Friday, December 2, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - BEGLove {Group Custom}



Now that it's December and November rain is a thing of the past... it's time for holos to shine along with the Christmas lights! I really love wearing dark holos on my short nails and BEGLove is one of my faves.

BEGLove is an indigo linear holo with purple shimmers and it was created for fans of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. Sadly, it is no longer available except in blog sales or destashes. Such a lovely formula, almost opaque in one coat but I went for two plus top coat. 



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Limited Edition 40/41



The other day I was having the hardest time choosing a nail polish so I asked Riley to pick a colour family so I could narrow down my options. She chose teal and I then chose Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Limited Edition 40/41. 40/41 is a neon teal with cobalt Nfu Oh style flakes. I love how it looks like an otherworldly pond with those flakes! Two coats plus top coat and an excellent formula overall. 



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Friday, November 25, 2016

Girly Bits - Sky Theatre {Polish Con Chicago 2016 Exclusive}



Oh, I love this nail polish so much! I was lucky enough to get my hands on this Polish Con Chicago 2016 Exclusive because of a lovely nail friend. Sometimes people are the best (i.e. when they are not Donald Trump or any other fascist). Unfortunately this polish is no longer available so please don't be mad - I just had to share because it's stunning.



Here is a video of Pam mixing up the batch of Sky Theatre. I believe this types of videos are referred to in the nail polish community as "pourn."


This polish is so complex and unique! Sky Theatre appears to be a purpley navy blue jelly base loaded with tiny flakes giving a greeny/teal shimmer. Since it is a jelly, I needed 3 coats to get this look and I wouldn't skimp on the 3 coats as it adds to the complexity. I finished off with top coat as it dried a little dull but not too gritty.



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Emily de Molly - Future Royal


I used to hate flakies in nail polish. I thought they looked sloppy and messy and gross. But I am now a flakie convert. The more the merrier, especially if they are in a squishy jelly base like Emily de Molly Future Royal. This polish is described as a a bright, almost neon, purple jelly
with copper shimmer and iridescent, colour shifting flakes. YES, please!

I am wearing 2 coats plus top coat. I really love this polish and it's too bad my cuticles were a mess when I wore it. Nothing makes me smile more than a bright magenta polish! I also love how well the flakies stand out here.


You can purchase Emily de Molly Nail Colour here

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grace-full Nail Polish - Eternal Sunset


Something different for your eyes today! This is Grace-full Nail Polish Eternal Sunset which was a Hella Holo Customs exclusive polish from this past Summer (i.e. it's no longer available except second-hand). I honestly have nothing like this polish in my collection, past or present, which is always fun!



Grace-Full describes Eternal Sunset as a "purple jelly with multichrome flakies in copper, gold and fuchsia and pops of holo micro glitter in bright pink and copper." I really love how this polish changes depending on the lighting. At very extreme angles it has that "unicorn pee" effect which we all love (at least I do)!

Application was a bit patchy so I used 2 coats but it was a bit hard to get the finish I was looking for. In hindsight I would probably layer this over a jelly polish like OPI Houston We Have A Purple. It's still a really cool polish!




To join Hella Holo Customs, visit their Facebook page. Alternatively, you can email your Facebook account details (i.e. name and profile link) to hellaholocustomercare(AT)gmail.com and Dawn (who manages the group) will set you up so you can purchase lovely polishes like this one!

You can purchase other Grace-Full Nail Polishes here!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Midnight Glitz


Sometimes you want your nails to be blindingly blingy. If today is one of those days, then you need to get yourself a bottle of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Siren's Midnight Glitz. BLINGTASTIC. 

This polish was released as a NYE's polish and it's perfect for the occasion. I am wearing 2 coats plus top coat. I am seeing a few bald spots in the pictures so I would suggest 3 coats to be safe or even layer over a similar base (maybe even a light pink). 




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Friday, November 11, 2016

Girly Bits - Dibs! {Polish Con Chicago 2016 LE}



If you haven't noticed, I've been on a bit of a Girly Bits kick as of late. I love that Girly Bits is Canadian and creates gorgeous polishes. I have also had a desire to wear more sophisticated colours lately... I'm not sure why but maybe it has something to do with my approaching birthday, subconsciously. Dibs! is definitely sophisticated for a holo.



From the Girly Bits website: "Dibs! is a mauve-y taupe holo with pink shimmer and a touch of holo copper microglitter. The name Dibs! was inspired by an apparent Chicago tradition in the winter months, where residents will shovel out a parking spot then place an item (often a lawn chair)  in the parking spot to reserve it for later. We felt Dibs! on polish might be on people's minds at Polish Con!"

I am wearing 2 coats without top coat for the pictures. It's so beautiful and elegant! Wouldn't you agree?



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