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Hello Loves! I have two new collections from Bundle Monster to show you today: Fringe Benefits and Serendipity. I think we can file these under the indie-esque BMC Gel Polishes! These are both very unique to the gel polish world and remind me very much of my beloved Indies. I mean, really, what's not to love? Between the two collections, we see mixed glitter in crelly bases and strip glitter in jelly bases. *swoon*
Before we get to the swatches, how about a little life update? In case you missed it on my facebook page, I went MIA last week for a very good reason. I sat for and pasted both of my State Board exams last Thursday! Now it's just a matter of waiting for my license to be processed. Whoo Hoo! This stage of my Nail School journey is officially over. :)
Now how about those swatches? Let's start with the Fringe Benefits Collection. This collection consists of three jelly finishes that are loaded (and I mean LOADED) with various shades of matte neon strip glitter. Since they all apply the same way, let's touch on that really quick. When I say loaded, I mean there is so much glitter in the bottle that the brush comes out with clumps. While that might sound like a bad thing, I assure you it is not. The amount of glitter allows for full coverage in two coats, which is pretty impressive. Of course, it does make the polish a bit thick, so you will need to do a little bit of glitter placement. Also, remember to go thin and watch for heat spikes. (Check out my last BMC post for tips on preventing or dealing with heat spikes). Ready to see the swatches?
Tassel with Me is a bright pink jelly base that is loaded with neon pink, purple and orange matte strip glitter. It gives a nice textured effect without the actual texture. :)
Coachella Sun is a bright and sunny orange jelly base with neon pink and orange matte strip glitters.
Finally, Stay Frill is a purple jelly base that is loaded with neon purple and pink matte strip glitter. I was expecting this one to be a little more saturated, but I love that it is softer.
Let's take a look at the Serendipity Collection. This collection consists of three crelly polishes that are loaded with multiple sizes of glitter in various colors. Application is easy enough for a glitter, but some glitter placement will be needed. By that, I mean you might have to move the larger pieces around on the nail a bit. I'm completely smitten with this collection. Just look at them and tell me they don't remind you of the fabulous crellies from our favorite Indies!
First up is Pink Charming. This soft pink crelly base is loaded with two sizes of neon pink hex glitters and has a healthy scattering of lime green hexes. It could have used another coat, but I stuck with two for consistency.
Boy Meets Girl is a vibrant blue crelly base with tiny pink and orange hexes plus a scattering of larger pink and green hexes.
Finally, Teal We Meet is a minty teal green crelly base with tiny pink hexes and a scattering of larger green and purple hexes. This one is a bit more green and more vibrant than it appears in my photos. You know how it is...teals defeat me.
So there they are. What do you think of these fab new collections from Bundle Monster? Are you a fringe lover or more into the crellies? I think I like the crellies best, but the fringes are pretty fun too!
If any of the beauties need a home in your collection, you can find them at the links below (or just click on the names throughout the post above.
The Fringe Benefits Collection can be purchased as a set or individually on Bundle Monster's Website here or on Amazon here.
The Serendipity Collection can be purchased as a set or individually on Bundle Monster's Website here or on Amazon here.
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