Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite Disney animated films. It probably IS my favorite Disney animated film. I did not see the live action remake and I don't really have any interest in doing so. The nail polish that you see here is inspired by Alice in Wonderland (the live action version by Tim Burton) but I have lots of love for this nail polish and the whole collection released in 2016 by Girly Bits Cosmetics.

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

This is Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar and its inspiration is self-explanatory and the execution is absolutely PERFECTION. I can't imagine a nail polish  more fitting for The Caterpillar (apparently he is named Absolem in the Tim Burton film). This is shifty, mysterious nail polish that really evokes the attitude of The Caterpillar in so many ways.

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar is described as "a multichrome that shifts from purple to blue and teal, with added gold holographic micro-glitter." I am wearing 3 coats because it is a bit sheer but dries very quickly and takes no extra effort to apply. Of course, I added top coat though it's very shiny on its own. The shift is INTENSE. very strong and very obvious so if you're a fan of multichrome polishes then you should add this to your collection PRONTO.

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

I really struggled to capture this polish accurately. It looks so dark in my photos but it's not quite as blackened as it appears here but the shifts show through so that's accurate. I love the addition of the gold microglitter, it really creates the sensation of The Caterpillar. It adds to the illusion and mystery. I met a woman at Indie Expo Canada who told me this was her all-time favorite nail polish and I can imagine many others feel the same. It really is a wonderful nail polish, like almost all of the polishes Pam creates.

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

This last photo really shows the beautiful purple shift which is my favorite "face" of the polish, if you will. I just love how the gold microglitter pops through. Don't hesitate to pick this up if you're on the fence. It's still available for a little while longer as Pam tends to keep her collections around long enough for people to get what they want before retiring shades.

Girly Bits Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

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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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