Silly Bee’s & Sonoma – Don’t Eat the Polish
There’s a small possibility that you might remember a slight fangirl attack I had back in April, over winning a giveaway. Maybe? No? Okay, well it *was* a long time ago. Regardless, my booty was dancing for weeks!
So finally, a couple of months later, I’m here to show ya my winnings. The complete Don’t Eat the Polish collection from Sonoma Nail Art and Silly Bee’s Chickadees! Now, don’t fall too in love because this set was already discontinued by the time that the parcel arrived in my mail box. But I still really, really, really wanted to share the pretties with you. Here’s hoping you won’t hate me for showing you something you can no longer buy. And hey, there’s always blog sales, right?
Source: Happy Little Cloud
First up is Paint Chips, made by Silly Bee’s Chickadees. It instantly brings to mind my toddler days of gnawing on the lead-base painted windowsills in my nursery. Ahhh, childhood, you were so good to me. This nostalgic lacquer has a blue-grey base with a mix of grey, blue, and silver glitter in hexagons and shreds. The formula was smooth flowing and in no way deadly. So that’s a plus! Photos show 2 coats, sans undies.
Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Silly Bee’s Chickadees Paint Chips, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, Digital Nails Matte-matical
Next up is the epitome of clear inspiration! SERIOUSLY! What was this inspired by? Potting soil. What does it look like? Mother effing POTTING SOIL! This lacquer is blowing my fraking mind, Reader!
Miracle Gross has a slew of white, brown, and black hexagons swimming in a reddish-brown base. And hey, I promise that the formula was nothing close to gross. Hehehe, I’m so good at jokes. Photos show 2 coats, no undies.
Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Silly Bee’s Chickadees Miracle Gross, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, Digital Nails Matte-matical
The last one from Silly Bee’s is tied for my affection as favorite. There’s just something about this pea soup-looking lacquer that has me all sorts of turned on. Soggy Sod has a putrid (the sexy kind) green base with green, yellow, and white (I think) glitters. It’s the glory of freshly cut grass without the labor and sunburns! And as with her counterparts above, the formula was just plain swell, Reader. Swell, indeed! Photos show 2 coats, sans undies.
Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Silly Bee’s Chickadees Soggy Sod, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, Digital Nails Matte-matical
Bag O’ Glass
And now we move on to the three lacquers created by Sonoma Nail Art, starting off with this iridescent stunner! Bag O’ Glass has a clear base with white, blue, and green glitters in a satin finish. Also, as mentioned, some glorious iridescent glitters, as well! The formula was good overall, but I did have the teeniest bit of trouble getting the diamonds out of the bottle. Those suckers evaded my brush like an eggshell in a bowl of yolks. Photos show 1 coat over undies.
Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Orly Liquid Vinyl, Sonoma Nail Art Bag O’ Glass, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, Digital Nails Matte-matical
Very Small Rocks
Source: Very Small Dwaynes
Man this lacquer brought back some mega feels! I can remember, as a child, being in the car with my family, heading home from a trip to DeSoto Caverns. My dad pulled out a tiny pouch of polished rocks. I vividly recall marveling over how shiny they were. “Aren’t they gorgeous?” he asked me. Then my 5-year-old self watched in horror as he popped them all in his mouth and proceeded to eat them. My tiny brain couldn’t comprehend that they were in fact rock-shaped jelly beans. I just remember thinking that my dad was going to die from ingesting rocks. Ahhhhh, childhood trauma, nothing better.
Very Small Rocks has a mix of white, grey, silver, and black hexagons in a medium grey base. And once again, I found myself greeted with a phenomenal formula, calling for 3 coats. The memories were an added bonus. And an amazing one at that!
Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Sonoma Nail Art Very Small Rocks, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, Digital Nails Matte-matical
Lastly we have my favorite of Sonoma’s three lacquers. There’s just something about this beaut. I can practically see it being mixed in test tubes and beakers, the dry ice creating a fog in the background. This is my mind, Reader. Welcome.
Science Experiment has a lime green jelly base with an abundance of white, blue, green, and silver glitters in several shapes and sizes. This fella also wraps up our parade of faboosh formulas. It’s a good thing, she says in her Martha Stewart voice. Photos show 3 coats, sans underoos.
Polishes used in this manicure: Orly Bonder, Sonoma Nail Art Science Experiment, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Seche Vite, Digital Nails Matte-matical
Gross names? Two great brands? Unusually stunning glitter combinations? DO WANT!
Again, this collection was limited edition and is no longer available. But, But, BUT! Both brands have tons of other amazing creations to offer. You can purchase Sonoma Nail Art here, and follow them on Facebook here. Likewise, Silly Bee’s Chickadees can be acquired here (though she is on vacation until July 1st), and you can stalk her on Facebook here.
Reader response time! Were you able to snatch up any of these six lacquers while they were around? Lemme hear it!
[Edit: I've just been informed by Melissa of Silly Bee's Chickadees that her half of the collection is still available, and can be purchased when her shop opens back up on July 1st! REJOICE!]
Geek & Love,