Ooooh, I have a visual treat for you today: the Girly Bits What Really Happened In Vegas Collection, 2015 Additions. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on polish so when I do buy it tends to be staple items for a solid collection. The exception to this is always Girly Bits releases which I positively swoon over from the moment the first swatches come out. As far as I’m concerned Pam is pure genius.
I love each of the 2015 additions individually – they’re all freaking amazing! – but as a collection I find them a bit strange. There’s no real cohesion between the colours. I’ve done some art incorporating them all (it’ll pop up on the blog when it hits that point in the queue) but I’m not sure about it – there’s just something that’s jarring.
Anyways, on to the polishes.
Blue Ribbon Cankles
This is probably my favourite polish in the collection yet the least likely that I would buy if it were any other brand. Blue Ribbon Cankles is a slightly darkened royal blue jelly packed with loads of holographic microglitter. It’s like a glitter bomb in a bottle! It’s impossible to call the formula smooth because all that glitter makes it a really gritty polish but it does apply easily (as if it were smooth) and despite being a jelly it was opaque in two coats. I added a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat for these swatches but it really needs a few coats to smooth it out.
It Was The Fireball
How rare is it to find a true red polish? One that’s not got a hint of blue, pink or orange in it. I’ve only got one other in my collection and it’s a boring old creme. So how great is it that Girly Bits has a true red, linear holo. Perfect formula, as I expected it to have, and opaque in three coats. I find three thin coats to be best for showing the holo in polishes like this – the holo effect in more opaque polishes is never quite as brilliant.
The Shaft is such a unique polish. It’s a gorgeous metallic bronze with bronze flecks that are a slightly different tone to the polish and then added holo. It was opaque in two coats on my short nails but I think if they were any longer I would probably want to use an extra coat. Of course it had a nice and smooth formula.
Up All Night To Get Lucky
This melony coral is something I definitely don’t already have in my collection. It would be a linear holo crelly (if there is such a thing) except it also has gold shimmer and gold microglitter packed in there as well. With so much packed in there I didn’t expect it to be smooth to apply, but it was. Like The Shaft this one covered well in two coats but I’d probably want to add an extra one if my nails were longer.
Yay for pink holo! Downtown Funk is like a rose pink version of Up All Night To Get Lucky. Everything I say for ‘Get Lucky’ can be said for Downtown Funk. The only difference is that Downtown Funk is a slight stainer. Admittedly I wasn’t wearing a base coat when I was swatching so that doesn’t help matters. I ended up with light staining on the sidewalls of my nails. It was only a slight darkening of the nail bed’s natural colour so nothing that really bothered me – it’s likely that even one coat of a sheer pink would cover it.
So I guess the real question is whether I would buy any of these polishes again? Hell yes! Every one of them. Girly Bits strikes again – these polishes are freaking amazing and if you don’t have them in your collection your collection isn’t complete.