Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & Monster Polish: Doctor Who collection, It Got Away From Me, Yeah...

Hi there. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy sitting around the table with my family, catching up, joking around, having a good time all while we stuff our tummy's full of yummy food. My favorite dish is my grandma's oyster dressing. It is incredible. Life changing, really. It's truly that good!

Today I am sharing a few swatches from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and Monster Polish.
This is the last part of BEGL's It Got Away From Me, Yeah... collection. November's release includes a special collaboration with Monster Polish. Monster Polish provided two nail polishes and a set of nail vinyls for the Doctors portion.
-tear- The end of Dr. Who. The end of an era. I am so sad. All of the polishes she's created for the IGAFMY collection have been fantastic.

The following polishes are included in the in November IGAFMY collection

  • Monster Polish - What's Wrong With This Jumper?
    A black holographic with purple shimmer and satin finish.
  • Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Void StuffA deep teal/green linear holographic with blue to red shifting glass flecks.
  • Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Zero Balance Dwarf Star AlloyA black linear holographic with a rainbow of additional shimmers.
    Monster Polish - I Was Hoping for Minimalism, but I Think I Came Out With MagicianA deep navy blue jelly with red shimmer.
  • Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - GrandpaAn off-white creme with gold and rose microflakies.
      I will be showing off BEGL's Grandpa and Void Stuff, and Monster Polish's I Was Hoping for Minimalism, but I Think I Came Out With Magician.

Up first I have Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's Grandpa.
I love this creamy polish. I had a difficult time trying to photograph the flakies in the polish, but trust me when I say they're in there! You can definitely see them in the bottle, I'm just terrible and couldn't photograph it. I'm wearing three coats of Grandpa and one coat of KB Shimmer's Clearly on Top topcoat. The first coat of Grandpa was a bit uneven and showed visible nail line. The second and third coats were to just touch up areas I missed. The polish levels very well and does not pool around my cuticles. I think this color would be great to stamp over. I love it!

Photo taken in the shade.

Next is my favorite it this release... Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's Void Stuff.
Oh. My. Goodness. Check out this teal holo! It's insane how gorgeous this is! One coat is perfection and the coverage is A+, but I applied two coats just to ensure I covered up any areas I missed. The polish is fantastic in the shade as well. Application is awesome, it doesn't pool around my cuticles, and the best part is THIS COLOR DOESN'T STAIN!!!!!! I know people are a bit hesitant to wear blue/teal/green polishes due to possible staining, but this shade does not stain at all! Winner! I am wearing one coat of KB Shimmer's Clearly on Top topcoat.

Photo taken in the shade.

Photo taken in the shade.

The last polish I am sharing with you this evening is Monster Polish's I Was Hoping For Minimalism, but I Think I Came Out With Magician.
Blue jelly sparkly goodness. Oh my goodness, this color is so squishy and yummy! My photography skills are really bad today and I wasn't able to get a super clear photograph of this polish, and for that I am so sorry. This shade is incredible, though. The sparkles in it have this amazing depth to them. This is my first Monster Polish and I am impressed. I did not have any pooling around my cuticles, the consistency was just right with this color, not too runny and not thick for being a jelly. I am happy to report that this polish is not a stainer, either! Woohoo!!

Photo taken in the shade.

     I am so sad that this is the end of the Dr Who collection. I have loved each and every one of the shades that were available.

     Check out my girl Sara's blog post over at Born for a Storm & see swatches of a few polishes available in the Dr Who line, including one I didn't review! She is the cutest and the best!

     The full set costs $50 and includes all five bottles of polish as well as a sample set of the Dr. Who inspired vinyl decals. Sets will be available in both stores (BEGL's and MP's). The release is scheduled for 3:30pm EST, today, November 30, 2014.
     Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer will sell individual bottles of the BEGL Doctors at her shop, and Monster Polish will have individual bottles of the MP Doctors at her shop, as well as additional vinyl decals that will cost $1 for a set of 10 decals.
     The BEGL linear holos and shifters will cost $12 each. Shimmers, glitters, and microglitters will cost you $8.50.
     The Monster Polish glitter will cost $8. The holo will cost $9.

***Please note this is will be the final time that the Doctor Who polishes will be restocked. Once they're sold out they are gone forever.***
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Psssssst, did you read this to the very end? Guess what. You get a treat! Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is having a Cyber Monday sale tomorrow, December 1st, 2014. Happy shopping! :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer- Dr. Who Collection It Got Away From Me... Yeah

*All polishes were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.*

Good evening, all! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. They always seem to go by too quickly.

Today I've got three polishes to share with you. Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer has a new Dr. Who collection. Ahhhh, DR. WHO!! I love that television show so much. Let's be honest though... I'm an Anglophile so I love anything that has to do with England! I was so excited when Julie said she was making a Dr. Who collection. This release is just the first of three! 6 polishes will be released in September. BEGL will be releasing additional polishes in October (5 polishes) and November (4 polishes). Woohoo! On to the polishes I was sent to review...

Up first is I'm Dr. Martha Jones. Who the Hell Are You?

Oh. My. Gosh. What a gorgeous color! This is a bright fuchsia creme with gold, green, and blue shifting glass flecks. I love glass flecks in polishes. The gold and green shift is very easy to see in both sunlight and indoor lighting. The shift gives the color some added oomph. Application was a dream; So creamy and easy to apply! This is two coats finished with KB Shimmer's Clearly on Top topcoat.

The second polish I have is A Snogging Booth?

Julie makes some incredible microglitters. Holy guacamole. This is a beauty! A Snogging Booth? has a clear base with red and black microglitters. It has a slight texture to it once dried, but that doesn't bother me. One coat of topcoat fixes that right up! Also, the texture isn't as noticeable as other textured polishes, such as the PixieDusts from Zoya or the Liquid Sands from OPI. It doesn't snag on clothing, either. This wasn't hard to apply. I let the polish dry for a few minutes before I added a second coat. The photos shown are two coats with a coat of  KB Shimmer's Clearly on Top topcoat added.

Last, we have A Long Time Ago Tomorrow

Blue!! Blue nail polish! Blue is my absolute favorite nail polish color. This gorgeous color is a Tardis blue creme with a blue, purple, and pink shift. It dries satin. This one was the hardest for me to photograph. The flash is just amazing. I am mesmerized by it. I look down and it's blue. I switch positions and look down, it's purple. AMAZING, I tell you! Application is a dream, as are all polishes from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer! Julie can do no wrong. The photos show two coats of polish, plus an added coat of KB Shimmer's Clearly on Top topcoat.

Other polishes that are being sold in September's release are:
Is That a Technical Term, Jiggery Pokery? A hot pink jelly base with silver, pink, and hot pink holo glitters. This was first released in October 2013, and I own the polish from when it was first introduced! It's lovely.

Just Admiring Your Skills, Sweetie. Purple with pink to purple shift.

You Just Want to Mate? Bright red with orange, red, and gold shimmers. 

The Dr. Who collection will be available starting Sunday, September 21st at 3:30p.m. SHARP (Eastern)! The linears and holographics will be priced at $12,  the cremes, flakies, shimmers, glitters, and microglitters are $8.50. This collection will be restocked from September through November, at which point it will be retired. So, may I suggest that you get these while you can, because these babies are fantastic.

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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.

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