Friday, January 25, 2013

Red Dog Designs: Ol' Blue Eyes Collection

Hi guys!!  I'm excited to share some swatches with you today of a few polishes from the indie brand Red Dog Designs.  I've got three polishes from the Ol' Blue Eyes Collection, which are all named after Frank Sinatra songs!

First up we have Let's Fall in Love, which is described by Gina as "holo silver and gun metal hexes, with various shades of purple squares and purple micro-slices, with microfine pink holo glitter and purple hearts." I've shown one coat layered over China Glaze Dance Baby.

This polish is so gorgeous!  Of course I am a purple lover, so what's not to like?  There are lots of holo bits, and it is very blingy.  I just love those micro-slices... I normally hate bar glitter, but teeny ones?!  Yes please!!!  The hearts are matte.  I am still loving matte glitters and I like seeing them mixed into a shiny, bright polish like this.

Unfortunately for me, I could only manage to get one heart out!  I think that this was mostly due to the travel from the US.  I could see lots of hearts in the bottle, I just couldn't get them!  I am clearly the only one who had this problem, all of the other bloggers that swatched any of the polishes from this collection said how easy it was to get the hearts out.  I heard from Sheila of Pointless Cafe that if you take a paperclip or a toothpick and scrape the sides of the bottle you can loosen up any stuck glitters.  I tried this after the fact and it does seem to have made it easier to find the hearts, so I would recommend trying that if you have the same issue.

Next up is Besame Mucho, described as "purple shimmer based, with purple, rose copper, and copper glitters in various sizes and microfine pink holo glitter."  I've shown one coat layered over Depend Nr. 354 (a Swedish polish brand if you are not familiar).

This one was hard to photograph because the shimmer was reflecting the light so much, but it was very pretty in person.  The mix of colors is great, I am really loving copper and purple together!

The shimmer complimented my base color perfectly, I think this combo was fabulous.  The pink holo micro glitter adds some extra sparkle that is very nice.  Overall, a lovely mix.

I've saved what, in my opinion, is the best for last!  This is My Funny Valentine, described as "various red, gold, and black glitter, including circle shapes, with red holo hearts."  I've shown one coat layered over Ciate Dangerous Affair.

Oh my god, I just die!! Those circle glitters (which I am obsessing over lately), holo hearts, and matte black glitter??!?!?!  Swoon worthy!  As you can see I had no issues at all getting the hearts out of this one, I have at least one on each nail.

Gah, I can't even seem to put into words my love for this polish.  It is just the most perfect Valentine's Day polish.  Trust me when I tell you, you NEED this polish in your life!

All of these, plus several more, will be available tonight at 9 pm EST from Gina's big cartel shop:

Each full-size polish is $8.75.

You can also follow Red Dog Designs on Facebook for more info about upcoming collections and releases here:

*These products were provided to me for review.*


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