Manicure Monday: Walk Through the Tulips

It’s the first Manicure Monday of the year! We’re doing it up right today by wearing a very special polish, a custom polish made for me by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. This isn’t the first time it’s been on the blog, but I’m always excited to wear it. This is Walk Through the Tulips; I’m wearing two coats with one coat of Seche Vite and one coat of Ciate’s Mattenificent matte top coat.



I did a proper swatch of Walk Through the Tulips way back in 2014, so if you want to know some of the particulars about the polish, take a look at that post. Not much has changed since then; I still cherish this polish because it reminds me of why I love indie polish and how much fun it can be to work with the person making my polish to ensure I get exactly what I want. That, and it’s still freaking pretty.



This time around, I used only two coats instead of three, and I used a matte top coat to make it a little different from the swatch. I like it at two coats; it’s just shy of opaque. I can still see nail lines, but just barely. The glitter isn’t as dense as I would have liked, but it gives a cool speckled effect. The matte coat gives it a unique finish. I am having a ton of fun wearing this, and I’m not looking forward to taking it off.



Walk Through the Tulips was custom-made for me by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer; BEGL does not currently accept commissions for customs, but their full line of polishes is available from their online shop.

I bought this polish myself.

Swatch Saturday: Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Custom Walk Through the Tulips

I am really excited to show you my weekend swatch. Walk Through the Tulips is a custom I ordered from Blue -Eyed Girl Lacquer; I was wearing First Frost some day several months ago and thought “I wonder what you look like in pink”. While I was warned it would not be an exact dupe of First Frost, I don’t think it could have gotten any closer. I am so pleased with this. I’m wearing three coats of it (no undies) with two coats of Seche Vite.





Walk Through the Tulips is a white crelly with various shades, shapes, and sizes of pink glitters. I adore it. I don’t even know what else to say. It has everything I love: pink, glitter, pink glitter. I like the dimension created by the layers of glitter. I don’t think I’ll ever get over these white crelly polishes. They always turn out so nicely.





As I said, I ordered this as a custom polish, so I don’t know how many are floating around out there aside from this bottle. BEGL does accept custom orders, so order your own or something else.

Swatch Saturday: Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer’s Custom Gin and Tonic

I’m sharing with you today one of the most unique polishes in my collection. At some point, perhaps intoxicated, I thought that a nail polish mimicking the crisp, bubbly appearance of gin and tonic would be a really cool thing to have. I thought about making it myself, but it would be many months before I started blending my own polishes, so I commissioned a custom polish from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. I don’t think it could have come out any better. I’m wearing two coats of Gin and Tonic over L’oreal’s Broadway Boogie and The New Black’s Black, as well as two coats of Seche Vite.





Gin and Tonic is a glitter topper with loads of iridescent glitter, white dots in large and small sizes, and green crescent moons. The combination really does evoke the effervesence of the cocktail. I forget whose idea the moons as limes was, but it was totally genius.





I’ve worn this before over nudes, but I wanted to try over black this time, just to see what it looked like. I’m not liking it as much. The iridescent glitters look awesome on the black, but the moon limes get lost. Besides, the iridescents aren’t really the point anyway. They’re meant to add a little something extra to the nail without totally taking it over. I guess this means it’s not as versatile as it could be, but it suits my purpose and my tastes well enough. The only problem with it is that it makes me wish I was drinking a gin and tonic.