Saturday, 3 May 2014


25th Edition

Welcome to the Australian Indie Nail Polish Appreciation Society Newsletter for this week!  AIPAS is a Facebook group of brands and fans that have come together to share the love of Australian Indie Polish.  If you're only stumbling across this newsletter from the web, please drop by and check out our Facebook group for shared swatches, up to date release previews and our weekly challenge.


This week's challenge theme was Easter Themed, and we saw some lovely sugary treats!

Jae Harrison (IG @procrastinatingpolishr) with Sayuri Nail Lacquer - Candied Visions

Briana Allan with Glam Polish - King of All The Candy

Alinta McMurdo with Fox & Owl - Pretty Kitty

All photos published are done so with the permission of the poster.  If you would like to see your photos included in the weekly theme, please put your name on the Permission - Photo use in AIPAS newsletter file.

Next week's theme is "They picked my polish" so start rounding up those Aussie Indies - someone else will be picking which one you put on for the challenge next week!


Beyond the Shadows Collection now available

6 new multichromes and thermals were released by Smudged Polish.  

More swatches available on Smudged's Facebook page.

Also, for every two new shades purchased you receive a handmade flower keyring from KJP DESIGNS

Swatches done by Lauren Tran.  Photo credit: Belinda Cranmer, Kimberly Parker, Lauren Tran

No release dates yet, but Shades of Phoenix have a very limited run of an exclusive duo soon to be released.  Wham Bam, and Thank you Ma'am


We have a little sneaky peek of an upcoming polish from Shades of Phoenix! There are no release dates yet but look at that green!

Sayuri Nail Lacquer will be at the BrisStyle Indie Market next Saturday, 10 May 2014.  Drop by and check it out, and say hi!  


Giveaway by IG @alintamcmurdo

A message from Alinta about her giveaway:-

May is Lyme Awareness Month and the World Wide Lyme Protest runs 16th - 18th May. So I am running a giveaway to raise much needed awareness - especially within the nail community. The Australian Government need to accept that this disease is here and that it can be very debilitating, I have Late Stage Neurological Lyme Disease that has made me very disabled but I cannot access treatment.  I hope that more awareness will make the Australian Government act so that less people need to suffer. I also hope people will understand Lyme more so that there is less stigma attached to the name and more compassion showed for those who suffer. If just one person catches their symptoms early and realises it's Lyme so that they can get early treatment, this will all be worth it.

Prize consists of nail art items, polish donated by myself, Dead Set Babes, Powder Perfect and Fox And Owl Polish as well as an "I Do Nails" polish necklace from Perfectly Imperfect Pretties.

Giveaways from It's All About the Polish

Reminder that the Powder Perfect Giveaway ended tonight at 8.30pm AEST

The Sea Siren pantone collection 2014 month long giveaway ends next Saturday

Arcane Lacquer, Femme Fatale Cosmetics and Pretty Serious Giveaway starts today and runs to next Saturday at 8.30pm

This week's giveaway includes and evoucher from Femme Fatale Cosmetics for $15 AUD, an evoucher from Pretty Serious Cosmetics for $25 AUD and two gorgeous polishes from Arcane Lacquer, Funhouse and Luna Madness.


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 the fun and keep track of the latest release and sale info, as well as giveaways and other polish related discussions by joining the AIPAS Facebook Group. If a community isn't your style, you can always follow this blog using GFC or Bloglovin and get some of the highlights.

The AIPAS Mod team comprises of Cassie Goodwin (Reluctant Femme), Nicole Wearmouth, Relle Kins (Lazy Lacquerista) and Teneil Masters (Shades of Phoenix/Shades of Teebee).

You can email the mod team at or send any of us a private FB message.


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