The polish in this post was a gift from the maker.
As promised in my 5th blog anniversary giveaway and celebration post, here’s a closer look at one of the gorgeous custom polishes I had made (and that you can win too!). As I mentioned in that post, I contacted 5 of my favourite brands and asked them to create a custom for me. One of the first brands that came to mind was Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer.
I tried my first Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer a little over a year ago, and over the past few months, I’ve been fortunate to become a regular swatcher for the brand. I’m also an admin in the Facebook fan group, BEGLove. Although I haven’t met her in person, I’ve gotten to know the maker, Julie, a little online and she is just the sweetest! She even insisted on gifting this custom polish to me.
I sent Julie a simple colour swatch, which was a vibrant blue. I also told her I really like her shimmers, but other than that the only guidance I gave was that I wanted something in unique Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer style. Julie showed me two different options – one with some shimmer and some holo, and one with lots and lots of shimmer, and I picked the extra shimmery option. Because Julie’s the sweetest, she sent me a bonus bottle of the holo version as well!
When it came to the name, for all of the customs made for Painted Fingertips’ 5th birthday, I tried to come up with names that had something to do with what my blog and nail art mean to me, or why I enjoy them. Tiny Artworks expresses how many times, that’s exactly what my nails are. I needed a way to express my artistic side and that became nail art! It may be different than creating a painting or drawing, but it’s art, all the same.
I’ve always found it so appropriate that Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer has the word ‘blue’ in the brand name, because Julie just makes the best blues. I also absolutely love her shimmers, so it’s perfect that I could get both in one in this custom!
If you like this blue (and I’d be surprised if you didn’t!) don’t forget that you can enter my giveaway to win it and the other 4 custom polishes!