Bee's Knees Our Lord Uncanny

Bee's Knees has been releasing one stunner after another, with really interesting things in mystery bags and regular releases alike.  This pretty was still sitting on my mani table, ready to be filed away into the drawer that holds all my Clarins 230-type shifty shimmer polishes, and demanded to be worn first instead.

Bee's Knees Our Lord Uncanny
indoor, CF lighting
Bee's Knees released Our Lord Uncanny originally as a former mystery polish, but then brought back the fan faves for direct purchase last month.  It's described as a "grape purple" and does indeed look purple in the bottle, but on the nail, Uncanny is closer to fuchsia or wine.  The holo sparkles evident in the bottle shot are very much on the nail as well, but while they were described as small glitters, they laid flat and came off without any scrubbing at all.

Bee's Knees Our Lord Uncanny
window-filtered daylight
Translucent blue-green-aqua flakies are more apparent in the bottle than on the nail, also, so all in all this is a polish that looks a little different than expected in several ways... while being beautiful start to finish.

Bee's Knees Our Lord Uncanny
outdoor, shady daylight
The holo glitter/dust/etc was nicely prominent in this jelly formula, and though I'd caved into buying yet another purple 'unicorn pee' polish (*can't* *say* *no*), this one truly is unique in both color and overall look.  The green flash I love with this shimmer is there, but not as in-your-face prominent as with some others.

Bee's Knees Our Lord Uncanny
window-filtered daylight
I was inspired by the manis posted by a fellow Bee's Knees fan in the facebook group that often feature a white accent nail reverse-stamped using the same color as on the rest of her nails.  With this last order, BK sent out a free gift with purchase, a nicely opaque white crème polish called A Mantis Shrimp's Favorite Color, so I decided to give her style a go.  I'm showing 2 coats of white and 3 of Uncanny, then stamped one of the feather patterns from BM-S181 using a white stamping polish, with the feather fronds filled in with Uncanny over the accent nail.  The feather's details and edges got a bit lost in the white-over-white, and I probably should have stamped in gold for the whole thing, but I very much liked the 2-tone simplicity.

Bee's Knees Our Lord Uncanny
indoor, bright CF lighting
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars.  The formula is smooth and easy to work with, and wears rather well for a jelly.  The shimmer is gorgeous, and while I could wish the flakies were more evident, the holo sparkle provides plenty of contrasting visual interest.

Where to buy:  direct from Bee's Knees, or check with one of her stockists.

~Michelle

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