Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Girly Bits A Kiss on the Chic

July has been impossibly rainy and dreary in Toronto this year. I spent the past weekend at the beach on the shores of Lake Simcoe and maybe saw the sun for a total of 5 minutes but it was still so nice to be near water and laying on the sand. The nail polish I am sharing today reminds me a lot of magical mermaid sand.

Girly Bits A Kiss on the Chic

Girly Bits A Kiss on the Chic is a relatively rare polish that was created exclusively for the UberChic Beauty launch party in 2016. I can't find an official description of this polish but it's a microglitter made of mostly champagne and gold in a clear base with purple shimmer and gold microglitter. I am wearing two coats plus top coat. For a microglitter, it was extremely smooth like most Girly Bits micros that I have tried in the past. 

Girly Bits Cosmetics A Kiss on the Chic

I am really loving these gold glitter/holos because they're neutral yet beautiful in various lighting. This one in particular worked really well with my skin tone and the shimmer really makes this polish extra special. If your nails are longer, I would say 3 coats would be needed but it's pretty as a light glittery coat over the nails too. It absolutely reminds me of a the sand on a beach fit for mermaids because of the purple shimmer. Pam really knows how to make a beautiful gold/champagne/neutral yet super glittery holo-y nail polish. The macro below really shows off the beauty in Girly Bits A Kiss on the Chic.

Girly Bits Cosmetics A Kiss on the Chic

I was able to find this polish secondhand but I don't often see it come up for sale so if you ever do see it... JUMP ON IT. If you're a fan at all of shimmer or microglitter, check this out because it's a masterpiece. 

Girly Bits Cosmetics A Kiss on the Chic

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Cupcake Polish - Highlight It Up {The Holo Hookup February 2017}

If I can wear a nail polish for a week without tiring of it, I know it's a keeper. While I do consider myself a bit of a hoarder when it comes to nail polish, I am rather ruthless when it comes to critically assessing my stash and purging what I am unlikely to wear for a second time. 



As you will be able to see from the myriad of images in this post, Highlight It Up is a bit of a chameleon because of the metallic and holographic makeup of this polish. It's a super pretty, almost white linear holographic polish in the sunshine and in the shade, the metallic nature really shows as does the shimmer.



Cupcake Polish Highlight It Up is a dainty metallic linear pink/lilac linear holographic polish with pale pink (maybe pale lilac?) shimmer. See what I'm talking about in the sunshine? It's almost blinding in the politest way possible. I can imagine this being a wedding polish for those who are so inclined. It would also be very work appropriate. 



I love how Cupcake Polish took the inspiration of highlighter and turned it into a nail polish. I would much rather wear highlighter on my nails than my face. I don't wear foundation/concealer/blush so it looks a little weird if I ever do wear it on my upper cheekbones. I'm more of a mascara and eyeliner with the occasional eyeshadow look kind of person. But the translation of the inspiration into a polish is just perfect.



What I love about The Holo Hookup, month after month, polish after polish, is how innovative the creations are. And every brand involved BRINGS THE CREATIVITY. It's so hard to resist.



I know this polish was from February but I would suggest you try your luck in a resale group to see if someone has a bottle for sale. If you like light holos or are looking for a near white holo, this is for you. It isn't a white and it's not claiming to be but it's so much more that you could even dream of. Totally ethereal and whimsical.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM

Girly Bits has become a flakie maven. This is the second half of the January 2017 CoTM duo; the first half was Girly Bits In One Year and Out the Other which I shared a while ago on the blog. The duo is fan-flakie-tastic and I finally had a chance to wear the second half, Steely Resolution.

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM nail polish

Steely Resolution is a taupe brown/grey portabella mushroom holo, with added holographic sparkle and UCC flakes that shift from hot pink to violet to gold. Let me tell you, these flakies are magical. I was concerned I wouldn't love this polish out of the bottle but it's truly fantastic on the nail. I am wearing 2 coats and top coat. The application is buttery smooth and the flakies lay very flat.

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM

The holo in this particular polish is really special. Maybe it's the holographic sparkle but it is very shifty and rainbow-y. There is no indication that there is shimmer in this polish but it has a shimmer-like quality to it that makes it extra special.

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM

I love the varied sizes of flakies in this polish. Some are really tiny and once in a while you get a larger flakie which is fun. That might not be everyone's cup of tea but I enjoy it. You can see the larger flakies in my close-up shots.

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM

So, yet again I am THOROUGHLY impressed by Girly Bits' CoTM offering even if it was from January. It's still available from Harlow & Co. if you missed it!

Girly Bits Steely Resolution January 2017 CoTM

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