Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Girly Bits Slapdash Collection part 1

After the dark spooky colours of the Halloween collection that I've swatched over the past few days I fancied a change of pace. Yes it may be wet and dreary outside but that doesn't mean it cant be summer on my nails :-)

I recently got my little mitts of the Slapdash Collection by Girly Bits and its just summer in bottles!

Arctic Sunrise

Arctic Sunrise is a stunning sky blue colour with masses (and I mean masses) of pink shimmer that is visible in all lights and at all angles. This is the shimmer I wanted to see in Aqua Lily by RBL but didn't.

The formula is smooth and easy to work with, needing only two coats to reach full opacity. For these swatches I topped off my mani with one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise

Banana Hammock

Banana Hammock is quite a unique polish. I find yellow a very hard colour to wear but this yellow actually works for me. Its not quite a neon, not quite a lemon and not quite a banana (if that makes sense!).

Maybe its the gorgeous blue/green shimmer that comes out to play in the autumn sun that makes this polish my surprise favourite of the collection.

The formula is a crelly and it needs a few coats to become fully opaque (with no nail line). I found the best way to wear this polish was to layer it over a white base as it gave the true colour of the polish. The swatches here show two coats of Banana Hammock over a white base and topped off with one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Girly Bits Banana Hammock

See the blue/green shimmer?

Glo Worm

When my daughter first saw this she went nuts over it and I had to do her nails immediately, she called it highlighter green! That's exactly the colour that springs to mind with Glo Worm, its a bright lime green packed with yellow shimmer that is not shy. This colour dances in the sunlight, its truly stunning.

The formula is jelly like so it needs a few coats to reach full opacity and no visible nail line. I preferred to layer it over a white base as I did with Banana Hammock, it gives the green extra pop! The swatches here show two coats of Glo Worm over a white base, followed by a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Girly Bits Glo Worm

See the yellow shimmer?

Girly Bits polishes are available from the Girly Bits store, Llarowe (where Banana Hammock and Glo Worm are discounted at the moment), Harlow & Co and Overall Beauty.

There is also a Girly Bits Facebook Page where you can keep up to date with new releases and restocks.