September 30, 2011

Don't get your "Knickers in a Knot", it's by Australis!

Ah don't you just love Aussie slang... when I first moved to Australia at the age of 12, not only did I not speak any English, let alone speak any Australian English! So a phrase like this would never have made sense to me. 

"Don't get your knickers in a knot, crack a tinnie and bob's yer uncle."

Huh???? My uncle's name is not Bob, my knickers aren't knotted up thank you, and crack a what? Well luckily the 33 year old me can decipher that sentence, which even though sounds English, doesn't make sense at all! Want to find out what it actually means? I'll tell you, only after I show you some pretty pics.

This post isn't about Aussie slang, this post is about a nail polish from the dinky-di (yep, another  slang... means genuine) Aussie brand called Australis and it's named "Knickers in a Knot". Ahhh... that's where the connection is you're probably thinking.

This nailpolish was in one of my goody bags I got at the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend (Posted about HERE and sneak peek of the bags given HERE).
Soft flash

I got fully opaque coverage with just 2 coats. I normally use a top coat over it, but I forgot this time, so the polish lasted me 2 days before starting to crack around the sides. With top coat I usually get around 4 days of wear with my polishes.

The colour is a wonderful watermelon red colour, and I know I'll be sporting it on my nails and toes all summer. And the best part about it? It's only $7.95.
Natural light

So what does that sentence mean? The one at the start of this post? It means..."Don't upset yourself, open a can of cold beer and everything will be fine" 

Have you tried Australis polishes? What colours are you loving now?

Disclaimer: this product was given to me free at the ABBW.


  1. I haven't tried their polishes, but I do use their makeup from time to time. I think it's the standard Australian teen's makeup choice - it was for me in high school anyway!

    Kisses, Melanie
    Beauty and Bows

    ps Thanks for your response about ABBW :)

  2. I am enjoying Maybelline Mini Colorama in Bublicious. Its a similar shade to this n am loving the shade and it reminds me of you. You shoud check it out. I will have a NOTD in a day or two n thn u can decide for yourself :)

  3. Very bright color! Looks great :)

  4. Fantabulous colour for summer!! Will trot off to the shops tomorrow I think, at $8 it'd be rude not too... lovely jubbly!

  5. In the UK we say 'don't get your knickers in a twist' instead.

    Love the pink polish, I'm jealous you guys will be going into summer now as we face winter.


  6. (Beauty and Bows Reply) (Makeup and Macaroons) Hi Lilit, I'm glad that someone else is a Pan Tao worshipper!

    Kisses, Melanie
    Beauty and Bows

  7. This is such a pretty color!
    xo Jenn

  8. But...12 year old you can't drink!!

    (Love this color though!)

  9. this polish and tone in tone lipstick with it, man you'd be the queen!!!

  10. Great colour on you lovely. I haven't tried any Australis polishes - need to have a closer look.



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