Hey everybody! I am excited for today's post because it features a brand new indie company called Tawdry Terrier. Mother and daughter team Donna and Kimberley have created a lovely new collection called Dog Days of Summer. You may notice a very canine theme going on here...many of you are probably familiar with Kimberley's blog TikiBarbie and have seen her photos of her adorable West Highland White terriers. Gotta love a fellow dog lover! :D I have three polishes from the collection, all very different and each one a stunner. :)
First up we have Fort Barkerdale. And look!! Puppy bottles! :D
Fort Barkerdale is described by Tawdry Terrier as "a golden sand metallic glass fleck polish with a mix of golden sand,
turquoise, and pink glitter inspired by the seashells that wash up on
the wet sand as the tide goes out." This is a gorgeous polish that was very difficult to photograph due to the insane iridescence! I used 2 coats for full coverage, and for some reason, the pics show it looking patchy in spots, but it wasn't like that at all in real life. It looks exactly like the wrappers on Ferrero Rocher chocolate hazelnut balls. Seriously. This polish absolutely glows.
I used 2 coats of Fort Barkerdale for the look of gleaming, magical sand. It practically applied itself and I had no cleanup.
Next we have Preppy Puppy...ahhhhh, it's SO CUTE!!
Preppy Puppy is described as "a hot pink glass fleck nail polish with a mix of pink, white, and lime
green glitter inspired by Lilly Pulitzer's classic summer combination of
hot pink and lime green." I just love this glitter combo...the green is very different and really makes it pop. And I'm quite certain my very fashionable brother-in-law has some argyle socks in these colors.
Preppy Puppy is a bit like a jelly and applies well. I used 3 coats for the photos.
And last, we have Moondoggie. This was actually a very generous gift to me from the Tawdry Terrier ladies because I was their very first customer! YAY me! :D And...UGH!! Look at this! It's crazy beautiful!!
Moondoggie is described as "a cerulean blue glass fleck nail polish with a mix of turquoise glitter
inspired by the glints of sunlight reflecting off ocean waves." I know all the whippersnappers out there have no idea who THE Moondoggie was, but he was the drool-inducing surfer character in the 1960's Gidget movies. :) And talk about drool-inducing!
Moondoggie is the really complex one of the lot. The formula is very similar to Julie G Frosted Gumdrops polishes, like a glitter pavé paste with good application and no cleanup. It was a little thick but still easy to work with. In person, Moondoggie looks like the fantasy ocean waves from a Disney movie...you almost expect Ariel to pop up waving around her latest dinglehopper. In real life, the color leans more turquoise, and the glitter sparkles abundantly. The following blurred bottle shot gives you an idea...
My package arrived beautifully wrapped...and each polish was individually boxed and wrapped in color-coordinating tissue! I love attention to detail. :)
Tawdry Terrier polishes are 5-free and not tested on animals. And to celebrate the opening of their Etsy shop, Tawdry Terrier is currently having a giveaway of their complete Dog Days of Summer collection! Be sure to check them out! :)
Nicolo is staying cool during these dog days of summer by enjoying a frozen yogurt treat...or is he just eyeing my polish?? ;)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely evening! :)