Good morning again! It's almost Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Did you get your groceries, travel to where you need to be, decorate your house to look like Christmas? I did none of that this year because we decided to have Thanksgiving across the country in New York. But we will be spending the evening with family members (extended ones that I don't know so well, but it'll be fun and delicious!). Anywho, I'm back with more polish that launch soon! Girly Bits has this gorgeous collection called Codename: Duchess. It's inspired by Archer and from the feedback I was getting while helping people shop at The Indie Event, this is a very good thing. I don't know what this tv show is but I gather it's about spies. Codename Duchess is a set of 7 duochrome-y shimmers that will be available on 11/24 at 12 noon EST. Polishes will be $16.50 CAD each. During the first two weeks if you purchase the entire collection for $108.50 (a savings of $1 per bottle). Ok let's jump in and hear about each individual polish!
Danger Zone is a metaphorical location which "risqué" or high pressure situations often occur according to Agent Sterling Archer. This is a red shimmer with slight orange to pink shift. I love this color. It's sexy and classy. Formula and application were fabulous. I reached full opacity in 2 coats. Topcoat to finish.
Sploosh! is a term coined by HR woke Pam Poovey used to describe a person, object or situation that is particularly stimulating or enjoyable. It's a blue shimmer with slight purple to violet shift. This blue is amazing. It reminds me of a sparkling sapphire. The formula was a little thinner than the last one but I still reached full coverage easily in 3 coats. I used topcoat to finish.
Lanaaaaa! is a term used to describe the animated way Agent Sterling Archer refers to his partner and on again/off again girlfriend, Lana Kane. It's a purple shimmer with slight pink to purple shift. I love the shimmery shift in this one. I did find the formula on this one a bit on the sheer side but that doesn't affect the color pay off at all. I used 3 coats and topcoat.
Just The Tip is a phrase used by Agent Sterling Archer when attempting to convince Cheryl (his mother's love sick secretary) to try something new. It's a white crelly with gold, copper, red, purple, fuchsia and teal glitters in a variety of sizes. I love how colorful this one is. Plus I love crellies with glitter. Formula and application were both great. I used 3 thin coats and topcoat.
Phrasing refers to the way Agent Sterling Archer alerts a co-worker or the other character to their unintentional misuse of a certain phrase or word that has a double entendre. It's a deep teal shimmer with teal to navy to purple shift. It's actually my favorite of the collection, which is surprising since i adore Danger Zone. But this shade of teal is just magical. I used 3 coats for full depth and color payoff. Formula and application were both great. I finished with topcoat.
That's How You Get Ants refers to Agent Sterling Archer's pride in the cleanliness of his workplace, and a gentle reprimand to those who make a mess. It's a magenta shimmer with slight orange to fuchsia shift. I really enjoyed this color a lot too. It's a flattering color with gorgeous shimmery shift. Formula and application were both great. I used 3 coats and finished with topcoat.
And rounding out the collection is Holy Sh!tsnacks, a unique term created by HR coworker Pam Poovey in place of the commonly used "Oh shit!". It's a dense micro glitter mix in an array of jewel toned glitter in gold, copper, red, purple and fuchsia with gold holo glitter. You can wear this one on it's own or as a topper. It looks great both ways. I have it here, built up to full coverage on it's own in 3 thin coats plus topcoat.
I also have Holy Sh!tsnacks layered over the shimmers in Codename: Duchess Collection. I used 1 thin coat over each painted nail and I love the effect! It's actually blingy and festive and kinda Christmas-y! I finished with topcoat for a smooth to the touch finish.