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 Let's Get Feminine. We asked you to embrace your femininity and show us your favourite polish that makes you feel super femme.
Kireina Kate Warner (The Polished Peony) with some unnamed Wave of Polish colours from MLO Polish, Mckfresh - Infinite Love, Love thy Polish - Bringin' Sexy Back, and Celestial Cosmetics - Finale and Snow Cloud
Alexis Green (IG @gumnetbabygreen) with Sayuri - Sugar Coated Dreams
Nicole Cousins (IG @victory_nails) with Grace-full Nail Polish - The Fellowship Cloak
Julia Steele-Scott (IG @nailpolishparty) with Emily de Molly - Fashion Victim
Ames Spencer (IG @awesome_ames) with Lilypad Lacquer - Plum the Wine
Stacey Meldrum with Hollish - Tea for Two
Briana Allen (IG @briemmara) with Shades of Phoenix - Peachy Keen and Hemera
Jae Harrison (The Procrastinating Polishr) with Sea Siren Cosmetics - Gossip and Pretty Serious - Dream Weaver
Emma Marks (Attempting Fantastic) with Grace-Full Nail Polish - The White Rider, Peita's Polish - Labels or Love, Celestial Cosmetics - Liquid Lawn, Two Birds Lacquer - Chrysocolla and Pretty Serious - Dimension X
Livia Scarcella with Gloss n Sparkle - Strawberry Spring
Christine David (IG @serenitynails_) with Sayuri Nail Lacquer - Charmed Aurora, Blank Canvas and Sayuri Nail Transfers
All photos published are done so with the permission of the poster. If you would like to see your themed manis featured in the newsletter, please put your name on the Permission - Photo use in AIPAS newsletter file.
Next fortnight's theme is Mother Nature. Take a cue from the beauty of the natural world. Bask in blue skies, get wild in the jungle, run through fields of flowers or get lost in the outback. Hashtag it #AIPASnature
NEW POLISH RELEASES
The new Christmas Collection from Two Birds Lacquer is available now at www.etsy.com/shop/twobirdslacquer. Along with the new collection there is a great value gift pack available for any polish lovers you know.
Moonstone Nail Polish has just released it's first Christmas polishes! This limited edition sparkly red and green duo is inspired by festive Christmas bonbons. Each polish from the duo comes packaged in an actual Christmas cracker - a perfect stocking stuffer! Or perhaps an early Chrissy present for yourself!
'Mistle-Toad' is a teal/green jelly with a strong green glass flake shimmer, gold dots, and various tiny green and holo silver glitters.
'Tinsel-itis' is a bright red jelly with red/pink glass flake shimmer, gold dots, and lots of little red and holo silver glitters.
The duo is available for purchase from www.moonstonenailpolish.com Individual bottles are available for $9.99 each or save 10% and get the set for $17.99.
Swatches and review by Serenity Nails (http://serenity-nails.com/2014/11/27/moonstone-nail-polish-christmas-cracker-duo/)
Another beautiful collection from the human polish making machine Theresa of Grace-full Nail Polish!
"The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun collection is bright, summery and fun. Each polish is named after a girl/woman that is important in my life so they all have their own special meaning to me. There are five cremes, five shimmer/flakies and five glitters with one glitter topper that goes with all the polishes in the creme collection."
The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun collection was released on Friday night and is available from https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/GracefullNailPolish
New brand alert! Hit the Bottle have recently opened their virtual doors with a great range of stamping polish - 24 shimmery/metallic shades are currently available and all of them stamp over black!
Michelle has also informed me she's working on some non-stamping polishes as well so keep an eye out for new releases next year. You can find Hit the Bottle on Storenvy.
The Moonstone Nail Polish store will remain open over the Christmas period. However, orders made between December 22nd - January 2nd will not ship until Jan. 3rd. Happy Holidays!
Lots of news from Mckfresh starting with the good news - the current Stocking Stuffer sale is being extended by a week! Use the code STOCKINGSTUFFER20 on orders over $25 for 20% off your order all the way until 13th December! Head over to https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MckfreshNailAttire
There are also many shades that are being discontinued and may no longer be stocked next year. For the full list check the Mckfresh Facebook page.
Finally, Mckfresh will be closed over the Xmas period from 23rd December to 5th January.
GIVEAWAYS / CONTESTS
Alinta from the blog Polish and Paws is having a very generous Christmas giveaway which you can enter here: http://www.polishandpaws.com.au/2014/12/random-act-of-kindness-giveaway.html
There are two prize packs, each including a limited edition polish from Powder Perfect, nail care and nail art supplies and much more. Make sure to get your entries in by next Monday night, 15th December.
Mckfresh will be holding a giveaway in the Mckfreshies Facebook Fan Group when the group reaches 250 members. Swing by and become a Mckfreshie!
WHO IS AIPAS
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), assisted by Jae Harrison (The Procrastinating Polishr) and Theresa Carter(Grace-full Nail Polish/It's All About The Polish). You can email the mod team at firstname.lastname@example.org or send any of us a private FB message.