Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean, Shift Happens & Street Magic Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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I have 3 oldies but goodies from Girly Bits to show you tonight… her 3 shade shifter top coats!  These are actually part of her Core Line, and have been for a few years now.

These 3 shades look best over darker colors to really show their gorgeous shifts, but I decided to also layer it over a sheer white shade to show them as well.

Before we get to the polishes, I wanted to show what base colors I used.

Girly Bits January Morning

January Mornings Tilt

For all of the swatches over a lighter base, I used another Girly Bits classic… January Morning.  A beautiful sheer white jelly base with gorgeous iridescent shimmer within.  I used 3 coats of January Morning for each photo where it is used.

Zoya Dovima


I used Zoya Dovima as a base for all of the photos over a black base.  I used 2 coats of Dovima for each photo.  You will see more of Dovima in an upcoming Zoya Matte Velvets review.

Shade Shifter over Dovima

Shift Happens Tilt b

Shift Happens is a sheer purple to red to golden orange shifting top coat.  I used 1 coat over Dovima.

Shift Happens side b

Shift Happens CU b

Shift Happens AL b

Shift Happens over January Morning

Shift Happens Tilt W

Shift Happens over January Morning adds a nice wash of red and gold shimmer to the white base.  Very delicate feel to it.

Shift Happens side w

Shift Happens CU w

Shift Happens AL w

Street Magic over Dovima

Street Magic Tilt b

Street Magic is a sheer green to bronze shimmer shifting top coat.  I used 1 coat over Zoya Dovima for these photos.

Street Magic Side side b

Street Magic CU b

Street Magic AL b

Street Magic over January Morning

Street Magic Tilt w

I really liked the look of Street Magic over January Morning.  It added a nice golden shimmer to it and a sheer wash of green.

Street Magic Side w

Street Magic CU w

Street Magic AL w

Cosmic Ocean over Zoya Dovima

Cosmic Ocean Tilt b

Cosmic Ocean is a sheer violet to blue to green shimmery shifting top coat.  This is probably my favorite of the 3.  I used 1 coat over Dovima.

Cosmic Ocean side b

Cosmic Ocean CU b

Cosmic Ocean AL b

Cosmic Ocean over January Morning

Cosmic Ocean Tilt w

I loved this combo together.  Cosmic Ocean over January Morning adds a light wash of blue over the white jelly base.  I used 1 coat over January Morning.

Cosmic Ocean side w

Cosmic Ocean CU w

Cosmic Ocean AL w


All 3 of these are beautiful and are great to transition shades both light and dark.  Not everyone likes applying glitters to spruce up a mani, so these are perfect alternatives.  All 3 applied beautifully and will be used a LOT from me.

Price: $12.00 Each

Where To Buy: 

The Girly Bits Website

Girly Bits Nail Lacquer is carried all over the world! Please check their Authorized Distributors for your favorite Girly Bits Nail Lacquer. Visit their sites for product availablity, release dates, pricing and shipping information.

Llarowe (USA) | Harlow & Co. (Canada) | Mei Mei’s Signatures (Singapore) | Overall Beauty (USA) | Femme Fatale (Austalia) | Foxy Fingertips (Denmark) | Maria Gastadeira (Brazil) | Rainbow Connection (United Kingdom)

Do you own any of these lovely shade shifting colors from Girly Bits?

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Jenny Gilmore October 19, 2014 - 9:13 pm

I’ve had my bottles of these babies for years…they were among my very first indie purchases and they are all well loved. I’ve never tried them over white, but they look so cool that way! I love them over everything though!

Lothwen October 20, 2014 - 5:43 am

They are super pretty and I like how they can be applied both over dark AND light!

Patatina069 October 20, 2014 - 6:23 am

Both version are very nice but I think I prefer the color over dark base

Jessica October 20, 2014 - 6:43 am

Shift Happens has to be my favorite, I love how it looks in the sun and in the shade! :)

The Dalai Lama's Nails October 20, 2014 - 7:04 am

Cosmic Ocean is beyond gorgeous!

The Mercurial Magpie October 20, 2014 - 7:57 am

Wow, these are so versatile! I think Cosmic Ocean is my favorite.

Lustrous Lacquer October 20, 2014 - 8:13 am

Surprisingly the only one of these I had heard of before was Shift happens and it’s my least facorite of the trio. Dont get me wrong it’s a gorgeous polish but I have 2 like it already in my collection so it feels less unique to me. Also I like them layered over the lighter base almost as much as I do the darker one. Cosmis Ocean is my absolute favorite of the 3.

Dani FromPolishwithLove October 20, 2014 - 11:16 am

All 3 of these are absolutely amazing!! I love that you also chose to show them over a lighter base too!! All of the combos are gorgeous but Street Magic over Dovima? DED.

Nicole Cothran October 20, 2014 - 11:32 am

I loooove Street Magic! I like how you showed them over a light base – most people just show shifters over black or dark. Great swatches!!

Simona October 20, 2014 - 12:10 pm

I can’t pick a favourite! They are all so gorgeous!

Jenna October 20, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Believe it or not I’m kinda obsessed with the toppers over January Morning! I like the subtle shift. Beautiful swatches!

Novi October 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Cosmic Ocean was my first GB and my first indie polish! I think I also need Shift Happens.

Marisa - Hey, Darling Polish October 20, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Wow, these are gorgeous!! I love Shift Happens and Cosmic Ocean!

kelliegonzo October 21, 2014 - 7:18 am

I only have one GB polish right now but I definitely need more of them! Beautiful swatches!

Lara Leaf October 25, 2014 - 6:15 am

Thank you so much for doing this, especially over those two polishes. I usually do toppers like this over darker colors, but I love how they look over January Morning! I like the subtleness of those manis.

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