Monday, January 5, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - A Spark in the Dark Collection Swatches and Review


 *Press Samples*

It's no secret that Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is one of my favorite indie polish brands. January 12th brings us a new collection release called A Spark in the Dark and I am lucky enough to share three of these polishes with you!

Spark in the Dark, BEGL
Caught a bit of sunshine - see these beauties sparkle?
From L to R are Hypothermia, It's Almost After Midnight, and Bound to the City Life

First up is Bound to the City Life which is described as a dark teal jelly with teal, turquoise, purple, and blue holo microglitters. In the bottle the polish looks almost black, but on the nail you can see the teal come out. This teal leans more blue than green and is stunning on the nail. Shown are three thin coats over a base coast plus a top coat.


Bound to the City Life
Look deep into the squishy-ness!
I normally shy away from jellies as I like my polish to be opaque in as few coats as possible. I also felt like jellies were hard to work with. I'm happy to say that I had no issues applying Bound to the City Life. The formula of this color is on the thicker side which means that it only really took two coats for me to be happy with opacity, but I used three for the sake of pictures (the camera always finds a bald spot!).


Bound to the City Life
Florescent lighting


Bound to the City Life
Macro Shot!

Next up is It's Almost After Midnight described as a medium grey creme with blue shimmer and blue flash. This one is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Did I mention its gorgeousness? This beauty was opaque in 2 coats but I'm wearing three here for photo reasons.

Direct sunlight
IAAM has that dusty quality that I often look for in polishes but with the added flash it really gives it something special!

Direct sunlight
It's Almost After Midnight, gray, blue, shimmer, flash, macro
Macro Shot

And last but not least is the collection limited edition Hypothermia! Hypothermia is a gorgeous purple holo with purple shimmers. This is a re-release from last winter. It was so popular that Julie was awesome enough to give those of us who missed out (ahem, yes, sadly I was one of those people) a shot at getting this beauty. Remember, it will ONLY be available if you purchase the full collection!

Hypothermia, holographic purple
Direct sunlight
Like all of the BEGL holos, this baby sparkles like nobody's business! I love this shade of puple, which is slightly darker and much dustier than my other favorite BEGL Fare the Wind, the perfect purple for winter.
BEGL, purple, holographic, holo
Indirect (indoor) lighting - see that "dusty" quality?
Purple, BEGL, holo, hypothermia
Macro in direct sunlight
The A Spark in the Dark collection will be released on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm EST. The full collection of 8 polishes will be $67 for full sized bottles and $37 for minis. Remember you can only get the elusive Hypothermia with the purchase of the full collection! There will also be a new limited edition Siren released that day!

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's shop can be found here. Be sure to follow Julie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest news and release information. She can also be found blogging at Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl.


Disclosure: These polishes were provided for review. All opinions are my own.

41 comments:

  1. I love them on you!!! Thank you so much for sharing! <3 <3

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for making awesome jellies that I am no longer afraid of them :)

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  2. I feel the same about jellies but find BEGL ones really enjoyable too! Hypothermia looks awesome on you.

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    1. Yes! I only wish I'd known sooner :) I'm sure I missed out on some really nice ones!

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  3. Oohhhh these are gorgeous. Never heard of this brand before

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  4. These are all so beautiful! I feel the same way about jelly polishes and tend to avoid them but Bound To The City Life is something else!

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    1. I'm so glad I was able to try it. It might change my life LOL!

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  5. Bound to the City Life is very pretty!

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  6. It's almost after midnight is so pretty! I love those dusty blues.

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  7. I can't decide which one I like more. They are all so pretty.

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    1. Its a tough decision. I think Hypothermia squeaks to my number one simply because I've wanted it for.ev.er.

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  8. the glitter in Bound to the City Life look amazing!

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  9. I'll definitely be picking up the holos!

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  10. It's Almost After Midnight is indeed gorgeous! I might have to try this brand.

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    1. Yes! And let me know what you think :)

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  11. Bound to the City is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Isn't it? I can't decide which I like best....I just need to fly across the country see these in person! :)

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  12. Great polishes. ..an eye treat :D. .i loved hypothermia

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  13. Look at all those sparkles! I love it!
    (^^,)

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  14. I have this whole collection, it's fabulous! I love It's Almost After Midnight - all that blue adds so much dimension to the gray creme. I am planning on wearing "Wanna Fall in Love Tonight" in my next mani. I can't wait!

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    1. You're a lucky girl! I loved this whole collection too, but I didn't grab them all...yet...

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  15. I only got 2 from this collection one of which was Bound to the City Life and it's AMAZING!

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  16. Hypothermia and Bound To The City Life are gorgeous! But I honestly can't pick a favorite from this collection... They're all so pretty!

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