Sunday, 8 December 2013

AIPAS NEWSLETTER - 8 December 2013

Welcome to the 8th issue of the Australian Indie Polish Appreciation Society Newlsetter!

There are only a few short weeks until Christmas, and some store have announced their seasonal closures.  We also have a few brands who have sales on this week, and of course we have some lovely photos from our weekly challenge theme.


The Australian Indie Polish Appreciation Society was created with a simple goal, to help promote and share the love of Aussie Indie polish brands.

You can join in on the fun and keep track of release and sale info and giveaways by joining the AIPAS Facebook Group.  If joining a community isn't your style, follow this blog by GFC or Bloglovin for the highlights.

The AIPAS Mod team comprises of Cassie Goodwin (The Reluctant Femme), Nicole Wearmouth, Relle Kins (Lazy Lacquerista) and Teneil Masters (Shades of Phoenix).  You can email the mod team at aussieindiemods @ or send us a private FB message.


This week's theme was ALL THE SEASONAL POLISH.  Whether it was for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentines etc, if it was seasonal, now was the time to dust it off and wear it.

L to R:  Theresa Carter - It's All About the Polish with Femme Fatale Cosmetics Tree Disguise Kit (Xmas), Bettina Butler - IG @bettinanails with PrettyPots Christmas Treats, Powder Perfect Decorate a Palm Tree and Glam Polish Conjuring (Xmas), Lily Jinks - IG @lilyandjinks with Arcane Lacquer Twinkling Tinsel and Festive Embrace (Xmas)

L to R:  Christine David - IG @serenitynails_ with Femme Fatale Cosmetics Tree Disguise Kit (over Sparkling Sands - a fundraising polish by FFC) (Xmas), Bec Dawber - Lacquer Dreams with Gloss n Sparkle Holoween (Halloween)  

L to R:  Briana Allan - IG @briemmara with Arcane Lacquer Modern Trimmings (Xmas), Relle Kins - with Shades of Phoenix - Mictlan (Halloween)

Don't forget to add your name/link in the permission to use photos doc in the Facebook group.  There are more fantastic manis posted every week, but we won't share them if you don't say it's okay first! :)

Also, to be included in this section of the newsletter, the photo has to be posted by the person wearing the polish.


Oh my gosh!  No new release announcements!  You might want to check out the calendar and the group though, and see what has released in the past few weeks.  It's been quite busy!

Aussie Indie brands, please remember to send your release info and swatch/marketing shots through to for inclusion in the newsletter and calendar.  You can also PM Relle Kins on Facebook.  Unfortunately the group's feed moves too fast, so we rely on you to drop us a line.



Shades of Phoenix are offering Free Shipping on all orders over $15 until Friday 13th December. SOP has let us know she will be discontinuing some lines in the new year, so now is definitely the time to snap up those on your wishlist!  There are also some polishes that are discounted further, and are a good indication of which polishes may be retired next year.


Sayuri Nail Lacquer's limited edition Halloween GITD polish, Graveyard Whispers, is being retired Sunday night, so if you want it time to part with your cold hard cash!

POWDER PERFECT - Buy 2 get 1 free

Powder Perfect is offering a deal until Friday 13th, when you buy 2 polishes, you get the 3rd bottle free.


Gloss n Sparkle are having their annual Boxing Day Sale, and offering 25% off orders of $20 or more, using the code BOXINGDAY, and the discount applies to all products - polishes, balms and soy melts.  There will also be more polish added to a clearance section with even lower prices.


Celestial Cosmetics - 1 December to 5 January inclusive - CURRENTLY CLOSED
Gloss and Sparkle - 18 December to 25 December inclusive
Femme Fatale Cosmetics - 21 December to 2 January inclusive


Glam Polish is having a Glamiversary Giveaway starting 21 November and finishing 14 December, and is open to anyone with a shipping address in Australia or USA (can be a friend or family member's address).

Lazy Lacquerista is holding a giveaway to celebrate her Blog's first birthday. Aussie indies included are 2 polishes sponsored by Loki's Lacquer, 1 by Shades of Phoenix, and other Aussie indie polishes and bits and bobs. Prize details and how to enter can be found here.  There is also a second giveaway, an international multi-blogger giveaway with gift vouchers as the prize, and one of the stores the winner's gift voucher is available from is Aussie Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and the other international stockists carry Aussie Indie lines too.

Indee Polish Co is holding an Instagram contest and it is open until there are 1,000 followers, search for #muricamondaymadness 

Glitter for All!

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