03 January 2013

Girly Bits Season of Sparkle: My Picks, Part 2

Hi everyone! As promised this is the second part of my swatches for the Girly Bits Season of Sparkle holiday collection. Don't forget to check out the two glitter toppers that I showed in part one. As explained previously, I only bought five polishes out of this collection. That's not to say that I didn't like the other four (there are 9 in total), it's just that my wallet was not going to approve of me buying the entire collection. If you want to see what all nine polishes look like, please check out the Girly Bits website/blog here.

Today I'm showing three polishes that can be worn on their own - Eggnogoholic, Long Winter's Nap, and Visions of Sugar Plums. These are absolutely beautiful, so I'm just going to jump right into my description of each. The formula on all three is very similar, so I'll discuss that at the end.

Eggnogoholic: This is a sheer creamy white polish with tiny gold square and hex glitter. I love this one, and I'm not surprised that it has been one of the bestsellers of the collection (it's sold out at a number of places that are carrying this collection). This polish has a delicate, almost ethereal, quality that is appealing. I also like the slightly off-white base. I see many white with glitter indie polishes, but not too many with an off-white/cream coloured base, and I find that the colour of this polish is very flattering on my skin tone.

Girly Bits Eggnogoholic
Girly Bits Eggnogoholic

Long Winter's Nap: If you follow this blog long enough, you'll know that I love blue polishes, and especially blue-grey polishes. This one is no exception! It's a mid-toned blue-grey with a nice mixture of glitter: different sizes of periwinkle hexes, small blue hexes, and two sizes of silver hex glitter. However, it wasn't until I was wearing this polish and it hit the light that I noticed a lavender opalescent shimmer to it as well. On close inspection it looks like there's some sheer opalescent glitter that is subtle but adds depth to the polish. If there was such thing as comfort polish (you know like comfort food) this would be it for me!

Girly Bits Long Winter's Nap

Girly Bits Long Winter's Nap

Visions of Sugar Plums: This is a plum jelly with a pretty complex mix of glitter. I loved this one the moment I saw it on the Girly Bits blog, but I had no idea of the intensity and luminosity of this polish until I saw it in person. In this case the term "lit from within," used to describe polishes that have a shimmer that seems to glow, is an understatement. The glitter is comprised of what looks like copper squares, small silver hexes, teeny blue and pink hexes, and the same type of opalescent glitter seen in Long Winter's Nap. The glitter complements the plum base perfectly, and it comes alive when it hits the light. You can see that especially in the bottle that I'm holding in the photos. I love that this polish captures the magic of the poem that the name derives from (Twas the Night Before Christmas), yet I could wear this any time of year.

Girly Bits Visions of Sugar Plums

Girly Bits Visions of Sugar Plums

Formula: The formula on all three was excellent. I used three thin coats for all three polishes. Like many indie polishes they tend to get a bit thick when you are using them. But I find if I shake it before applying that helps to keep the consistency just right. That also ensures you get enough glitter on the brush. But I find with these polishes that you don't have the issue of all the glitter sinking to the bottom like you do with some glitter polishes.

For me, all three of these polishes are must haves. In fact the entire holiday collection is impressive, and the five that I bought are probably my favourite Girly Bits polishes that I own (and I own quite a few). What I love most about the polishes I've shown yesterday and today is that although they are holiday polishes, they really can be worn year round. If you are interested in getting any of these, your best bet might be the Girly Bits online store, which is set to reopen tomorrow morning. Especially if you want to get your hands on Eggnogoholic.

What do you think of these? Do any stand out for you?

2 comments:

  1. Eggnogoholic and Visions of Sugarplums are so swoon worthy!

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    1. Aren't they! Definitely standouts in my indie collection. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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