Saturday, January 7, 2017

Review: Girly Bits Cosmetics Codename: Duchess Collection

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Do you watch the show Archer? I don't, but it's the inspiration for Girly Bits Cosmetics' newest collection, and based on how awesome these polishes are, I may just have to start.


The name of the collection is Codename: Duchess, and take a look at the happy, fun jewels perfect to warm up your winter:


Girly Bits Cosmetics Codename: Duchess Collection
Girly Bits Cosmetics Codename: Duchess Collection



First up is Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone, a berry red that shows a little orange shift and has a pink shimmer:


Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone
Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone

Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone
Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone

Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone
Girly Bits Cosmetics Danger Zone


Formula: Excellent; no application issues whatsoever.
Coverage: Two coats gives full coverage.

All of the shimmers in this collection seem to glow from within--I'm not sure how Pam accomplished this, but it's gorgeous. This one is strawberry rhubarb pie and bright tulips popping out at the first sign of spring. It's also summer dresses strolling along the beach. In terms of season, this polish will carry you through winter into spring and summer without any issue at all.


Next we have Just The Tip, a milky crelly with multicolored glitters (gold, copper, red, purple, fuschia, and teal):


Girly Bits Cosmetics Just The Tip
Girly Bits Cosmetics Just The Tip

Girly Bits Cosmetics Just The Tip
Girly Bits Cosmetics Just The Tip

Girly Bits Cosmetics Just The Tip
Girly Bits Cosmetics Just The Tip

Formula: Excellent; no application issues whatsoever--this smooths on with even glitter dispersal.
Coverage: Two coats gives full coverage.


This is confetti at a birthday party. It's bubble gum ice cream and fruit loops on Saturday morning. It's fun and happy, and best of all--the glitters match perfectly with the other polishes in the collection, which makes mixing at matching as easy as can be. In fact, as soon as I saw this collection I couldn't resist making a skittle manicure (you can see it here).


And then there's That's How You Get Ants, a fuchsia polish with purple shimmer:

Girly Bits Cosmetics That's How You Get Ants
Girly Bits Cosmetics That's How You Get Ants

Girly Bits Cosmetics That's How You Get Ants
Girly Bits Cosmetics That's How You Get Ants

Girly Bits Cosmetics That's How You Get Ants
Girly Bits Cosmetics That's How You Get Ants


Formula: Excellent; no application issues whatsoever.
Coverage: Two coats gives full coverage.

This is fairytale princesses and iridescent unicorns. It's snapdragons and bougainvilleas and wildflowers. I adore it.


Next up is Holy Sh!tsnacks! is a holo glitter bomb with gold, copper, red, purple, and fuchsia glitters:


Girly Bits Cosmetics Holy Sh!tsnacks
Girly Bits Cosmetics Holy Sh!tsnacks

Girly Bits Cosmetics Holy Sh!tsnacks
Girly Bits Cosmetics Holy Sh!tsnacks

Girly Bits Cosmetics Holy Sh!tsnacks
Girly Bits Cosmetics Holy Sh!tsnacks


Formula: Excellent; no application issues whatsoever--this smooths on with even glitter dispersal.
Coverage: Three coats gave me full coverage; you may be fine with two.

Pam again mixed up a gorgeous blend of glitters that perfectly match the other polishes in the collection, making mixing and matching easy-peasy. And this glitter just screams Mardi Gras for me--I'll definitely be wearing it for that when the time rolls around.


Next we have Lanaaaaaa!, a deep royal purple with a lighter purple shimmer:


Girly Bits Cosmetics Lanaaaaaa!
Girly Bits Cosmetics Lanaaaaaa!

Girly Bits Cosmetics Lanaaaaaa!
Girly Bits Cosmetics Lanaaaaaa!

Girly Bits Cosmetics Lanaaaaaa!
Girly Bits Cosmetics Lanaaaaaa!


Formula: Excellent; no application issues.
Coverage: Two coats gives full coverage.

Just, wow. This is such a rich purple, and the shine is so lush. This is vampy and a little bit goth, while being regal and posh. Love, love, love.


And then we have my favorite of the collection: Phrasing is a teal shimmer that shifts from navy to deep-sea green:


Girly Bits Cosmetics Phrasing
Girly Bits Cosmetics Phrasing

Girly Bits Cosmetics Phrasing
Girly Bits Cosmetics Phrasing

Girly Bits Cosmetics Phrasing
Girly Bits Cosmetics Phrasing


Formula: Excellent; no application issues.
Coverage: Two coats gives full coverage.

Oh, my. I'm a sucker for a teal, especially one that leans blue. Add to that a glow that makes me feel like light is gently pulsing out of my fingertips, and I'm sold.


And finally, we have Sploosh, a deep sapphire blue with a lighter blue shimmer and a slight purple shift:

Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh
Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh

Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh
Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh

Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh
Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh


Formula: Excellent; no application issues whatsoever.
Coverage: Two coats gives full coverage.

Oh, yes, the glow from this one is strong. I see crystal blue lagoons during magic hour, and winter skies at dusk. This is about as jewel-toned a blue as you can get, and I highly approve.


What do I think of the collection as a whole? I love a creme as much as the next girl, but shimmers are where my heart lives, especially those that have a hint of duochrome shift, and know how to play with the light. I love the jewel-toned polishes in this, but there's enough of a bright edge here to keep away the winter blues. And it's not surprise that Girly Bits delivers excellent quality.


Girly Bits Cosmetics Codename: Duchess Collection
Girly Bits Cosmetics Codename: Duchess Collection


This collection is on sale now in the Girly Bits Cosmetics shop; you can get the entire collection for $87.26 USD, or you can pick your favorites separately for $12.47 each. And don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram!


Happy polishing!
M.

22 comments:

  1. I picked up some of these and have to wear them yet! Very pretty!

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  2. I need to get some of these! I love Just The Tip so much...that's probably really inappropriate but whatever lol.

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  3. Some great colours and they look so lovely x

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  4. This looks like a ton collection. I'm really drawn to that crelly!

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    1. And it applies like butter. I'm in love with it...You'll be seeing it again for sure!

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  5. These look great on you! I loved all of them but was especially drawn to Lanaaaaa!

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    1. Thank you! That one is one of my favs--so girly and pretty. :)

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  6. Just the Tip and Holy Sh!tsnacks are great!! Your swatches are flawless as always!

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    1. Thank you so much, you're so sweet to say that!! :)

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  7. Gorgeous swatches! I am so glad you enjoyed them.

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    1. Thank you! I'm having so much fun playing with them. :)

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    1. I need to check out the show...Even just from the names, it's gotta be a fun show, lol. :)

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  9. These are all gorgeous, and fabulous swatches!

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