Good news everyone, Blue-Eyed Girl listens to us! Every year the nail world as a whole bemoans the pastel heavy season of Spring. We wish and mope for a deep, vivid, rich collection...and now we have one. This one was inspired by a Flight of the Conchords song than I guarantee you've heard...which makes me want to find out more about that show.
(promotional samples ahead)
This shade is a delighfully dark inky blue. I can see this being the sexy sexy background for a galaxy manicure...or maybe another installment of The Planets. I used two thin coats plus a layer of Seche Vite here, but a thicker coat could definitely be used. I just prefer thin coats.
This is the oxblood I have been searching for. It is slightly cooler than the average shade, and I absolutely love that. The formula is a tiny bit thinner than the rest of this formula, though I think you can still make this a one coater pretty easily. I used two thin coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for these photos.
UUUugh, you guys know how I feel about gray. This perfect medium toned gray is just about everything I love about this color. For me, this was basically a Goldilocks formula, and I used one totally average coat plus Seche Vite for these photos.
Too Many Misters
This blackened forest green is just...perfect. I know, I know...but I like it. I used this as a base for some Oakland Athletics inspired nail art (and its still on my fingers at the time of writing this) and it was just wonderful. I used two coats for this one,
Holy shit, I'm wearing mustard. I'm wearing mustard and I like it. It does pull a little greenish on me, but I actually really dig this shade. It is very reminiscent of my childhood...anyone for a harvest gold dishwasher? The formula was delightful, and I used two coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for these photos.
Now that you've seen the swatches, which one is your favorite? Robo Aggression will always have first place in my heart...but then that Rent Boy...I can't choose just one. I can't.
authors note:I heard some whispers that some folks had a bit of an issue with application on these shades. I had no problem, and it was pretty warm/humid here when I swatched these. I generally consider any polish "problematic" if I can't perfect it with my regular seche vite...especially when it comes to creams. I did a couple of art looks too (which I'll share soon) and I found these polishes to be really well behaved. But it is important to read all the reviews so you can get an average idea of color/finish/application. All the swatchers live in such different climates...I figure if a polish behaves well in MN and CA, it is probably good stuff.
These are gorgeous! Loving the dark shades and your swatches are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your swatches make me want to leave my husband to marry your nails.ReplyDelete
we dont have as much snow here...Delete
These make me sooo happy! Especially We're VincibleReplyDelete
We're Vincible needs to be on my nails right now. I have mustard lids, and I'd love nails to match. I'm OBSESSED with this shade.ReplyDelete
Oh my, these are amazing...I thought I was ready for pastels and neons, but I need these on my nails now!ReplyDelete
Love the darker shades this time of year!ReplyDelete
We're Vincible is such a unique color! I wonder if I could pull it off with me skin tone..... Gorgeous swatches as always! <3ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous - colors like this are perfect year-round! :)ReplyDelete
Your swatches are beautiful! Robo Aggression and Too Many Misters are my faves.ReplyDelete
My favorite thing about BEGL collections is how offbeat the colors are for the season. Mustard for spring? Blues for Halloween? Black for Valentines? YES! Great swatches. :)ReplyDelete
I love Flight of the Conchords and this collection is lovely! Darks are my favorites. I'm dying over that mustard.ReplyDelete
Your swatches are making me drool all over my keyboard. I want these, they are perfection. I hereby request you to do nail art with them! <3ReplyDelete
Lol now I want to wear mustard nail polish!ReplyDelete
I actually love that mustard polish! It is a colour I can see myself pulling off.ReplyDelete
I really love the gray and mustard!ReplyDelete
All of these shades look amazing on you!ReplyDelete
Not a fan of the colours but your swatches are on point!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous swatches! I love FOTC!! My favorite song is either Business Time or Ladies of the World lolReplyDelete
This is such a unique collection! I am also shocked how much I adore that yellow!ReplyDelete