Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Shore Haven

Siren's Shore Haven from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is definitely unlike any other polish in my collection (past or present). What we have here is a silvery-pink linear holographic packed with platinum micro-flakies and pink to red to gold shifting glass flecks. 

This polish is very icy and complex with all those flakies and glass flecks. I am wearing two coats plus top coat. This polish wasn't the easiest to apply - it was a bit thick but Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers are designed to be worn in two coats thinning is sometimes necessary. I would probably thin this before wearing again so that I don't fudge up my nails like I did this time around (shhh... don't tell). You will also need a good layer of top coat as it dries a bit textured.

And, for your viewing pleasure, here is a macro which really captures the glass flecks and flakies. Yum!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - XOXO, Siren

Oh how I love a good shimmer. XOXO, Siren is amazing because its name is reminiscent of Gossip Girl (xoxo, gossip girl) and it's packed with shimmer!

XOXO, Siren is a steel blue-grey packed with blue to purple to pink shifting shimmers. I love the consistency of this polish too. It's very jellyish which makes it look really juicy and plump. I used two coats and top coat. I think you could wear three coats for even more opacity but I like how it looks with two coats. My first bottle of XOXO, Siren was DOA but Julie is amazing and replaced it right away. You can't beat Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer when it comes to quality and customer service.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Poolside Daiquiri

Well, this polish might be slightly seasonally inappropriate seeing as the season for poolside daiquiris is long gone BUT it's so so so gorgeous nonetheless. Siren's Poolside Daiquiri is a beautiful strawberry red jelly microglitter that is basically a one-coater. Seriously. I'm wearing one coat with top coat. This applied like a dream and I say that all the time about BEGL polishes but this one really applies like a dream.

I don't know what it is about pink polishes but they make me smile and this one is no exception. I really love how sparkly and juicy this polish is on the nail. It does dry textured so I suggest a thick layer of top coat or maybe two coats to be absolutely certain. Sadly this is now sold out but we all know this blog is about cataloguing my manicures so I have to share. LOVE THIS POLISH!

I also wish I was enjoying a poolside daiquiri (except I don't drink so a poolside shirley temple would suffice).

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Guiding Light

I can't believe how the time flies. Every November, Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer hosts an auction for Depression Awareness. She not only makes amazing nail polish, she's also a great person who isn't afraid to talk about her own struggle with depression. For last year's auction, Julie created Siren's Guiding Light which benefited I Need A Lighthouse.

Siren's Guiding Light is a dove gray scattered holo with bright flashes of blue-to-violet duochrome microflakes. It's so complex yet understated. A true masterpiece of a lacquer! I am wearing 2 coats plus top coat in the pictures. I always want to love grey polish but it hates my skintone. I still love this polish, though :)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chaos & Crocodiles - Pony In A Party Hat

Chaos & Crocodiles is one of those elusive brands which, thankfully for my wallet, releases new (and old) polishes rather infrequently. One of the most recent releases from Chaos & Crocodiles is Pony In A Party Hat which is an ULTRA linear light purple holographic polish. 

This baby is SMOOTH. Pony In A Party Hat applies flawlessly in two coats. I am wearing top coat and it didn't dull the holo thankfully! This polish wears like iron and I had it on for about a week. What I really, really love about this polish is how awesome it looks in the shade (see below). It almost glows. It's totally amazing and very rarely do I love a holo in the shade as much as I love it in direct sun. Good on you, Chaos & Crocodiles!

If you are able to grab this polish, do it ASAP. I love it so much and will wear it again again and again and again.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Literay Lacquers - Makuahine

Thee questions for you, dear Reader:
1. Have you ever cut your nails while still wearing nail polish, leaving yourself with painfully short nubs?
2. Do you continue to buy and then proceed to wear "nude" nail polishes only to realize you can't pull that look off?
3. Are you having a good day today? :)

I am wearing Literay Lacquers Makuahine which is a rose-ish gold holographic polish with microglitters. Makuahine was a Hella Holo Customs exclusive polish for Mother's Day which meas it's only available to Hella Holo Customs members (information on how to apply is at the bottom of this post) and now no longer available. 

It's a really great polish that applied beautifully in two coats and smoothed out well with top coat. However, it's just not for me. Or, maybe it's perfect for me. This colour blends so well with my skin that it almost looks like I don't have nails in certain lighting. I'm not feeling it though. I guess I'm just a bright polish kind of gal after all! When will I learn?!

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

Other Literary Lacquers are available here for purchase. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Mint Smash

You know you love a polish when you buy a backup bottle without thinking about how ridiculous that really is. Well, I have 2 bottles of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Siren's Mint Smash which is a limited edition polish from Summer 2015. 

Siren's Mint Smash is ABSOLUTELY the most perfect minty blue-green polish of all time. It has an incredible golden shimmer. I am wearing 2 coats though it's a little patchy but I didn't want it to get thick and gloopy with a third coat. Nonetheless it's still a great polish and it wears like IRON! This polish changes from a blue to green in different lighting which makes it exciting to wear because it never looks exactly the same - LOVE THAT. 

I will let you just appreciate this beautiful polish and I will contemplate why I'm crazy and hoard nail polish. 

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