Sunday, December 30, 2018

Girly Bits Bridal Bliss: Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

Girly Bits released the six piece Bridal Bliss collection of pastel creams this summer and in it is Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue a pastel sky cream. Pam describes it as a soft blue.

The formula was creamy and nearly opaque in one coat, shown is two.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Old, New, Borrowed, and  Blue
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Old, New, Borrowed, and  Blue

I tried out an idea I had by layering a stamp that had a stair step like edge on it. I think I need a bit more practice, but I love the effect!
For this I used Girly Bits Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue as base and as a stamp, Girly Bits Denim and Diamonds, and MDU Blue Gray. The plate is xy-z28 from Aliexpress.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Old, New, Borrowed, and  Blue


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Bee's Knees 1/1 Release


Unicorn pee, flake, aurora, these polishes by Bee's Knees have it all! Choose a fave or get them all - they launch on 1/1/2019 at Bee's Knees online webshop. Not only is the bottle new, the logo is new and the brush inside is new. The brush is fantastic, as mentioned in my other review.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees 1/1 Release


-Tahoe Tessie is Terrifying-an aqua polish with OG UP and ghost flakes, the larger flakes that shift the same color as OG UP

I love a nice clean looking aqua shade, and this one has a squishyness to it, don't ya think?
Shown in two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tahoe Tessie is Terrifying
xoxoJen's swatch of Tahoe Tessie is Terrifying
xoxoJen's swatch of Tahoe Tessie is Terrifying


-Jersey Devil Totes Ma Goats-a grape based polish with indigo sibling UP and iridescent flakes that shift pink to orange and green to purple.

Purple flake? Yes please!
Shown in two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Jersey Devil Totes Ma Goats
xoxoJen's swatch of Jersey Devil Totes Ma Goats
xoxoJen's swatch of Jersey Devil Totes Ma Goats


-Mothman is Lit-a black based polish with red to green Aurora shimmer and iridescent flakes that shift from orange to red to purple.

So mysterious and vampy!
Shown in two coats with topcoat. However, one coat was fairly opaque and could do in a pinch.


xoxoJen's swatch of Mothman is Lit
xoxoJen's swatch of Mothman is Lit
xoxoJen's swatch of Mothman is Lit


-Monarch Butterfly Wing-a bright orange polish with green to blue sibling UP

Most vibrant orange jelly! This could totally be used in a pond mani, or as a topper over your favorite cream in the same color family. Join the BKL fan group and see how those look!
Shown in three coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Monarch Butterfly Wing
xoxoJen's swatch of Monarch Butterfly Wing
xoxoJen's swatch of Monarch Butterfly Wing

Showing the red shift here - in this base it appears pink! How cool is that?

xoxoJen's swatch of Monarch Butterfly Wing


Hail Satin! top coat is also new to the hive for January. I love how it has a satin style finish. Below is each of the above shades topped with this new topcoat!







xoxoJen's swatch of Monarch Butterfly Wing

What is your favorite? Will you be snagging them all?

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Girly Bits COTM: January 2019


Great News!! Girly Bits decided to continue with her Colors of the Month polishes for 2019!
Available with special pricing from Jan 01- Jan 10, in the Early Bird Promo Listing. After that, they will continue to be available for purchase individually until February 1st, at full price.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019

After Midnight
a black crelly filled with reflective silver micro glitter

Who doesn't love an elegant black that shimmers and sparkles? Perfect for many occasions!

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019 After Midnight
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019 After Midnight
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019 After Midnight

Red Velvet
a blackened red jelly filled with reflective metallic red micro flakes

Such a vampy, sexy, mysterious shade. Perfect for a night out and that little black dress. ;)

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019 Red Velvet
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019 Red Velvet
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits COTM: January 2019 Red Velvet

Both of these polishes are 5 Free, cruelty free, and vegan. I found the formulas to be smooth with very nice application and self leveling. Both polishes are shown in two coats, with KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Girly Bits: Peach, Love, and Joy

Girly Bits released the six piece Bridal Bliss collection of pastel creams this summer and in it is Peach, Love, and Joy, a pastel peachy cream. Pam describes it as a warm toned peachy pink.

I wore two coats for photos. The formula is quite creamy and opaque. If you're heavy handed this could be a one coater. It also stamps well over any shade, but looks best over lighter colors.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: Peach, Love, and Joy
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: Peach, Love, and Joy

I was inspired to do some mermaid nail art and this is what I actually wore for Christmas! Using the Lollipop Posse PPU flake, I added a gradient tip. To stamp over, I chose a mermaid scale pattern with Hit the Bottle in Champagne Shifter. Then I added a few jewels and caviar beads for the accent nail.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits: Peach, Love, and Joy

What do you think of Peach, Love, and Joy?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
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Monday, December 24, 2018

January 2019 Polish Pick Up: Mythology

The January Polish Pick Up theme is Mythology! Launch is 1/4 at 10am Central. All of the brands have outdone themselves this month, and I have six of those shades to share with you!

xoxoJen's swatch of Polish Pick Up: January 2019 Mythology


1850 Artisan Orion's Belt
Denim blue base with copper shimmer, linear holo, holo microflakes, and a variety of aurora shimmers.
Inspired by the beautiful night sky depiction of Orion the Hunter.
cap: 150

This is 1850 Artisan's very first polish pick up and Nikki has made a stunning shade!
Two coats shown with topcoat, formula was good and application was like butter.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Orion's Belt
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Orion's Belt
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Orion's Belt
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Orion's Belt

I couldn't help but stamp some stars on!

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Orion's Belt


77 Lacquer The Goddess of Death
a medium toned nude base with copper and red shimmer, copper, pink and violet sparks, pink iridescent shifting Flakies and grey iridescent Flakies.
cap: 100

Do you remember the Mannequin hands trend? This is my perfect shade for that, but kicked up a notch with shimmer and flake!
Two coats shown with topcoat, formula was good and application was smooth.

xoxoJen's swatch of 77 Lacquer The Goddess of Death
xoxoJen's swatch of 77 Lacquer The Goddess of Death
xoxoJen's swatch of 77 Lacquer The Goddess of Death


Bee's Knees The Haetae
Inspiration: Sarah grew up listening to stories from her grandmother that involved the haetae, so this mythical creature has always held a special place in her heart. What's not to love about a unicorn/lion/dragon hybrid creature that's a symbol of protection?
Description: A silver linear holo polish with an icy blue to purple shimmer, holo flakes, and iridescent flakes that shift teal to purple.
Cap: none

The new packaging is very nice, loving the logo redesign and screen printed bottles but the best part is the new brush. Oh yes, this is the same brush that I rave about every chance I get. Now there are two indie brands with it! Time to celebrate!

Two coats shown with topcoat, formula was good and application was like butter.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees The Haetae
xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees The Haetae
xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees The Haetae

The Haetae stamps beautifully over dark colors! Shown over Pegasus from Turtle Tootsie

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees The Haetae


KBShimmer Gaia
Inspired by the bright colored depictions of Gaia.
A vibrant blue jelly base filled with holographic glitters and color shifting unicorn flakes in shades of green, purple, pink and blue.

I love how bright the base is!
Shown is two coats with topcoat, formula was good, application was surprisingly smooth for how much glitter is in it.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBshimmer Gaia
xoxoJen's swatch of KBshimmer Gaia
xoxoJen's swatch of KBshimmer Gaia
xoxoJen's swatch of KBshimmer Gaia
xoxoJen's swatch of KBshimmer Gaia
xoxoJen's swatch of KBshimmer Gaia


Lollipop Posse Those Who Were Neither
soft, milky red jelly filled with chrome and iridescent flakes in various color shifts, as well as holographic silver flakies, red/green Aurora pigment, and scattered holographic pigment
no cap

Wow! Such a sparkly and beautifully done polish. Don't miss it!
Two coats shown with topcoat, formula was good and application was smooth.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Those Who Were Neither
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Those Who Were Neither
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Those Who Were Neither

And the beautiful green flash!

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Those Who Were Neither


Turtle Tootsie Pegasus
A dark indigo jelly base with holo micro glitter and purple to blue chameleon flakies as well as fantasy flakies
no cap

I love a good grapey purple with sparkle! It also works well for a pond mani and makes a great base for unicorn pee.
Two coats shown with topcoat, formula was good and application was smooth.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Pegasus
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Pegasus
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Pegasus

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