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Night Owl Lacquer's Potion Ingredients, October COTM & 4 Year Anniversary Polish

*Products shown here were provided to me as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Night Owl is releasing eight new, absolutely stunning polishes on Friday! These include: a shimmery beauty honoring 4 wonderful years of Night Owl; a deep and sultry Creme of the Month; and of course, a collection of six Potion Ingredients every witch should have under their belt!

All these beauties are set to release Friday, September 25th, at 6:00pm Mountain Time (8:00pm Eastern Time).

Get yours at nightowllacquer.com!

4 Year Anniversary Polish

"Carpe Noctem"

Price: $12 | This is LIMITED EDITION and will be kept in stock thru October 31st.

Description: A dark purple loaded with red/gold/green aurora shimmer and holo dust. Shown here in 2 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: "Seize the night!" What a perfect name for such a perfect polish! You definitely don't want to pass up on this one. From the shimmer, to the holo, to the deep purple base, this is just stunning. The formula is rich and applies effortlessly. If you know me, you know I don't typically care for purples, but this polish may just be one of my new personal favorites.

October's Creme of the Month

"Dark Hearted"

Price: $8

Description: A blackened burgundy creme. Shown here in a single coat and stamped over white, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: What a gorgeous, sultry creme! I thought this one seemed to lean a bit more jelly-like than most other Night Owl cremes, but it still proved to be perfectly opaque in a single coat. I used a stiffer type jelly stamper, and was easily able to place the image over white, better showing off the gorgeous burgundy shade. It does apply very nicely, but I advise being very careful when applying it. While it does not stain, if the strong pigments flood into the cuticle line, it can be somewhat hard to clean up.

Potion Ingredients Collection

"Blood of a Wendigo"

Price: $11 individually | $58 for full collection

Description: A dark red filled with red/copper/gold multichrome flakes & orange/gold iridescent micro glitters. Shown here in 2 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: A stunning, darkened red jelly that is beautiful matte as well. It applied easily and dried quickly with a somewhat textured finish, but is nicely smoothed out with a single top coat. It did leave some minimal, light pink staining behind.

"Bone of a Goblin"

Price: $9 individually | $58 for full collection

Description: An off-white with lots of taupe micro flakies. Shown here in 2 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is such a unique ivory white. It applied very smooth and buttery like a creme. I think this would make a perfect background for stamping or nail art. The subtle micro flakes shimmer a rosy gold color in the bottle, but to a lesser degree when swatched.

"Flesh of a Zombie"

Price: $11 individually | $58 for full collection

Description: A murky green filled with green/silver & burgundy/red/bronze/gold multichrome flakes. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is my personal favorite of the collection! You know I love a good green, and this is a great one! It has such a beautiful mossy feel and is jam packed with gorgeous metallic flakes. It is absolutely gorgeous matte as well. It did leave some light orange staining behind, so I would recommend a thinker style base coat or possibly two coats of base coat with this one.

"Heart of a Witch"

Price: $11 individually | $58 for full collection

Description: A dark purple filled with purple/blue/green multichrome flakes & purple/blue iridescent micro glitters. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is a super squishy purple jelly! The flake/glitter mix creates such beautiful depth with each coat. This one, too, is stunning matte. It applied easily, but I did think it could use a few drops of polish thinner to make it easier to apply even, thin coats. This also left some minimal, light pink staining behind.

"Juice of a Jack-o-Lantern"

Price: $12 individually | $58 for full collection

Description: A pumpkin orange loaded with glowing red/gold/green aurora shimmer. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: A gorgeous shimmer polish that just screams Halloween! It sits sheer, with my VNL being just covered with 3 coats. This could easily be worn over an orange or maybe even a black base if you are worried about it's sheer nature. There are some very subtle brush strokes when swatched, but they are easily straightened out and not particularly noticeable.

"Wings of a Bat"

Price: $10 individually | $58 for full collection

Description: A black packed with charcoal sparkle flakes. Shown here in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This polish is one of the most unique I've seen in quite some time. The flakes are subtle, and almost uniform in size and shape. They shimmer shades of purple, blue, and orange when they catch direct light. Because of this, I definitely think this polish will be more appreciated in person versus on camera. It is beautiful when matte, and may just make a perfect, subtle background for nail art. It applied easily, but I did think it could use a few drops of polish thinner to make it easier to apply even, thin coats.

Again, all these polishes are all set to release Friday, September 25th, at 6:00pm Mountain Time (8:00pm Eastern Time) at nightowllacquer.com!


*Products shown here were provided to me as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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