Bee’s Knees Lacquer: ACOTAR Agaaaiiiiin (Part 1 of 2)

Bee's Knees Lacquer, PR, Regular release

*Disclosure: PR samples- I received these polishes free of charge in exchange for photography.*

Release: 26 June 2020

8 polishes

BKL drew her inspiration for this collection again from the book series A Court of Thorns and Roses. Find part 2 here.

This collection contains three distinct finishes: creme-based shimmers, sheer fine shimmers, and sheer microflake shimmers. I will show them in this order, starting with the two creme-based shimmers.

A Death-Promise

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A Death-Promise features a pale grey base with red/green shifting shimmer. The base is quite sheer, allowing the shimmer to shine. The base color is not as simple as a plain grey. It pulls a tiny bit green or beige on me in certain lights.

3 coats + top coat

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Make Sure it’s Felt Across Worlds

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Make Sure it’s Felt Across Worlds features a peachy base with green/pink shifting shimmer. The official description says it’s a nude, but it didn’t really look nude at all on me. It definitely looks more orange-ish. Regardless, the overall appearance is very pretty.

2 coats + top coat

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Next up are the three sheer fine shimmers. These are comparable to the multichromes of the Crescent City collections.

Don’t Let the Hard Days Win

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Don’t Let the Hard Days Win is the sheerest of this subset. It features a sheer sea green base with blue/purple shifting shimmer. The shimmer definitely takes over the base color. Even at three coats there’s significant VNL.

3 coats + top coat

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One Life May Change the World

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One Life May Change the World features an orange base with red/green shifting shimmer. In real life the red shimmer and the orange base has more of a contrasting appearance. This is such a pretty shade of orange.

3 coats + top coat

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Truth is Your Curse

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Truth is Your Curse features a warm red, almost coral, base with pink/gold/green shifting shimmer. I’m not really a fan of bright red shades, but I love the green shimmer shift against the base color. This polish is almost like a little sister to the popular hot pink with blue shimmer combination.

3 coats + top coat

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Lastly we have the microflake shimmers. The shimmer pieces are larger and have a distinct sparkle.

The Heart of a Dreamer

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The Heart of a Dreamer features a brown base with orange/gold/green shifting shimmer. I really love BKL’s brown multichromes. This one does lean a little more bronze-y orange than a true brown.

2 coats + top coat

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I was a Survivor, and I was Strong

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I was a Survivor, and I was Strong features a lime green base packed with gold/green/blue shifting shimmer. I’ve been really enjoying warm green polishes recently, and the sparkle from the larger particle shimmer is really beautiful.

3 coats + top coat

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Stay with the High Lord

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Last up is Stay with the High Lord, probably the most striking polish of this collection. This polish features a sheer blue base packed with green/blue/purple shimmer. Now, this polish is extremely sheer. I don’t like to use more than three coats of polish for any swatch, but I opted to do that here. The sparkly microflakes really are so outstanding, but it does take lots of coats to get there.

4 coats + top coat

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This collection releases at noon Eastern on June 26.

Bee’s Knees Lacquer: http://www.beeskneeslacquer.com

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