So full disclosure here, Girly Bits is pretty much one of my favourite indie brands EVER! I love that Pam’s collections are always varied so there is something for everyone and the quality is always top notch no matter what type of polish it is. Being Canadian doesn’t hurt at all, but a little bit of me wishes she was Australian so it would be even easier to get her polishes :) Pam has also recently introduced clear labels on her bottles which I think are fabulous.
First up is Erin Go Bragh-less, a fabulous green and gold glitter mix in a squishy bright green jelly. I layered two coats of this over China Glaze Cha Cha Cha just because the jelly base is very sheer and I didn’t think I could get it to be opaque enough for my liking. The green tint in the base did however hide the original colour of Cha Cha Cha, ending up looking like it was virtually luminous, love it! The glitter ratio was just right so that I could apply two coats to get some depth without being overwhelmed by glitter, big thumbs up for that after some of the more glitter loaded polishes I’ve tried recently.
In the bottle, Howl At The Moon seemed like a simple black jelly with varied sizes of gold hex glitter and didn’t initially catch my eye, but getting this on my nails was a revelation! As someone who detests black polish on long nails, I’m in love with how much the gold breaks up the black and makes it look elegant and refined rather than vampy and a bit gothic. Again the glitter ratio is perfect so that you don’t end up with too much glitter on your nails and the jelly base is thin enough to see the glitter sandwiched in the layers without looking dirty. I originally wore this alone and it was opaque in three coats however then I dinged my nail before I could get photos, so I redid my swatches over a plain black polish with two coats of Howl At The Moon Instead. This polish is getting an earmark for any special occasion that means dressing up, this treads the line perfectly between conservative and edgy for any occasion to me.
Stormy Skies was the polish I initially thought would be my favourite, I’ve actually almost bought it on several occasions, only for it to be pipped at the last second by some big brash glitter bomb! A delicate dusty pale blue-grey with fine irridescent glitter, it actually reminds me more of stormy seas than skies. Here in Australia there is often a point in time just after a storm where the seas are still really rough but the sun will break through and everything glitters just like this. This is a fabulous polish for a more conservative work environment as the colour is muted and the glitter is quite subtle. I wore three coats alone however it could probably also be layered over something like China Glaze Sea Spray which I think would be a close match. I thinned my bottle slightly as I found it a tiny bit thick to get even coats with and I would recommend a top coat as it dries slightly gritty from the glitter.
Girly Bits polishes are available directly from the Girly Bits store for between $10-$12.50 each and she also sells her polishes through a number of resellers, such as Llarowe, Harlow & Co., Mei Mei’s Signatures, Overall Beauty, Foxy Fingertips and Australia’s very own Femme Fatale. I have to say as a side note how impressed I am with shipping from Canada to Australia – my parcels have always arrived quicker than anything posted from the US and generally seem less battered which makes me happy knowing how breakable polishes are.
The products in this post were provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.