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Hello! I have a day off today for the Columbus Day!
Today I have some awesome new polishes from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics! Her Halloween/Samhain collection consists of a total of 8 different polishes, split into 2 collections: Halloween and Samhain. I will have the Halloween collection up first and then the Samhain Collection up later today! There were a lot of surprise likes for me in this collection! Read on to see my favorites!
First up is Fright Night, which you already saw used in some cute 8 legged nail art here.
This is a tough one to describe.
Fright Night is in a jelly-like base, but is more like a glitter bomb - packed with gray pigment and some spectra flair! My favorite part about this glitter is the red holographic glitters floating around in it like blood. It went on a bit spotty the first coat, but I was able to achieve full opacity with 2 coats. I did use a thicker second coat. Topped with 1 coat of NYC topcoat.
Here I matted it with Sephora by OPI matte. I loved this matted!
Surprisingly, this wasn't too much of a nightmare to take off!
It wasn't quite as difficult as a glitter bomb would be to remove.
Next up is Candy Corn.
I like the polish Candy Corn a lot better than I like the actual candy haha.
This glitter topper is made up of yellow, white, light orange and dark orange squares and hexes!
I loved all the different sizes and shapes of glitter.
I swatched this as 1 coat over Julep Valerie with 1 coat of NYC topcoat.
A second coat would have easily added a bunch of extra glitters, but I liked the more subtle look over the green!
Next up is This is Halloween.
This was absolutely a surprise favorite for me. When I saw this orange, I was shaking my head a little. Orange hardly ever looks good on me! You can see in the bottle, this orange is a light, milky shade. I really wanted to make this pop so I layered 2 coats over 1 coat of OPI Chop-Sticking to my Story, a burnt sienna shade of orange with 1 coat of NYC topcoat.
This is Halloween is a jelly in a light orange base. Suspended throughout are black (and less noticeable green) hexes and squares with a touch of holographic glitter. This went on smooth and evenly!
I loved this one and used it as an accent nail for some Halloween Nail Art. Follow me on IG @PossiblyChrista to see it!
Last, but not least in the Halloween half of this collection is The Blob.
I knew right off the bat this was going to be a cute color! I don't like visible nail line, so I swatched 2 coats of The Blob over 1 coat of Orly La Vida Loca with 1 coat of NYC topcoat! La Vida Loca really made this color nice and bright. It could easily be swatched over a lighter or more subtle pink/purple to tone it down.
BAM! Check out the large holographic dot! The Blob is a magenta jelly with a whole mess of purple matte, holos and metallic glitters. There are also violet, purple and fuchsia dots mixed in! It was pretty tough to get more than 1 of the dots out at a time, but I was able to get at least one on each finger. Which for big chunky glitter, that is best case scenario!
Overall, I absolutely loved Fright Night and This is Halloween. Those 2 polishes were definitely the most Halloweenie for me, and I have used them both in some Halloween themed manicures already.
You all know that I am a huge fan of Carpe Noctem and I own more of her polish than anyone else's. BUT I like that her polish comes in 3 sizes and is super affordable!
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See the second half of the collection here.
Are you ready for Halloween? Do you have a manicure and costume ready?
**Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by their manufacturer for my unbiased review. I covered the cost of shipping the samples. Please see my Disclaimer page for more info**