Monday, November 28, 2011

Bettina Week: Bliss Collection Swatches and Review

Good Morning Babes! Today starts my weekly brand posts that I will be doing in an attempt to swatch through my polish collection that is becoming massive, and to just show some of the brands that I have quite a few of but have yet to swatch many if any at all. What I will be doing is swatching one brand only for 1 week throughout the whole month of December. Up first is the Bliss Collection by Bettina, which is their Holiday 2011 collection that consists of 3 metallics and 3 cremes. I've had this collection since the week it came out but haven't had the time to swatch them until now. This collection was personally purchased by myself. Since I'm posting the whole collection at once, I decided to post it as a review. I chose Bettina first because I have more of her polishes than any other brand. All swatches are done with 2 coats and no tc.

Champagne - a light chocolaty golden bronze with gold micro shimmer. I wouldn't consider this "champagne" because its a bit to dark. Antiquated from Color Club Foiled collection fits that description more accurately. This is one of those metallics that you will have brush strokes even when being very careful. Dry time was good like most Bettina's but this color just isn't right for my skin tone.

Myth - a perfect purple metallic with gold and blue micro glitter. The formula was much better on this one than Champagne. Dry time was very good on this one also. This one is my favorite out of the metallics, but I couldn't capture a picture to do it justice. IRL this color is very beautiful.

Festive - is a green that has gold and green micro shimmer. Dry time was very fast, and the formula was easy to work with. Not really felling this color either.

Truffle - is the prettiest warm chocolate brown that I have ever seen. Just looking at it makes me want to eat a chocolate bar or go to Starbucks and get a Mocha. The first coat was a little on the patchy side but evens out perfectly on coat 2.

Cheers - I can't describe this beauty in other way than the perfect hunter green. The formula is amazing just like all Bettina cremes. This is my favorite out of the whole collection which is shocking because green has never been a favorite of mine.

Bordeaux - when I looked at this burgundy with a hint of maroon creme, I immediately knew that I would have to use my Nubar Foundation Base Coat so that I wouldn't get any stains. Good call because it stained around my cuticles and was a nightmare to clean up. The formula was very runny/watery, and the brush holds a ton of polish. Its not unmanageable but you do want to be very careful around the cuticles.

What are your thoughts on the Bliss Collection? Being completely honest it definitely isn't what I thought it would be and I'm a little disappointed. The cremes are definitely the winners in this collection, but none of the polishes are unique in any way. Bettina is probably one of my favorite brands so I gave this collection a chance (just like the disco, jeans, art deco, resort, candy, and etc), and I will continue to do so in the future, because this has been my only Bettina I haven't been head over heels about and I still like 3 out of the 6. Even though the metallics didn't win me over they will still be great for stamping :o) . Thanks for stopping by to let me share with you.