Bad Bitch Polish: Show Me Your Tips Collection

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Hiya guys! Happy New Year! Time to start this fresh new year in the best way possible... by indulging in indie polish of course! Today I am sharing the Mardi Gras 'Show Me Your Tips' Collection by Bad Bitch Polish. This collection consists of six colors inspired by the gorgeous deep colors of Mardi Gras masquerade gowns. Each one of the six colors are available in a gloss and a matte finish. Let's get to the swatches!


Mardi Gras 2016 Collection by Bad Bitch Polish will be available for purchase today Monday, January 4th. Each polish retails for $9.50 for full size individuals, $50 for either the matte or gloss set, $95 (like getting 2 free!) for all 12. There are also minis available for purchase priced at $4.50 individually, $25 for either the matte or gloss set, $45 for the full set of 12.

Dance Card - Matte

Dance Card - Gloss

Dance Card can be described as a deep green/black with bright sparkle. The gloss is so smooth and opaque, it ends up looking like it has a jelly-like finish. The matte has a similar smooth formula, but the consistency is a tad bit on the thicker side. In my experience, the shade can stain a bit if used without a base-coat. Each variation needed two coats for an opaque finish, in the case of the gloss I did seal it with a topcoat.


Extravaganza - Matte

Extravaganza - Gloss

Extravaganza can be described as a black shimmer. This was actually the base for my fireworks mani I did on New Years! It's an irresistible sleek black. The matte version is more sheer than I expected it to be needing three coats for an opaque finish. The gloss version, on the other hand, is more a lot more opaque on a single layer. However, the gloss version also has a thin consistency causing minor cuticle flooding if the brush is overloaded. Shown here is the matte on its own with three coats. The gloss is shown with two coats and topcoat.

Please note: Dance Card and Extravaganza must be kept away from heat sources, even as mild a source as a heat vent. It’ll cause the sparkle to separate a bit, though it doesn’t change the application- just the look of the bottle.

Baby Doll - Matte

Baby Doll - Gloss

Baby Doll can be described as a velvety vampy bright red. Favorite, hands down especially the gloss version. There is not much to say about this one because it had a fantastic formula and application. In both the matte and gloss version! The consistency was a nice balance of thick and thin to give each layer almost full opaque coverage. In the gloss variation, I felt it was slightly more opaque in one coat (almost not needing a second). Each variation needed two coats for an opaque finish, in the case of the gloss I did seal it with a topcoat.

Masker - Matte

Masker - Gloss

Masker can be described as a peacock teal. I think this is one of the only cases where I far prefer the matte over the gloss. It just has that modern vibe feel, I adore it. The matte formula has a slight initial patchy finish, but ends up self leveling and becoming opaque. The gloss has a much smoother and opaque first coat. In both cases, this color will stain if worn without a base-coat. From my experience I did have minor cuticle staining on removal. Shown here in both variations are two coats, the gloss sealed with topcoat and the matte on its own.

Call Out - Matte

Call Out - Gloss

Call Out can be described as a dark blue/black with flakes and sparkle. For each variation the polish has a sheer first coat, but evens out for a full finish in a second coat. The polish does have a strong off smell, stronger than normal polish. I found this to be moreso in the matte version rather than the gloss. I do have a sensitive nose though, so that should be taken into account. Each variation needed two coats for an opaque finish, in the case of the gloss I did seal it with a topcoat.


Grand March - Matte

Grand March - Gloss

Grand March can be described as a midnight purple with just a little micro glitter and flakes. The formula in both cases is a little on the thick and sheer side. It ends up evening out for the most part, but there are some noticeable patchy spots. Because of the thickness though I felt it was difficult to accomplish a third layer without causing visible clumpness. Each variation needed two coats for an opaque finish, in the case of the gloss I did seal it with a topcoat.

Overall I have so say this is an impressive collection with surprisingly variety considering it does consist of six basic shades. The matte ends up giving each of the shades a completely different vibe, which I love. If I do have to pick though I'd have to go with the gloss versions of each color all the way. They are so gorgeous and have smooth consistent applications. Tell me guys, which do you prefer the mattes or the gloss?

Mardi Gras 2016 Collection by Bad Bitch Polish will be available for purchase today Monday, January 4th. Each polish retails for $9.50 for full size individuals, $50 for either the matte or gloss set, $95 for all 12. There are also minis available for purchase priced at $4.50 individually, $25 for either the matte or gloss set, $45 for the full set of 12.

The official release has been pushed by until further notice. I'll let you guys know as soon as there is a new date!

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14 comments

  1. Omg I love so many of these!!! Can't pick a favorite

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  2. This is a gorgeous collection!! It's a neat idea to release the polishes as both matte and glossy!

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  3. All gorgeous - but I NEED Grand March!

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  4. Great collection! I love Masker both matte and glossy!

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  5. They are so stunning both matte and glossy, really amazing!

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  6. I usually love a matte polish but these are stunning when worn glossy!!

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  7. Holy wow....Master is gorgeous! I like it matte & glossy.

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  8. Holy wow....Master is gorgeous! I like it matte & glossy.

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  9. These are fantastic! I love bother versions!

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