Friday, April 22, 2016

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics No Sleep Collection

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics is taking a deliciously moody direction for Spring and I am in love. This collection is inspired by some spooky stories, and when Emily is inspired we always end up with some magic.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics No Sleep Collection

(promotional samples ahead)


Ghost Orchids for Jason
This is a pale, ethereal grayish white holo filled with multichrome flakes. The myriad of sizes in the flakes gives this shade a complex, speckled appearance which is right on-trend this spring. The formula is a little heavier than the typical CNC jelly-ish, but I still only needed two coats plus Seche Vite for these pictures.

This was inspired by stories written by C.M. Scandreth and posted to r/nosleep here and here.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Ghost Orchids for Jason

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Ghost Orchids for Jason

Hunter's Moon
This is a Dr Pepper colored metallic holo filled with shifting multichrome flakes. This vampy shade applies so easy and smooth, and was perfectly opaque in two coats plus Seche Vite.

This was inspired by the stories of Manen Lyset and can be read here, here and here.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Hunter's Moon

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Hunter's Moon

Midnight Violence
This shockingly vampy indigo is too complex for words. Holo glitter, holo, multichrome flakes, a coppery flash and a super slick formula. If Space Jam had an inky sister, this shade would be it. This magical shade is deliciously opaque in two coats, and a layer of Seche Vite helps that violet glow.

This was inspired by the stories of Elias Witherow and can be read here, here, and here.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Midnight Violence

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Midnight Violence

The Kingdom
This is a deep cerulean holo filled with mulitchrome flakes and a green shimmering underbelly. The best description I have come up with is liquefied mermaid. This is exactly what it is. The formula has a slightly plastic feel, but it dries ultra glossy even without topper. I used two coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for safety.

This was inspired by Henry Galley and can be read here, here, and here.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics The Kingdom

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics The Kingdom

The Laws of Nature
This toasty sable holo has a delightful pink shift and a sprinkle of holo glitter...it's hard to describe. Its neutral and flashy and awesome and I can't even. It applies a bit like a metallic, and I might blot the top layer to obliterate streaks next time. It is just flawless though, and I only needed two coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for these photos.

This was inspired by As For Class.

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics The Laws of Nature

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics The Laws of Nature

This collection is finally available for purchase today at noon eastern in the Carpeshop. I think the whole collection is required, but The Kingdom and Midnight Violence are just to unique to be allowed to pass-by. Which one is your favorite?

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics No Sleep Collection


also, today is my youngest child's sixth birthday. She's a spooky kid, so I think this is a frighteningly appropriate post.

14 comments:

  1. Midnight Violence makes my heart go thump thump. Freaking awesome collection and the inspiration is so on point!

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  2. I need Midnight Violence, it is just stunning!

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  3. I can't wait to get these on my nails! The Laws of Nature is so right up my alley! They are all ridiculously stunning though, hard to pick just one favorite.

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  4. Just stunning all of them. I think my favorites are The Laws of Nature and Midnight Violence.

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  5. Oh wow...these are all bold, deep and beautiful! I love Ghost Orchids for Jason!

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  6. These are SUCH my jam! I love them all!

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  7. What a beautiful collection! I love the shape of the nail polish bottles -- very unique and different :-D

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  8. The Kingdom is my fave! Gorgeous swatches as always

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  9. The Kingdom has to be my favourite! Hope your little one had a good birthday.

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  10. In my country we have this odd custom of congratulating other people with someone's birthday, so I'd like to expose you to our strange customs by saying: Congrats on your youngest child's birthday!
    Also, I neeeeeeeeeeed Midnight Violence....

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  11. I like all of these, but Midnight Violence... Wow! It's so stunning!

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  12. These are simply stunning!

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