Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bees Knees Lacquer The World and Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Siren's a Special Snowflake

Apparently magnetic polishes are the hot, new trend (for some people, at least) and I can see why.  There is just something so alluring about the shiftiness of the magnetized particles.  This particular polish, Bees Knees The World, is a teal base sprinkled with scattered holo, gold to green magnetic shimmer, purple to pink shimmer and iridescent flakes.  It certainly has a lot going on; I feel that the holo is a bit unnecessary and detracts a bit from the lovely contrast of the shimmer and flakies.  Nevertheless, it is a stunning polish and I especially love it in the shade when the flakies are more prominent.  It is also quite interesting mattified, but, unfortunately I don't have a picture of that.
It covered nicely in two coats and I added some top coat for extra shine.

Bees Knees The World in the shade

Bees Knees The World in the sun

My friend Caitlin snagged me The World from Indie Expo Canada back in June (I am totally going next year) and I am so glad that I pestered her to be my polish fairy.  I will definitely wear this again, which is a major feat when you are a polish addict.  ;)

Caitlin was also sweet enough to lend me a glitterbomb (among a zillion other polishes) she thought I'd like and she was right!  Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Siren's a Special Snowflake is a gold/black/holo glitter polish that complements the golden magnetic shimmer in The World perfectly.  I used three thin coats and one coat of top coat.  It's still a bit textured, but that is to be expected from glitter polishes like this.  I love it anyway.

Do you have any recent acquisitions that you love?