Good evening everyone! Tonight I have one of a few polishes I purchased from Pam at Girly Bits. I was fortunate enough to order some full-sized polishes from her after the announcement of her Calendar Girls collection.
While Shift Happens isn’t a part of aforementioned collection, I wanted to purchase it anyway because I wanted to know how it compares to OPI Movin’ Out, which I currently own.
From the listing:
A sheer red based layering polish, with strong colour shifts from red to green to gold.
Layer Shift Happens over dark colours for the most dramatic effect.
I layered one coat of SH over a-england Camelot. This is a pretty basic red to green duochrome topcoat, but it’s also just that: pretty. You can see a little bit of the green on my index finger. I own red to green color-changing pigment, and what I’ve made doesn’t even compare to this. I don’t know what it is. I wonder if I add too much pigment and she doesn’t? Who knows. I have no time to figure it out. I will let the experts work their magic, and I will instead revel in their magic. (Or do my nails?)
Here’s some more green, by the way.
Honestly, I really like this instead of OPI Movin’ Out. It looks so much smoother & doesn’t look streaky. I don’t even think I paid attention to how thick I applied the polish. What’s nice is you only really need one coat, not because you need to preserve the pretty, but because that’s all you really need. So little effort for so much good on your nails!
In this photo, you can see both the green and the gold come out. It reminds me of the nebulas in space (and also in Mass Effect 3 on the galaxy map). Oh, that index finger…swoon! I’m a Mad Scientist, and that was my favorite finger on the Citadel.
The next two pictures are comparisons between Girly Bits Shift Happens and OPI Movin’ Out…on my left hand. With dry janky cutes. (I know. I’m sorry.)
L-R (index > pinky): Shift Happens, Movin’ Out, Shift Happens, Movin’ Out.
Girly Bits looks a lot prettier and melds in well with the black than the OPI. The OPI needed to be applied a little more carefully than the GB to prevent light streaking. The base color is also different; red as opposed to a purple. While the GB was only really red at one angle, you do see more than just purple shimmer with the OPI.
Here’s the shift. Again, the shimmer looks better with the GB than the OPI. You can also see this gray tint on the OPI, which looks…strange, I guess. I feel like it interferes with what’s going on. The GB glows better.
I haven’t tried layering Shift Happens over other colors, but when I do, expect some more posts featuring it. This has been a pleasant first experience with Girly Bits; I love that each polish has a story behind it (especially the ones in Calendar Girls), and I can’t wait to see more from the lovely Pam.
Thanks for reading!