Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Girly Bits Cosmetics Warrior Goddess Collection

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Spring's around the corner, so soft shades, particularly pastels, are popping up all around us. I'm okay with soft and with pastel, but I gotta be honest--I prefer mine with a little bit of bad-ass mixed in.


And so, take a gander at the Warrior Goddess collection from Girly Bits Cosmetics, a collection of six polishes inspired by strong women that'll make you rethink your definition of soft spring colors:


Girly Bits Warrior Goddess Collection
Girly Bits Warrior Goddess Collection


First up we have Girly Bits Ambition, a lovely smoked sage creme:

Girly Bits Ambition
Girly Bits Ambition

Girly Bits Ambition
Girly Bits Ambition

Formula & Application: Very good.
Coverage: Two coats; you may only need one.

Oh, this is so gorgeous...I'll take a sage over a mint just about any day. Don't get me wrong, mint has its place, but a dusty sage like this is peaceful and soothing, like a fragrant meadow filled with butterflies.


Next we have Girly Bits Beautiful Soul, a smoky lilac creme:

Girly Bits Beautiful Soul
Girly Bits Beautiful Soul

Girly Bits Beautiful Soul
Girly Bits Beautiful Soul

Girly Bits Beautiful Soul
Girly Bits Beautiful Soul

Formula & Application: Very good.
Coverage: Two coats.

This is my absolute favorite of the collection--it has a soft, vintage, feminine feel that makes me want to put on a long flowy sundress and have a picnic in that meadow, filled with wildflowers for the butterflies. And a cute dog romping around the edges of the blanket. And little sandwiches cut into bite-sized pieces...wait, what just happened?


Then there's Girly Bits Denim & Diamonds, a smoked navy blue with a hint of slate:

Girly Bits Denim & Diamonds
Girly Bits Denim & Diamonds

Girly Bits Denim & Diamonds
Girly Bits Denim & Diamonds

Formula & Application: Very good.
Coverage: Two coats; you may only need one.

I'm not sure this is officially a 'neutral', but it's one of those great versatile blues you can wear with just about anything. It has a lovely nautical feel that flows into summer shades, and even on into fall. Adore.


Next is Girly Bits Irreplaceable is a beautiful stone creme with lashings of beige:

Girly Bits Irreplaceable
Girly Bits Irreplaceable

Girly Bits Irreplaceable
Girly Bits Irreplaceable

Girly Bits Irreplaceable
Girly Bits Irreplaceable

Formula & Application: Very good.
Coverage: Two coats.

I adore a good dovecoat gray, but it's hard to find one that's not patchy--this applies beautifully and gives that awesome soft alternative to white polish for those like me who prefer something a bit more subtle. This has such an elegant feel, and you can use it for just about any sort of nail art you want.


Then there's Girly Bits Love Yourself First, a soft baby pink creme with a hint of dustiness:

Girly Bits Love Yourself First
Girly Bits Love Yourself First

Girly Bits Love Yourself First

Girly Bits Love Yourself First
Girly Bits Love Yourself First

Formula & Application: Very good.
Coverage: Two coats.

Your quintessential Easter pink polish--but better. Just a tiny bit of smoke added to elevate the color a bit and give it a little extra class. So pretty.


And for the final polish, we have Girly Bits Yes, We Can, a lovely neutral taupe creme:

Girly Bits Yes, We Can
Girly Bits Yes, We Can

Girly Bits Yes, We Can
Girly Bits Yes, We Can

Girly Bits Yes, We Can
Girly Bits Yes, We Can

Formula & Application: Very good.
Coverage: Two coats; you may only need one.

This is the kind of neutral that looks rich and sophisticated, and takes any outfit to a slightly higher place. It's trips to the Hamptons and sailing on the weekends (not that I've ever done that, but if I lived that kind of life, this is the polish I'd wear to do it). It's also a great base for nail art. Love.


I love the tone of this collection--soft, but strong, feminine, but powerful. Such a great concept for a spring collection! I was impressed that none of the polishes, even the lightest ones, gave me trouble with application--normally lighter cremes can pull or apply unevenly. Not these--I got excellent coverage in two coats, if not one.


The Warrior Goddess collection is available starting in the Girly Bits store today, February 17th at noon EST; if you purchase the entire collection before March 3rd, you'll get it at $84.00 CAD (or, only $64.24 US!) rather than the full price of $90.00 (CAD). Girly Bits is also doing a fun cross-over with Paint Box Polish--the first 10 people to purchase the entire collection will get a free bottle of Paint Box Polish Peace (and the first 10 people to purchase the entire Paint Box Polish All You Need collection will receive a free bottle of Girly Bits Cosmetics Beautiful Soul).


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Happy polishing!
M.

16 comments:

  1. I really like all the colors in this collection.

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  2. Beautiful Michelle!! I am so glad you enjoyed them, and I am glad that you felt the stone and taupe will be good for nail art bases. That was exactly my intention =)

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    1. You know the path directly to my nail lover's soul...;-)

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  3. I'm so in love with this collection! I'm wearing nail art with it right now! I'm obsessed with ambition.

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    1. Right?! It's amazing and so versatile. Love, love, love.

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  4. Oh my! These are so beautiful. I love a good creme.

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    1. Then you'll love these, for sure. And I love that she didn't just do traditional pastels...:)

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  5. Creme polishes are at the top as my favourites. These are all perfectly swatched and look so pretty x

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    1. I admit, I love a good holo and a good glitter, but a good creme is my go-to. And thank you!!

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  6. This whole collection is refreshing. I think it was a great choice for spring.

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  7. This is such a fantastic collection for Spring!

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    1. Totally agree. Love the choices she made. :)

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  8. I LOVE this collection. Your swatches are beautiful!

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