Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Fan Favorites and a Siren Swatches and Review!

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers - Fan Favorites and a Siren

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers – Fan Favorites and a Siren

Good evening readers!  I hope that this post will make your Monday a little less murky and a little more magnificent!  Today I have some awesome Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers on the blog.  Let me tell you if you’ve ever wanted one of those polishes that you could never seem to snag because it was so popular?  Now’s the time.  Blue-Eyed Girl is going to be doing a PRE-ORDER on some of her Fan Favorites!   I have several to show you before I get down to the nitty gritty with all the information you’ll need to secure your own bevy of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers.  Without further delay let’s get started.

First up I have Untrodden Snow:

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Untrodden Snow

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Untrodden Snow

Untrodden Snow is a perfect white crelly polish.  The maker describes the polish as, “White with blue flash and blue shimmers.”  Perfect description in my opinion.  Not only would this be an awesome base for nail art or stamping but the flash and shimmer leave it from feeling too sterile!

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Untrodden Snow

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Untrodden Snow

Application was good for a white polish which are notoriously a pain in the behind to work with.  This one didn’t leave me with chalky residue or anything of the sort during clean up either which I consider a miracle.  It is a crelly based polish so it’s a little bit “squishier” than a creme.  I do want to note that all Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers are designed to be used in one to two coats.  That means they may run thicker than other polishes on the market.  This is purposeful so that people can thin it to the consistency they prefer.  Some want a quick one to two coat mani and others tend to build in layers.  Personally I did thin this one a bit and used three thin layers coats which gave a perfect finish.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Untrodden Snow (Macro)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Untrodden Snow (Macro)

Next up I have Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s:

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s

Looooove this one.  This is sooo in my preferred color family.  One cannot own enough Tiffany Blue polishes.  They just can’t.  The maker describes this color as, “Tiffany blue with green to red shift.”  I love the extra little shifty shimmer in this one it’s like an acid green to a coppery red shift.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s

The formula on this one was fantastic!  I didn’t thin this one I left it as is and it was fully opaque in two perfect thin coats.  Nary a complaint here and I can’t wait to wear it again!

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's (Macro)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s (Macro)

Now onto another polish that is going to be a staple in my collection, Bound to the City Life:

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Bound to the City Life

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Bound to the City Life

Oh.Em.Gee.  YES!  You might be asking yourself, “is that a dark teal jelly polish with teensie tiny multi-colored holographic sparklie thingamajigs?!?”  I am here to answer you with a resounding YES!  Yes that is exactly what this is!  I nearly passed out when I unwrapped this one.  I will use it again and again and again.  This is perfect for quick manis when you just want something dark and vampy on your nails.  The maker describes this one as, “Dark teal jelly with teal, turquoise, purple, and blue holo microglitters.”

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Bound to the City Life

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Bound to the City Life

Perfection in a bottle.  That’s really all I have to say about this one.  It’s a jelly but it is perfectly opaque in two coats and it applies like a dream.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Bound to the City Life (Macro)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Bound to the City Life (Macro)

*passes out*

Ok…I’m back I’m revived and depsite my shenanigans with the previous polish we’re up to my FAVORITE of the Fan Favorites I was sent.  Wanna Fall In Love Tonight:

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Wanna Fall In Love Tonight

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Wanna Fall In Love Tonight

*heavy breathing*  Ok, so yes, I’m the girl that is in love with blues, teals, turquoises, and greens.  But every so often a color comes around that just shouts at me and makes me want to reevaluate my preferred color family.  This is one of those polishes.  That beautiful orchid purple!  That golden-red shimmer!  I’m utterly smitten.  The maker describes this as, “Purple with glowing red shimmer.”

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Wanna Fall In Love Tonight

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Wanna Fall In Love Tonight

As if the gorgeousness wasn’t enough the formula on this is a true ONE COAT WONDER!  Just.One.Coat.  Seriously it doesn’t really get any better than that.  In case you missed it, this is one coat plus topcoat.  This one does dry to a satin finish.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Wanna Fall In Love Tonight (Macro)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Wanna Fall In Love Tonight (Macro)

Just this.  This is just everything.

Last but not least is the June 2015 Siren offering!  This is a special Siren to celebrate BEGL’s 2 Year Anniversary.  Siren’s Birthday Sprinkles!:

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers - Siren's Birthday Sprinkles (over Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers – Siren’s Birthday Sprinkles (over Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s)

Blue glitter explosion!!!!  Absolutely fantastic glitter topper for summer manis.  This is another one that I will reach for often as it will look good over a myriad of bases!   The maker describes this one as, “Clear base with sky blue holo, navy holo, royal blue and Canadian blue glitters with blue microflakies.”  So much blue glitter that I’m in blue glitter overload!

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers - Siren's Birthday Sprinkles (over Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers – Siren’s Birthday Sprinkles (over Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s)

Ok you see all that glitter?  ONE coat.  Just one unfussed coat.  I didn’t manipulate, I didn’t dab, I didn’t fish, I didn’t contort myself into all different positions to try to coax the glitter out of the bottle and onto the nail.  Nope, I just dipped the brush and brushed it on.   Excellent formulation for a glitter topper!  Not to mention since it is all smaller sized glitters it’s not terribly topcoat hungry either and one coat of topcoat smoothed everything out for me.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers - Siren's Birthday Sprinkles  (Macro)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers – Siren’s Birthday Sprinkles (Macro)

Oh and in case you were wondering, yes it DOES look amazing over Wanna Fall in Love Tonight:

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Birthday Sprinkles (over Wanna Fall in Love Tonight)

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer – Siren’s Birthday Sprinkles (over Wanna Fall in Love Tonight)

Ok here is everything you need to know so you can get these and the rest of the Fan Favorites!  Starting on June 30, 2015 at 3:30 PM Eastern and running until July 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM Eastern you can PRE-ORDER your Fan Favorites.  They will be offered as a set or individually.  You can get a little discount by getting them all (you should they are all awesome colors.  In fact Fare the Wind, another favorite of mine will also be in the collection and I reviewed it here) or you can pick and choose which gorgeous polishes will be winging their way to your door.  Also being released on June 30, 2015 is a Numbered Limited Edition Siren polish and a Collaboration Duo with A Rhyming Dictionary.  These two items willl NOT be on PRE-ORDER they are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

Just to recap:  Fan Favorites and Birthday Sprinkles:  PRE-ORDER.  Numbered Siren and Collaboration Duo:  FAST FINGERS.

I only have a few of the Fan Favorites that will be in the collection so make sure to follow Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers on Facebook and Instagram for more swatches and pictures.  You can follow on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming collections.  Don’t forget to be there and be ready on June 30, 2015 at the Blue Eyed Girl Lacquers Site to secure your pretty polishes!

 

 

Quickie Saturday Post – Featuring Takko Lacquer

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Hello all my gorgeous readers!  How does this beautiful Saturday find you?  It finds me busy busy busy but I wanted to pop by and show you a beautiful Takko Lacquer that I received as a gift from a very sweet friend!  Takkos can be hard to come by but they do pop up second-hand in Facebook groups and there are periodic restocks.  I myself only own two Takko polishes so they are a challenge.  But that’s half the fun of collecting things sometimes!  I know, I know you’re anxious to see the pretty polish.

Here is Nirvana:

Takko Lacquer - Nirvana

Takko Lacquer – Nirvana

Oh this picture just makes me want to go and put it on again.  I wore this some time ago and I can assure you I got many compliments.  This is a gorgeous rich dark turquoise creme base filled with golden flakies.  Sometimes simple and elegant is just the perfect thing to create an amazing look!

Takko Lacquer - Nirvana

Takko Lacquer – Nirvana

This polish was a delight to work with.  The creme base was beautifully self-leveling and went on perfectly.  The flakies spread out evenly across the nail and I didn’t see any issues with the application.  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Takko Lacquer – Nirvana; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat

You absolutely MUST keep watch on the Takko Website and Instagram for updates as restocks are very popular and you’ll definitely want to mark them on your calendars when they occur.  I do not believe this color is officially discontinued but it may be some time before it returns again.

Wednesday We Wear Pink – Featuring Crows Toes

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So it’s been awhile since I did a Wednesday We Wear Pink post but I thought that I have a couple of Crows Toes Polishes that fit the bill and who doesn’t love Crows Toes?  I know that they are definitely one of my top ten favorite indies so I love sharing them with you!

First up is Tequila Sunrise:

Crows Toes - Tequila Sunrise (over China Glaze - You Drive Me Coconuts)

Crows Toes – Tequila Sunrise (over China Glaze – You Drive Me Coconuts)

Tequila Sunrise is a stunning hot pink to golden duochrome topper that transforms ordinary polishes to EXTRAORDINARY!  I paired this with a mainstream (*gasp* I know I know!) hot pink jelly at someone’s suggestion (I’m so sorry I can’t remember who suggested it!) and it just worked so well.  Totally loved this one it was so much fun to wear!

Crows Toes - Tequila Sunrise (over China Glaze - You Drive Me Coconuts)

Crows Toes – Tequila Sunrise (over China Glaze – You Drive Me Coconuts)

This is definitely an effect topper and could not be worn on its own.  However that’s ok with me I plan to try it over a couple more things to see what kind of effects I can get with different colors.  But this bright pink with the golden shift just really makes me feel like summertime and tropical drinks.  The formulation for an effect topper is perfect.  It didn’t streak or look patchy over the base color.  Photos show one coat over undies.

Polishes Used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; China Glaze – You Drive Me Coconuts; Crows Toes – Tequila Sunrise; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat

Next up is the hottest hot pink I’ve ever seen and the name was suggested by my bestie, The Glamour Granny.  Without further introduction here is Hooker at Heart:

Crows Toes - Hooker at Heart

Crows Toes – Hooker at Heart

Oh yeah.  This is the perfect hot hot hot pink for summer.  It was actually part of her Valencrows collection from this year but I’ve been saving it for summer!  It’s an utterly gorgeous highlighter pink textured polish!  There are some additional little holographic microglitter sparklies in there as well!

Crows Toes - Hooker at Heart

Crows Toes – Hooker at Heart

The texture is not overwhelming and the application was fantastic.  I didn’t even find it hard to clean up even though it is crazy pigmented.  Pictures show two coats sans topcoat!

I do have a couple of topcoat shots so that you can see that it can be smoothed out to make a gorgeous shiny polish:

Crows Toes - Hooker at Heart (with topcoat)

Crows Toes – Hooker at Heart (with topcoat)

Crows Toes - Hooker at Heart (with topcoat)

Crows Toes – Hooker at Heart (with topcoat)

To be honest I think I prefer it textured but I know that some folks are not a fan of texture but still want that amazing color!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Crows Toes – Hooker at Heart; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.

You can follow Crows Toes on Facebook and Instagram.  They are offered for sale at various stockists such as Llarowe in the US and Internationally.

Alchemy Lacquers Lab Report – Moonshard Collection

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Hello my gorgeous readers!  I know that I said that the Alchemy Lacquers Moonshards were going to be released a couple at a time however recently due to school and work schedules the amazing Rebecca has decided to go ahead and release the rest of them NOW!  That means you don’t have to wait and I can go ahead and show you the rest of the amazingness that I have!

Without further ado!

First up I have Io:

Alchemy Lacquers - Io

Alchemy Lacquers – Io

Io is a gorgeous squishy deep purple scattered holographic jelly polish and has a healthy dose of Ultrachrome flakies!  I’m not the biggest purple girl but this color is so luscious that I am utterly smitten!  I love the shift of the flakies in the jelly base and it is just a gorgeous polish!

Alchemy Lacquers - Io

Alchemy Lacquers – Io

First allow me to address, I’m not sure why it appears that the tips of my fingers aren’t fully polished – I assure you while I was looking at them in person I saw no issues with the polish,  it wasn’t until I was cropping these pictures that I noticed it.  I can only assume that the lighting or user error plays some factor.  Strange unpolished looking tips aside the formula on this is standard for a jelly – a bit sheer in the first coat but building up quite nicely due to the deep color.  Pictures show three coats plus topcoat

Alchemy Lacquers - Io

Alchemy Lacquers – Io

See this is the SAME nail (on the same day) as one of the ones that looks as if it’s unpolished.  In this picture it looks clearly as it’s supposed to.  Ah, well, hopefully ya’ll can overlook my obviously amateur photography skills.

Next up I have Phobos:

Alchemy Lacquers - Phobos

Alchemy Lacquers – Phobos

Phobos is like an amped up neutral!  Love that so much about this one.  It’s a light brownish jelly polish with ultrachrome flakies.  I feel like that there is some kind of shimmer or something or it could also just be the play of light on the flakies in the polish but it seems to have a magenta glow about it.

Alchemy Lacquers - Phobos

Alchemy Lacquers – Phobos

I love how shifty this one is due to the flakies in the light jelly base.  Formula was great, a nice spread on flakies and while it is a jelly polish it builds up to opacity without any problem.  Pictures show three coats plus topcoat.

Alchemy Lacquers - Phobos

Alchemy Lacquers – Phobos

Yeah this picture really shows how awesome the polish is!

Next up is Titan!

Alchemy Lacquers - Titan

Alchemy Lacquers – Titan

Yes my nail shape changed in this picture – sorry about that I had swatched some of these earlier and some later so there may be a slight variance in nail shape.  Enough about nail shapes!  Titan is a teal jelly base with blue and green ultrachrome flakies (multi shifts in each color) and that sort of gives it this teal leaning emerald color with sparks of gold.

Alchemy Lacquers - Titan

Alchemy Lacquers – Titan

Again formula is great – flakies spread evenly without issue.  Pictures show three coats plus topcoat!

Alchemy Lacquers - Titan

Alchemy Lacquers – Titan

So next up we have a topper, Pandora:

Alchemy Lacquers - Pandora (Over Indigo Bananas - Halcyon)

Alchemy Lacquers – Pandora (Over Indigo Bananas – Halcyon)

This one utterly freaked my camera out!  This is a shimmery shifty topper with multichrome flakies.  I honestly wasn’t sure how I would feel about it because it was a topper but Oh.My.HECK.  When I put it over purple I thought I was going to pass right out from the sheer gorgeousness!

Alchemy Lacquers - Pandora (Over Indigo Bananas - Halcyon)

Alchemy Lacquers – Pandora (Over Indigo Bananas – Halcyon)

So much shimmery shiftiness!  Perfect application which I would expect from a topper anyway.  Doesn’t seem streaky and the effect is very smooth over the base color.  Pictures show one coat over undies plus topcoat.

Alchemy Lacquers - Pandora (Over Indigo Bananas - Halcyon)

Alchemy Lacquers – Pandora (Over Indigo Bananas – Halcyon)

YES!  Look at those flakies shimmering there.  I paired this with a dark purple, Indigo Bananas – Halcyon.

Allow me to introduce you to Ganymede!

Alchemy Lacquers - Ganymede

Alchemy Lacquers – Ganymede

I LOVE this one so much.  It’s a maroonish jelly color shifting base with maroon/gold/whoknowswhatcolors multichrome flakies.  So the base is color shifting and the flakies are color shifting and well the whole thing is a shifty masterpiece!

Alchemy Lacquers - Ganymede

Alchemy Lacquers – Ganymede

I tried to catch some of the bronzy shift going on here.  So much play of color with this one!  Application was flawless and the flakies spread out nicely without manipulation.  Pictures show three coats plus topcoat.

Alchemy Lacquers - Ganymede

Alchemy Lacquers – Ganymede

You can REALLY see the shiftiness here.  So much love.

Last but certainly not least is Callisto!

Alchemy Lacquers - Callisto

Alchemy Lacquers – Callisto

Callisto is a creamy nude holographic polish with a plethora of multichrome flakies.  Such a bland way of saying its SPECTACULAR!  I love this one so much.  I’ve really got a thing for nude and nude-based polishes right now for some reason and this one really ticks the boxes for me.

Alchemy Lacquers - Callisto

Alchemy Lacquers – Callisto

The formula on this one is crazy good.  Even spread of flakies without manipulation, no dragging, and it built to opacity in two coats.  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat!

Alchemy Lacquers - Callisto

Alchemy Lacquers – Callisto

Every time I look at this picture I want to run and put this one on again!

Polishes used on all manis:  Barielle – Nail Rebuilding Protein; Alchemy Lacquers Moonshards; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat.

Per usual you should definitely check out the links below to follow, drool over, and get your own Alchemy Lacquers.  There are a few more Moonshards that were released after I received these.  They are just as amazing and beautiful as these from what I’ve seen!

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