Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has returned to us again. It's like Christmas, but with more puns. And, as always, Dave has broken it into two parts. Let's take a peek at Part One!
(promotional samples ahead)
fyi: all pictures are taken under daylight spectrum bulbs or using flash. I love you guys, but the world is on fire right now and I'm not breathing that in for all the holo on the internet.
This is a cool-leaning wine ultra linear holo with tiny violet flakes and holo glitter. It might be my favorite of this quartet. I am not a drinker, but if I might consider it if wine looked like this. Even though there is a lot going on here, it still applies silky as smooth. I used two coats and a layer of Seche Vite for these pictures, but I bet a heavier hand could do one coat with this sucker.
Red Blood Sells
We had the cool, now here is the warm. This is a sophisticated oxblood holo with a delicate sprinkling of flakes. I can't quite tell if the flakes are gold and the formula is slightly jellied, or if they are pinky-red and the formula is more creamy. You'll have to bring this one home and let me know. Like Monster, it applied dreamily and I only needed two coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for these pictures. Unlike Monster, I don't think you should try and make this a one coater.
This is a warm blackened olive holo. I swear it has a slight simmer of bronze in there too...but it might be the smoke-tinted sunlight pouring into my house. Even though greens don't love me, I do love them. This is the perfect olive for fall...but brought to a much more wearable level. It applied beautifully in two coats, but I might try and see if I could do a thicker single coat for this one too.
The Midas Crutch over China Glaze Liquid Leather
Oh toppers, how unloved are you? Especially by me. I see them and think "Oh shiny!" and then promptly move along. I'm so terribly lazy, guys...so you know that there has to be something special in a topper for me to stop and gaze for a bit. And wouldn't you know, here it is! This is a shimmering gold holo topper, like orange juice or American lager but with holo and sparkle. I can't even. I used one coat on top of black (at Dave's behest) for these pictures below.
I don't 100% love it over black, if I am perfectly honest. But I couldn't choose a single color to layer it over...so I went to the wheel with every cream that was sitting on my desk (don't judge me). I think my favorite is over the corals (the bottom one next to the mint/my thumb is Baroness X Malibu Melon and the one on the top-ish right is Digital Nails Melonade). But it does look classic and stunning over the navy at the top (Vapid Rock the Boat).
aaaand because I am me...have a slideshow!
This collection will be available for pre-order in the Octoshop very soon. Come join us in the Octosquad on Facebook to find out exact dates and times, plus get access to some group exclusive shades on occasion! There is also the regular FB page, which will give you the heads up on all upcoming releases.
Which shade is your favorite? I think Monster has my heart...but I haven't seen Part Two yet!
I never know what color to layer toppers over either and my natural instinct is to reach for black. I love that you showed it over other colors to give a real sense of what it will look like. I dont think I can pick a favorite out of the other three because Im really into the darker colors right now and each one I see is my new favorite.ReplyDelete
HOLY GORGEOUS! These are perfection! <3ReplyDelete
Oh wow the holos are so prettyReplyDelete
Oh wow those shades are stunning. Monster is SCREAMING my name!!ReplyDelete
Monster is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Hello Monster!! And Red Blood Sells & Swamped are also gorgeous! I may need to get those - I have yet to try OPNL. This may get me to pull the trigger. Damn you and your perfect swatches! :*ReplyDelete
OK - just joined the FB group AND picked up the 3 I mentioned. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my, that topper is gorgeous! Your swatches are looking super amazing here too!ReplyDelete
Holy schznit! That is all kinds of gorgeous. I agree with you on that topper being meant for colours other than black! The navy.....drool.ReplyDelete
You mean, not everybody keeps their nail polish out on their desk? I must have like a hundred bottles sitting out. In the order I'm going to use them of course! I love this collection, but I'm a little disappointed the gold is only a topper. I would have to wear it over yellow. Gorgeous swatches!ReplyDelete
Loving this set, but I think Monster is gorgeousReplyDelete
I love this collection, all the colors are to die for. Great swatches!ReplyDelete
Wow! I don't care for the topper to be honest but those 3 other shades! I think it's time for me to place my first order!ReplyDelete
Oh WOW! I need this entire collection!ReplyDelete
I need Midas touch!!!! I'm a topper addictReplyDelete
These are just perfect for fall!! I think Monster is my favorite here! :)ReplyDelete
This collection looks beautiful. The perfect shades for fall xReplyDelete