Monday, 27 October 2014

AIPAS NEWSLETTER - 27 October 2014

48th Edition

Welcome to the Australian Indie Nail Polish Appreciation Society Newsletter for this fortnight! 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 fortnightly challenge.


This fortnight's theme was Dark Hearts.  This theme was open to interpretation, and the group was invited to wander in to the heart of darkness and using evil or heart-break themed polishes, using polishes with heart glitters, nail art etc.

We had a few unique takes on the theme, even though we didn't have many participants this fortnight. Hopefully  more people will participate next week, as the AIPAS Facebook page has started featuring manis from the themes, starting this week.

Relle Kins (Lazy Lacquerista) with Arcane Lacquer - Ambulant Heart, Sayuri Nail Polish - Red Shirt and Loki's Lacquer - Who Died and made you f**king King of the Zombies

Jae Harrison (IG @procrastinatingpolishr) with Celestial Cosmetics - Armageddon (stamping) topped with Alana Renee - Black Cherry 

Livia Scarcella with Loki's Lacquer - Merman (cough) Merman

Rebecca Lavender-Roberts (Polished Peripherals) with Femme Fatale - Haemotolangia, Bella Belle - First Love and Radioactive Woman (glow in the dark)

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 fortnight's theme is ...... Horror/Halloween.


Moonstone Nail Polish

Moonstone Nail Polish are celebrating their first year, and have some news for us, as well as a new shade:

To celebrate Moonstone Nail Polish's first year, we are thanking our wonderful customers with a sale and a chance to get a FREE limited edition birthday shade!

"Bithday Girl" is a warm purple jelly with purple shimmer and an array of blue, pink and purple sparks and flakes, plus a scattered hologrpahic effect.  This shade is limited edition and will not be restocked once sold out!

This shade will be available for purchase ($9.99) or you can grab it for FREE* if you spend $50+ (before shipping) during our birthday celebration sale (October 29-31).  No code required for this offer.

During our celebration sale, we will be offering 25% off EVERYTHING!  This incldues already reduced stock.  Use the code CELEBRATE25 at checkout to get yourself a bargain!

The sale will start Oct 29 at 7:00pm (AEDT) and end at 11.59pm Oct 31.

*offer available while stocks last.  No rainchecks.

Powder Perfect

Powder Perfect has reopened after their break, and launched their Christmas Collection for 2014. Available from


Grace-full Nail Polish

New on the Aussie Indie scene, Grace-full Nail Polish have opened with three collections, The Fellowship collection, Nail That Accent! and the Christmas Collection 2014.  Theresa gave us some information about the collections below.

"The collection that started it all is The Fellowship collection, it has 10 polishes. My family love Lord of the Rings and my 20 yr old son wanted me to make polishes based on the Lord of the Rings. It's been a great adventure to do together and while he's a 20 yr young adult male he had very definite opinions on the polishes. He hasn't been scared to tell me if the colour is wrong or he doesn't like a glitter - sometimes it was super annoying but in the end he was right and the changes worked.

Nail That Accent! is a collection for accent nails. I made this collection as I know as a nail art addict just how hard it can be to find that perfect glitter to use as an accent nail. The majority are solid colour glitters and there are some colourful microglitters as well. They are made to be used with undies/base colours, as I wanted to add the pop of glitter to a nail design without adding the bulkiness it can take to get a fully opaque glitter nail.

Christmas collection 2014 - I didn't want to do just traditional Christmas polishes so I had a bit of fun and came up with these, hopefully most of them can get some wear all year around."


Two Birds Lacquer

Two Birds Lacquer's owner is moving house and is looking to clear some stock so there is less to pack for the move!  Get 30% off until 7 November by using the code MOVE30.

Celestial Cosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics is currently closed, and is due to re-open at 3pm on 8 November (Adelaide time).  They will be releasing a new collection at that time, so stay tuned to the Celestial Facebook page, and instagram, as swatches will be posted when they become available.

Grace-full Nail Polish

Please welcome new Aussie Indie brand, Grace-full Nail Polish.  Here is a little introduction from Theresa about her brand.

"I'm so excited to share that my Indie polish store is open. My brand is called Grace-full Nail Polish, the Grace is after my daughter and the hyphen full is from a gorgeous little girl gone too soon that taught us all that things aren't just beautiful they are beauty-full.

You can keep up to date on Facebook or instagram @gracefullnailpolish"


Celestial Cosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics will be holding a giveaway in the Celestial's Stars Facebook Group if members reach 200 by the time the store re-opens on 8 November.


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

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.  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 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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