Saturday, 21 June 2014


32nd 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 theme was Green!  And boy oh boy did we get all things green!  It was great to see so many people joining in, and such a variety of polishes and brands this week.  You go girls!
Kireina Kate Warner (The Polished Peony) with Dead Set Babes Poison and Celestial Cosmetics - T's in a Tizz
Jae Harrison (IG @procrastinatingpolishr) with Arcane Lacquer - Willow
Kat Bee (IG @katherinelb2) with Shades of Phoenix - Poseidon
Theresa Carter (It's All About the Polish) with Powder Perfect - Obsessions

Christine David (IG @serenitynails_) with Glam Polish - Utopian Paradise
Ronda Duong (IG @ronda_isms) with Emily de Molly - Folklore

Julia Steele Scott (IG @nailpolishparty) with McFresh Nail Attire - Uptown Girl
Relle Kins (Lazy Lacquerista) with Loki's Lacquer - Frey Frey
Brooke Castles (IG @babsnails) with Peaches Polish - Apple Liquorice
Alinta McMurdo (Polish and Paws) with Powder Perfect - Obsession

Emma Marks (Attempting Fantastic) with Shades of Phoenix - Poseidon
Ann Wong (IG @annvsv) with Emily de Molly - Majestic Flight

Alexis Green (IG @gumnutbabygreen) with Sayuri Nail Lacquer - Mori

Rebecca Lavender-Roberts (Polished Peripherals) with Femme Fatale - Emerald Rain and Shadowfen

Vicky Olsen Picone  with Bella Belle - Emerald City
Courtney Butters-Kerr with Celestial Cosmetics - T's in a Tizz

Lena Svensson (Rockjewel Nails) with McFresh Nail Attire - Lady Scales
  Adele Waterhouse with Emily de Molly - Monet's Garden

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 Polishes or Brands starting with the letter S.  


Powder Perfect are set to release their Lady is a Vamp collection on 26 June.  The collection features 6 polishes and is about celebrating what makes us feel good.  Getting dressed up to the nines, or wearing your old faded jeans and a tshirt, the polishes are inspired by those things that make us feel vibrant and alive.  There will be a creme polish, 3 glitters and 2 holographic shades.

Glam Polish have their Epic Journey and June Exotic Shades Collections available for pre-order!

Bella's Touch will be releasing 5 new polishes on Monday 23 June at 4pm.  There is no theme, and all are very different.  Keep your eye out for @serenitynails_ and @nailingaround on Instagram for swatches and reviews.  All are $8.50.


Shades of Phoenix are trialling international shipping at the moment, so if you are outside of Australia, now's your chance to get your hands on some SOP direct!  Check this SOP Facebook page post for more information.

Gloss 'n Sparkle has been working hard behind the scenes, but popped out briefly to let AIPAS know that GnS polishes will soon be re-stocked at Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Femme Fatale and Edgy Nails.  Angela has also been working on her soy wax melts range, so keep watch for the new melt flavours!  There are also whispers about the possibility of a second US distributor, so we'll have to keep our eyes peeled when it comes to Gloss 'n Sparkle, it sounds like there are going to be a lot of things to tempt us in the coming weeks.  

Sayuri Nail Lacquer will be at the Brisbane Twilight Markets next weekend from 5pm to 9pm Friday.  If you're going to the markets, make sure you pop by and say hello!  (and check out the whole range in person!)  Sayuri will also be at the Brisbane Miss Muddy charity fun/mud run on the Sunday.  


Help Me Ronda are excited to announce the launch of a new product - Rub-a-dub Scrub!  This scrub is for hands and body, and will be available for purchase when the Help Me Ronda Etsy store reopens on July 1st.

It's made of shea butter, jojoba and coconut oils together with rice and tea tree powders, which gives you a gentle but effective and nourishing scrub that will leave you feeling soft, supple and smooth.  Ronda will be having discount combos too, so make sure you keep up to date on the HMR Facebook page.


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.


1 comment:

  1. So many gorgeous greens! (kat bee on fb katherinelb12 on IG)