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. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Girly Bits - The Indie Shop November 2016 Polishes

Prepare to be blinded by some holo Gliry Bits made for The Indie Shop in Torrance, CA this past November. Two polishes were Limited Edition and one was Exclusive to the event. I am not sure if any are available for sale now but check out the Girly Bits website in case!

First up is One Is Never An Oeuf is an amazing turquoise linear holo with teal and gold shimmer. This one really pops. It's also a dream to apply. Two easy coats plus top coat.

Next, I have Merci! which is a deep forest green linear holo with some blue sparks. I can't remember if this is one coat or two but I know enough that it was a dream to apply. So rich and pigmented! 

Lastly is Oh La La which is so complex and freaking sparkly! It's a clear base packed with red, violet and silver holographic microglitter, pink shimmer and ultra chrome flakes that shift from red to bronze to purple. I am wearing 3 coats plus top coat but it builds up really well and isn't too chunky. Yay!

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Holiday Nails!

If you haven't already gathered, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is probably my favorite brand of nail polish ever. I have one FULL drawer in my Helmer dedicated to BEGL plus overflow into the front half of another drawer. Yes, I've exceeded 150 BEGLs at this point. My name is Caitlin and I'm a nail polish addict.

Almost two years ago I won the cutest Christmas duo of BEGL polishes from Polished at Heart which is another blog run by two sisters. The two polishes are Merry Christmas Reading Room! and Rainbow Room Christmas Rumpus! The former is a sparkly deep bright linear holo red with teeny microglitters. The latter is a pink crelly with metallic and holo glitters. The cutest duo! I am so thankful and happy to have this custom set of BEGLs in my stash!

I have been waiting for Christmas to come around again for a second time to wear these for the first time. Last Christmas was a bit of a shitshow as my mom was in hospital from Christmas Eve until New Year. This year is equally shitty as our Nan died and now our Grandad is in the throws of rapidly progressing Alzheimer's. And our relatives have all but officially abandoned us! Merry Christmas, all! I definitely don't have the Christmas spirit in me this year but my nails would fool anyone ;)

Enough about our sad lives, onto the mani details:

Index and Middle - Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer He Has A Little Woman (ONE COAT!!)
Ring - Merry Christmas Reading Room (2 coats)
Pinky - Rainbow Room Christmas Rumpus (2 coats)
Thumb - Cupcake Polish The Bean (2 coats)

Finished off with 1 coat of HK Girl Top Coat which I finally used for the first time and it's amazing. I need a massive refill bottle now!

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