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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bad Bitch Polish: The Southern Hemisphere Collection

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I was pretty darn excited to become a part of the BBB swatcher team, but I was even more excited when I received the collection I was to swatch.  Feast your eyes on the Southern Hemisphere Collection!

The Southern Hemisphere collection consists of 6 beautiful creams, so let's get to some swatches - and maybe a little nail art in the end ;)

First up: Blue Steel

Blue Steel is a pale blue cream, opaque in 1-2 coats.  This was my absolute favorite polish in the collection, it is so beautiful!!

Next: Cotinga

Cotinga is a lovely teal cream, opaque in 1-2 coats.  I just love how this one looks mattified - so smooth!!

Next up: Madagascar Sunset

Madagascar Sunset is a pale, creamy tangerine orange, opaque in 1-2 coats.  It's almost like a creamsicle orange, it's very yummy!

Here we have: Nautica Rose

Nautica Rose is a straight up dusty rose cream, opaque in 1-2 coats.  The first macro was taken in slight shade to show the more dusty-ness of this shade.  It's so gorgeous, very Victorian!

Next is: The Veldt

The Veldt a cool, creamy mint green, opaque in 1-2 coats.  This is my second favorite in the collection, as it, like Blue Steel, seemed to practically glow when I mattified it.  So freakin' beautiful!

And finally we have: You're A Star(ling)

You're A Star(ling) is dusty, gray lavender cream, opaque in 1-2 coats.  This is another color reminiscent of Victorian China - in fact I'm almost positive my mom has a China set with teacups covered in flowers of this color.  

Overall, this collection gets the biggest of two polished thumbs up from me!!  I love that these are all that perfect shade that can be worn year-round, and I loooooove how they all look mattified!!  I also really love that they are opaque in 1-2 coats - the fewer the coats, the better.  No polish mountain for me, thank you very much.

And of course, I did some nail art with it :D  When the collection arrived, they happened to match the pair of LuLaRoe leggings I was wearing, and I was inspired to re-create that design on my nails!

This gorgeous Southern Hemisphere Collection is available now!!  Here are the linkages for you:

What do you think of this collection?  Are you a fan of year-round creams?  Let me know your thoughts!


Polishes were sent to me by the maker in exchange for photography purposes and a review.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall Collection

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I'm having one of those I-woke-up-with-a-migraine kind of days, so I'm gonna make this short and sweet!  This is the Fall collection by Octopus Party Nail Lacquer!  Let's get to some swatches!

Please note: all by one are shown in 3 thin coats plus topcoat.  I specify which one is not.

First up: Monster

Monster is a gorgeous mauve linear holo with orange/lime iridescent and lime holographic glitters throughout.  Loooooove this one - probably my favorite of them all :)

Next up: Red Blood Sells

Red Blood Sells is a deep burgundy linear holo with red flakies throughout.  Talk about your vampy red!!!

Next: Swamped

Swamped is a delicious black olive linear holographic - and my very close second to my favorite of these four.  It's just wonderfully gorgeous!!

And lastly we have: The Midas Crutch

The Midas Crutch is a gold linear holographic topper, shown here in two coats on the pointer and pinky, and one on the middle and ring over Digital Nails' I See France.  The second macro nail shot above is a side by side of one vs. two coats.

These are all still available as a pre-order right now until 9pm EST tonight!!  Here's where you can find them and where you can follow the brand:

What do you think of these?  Did you pick any of these up aready?  Let me know your thoughts below!


Polish was sent to me at a discount by the maker in exchange for photography.  My review is with full disclosure.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer's Ella Ann Exclusives

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Howdy folks!

I've got 4 beautiful polishes that Dave, the alchemist of Octopus Party Nail Lacquers, created as exclusives for Ella Ann Cosmetics.  No, they are not available anymore.  Yes, I am a Lamesaur for not posting this before the window to purchase was closed.  Shame on me.  A million mosquito bites on my foot.

But I wanted to at least share some photos with you, in case you did not purchase because you thought, "Meh, it's just polish."

It is so much more though...

We'll start with Butch Gardens:

Butch Gardens is a gorgeous tealy green with an amazing purple shimmer and a strong holographic effect.  I luffles it ^_^

Next in line is Suffocation:

I don't know what to call Suffocation, as it seemed to change colors constantly in different lighting, which was awesome!!  I guess if I had to label it, I'd take is as a steel grey with dusty purple undertones and shimmer, and a very strong linear holo effect.

Here we have Prey for Me:

Chocolate. Brown. HOLO.  Prey For Me is my dream brown holo polish - it's the perfect vampy, yet cozy shade and it's holo.  This polish has my Fall name written all over it!

And finally we have my personal favorite - Hocus Focus:

Hocus Focus is another shifty lady - purple in some lighting, periwinkle in others, and full on vibrant bright blue in the sunlight with a more subtle holograhic effect.  It's really, really gorgeous and the shifts and effects in in remind me of Sleeping Beauty's dress that changed colors - make it pink! make it blue!!

Overall Dave knocked these out of the park.  Can't say I'm surprised as I have yet to stumble across an OPNL that is garbage.  I don't think that's possible...

So anyway!  I know the Fall Part 1 collection *should* be coming up for a second round of pre-orders this Saturday, but don't quote me on that...  If so, I'll have a blog post for you on that collection BEFORE it re-releases.  In the mean time, make sure you are following Octopus Party Nail Lacquer where you can - here are the links:

Whatcha think?  Any of these you like the best?  Any of you snag these while they were available??


Polishes were provided at a special blogger discount in exchange for photography and an honest review.