Tawdry Terrier Howling at the Moon: Swatch and Review

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Hello gentle readers.

Today I have the final polish of the three Tawdry Terrier Autumn in the Barkshires Collection that were sent to me for review. This one is by far, my favorite. Well, that's kind of a no brainer, when you think about it. It's blue. It has holo. Two of my all time favorite nail polish things ever in one tiny glass bottle? Thankyouverymuch! Colour me one happy nail polish loving lady.

Tawdry Terrier Howling at the Moon is a deep blue base with shimmer and glass fleck and tiny holo sparks running through it. This beautiful polish evokes happy memories of living in college housing for a while, when I was a kid. My mother, newly separated and striking bravely out on her own with five children in tow signed up for classes at a community college in Northern California and moved us in to the redwood sided apartment complex that served as student housing for the school a couple of miles from town. It was so much fun living among college students. One thing that students love to do is howl at the moon. On a quiet night, or, not so quiet night, preferably with a bright moon shining, one will start, "OW-OW-OW-OW-OW-OOOOOOOOO!!!!!" Another voice will pick it up and soon, the air is filled with a cacophony of human wolf song. As soon as the first howls began to rise into the air, us kids and often Mom, too would all run out onto the balcony and add our voices to the joyous, raucous cries in the night.

This swatch is two coats and Two coats Seche Vite.





Tawdry Terrier Howling at the Moon has a great formula for a glass fleck shimmer with glitter. Polishes of this ilk can be a bit stiff, thick and difficult to get smooth and even but this one is very fluid, surprisingly smooth and flows nicely off of the brush, sits down where it is placed and finishes to opaque, smooth perfection in two easy coats. I did some cleanup to refine and perfect my edges but I didn't need it to correct messy slop over. This polish doesn't run, pool, flood my cuticles, streak, drag, pull or bubble. Dry time is decent. It does dry a little textured, I suggest two coats of a good, thick, super shiny top coat for maximum gloss and sparkle.

I really like Tawdry Terrier Howling at the Moon. It is blue and holo and sparkly and beautiful. If you are thinking you need it, click the link provided! You can shop the entire Tawdry Terrier line on their Etsy shop. Like Tawdry Terrier on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Thank you so much for coming by and reading and have a great day!

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24 comments

  1. I love the glitter plus the glass fleck! So pretty.

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  2. I love navy blue polish, especially for winter coming up!

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  3. Seriously. Blue. Holo. What more goodness IS there? Gawjuss polish. Like hyperventilatingly gorgeous.



    FYI, I'm drooling over your camera work, Erika. Really nice job.


    On a side note, I also love Seche Vite, but wish it wouldn't cheat on me by shrinking at the tip. It always makes me feel like chopped liver, or a one-night-stand. I get sick and tired of the disappearing act and then play hard to get. I stop buying the chit for awhile.


    Then...


    I see something like your mani up there, and I think...I'll go back. Seche will love me, just as Seche loved Erika. Yeah, I'll really get into that song and dance because I So Badly Want it To Work. For me.


    Stay tuned. I'm like a cross between a battered spouse and top coat stalker. No matter how you spin it, that combination is so terribly awful.

    But back to those photos...

    You really do take some fabu pix, Erika! :)

    L

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  4. That's my favorite of the collection too. I love blues and this one is perfect. Your nails look beautiful.

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  5. On paper (without seeing a photo) I couldn't imagine it being as beautiful as it really is. I think it reminds me of a starlit sky. It is stunning.

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  6. Such a gorgeous shade for fall/winter!

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  7. This is a stunner! I love the look of the Tawdry Terrier polishes. And the names! So cute! :)

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  8. A blue that couldn't make anyone blue. Adorable!

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  9. Thanks. I love the name, too. Almost as much as the colour. :D

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  10. Bwahahaha! You kill me! Have you tried wrapping your tips? I get less shrinkage when I wrap my tips. Seche pulls and shrinks jellies worse than cremes, no lie. In fact, I am thinking of trying other toppers for my more jelly polishes. (Shhh... Don't tell my Seche, I don't want it to develop a complex. ;) )


    Thank you for your kind words about my photographs. I try. My new camera is very good to me and editing software is a mercy. I have a little tremor in my left hand and I am forced to sharpen that little blur out of all of my swatch shots. Thanks to the higher resolution of my new baby, my photos are coming out better. :D


    One day, I want to try making a little tutorial video. Maybe.

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  11. This blue is striking, isn't it? :D Thank you so much. Sadly, they are gone. *sniff* I had an encounter with a pillow. A pillow and am back to nubbies. LOL

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  12. Yepper. :D I'm thinking this will be pretty for my New Year's Eve mani.

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  13. Thank you. I know, their names are adorable. So creative and fun. That's half the reason why I want the polishes! It's like OPI. I want some of OPI's polishes because of the names. LOL

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  14. Why, thank you. And thank you for trusting me to showcase it for you. It was a true pleasure. :)

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  15. Thanks, girl. I really love it. :D

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  16. Agree. Everyone seems to like it. :D

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