Friday, July 4, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer- Far From the Sun collection

Happy 4th of July!

 *Four polishes were sent to me to review, the other four were purchased by me.*

Today I am showing you the new summer collection from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. These are stunning! Julie from BEGL makes amazing holo polishes, but these are kicked up a notch with flakies! GAH, I am a sucker for flakes.

This collection was inspired by beach sunrises and sunsets. Julie said, "I attempted to capture the rich colors found in beach sunsets through a combination of bright colors with interesting shifts and shimmers." Check out her inspiration board here. I'd say she NAILED IT!

Let's get to the important part: The photos! I have applied two coats of polish in all of my pictures.


Without topcoat.

With topcoat.

 With topcoat.

Sail Her Don't Sink Her
Pink, purple, red, gold, and orange microglitter in a clear base.  Dries with a textured finish.
EEEEEEK, this polish is amazing! The sparkle in it incredible both with and without a topcoat. The texture was not too rough- for example, it didn't snag on my clothing, it was textured just enough to feel it with the pads of my fingers. One layer of topcoat evened it out and gave the look a little more POW BOOM WOW. A term of my own, but you get my drift! :) It's like fireworks on my nails.



 



Intersecting Lines in the Sand
Yellow-gold linear holographic with a blue to purple to pink shift.

This color was interesting to try since I don't normally reach for yellow nail polishes, but this changed my mind! Can you see the flakes in the macro photo? So pretty! The formula is great for this color. It doesn't pool and it's opaque in one coat. Win!

 

 




Fare The Wind
Darker blue-leaning purple linear holographic with a blue to purple shift and red micro-flakies with a slight metallic finish.

Sorry for going a little crazy with the photos. This polish is one of my favorites from the collection. It is just to die for. This looks more purple than blue on me, which is A-OKAY! Again, the formula is perfection.







 
Born of the Sea

Medium green linear holographic with pink and teal sparking shimmers.
Oh my gosh, this one is a stunner. I think this green would flatter any skin tone. The pink shimmers in this polish are so pretty. I think this is a perfect Spring and Summer color. No pooling with this either, woot!










Ocean Warmed by the Sun
Teal linear holographic with a strong sea green flash and a purple to red/pink shift.
Oh my gord (say it in a British accent, it'll make more sense), this color is GORGEOUS!!! The color shift in this is very pretty and better seen in person. My photo is not doing this beauty justice. I am a sucker for blues and this one does not disappoint. It reminds me of being on a cruise, looking out at the vast ocean. Love this! Again, the formula is great, no pooling.






If You're a Seascape
Coral linear holographic with pink to gold shift.
Goodness gracious, this is so lovely and girly! I am obsessed with corals and this is easily one of my all time faves. This is a must own! I am digging the pink shift in it, the first photo of this polish shows evidence of its amazingness. The application was perfect, no pooling and could easily be a one coater, but I applied two.






Chlorine Light
Bright blue linear holographic with rainbow micro-flakies with a slight metallic finish.
Woah baby, did you see those flakies in the macro photo above? *Whistles* This color is one of my favorites in the collection. Like I said earlier, blues are my weakness and this one is stands apart from others. It's complex with the flakies and holo, not to mention the color is so unique. Love! Formula, as always with BEGL's, is perfect- no pooling!






Dawn Breaks
Red linear holographic with gold and purple shimmers.

Holy guacamole. This color is amazing! I adore bright colors and this one fits the bill. The gold and purple shimmers are noticeable and make this color stand out *that* much more. Caliente!! The formula is a dream, no pooling and easy to apply.

Well, that's all of the colors in the collection! What do you think? Crazy good, right?!
I think these colors are a perfect depiction of summer time. The beach, water, daybreak, ALL OF IT, just amazing. Plus, holo AND flakies? I die!

The collection will be available starting July 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm EDT.  The linear holographics will be $12, the microglitter will be $8.50. The full set of 8 polishes will be $98, which includes domestic priority shipping.  This will be the first run of these polishes. In other words, if you see something you like you better snatch it up now because nothing is guaranteed to be restocked after the initial stock on July 20.

Check out the below links to either shop or get in touch with Julie:

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer: My Indecisive Valentine Collection review & swatches

*The following products have been generously provided to me for review: I Still Adore You, Fire in Your Eyes, Newly Impassioned Soul. The following products were purchased by me for review: Flash Forward Fantasy, Idealistic Future, Sordid End.  All opinions are my own.*

Good evening, all! I hope everyone has been doing well. If you're from the South like me, I hope you're keeping safe and warm! Winter Storm Leon (ice & snow storm) that came through yesterday was awful. It took me over 6 hours to get home when it normally takes 1 hour. I've been bumping the heat up steadily throughout the day- I just cannot keep warm.

Speaking of warm, here's something that'll make you start sweating from desire and need: Blue Eyed-Girl Lacquer's new Valentines Day collection titled "My Indecisive Valentine".
"My Indecisive Valentine was created to embrace both the sentimental and independent sides of Valentine’s day.  I didn’t want to leave anyone out of the fun of a new collection, so I tried to make a collection that wasn’t overly lovey dovey."

Whew, these polishes are HOT! I love every single one of them. Julie, the creator and mastermind behind the BEGL brand, really hit it out of the park with this collection!

The collection includes: 

  • I Still Adore: radiant orchid holo with a subtle pink to gold shift.
  • Fire in Your Eyes: red jelly with a blue to pink shift.
  • Sordid End: periwinkle leaning cornflower blue with a blue to teal to pink shift.
  • Newly Impassioned Soul:  hot pink with green flakies.
  • Idealistic Future: clear based glitter topper packed with pink, purple, and red glitters in hexes, squares, dots, diamonds, and hearts.
  • Flash Forward Fantasy:  nude with violet flakies and a strong pink to gold shift that dries matte.

Now, let's get on with the swatches!

First up we have Flash Forward Fantasy. It's a gorgeous color, totally appropriate for the office. It isn't in-your-face, but it does have little flakies & shimmer in it to give your mani an extra bit of pop in the work place. I applied two coats and had no issues. One coat may not be opaque enough for your liking, so try two or three coats when putting this polish on your nails. This particular color dries matte.

*I had the same outcome with each polish in this collection; The application was easy, the polish consistency was perfect, no pulling or balding when applying it. I did not apply a topcoat. I did not detect any smells from these polishes. Yay! (I hate stinky polishes.)*

Click the photos to enlarge them and see the details better!






The next few photos showcase Idealistic Future (glitter topper) on top of Flash Forward Fantasy.




Second on my list is Newly Impassioned Soul. This hot pink is lovely! I love how bright the color is and I love the green flakies in it. This color is gorgeous for Spring and Summer.



Here's Idealistic Future over Newly Impassioned Soul.





Third up is I Still Adore. Holy HOLO! <3 Ahhh, I love holographic nail polishes & this baby does not disappoint. Pantone named Orchid as 2014's color of the year. This is a gorgeous orchid colored linear holo. I apologize in advance for the amount of pictures I took. I can't get enough of this polish!





 

Here's Idealistic Future over I Still Adore.





Fourth is Sordid End. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with blue nail polish. I must own all blue nail polish! I am so excited Julie added a lovely cornflower blue to this collection. I see a good amount of teal shift in this polish, which makes me squeal in delight!






Here's Idealistic Future over Sordid End.





Next up is Fire in Your Eyes. This color is hot, hot, hot! It's a jelly, which I love, AND it's got pretty blue flakies in it. -dies- This is perfect for Valentine's Day!








And again, here's Idealistic Future over Fire in Your Eyes.


 

Idealistic Future is such a pretty glitter topper. I love the different shaped glitter. This topped would be pretty on a variety of finishes; creme, holo, flakie, crelly, jelly, the list goes on and on!



Overall, this collection is amazingly awesome! I love every polish Julie created for Valentines Day. The application was flawless, no pooling, no dragging, no balding, no smells, everything just ROCKS!

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's My Indecisive Collection is on sale February 2, 2014 at 3pm EST. Check out her Big Cartel site here, her Facebook page here & sign up for her newsletter here to be updated on all BEGL news.