Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Keeping Cool with the Tawdry Terrier Dog Days of Summer (Pic Heavy)

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! :)

22 comments:

  1. Glad you like your polishes! Your swatches are lovely!! And you're right, James Darren as Moondoggie was definitely drool-worthy!!

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    1. Thank you! You ladies did a lovely job! :) And yep...he was...

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  2. These are gorgeous and I love finding new indie brands! Moondoggie is so sparkly and amazing! Your new puppies are so cute! :)

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    1. Thank you Miss Clare! :) Moondoggie is rather amazing, isn't it? Even Nicolo thinks so! ;)

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    1. I love them Kimberley! They really are stunning! :)

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    1. Yes, they really are...very vibrant and rather distracting at the office. :P

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  5. Okay, first, I saw the name and of course knew this was a match made in heaven, lol :) Second... ... TikiBarbie's got a polish line? That's so awesome! I love finding out stuff like this. Really cool that it's a mother-daughter effort, too. All three polishes are lovely and I'm always excited to see stand alone indies... Fort Barkerdale is perfect on you and I have no idea who Moondoggie is, but that blue sure is pretty.

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    1. Yes, isn't that awesome?!! That quiet, supportive voice who always comments on everybody's blogs was all the time stewing up some mean glitter creations. :)

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  6. i loved themed collections. fort barkerdale is super pretty and i like the pops of blue.

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    1. Yes, the teal pop really makes it sparkle! :)

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  7. Hehe the brand and the collection are just so cute! :D Love the colors... that blue one is super gorgeous! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Yes, it is...crazy sparkly too. It's a win-win. :D

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  8. Hi Melissa, aaaaaah temptation, temptation, what a gorgeous trio of polishes you show us today!!! If push comes to shove I would have to pick them all as I could not make up my mind which to like best - hahaha!! I just love such complex polishes that never stop to amaze with different effects as you twist and turn your hand!!! And of course Nicolo ONLY has eyes for your nails - what else could he be looking for ;-D

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    1. Hi Christine! Ah, they are just so lovely, aren't they? Oh good...I thought I was the only person who sat at my desk turning my hand around to watch my polish sparkle! :P And yes, I'm SURE Nicky only had eyes for my nails! :)

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  9. These are all so cool. You know what, when I first saw this brand (I think it was from your swatches or maybe their giveaway on FB) I thought you finally decided to start one with your sister and this was it! I could picture you basing your brand off of your new puppies :) You show them well! Great swatches.

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    1. Girl! You know I would have told you that!! :) But the REAL Tawdry Terrier team did a super job making these lovelies. :)

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  10. They are all so lovely Melissa! I can't chose a favorite!! And your dog is sooooo cute!!

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    1. Aww, thank you Jezz! He is a cutie, and the polishes are awesome. ;)

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  11. Ooh you got some!!! I have been eyeing these off for ages now haha but I dont think they ship to Australia :( nooooo haha

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    1. Hey Em! This is actually a brand new line...but no, they don't ship to Australia. :( Glad you like them though...and good to hear from you!! ;)

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