Hey y'all! Today on the blog I have some more polishes from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer to share with you! In addition to her newest collection that I swatched last week (read that one here), I have one of her former Destination Duos and an earlier winter release that are still available in the shop. I'm going to show you the Sand And Surf Destination Polish duo which was a collaboration with Ellagee first and the single at the end.
First of all, can we talk about the darling way the Destination Polishes came packaged? For $20, you get both full sized polishes, plus some cute little shell decals, and a magnet from Ellagee that says "I'm not going to buy any more nail polish, Oh look! NAIL POLISH!" I definitely chuckled when I pulled the magnet out because that exact scenario happens to me all too often. Okay, enough about the packaging, let's get into the polish!
I started with the Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer of the duo - this one is called Shimmering Sandcastles. This ivory nude creme is filled with green microflakies and silver, blue, aqua, and gold shimmers which unfortunately, I struggled to capture with my camera. They were much more apparent in person! I really loved the color of this one, it definitely reminded me of the sparkling sand on the beaches in the summer sun. The formula self leveled nicely but had the application of a matte polish. It was a bit on the difficult side to apply due to its thickness, however I was able to even out the streakiness by the second coat. All Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers are intended to be opaque in 1-2 coats which lends them to the thicker side but that is easily remedied with a bit of thinner. Again, this one dries on the matte/satin side but a glossy topcoat will fix that right up if you don't prefer the matte look. My swatch shows 2 coats plus topcoat.
|Shimmering Sandcastles in direct artificial lighting|
|Shimmering Sandcastles in direct sunlight|
|Macro of Shimmering Sandcastles in direct sunlight|
|Ellagee Rhythm of the Surf in direct artificial lighting|
|Rhythm of the Surf in direct sunlight|
|Rhythm of the Surf macro in direct sunlight|
Last, but most certainly not least, I have the single prior release called Untrodden Snow. This beauty is a white creme with blue flash and blue shimmers. I absolutely loved the way this polish looked on me. So strikingly white with the surprise blue flash in different lighting. Untrodden Snow has a thicker consistency as well as its meant to be opaque in 1-2 coats so I had to be careful to let the first coat dry completely before adding the second to avoid streaks. Although application was a tad tricky, the formula self leveled nicely, leaving no pooling or streaks behind after the second coat. My swatch shows two coats plus topcoat. Untrodden Snow retails for $5 (mini) or $8.50 (full sized).
|Untrodden Snow in direct artificial lighting|
|Untrodden Snow in direct sunlight|
|Untrodden Snow macro in direct sunlight|
Thanks for reading!