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Hello Loves! I recently had my mind completely blown by Girly Bits Shift Happens, so I naturally had to use it in my first fall manicure for 2014. Let's start with the mani, and then I'll tell you exactly why Shift Happens is my new favorite polish!
For this mani, I started with a base of LeChat My Serenity from the Rustic Retreat Collection. I'll have swatches of the entire collection for you next week, so let's just call this a sneak peek. ;) My Serenity is a beautiful navy blue cream.
I then topped My Serenity with two thin coats of Girly Bits Shift Happens. Wanna see it without the stamping? Look at how she makes the mani glow!
Finally, I created the stamp by placing random dots of Mundo de Unas Bronze, Orange, Mustard and Reddish on the leaf image from Cici and Sisi 03. I scraped a few times to blend the colors a bit, and the result is what you see here. :) This is the first time I've tried my Cici and Sisi plates, and I honestly love them. The images are a nice size and stamp beautifully (at least, this one did). I'll do a proper review of those later.
Ok, so why did Shift Happens blow my mind? Well, Pam from Girly Bits recently invited me to select a few colors to review and I picked Shift Happens based on the swatches on the Girly Bits website (I'll have the other colors up for you soon). My past experience with the Girly Bits duo and multichromes is that they are quite impressive in the bottle and on the nail. Well, Shift Happens arrived and my initial thought when seeing it in the bottle was just "meh". I was actually really surprised at how unimpressive this polish looks in the bottle. I wasn't expecting it to be so...purple? See, not much to write home about.
I had just finished swatching a plum purple cream at the time and was about to remove it, so I slapped a coat of Shift Happens over it. My eyes immediately crossed, my jaw hit the floor, and I may have started to drool. I'm not even exaggerating. I proceeded to call my husband at work and tell him about the magic in this unimpressive looking bottle. He hates when I do that, by the way. lol
Ok, so I didn't get a good picture of it over the purple before I ruined it, but I did snag a crappy iphone picture under my horrible kitchen lights. The picture doesn't even hint at the shift. But I may have sent that crappy iphone picture to Pam at Girly Bits with the following message: "OMG! You didn't warn me! I'm currently wearing a plum purple gel, so I slapped a coat of shift happens over it. I think I just died. I might not wear anything else all fall!" lol I'm pretty sure Pam thinks I'm crazy now, but that's ok too. Wanna see the amazingly unimpressive pic I sent her?
After I bumped that one and ruined it, I proceeded to my nail desk and broke out a swatch wheel and five of my darker cream gels. I just had to see what it looked like over other colors. Short answer, A-MAZE-ING! Ok, so the photo below doesn't show the green shift, but look what it does to the colors! The base colors (from left to right) are Revel Matrix, LeChat My Serenity, Ink Metro, Daisy DUO Muted Berry and LeChat Black Velvet.
Clearly, the combo of Shift Happens over LeChat My Serenity is my favorite of the five. Wanna see her shift? I only wish I could have captured the shift in all its glory, but this kinda shows it. Pretty awesome, right?
Ok, so now you know why Girly Bits Shift Happens is my new favorite polish. Don't be surprised if you see her popping up in nail art posts a lot this fall. I don't think I have it in me to resist her siren song. :)
*Shift Happens was provided by Girly Bits Cosmetics for my honest review. This post uses Amazon affiliate links. Purchases through these links generate commissions that help fund this site. All other links are provided as a courtesy and are not affiliate links.