Saturday, September 7, 2013
Shining like Northern Star Polish - Part 1
Hi girls! I have some really special polishes to share with you today! I reviewed FIVE Northern Star polishes, four from the new collection for Halloween and one oldie but goodie that's making a comeback. I've split up my review in two blog posts, you know, because I talk a lot...
Northern Star is a US based brand, created by Kristin and made with love. Full sized polishes are 15ml/0.5 oz and they come in these neat boxes with a name sticker on top. Looks naaiiizzz, right? The Northern Star Polishes are 4-free, which means they don't contain DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde-resin. They're also cruelty-free and vegan friendly. I spotted THREE stainless steel balls in the polishes, which makes mixing in the glitters really easy. They don't really settle much, but a quick roll will help getting them to float around.
If you think five layers is a bit too much to your liking, I'll have a surprise for you later. Read on, I dare ya...
She applied beautifully, no problems there. The bottles have a nice wide brush that picks up the polish really well. Drying time was excellent, despite the warm weather we've been having. I'd say that's a really good quality in a polish!
No fishing for red glitter was required, somehow the perfect amount of glitter got on my nail. I couldn't see them in the red jelly so fishing would have been a no-go anyways. Just give the polish a quick roll and you should have easy polishing!
The red sparkles are barely visible in this pics, but I have a macro shot that shows them beautifully!
To sum up: both Bella Morte and Macabre Delight are gorgeous jellies that take a few more coats to reach opacity. They are smooth and shiny and will give you wet dreams about easy application for a week! I love the sparkle and little surprises that both these polishes have, they are just gorgeous!
The Northern Star Halloween collection will be released on September 15th at noon Central time. Full sized polishes are 15ml/0.5 oz and cost $8,50 and minis come in 9ml/0.3 oz size and are sold for $5,50 per bottle. They will be available in the Northern Star Etsy shop, you can also follow this brand on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with news, restocks and sales!
Stay tuned for part 2 of my review!
I received all of the polishes in this article as a press sample for an honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.