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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer It Got Away From Me, Yeah… Collection

Good evening everyone!  Tonight I’m showing off the latest amazing collection from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer!
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The It Got Away From Me, Yeah… collection is based on the ladies of Doctor Who!  Julie, the creator of Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer, had so many ideas for a Doctor Who collection that it was simply too many to release all at once.  So this month is dedicated to the ladies of Doctor Who, then it’s time for the guys, and then time for the Doctors themselves (though only 9-12).  You’ll definitely want to watch for the collections- there’s so many amazing polishes in each set, and I am collaborating with Julie for the Doctor set!  That’s right, Monster Polish will FINALLY be available to buy!  I’ve only procrastinated for a year ;)  My contributions are for Doctors 9 and 12- be on the lookout for sneak peaks soon!!

Back to this awesome set of polishes- there are 6 polishes total in the set.  I don’t have Donna’s polish, ‘You Just Want to Mate?’ yet, but I’ll post about that soon.  Each polish represents each of the Doctor’s companions throughout the revamped series.

First up, we have ‘Just Admiring Your Skills, Sweetie’!

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Just Admiring Your Skills, Sweetie
This beautiful polish represents River Song, the 11th Doctor’s wife and while not really a companion, definitely an important woman in his life.  I absolutely adore River, and I’m so glad she was included!

Just Admiring Your Skills, Sweetie is a muted purple polish filled with a subtle purple to pink shift.  Application was good, I used 2 coats for these photos with topcoat.  The shimmer is shy with this one, but still sparkly and visible- just more subtle than the others in this collection!

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Next is ‘A Snogging Booth?’!
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This is Clara’s polish, the current companion to the Doctor.  Though not my favorite (it’s hard to choose!), I like Clara a lot, and I’ve really been loving her so far in the current season with 12.  A Snogging Booth? is a red and black holographic microglitter polish!

Application was good- the coverage for a glitter polish was really great.  I used 2 coats with no undies for these photos, plus a thick layer of topcoat to smooth things out.  A Snogging Booth? was simply *stunning* outside in the sun- the holographic glitters sparkled everywhere!  It was a surprise favorite for me.
Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer A Snogging Booth?
Next up is A Long Time Ago Tomorrow!

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This is Amy’s polish- and boy, is it a stunner!  I’m not surprised that one of the brightest, shimmery polishes would go to Amy Pond :)  Amy is my favorite companion (really, the whole Pond family rolled into 1 is my favorite), and this polish is just perfect!

A Long Time Ago Tomorrow is a TARDIS blue (Royal Blue) polish filled to the brim with blue to pink to purple shifting shimmer.  The shimmer here is not shy at all- in most lights, it appears silvery, but if you catch it right you can see the beautiful shift.  The photo below shows the shift off a little bit!

Application was good, I used 2 smooth coats plus topcoat for the photos.
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Next is hands down my very favorite of the collection- ‘I’m Dr. Martha Jones, Who The Hell Are You?’!
Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer I'm Dr. Martha Jones, Who The Hell Are You?
As you could guess from the name, this is Martha’s polish.  Sadly, Martha is my least favorite companion, though I really don’t feel like that’s her fault- I couldn’t stand 10 during the Martha season either.  I adored Martha in the first episode, and in the last few episodes, when she wasn’t mooning over the Doctor.  I love that Julie picked a quote for Martha that shows her awesome side!

‘I’m Dr Martha Jones’ is a gorgeoussss fuschia polish filled to the brim with green to gold to blue shifting glass flecks.  Much like A Long Time Ago Tomorrow, it dries to a satin finish, and the shimmer is very obvious and in your face.  It appears silvery in some lights, and you can definitely see the gold shift in a lot of lights.  Application was wonderful, I used 2 coats plus topcoat for the photos.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer I'm Dr. Martha Jones, Who The Hell Are You?

Last but not least, we have ‘Is That A Technical Term, Jiggery Pokery?’
Too Cute-icle Hibiscus with Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Is That A Technical Term, Jiggery Pokery?
This would be Rose’s polish.  Rose is a fan favorite, but I’ve never really loved her as much as the others.  I think my favorite companions don’t have romantic relationships with the Doctor ;)

I do, however, have a special place in my heart for this polish, because it was originally created as a custom polish for me last year for my birthday.  Julie then added it to the core line, and has re-released a slightly reformulated version for this collection!

I took this photo last year shortly after I got the polish- the other polish in the photo is Too-Cuteicle’s Hibiscus in Bloom :) Jiggery Pokery is a hot pink jelly polish filled with pink, silver and hot pink glitters!  I used 2 coats in this photo.  The current reformulated version has a slightly darker pink jelly base.  I think it represents Rose perfectly!

This collection goes on sale TOMORROW, September 21, 2014 at 3:30pm EST.  Along with these polishes and You Just Want to Mate?, Julie will be releasing the special edition Terrific Twos, her blog’s 2 year anniversary polish, and the latest in the LE Siren series, Sunburned Siren.  Some older colors will be restocked as well!

You can purchase these lovely shades at www.blueeyedgirllacquer.bigcartel.com

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Cover Girl by Darling Diva Polish

Today I have the pretty Darling Diva Polish Cover Girl to show off!

This polish was part of Darling Diva’s Drag Queen Diva collection, inspired by RuPaul, which is now retired.  I grabbed this polish while it was on sale and I’m glad I did!

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Cover Girl is described as a hot pink holo with violet flash.  I wouldn’t really call my bottle a hot pink, but it is a pretty, bright magenta leaning pink.  The violet sparkles are especially noticeable indoors, but you can see them sparkling in the pictures, too!  (the purple at the bottom is the result of a shadow, not a thermal polish!)

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The holographic effect is strong, but not super linear (strong effect but not a strong arch to the holo).  It mixes with the sparkles in the sun and makes your nails light up!  I used 2 coats and no topcoat for these photos.  I don’t recall any issues with the formula- but I took these pictures a few months ago so I can’t be positive.

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While Cover Girl is not currently available at the Darling Diva store, you can still find a ton of amazing pinks- including the I Hate Pink! collection and many other beautiful colors!  You can follow Darling Diva Polish on Facebook and Instagram, and buy their beautiful polishes via BigCartel and Etsy.

GAP Bright Pool Swatches

Just a quick post today- it’s another polish I swatched forever ago and never posted!

This is GAP Bright Pool, which you can buy in GAP stores.  You may have to dig- in my GAP, they had all the polish all mixed up in glass cylinders.

Aside from being absolutely gorgeous (I adore the aquas and mints!), this made waves in polish land this past.. winter? fall? because it’s a dead on dupe of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s beloved Aqua Lily.  I didn’t do a direct comparison here, but others have done side by side comparisons if you do a quick Google search.  I’ve not really been able to notice any differences- which is great, because it’s a lot cheaper (RBL is usually $20), and Aqua Lily is currently retired.

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Bright Pool is a stunning bright aqua polish with a strong pink flash.  The flash is mostly noticeable in direct lighting or outdoors, but you can sometimes see it indoors- though as you can see from my old AL post I linked above, it’s very subtle.

Bright Pool applied well (I know I’ve been saying this all the time- but I honestly haven’t photographed any polishes that have given me trouble in awhile)- I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these pictures.
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As I said earlier, you can pick this up inside GAP stores- sadly you can’t buy it online (well, not directly from the GAP that is).  I don’t remember the exact price, but I think it was in the $4 range (someone feel free to correct me if I’m off on that!).  They have a few other pretty colors so it’s definitely worth checking out!

Smitten Polish: Be Mine

Today I’ll be showing you the stunning Be Mine from Smitten Polish!   I actually took these photos for Valentines Day, and then you know… never posted them.  Posting fail :(

This beauty was originally released with Smitten Polish’s Valentines Day Collection- and thankfully it is still available!
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Be Mine is a yummy bubblegum pink holographic polish.

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Be Mine applied well- smooth and even, no pooling or other issues.  I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these pictures.

Look at the cute heart on the label! <3

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You can buy this polish and other beauties from the Smitten Polish storefront.  Be Mine is in stock right now, but if you’re interested in any of the out of stock colors, there’s a restock coming on July 26 at 2pm CST!

You can follow Smitten Polish on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming colors, restocks and other information!

Any other Smitten Polishes you’re interested in seeing?  Let me know in the comments!  I don’t have them all, but I have a good amount- so I may have it!

Above the Curve: Doctor Who Collection Part 2

This is a post I’ve been planning to make for awhile now- so it’s been a long time coming!  This is Above the Curve’s Doctor Who Collection Part 2!  If you remember, they also have Part 1 of the collection, that I reviewed a few months ago!

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Every polish in this collection is just wonderful.  I’ve never had any problems with application from any of my Above the Curve polishes, and these are no exception!   All of the polishes are shown with a coat of the new Above the Curve fast dry topcoat, which is 5 free!  It’s very glossy and dries pretty quickly- definitely check it out!  Best of all, it’s only $2.50/$4.50 for a mini/full!

The first polish I’ll be showing in the collection is You Call Me… Sexy.

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You Call Me… Sexy is a gorgeous berry red holographic polish with blue shimmer.

This polish is for Idris, who was the human used to store the consciousness of the Doctor’s TARDIS in the episode ‘The Doctor’s Wife’- one of my favorite episodes.   I love that this polish isn’t the typical TARDIS blue, which is what I first expected when I heard this name- it makes it a bit unique.

Application was great, I used 2 coats for these photos.  The holographic effect on this one is subtle, but very pretty.
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The next polish is my favorite of the collection- Don’t Blink!

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Any fan of Doctor Who is familiar with the Weeping Angels- the quantum locked aliens that appear as normal angel statues, and can only move when no one is looking at them.  The first Angel episode (Blink) scared me half to death- and if you’re unfamiliar with Doctor Who, it’s an easy episode to watch with no background knowledge of the series.

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Don’t Blink is a silver holographic polish with a small amount of fine black glitter.  This is meant to imitate the stone of the angel statues!

Photos show 2 coats of Don’t Blink- everything applied evenly and smoothly.  The holographic effect was very strong outside in the sunlight, and the black glitter made the sparkly silver polish interesting indoors when the holo wasn’t as visible!

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Next up is TARDIS!

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TARDIS is a bright blue polish with a slight purple duochrome cast, turquoise shimmer and a linear holographic effect.  I didn’t really see a lot of the purple duochrome on my nails, but I see it when I look at the bottle :)

Application was good, it applied smoothly and evenly without any pooling or issues.  I used 2 coats for these photos.  The holographic effect was a slight linear- definitely visible, but not blindingly strong.

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Next is one of my surprise favorites- Banana To The Party!

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I honestly don’t care for yellow polish, but I loved this homage to 10 and ‘The Girl in the Fireplace’ (another favorite, and so sad).  I’m glad I got it, because I ended up loving it when I put it on!

Banana To The Party is a squishy yellow jelly polish filled with pink, gold and green glass fleck shimmer, as well as a linear holographic effect.  The holo appears a little subtle due to the light polish color, but it’s definitely there!   This polish was just so fun and bright outside in the sunlight!  Photos show 3 coats- this one is a little more sheer than the others due to being jelly like, but still covers well!

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Next we have Pretend It’s A Plan!

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Do what I do.  Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!’

Pretend It’s A Plan is a gorgeoussss purple holographic polish filled with multicolored glass fleck shimmer!   Some of my very favorite ATC polishes are their many purple offerings (there was an amazing purple in Part 1 too!), and this has joined them!  Pretend It’s A Plan is just so sparkly and pretty!  It’s stunning indoors and out, though of course it really shines outside on a sunny day.   Photos show 2 coats.

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Last but not least, we have Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey!

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‘People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… timey wimey… stuff.’

Also inspired by the episode Blink (though 11 uses the phrases a lot afterwards), Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey is a multichrome glitter topper that shift from red to gold to blue to purple.

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I first put Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over TARDIS, to try out a brighter color.  It’s pretty, but it doesn’t show off the multichrome quite as well as over black!  This shows 1 coat of Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over 2 coats of TARDIS.

Next, I put 2 coats of Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey over black (I used 1 coat of Cult Nails Nevermore)- and WOW!  This glitter is just so stunning.  You won’t stop staring at your nails!  
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So which is your favorite?  Any that you need?  I love them all, but my favorites are definitely Don’t Blink, Banana to the Party and Pretend It’s A Plan!

You can find Above the Curve polishes in their Etsy Store (please note that they’ve moved back to Etsy from Big Cartel!), and also at Overall Beauty.  They are each priced at $8.50 for full size, and $4.50 for mini size (and ATC’s new minis are larger and have a flat brush just like their full sizes, and look like mini versions of their full sizes- I’ll be posting about them soon!).  You can follow the ATC Facebook page and ATC on Instagram for news and updates.  Don’t forget, $1 from every bottle is donated to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children!  Every single time you buy from ATC, you’re not only getting beautiful polish from some amazing sweet people, but you’re donating to a great cause!

For further information on what Above the Curve is supporting, please visit these websites to learn more: http://www.shrinershq.org/ and http://www.scoliosis.org/.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer: If You’re A Seascape & Ocean Warmed By The Sun

*Press Sample*

I sort of fail at regularly posting, don’t I?  I’m sorry guys (for those that still check in!).  I always have great intentions to post, and I even take pictures- and then I get distracted and never get farther than that.  I have nonstop real life ‘squirrel’ moments combined with procrastination.  But I actually do have a lot of pictures ready to go now!  I’ve been *taking* pictures- just not cropping/watermarking/posting them.  So posts are coming!

Tonight, I have some beautiful polishes that will be for sale TOMORROW (or today, depending on your time zone!).  These are 2 polishes from the new Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer collection ‘Far From The Sun’!

First is the beautiful If You’re A Seascape.

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If You’re A Seascape is a coral holographic polish with a pink to gold shift.

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To me, the shift is more of a shimmer than a flat color shift- you can see the pink sparkles in the photo below!  It’s definitely more noticeable indoors- when you’re outside the holographic effect takes over, though the sparkles still shine though!

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Seascape applied nice and evenly, and covered well.  I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these photos.

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The second polish I have tonight is Ocean Warmed By the Sun!

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Ocean Warmed By The Sun is a teal holographic polish with a green flash and pink to purple color shift.

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Like If You’re A Seascape, the pink to purple shift in this is more of a strong scattered shimmer, and it’s what is creating the pretty pink sparkles in these photos!  Again, it’s more noticeable indoors because the holo takes over outside in the sun.
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Like If You’re A Seascape, Ocean Warmed By The Sun applied evenly and covered well.  It was a little thick, but easy to work with.  I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these photos.

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The Far From The Sun collection will be available Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST.  This gorgeous collection has 8 polishes in total- 7 stunning holographic shades and 1 beautiful microglitter.  The linear holographics will be $12, the micro glitter will be $8.50, and the full set of 8 polishes will be $98.  As it has been with the last few Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer restocks, this could potentially be the only sale for some of these shades.  Colors return based on popularity- so if you see any you really want, be sure to grab it immediately!  Do not wait!

You can purchase these lovely shades at www.blueeyedgirllacquer.bigcartel.com

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Elevation Polish Sample XXH14

Wow, so I haven’t posted in *way* longer than I realized. For those that still check in on me and follow, I’m sorry!  I actually have a pretty large backlog of pictures I’ve been taking- I just haven’t been *posting* them. So the good news is- I have a lot of posts almost ready to go!  I have  a few reviews that are woefully late- thankfully they are for understanding friends- and then just random pretty polishes I’ve been photographing.  The end of the year has sort of just flown by so quickly, my kids are finishing school this week, and then it’s just lazy summer.

So today I’ll be showing off some pictures I took in February of  Elevation Polish Sample XXH 14!  I was SO ecstatic to snag this one during the restock- It’s really hard to get a sample at all, and it’s especially exciting when it’s one of the ones you really wanted.   If anyone has been following my lil’ blog since the beginning, you’ll remember I briefly had ‘Flakie Friday’, because I love flakies so much.  Well this is a neon purple/pink polish filled with flakies!  It’s like Lulu made it for me without even realizing it!

Photos all show 2 coats with KBShimmer topcoat, outdoor lighting.

Elevation Polish XXH #14

Elevation Polish XXH #14

Elevation Polish XXH #14

Elevation Polish XXH #14

I originally posted a picture of this sample in some Elevation Polish fan groups on Facebook, and the response was extremely enthusiastic! So much so, that Lulu went back and recreated a very small LE batch of it (not quite identical, but very similar) and dubbed the new version ‘Angels are the Yetis of the Clouds’. <3! Isn’t that name just adorable? While I do not have an extra bottle of my sample or Yeti to give away, Pointless Cafe DOES! You can find her giveaway for Angels are the Yetis of the Clouds HERE. Be sure to check out her beautiful photos of both Angels are the Yetis of the Cloud AND Sample XXH 14 to compare- I sent her a decant of this one back in February, so she’s shown off both!

You can purchase Elevation Polish HERE- restocks are the 7th and 22nd of each month. Samples are available on the 7th- as they are one of a kinds, competition is FIERCE for them, so don’t get discouraged if you never snag one. Sometimes you get lucky!

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