Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pretty & Polished Happy Hour Collection

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Pretty & Polished Happy Hour Collection

It is always five o'clock somewhere right? But never quite where you are at that very moment...sadly. Thank goodness for Pretty & Polished. They have released a Happy Hour collection that looks good enough to drink. It is finally five o'clock where ever I want it to be.

Pretty & Polished Happy Hour Collection

Appletini
This nearly neon, sour apple green will definitely carry you through any sort of soiree you are attending. It has a strong scattered holo and a creamy two-coat formula. This might have been my favorite of the collection...even though it is so bright that my camera started asking for a drink. I can't help myself around neons.

Pretty & Polished Appletini by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Appletini by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Appletini by Bedlam Beauty

Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan is a crush of pink glitters in a cool pink base. Without topper, it is a less-obnoxious textured polish with a demi-matte finish. But once you throw on some Gelous + SV, it becomes this luminous puddle of awesome. I only needed two super thin coats for opacity, but under not-picture-taking circumstances I think I would only need one.

Pretty & Polished Cosmopolitan by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Cosmopolitan by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Cosmopolitan by Bedlam Beauty

Long Island Iced Tea
What's that, a SFW shade? But of course. Long Island Iced Tea, like its namesake, is deceptively appropriate. A cool cognac colored base filled with every glitter I've ever seen, this polish is opaque in just two coats. It does dry with a slight texture, but a quick layer of SV will give it that glassy look that I love.

Pretty & Polished Long Island Iced Tea by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Long Island Iced Tea by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Long Island Iced Tea by Bedlam Beauty

Purple Nurpl
This polish...it is everything I wanted Zoya Carter to be, and then some. It is a violet jelly base chock-full of every shade of purple glitter you can imagine...and then three others no one has ever considered. I needed two thin coats for the pictures below, plus a layer of SV. This polish, like a few others, does dry to a lightly textured/demi-matte finish...but the final result is like a sophisticated Pixie Dust...definitely one for a swanky cocktail party.

Pretty & Polished Purple Nurpl by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Purple Nurpl by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Purple Nurpl by Bedlam Beauty

Sangria
Oh, Sangria...how do I love thee? I am a sucker for reds. I am. This perfect lipstick red jelly is so densely filled with glitters that I don't even know where to start describing them. You can probably get away with just one coat of this shade if you tried, though I used two for the pictures below plus a Gelous/SV sammich. I feel like this would have been Jessica Rabbit's signature shade, for sure.

Pretty & Polished Sangria by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Sangria by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Sangria by Bedlam Beauty

Tequila Sunrise
Ever felt like pouring molten peaches onto your nails but hate those nasty second-and-third degree burns that always come after? Then this shade is the one for you. It is a magical orange jelly filled with a galaxy of holo glitter. I needed three coats + a thin layer of SV for the pictures below and I couldn't be happier...and I would have been happy to stop here, but wait. There's more...

Pretty & Polished Tequila Sunrise by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Tequila Sunrise by Bedlam Beauty

Pretty & Polished Tequila Sunrise by Bedlam Beauty

This shade is a thermal! In cold water, it shifts from a molten peach to a lava-worthy blood orange shade. This is the shift with top coat...I can't even begin to fathom how strong it would be without. This is the most dead-on polish-to-drink shade in this collection. I mean, come on...It has both colors!

Pretty & Polished Tequila Sunrise by Bedlam Beauty

I am not personally a big drinker, but for these shades I might have to reconsider. 


Pretty & Polished Happy Hour Collection

Pretty & Polished Happy Hour Collection

These are officially available on July 10, 2015 at the P&P Shop. In addition to these amazing beverages shades, there are also an entire bars worth of scented bath and mani bombs (you can read about them here)...so you can smell like your drink while you dress like your drink when you are drinking your drink. Whoa. I think I just "yo dawg"-d myself into oblivion.

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22 comments:

  1. I already knew I needed Cosmopolitan and Purple Nurpl, but you've convinced me that I also need Sangria. That sparkle!

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  2. I needed you to say these were horrible and I'd be stupid to buy them!!! I need every. single. one.

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    1. Oh you totally would. These wonderfully sparkly shades would just be awful to have. Just bad.

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  3. I like the header/collage image! Also, your swatches are amazing. What topcoat sorcery are you using? I love the look of Cosmopolitan.

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    1. Thank ya! Cosmo was Gelous + Seche Vite. It really is the best combo for smoothing out glitters.

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  4. Your swatches and photos are impeccable! Really. I can just get lost in the shiny... And Tequila Sunrise... *contented sigh*

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  5. Tequila Sunrise is gorgeous! I may need to add all of these to my birthday wish list!

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    1. besides being a thermal, the color is really unusual too.

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  6. Oooooo gimme dat sweet sweet green!!! <3 <3

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  7. beautiful swatches!! this collection is just gorgeous! it must be mine!

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  8. Long Island Iced Tea <3 So pretty! I love browns!

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    1. me too. I have such a thing for SFW shades.

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  9. These are beautiful and fabulous swatches as always!

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  10. I love the look of Long Island Ice tea, who am I kidding I love all of them but if I had to choose just one, long Island would be it.

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    1. it is hard for me to not fall in love with the neutrals.

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