Tuesday, 27 January 2015

AIPAS NEWSLETTER 27th January 2015

53rd 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 we asked to see your favourites of 2014. Naturally this led to you showing off a whole range of colours and finishes, just going to show what amazing Aussie polish makers we have!

Ronda Duong (IG @ronda_isms) with Emily de Molly - Setting Sun (and Alanna Renee - Golden Snitch)
Alinta McMurdo (Polish and Paws) with Glam Polish - Glimmer of Hope

Briana Allen (IG @briemmara) with Mckfresh Nail Attire - Be Careful What You Wish For
Livia Scarcella with Shades of Phoenix - Pixie Snot/Blueberry

Stacey Meldrum with Arcane Lacquer - Strutter
Melissa Larkins (IG @clavum_es) with Shades of Phoenix - Wildfire

 Lia Smith (IG @bugalugs2311) with Glittering Elements - Contains Some Nudity and Bettie Pain - Scattered Floor
Theresa Carter (IG @itsallaboutpolish)  with Celestial Cosmetics - Shamrock Shine
Jae Harrison (The Procrastinating Polishr) with Two Birds Lacquer - Afternoon Swim

 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.

The current theme is Aussie and we're already seeing some great Australian nails! Check out the group or search the hashtag #AussieAIPAS



A new collection from Bettie Pain Polish (from Megan of @snowglobenails) has just been released! The Vanity Collection is available now via Etsy with 8mL and 12mL options, plus you can buy the full size set for $53. More information and swatches can be found at Bettie Pain Polish on Facebook and @bettiepainpolish


Bella Belle have two new releases for the lovers - first up is the special Valentine's Day polish Diamond in the Rough. This one is available now in the Etsy store.

The Bridal Collection is also available now via the Etsy store, with 6 gorgeous new shades available both individually and as a collection.

Bella Belle also have 50% off their remaining Xmas stock so get in quick!


Two new releases from Shades of Phoenix are now available. This year for Valentine's Day is the Love Forever Duo, two pink polishes to bring out the girly girl in anyone.

Also available now is the Let The Good Times Roll collection, three polishes inspired by the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

All can be found at Shades of Phoenix right now!



The latest group exclusive has been released for members of Sayuri Sweethearts, the Facebook fan group for all things Sayuri.

Twisted Fate is available via Sayuri - but you'll need to be a Sweetheart to buy and see the real colour! (Spoiler: it's not grey)

Help Me Ronda are pleased to announce a Valentine's special - The Vintage Love Package!

This is a limited package consisting of:
1 x Hydration balm in Sweet Rose (A mix of Rose & Vanilla)
1 x Rub-a-Dub Scrub in Sweet Rose
2 x sets of Rose sticker vinyls by Loki's Nail Vinyls* (1 set each in red & black, 24 roses per set)
1 x Vintage Love polish by Emily de Molly*
*products are exclusive to the Vintage Love package and will not be sold anywhere else.

Available for presale in the Etsy store here now until sold out. The package will be shipped by 6th February 2015. With a total product value of $41, the package is available for $43 shipped. Available in Australia only.



Good news for US and Canadian fans of Sayuri Nail Lacquer - you can now buy all your polish, transfers and accessories directly from sayurinaillacquer.com!


Celestial will be briefly shutting the store down from January 30th for stocktake. During this time they will also be setting up a new store. The store will reopen on February 1st still at the same address of http://www.celestialcosmetics.com.au with some brand new colours!

I also hear there may be a sale, be sure to keep up to date on the Celestial Facebook page or via Celestial's Stars fan page.



Briana aka @briemmara has reached 1500 Instagram followers and is having a super generous giveaway as a thank you!

Prizes include two custom polishes - a Mckfresh and a Shades of Phoenix, some Loki's Nail Vinyls and some delicious chocolate. Head over to @briemmara on Instagram to enter - you have until Feb 2nd.


Shades of Phoenix are having an epic 2nd birthday giveaway, you can find out all the details and enter here: http://shadesofphoenix.blogspot.com.au/p/epic-birthday-giveaway.html

Here's a peek at first prize!


The Australian Indie Polish Appreciation Society was created with a simple goal, to help promote and share the love of Aussie Indie Polish brands and nail/hand/polish related products made in Australia and New Zealand.

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 thi newsletter from the web, please drop by and check out our Facebook group for shared swatches, up to date releases, previews and our fortnightly challenges. 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 Admin team comprises of Relle Kins (Lazy Lacquerista) and Teneil Masters (Shades of Phoenix/Shades of Teebee). Jae Harrison (The Procrastinating Polishr) is a AIPAS group Mod and Theresa Carter(Grace-full Nail Polish/It's All About The Polish) also assists.

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

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