Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Northern Star Halloween Collection Part 3: Final

Press sample


Over the past few days I've been showing you the Northern Star Halloween Collection. Today I'm going to show you one from last year, Pumpkinlicious. This one is returning because as Kristin informed me in her letter, it just looks so great when paired with Twisted Treat. Well, I felt that it looks great with all of the collection and I wanted to test how well all of these polishes work together. I have to say that I am very pleased. I really love these polishes, and I found you can do some really amazing combinations with them especially when layering over one another. I do apologize, I had wanted to more full manicures with these polishes to show off some of the combinations but things have been really hectic here with roofers installing a new roof. I do have some wheel swatches to show you though! But first, here is Pumpkinlicious.

Pumpkinlicious is a "clear base polish with burnt orange, green, and gold glitters."

I love the combination of Pumpkinlicious over Twisted Treat. In truth it reminds me more of Thanksgiving than Halloween, but still a perfect pair.

When paired with Phantasmagoric, it reminds me of some of the other indie glitter bomb polishes I've seen. Love this combination.

Pumpkinlicious really adds something to Macbre Delight.

Last I have to show you it paired along with Bella Morte. Again, I love this combination.

The only way I think I didn't try out Pumpkinlicious was by itself. It just never occurred to me to use it this way until I saw other bloggers do it. So, sorry, no individual swatch of it. The only issue I had with this polish was that I had to fish from some of the glitter but I found that simply turning the bottle on it's end for a few minutes helped.

I tried out just about every combination of all of these polishes that I could think of and I honestly could not find one I disliked. Shown above: 2 coats, then 3 coats of each polish, and a couple of combinations ;)

As you can imagine, I couldn't cover every single possible combination or I would never finish reviewing these. I just want to give you an idea of how flexible and fun these polishes are and what a great collection this is.

(on the right, that's Phantasmagoric over white, black, and Twisted Treat from right to left.)

so many pretty possibilities! I never even tried any of these with other polish, either so I'm sure there's so many more lovely possibilities.

I was a bit skeptic that these would play so nicely together, but you got me. I love them all. I can't wait to see her Winter collection, I may have to get my hands on more!

Northern Star Polish is available in 2 sizes: small at 9mL/.3 ounces for $5.50 and full size at 15mL/.5 ounces for $8.50. Northern Star Polish is Big 4 free, cruelty free, vegan friendly and handcrafted in the USA. The Halloween collection is now available and I noticed she also has some spooky cuticle oil available as well.

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My final thanks to Kristin for providing me with these product samples.

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