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Celestial Cosmetics Witchy Duo and October LE 2015

*Press sample

Hi there! Tonight I’m bringing you two October limited editions from Celestial Cosmetics. One is called the Witchy Duo and it’s Celestial’s take on Halloween for 2015 and the other is this year’s October LE. Let’s start with the Witchy Duo!

WITCHY DUO

WITCHES CHARM

Celestial Cosmetics Witches Charm from the Witchy Duo LE swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Witches Charm from the Witchy Duo LE swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Witches Charm from the Witchy Duo LE swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Witches Charm is a purple scattered holo with microglitter and a really pretty rainbow when the sun hits it. The formula was lovely and very easy to apply – what you see here is two coats topped with Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat. I like how this polish is still a “traditional” Halloween colour yet not as dark as what you usually see. So many nail art possibilities!

WEAVE A SPELL

Celestial Cosmetics Weave A Spell from the Witchy Duo LE swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Weave A Spell from the Witchy Duo LE swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics Weave A Spell from the Witchy Duo LE swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Weave A Spell is Celestial’s non-traditional Halloween polish. It’s a beautiful light blue crelly base with colour-changing flakies. I did two coats but I would suggest doing at least three or four coats as there was still some unevenness on a couple of fingers. In saying that, the formula was lovely but it’s just that you’ve got to apply it in steady, thin coats to achieve bottle look. I’ve topped it with Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat.

OCTOBER LE 2015

Celestial Cosmetics October LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics October LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Celestial Cosmetics October LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Indoors in natural light

Finally we have October’s LE. As with all of this year’s limited editions, the October LE is based on the October birthstone, which is opal. I really don’t know how I feel about this polish, I’m a bit on the fence about it. I like the idea of it but so far I haven’t been able to find a base that it works well with. I actually think it looks the best worn alone. The October LE is a clear base with white and purple shimmer and opal flakes. Application was tricky as the opal flake don’t sit flat on the nail so you’re going to have to use a thick top coat to get it to sit, otherwise it will stick out. You also will need to fish for the opal flakes. What I did was apply my first coat and then dabbed on some flakes in the second coat. I’m wearing two coats on my index, middle and pinky fingers and one coat over Does Anybody Remember Laughter? (from the It’s All Happening Collection) on my ring finger. This is topped with two coats of Light Year.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: AU$22 Witchy Duo (only sold as a duo) and AU$11 October LE 2015
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

These polishes are available now at Celestial Cosmetics, along with the Memories Collection that I will show you some swatches of later this week. In the meantime, what do you think of this unique take on Halloween polishes? Thanks for reading!


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Femme Fatale Cosmetics Wonderland

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Good evening. Tonight I bring you a stunner from Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Mad Tea-Party Collection called Wonderland. If you’re unable to tell by the name, the collection takes its inspiration from Chapter 7: A Mad Tea-Party in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Take a look!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Wonderland swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Wonderland swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Wonderland is a sky blue crelly with pink shimmer and chameleon flakes. The flakes shift between pink, copper, gold and green. It’s a really complex polish but a lot of fun to wear. It’s mesmerising – exactly like what I think Alice’s wonderland would be like. Application was easy thanks to the generous brush and the formula was divine. I’ve done two coats here with a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Wonderland swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Wonderland swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I bought Wonderland in the Femme Fatale Cosmetics August monthly presale. I think in next month’s presale (the 1-5 of every month) the collection will be available again, but I do know for certain it’ll be available in the December presale for the last time (source: Femme Fatale Cosmetics Fiends Facebook group). It’s definitely a nice polish to have in your stash if you can get your hands on it. Thanks for reading!