Glam Polish Heart of Darkness Collection – Swatches & Review

Aaaand Glam Polish is back with another bangin’ collection. The Heart of Darkness collection consists of 6 shades inspired by “the strange and beautiful” – female characters from films and TV shows with dark influences. With three glass fleck shimmers in blackened bases, and three vampy shimmery holos, this collection is right up my alley.

This collection comes in Glam Polish’s new screen printed bottles! They’re the same square ones used by Enchanted Polish and Lynderella. I really like the glass “clink” noise they make – it sounds delicate – but on the other hand they do sound less sturdy.

Glam Polish Heart of Darkness collection

I used three coats for all of these swatches, although most could have been ok with two coats. I’ve also used top coat, as they all dry to a semi-matte finish.

Lisbeth is inspired by Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium Series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). It’s a concrete grey base with blue and pink sparkles, and scattered holo. It’s absolutely lovely. The jelly-like base allows the shimmer and holo to shine through to maximum effect.

Glam Polish Lisbeth swatch

Glam Polish Lisbeth swatch

Glam Polish Lisbeth swatch

Elvira is inspired by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has a rich purple base filled with magenta/indigo colour shifting flakes, and linear holo.

Glam Polish Elvira swatch

Glam Polish Elvira swatch

Glam Polish Elvira swatch

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My Favourite Beauty Products to buy from iHerb

My Favourite Beauty Products to buy from iHerb

Happy Easter! Apologies for my absence over the last 2 weeks, I’ve just started working more hours and I’m still adjusting to the lack of free time. I hope you didn’t (or did?!) eat too much chocolate over the long weekend. I’ve already written the entire of last week off.

Let me just say straight up: this is not a sponsored post, nor am I in any way affiliated with iHerb. I just think it’s a damn good website, and every beauty addict should know about it. Ignoring the cheesy name, iHerb is an e-tailer of natural health products, vitamins and supplements. It carries a huge range of products that I see as natural beauty staples, so it’s really convenient to be able to get them all in one place. However, because it sells so many products, it can be a bit overwhelming at first, so I’ve compiled this list of what are, in my opinion, the best products to buy from there.

All the products in this post are things I’ve personally bought from iHerb. There are several reasons why I choose to buy them from iHerb rather than locally, but the main reason is cost. These products are significantly cheaper (even including shipping!) than what I would have to pay for them in Australia. Although I do try to support local shops whenever possible, the savings on these are just too good to pass up.

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Now Foods Certified Organic Jojoba Oil

I use jojoba oil as a makeup remover and cleanser as part of my OCM (oil cleansing method) blend. It’s  great for moisturising because it contains sebum-like esters (the oil that is produced by our own skin), so when the clean jojoba oil is applied, it tricks the skin into thinking it’s already produced enough oil. I will admit that this is the only brand of jojoba oil I’ve used, but I’m happy with it, and the price is good value, especially since jojoba oil is one of the most expensive oils per ml. I also like to buy other OCM oils, such as castor oil, sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil, from iHerb at the same time.

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Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

I’ve used a couple of brands of coconut oil and as long as it’s cold pressed extra virgin, they’re pretty much the same. The brand I’m currently using is Nutiva. I use coconut oil for a variety of uses – body moisturiser (don’t use it on the face as it’s comedogenic), hair mask, and cooking oil and butter substitute. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so apparently it also helps with scalp conditions and tinea. You can also use it for oil pulling, if that’s your thing.

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