The BEGL April collection has landed! This was sent for review.
Julie’s April collection was inspired by Flight of the Conchords, a show I have never seen. So… please forgive me for not getting the references; I am sure they are hilarious! That said, this collection is EXCELLENT. It’s completely unexpected and refreshing for the middle of spring, and I am SO HERE for vampy nails when everyone else is wearing dainty colors.
Also, these are designed to stamp AND water marble! I am shit at both of those techniques (really, you do not want to see me attempt this kind of thing). I’ll make sure to revise this post and link some of my fellow BEGL bloggers who are awesome at them so you can see the polishes in action!
I want to say this up front, since I swatched all of them the same. Two coats with base coat and top coat on each! It’s easier to say it once than under every polish, I think. If anything is a one coat wonder, I’ll make sure to note it!
Robo-Aggression. A “medium grey creme.” ONE COAT WONDER ALERT. I. love. grey. and that’s all there is to it. This will be frequently used in my home! My bottle was a bit thick, and so were a few other bloggers’ bottles, so Julie is going to thin the batch before sending out orders. I know I say this a lot, but I really love when makers actually listen to feedback from their bloggers!
We’re Vincible. This is a “mustard yellow creme.” If you’re wondering why I only have a mini bottle of this… I genuinely hate yellow in real life so I begged Julie for a mini. I know I won’t use this in real life so I didn’t want to waste. THAT SAID, this is a lovely true mustard color and if you love yellows, you’re going to love this! This was a bit thick in my PR bottle, and Julie is going to thin the batch before sending out regular orders.
Rent Boy. This is a “deep scarlet creme.” I have needed a color like this for so. long. Honestly. Just last weekend I wanted to paint my nails a color like this and couldn’t find one in my collection, so this arrived just in time! I actually decided to swatch this last from my batch of things so I could do it as a full manicure.
Too Many Misters. A “deep forest green creme.” Ah, yet another lovely one. I don’t have my dark greens in my collection, so this is a welcome addition! (AKA OPI Here Today Aragorn Tomorrow is a streaky mess and this is not, and the OPI is now going to a new home. The trash. Just saying.) This was pretty close to being a one coat wonder, and I bet you could get away with it if you are careful. Unlike me, sorry for the messy cleanup. I’m hiding my face in shame, trust me.
Freaky Dream. A “blackened indigo creme.” ONE COAT WONDER! This was actually just freaking flawless, I’m in awe. This is likely going to be the shortest description under a polish because… it’s just perfect. The end.
I’m going to skip macros on these bad boys… they are creamy cremes, there’s no intricate details to see on these which is kind of nice. They are exactly as pictured above, no matter how close you are looking!
These will be available to preorder from April 27, 2016 at 3:30pm EST until April 30, 2016 at midnight EST. The collection is $42.50 in full size and $25 in mini size. (So, each full size polish is $8.50 and each mini polish is $5.) Preorders will take 2-3 weeks to ship!
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