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Hi everyone! Check me out...two posts within mere days of each other! I can't help it; these lovely indie makers keep sending me gorgeous things to swatch that I simply must share with you!
Today's post includes some swatches of two upcoming Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer polishes. BEGL is a brand I've wanted to try for a long time, but never had a chance to so I'm thrilled to bring you these two polishes today! Both of these polishes are from BEGL's It Got Away from Me, Yeah... Collection, a 15 (!) polish collection inspired by Doctor Who. The collection name seems somewhat appropriate as Julie began with a 6 polish set and it kind of snowballed from there lol Since there are so many polishes in this collection, she's divided them up into subsets and the first set that will be released is the Women of Doctor Who and both of the polishes in this post are from that set.
I'm Dr. Martha Jones. Who the Hell Are You? is, as you may have surmised, inspired by the character Martha Jones. I must admit I don't watch Doctor Who (though I know I should...there aren't enough hours in the day!), so I really can't offer any insight into Julie's inspiration. But, I can tell you that IDMJWtHAY is a bright fuchsia creme that dries to a satin finish. That lovely sheen you're seeing in the photos are the light-reflecting, shifty flecks in the polish...a beautiful touch that causes flashes of green, blue, and gold.
This is the second polish in a week that has me rethinking my dislike of matte finishes (excepting matte glitters...love those!). I've never been a huge fan of this particular finish, but there's something about the smooth finish here that I can't help but love! And the glass flecks in IDMJWtHAY give it a faux flakie feel. The formula was very easy here (I'm showing 3 flawless coats here) with no dragging or other nasties to worry about.
The beauty of a satin or matte finish polish is that you can get a separate look out of them simply by adding top coat. Which I did in the photo below.
One coat of Seche Vite deepens the color a bit and, of course, pumps up the shine. If you're in the market for a bright polish with a unique finish and plenty of versatility, I urge you to give IDMJWtHAY a go!
Next up is A Snogging Booth?, a lightly textured, red and black, full coverage microglitter polish with a pop of holographic glitter. This was a pain to photograph, but I loved the polish! The texture kept throwing my camera into a tizzy, but hopefully I've managed a few decent shots so you can get an idea of the fun going on here. Textured polishes can be...well...they can just look gross sometimes. This is not the case with A Snogging Booth?. The texture is a bit less than the Zoya PixieDust polishes, but is still evident on the nail...sort of a fine sandpaper sort of a finish. The holographic bits give it a lovely shimmer as well.
I wore this in 3 coats, though in hindsight, I think I might have preferred 2. The coverage is great, but the glitter is very dense so it will pile up quickly and give some uneven edges if you try to use thick coats. It's not enough of an issue to bother me but you may want to be aware that it's just a touch finicky (as I think many textured polishes are).
Since we're dealing with a matte-like finish again, I decided to top coat A Snogging Booth? to see what it would look like.
Much like the aforementioned PixieDusts, A Snogging Booth? with top coat is a whole different beautiful animal! Another polish with two looks in one bottle...gotta love it!
The Women of Doctor Who collection goes on sale starting Sunday, September 21, at 3:30 PM, EDT. Both of these polishes will retail for $8.50 for a full size bottle. Be on the look out for the next Doctor Who release coming in October with the third installment in November. All of the Doctor Who polishes will be available through November after which they will be retired...so if you see something you like, don't wait! Be sure to follow Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer on Facebook for information on collaborations (like her same-day-release Disney Duo collab with Sweetheart Polish!), upcoming release dates, and other important stuff! You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post!