Friday, September 13, 2013

Northern Star: Halloween Collection

My birthday is right around the corner and after that comes the Fall season. I love how the leaves all turn different shades on the trees, how the weather is milder, the smell of rain and the extra hour of sleep I get after Halloween! I'm so ready for it, how about you?

With thoughts of Halloween in mind, I'm sharing some polishes today that Kristin from Northern Star Polish sent to me for review. I think they're a great mix of finishes and colors so there is surely something for everyone! Lets have a look!

Phantasmagoric is an absolutely stunning teal polish with a pink, purple, and blue color shifting shimmer. It is a very sheer polish so I wore about five coats on its own. This would also be great over a dark teal or navy blue base.

Bella Morte is a deep red jelly with purple and red glitters/shimmers. I used two coats over one coat of Essie Fishnet Stockings. Bella Morte is the perfect slightly vampy slightly sparkly red for halloween!

Macabre Delight is a blue leaning purple jelly with green and purple glitter in various shapes and sizes. Love those squares! And do you see the teeny shimmer in it? I love that! This one is my favorite of the four, it has that jelly squish to it and my two favorite colors. :)
I wore two coats over Revlon Modern Grace which was a perfect undie for it.

This shimmery chocolate looking delight is called Twisted Treat. It's a black crelly with teeny orange shimmer but my sweet tooth thinks it looks like sparkly treats! All that shimmer and sparkle is only one coat of Twisted Treat which I layered over WnW black cream.

There is at least one other polish in her collection called Pumpkinlicious which you can see a swatch of at The Lazy Laquerista's blog. Its a green and orange glitter topper in a clear base.

The application and formula for this whole set was really smooth and easy and I also really like the bottle shape. Its wider at the bottom, so I didn't worry about tipping it at all. The brushes are the flat style which I have really been liking because it gives me a nice corner to make the line near the cuticle easily.

Speaking of cuticles, Kristin also sent a tube of her cuticle oil to me as a gift for doing the review but I have to mention it. I've been using the oil since August and I can see the difference in how moisturized my cuticle area is staying as compared to how it was before I started using it.
I found myself reaching for it every time I polished my nails. It absorbs fairly quick and is not shiny or greasy which is perfect because I like to shoot my photos after I moisturize. I have the Lime Ginger scent which smells great and she has several other scents.

I didn't think to take before and after photos, so I am sorry I don't have those for you. But if you haven't found a cuticle moisturizer you love yet, give hers a try. I'm sure you'll like the results!

The whole Halloween set launches on Sunday, September 15th at noon central at the Northern Star Polish Etsy Shop in both full-size or mini bottles. You can follow the brand on facebook for future updates and restocks.

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  1. Wow, love this. An understated, but still really fun, Halloween collection! Very adult, but still festive. :)

    1. Aren't they though? And they can totally be jazzed up with the glitter topper, Pumpkinlicious, (not pictured) if you prefer!
      I also really love that her bottles are printed, no label to worry about!

  2. I need Phantasmagoric!! Just for the name alone.. Phantasmagoria is one of my favorite words <3

    1. :D I was tickled when I saw the name of it too! :)
      It reminded me of the Disney Haunted Mansion in France. How I long to go there one day!

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    1. Gorgeous isn't it? It reminds me of the Godiva dark chocolate truffles with cocoa powder sprinkled on top, I think they're the espresso truffles. NOMS. lol


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