Monday, January 23, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Thrill Me to the Marrow

I have a "palate cleanser" polish for your eyes today. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Thrill Me to the Marrow is a really pretty "lavender-leaning taupe creme" that applies nicely in 2 coats with top coat. I think I like it on my hands. It didn't give me weird lobster hands which makes me happy.

Thrill Me to the Marrow is part of the Dad's Mixtape Collection Side A from the summer. I wanted to swatch the whole collection but didn't get around to it. I believe it's also still available for sale if it tickles your fancy ;)

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Void Stuff

I love when indie nail polish makers work to please their customers. Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer goes above and beyond for her customers and loyal fans. Recently she started re-releasing older polishes that had previously sold out. Void Stuff is one such polish. I grabbed this in November and I really love it! 

Void Stuff is "a deep teal/green linear holographic with blue to red shifting glass flecks." Totally gorgeous. AMAZING FORMULA. This is ONE coat, no top coat! Get it now while you still can (for the second time).

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Terrific Twos

This pretty blue microglitter is called Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl Turns TWO! It was an LE polish from a few years ago and I only recently got my hands on it. There's something about this shade of blue that makes me really happy.

I decided to layer this over Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Void Stuff because... well, I'm not sure why. I think I would have preferred it on its own but I felt the need to wear undies. It can definitely get opaque on its own in two coats. While it is a microglitter it dries relatively smooth but I am wearing a thick coat of HK Girl Top Coat which is a new FAVE! Yay!

Here is a macro so you can see all the glittery goodness. There are a lot of colours in there!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Fever Dream

I feel like this polish is a good bridge between Christmas and Valentine's Day. I didn't get in enough Christmas manis for my liking so maybe this is a consolation prize. Or maybe I'm just very eager to celebrate Valentine's Day (NOT)... or Galentine's Day which is 100x more awesome!

Siren's Fever Dream is a special little polish from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, an encore to the Siren Series and an apology for a shipping delay in November. It's also a gorgeous burnt cherry red with a million different things mixed in - shimmers, flakies, glitters, you name it. You can see what I mean in the macros below.

I am wearing 2 coats plus top coat. The formula was a little sticky as it's a jelly base but if you ensure you put enough on your brush then it applies really, really well. I like the formula a lot! A full-size version of this will be available for sale in February I believe so if you like it then grab yourself a bottle!

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Girly Bits - What Happens in Vegas Ends Up on Facebook (2014 Version)

A few weeks ago I was craving a more sophisticated polish for my nails so I grabbed Girly Bits What Happens in Vegas Ends Up on Facebook which, I realize, for some, might be FAR from sophisticated. However, I find the mauve-y base to be rather classy even with the holo and iridescent glitters. This is the second release of WHIVEUOF so it's slightly different then the original release in 2013 but gorgeous nonetheless.

I am wearing 2 coats plus top coat. This needs a top coat as it dries ever so slightly textured. I love a smooth glassy finish on my nails so top coat is pretty much always a MUST. Yet another AMAZING Girly Bits polish. It's no longer available as it was Limited Edition but you can often find it second hand, like I did :)

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Girly Bits - November COTM Polishes

Girly Bits has been putting out the most gorgeous polishes lately! For the November edition of the Colours of the Month series, Girly Bits released The Fuchsia is Ours and Everyday I'm Truffling. They are both really unique and oh so pretty. I am completely obsessed with The Fuchsia is Ours and I am sure you can see why...

I am wearing 2 easy, peasy coats of The Fuchsia is Ours which is a bright pink holo with gold and orange shimmer. The shimmer in this is so unique and works so so well with the linear holo. I finished this off with top coat but it was super shiny on its own.

The second half of the duo is Everyday I'm Truffling which is a medium grey crelly with gold and pink shifting shimmer and purple shimmer. I can't really tell that this is a crelly as it seemed more like a cream but it's stunning anyway with the shimmer. I don't usually like grey polishes but this works really well on me with the pink and gold shimmer. 

Hurry! These are still available at Harlow & Co.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Oy! Stupid Face

In my humble opinion, nothing beats bubblegum pink nails. Oy! Stupid Face from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is the most bubblegummy bubblegum pink of all... it's a hot bubblegum pink with blue/purple and blue/green flakies. I love it so so so much. I am wearing 3 coats plus top coat. It was a bit goopy to apply but perhaps I will try thinning it next time :) It's so beautiful that I know I will wear it again and again or until the bottle runs out.

I received this a surprise in a nail package from a lovely lady a few months ago after she heard about the rough year I was having. Sometimes the generosity of strangers catches me off guard and warms my calloused heart just a little bit. Thank you to all the good human beings out there, no matter where you are or who you are.