Not too long ago, I discovered this dope brand on Twitter that goes by the name of Nail the B.Y.T.C.H. The name is what caught my attention, and the last part is actually an acronym for Be Your True Creative Heroine. I love their concept of leading a movement for fierce women through their polish line. They recently sent me several polishes to review, and I'll be sharing my thoughts on them over the next few days!
The first one I'd like to show you is Jelly Jeans Queen*, a dark blue-grey shade with an incredible blue secret shimmer. The secret shimmer in this one makes me reminiscent of Brian's Ruined Z, even though the base shade of this polish is deeper and more blue than his paintjob.
This polish caught my eye right away because the shimmer is really stunning in the bottle. It doesn't show up indoors, but it's definitely visible in sunlight (see last picture below). I think they did a great job on this color because it's muted and gives off a sophisticated vibe, but the shimmer keeps it from being boring. The color really changes depending on the light--sometimes it's more grey, and sometimes it's more blue.
The formula is a jelly-creme hybrid that dries to a creme finish, and they did an excellent job on it! I used two coats with NYC Grand Central Station for my top coat, and as you can see, two coats was enough to get it completely opaque. The jelly part of the formula gave it an impeccably smooth, glossy finish--free of streaks and other nuisances that can accompany a creme finish.
Nail the BYTCH Jelly Jeans Queen*
Prior to this brand, I hadn't tried any non-glitter indie polish lines because I was skeptical of their quality, but I'm glad this one proved to me otherwise! If you dig polishes with secret shimmer, I'd say this one is worth having in your collection. Currently, these polishes are sold on Nail The BYTCH for $6 a pop.
Have you tried any colors from indie polish lines? How does this one measure up?
*Product provided for review