Thursday, September 21, 2017

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup June 2017 Nail Polish Review

I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all my internet (and real world) friends for expressing their concern and love regarding my heart post. I am feeling better this week mentally and will do what I need to do in order to stay here - I've got too many polishes to swatch to die anytime soon (there's my dark sense of humor)! Today I am sharing a polish that is no longer available but too beautiful to not share and it's a new-to-me brand: Envy Lacquer.

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan is "a purple leaning blurple base with multi-chrome flakies and linear holo." There's so much going on in this polish and it looks totally awesome on the nail. This was exclusive to the Polish Pickup in June for the Under the Sea theme so it's no longer available except maybe second hand... if you're lucky. 

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

Some notes on my experience with Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan: I wasn't in love about the formula. I used three coats plus top coat. The finish was smooth but tended to get patchy in parts during application which is why I went with three coats. However, three coats was really thick on the nail. It wasn't gritty and it dried very shiny but I wish the application had been a bit easier. I think I would try it again with thinner and see how that goes. 


Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

But, all issues aside (and they were pretty minimal), this polish ROCKS! Look at that gorgeous combination of glitter and flakies and shimmer! I couldn't capture the shifty iridescent glitters on the nail but they're in the bottle as you can see above. This polish is very unique and I would put up with the application troubles just because this is so pretty. 

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

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Purchased by me

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Girly Bits Polish Con Chicago 2017 Limited Editions and Exclusive Nail Polishes Swatches and Reviews

Can you believe it's already time for another Polish Con?! Time seems to fly and with the flying time comes some GORGEOUS polishes made just for Polish Con Chicago 2017 from none other than Girly BitsThe three polishes in this post will be available at Polish Con Chicago for $13 USD each, tax included. Chicago Fair-ever? and What the EL? will be available to purchase for a limited time on the Girly Bits website for $16.50 CAD and also available to stockists. I have a ton of photos of three very special, extra beautiful polishes so let's get into it.


Bean Me Up Scotty is a mixture of several types of holo pigment, teal to purple to fuchsia multichrome flakes, and a hint of teal shimmer. It was inspired by the Cloud Gate Sculpture, also known as the "bean.” Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty is the event exclusive and will only be available in person at the event. There is no limit on the number each person can purchase. If Girly Bits sells out at the event, they will take orders at the event and ship them when they return to GB HQ.  

I am wearing 3 thin coats plus a thick coat of top coat in these photos. Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty applies very smoothly and easily considering it's so jam packed with glitters and flakies. It's a very fluid formula and I show it below as a topper though it can easily build up to opacity on its own. Removal takes a bit more effort than your average creme but it's not bad at all for a glitter/flakie like this!

Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty Polish Con Chicago Exclusive 2017

Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty Polish Con Chicago Exclusive 2017

Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty Polish Con Chicago Exclusive 2017

Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty Polish Con Chicago Exclusive 2017

I wanted to show Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty layered as a topper over various base colours. I actually really love this as a topper too! So versatile.

Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty Polish Con Chicago Exclusive 2017

Girly Bits Bean Me Up Scotty Polish Con Chicago Exclusive 2017

Girly Bits What the EL? is a green/bronze/blue multichrome, with amazing holo flakes. What the EL? is one of two event limited editions. There is no limit on the number each person can purchase. If we sell out, I will take orders at the event and ship them when we return home. What the EL? is a play on the nick name for the elevated public railway system in Chicago, as well as a reversal of the short form for Limited Edition. (So clever!) 
 
In my photos I am wearing two easy, fluid coats. Girly Bits What the EL? practically applies itself. I was shocked (even though I shouldn't be because Girly Bits polishes always blow me away) by how easily this went on the nail. It's an incredible formula and absolutely breathtaking. The little flakies dry very flat and it's incredibly smooth even without top coat though I am wearing top coat. Removal is very easy.

Girly Bits What the EL? Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits What the EL? Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits What the EL? Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits What the EL? Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE
 
Girly Bits What the EL? Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits What the EL? Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits Chicago Fair-ever? is a multichrome that reflects purple, blue, fuchsia, and gold, and is filled with gold holo microglitters. This is one of two event limited editions. There is no limit on the number each person can purchase. If we sell out, I will take orders at the event and ship them when we return home. 

I am wearing three coats plus top coat in my photos. This builds up really nicely in two coats but I used a third to get some extra depth but the formula is very easy and dries quickly between coats. I did need a thick layer of top coat to smooth out the microglitters but it does dry quite smooth. Removal is pretty easy - just a little bit of effort is needed to get the microglitters off. And this baby is a chameleon! Wow!

Girly Bits Chicago Fair-Ever Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits Chicago Fair-Ever Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits Chicago Fair-Ever Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE

Girly Bits Chicago Fair-Ever Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE
 
Girly Bits Chicago Fair-Ever Polish Con Chicago 2017 LE
   
Girly Bits will also have a very limited quantity of Pier-less Beauty (the road to polish con LE) and V.I.Polish Chicago 2017 (V.I.P bag polish) available at the Girly Bits table at polish con. Due to the extremely limited number of bottles available, the Girly Bits team will put half of the stock out on the table at VIP entrance, then the remaining stock out at general admission time.

Launch of the two Limited Editions on the Girly Bits website will be Sept 24, 2017.

Girly Bits polishes are available here. Follow Girly Bits on Instagram and Facebook.
Products sent for review by Girly Bits

Monday, September 18, 2017

My Indie Polish Be A Flamingo Nail Polish Review

I have the final instalment in my picks from the My Indie Polish The Pinks Collection. I would say that I am a big My Indie Polish fan now after trying even more of her gorgeous polishes. I had tried a few and here from boxes but The Pinks Collection is a must for anyone who loves pink like I do. Last but not least is My Indie Polish Be A Flamingo.

My Indie Polish Be A Flamingo Nail Polish