Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics The Forest Collection

(promotional samples ahead)

It wouldn't be Halloween without a little something from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, and you know that Ms Emily would never disappoint us. This season the theme is Forest...and it is beautiful.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Forest Collection

(I'm sorry for the lack of glorious sun shots in this post. We actually had a rain-producing storm roll through! It was much needed, and I am grateful...but it does put a wee crimp in my holo-enjoying-plans. As penance, I will feed myself to zombies immediately.)

I Come From the Forest
This is a metallic soft emerald green holo with a gentle dusting of cool green flakes. On my cool toned skin it has a decidedly warm caste, and I love it. This could be a definite season-spanner. The formula is the typical CNC perfection and I used two coats + Seche Vite for the pictures below.


Carpe Noctem Cosmetics I Come From the Forest

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics I Come From the Forest


Faerie Synthesis
This one is possibly the most perfect yellow-green ever. It is exactly the color of fresh growth on evergreens, and it makes me feel like spring is looming. It is a delectable jelly formula and is filled with delicate scattered holo and multichrome flakes. I only needed two coats + SV for the pictures below. 

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Faerie Synthesis

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Faerie Synthesis

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Faerie Synthesis

Snowfall Serenity
Oh my. I have a thing for luminous white shades like this. They are so hard to find and find a good one. This is a pale, pearly white/blue creamy-jelly holo dusted with pale gold flakes. It reminds me of the Moon on a cold Fall night. I imagine if we had snow around here, it would probably be reminiscent of that too...I used two average coats + SV and I was ready to rock.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Snowfall Serenity

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Snowfall Serenity

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Snowfall Serenity

Canyon Copper
This is a medium orange jelly holo with iridescent flakes peeking out here and there. This is probably the best "pumpkin orange" non creme polish I have come across. It has a subtle pink flash which gives it that luminosity that usually only natural things have. I used two coats + SV for the pictures below.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Canyon Copper

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Canyon Copper

Foliage in Flames
Two oranges in one collection? But of course! Except this one is a warm, yellow-leaning holo in the standard CNC formulation. I spied gold flakes shimmering throughout, and added to the scattered holo it really gave the feeling of Jack-O-Lanterns. I used two normal coats + SV here, and I couldn't be happier. That jelly-holo glow...

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Foliage in Flames

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Foliage in Flames

Burning Bushes
For those who don't know how crazy I am, lemme just tell you a secret: I take notes while I swatch. I jot down things about the finish, smell, color, etc...and for this shade I have more than five different color descriptors. This is a red-orange/bright rust/hot tamale red shade...but looking at it now, I think it reminds me of cinnabar. Tl;dr it is an unusual-but-seasonally-appropriate Fall shade. It has a strong holo as well as gold flakes. I used two coats + SV, and it glowed like crazy. I don't think this polish can be judged by pictures...you'd better just buy it so you can see for yourself. 

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Burning Bushes

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Burning Bushes

This whole collection is just amazing. I don't know how Emily manages to think up new and amazing shades over and over again. I think, if I had to pick just two...I'd pick Faerie Synthesis and Burning Bushes. But that is only if I were forced at knife-point. I think those two would stand out in any proper hoarders collection and be a good intro to the CNC brand if you haven't tried these yet. Which one is your favorite?


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22 comments:

  1. Snowfall Serenity and Burning Bushes are my favorites of the bunch. BB is so perfectly fall.

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  2. Canyon Copper and Burning Bushes just might make me finally make my first CNC purchase! :) That orange!!!!

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    1. Burning Bushes would be amazing with your coloring.

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  3. Ooh they're all gorgeous but I really love Canyon Copper!

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    1. I don't think I could pick a favorite.

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  4. These are all nice, the reds my fav though

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    1. I think mine too...but I can't be sure.

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  5. I can't believe I don't own any polishes from this brand yet. The yellow-green and soft gray are my personal favorites.

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    1. let that yellow-green be your first. It is such a crazy-unique shade, and the application is to-die-for.

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  6. I need to try this brand. Those oranges and the red slay me.

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  7. What a beautiful collection!!! Dont have anything from this brand I might need to fix that

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    1. you should try out her holos. They are deliciously squishy

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  8. Beautiful collection. Another indie you have turned me to and I have no regrets with them so far. Definitely need to grab that yellow-green one.

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    1. shes got a more citron yellow coming too. And yay! I'm glad CNC is on your radar now.

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  9. That mustard intrigues me. I'm completely drawn in.

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    1. isnt it the most unlikely favorite? I'm rethinking all of my polish-related values now.

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  10. That green! Ahhhhhh I just love holos with flakies. This whole collection is so my jam. Fantastic swatches.

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  11. Such a great collection! I Come From the Forest is gorgeous, and so is Canyon Copper... and Burning Bushes. Who am I kidding? I love them all!!!

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  12. Canyon Copper and Burning Bushes are beautiful! I also like I Come From the Forest...ok, maybe I love it.

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  13. as always, coveting your nails. I Come From the Forest is amazing!!!

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