Thursday, October 9, 2014

Comparison Thursday: Light Blue BEGLs

So this will be a quick post.  Got a lot going on, but I'm making myself take some time out to do a much needed pedicure.  So yeah, this post is being written while my feet soak!  Fun stuff!  Anyway, with the new blues I've got coming out this October, I wanted to make sure I got a comparison post up so you can see all of the light blue BEGLs in all of their glory!  Luckily, none are dupes of one another, so yay!  Make sure to click on the photos to see them in greater detail!

Today's comparison consists of:

Sordid End, Hydrangea, Sewing Shadows, Tea is Soothing. I Wish to be Tense, and Innuendo Squad.

The similarities, all photos are taken in indoor artificial lighting under daylight bulbs.  All five are a shade of blue...  And, um, yeah, that's about it...  Ignore the bubbles if you can...  It was really hot in my house when I first started to apply my polishes, so they bubbled up quite a bit.  That's not really normal for me, so I'm definitely annoyed by this...

Sordid End

SE leans more purple than the rest of the grouping while not going actual purple.  It's got a very strong blue to pink flash with a small shifting particle.  It's also practically opaque in 2 coats, but I used 3 for my photos.  Dry time was normal, and I only needed one coat of topcoat to get it all smooth and shiny.


Hydrangea is the only jelly of the group, and as such it has a very sheer first layer.  It includes micro shimmers in blue, pink, and purple, but they are a finer particle than the other shimmers in this grouping.  Unfortuantely because it's a jelly, it takes about 4 coats to become fully opaque.  And because of the several coats, the dry time is the longest of the group, even with a quick dry topcoat.  However, it only needed one coat of topcoat for a glossy finish.

Sewing Shadows

SS definitely leans more yellow blue/teal than the rest of the group.  It is almost opaque in 2 coats, but I used 3 for full opacity.  It's got larger glass flecks that shift from gold to green to blue, and these flecks are the largest shimmers in the group.  Dry time was quick and only needed one coat of topcoat for shine.

Tea is Soothing, I Wish to be Tense

Tea is a very sheer polish.  It does build better than Hydrangea, but it is still very sheer in its first layer.  It's also closer to silver than the others in the grouping.  Tea is a linear holo with a small holographic particle.  There aren't any additional shifts or shimmers, but it does have a very strong icy blue flash.  So the flash is pretty much the only thing added to this polish.  I needed 4 coats for full opacity, but I probably could've gone with 3 if I weren't taking photos.

Innuendo Squad

Innuendo Squad is almost opaque in one coat, but only needed 2 for full opacity.  Like Tea, it is a linear holographic, but it's got a larger holographic particle.  The larger particle gives it more of a scattered effect as compared to Tea.  It also has silver microflakies unlike the rest in the group.  Dry time was super fast even without a quick dry topcoat.

Sordid End, Hydrangea, and Tea have all been released and are currently retired.  Sewing Shadows will be out tomorrow, 10/10, at my store in the Ladies of Peter Pan box at noon edt.  Lastly, Innuendo Squad will be released with the Gents of Doctor Who on 10/26!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Release Info: The Ladies of Peter Pan Duo

When I first saw that Cassandra from Sweet Heart Polish was looking for collaborators for her Disney Ride Duo series, I jumped on that as fast as I possibly could.  After chatting about our favorite rides and our Disney experiences (me east coat and her west coast), we settled on the Peter Pan ride!  We also both knew that the ladies of Peter Pan were the real stars of the show, so we chose them as our muses for this collaboration.  So, without further ado, let's check out the duo and what other goodies we've got in the box!  [****Please note the edited price!  I'm a goon and got it wrong, and it's my own box! Go figure... Hah!****]

In this collaboration box, you will receive Oh Look, a Firefly! from Sweet Heart Polish, Sewing Shadows from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, Tinkerbell and Wendy nail vinyls created by Diana of Monster Polish, a pin in one of two designs that were imagined by two lovely fans, and a glass star filled with pixie dust (non-solvent resistant glitter)!  There will be forty of these boxes available, and you can buy them at both my shop and at Sweet Heart Polish's shop!

Oh Look, a Firefly!

Firefly is a lovely chartreuse green jelly packed with gold and chartreuse glitters.  This is a true jelly, so it does go on a bit sheer.  Here, I wore it in two coats over two coats of Elevation Polish Cuernos del Paine on all of my fingers except my ring, which is four coats of Firefly alone.  Dry time was super quick, and I only needed one coat for a smooth and glossy finish.  While this little lady looks lovely layered over other colors, it's also nice on its own.  Just keep in mind that it does take several layers to reach full opacity.

Sewing Shadows

Shadows is a light blue that leans a hair teal with large glass flecks that shift from gold to green to blue.  Three layers will give you full opacity, but you could probably even get away with two thicker layers.  Dry time is average with a quick dry topcoat.  Keep in mind that, per my usual formula, this may be a little thick, so you may need to add a bit of thinner to get it to your desired consistency.

Pixie Dust

We've included a little glass star vial filled to the brim with "pixie dust!"  The glitters in this vial are NOT solvent resistant!  They will work really well on top of your mani, but don't put them into polish.  You definitely don't want them to melt!  Each star is different, so it'll be a surprise what you get!


There are two lovely pin designs that were illustrated by two amazing fans, Alondra from Glitter Hypnosis and Stinna from Nailant!  We held a contest for the pin's design, but we loved two of them so much that we just had to use them both!


The nail vinyls were created by the lovely Diana who is behind Polish Monster, who is about to open her shop (FINALLY!) over at Monster Polish Nail Lacquer!  Each box will come with 5 decals of each design.  They definitely work better as stickers than stencils, but I used them both ways as you can see below.  For both looks, I used Colors by Llarowe Twinkle Twinkle.  They're just so tiny that it's hard to remove them without pulling up too much or not enough polish.  I believe she has some extra that she'll have on her shop after the boxes sell out, so if you're looking for adorable decals, make sure to hit her up!

So, there you have it!  What do you think?  Are you excited?  Because I know I am!!!  The box will cost $25 plus shipping and includes 2 polishes, 2 sets of 5 vinyls, 1 pin, and 1 glass vial of glitter.  You can purchase them at both my shop and at Sweet Heart Polish's shop.  There will be forty boxes available for purchase, so make sure you grab one quickly!  They go on sale this Friday, 10/10, at noon edt!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Halloween Release October 5 at 3:30 pm edt

Man! Life has had me pretty much chained to the computer the past three weeks! Working extra extra hours at my day job because of an insane (and totally unreasonable) deadline. Plus, there's so much going on with Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers this month, that I've been scrambling to get all caught up with that! Phew! Talk about an intense month! So, my apologies for being so absent - even on my Facebook and IG! I legit barely have time to eat food much less take pics of my nails! Bah!  

Anyway, enough of my excuses... Let's take a look at the good stuff - the new Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Halloween Collection, What Wouldn't I Do?, which draws inspiration from one of my favorite movies, Practical Magic.  There are 5 polishes in this collection, but only 4 will be sold individually.  There will be one collection limited edition that will only be available if you purchase the full set.  The holo will be $12 (full)| $6 (mini), the glitters and shimmer will be $8.50 (full) | $5 (mini), and the full collection will be $41.75 (full) | $24 (mini). Ok, so let's get this party started!! Oh, and there are a few kinda sorta spoilers, so proceed with caution! This post is very photo heavy, so I left them on the smaller side. Make sure to click the photo to see it in greater detail!

Deathwatch Beetle

Black microglitter with green, orange, and purple accents. Here, I've worn three coats with and without topcoat. I could've probably been fine with just two coats, but I'm always worried that my photos will capture a bald spot that my naked eye didn't see. Dry time is quick, but be aware that this does have a textured finish. You may need two coats of topcoat to tame this bad boy.

Amas Veritas Spell

Deep green jelly with blue/green iridescent shifting microglitters. Here, I've worn it as three coats with one coat of topcoat. You don't need any extra topcoat to smooth the glitters. This is a jelly, so keep in mind that you may want to slow down your application so you don't get any clumping.

Blood on the Moon

Orange linear holographic with purple shimmers. Here, I've worn two coats with one coat of topcoat. It was almost fully opaque in one coat! The purple shimmers are being shy in my photos, but they are very apparent in person. NOTE: this polish *may* stain your nails a tad. It stained mine a bit, but I wore it without a basecoat. I've asked some of the bloggers who reviewed this one, and they said they didn't have any issues with staining, so I'm wondering if it's just a me problem. Either way, make sure you take care when you wear Blood on the Moon, and use a base coat especially if you know that your nails are prone to staining!

And now to show the shimmers a little better:

I Wished For You, Too

Deep purple with orange and green shimmer. This is almost jelly-like in application, so it can tend to get a little thick. I wore three coats with one coat of topcoat.

Collection LE: Belladonna

White and neon multiglitter toppcoat with all sorts of shapes including flowers, diamonds, skulls, rectangles, squares, and stars. I fashioned the aesthetic of this one after sugar skulls, and I thought that it was also fitting for Belladonna. If you've seen the movie, you may know why. For the individual swatches, I'm wearing it over Deathwatch Beetle and Sordid End (for the macro).  

Belladonna is extremely versatile, so I've shown it in a slideshow below over several other BEGLs. Use the arrows on the sides to scroll through.


So, there you have it!  The What Wouldn't I Do? collection will go on sale at my Big Cartel shop this Sunday, 10/5, at 3:30 pm edt!  They will be retired after this restock, so grab them while you can!!!  Keep up to date with the BEGL comings and goings by following me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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