2016 seems to be the year of throwbacks…Zoya and China Glaze have both released 1990s-inspired collections this fall. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is continuing the trend with Side A of Dad’s Mixtape Collection.
Does anyone remember mixtapes? This was way before the latest song was a quick download away. While growing up, I’d try to quickly record my latest favorite song on a cassette tape. That was the only way you could get a song without shelling the money for the whole CD or single. Over time, I’d start recording compilations of my favorites on a tape. People would get very creative with their song selections…the ones I fondly remember were slow jam collections.
The pinnacle of mixing songs was the advent of the CD burner and Napster. I still think most of my music is still from my initial Napster downloads circa 1999. Downloading MP3s was a godsend: I no longer had to wait on the radio and scramble to record the song. I preferred CDs because I could quickly skip songs rather than endure the whole album before getting to my desired track.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer’s Mixtape Collection was inspired by brand owner/creator Julie’s father’s fondness for classic rock music. Each color was created with a classic rock song in mind.
A Love Such As This (two coats): strawberry hot pink with copper shimmer
Best Selling Show (two coats): bright coral with blue shimmer and microflakies
Deep Blue Dream (two coats): sapphire blue jelly packed with green shimmer, silver ultra-holo glitter and silver holo flakes
Thrill Me To The Marrow (two coats): lavender-leaning taupe creme
The first three polishes apply like butter. The formula is easy to apply even coats. Thrill Me To The Marrow is a bit trickier but is opaque in two coats. I wore Deep Blue Dream for a full week without any chips…it wore like iron and still looked great before removal. While it has flake glitter, it comes off easily with acetone and cotton. Deep Blue Dream is my absolute favorite of the collection, but the pinks are pretty super too.