Lit from Within: Indie January - Girly Bits Extravaganza

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Indie January - Girly Bits Extravaganza

Girly Bits was one of the first Indies I found and fell in love with.  I remember stalking her site for Shift Happens.  I want to share with you some of her other lovely polishes that I've bought.

Fathomless.  Fathomless is a very sheer jelly, so I layered it over Julep Eloise.  Wow, this is a beautiful creme blue. 

Fathomless didn't really take on any of the blue of Eloise, but it did give it a base.  You could probably use any number of polishes without changing the look.  I loved this, probably one of my fave Girly Bits in a long time.

 I love it mattified, too.  Maybe more!

For fun, I painted the side with Above The Curve Divine Angel, and then used a nail art striper in gold.

Canadian Eh?  Again, I started with a Julep, and it's another winner.  Brandt, from the Trina Turk collex, is a dark grey.  Look at that shine, no topcoat!

The red and white glitters just popped on that grey.  I did not want to take this off.

Indian Summer.  This look starts with another fun blue, L'oreal Now You Sea Me.  This is a great 'Caribbean' style blue.

I love blues and browns together, and the pink/copper glitters just bring this all together.  So very pretty.  With a nice thick topcoat, it looks even better.

January Morning.  This is a sheer frosty white with white and blue glitters.  I used OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow on my thumb, Orly Enchanted Lagoon on my index finger, Joe Fresh Moss on my middle finger, Joe Fresh Lime Juice on my ring finger, and just January Morning on my pinkie.  You can see in the bottle shots that the three darker greens look pretty different, and they did on the nail, too. Not after a coat of January Morning, though!  It made all three look very similar by lightening and bringing out the blue.  

Long Winter's Nap.  This polish made it onto my faves of 2012.  I love grey and blue together so much!  I started with Zoya Marina, a soft metallic grey with blue shimmer.  I would have used another coat if going it alone, but left it at one to use as undies.

 Eggnogoholic.  Very classy!  White milky base with gold flecks. 

I decided to embellish with a dotted frame in Above The Curve Aslan, a gold holo. 

Stormy Skies.  This is another GB polish that I wanted for so long, and it kept flying out of stock before I could get one.  It's sheerer than I thought it would be, but that delicate grey blue with blue shimmer was worth the wait.

I decided to camouflage the VNL with some funky French tips I saw on I Love Manicures, only she did it with pink, and maybe acrylic.  I used Jessica Indigo Glow and Midnight Moonlight and a small nail art brush.

Gentle Ginger.  This polish was created to help a community pay for an unexpected funeral for a boy in her community.  I bought the blue holo, Roger that, too, but I couldn't find it in time for this post.  This is a metallic orange, and is bright and radiant!

Visions of Sugar Plums.  This purple glitterbomb was part of the holiday 2012 collection.  I wasn't going to order it at first, but I'm glad I did.  I love the colors together, and application was a breeze.

Razzle Dazzle.  This is another pink I didn't order right away.  But then I saw it on a friend, and fell in love.  Pictures do not do it justice - I've never swatched a sparklier, blingier pink polish.  This is a show-stopper.

Heirloom.  Another from the holiday 2012 collection, this was GB's representation of a Victorian holiday.  I wanted to try it over Razzle Dazzle to see how the pinks worked together.

Then, I wanted to try it over a blue, so I chose Orly Frisky.  So pretty, with that amazing Orly formula.

Which do you like better?  Pink or blue?

I'm a fan of Girly Bits!  So many great glitters, and her formulas rarely disappoint.  Her shop does have something for everyone - and if you want to make your own polish, she sells a starter kit with bottles, suspension base, bbs, and glitter - everything you need to get started.

If you would like more information about Girly Bits, you can find her on Facebook and on her online shop.

Whew!  I can't believe January is over.. I still have many more Indies to swatch, but look for them intermingled with other polishes I'm looking forward to showing you.  Hope you enjoyed Indie January! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, look at you with all these gorgeous shades!! Somehow I missed this post when if first went up.


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