I’m lucky enough to be able to be sharing a BEGL destination duo with you this weekend, too! I’m not normally a destination duo blogger, so this is an extra special treat. This was sent for review.
Julie teamed up with Raphaelle from Digital Nails to make two polishes inspired by Raph’s trip to Belgium, where she took this amazing photo of the Brussels Town Hall.
With a photo like that, how can the nail polishes not be completely amazing?! Also, I’m super jealous that Raph got to go to Belgium, because that’s on my “places to see as soon as possible” list. (And let’s be honest, that list is basically every place ever, because I want to see the whole planet, or as least as much as I can.) Okay, enough about me and where I want to go, and more about these polishes!
Illumine la Nuit. This is the Digital Nails offering in the duo. It is a “mixed size green, blue and purple iridescent glitter and micro holo flakie topper inspired by the properties of light.” This is RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous. It’s definitely a topper, but I did two coats with base coat and top coat over my bare nails so you could see it on its own! It was a little thick, but in the good way… thick enough to coat my nails evenly without having to go back and dab, but not so think that it was unmanageable. This is my first Digital Nails polish, and I love it!
Irrlicht. This is the BEGL polish! It is a “medium blue creme packed with holographic dust, royal purple glass flecks, and blue to purple shifting microflakies. Black light reactive.” BLACK LIGHT REACTIVE?! If only I had a black light handy… I guess I’ll just have to trust Julie and we’ll all have to stalk the other swatchers, right? Anyway, I’m wearing two coats with base coat and top coat. On my ring finger, I put Illumine la Nuit on top! These layer beautifully! It does dry a little matte (probably because of the black light stuff?!) so if you want it shiny, be sure to topcoat.
The duo also comes with a Digital Nails cuticle oil sample in the scent “Chocolate aux Noisettes.” I have no idea what that means but I DO know what chocolate means! I’m always a fan of adding cuticle oils to my collection, so I was really excited to see this included with the duo. I haven’t had a chance to test it, but I’ll say that as a person who generally hates food scented things (oils, candles, etc.)… I don’t hate this scent! It smells like chocolate, but not in a sickly sweet way. Very cool!
I’ve never tried Raph’s oils before, so I’m going to copy the exact description! (Also, lazy.) “Inspired by the chocolate truffles in Brussels, Chocolat aux Noisettes is a subtle blend of cocoa and hazelnuts, with a hint of vanilla. Organic almond oil, organic argan oil, organic jojoba and organic apricot seed oils make up a quickly absorbed blend that you can use on your nails, skin and even your hair! Available only with the purchase of the duo.”
Time for the macros of the polishes….
This duo comes in full size only and will be $20 shipped in the United States. (If you are international, I believe you will be charged exact shipping to your country!) BEGL ships worldwide, and Digital Nails ships in the US and Canada only. It will be available in both makers’ shops, starting on December 1, 2015. This is technically the November duo, but it’s releasing on December 1 because… reasons.
We also have some news on the availability of this set, and the future of the duos! (Don’t worry, it’s good!) Unlike previous Destination Duos, the polishes in this box will not be limited edition to the box only. Julie is currently trying to decide if she wants to do this for all future boxes. The bottle in the box will be at a slight discount from the individual bottle’s list price that you’ll be able to purchase on each maker’s site. You will be able to purchase each polish individually at their respective stores later in December or early next year. Please note that the Ctrl + Z cuticle oil will only available in the box. Keep an eye out at both shops to ensure you know the exact release dates for the individual bottles.
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