I highly recommend you check out these colours from the Carnivale collection. I’ve not tried out the other four matte polishes but I’ll be sure to check them out.

Face of Australia Carnivale

Face of Australia’s limited edition Carnivale nail polish collection (as usual, they’re 3-free) retails at AU$5.95 each and is now available at Priceline, Kamrt, Big W nationwide. You can also get them online at Fashion Addict and Makeup Express.

Note: These nail lacquers were provided for editorial consideration.

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  1. Maddy

    Love Mango Slurpee !! You are right about Face Of Australia Limited Edition collections. They are spot on every single time
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    1. Tine

      I know, right? Spot on, I tell ya. What can I say, they know what people want! :P

  2. MissCarole

    Love the Barbie pink!!!
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    1. Tine

      Haha you and me both!

  3. Paris B

    Hmm maybe its how they look in photos, but for me they look like my polish looks when I go and mess with them before they dry. Sorry Tine! Love the colour, not so in love with how they look (but it could just well be how they turn out in photos!)
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I know what you mean. I didn’t think it would look good at all. That’s why I’m not usually a fan of textured nail polish. I didn’t even know this was going to be textured until I applied this. When it started to bubble, I was like woah was this a lemon? Then it dried and damn, not bad. Not bad at all! ;)

  4. Norlin

    Loving the look of those bright, bold colours, but the texture I’m still a bit iffy on.
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    1. Tine

      Haha fair enough. I’m not usually a fan of textured lacquers either. One thing about these I can say, when your skin is itchy, you can turn your hand and give it a good ol’ scratch. Kakakaka! :P

      1. Norlin

        LOL! Good idea! It’s like the Sally Hansen Fuzzy nail polish in terms of using it to scratch yourself!
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  5. gio

    That pink looks gorgeous!
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    1. Tine

      Very Barbie :P

  6. kerker

    These look cool! Summer Lovin is my favourite!
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    1. Tine

      It’s a pretty one, isn’t it? :)

  7. Jen W

    I really want to try the gold/bronzey one. I love Ferris Wheel

    1. Tine

      I can’t wait to check out Ferris Wheel in store. Looks fab in the photos!

  8. emmasalkild

    Is it weird if I say the Between the Flags colour makes me hungry?! Eeek …
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha what’s it making you hungry for?? :P

      1. emmasalkild

        Ice blocks, fairy floss and lollies. Haha. It’s probably the fact I’m pregnant more than the nail polish though ;) #yum #helpme
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        1. Tine

          Oh yummmm … okay now I want fairy floss … mmmm ….

  9. Shamim de Varax

    i want to try the matte ones. caaaaaaaaaanot stand texture polishes, it reminds me of skin diseases =(

    1. Tine

      Hahahahaha eeyerr don’t remind me lah! :P

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