Saturday, January 20, 2018

Girly Bits: February COTM

Girly Bits offers us a monthly selection of limited edition polishes which are available for purchase from the 1st until the end of the month. February's polishes are fantastic, let's have a look!

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM


#1 (not yet named) is a medium dusty purple crelly base, with red metallic flakes and grey metallic flakes.
This polish is a little trickster. It looks pastel in the bottle but absolutely is darker on the nail. I'm loving the formula for this crelly because it is buttery smooth, even with the flake in there. Shown is two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM


#2 (not yet named) is a maroon/dark wine shimmer with green to blue shifting iridescent flakes.
Such a vampy shade, perfect for Valentine's Day. The formula on this one did need a float type of stroke on the second coat to ensure it didn't pull. Two coats shown with topcoat.


xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: February COTM


And bonus nail art shots!

I created this look by stamping with Girly Bits Love Yourself First and then topping it with Girly Bits Shift Happens.






For this next one, the stamping was done with Jolie Rose Gold and then topped with Girly Bits Shift Happens.





Pam is so creative, I always look forward to seeing what she makes. Plus, these polishes are 5-FREE, vegan, and cruelty free so you can feel good about the purchase.
And remember that if you're in the U.S., there's a group order on facebook that will start on the first of each month where you can save on shipping too!

Launch date: February 1-28
Shopping Link: Girly Bits Cosmetics
Early Bird Special: Pick up the duo from the Duo Early Bird Promo listing at a discounted price of $1.00 off each bottle from the 1st until the 10th. After that, they will continue to be available for purchase individually at full price only.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Cleanse Your Palate

January is a month of starting over, new beginnings, maybe some endings. For some, January also brings the fresh stinging chill of winter. All of these things lead to the creation of the January 2018 Shimmers collection - a set of six contrasting shimmered crellies to cleanse your palate. These shades are deceptively simple, but mean to assist with your endings and beginnings. Let's start the new year fresh, shall we?

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Cleanse Your Palate

The formula for these was fantastic! I am wearing two coats of each polish in the photos. Really loving how the shimmers contrast with the base.


Some Say in Ice:
"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice."
~Robert Frost, "Fire and Ice"

Some Say in Ice is a stark white, creamy crelly that is highlighted by a contrasting gold shimmer. This shade is all harsh edges and soft contrasts; perfect for your New Year's endings and beginnings.

Such a lovely shade with warm golden shimmer. And guess what! This white is not streaky. Those of you who use white a lot, will def want to snag this!

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Some Say in Ice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Some Say in Ice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Some Say in Ice


The Beat of My Heart:
"Here in the dark I can see who you are / I see so clearly / The beat of my heart just stops and starts / Whenever you're near me / I just gotta thank you / All the love I gave you / Came and your took it all away / And now there is no pain / There's everything to gain here / Now that I'm lost / I think I'll stay in hell"
~Skrillex, ft. Sam Dew and KillaGraham, "Stranger"

The Beat of My Heart is the only shade in the collection that is not a straight shimmered creme or crelly. Instead, she's a bit more complicated - as in life, no matter how much we want to simplify things, something comes along to skew your perspective. The Beat of My Heart is a black crelly that is filled with holographic pigment, neon purple micro flakies, and blue/purple contrasting shimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Beat of My Heart
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Beat of My Heart
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Beat of My Heart


Talking to Myself at Night:
"And I'm talking to myself at night / Because I can't forget / Back and forth through my mind / Behind a cigarette"
~The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army"

Talking to Myself at Night is an ultramarine crelly that is filled with a gorgeous red shimmer. Night time is when some of our best talks happen, most often with ourselves. It's holding on to that perspective in the morning that's the trick.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Talking to Myself at Night
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Talking to Myself at Night
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Talking to Myself at Night


Before the Rain Began:
"Oh DJ / Ease my mind will you / Play that song again / Cause we were in love / Before the rain began / And if I cry cover my ears"
~Niki and the Dove, "DJ Ease My Mind"

Before the Rain Began is a teal crelly that is filled with contrasting pink shimmer. She reminds us of rain dripping down the windowpane at dusk on a sticky summer evening. We're looking towards the future with this shade, wishing away the bone chilling frost of the mid-American winter.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Before the Rain Began
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Before the Rain Began
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Before the Rain Began


I Am a Watercolor:
"As for me, I am a watercolor.
I wash off."
~Anne Sexton, "For My Lover, Returning to His Wife"

I Am a Watercolor is an almost-neon raspberry pink that is scattered with purple shifty shimmer. Like the shimmers throughout this collection, this bright, happy shade is the perfect contrast to the endings that we all inevitably have to deal with. A perfectly perplexing shade for Anne Sexton, one of Karen's favorite poets and authors.

Super bright and vibrant - like it's saying, "Come on summertime!"

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer I Am a Watercolor
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer I Am a Watercolor
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer I Am a Watercolor


Degenerate Beauty Queens:
"The prettiest crowd that you had ever seen / Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed mean / A freshman generation of degenerate beauty queens"
~Lana Del Rey, "This is What Makes Us Girls"

Degenerate Beauty Queens is a blue-leaning purple (blurple?) crelly that is filled with an amazing contrasting aqua/teal shimmer. Be careful; she isn't quite that innocent, happy purple shade that we all know and love. Something else lies beneath.

Lawd! This purple tho! Everyone needs this shade. Get it, you'll thank me later. ;)

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Degenerate Beauty Queens
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Degenerate Beauty Queens
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Lacquer Degenerate Beauty Queens

What is your favorite from this collection?
Launch Date: Sunday, January 21st, 2 PM Eastern
Where: http://lollipopposselacquer.bigcartel.com/
Special info: Full collection discount valid for first 24 hours of sale!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nvr Enuff Dragon Heartstrings

Another from the vault!

xoxoJen's swatch of Nvr Enuff Dragon Heartstrings
xoxoJen's swatch of Nvr Enuff Dragon Heartstrings

I wore one coat over a brown polish, but I have no idea which brown polish. Love this topper, it is one of the most unique in my collection.

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