Showing posts with label magenta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label magenta. Show all posts

24 September 2013

Girly Bits Fall Season Premiere Collection: Part One, Bones

Hi everyone! Before I get into some awesome polishes, I have a piece of good news. Some of you may have already heard, but I found out today that I won the third and final piCture pOlish Blog Fest Award! You may remember that back at the end of July I participated in the piCture pOlish Blog Fest, and my design was selected by other bloggers who participated. So I just wanted to thank everyone for their support and thanks to the bloggers who voted for me! I'll be working with piCture pOlish in the new year to design a collaboration shade! Isn't that amazing?! I hope I can come up with something awesome. :D

Girly Bits Fall Season Premiere Collection: Bones

But I want to get back to these new Girly Bits polishes, because they are truly worth it. Last week I received the new Fall Season Premiere collection to swatch and review, and oh my, this is truly one of my favourite Girly Bits collections so far...and there's been some great ones in the past. The collection is inspired by three TV shows - Bones, Saturday Night Live, and Family Guy - and coincides with the season premieres for each.

I've decided to split the polishes into three posts - posting the polishes for each show separately. So we'll be starting with my favourite show of the bunch, in fact one of my favourite shows, period.

Dancing Phalanges is a raspberry jelly with a stunning pink glass fleck shimmer. I was pleasantly surprised when I wore this because it's slightly lighter and more vibrant on the nail than in the bottle. I used three coats, and it went on very smooth and effortlessly.


Note: This is my first time embedding videos in my blog post. Let me know if there's any problems watching them!

Girly Bits Dancing Phalanges

Girly Bits Dancing Phalanges

Girly Bits Dancing Phalanges

Gravedigger is the perfect Halloween polish without being your typical black and orange scheme. It's a blackened plum jelly with orange, purple, green and fuschia glitter in hexes, squares and circles. It also has sheer iridescent glitter that you only see when the light hits it. The formula was excellent and it went on very smooth and evenly. This was 3 coats. And the best part? You can enjoy this polish without fears of being buried alive! :D



Girly Bits Gravedigger

Girly Bits Gravedigger

King of the Lab instantly reminded me of the fun/foolish/outrageous antics of Jack Hodgins. It's an orange jelly with a glass fleck shimmer. There is a bit of visible nail line but otherwise there's no application issues - it went on perfectly like the others. This was 3 coats.



Girly Bits King of the Lab

Girly Bits King of the Lab

Girly Bits King of the Lab

What do you think of these? Any Bones fans out there?!

Girly Bits polishes are available from their website, there you'll also find a list of distributors for other places to buy Girly Bits. Follow Girly Bits Cosmetics on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and new releases.

*Products in this post provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more detail.*

20 August 2013

New Cremes By Girly Bits: Lover's Coral, Mint To Be, and Private Dancer

Hi everyone! I'm always excited when indie brands come out with polishes that have a creme finish - not too many brands make them, and I feel like it gives customers more options, especially when they want to make an effort to support indie polish companies. So when Girly Bits, one of my favourite indies, released three cremes earlier this month, of course I took notice!

Girly Bits Cremes (l-r): Lover's Coral, Mint To Be, and Private Dancer

About these polishes: Pam, the owner of Girly Bits, writes about these polishes:
We decided to start to create our Girly Bits Cremes in part because of local demand for the right creme colour to use a base under our customers favourite Girly Bits glitters. Two of our new shades, Mint To Be and Lover's Coral, were created and used as favours at Pam's oldest daughter's bridal shower. The third shade, Private Dancer, came to be at a request from a customer looking for the perfect raspberry shade that she had been unable to find. (press release)
Luckily I was sent all three to review, because they are fabulous! The colours are rich and fun, the formula is perfect, and they're perfect on their own, for layering, and for nail art. In keeping with the idea behind the polishes, I decide to pull out three Girly Bits glitter toppers from my collection to pair with these colours.

Lover's Coral is a light peachy coral creme. I don't normally go for corals, but I found this to be very flattering and pretty. The formula is perfect - it goes on very smooth, provides good coverage and is completely self-leveling. These swatches show three coats. 

Girly Bits Lover's Coral

Girly Bits Lover's Coral

I decided to pair Lover's Coral with Spring It On Me! from the Spring it On Me! collection from earlier this year. (review here)

Girly Bits Spring It On Me! (over Lover's Coral)

Mint To Be is the perfect mint creme, it looks nice in the bottle but seems more vibrant and vivid on the nails. The formula on this one was also great - perfect consistency, and self-leveling. I used three coats here.

Girly Bits Mint To Be

Girly Bits Mint To Be

I paired this one with a newer Girly Bits glitter, Jini Goes Indie! This one goes perfectly with Mint To Be - the black, white and multi-coloured glitter topper could be paired with almost any base, but it has a gorgeous pink shimmer that complements the mint base perfectly.

Girly Bits Jini Goes Indie! (over Mint To Be)

Private Dancer is a magenta/raspberry creme. This one also has a great formula like the others. It goes on very smooth, levels perfectly and is very pigmented. I used two coats here. Like the others, I find this to be an attractive and flattering colour.
Note: the colour on this one was hardest to capture, these swatch photos are close, but the bottle shot in the first photo is the most accurate.

Girly Bits Private Dancer

Girly Bits Private Dancer

I paired Private Dancer with Heirloom from the Season of Sparkle collection (review here), and I love how well they go together! Heirloom would also look great over Mint To Be.

Girly Bits Heirloom (over Private Dancer)

Overall, I absolutely love these polishes. The colours are attractive and fun, the formula is great and they go on so smooth and glossy (you'll still need a top coat though). I also love that the colours go so well together, and I can't wait for more cremes from Girly Bits.

What do you think of these? Out of the three, which one is your favourite? And more importantly, what colours would you like to see Girly Bits do for future creme polishes?

Girly Bits polishes are available from their website, there you'll also find a list of distributors for other places to buy Girly Bits. Follow Girly Bits Cosmetics on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and new releases.

*Products in this post provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more detail.*

08 April 2013

My 100th Post: Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to be typing these words right now. As you can tell from the title, this is my 100th post at Will Paint Nails for Food. I started blogging on Tumblr in late August of 2012, mainly just showing my NOTD plus some commentary on the polish. However, I published my first post at willpaintnailsforfood.blogspot.ca on November 30, 2012. Since then I have posted rather consistently, typically five days a week, and today is my 100th post on Blogger. Yeah!! :D

So why am I not including my earlier Tumblr posts in this blog post count? Well, when I originally started on Blogger, I thought it would be a simple change of format - no big deal. I was wrong. I have put much more time and effort into my posts here than I ever did on Tumblr. I am writing reviews of polishes, posting swatches of multiple polishes (something I never did before), even reviewing complete collections, and doing posts that include multiple parts, for example, swatches plus nail art. I am also spending more time editing my photos. 

And I think the extra effort shows. I now feel I can call myself a "nail polish blogger," and I'm starting to get more recognition for this. I am very grateful for the people who have followed my blog on various platforms and social media sites. A few people have trusted me enough to have me review and swatch polishes for them, and I'm very thankful for this and take it seriously. I've never been one to stick to a hobby for any length of time, but with this I've not only been doing it consistently for several months, but I'm truly looking forward to my next 100 posts, and beyond that! :)


Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass

So for this special occasion, I have Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass. This is a Holt Renfrew exclusive for their 175 year anniversary. Holt Renfrew, if you don't know, is a Canadian high-end department store, and so this is only available in Canada (or resale venues like evil-bay). I'm wearing this right now as I type, and I love how this looks and makes me feel! It's a beautiful magenta creme with hot pink tiny glitter. 


Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass

Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass

The formula on this was perfect, it flows very smooth and is completely self-leveling. The formula was the right consistency and I didn't have to do much clean up with this one. I used three coats for these swatches, but two would work. It's a very sexy and feminine polish, perfect for day or night.


Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass

Have I convinced you how much you need this polish!? *wink wink nudge nudge* Well lucky for you I'm giving one away!! And to make things more interesting I've added a second prize of some polishes I thought people would enjoy. 

But first for the boring, but important to read, stuff:

The Prizes

  • One winner will receive:
    • One (1) Deborah Lippmann Raise Your Glass
  • One winner will receive:
    • One (1) Jindie Nails Candy Land
    • One (1) Jindie Nails Swoon
    • One (1) Essence Choose Me!
    • One (1) Hare Amethystos

Prize #1

Prize #2


Official Rules
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.
  • Giveaway begins April 8, 2013 and ends on April 22, 2013.
  • Entries are collected via Rafflecopter.
  • All prizes were purchased by me (Meghan - Will Paint Nails for Food) 
  • Approximate retail value of each prize is $22 CAD
  • The prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash
  • The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries on or about April 22, 2013.
  • Will Paint Nails for Food is not responsible for technical failures or typographical errors which impact entry.
  • Winners will be notified by email. If potential winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway is open internationally. Will Paint Nails for Food is not responsible for packages that are lost or damaged in the mail, or for any customs fees or charges. I will pack things up as best as I can, but once it is out of my hands I am no longer responsible for it. 
  • VOID where PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY must be 18 or with parental permission.

Good luck!! And thank you everyone for supporting my blogging efforts! <3


a Rafflecopter giveaway

07 April 2013

Wing Dust Collections: Blue Steel, I Am Yours & You Are Mine, and Sleepless Summer Nights

Hi everyone! I have a bunch of new Wing Dust Collections polishes to show you - I'll be showing some today and the rest over the course of next week. I hope you are ready for some serious sparkle picture spam!

Wing Dust Collections is the brainchild of Stephanie, who lives just north of Toronto. We originally connected on Facebook when I messaged her about local pickup (I live in Toronto). Unfortunately we weren't able to meet up, but I'm so happy to have a bunch of her polishes, they are gorgeous and absolutely shimmery!

Wing Dust Collections (L-R): Blue Steel, I Am Yours & You Are Mine,
and Sleepless Summer Nights 

Because each polish has a beautiful luminosity and shimmer to it, I've included photos under direct lighting in addition to the photos taken in my lightbox.

Blue Steel is meant to be layered over another polish. It has a very sheer blue base with purple/iridescent shimmer and iridescent foil flakes. For this I layered two coats over a watercolour mani that I did with various dark blues, a purple, and black (see photo). The polish is not densely packed with flakes, so I found it had a more subtle effect, but when it catches the light it is very stunning. I did find that some of the flakes wanted to poke up, so it helps to have an orange stick or something else on hand to tame any loose ends.

Wing Dust Collections Blue Steel (direct lighting)

Wing Dust Collections Blue Steel

Wing Dust Collections Blue Steel

Watercolour manicure, base for Blue Steel

I Am Yours & You Are Mine is a squishy berry-coloured jelly packed with a fuchsia/gold shimmer and small pink, gold, and dark purple hex glitter. It's a bit thick but very workable, and I used three coats here, although you could get away with two. I found it levelled perfectly, was very smooth, and as a bonus it was completely non-staining. I really love the colour on this one, it's so vibrant and eye-catching!

Wing Dust Collections I Am Yours & You Are Mine
(direct lighting)

Wing Dust Collections I Am Yours & You Are Mine

Wing Dust Collections I Am Yours & You Are Mine

Sleepless Summer Nights is a dark teal green jelly, also very squishy. It has what appears to be a pink/bronze shimmer. It also has a ton of glitter: gold, lime green, blue, brown/burgundy hex glitter, and silver and blue stars. I used three coats here - you could get away with two, but I found the polish had more depth and vibrancy with three coats. Despite all the glitter it dried very smooth. I did, however, find that it was slightly staining, but that's typical with teal greens/blues and it wasn't too bad. For me, this polish has a mysteriousness about it that I love, it reminds me of the deep sea or the night sky.

Wing Dust Collections Sleepless Summer Nights (direct lighting)

Wing Dust Collections Sleepless Summer Nights

Wing Dust Collections Sleepless Summer Nights

What do you think of these polishes? Have you tried Wing Dust Collections?

Wing Dust Collections is available through their Etsy store and Llarowe. Follow Wing Dust Collections on Facebook and Instagram (@wingdust) for more info on new collections and restocks.

*Product provided to me at a discount for reviewing purposes, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

20 February 2013

OPI DS Extravagance

Hi everyone! I have to get up early for an appointment in the morning, so I am going to keep this short. This post is for one of my readers, Mette, who requested to see my new OPI Designer Series polish.

OPI DS Extravagance

I know some people really love the Designer Series, while other people say it's not as good as it used to be. Me, I'm new to collecting nail polish, so I'll take what I can get. All I know is that Extravagance is a gorgeous shade and totally worth the extra cost.

OPI DS Extravagance

It's a raspberry magenta with a scattered holo that is very subtle in most lights. I tried to get some sunlight photos to capture the holo shimmer and it was difficult even then. This polish reminds me of Zoya Aurora, but Aurora is more purple, and the particles are larger.

OPI DS Extravagance (sunlight)

Extravagance was a hard polish to capture - the sunlight photo makes it look slightly lighter than it actually is, while in the lightbox it looks slightly darker and more cool toned.

OPI DS Extravagance

The formula on this one was perfect. I used two coats and had no issues with the application. It applies very smooth, and is completely self-leveling.

What do you think of this polish? Do you have any of the Designer Series polishes?

08 February 2013

Liquid Sky Lacquer Pop Rocks

Happy Friday everyone (or Saturday depending on where you are)!! Like much of the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada, we got hit with a bunch of snow today. If you're in that area I hope you stayed safe today. I had the day off and my sister and I planned to do some nail polish shopping, so we braved the blizzard...for nail polish! Are you surprised?! Fortunately, we both took the subway so it was safe. And it was well worth it, I got my first OPI Designer Series polish!! <3

I have another polish from Liquid Sky Lacquer. I absolutely love this one - not only was the colour gorgeous, but it applied like a dream.

Pop Rocks is magenta, but slightly leaning towards red, with a lighter pink shimmer. It has small gold holo square glitter and medium magenta holo hex glitter. The holo effect is more noticeable on the gold glitter, and less on the magenta hex glitter.

Liquid Sky Lacquer Pop Rocks

As I said before, this polish applies like a dream, it is almost effortless. I used two coats for these swatches, and the consistency was perfect, not too thin or thick. Also it was completely self-leveling. The only thing to watch out for when applying is that you don't have glitter poking off the nail, but that's standard for any polish with larger glitter.

Liquid Sky Lacquer Pop Rocks

Liquid Sky Lacquer Pop Rocks

Overall, I'm really impressed with this polish. I find that many indies, even the very popular ones, are very tricky to apply - clumping glitter, thick formula, too sheer, sparse glitter, etc. I'm happy to say this has none of those issues. The only criticism is that I wish the hex glitter stood out a bit more, it seems to disappear in the base. But it's still a pretty polish regardless.

What do you think of this polish? Do you own any Liquid Sky Lacquer?

Liquid Sky Lacquer is available on the Liquid Sky Lacquer Bigcartel shop.
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