Monday, February 9, 2015

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer: Spark in the Dark (Partial Review)

Hello hello!  This is the first of 2 posts today featuring Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer!  I feel like it wasn't long ago that I discovered this brand and Julie has a pretty big following so I must have been living under a rock.  Anyways I have been attempting to play catch up by obtaining older BEGL while also adding from the new collections!  I was actually lucky that my BFF Ehmkay Nails wanted to split the Spark In The Dark set with me because it meant that I would finally own my white buffalo - LE Hypothermia (I previously won a mini bottle but it was like some magical elixir that I was afraid to use).  So my post features 5 of the polishes (plus the LE) from the collection and to see the other 2 head over to Ehmkay Nails - she should have a post up soon!  This collection leaned heavy on the blues, but thankfully I enjoy a nice blue so it was all good.  You can purchase the full collection of 7 polishes  + the LE Hypothermia for $67 or individual bottles for $8.50 - $12.  Please note that LE Hypothermia is ONLY available with the purchase of the complete set.  And now you know what time it is...time to look at POLISH!

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Up first is It's Almost After Midnight.  This is a "medium-dark grey creme with strong blue shimmer and blue flash."  Definitely strong on the bus shimmer/flash!  It's very pretty and a fabulous formula.  It's Almost After Midnight was creamy and opaque.  Quite lovely to work with.  I used 2 coats of It's Almost After Midnight and 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer It's Almost After Midnight

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer It's Almost After Midnight

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer It's Almost After Midnight

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer It's Almost After Midnight

Never Danced Like This Before...HELLO!  This is a stunning "navy holo with teal shimmer."  Guys guess what, Never Danced Like This Before is a ONE COATER!!  Look at it!  Amazing.  Formula and application were both fantastic.  As I said, 1 coat used and 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Never Danced Like This Before

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Never Danced Like This Before

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Never Danced Like This Before

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Never Danced Like This Before

The Years Have Been Short is a unique and fun polish!  It was actually the first one that really popped out at me when the initial swatches starting hitting my Facebook and instagram feeds.  It's a "jelly base tinted slightly white with white microglitter, silver reflective beads, blue/purple iridescent microglitters, strong blue shimmer, and a smattering of various shades of blue microglitters."  Wow, that's a lot of pretty in one bottle!  The Years Have Been Short had a nice formula and applied easily.  You can wear this alone in 2-3 coats or 1 layer over a base color.  It dries to a slightly textured finish so you have the option to leave it textured or use topcoat for a glossy/smooth finish.  I used 3 coats of The Years Have Been Short and I am showing it without and with topcoat.  

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short

Bound To City Life was my surprise favorite of the bunch I selected.  I typically pass up jellies but this one made me think "uh oh, I've been missing out!"  Bound To City Life is a "dark teal jelly with purple, navy, red, green, and silver holo microglitters."  The formula and application were excellent.  I had full coverage, no visible nail line, in 2 perfect coats.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat. 

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Bound To City Life

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Bound To City Life

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Bound To City Life

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Bound To City Life

Ahhhhhhh *angels singing*, and here she is...Hypothermia.  This has been a polish I have chased for over a year.  I can't express how excited I am to have it, and a full sized bottle that I don't feel guilty using.  Hypothermia is a Limited Edition polish that is only available with the purchase of the listing for the complete Spark In The Dark set.  Hypothermia is a "purple holo with purple shimmers."  It's perfect.  Formula and application were fabulous.  I had complete coverage in 2 coats and finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Hypothermia

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Hypothermia

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Hypothermia

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Hypothermia

The last beauty I have to share with you is She's Electricity.  It was nice to get a change of color scenery over here.  She's Electricity is a "hot pink holo with pink and aqua shimmer and purple-blue iridescent glitters."  Again, the formula was top notch.  Creamy and opaque.  I only needed 2 coats for complete coverage.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer She's Electricity

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer She's Electricity

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer She's Electricity

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer She's Electricity
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