Tuesday

Bootie Babe Review & Swatches - Pacific Rim, Top Shelf, Butt or Brickle

Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand

Bootie Babe L to R: Top Shelf, Pacific Rim, Butt or Brickle

Product Profile


Every time I see these bottles "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot comes to mind! Bootie Babe is (as I'm sure you've heard or gathered from the image above) a bum-themed polish line. While you may or may not like the play on bum-themed polish names (and bum-shaped bottles), the polish color selection offers some unique shades--which is largely what peaked my interest when they first launched. I was recently given the opportunity to give a few a try.

Price

These are priced at $8 retail.

Where to Buy

These can be purchased on Bootie Babe's site HERE.
 


Bootie Babe Top Shelf Swatch & Review




Color

Hot pink with semi-matte, vinyl-like finish and slight shimmer.

Application

This applied easily and provided excellent control. I used 3 coats to achieve complete opacity.

My Thoughts

Between the color and finish I love this polish! Being as bright as it is I assumed it would potentially dry matte, but it actually dries to this interesting semi-matte, vinyl like finish. If Barbie shopped through Bootie Babe polishes this would be her pick!


Bootie Babe Pacific Rim Swatch & Review




Color

Pearly ocean blue with slight shift.

Application

This applied well, but was very sheer. I used a total of 3 coats and probably could have done another to achieve a little more opacity.

My Thoughts

Despite being semi-sheer I think this is a really pretty color and the formula isn't super thin--very easy to work with. If you don't mind semi-sheer shades I think this is worth a try.


Bootie Babe Butt or Brickle Swatch & Review



Color

A brassy pearl with antique rose shift.

Application

This is also semi-sheer, but easy to work with. I used 4 coats above to achieve maximum capacity and color-shift, but you could definitely get away with 3.

My Thoughts

I'm assuming the name of this polish is a play on the ice cream flavor "butter brickle". I was pleasantly surprised by how much of a color shift this polish offers as you often see duochromes that are gorgeous in the bottle, but flat on the nail. If you like duochromes and don't mind waiting for a couple extra coats to dry this is beautiful. 


Final Re-Cap


Price

These are priced at $8 retail.

Where to Buy

These can be purchased on Bootie Babe's site HERE.

Final Thoughts

I'm not sure if it's the formula, polish brush (which is almost a cross between a traditional brush and pro brush), or the combination of both, but I found these polishes to be very easy to work with--lending a good deal of control. The fact that some are sheer isn't a problem to me, but if you prefer absolute opacity in 1 or 2 coats these may not be for you. I love Top Shelf (we all know I love pink polish) and its interesting finish and I think Butt or Brickle is a fairly impressive duochrome. I like Pacific Rim, but found it to be the least striking of the 3--though not a bad shade. I'm still undecided on what I think of the bum-shaped bottles and bum-themed polishes, but that aside, the polish itself is pretty good. Given that the price point is pretty moderate these may be worth a try for no other reason than the easy-to-work-with formula and novelty of the bottle shapes on your polish rack.

What do you think? Will you be trying these bootie polishes?

Note: Products in this review were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.



18 comments :

  1. Great review! I need to pick up Butt or Brickle and Pacific Rim for sure!!

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  2. How adorable are those bottoms...er... Bottles! ;) Great swatches!

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    1. My polish has back!!! Thanks ;)

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  3. I'ma sucker for a shimmery hot pink and this looks perfect!

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    1. It is quite a lovely pink ;)

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  4. Great review! Love those butt bottles!

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  5. Oh! I love Butt or Brickle!

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  6. Pretty swatches! I love the bottles! Hehe!

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  7. LOL These bottles always make me laugh, beautiful swatches girl!

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  8. I giggle every time I see these butt bottles!

    Great swatches and review :)

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  9. The bottles are so weird! I'm expecting them to revamp the brush handles now and make it look like a six-pk (for added ergonomic grip of course!). Love the colours but pricey for thin polish. That said I rly like the Pacific Rim and would probably get it if it wasn't über sheer and $8. This brand seems like Zoya in fancier packaging. Just my take (and in my world that's not a compliment bc Zoya is very hit and miss with their formula on different colours) .
    Now someone needs to create dollhead polish or shrunken voodoo zombie (doodoo zombie!) polish or something like that. A head bottle to match the lower half and hair is the handle. Or something.

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    1. LOL funny idea ;) They use to have different brushes/handles but these are much nicer! I guess to me $8 is moderately priced, but it really depends on what you normally pay for polish.

      Dollhead or voodoo polish could be funny, though there are already skulls lol

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