Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer + Carpe Noctem Cosmetics: Winter 2015 Duos

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics and Octopus Party Nail Lacquer are two brands with very different styles. I admit to being curious when I heard they were doing a winter/new year duo. And let me tell you guys, it was fabulous. 

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer + Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
(promotional samples ahead)
Fireside Songs
So when Emily decides to go all out, apparently she means all out...everywhere. (You guys will see what I mean soon enough). This shade is like a Dr Pepper can went supernova on your fingertips. There is a strong linear holo beside holo glitter and I swear I see holo flakes in there.  It also has a lightly metallic underbelly that seems to shift from violet to copper. I used two thin coats + SV for these pictures.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Fireside Songs

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Fireside Songs

Steel Wolf 
Steel Wolf is the shade of wet cement...if wet cement had tiny flecks, a strong holo, and a faint coppery-blush flash at extreme angles. It applies like we all expect an OPNL to at this point, and I only used two coats + SV for these pictures.

OPNL Steel Wolf

OPNL Steel Wolf

And to finish it (and keep with my pattern thus far) I did a little art! Nothing too serious, just a bit of stamping with a plate from LadyQueen that I am reviewing. The CNC stamps fairly well, but the OPNL just isn't strong enough to overcome the holobomb. I bet it would work well enough over a cream. 

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer + Carpe Noctem Cosmetics

Sadly, this duo is now sold out. I posted a lot about it on instagram this weekend (sorry about that if you weren't interested) because I knew I'd never get the posts up before the sale. You might be able to find some on the resale market, which we encourage in The Octosquad. Come join us. I am a benevolent god. 


14 comments:

  1. This is the one I purchased! I'm so excited!!!

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  2. =( <--- Those are all my sads that I didn't see this sooner. Gray is my "neutral" and I don't have nearly enough of them.

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  3. Gorgeous, especially Fireside Song. I loled at Super Nova Dr Pepper can.

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  4. This is such a fantastic duo! Both colours are so striking!

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  5. After passing on them last year and still living with regret, I got them all this year.

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  6. Fireside Songs is totally Dr. Pepper. So glad I'm not the only one who saw that. LOL!

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  7. I adore the Carpe Noctem Cosmetics shade, right up my alley!

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  8. There's something about Steel wolf! Love it

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