You guys, this is probably the coolest post I have ever done! Even though I haven't read the entirety of the series or seen all of the movies, I have so many friends that are huge Harry Potter fans; so when Lindsay asked me if I would be interested in swatching this collection and doing some nail art for you guys I was totally pumped! I really hope you Potterheads out there who also happen to beherenail enjoy what I have put together in this post, I was thinking of you the whole time!
First, the polishes! I was seriously stunned opening this swatch pack. You might remember how gorgeous the Halloween Trio from Night Owl Lacquer was, well I love this one even more!
Snowy Owl is a white crelly with loaded with gold shimmer, gold micro flake and gunmetal flake. Shown here with two coats and Topped with Love by Shop Love Angeline. This polish looks so much like actual feathers I could not stop talking about it, my poor hubby, he's such a doll! This one is inspired by Hedwig and is definitely one of my favorite's from the collection, that gold shimmer is just magical. I had no issues with the formula and application was a breeze! In fact, let me just say right now that all of these were perfect two coaters with no fussing necessary. All of Lindsay's polishes have been a joy to use so far!
What's Fluffy Guarding? is a deep red jelly base with copper holo micro glitters and red micro flake. Shown here with two coats and Topped with Love by Shop Love Angeline. You guys know I am not crazy about red polish but this Sorcerer's Stone inspired vampy beauty has stolen my heart! I love all of the different pigments layered into that jelly base, it gives it so much interest, and the almost earthy tone of the red really does it for me!
Oh my goodness, another AMAZING green from Lindsay! I lost my mind over Witch's Brew from the Halloween Trio and Forbidden Forest is even more amazing. She just really knows how to make a sexy green! Moving on... This is a dark, shimmery green with copper & gold holo micro glitters and gold holo shreds. Shown here with two coats and Topped with love by Shop Love Angeline, this shade is inspired by all the magical things that go on in the forest and let me tell you it is magical indeed! Another super complex polish, I feel like it dances on my nails!
Always is a black jelly polish loaded with violet and iridescent rainbow flakies. Shown here with two coats and Topped with Love by Shop Love Angeline. Lindsay tells me this one was inspired by Snape and the spirit of this word as it is used in the book. I know this one is going to pull on the heartstrings of fans because it even managed to get to me a bit. I kept replaying that moment over and over again in my head, along with Alan Rickman's quote... Ugh... Lindsay why you do this?!
Goblins Love Gold is a bright and shimmery shade of gold, with gold holo shreds and multi sized gold holo glitters. There are some square glitters in there as well that I think really make this one fun! Shown here with two coats and Topped with Love by Shop Love Angeline. When I saw this in the bottle I wasn't sure it would really be my jam but you know what, I was wrong. It's absolutely awesome and a blast to wear, just try not to blind anyone with the next level bling!
A.P.W.B.D. is a medium grey crelly loaded with ethereal blue shimmer and blue micro flake. Shown here with two coats and Topped with Love by Shop Love Angeline. My absolute favorite polish in the collection that immediately got bumped into the top five of my all time favorite grey polishes list. Yeah, I have one of those! The shimmer and flakes together make the blue glow so powerful, it makes me think of magical energy radiating from within! Seriously, stop laughing at me. I really like this polish!
Now... I can finally show you guys my fandom manis! These are for you so I do hope that you enjoy them. I know how passionate we are about the things we love and the things that are meaningful to us, so I really tried to do justice to the source material!
For this phoenix feather nail art inspired by Dumbledore I used his polish, the beautiful A.P.W.B.D., and reverse stamped feathers from ÜberChic Beauty's Fabulous Feathers mini plate using Mundo de Uñas Reddish and Sunflower in a random gradient stamp. I filled in using two more polishes from the Witchcraft and Wizardry collection, What's Fluffy Guarding? and Goblins Love Gold. I got a little aggressive with my application when I was painting these decals so please forgive any thickness you may see! I think this look is perfect for fall, and the sparkle was just unreal in person!
With a polish called Snowy Owl you KNOW there is going to be a Hedwig mani! I am calling this Origins of Hedwig because Harry met him after arriving via Platform 9 3/4 in the first book, which by the way I have actually read, haha! I did an accent nail in What's Fluffy Guarding? and stamped in Mundo de Uñas Gold; the image is from the MoYou London Lingo Collection. Hedwig and his feathers are stamped in MDU Light Grey using Fabulous Feathers once more and Moyra Moments.
It took me ages to come up with a Forbidden Forest mani, but I was determined to do justice to the polish and the fandom! The result? This Flying Ford Anglia mani using both Forbidden Forest and Always! My flying Ford Anglia can be found on MoYouLondon Back to the 50s 01 and the trees in ÜberChic Beauty Collection 2. I used a number of MDU polishes to stamp this look so please leave me a note in the comments if you would really like to know which ones. I seriously hope this makes you smile, it's my favorite of the bunch!
Lindsay has done an incredible job on her second collection and I am once again super stoked she let me get creative with her polishes! These launch today at nightowllacquer.com, head over to the Instagram page for more details!