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Review: Girly Bits Hippity Hop

I just haven't been having the best run of luck with my colour combinations lately.  First this, then this, it's all just been a little less than awesome.  This is especially annoying when both polishes are awesome on their own and then they just don't go.  Let's take a look at a classic example - Revlon Chilli and Girly Bits Hippity Hop.

First up, Revlon Chilli is the most fabulously squishy bright orange coral.  It's one of those great jellies that doesn't leave a VNL (visible nail line) but still looks glossy and awesome.  I used three coats to be safe and was happy with the result.  If I were a normal person, I'd just stop there.  It was bold on it's own and at this point, just a plain nail colour is quite the envelope pusher for me.  No, instead I added a coat of Pam's Girly Bits Hippity Hop, a gorgeous purple-based rainbow glitter, shot through with a blue iridescent shimmer.  There was something about the combination with the jelly, the glitter colours, the lot that just didn't sit.  The glitter is beautiful though, with good application, I just have to find something to put it over.  If there's something you'd like to see it with, let me know in the comments.  







The Verdict:  One day I'll learn to test out colour combos before getting all the way done.  Sigh.

The Polishes:
  • Revlon Chili, drug stores.
  • Pam's Girly Bits Hippity Hop, $10, Girly Bits Store

Comments

  1. I don't think it's that bad! I kind of like the contrast between the different polishes. I might layer it over something like Zoya Dove to get a more subtle look :)

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  2. It would look good over black (of course), but for something more exciting you could try to match the teal, or purple?

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