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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Bee's Knees Lacquer Crescent City Collection Part 1 Swatches and Review

Hope you are all are doing alright! I have a new collection from Bee's Knees Lacquer to show you today - the Crescent City Collection Part 1! This features mainly sheer or jelly multichromes that you can wear on their own or layer over each other or over base shades. The brand is also introducing two new jelly neutrals, one with a pink undertone, and one a warmer beige. They are available now in a capped pre-order. A couple are out of stock at the moment, but will be restocked at a future date. There is also a free gift with purchase polish!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Bee's Knees Lacquer Crescent City Collection Part 1


First of all, I will start off with some general information, because the formula and idea behind these are similar. Three are more opaque on their own, and the rest are definitely sheer jelly type polishes that will show whatever you have on underneath, whether it be bare nail or a base color. I wore all of them in four thin coats for consistency, but a couple, Alphahole and Umbra Mortis could be opaque in two or three depending on your coat thickness. All of them had a medium-fast dry time. These have a type of shimmer that definitely works best with very thin coats and letting them dry between - I've noticed iridescent shimmers like this (regardless of brand) can be prone to bubbling if you use thicker coats, if you use a slow-drying base with treatment oils, or if your hands are very warm. Have patience for the best and most shimmery effect! And I apologize for all my nail damage - I've had a lot of issues with white spots on my nails for the last year. 

Bee's Knees Lacquer Alphahole is a turquoise jelly with pink-to-gold multichrome shimmer. 

Price: $12
Bee's Knees Lacquer Alphahole

Bee's Knees Lacquer Alphahole

Bee's Knees Lacquer Alphahole

Bee's Knees Lacquer Alphahole

Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele is a sheer coral jelly with pink-to-gold multichrome shimmer. Note that this shade gave me some pink staining. It wasn't super-noticeable, but it did last a few days. If that bothers you, make sure you use a stain blocking base and a base shade.

Price: $12
Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele

Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele

Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele

Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele

Bees's Knees Lacquer Light It Up is a sheer marigold yellow with pink-orange-yellow-green-multichrome shimmer.

Price: $12
Bees's Knees Lacquer Light It Up

Bees's Knees Lacquer Light It Up

Bees's Knees Lacquer Light It Up

Bees's Knees Lacquer Light It Up

Bee's Knees Lacquer Luna's Horn is a sage shimmer jelly with pink-green-blue multichrome shimmer.

Price: $12
Bee's Knees Lacquer Luna's Horn

Bee's Knees Lacquer Luna's Horn

Bee's Knees Lacquer Luna's Horn

Bee's Knees Lacquer Luna's Horn

Bee's Knees Lacquer Prince of the Chasm is a sheer cerulean jelly with turquoise-blue-indigo multichrome shimmer.

Price: $12
Bee's Knees Lacquer Prince of the Chasm

Bee's Knees Lacquer Prince of the Chasm

Bee's Knees Lacquer Prince of the Chasm

Bee's Knees Lacquer Prince of the Chasm

Bee's Knees Lacquer The Viper Queen is a light moss green sheer jelly with green-to-blue duochrome shimmer.

Price: $12
Bee's Knees Lacquer The Viper Queen

Bee's Knees Lacquer The Viper Queen

Bee's Knees Lacquer The Viper Queen

Bee's Knees Lacquer The Viper Queen

Bee's Knees Lacquer Through Love is a sheer blue jelly, almost transparent, with blue-indigo-purple multichrome shimmer. This is the free gift with purchase shade!

Free with purchase!
Bee's Knees Lacquer Through Love

Bee's Knees Lacquer Through Love

Bee's Knees Lacquer Through Love

Bee's Knees Lacquer Through Love
Bee's Knees Lacquer Umbra Mortis is a light gray jelly with blue-to-magenta duochrome shimmer.

Price: $11
Bee's Knees Lacquer Umbra Mortis

Bee's Knees Lacquer Umbra Mortis

Bee's Knees Lacquer Umbra Mortis

Bee's Knees Lacquer Umbra Mortis

Next up are the two neutral jellies! These are not part of the Crescent Collection, but additions to the regular line.

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky is a rose pink jelly.

Price: $8
Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky

Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed is a yellow-toned beige jelly.

Price: $8
Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed

Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed

Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed

Here are the Crescent City Collection polishes over both Pinky and Possessed.

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Alphahole, Lele, Light It Up, Luna's Horn
Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Alphahole, Lele, Light It Up, Luna's Horn

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Alphahole, Lele, Light It Up, Luna's Horn
Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Prince of the Chasm, The Viper Queen, Through Love, Umbra Mortis
Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Prince of the Chasm, The Viper Queen, Through Love, Umbra Mortis
Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Prince of the Chasm, The Viper Queen, Through Love, Umbra Mortis

Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed with L-R Alphahole, Lele, Light It Up, Luna's Horn
Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed with L-R Alphahole, Lele, Light It Up, Luna's Horn
Bee's Knees Lacquer Possessed with L-R Alphahole, Lele, Light It Up, Luna's Horn

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Prince of the Chasm, The Viper Queen, Through Love, Umbra Mortis
Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Prince of the Chasm, The Viper Queen, Through Love, Umbra Mortis

Bee's Knees Lacquer Pinky with L-R Prince of the Chasm, The Viper Queen, Through Love, Umbra Mortis

Orders sometimes come with samples, and here is the Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele Scroap Sample. Scroap is a scrubbing soap, and the Lele scent is rose, amber, sea salt, and pistachio.
Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele Scroap Sample
Bee's Knees Lacquer Lele Scroap Sample
That wraps up the Bee's Knees Lacquer Crescent Collection Part 1! I hope you found something to love here. Do you have a favorite? I am partial to Lele and Light It Up!

*sent by the maker for photography and review*

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