Friday, October 21, 2016

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. I don't give two flat cents what some stupid song says. I try to do something special each year to commemorate my favorite holiday, and while this year isn't as big and extravagant as last year...it is still pretty special. I teamed up with Francine of B Polished/The Polished Mommy to create something amazing. 

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom


(promotional samples ahead)

Lethe (pronounced Lēthē) is one of the five rivers in the Underworld in Greek Mythology. It is considered the river  of forgetfulness. Souls were made to drink from the river before reincarnation so that they would forget their past lives. It bordered Elysium, and was said to lull the dead to rest. It was even mentioned by Dante in The Divine Comedy. Tl;dr it helps you forget...like Space Honey

Lethe is also the goddess of forgetfulness and oblivion. (Perfect for me, really.) She is a daughter of Eris, and definitely the least miserable of all her sisters.

Reading stories and snippets about this goddess definitely gave me a ghostly feeling. I told Francine what I was kinda looking for...and somehow she managed to create something perfectly magical. This pale sea glass blue holo has tiny silvery flakes and a soft green shine. The slightly metallic formula is really nice, and I used three coats here plus a layer of Seche Vite for opacity. It was pretty opaque at two coats...but better safe than sorry.

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom
oh my god THE SUN
B Polished Lethe | The Halloween 2016 Custom

Now for the good part! Normally, my Halloween offerings tend to be One-or-Two of a kind, but not this year. This shade came out so perfectly in tune with what I had in mind that it will be available for sale, albeit in very limited quantities, once my giveaway is over. Oh...and did I mention that there will be a second giveaway in the B Polished Fan Group on facebook? Yeah...even when we go small, we go big around here.

So enter! Good luck! I'll be announcing the winner next week!



33 comments:

  1. My fav mythological character is Pallas Athena since she is the Goddess of Wisdom & Wit!

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  2. My favorite mythological character would have to be Madusa! :)
    This is a gorgeous polish btw!

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  3. I don't know if I've ever given mythical characters that much thought. I guess to go 100% true Oregonian I would have to say Bigfoot. That bamf has managed to stay hidden forever. I respect that.

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  4. Not sure who my favorite is.... They are all pretty badly behaved. But you guys did a great job on this polish - thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

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  5. I don't think I have ever given this much though. However that polish is gorgeous!

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  6. This polish is so stunning! I don't have a favourite mythological character, though :(

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  7. Prometheus did us a solid and paid for it rather severely, I suppose the least I could do in return would be call him my favorite.

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  8. Such a beautiful polish!
    I can't choose! If I absolutely had to pick, I guess I'd pick either Isis, The Morrigan, or Hecate.

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  9. Dionysus, because I LOVE wine!

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  10. I can't pick one lol
    Poseidon
    Aphrodite
    Athena
    Demeter

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  11. I like the story of Achilles...but mostly because I ruptured my achilles and then looked it up and learned about the mythology! HAHA

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  12. Absolutely stunning and what a perfect name

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  13. I've always loved Greek mythology so it's hard to choose one, but I've always loved Nyx. I really think she nailed it with that polish. Love it!

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  14. This shade is gorgeous!
    As for fave mythological character, I don't really have one. I love Greek and Egyptian mythology in particular so one of those I'm sure, lol!

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  15. My favorite isn't of Greek mythology, but of Scottish folklore and it's a Brownie. My great grandfather used to tell me stories of the faeries in his very thick Scottish brogue, when I was little and hearing about the Brownies was always my favorite.

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  16. This is a beautiful polish!! It's perfect for the Lethe. :) my favorite character in mythology is definitely Orpheus.

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  17. Mine comes from Inuit (Eskimo) mythology and is Sedna, who is the godess of the underwater. Such a gorgeous polish!

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  18. I don't think I have a favourite Mythological character but I do love Mythology in general. I must say this shade reminds me more of an angel than some fantasy/hystorical figure though!

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  19. This polish is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  20. This is GORGEOUS! I love that it's a little different for Halloween - and thanks for the giveaway!

    As for mythological creatures, I love aliens. But I'm pretty sure they're not mythological ;)

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  21. This looks so great on you and I'm so happy you like it!

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  22. Wow, gorgeous unexpected shade for Halloween and great inspiration!!

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  23. Wow, gorgeous unexpected shade for Halloween and great inspiration!!

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  24. Don't know many mythical creatures, a Unicorn I guess!

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  25. Great swatch! I think my favorite mythological creatures are the gorgons. But only the immortal ones.

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  26. I love the green shimmer in it. As far as mythical, I'm all about Dante's Inferno

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  27. Athena would have to be my favourite!

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  28. My favorite mythological character is Odin. I love Norse mythology!

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  29. Very pretty shade!!! I would love to do some bold stamping over it!!!

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