Today, I have two polishes to show you from the Canada-based indie brand Girly Bits. The first is called Cosmic Ocean - take a look!
I wanted this polish the moment I came across it on Llarowe - it was the first polish I put on my wish list. It recently came back into stock and I am so thrilled I was finally able to snag one! Cosmic Ocean is a blue/teal/turquoise glitter topper packed full of sparkly goodness. In the pictures, I am wearing two coats over Chick Polish's "Raven's Egg," with a quick topcoat for an added shine. The polish dries quickly with a semi-flat finish, and has a TON of sparkle to it. Seriously, it's just stunning. I love that this polish looks beautiful even when it isn't in the sunlight. This is my new favorite blue glitter topper :)
The other polish I have today is a nod towards a very famous and amusing Saturday Night Live skit, and it is called "D!ck in a Box."
I never let a funky name stop me from buying a fabulous polish, though! At first glance I wasn't too enthralled with D!ck in a Box, but as more swatches came out from various bloggers, I saw all the different angles of the polish color and wanted to give it a try :) I'm glad I did! It's rare to find a pretty grey, let alone a grey holographic, but Girly Bits managed to create one. DIAB is a sparkly medium-grey toned polish with a linear holographic effect in the sunlight. It's a lot more colorful in person - my camera just couldn't capture it. Application was fairly smooth, and the polish was fully opaque in 3 coats (2 would probably do it if you apply it thicker, but I always prefer thin coats). Dried fairly quickly, too, though I did use a coat of HK Girl Glisten & Glow fast-dry topcoat in the pictures above. Overall, the polish is a nice neutral color with an added holo bonus in the sunlight :)
Here are some Girly Bits links for you (bet you don't hear that every day in a PG setting):
If you do not live in Canada, and are looking for a US based supplier of this brand, Llarowe carries a lot of the Girly Bits polishes.
I belong to a wonderful Freehand Nail Art group on Facebook, and we recently voted on a few themes for prompts each week. The first theme was Complementary Colors, and this is the design I came up with:
I stepped a little outside my comfort zone with this design. I went a little more artsy and lot less literal - and I kinda love the result! With my art, I tend to focus on the details, and give myself a very hard time when things are messy, or not realistic/true to life. This art design was me trying to break those bad habit thoughts and try something new. I tell you what - I'm gonna do this more often ^_^
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!! Thanks for sharing part of it with me <3