Friday, January 22, 2016

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Inspiration Collection

It is no secret that I am in love with Emily of Carpe Noctem Cosmetics. She was one of my very first indies and will always have a special place in my heart. Her friendly nature and easily accessible presence in the fangroup have made a lot of other folks fall for her too. Little did we know, she loved us all dearly right back. In fact, she was making polish inspired by some lucky ladies! And let me tell you, when that girl decides to go all out...well, lets just say that all of our wallets are going to hurt in 2016.
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Inspiration Collection

(promotional samples ahead)

Because She Danced to Space Jam
This polish is for Alfreda. She's a wacky girl, and this polish catches that so perfectly. This shade is so hard to describe. It is a cool teal green super holo with a pink-to-coppery gold underflash. And I swear there are flakes in there? Y'all. Just buy this one. I swear you won't be sorry. I used two coats + Seche Vite for the pictures below.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Because She Danced to Space Jam

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Because She Danced to Space Jam

Potato Queen
This shade was inspired by my darling dear Jenalyn  and it is fabulous. You guys know how I feel about fuchsias...so I will not wax too poetic about it. Suffice to say, it is amazing. Two thin coats and I was happy as a clam.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Potato Queen

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Potato Queen

Madame Doudou
This shade was inspired by the lovely Schette, everyone's favorite European indie blogger. It is a deep-but-soft periwinkle blue holo with a gold underflash, holo glitter, and multichrome flakes. The formula is the standard magic jelly CNC holo formula: just this side of creamy. I used two thin coats + SV for the pictures below.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Madame Doudou

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics

My Nurse Has Sparkles
This shade was inspired by the lovely Ali T. It is a cacaphony of awesome. I can't even describe it. Purple glitter, holo, red, blue, violet micro glitters....sigh. It is magic. It has that ethereal squish that Emily does so well, and I only needed two coats for the pictures below.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics My Nurse Has Sparkles

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics My Nurse Has Sparkles

Classy as Fuck
This glorious deep red shade was inspired by the Polished Hippy. It is a deep, vibrant red holo filled with holo sparks and glitters. It has the slighted pinkish-red flash at certain angles and a warm blood-red at others. It applies like a dream and I used two thin coats + SV for the pictures below.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Classy as Fuck

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Classy as Fuck

Who Puts Sticks Up Their Butts
This pale warm mint is inspired by my salty soul mate Cate of AlltheGreenPolish on instagram. It is the perfect color for her, and I can't wait to see it on her angry little fingers. It is a soft minty holo with multichrome flakes and I used two normal coats + SV for the pictures below.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Who Puts Sticks Up Their Butts

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Who Puts Sticks Up Their Butts

Orion
This mysterious deep green is inspired by Jenny. It is a jelly-ish holo filled with holo glitter and silver flakes. It also has a soft warm green flash at certain angles and applies like a silk dress. I used just two thin coats + SV for these pictures. 

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Orion

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Orion

It looks like Emily and Carpe Noctem are starting 2016 with a real bang. If this is what she is starting the year with...what the hell does she possibly have in store for us later? I can't wait to find out.






30 comments:

  1. Because She Danced to Space Jam is screaming my name!!! :)

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  2. I got two of these in the preorder, can't wait for them to come!!!

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  3. My husband always says I am so hard to shop for and I just don't get it. He could just buy me this and I would be so thrilled!

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  4. Because She Danced to Space Jam is so gorgeous. Holy crap. It has so much dimension and definition in that finish.

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  5. What a cool idea! I love My Nurse has Sparkles & Who Puts Sticks up their Butts :)

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  6. Come to Mama! Classy as Fuck and Orion are gorgeous!

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  7. This entire collection is stunning

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    1. it really is. What a way to start the new year.

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  8. I love the greens and the purples but not the pink and red. My favorites are Because She Danced to Space Jam and Madame Doudou. I don't know if I would wear Because She Danced to Space Jam and I don't know WHY but I buy these colors and then end up not wearing them often. Madame Doudou though!!! I LOOOOOOVE these shades and always end up loving them all on my nails. My Nurse Has Sparkles is a great color in the bottle but I always end up disliking how they look with my skin tone which is sad because I still always buy these shades. And that's the end of my super long opinion on these, lol.

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    1. Sometimes I buy polish just because it looks lovely in the bottle. I admit it.

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  9. Because She Danced to Space Jam and Orion might be the reasons I am trying this brand SOON! Like woah, these are amazing.

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    1. I want to see Space Jam on you. Like yesterday.

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  10. These are all lovely. Not heard of this brand before.

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    1. be afraid for your wallet then. CNC is addictive.

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  11. I can't even pick a favorite - these all need to come home with me!

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  12. Oh my. This whole collection is incredible!

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  13. This is the brand to watch in 2016, IMO.

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    1. I definitely agree. I think Emily is making a point to shake the earth this year.

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