Saturday, 25 October 2014

Halloween Cadillacquer - You've Got Red On You & When You're In Hell Only The Devil Can Help You Out

Hi Goddesses

I have another 2 Cadillacquer Halloween specials today.  This has been a really glorious, dark, yet colourful Halloween Collection.  Polishes by a maker with an artist's eye.

You've Got Red On You you've seen before, as the base of my Halloween Blood mani.  It's an almost black polish with red and pink shimmer and glitter.

Sadly, this polish didn't translate well on me.  I struggle to wear blackened bases, and this was no exception.  I think it's a skin tone thing, but it doesn't look this dark on anyone else I have seen wear it.

The polish was also more opaque than I expected, which meant I lost the majesty of the glitters.  I hoped it would look like the over-lighted brilliance of my bottle shot, but all I saw was molasses.

I DID like it better when I matted.  Ironically, on my skin tone, matte-ing it brought it to life lol.  I think it suits me better matte, plus it highlighted the shimmers.

Plus, it looks proper Halloweeny matte :)

When You're In Hell Only The Devil Can Help You Out is a stunner.   This is a dark deadened green, made morbid and rotten by the addition of some fantastic flakies.

Seriously, it's like gangrene in a bottle and I LOVE IT, even if, again, it didn't love my skin tone.  I am growing to appreciate greens (especially when they have this sort of complexity), but it was just off-tone for my skin.

That said, the beauty of this polish is astounding.  The contrast of the dark green and the baby pink flakies is to die for.  This is one really special green.

These polishes were purchased by me.  Cadillacquer is one of my very favourite brands, and I seriously recommend you go and check her out.  Oh, but one word - once you start, seriously, you won't stop ;)

Possibly the BEST Orange Polish Ever - Cadillacquer It's In Here With Us

Hi Goddesses

As you know, I buy a LOOOOT of polishes, and this year has been an exceptional year for truly breath-taking polishes.  And now there's another, the truly epic It's In Here With Us from Cadillacquer.

There are so many things I love about this polish - the specific colour of the orange, the clash of the green glitter, the perfect proportion of glitter, and it's insane glossiness.  To say I am obsessed is an understatement.

The orange in this polish is beautiful - it's deep and rich yet still bright, pretty much the perfect orange.  It made me happy every time I looked at it.

And that glitter?  Doesn't it just work perfectly?  I am not sure there's currently anyone better than Madeleine at making this type of polish.  Not only do the colours play beautifully, it's the fact that there's just the right amount of them - it's a perfect pay-off.

As you can tell, I photographed this from pretty much every angle.  It's just delicious.  It may have been released for Halloween, but I'll be wearing this all year round.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

13 Days of Halloween - Zombie Skin!

Hi Goddesses

I love me some good blood and guts manis lol, and whilst I can't compete with some of the incredible ripped nail manis I've seen other bloggers do, I quite like the subtlety of this one.

This is partly inspired by The Walking Dead, partly inspired by patchwork designs, and partly inspired by a monster who might have to stich pieces of skin together if we wants a whole body ..... happy Halloween hahahha.

Quite a few polishes were involved in the making of this mani.  I wanted the skin to look dead, gangrenous and bloody and unhealed, all at the same time.

My base was Pandora's Polish Chai Latte, which I sponged over (not entirely) with white.   I then added splodges of Cadillacquer When You're In Hell, Only The Devil Can Help You Out, and Run, You Clever Boy by Digital Nails.  Both are slightly gangrenous polishes - one being green with reddish shimmer, the other sheer ruby with green shimmer.

When I was happy with my base, I added my scars and stitching in Cadillacquer You've Got Red On You, a brilliant dark (dried crusty blood) burgundy, with red glitters.

I wanted a mizture of effects - stitches, tears, gouges, oozing, scars - pretty much as disgusting as I could manage.


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