Saturday, August 25, 2012

Girly Bits Smurf Dance with Essie Norfolk Collection Gradient

I jumped at the opportunity to purchase Girly Bits Smurf Dance. First, I had no Girly Bits (what is wrong with me?). Second, I loved it when I saw it on The Silverinator's blog but did not win her giveaway. Third, I apparently don't own enough blue glitters. I got it in the mail Tuesday and have it on now. I love it!

I stumbled upon Sag Harbor in a dusty and paid a whole $5 for it. This is a pale shimmery blue. It's a good amount of shimmer so that it is not frosty. Two coats and I was done. Then I used Essie Shelter Island (see my original post on it here). Shelter Island has a somewhat jelly finish so I knew it would be sheer. You will see it is not a smooth gradient and there is a reason for that.

After that dried, I put on just one coat of Girly Bits Smurf Dance which smoothed out the gradient. Application was a breeze. The formula was thin but allowed the glitter to spread out easier. The only thing is that I wish there were more large squares. I *really* had to shake it upside down and dig for that one square. Totally worth it. Loved it.

This combo sort of reminds me on snow. I'm picturing winter manis now. One coat of NYC GCS (Grand Central Station) and one coat of Seche Vite. Please excuse my cut on my index finger. Had a fight chopping a piece of fruit. :-D



Essie Sag Harbor, two coats, artificial light

See what I mean about the gradient? It doesn't need to be perfect. With Essie Shelter Island

Indoor, artificial light

Indoor, artificial light

Indoor, artificial light

Bottle shot in sunlight. So rainbow-y

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight
Direct sunlight

Unfortunately, the Essies are now pretty hard to find, but if you do, buy them immediately!

Pam from Girly Bits may release Smurf Dance in the future. If you love the color, let me know in the comments so I can pass them along to her! Meanwhile, she has tons of other  gorgeous polishes that you can purchase here.

Last, I finally have chains for my pendants so take a look at my Etsy store and Facebook page for more updates!

12 comments:

  1. This is STUNNING!!! Great combo/gradient!!

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    1. Thank you! I really wanted to use Sag Harbor, but didn't want to use it alone!

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  2. So fun!! The Essie North Fork collection is one of my favorites, and I'm loving the gradient with them!

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    1. Seriously it is a great collection. I still have Greenport untried; I can't bring myself to use it because of its gorgeousness.

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    1. Woo hoo! I thought it was pretty awesome too!

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  4. This looks beautiful together! Great pics!

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    1. Thank you! I've been really testing how to take better pictures and it's been a process so that is really appreciated

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