Friday, November 13, 2015
Bad Bitch Polish - 2015 Holiday Swatches & Review
Today I have the 2015 Holiday collection from Bad Bitch Polish, inspired by The Grinch! Check below for the swatches and reviews of all the polishes.
Hand to Hand
Hand to Hand is a beautiful bright pink creme. Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. It dries in about 10 minutes to a shiny finish on it's own, topcoat makes it even more shiny. The formula is easy to apply and self levels to perfection. A note on color accuracy, this polish is less blue than it looks in the swatch, slightly more coral. Now, this is how I feel the color looks in my monitor, it might look perfectly fine in yours.
Heart to Heart
So funny story, because I use a peel off base coat to swatch, between taking the 1st pic and the macro I completely accidentally swiped of the polish on my middle finger. I had to take the macro of my ring finger, hence why it's not the same as the others.
Heart to Heart is a pink crelly with micro flakies, red diamond glitters, and hex glitters in various sizes and shades of red and pink. The purple looking hex glitters in the swatch are actually a metallic magenta shade. Swatch is 2 coats over Hand to Hand with 1 coat of topcoat. You can layer 3 coats on it's own or over another pink or white polish. The glitter to base ration in this polish is really well balanced.I didn't have to fish for any of the larger glitters. Formula was smooth and easy to use, I dabbed on the 1st coat, letting it self level and dry a bit before painting on the 2nd coat like normal polish. Dry time was about 15 minutes.
Two Sizes Too Small
Two Sizes Too Small is a bright green creme. Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. The formula on this one is perfection, just smooth and buttery. It's a breeze to apply and clean up. It dries in about 10 minutes to a incredibly shiny finish, I only added topcoat to help it dry faster. The only drawback with this one is that it does stain skin and nails a light yellow. It wasn't too bad though.
You're a Mean One
You're a Mean One is a light green crelly with hex glitters and shreds in a variety of green shades. I'm not a huge fan of greens but I seriously love this one. The formula is also perfect, smooth and buttery. It's opaque enough to wear as 2 coats on it's own without a colored or white base. Swatches are 2 coats with 1 coat of topcoat. Dry time was about 15 minutes. The glitters tend to sink to the bottom, placing the bottle upside down for a few minutes before applying makes it easy to ensure you'll have great glitter coverage. This polish can also cause slight yellow stains so double up on basecoat and be careful during clean up. After swatching, I wore this one for the rest of the day. I noticed the stains the next morning, I put on nail polish like normal, and when I removed that color today, the stains were gone. So it's not really that bad.
Overall I liked this collection a lot. They aren't traditional holiday colors, the cremes are perfection, and the crellies have fun glitter mixes that are easy to pair with the cremes for fun looks. I actually tested the stampability of the cremes and I'm pleased to report that they pick up nicely. I'm thinking of wearing one of the crellies and stamping over it with a creme...the question is...which one and what to stamp? If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments!
I received these polishes as press samples for the purpose of reviewing. They will be available at www.badbitchpolish.com on 11/27. They will be available prior to release and in person during the Indie Shop Event in Torrence CA on 11/21 for anyone who's local to that area. You can find BBP on Instagram, Facebook and join the FB fan group for all the latest info and swatches.