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Hello Loves! I have a sassy little collection from Bundle Monster to show you today. These six gorgeous shades in the Ain't No Basic B!tch Collection are the newest releases in the BMC Speed Gel line. The Speed Gels are one step gel polishes that include the base, color and top in one bottle. What exactly does that mean? Two coats and you're done! No base, no top, no cleanse. In case you missed my full review with wear and removal results of the first BMC Speed Gel collection, you can check it out here.
You might also notice I'm sporting yet another new shape. Yep, I took off my long almonds after wearing them for only a week and went with a shorter acrylic set instead. I couldn't resist after a crash course on acrylic with Brenda Anderson while I was at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies (recap of the event is coming soon, I promise!). Sure, I had lots of training with acrylic while at school, but Brenda was able to clear up some confusion and help me trouble shoot a few things. Whoo Hoo! So I had to give it a go...and this collection was just screaming for a sassy shape to go with it. ;) Enough about that. Ready to take a look? Of course you are!
First up is a light pink with a pearl shimmer called Pink Wednesdays. The shimmer is soft so I had no issues with major streaking and coverage was perfect in two coats.
Next up is Can't Sit Here. Can't Sit Here is a bold pink with a purple pearlescent flash. Application was a breeze and two coats are perfect. I absolutely love this color. I didn't think to grab a picture of it, but layering it over black really makes the purple flash pop. ;)
For my glitter lovers, check out Drama! This jelly purple base is loaded with holographic pink glitter. In the pictures, it looks multi-colored, but I promise the glitter is a dark pink holo. Application was a little trickier than the others because of the glitter, but I found it applied nicely and the second coat easily filled in any glitter gaps from the first coat. Just look at her! She's fabulous!
Cheeky is a shimmery lime green with a golden flash. I found it to be opaque in two coats over my acrylic nails, but you might need three thin coats if you have strong VNL over a natural nail. I should also note that I found her very hard to photograph. My cool skin tone doesn't work very well with this color since it brings out the yellow more and the golden flash amplified the effect. So here's how it looks on me.
And here's a brush shot to show the true color of Cheeky without my skin ton throwing it off. As you can see, it is much more lime green in the bottle. :)
So Fetch! is Cheeky's Blue sister. This bright blue base is packed with a greenish golden shimmer. Application is similar to Cheeky in that it is opaque in two over my acrylic nails but might require three thin coats over a natural nail.
So Fetch! really messes with my head. Why? Well, in the bottle she is blue. On my nails, she looks more teal. I can't decide if the color changed when it cured or if the shimmer is throwing me off, so I took a shot with my nails and the brush. The polish looks much more blue on the brush, I think, but the shimmer is strong and I really can't say for sure if the color changed or if the shimmer just flattened out on my nails and is obscuring the blue base.
Finally, my absolute favorite color in the collection is called So Tragic! So Tragic is a black beauty with a fine iridescent shimmer. My pictures failed to capture the shimmer quite as well as my eyes, but this polish is the black I have been desiring for years! It is almost unnatural how much I love this black. How much do I love it? Well, I wore it when I graduated. I wore it to the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies. And I'm still wearing it as a base for nail art (check back Friday to see what I'm wearing). Yeah, I'm really digging this color. Oh, and she's opaque in two coats!
You know, a post about a collection with a name like Ain't No Basic B!tch just isn't complete without a little nail art. Bundle Monster also sent me the High Maintenance Fashionista 3D Nail Charm set. I couldn't resist pairing Pink Wednesdays, Can't Sit Here, and So Tragic! with heart shaped tips and a few of the charms.
Here's a shot of the entire set of charms. Aren't they precious!?!?!
So there you have it - a BMC Speed Gel collection for the unique b!tches out there (like me! lol). I adore this collection...well, except for Cheeky but it's not her fault that my skin tone won't play nice. The colors are great, the application is perfect, and that black! Be still my fluttering little heart!
If you need the Ain't No Basic B!tch Collection in your life, or even just a color or two, you can pick them up on Bundle Monster's website here or on Amazon here.
*The polishes and 3D Nail charms featured in this post were provided by Bundle Monster 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 courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.