Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “turquoise jelly, accented with bright yellow-golden hexes and squares … plus gold shimmer.” It’s a cool-toned, aqua blue turquoise with square and hexagon-shaped gold shimmer (that turns almost green when it gets covered with the base color) and a fine dusting of gold shimmer. I applied two coats of polish, as the brand advised, and it was semi-opaque and had that signature squishy, slightly translucent jelly look. I couldn’t think of any dupes (not even just a turquoise jelly!).

Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.)is described as a “bright, squishy cherry red jelly, silver squares in two different sizes and smaller silver hexes.” It’s a brightened, pinky-red jelly base with silver-hued, square-shaped glitters in medium and small size, plus small silver hexagon-shaped glitters. The brand applied three thin coats in their preview swatches, so I followed suit on my ringer finger and did two more medium coats on the rest of my nails, and a third coat would give you a squishier look, though opacity is still very much as expected for a jelly with two regular coats–slightly translucent with good glitter dispersion and coverage. It looks a bit pinker, whereas it becomes a juicier red with three thin coats. Neither of these are dupes, but they were the closest that I could think of: L’Oreal The Queen’s Might doesn’t have glitter and isn’t a jelly (but it has a similar pink-red coloring) and Cult Nails Captivated has gold glitter. See comparison swatches.

Star Tropics Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep, squishy blue jelly, silver squares in two different sizes and smaller silver hexes.” It’s a darkened, medium-dark navy blue jelly base with large and medium, silver, square-shaped glitters and then smaller hexagon-shaped silver glitters. The brand showed three thin coats in their preview swatches, which is what I did with my ring and pinky fingernails, and then two medium coats on my middle finger, and finally, two thin coats on my index finger (so hopefully you have a good idea of the coverage!). The blue looks its densest and richest with three thin coats, and it definitely looks squishier that way, too. There was good glitter coverage every which way I tried, and it was easy to apply. I don’t know of any polishes (from what I’ve seen, of course!) that is like this, but these were all shades that were similar to the base color (but not so much the jelly finish): MAC Blue Gaze, MAC Breezy Blue, Illamasqua Force, China Glaze Manhunt, and Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like. See comparison swatches.

All three had consistency that were typical for jelly finishes–slightly thicker than the average polish but not too thick or goopy.  I noticed that Bisbee 2.0 was slightly thicker than the other two.  They applied without pooling along the edges, and I found the glitter was actually very easy to apply, as it dispersed evenly as I normally applied the polish–I didn’t have to push and prod it into place to get it across the nail. Star Tropics can look a little uneven if it’s too sheer, though it didn’t seem actually streaky, but I think with the way the glitter is suspended in the polish, it gives that look. From the Hare Polishes I’ve tried thus far, they’ve lasted a week with minor tip wear.

These three in particular will be restocked shortly, and for those who’ve wanted to try out Hare, they’ve also done a major restock of the rest of their range, too, in their Etsy shop.

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Bisbee 2.0

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Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Leap Light Year Nail Lacquer
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Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Star Tropics Nail Lacquer

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9 thoughts on “Hare Polish Bisbee 2.0, Leap Light Year, Star Tropics Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I have Bisbee and it’s just the right amount of glitter..plus the colour is fab too :)

  2. I don’t love sparkly polish (hell, I refuse to wear anything outside of the nudes/reds spectrum on my nails), but I might have to buy a bottle just for the bunny rabbit design. It’s adorable!

    • Avatar of Misty Meems

      Hare makes polishes in the nude and red spectrum too. :) Look for Rusty Hearts, maybe you’d like that. It’s less sparkly/glittery and more subtle. Also Return to Nature might be appealing; it’s sparkly but it’s a nude and more subdued. I love the formula on these NPs, I have 5 now and can’t wait to get more!

  3. Bisbee is right up my alley when it comes to the color of the base, but for some reason I’m just not loving it. Perhaps it is one those “prettier in person” types.

  4. Bisbee is so cute! I have been thinking of trying Hare Polish & now I’m really tempted!

  5. Isa

    So cute nail polish :)

  6. Katie

    I’m going to check out this brand. I like that the polishes are unique and the prices are reasonable. I get irritated when indie brands charge up the a** for polish!

  7. I love the color of Bisbee!

  8. Bisbee looks adorable on you!