Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches Part 1

Time for some serious nail polish swatching! Today is my favorite brand of all time 😀

Brand:
Ulta3

From:
Local chemists, don’t think you can get it online but I could be wrong. Generally sold in large discount bins.

Price:
$2-3

Volume:
13.5ml

Bottle:
Generic round bottle with a white top.  Fairly cheap looking but who cares for $2 XD Only real problem I’ve found is that the glue holding the brush to the lid is a bit crap so often the lid comes off minus the brush. Easily fixed by removing any dried polish around the top of the bottle and closing/opening it again.

Brush:
Average size, flexible.

Drying Time:
Roughly the same for all of them. Fairly quick but nothing to write home about.

Colour Name:
Freesia

Description:
Dark pink with silver shimmer.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches


Thoughts:
One of my favorites in the Ulta3 range because it’s really lovely with purple nail art. It’s quite a dark pink so it’s definitely not drawing any Barbie comparisons but in the sun it really picks up the silver shimmer and looks quite spectacular.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Good for:
-Office appropriate manicures that still pack a punch
-Matching with purple nail art

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Colour Name:
Lagoon

Description:
Acid green with a very slight silver shimmer.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Thoughts:
Whoever came up with the name should have picked something else. The only thing that I think that this colour has  to do with a lagoon is disgusting poisonous alge XD That said the colour itself is actually really nice and layers well, perfect for Spring manicures 😀

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Good for:
-Spring themed nail art
-Flowers etc

Bad for:
-Konad, too sheer.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Colour Name:
Sizzling Red

Description:
Very fire engine red, can’t see it when it’s on but there is a little violet through it too.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Thoughts:
This one packs a punch 😀 Bright and shiny and very pigmented. You really can get away with one coat as you can see below:

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Good for:
-Vampy manicures
-Looks great paired with white tips.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Colour Name:
Seduction

Description:
Bright pink with a slight gold shimmer.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Thoughts:
This is your serious Barbie pink ^_^ There is no way to un-cuten this colour hahaha! I think the photos and the fact that I’ve used 3/4 of the bottle probably speak for themselves.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Good for:
-Sweet styles
-Lolita/Hime Gyaru styles

Bad for:
-Konad, too sheer

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Colour Name:
Silver Grey

Description:
Name says it all 😉

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Thoughts:
Quite pigmented which makes it fantastic for nail art and making little accents on already done designs. It’s not my favorite silver that Ulta 3 have done (that’s Snazzle) but it’s still a really nice colour in its own right.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Good for:
-Nail art in general or using for small accents.
-Probably good for konad because it’s decently pigmented.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Colour Name:
Little Boy Blue

Description:
Sheer light blue with a lot of silver shimmer.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Thoughts:
This is probably my favorite of all the Ulta 3 colours. It can be used to layer really effectively over other polishes like I did a while ago with that snow manicure or layered by itself for a really deep glitter. By itself it the shimmer becomes so deep it almost looks like glitter. Needs about 3 coats to be opaque

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

Good for:
-Layering over other polishes
-Making an interesting base coat alone.

Bad for:
-Konad, too sheer.

Ulta 3 Nail Polish Swatches

That’s part one in the ridiculous number of Ulta3 polishes I have! This is going to be a long series because they are so cheap I tend to amass them XD

Nail Art Photos ^_^

Long week so what’s better to look at on a Friday afternoon than a bunch of nail art?

These are a whole lot of sets that I made to stock Visage and Vice, a local goth store here. If you’re interested in buying any of them just email me at violet AT violetlebeaux.com otherwise they will probably be up in the shop sometime in the new year. Discounts if you want them now though 😉

I’ve been working with smaller sets lately which makes things much quicker and more cost effective. Of course I still do the full sets of 20 on request ^_^

You’ll have to excuse the glare, they are all already all packed up in plastic and ready for their new homes so it was a bit hard to get the photos!

Silver glitter stripes:

Violet's Nail Art


Blood drenched tips:

Violet's Nail Art

Silver/Red UV light glitter nails (very good for clubbing XD)

Violet's Nail Art

Zebra print:

Violet's Nail Art

Matt purple with black tips and spotted details:

Violet's Nail Art

Violet's Nail Art

Red with small black beads and 3d white acrylic lace:

Violet's Nail Art

Violet's Nail Art

Silver with redback spiders:

Violet's Nail Art

Blue and black lace:

Violet's Nail Art

Violet's Nail Art

Violet's Nail Art

These are my favorites, they are super dark blue with bats!

Violet's Nail Art

So that’s part of what’s been keeping me busy!  Hope it brightened your Friday afternoon! I am looking forward to doing some pinker nails soon XD

Snow Flake Nail Art and Outfit Of The Day

Yesterday was the Melbourne Beauty Blogger’s Christmas party so I decided to do my nails^_^ Lots of party pictures to come!

Nail art by Violet

I went with a snowflake design because I miss Winter already XD

Nail art by Violet

They were pretty dodgy because I didn’t leave them to dry enough before the top coat but they did the job!

Nail art by Violet

And my outfit from the day…

Outfit Post

Dress- Some store at Harbour Town the other day, on sale for $15!

Stockings- Myer, previously white but my washing machine turned them pink XD

Cardigan- Ice, on sale at Harbour Town 3 for $10 😀

Shoes- Can’t remember, I added the shoe clips

Necklace/Bracelet- Gift from the lovely Casey!

Brooch- Amaranth Opulent

Bonus photo:

Look at the epically huge rice crispy square I made XD It was actually several smaller squares but it melted in the container into one massive one!

MBBE Christmas Event

Nail art and Decoden

Just a quick post to show you some nails and deco that I did a little while ago.

Nail Art

 

These nails were a present for the lovely Vintage Grrl. She wanted something a little dark but still pretty. The base was black, I added silver swirls then stamped a red Fleur De Lis over the top using a konad plate. Lastly I restamped the konad with white and top coated.

Nail Art

And this is a nail case I deco’d a while ago…

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The hearts are puffy and I was going for a Hello Kitty-ish Valentines theme XD

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I don’t know if I really like how it turned out but it’s certainly striking!

New Nailart Photos!

Yesterday was the Melbourne Beauty Bloggers Event which deserves a whole post in it’s own but I couldn’t wait to show you my current nails… well my current nails until this morning that is!

I took the opportunity to go all out with the nail art and practice my acrylic skills again. This is my first set of nails using nail guides rather than plastic tips and I am quite happy with them!

Nail Art

They are also the longest nails I’ve ever had 😀

Each nail has a base of clear acrylic then diagonal stripes of blue and pink glitter acrylic and topped with more clear. Then the gems and cabochons were added and lastly a gel coating for durability and extra shininess ^_^ The durability wasn’t really needed in the end because even though I has planned on wearing them for a few weeks I had to remove them this morning to catch up making nails for sale >_< It’s hard to keep your own nails pristine when working with acrylics, paint, remover etc

Nail Art

Overall while I can still see a lot of flaws in the nails I can also see myself improving so I’m pretty happy with them ^_^

Nail Art

I had a lot of comments on them at the event and I wish I had taken more photos in the sunlight because they sparkle like nobody’s business XD

Now back to doing nails for other people!

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