Thursday, June 25, 2015

Digital Nails The Definitely Not Cute Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
HELLO! I have a fan-freaking-tastic collection to share with you all today from Digital Nails. The Definitely Not Cute Collection is a seven polish set, all inspired by the animated short series Bee and Puppycat. You may be wondering, What is Bee and Puppycat? It's about a girl, Bee, who is unemployed and runs into a puppy? cat? creature (appropriately named Puppycat) and their adventures. This is a short series, so far there are five episodes, each about 10 minutes or so. And you can watch them all yourself here, which I highly recommend you do, it's funny and weird and very addicting. 

So my thoughts about this collection. I loved each and every polish. I know! I say that a lot here. But  I feel like Raphaelle took the inspiration from the series and ran with it. The colors and names and overall passion that went into this collection makes me so happy. Since the polish themselves vary in finish and formula, I will make notations of those underneath each ones's descriptions. And if have never seen or want to watch Bee and Puppycat (BUT YOU SHOULD) I think you will find a polish or two or three that would tempt you anyway. 

Digital Nails The Definitely Not Cute Collection will be released this Friday, June 26th at 6 pm CST in Digital Nails' shop


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Digital Nails Dreamy Bee
Two coats
Light orchid crelly with various sizes of pale aqua and sky blue glitter. And it comes with a Bee ring!
I ended up swatching this one twice. The first time I applied three coats and I felt like the glitters ended up looking somewhat muddled. The second time I applied two coats, this time adding more to my brush before applying and I had full opacity and I felt that glitters look perfect that way. This will dry down bumpy as the crelly formula is thin, so make sure to double up on your topcoat.


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Digital Nails An Eggplant for a Pillow
Two coats
Dark eggplant purple creme
You know you want an Eggplant pillow, I know I do! And you will definitely want this Eggplant polish. It's a deep and dark purple that is so flipping perfect formula wise. It's opaque enough for stamping if you so choose. 



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Digital Nails Secret Space Outlaw
Two coats
Black jelly base with charcoal holographic glitter
Oh the mysterious Puppycat. Who is he really? Only time will will reveal more about his Space Outlaw alter ego. In the meantime we can enjoy this sparkly and equally enigmatic polish. And like every single holo micro-glitter polish ever, it's hard to capture quite how amazing those holo sparks look in photos. You need no more than two coats for full coverage. As with Dreamy Bee, you will want to apply two coats of topcoat for a smooth finish.



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Digital Nails Use the Sword AS A SWORD! 
Two coats
Neon pink magenta crelly. 
A blindingly neon pink to be sure, my favorite kind. It's crelly formula gives it a high shine factor and depending on how opaque you want it, you can get away with two or three coats. I applied two coats and did not have a hint of visible nail line. And it references one of my favorite lines from the series, all around winner for me!



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Digital Nails Crotch Ice
Layered over An Eggplant for a Pillow
Clear base with gold to green to aqua color shifting flakes and color shifting pigment.
You hope you never need Crotch Ice but it's always good to have! Absolutely stunning in person. It's made to be worn over a dark base so applying it over An Eggplant for a Pillow was a no-brainer. And that's one coat! Yeah.



Digital Nails Crotch Ice
Layered over Use the Sword AS A SWORD!
While I loved Crotch Ice over Eggplant, I think my favorite combination was it over Use the Sword, the green against the neon pink was so striking. I am going to wear this combination again and this time I will matte it. 



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Digital Nails Fish Don't Cry
 Two coats
Mint green crelly with gold to green to aqua color shifting flakes
Inspired by baby Wallace and his tears. We get the same wonderful color shifting flakes that are in Crotch Ice but this time in a colored base. And what a color! It's mint yes, but a brightened, just shy of being neon, mint. 



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Digital Nails Glitter in My Pockets
Four coats
Clear base with a rainbow assortment of pastel glitter and gold iridescent squares
Glitter! Everywhere! I know that there have been times where I have had glitter on me (and not just my nails). Hey, it happens. Casualty of being a nail polish lover. Glitter in My Pockets is pastel goodness. You can build to opacity or layer it. I did both, the first time building up with four thin coats and a generous layer of topcoat. A little thick when you build opacity but nothing unmanageable. 



Digital Nails Glitter in My Pockets
Layered over An Eggplant for a Pillow
And if you want to layer, there are so many options. I liked it especially over An Eggplant, the purple made the pastel colors pop and you can see the glints of the gold iridescence. This is one coat layered.



Digital Nails Queen of the Derp
Two coats
Monthly LE
Mid-toned purple crelly with holo pigment and blue shimmer
Digital Nails will be now be releasing monthly limited edition polishes to showcase special ingredients and discontinued pigments, glitters, etc. Queen of the Derp is the first month's offering and while it doesn't technically belong to the Definitely Not Cute collection, it does compliment the other seven quite well. No sun shots unfortunately but it does have a nice medium density holo flame, Digital Nails has a pic of it under the sun on her Instagram.



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4 comments:

  1. Yay I'm so glad you are swatching for them! I have had such a hard time finding helpful swatches of Digital Nails polishes so I'm glad to have found this post of their most recent collection! And as usual you hit it out of the park! I think I'm most tempted by Fish Don't Cry! :)

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  2. What a super fun collection!

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  3. Thanks Traci! I am always happy to help and Digital Nails is never a hardship to swatch.

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  4. Thanks Lisa, I totally agree!

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