The items in this post were provided for my honest review.
I have another Polish Con post to share with you today! As one of the official bloggers for this Polish Con, I have been receiving many of the VIP and exclusive con polishes to share with you. So far, I have posted about the exclusive polishes from Fair Maiden, KBShimmer, and Sassy Sauce polish. Today I have 3 limited edition shades plus the VIP polish from Bee’s Knees Lacquer. Let’s start off with the VIP polish, Squatchin’ Around. Bee’s Knees has stuck with the theme of Minnesota urban legends for all 4 polishes. Before moving to Minnesota, one of my earliest impressions of the state came from the fictional character Marshall from How I Met Your Mother, who grew up in St Cloud, Minnesota. He was always one to believe in the unexplainable, including the infamous Sasquatch. The sasquatch provided mysterious inspiration for this beautiful shifty polish.
It was difficult to capture all of the different sides to Squatchin’ Around. In the bottle, the green shifts dominated. Once on my nails, the raspberry base became more dominant and it appeared darker and moodier. The little holo flakes lightened it up a little and provided a galaxy-like effect.
The official description for Squatchin’ Around is a deep raspberry base with a green to silver to purple to blue multichrome shimmer and holo flakes. Here I am showing 2 coats plus top coat. The formula was great and as you can see, it was perfect in 2 coats.
I found it hard to put my finger on the exact colour of this polish. Perhaps it is the silver shifts in the shimmer coming through, but some parts appear almost like a gunmetal shade to me. The dark raspberry dominates on the nail and yet at the same time, it seems almost hidden behind other shades. Over the holo microflakes, I could see the redness coming through more. It’s a fascinating shade and one that VIP ticket holders will be lucky to get! On the macro, you can see what I meant with the pinkish red showing up over the holo microflakies.
Now for the three limited editions that will be available at Polish Con. First up, we have Wendigo.
To me, Wendigo is a dark, honeyish beige with a strong blue and golden shimmer. The official description is a chocolate brown based polish with a blue to purple duochrome shimmer as well as a gold to green shimmer. To me the base is much lighter than chocolate brown, but perhaps it is all the shimmer that is lightening it up.
At angles like the above image, you can see some of the purple shifts coming through. Seen straight on, the blue shimmer dominates. In these images, I am showing 3 thin coats of Wendigo plus top coat. The formula was easy to work with and as you can see, packed with shimmer!
This is a type of shade that I tend to reach for less often, and I’m honestly not sure why – it’s gorgeous! I think this is also close enough to a neutral to be a stunning work-safe shade for those that have to deal with restrictions. Isn’t that shimmer stunning? Wendigo will be priced at $10 per bottle.
Pepie is a vibrant blue-green polish packed with iridescent flakies and shimmer. Its official description is a turquoise jelly with green to blue to purple iridescent flakes and green to blue UP sibling pigment.
In these images, I am showing 2 coats of Pepie with top coat. It looked great to me in real life with 2 coats, but shows a little visible nail line under the bright lights I use for swatching. A third coat should get rid of that if it bugs you – and would be no problem with the great formula of this polish.
I had actually never heard of Pepie before now – shocking for someone living in Minnesota! This definitely makes me want to go visit Lake Pepin! Just look at all the flakies in that macro shot – my initial impression of this polish was right. It is phenomenal! Pepie will be priced at $15. I’ll finish off with my surprise favourite, The Soap Factory.
This was the shade I was least excited about in the bottle: it has a pink cast, and I’m not big on pinks, and something about the way it looked in the bottle made me think it’d be brushstrokey. This time, my first impressions couldn’t have been more wrong.
Once I applied it, The Soap Factory blew me away. It looked like something out of a sci-fi movie – something an android would wear. The finish on this polish is incredible (and of course, no brushstrokes. I’m not sure why the way it looked in the bottle made me think there would be!).
The soap factory is a light rosy pink packed with rose gold flakies and a strong holographic effect. The official description is a sparkly, almost ethereal pink with gold to orange to red iridescent flakies.
For someone who is not at all a pink polish lover, this polish really is something very special to make such an impression on me. I wish I hadn’t had to remove it so quickly to continue with Polish Con swatches!
Here I am showing 2 coats of The Soap Factory with top coat. The formula was really good and easy to work with. The inspiration for this polish is the supposedly haunted soap factory – and it must have captured the inspiration well, because this polish is going to be haunting me! Just LOOK at it! If you only get one Bee’s Knees at Polish Con, it should be this one. The Soap Factory will be priced at $10. Despite the fact that I am a nail polish blogger, I’m not really one to try out a polish brand the moment it becomes available. I tend to watch them for a while, see how the first few collections look, and wait for something to really wow me before making a purchase. I’ve been watching Bee’s Knees with growing interest and put them on my ‘to try’ list a while ago, but this turned out to be my first experience with their polish. Consider me wowed! All 4 of these were phenomenal in both formula and colour. Are you planning on picking any of them up?