Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Today's swatches Celestial Cosmetics "Birth of a Star" and an update on the law suit

Hello all.
Well, I haven't blogged for a few days and I actually feel guilty- I guess having a routine really is helpful in terms of giving me a sense of purpose while I wait for my next surgery.

Unfortunately I've had a bit of a rough time- my lawyers don't think I have a case against the hospital for screwing up my hip and left leg, and that's quite a blow, especially when you consider how much I have lost since 2012.
But, the laws regarding medical negligence were changed years ago when Jeff Kennett was in power and, as a result, it is extremely difficult to prove negligence now, so what can you do?
I'm not gonna lie, it's really devastating news, but I don't know what I can do about it, so I guess I'll just have to accept the loss of my business and the loss of my physical health and try to make the best of a truly shitty situation.

Anyway, that's enough whinging...onto the swatches;

As you can see, Birth of a Star is a gorgeous grey leaning purple. It has a faint holo effect under normal lighting, but under downlights and with the flash the holo rainbow shines through;

Shiny holo goodness
 This was a very easy polish to apply- fully opaque after two coats, no bald spots or dragging and the formula was a good consistency, neither too thick or thin.

To be honest I wasn't sure if I would like this colour- dusty purples tend to wash me out and make my skin tone look dead, but this is surprisingly flattering on my nails. I think part of that is because it's a darker colour and the grey aspect helps to counter the washed out issue.

Birth of a Star was a freebie to celebrate Celestial Cosmetics birthday, so I'm not sure if it's available to buy in their online store.
Regardless, if this is a fair representation of their holo polishes I would not hesitate to buy another, as this really is a lovely polish that seems to be free of the issues that can make holo polishes difficult to use- I even put a coat of Seche Vite over the polish and there's been no dulling of the holographic aspect (at least, as far as I can tell).


  1. Beautiful! So sorry to hear about your issues, it seems like you have a great attitude to life. I am sure good things will come your way, fingers crossed for you!

    1. Thanks very much- it's funny, but nail polish has really helped me over the last year as it provides great distraction and has helped me meet so many wonderful people online through nail blogging sites and appreciation groups. Who knew such little bottles of loveliness could make such a big difference?
      Also, thanks, you're the 1st person to ever comment on this blog- I tend to assume it just floats around the interwebs all by its lonesome, so cheers :D

    2. I have read your story about all the ups and downs you have had, I would love to give a donation but unfortunately my hours have been cut at work and things are a bit tight. I have a couple of Enchanted and Nail Nation polishes that I would love to give you which you could either sell on or you could keep them for yourself if they make you happy (they are all brand new and never been used) I am not sure how else to contact you. Let me know if this would help you at all.

    3. Therese, what a sweet and generous thing to offer. I'm not sure how best to respond, pehaps I could do a review of a polish for you or something? My contact details are on the "about my nail polish reviews" page if you want to email me.
      Emma x


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