Sunday, September 8, 2013
Shining like Northern Star Polish - Part 2
To cut to the chase and just start buying every polish Northern Star has in her shop, click HERE, although the Halloween collection won't be available until September 15th at noon Central time. But you have a sneak preview of the gorgeous polishes that make up this collection, right here! Click 'read more' to continue!
The shimmer is like fire on my nails!
Excellent drying time, no bubbles, self-leveling and just a straight-up dream to apply. There's nothing else I can say!
WARNING: the danger of watching your nails all day while wearing this polish is a very real possibility!
Most people didn't get what the brown squigglies were doing there. Those are pumpkin branches, in case you didn't know either. I was trying to spice up my drawing and make it look less like something a kid would draw.
Is the word pumpkin starting to look weird to you as well?
This gorgeous shifty polish is Phantasmagoric. It's a teal jelly with a shimmer that flashes blue/purple in different lighting. It took 5 coats to reach opacity but it was SO worth it!
This is by far my favorite polish in of the five I got to review. Phantasmagoric is amazingly smooth, self-leveling, it looks beautiful and shiny and it keeps my eyes drifting towards the polish all day.
I love the name too, by the way, it keeps a balance between ghosts and wizardry. I tried to add a nail art ghost but it was such a failure that I don't want to show you!
Here I layered it over OPI Tomorrow Never Dies. It's a dark blue/purplish kind of color, Phantasmagoric makes it a bit lighter and adds the gorgeous shifty effect to it. I really really love this combo, it's very chique yet fun.
Different layering combos will make the shimmer stand out differently, so the possibilities are endless!
What surprised me most about this layering combo, and I do mean surprised in a very very good way, was that there was no streakiness or weird bald patches. I have that problem with certain duochromes that are better layered over a dark color, because they don't make a nice even coat over light colors. No problem for this fantabulous polish, no way!
That concludes my review of the Northern Star Halloween collection! Don't forget to check out part 1 of my review as well! To recap: Phantasmagoric is my very favorite of these five polishes, but I think that's obvious by now! I experienced no application problems with the polishes whatsoever, they were smooth, shiny, self-leveling and non-bubbling.
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!
I had a blast playing with these polishes! Thank you Kristin, for sharing your passion with us!
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.