Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso

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Emily from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics is a damned genius. How many times have I typed that? I bet it is more than once. She makes some amazingly beautiful polishes, and the new version of Calypso is no exception.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso
Calypso is a softly grayed lavender  holo with a pink flash. I used two average coats and threw a layer of SV on top. No brush strokes, no bumpies, no crazieness. That makes me a happy girl!

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso

In the sun, this shade somehow manages to cool off a bit, which is witchcraft. That slightly gray tinge turns into a delightful smoked out blue and the pink flash sings with the addition of sunlight. The holo is a delicate and tasteful addition and doesn't overpower the unusual color. I feel like this is going to be a popular color around these parts come springtime.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso

So there ya go! I don't have the original Calypso, but I can't imagine it being better than this. This seems like the pinnacle of purple polishes. And yes, I do love alliterations. 

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13 comments:

  1. Always alliterate when available.

    I love the pink flash in this. Stunning.

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    1. alliterations are always actively amazing.

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  2. I keep saying I'm not a purple fan, and you keep trying to prove me wrong. This is stunning! I love it so much inside. Super unique.

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    1. Im trying and trying and trying...

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  3. Man, I didn't realize she reformulated this until today. I love this shade. So yeah, a pm may have gone out to SELL ME ALL THE REFORMS, haha!

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    1. She is really tightening up her game these days. I didn't think these shades could get better...and then they did.

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  4. I love your nails! Something about them always makes me smile.

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  5. Oh wow. This is amazing. Who would have thought I couldn't love a "grayed lavender" so much? Gorgeous!

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    1. I wish that everyone would make these grayed-out shades. I love them

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  6. I love a good dusty purple and this one is gorgeous!

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