Welcome back to Swatch Saturday! Man, I’m excited to say that again. Swatching is what I missed the most during my hiatus. I’ve missed the excuse to go through my stash and try on polishes. I’d originally planned to bring you this swatch in March, but as you know, things happen. Anyway, this is a Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer prototype called W14 7.0; I’m wearing three coats with one coat of Seche Vite.
Protoype W14 7.0 is a gray creme with a faint smattering of blue-to-purple shifting shimmer. Application was very nice; the polish has a smooth consistency and was lovely to work with. Coverage was also good, with only two coats necessary for complete opacity, or even just one if you like to apply thicker coats. The downside to the polish, and likely the reason this isn’t the final formula, is that the creme is too opaque for the shimmer and hides it. You can just barely see it in these photos. The polish dries to a smooth, shiny finish.
I’ve got to say, gray has been one of the most fashionable colors for polish, and I’m so grateful. I’ve been into gray as a go-to for a while now; black goes with everything but is often too severe, and whites and nudes get dirty and sometimes don’t have enough impact. Gray falls perfectly in the middle, goes with everything, and is very stylish. I love it.
W14 7.0 is a one-off and I have the only bottle. Other Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers are available in their BigCartel shop.
Love a shimmer in a grey and this combo formit was/is perfect!
This is a beautiful polish! I love greys, but usually find they don’t suit me 🙁 this one looks wonderful on you!
ohh im a sucker for grey polishes! its really pretty!
I love grey/gray polish as well. For some reason I always want to mattify them too, I’m not sure why. 🙂 PS – it is great to see you back on the blog! Miss seeing your nails & “hearing” your voice.
Oh, you’re so kind! It’s great to be back. 🙂
I love me some grey polish!
I get super-excited anytime Julie announces sample sales! This is gorgeous
Some of my favorite BEGLs are prototypes!
Gorgeous swatch and love that blue shimmer x
What a stunning color!
Oooh. This is definitely my kind of shade! So pretty.
So pretty! Does Julie still do the prototype sales? Those were always fun!
I remember she used to do them like every month! I think she still does but they’re far less frequent than they used to be. It’s been a while since I bought one!
Very nice medium grey, a shade I don’t wear often enough
What a gorgeous gray! I love the blue shimmer.
That shimmer is fierce!!
Such a beautiful grey creme!
I’ve always loved her polishes!
Love the base/shimmer contrast but it would’ve been better if they added more shimmer since its sooo gorgeous!
That color is gorgeous! Definitely a must-have!