Night Owl Lacquer "Battle of Hogwarts" - Polish Pickup November 2017
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- THIS MONTH'S THEME: Fandoms
- HOW TO BUY: You can purchase this and polishes from other makers on the Polish Pickup website starting Nov. 3rd at 11 AM EST thru Nov. 6th at midnight EST.
- PRICE: $11
All photos in this post are taken under artificial light. The majority of photos are under direct light and the last two were taken in a light box to show off the shift. All are topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat. This polish was provided for my honest review.
Battle of Hogwarts
Maker description: a blackened base with green to red shift, silver holo shreds and UCC flakies that shift red/copper/gold/green.
3 coats + topcoat
Formula: No issues to report. This applied easily and evenly. Shorter nails might get away with two coats.
Finish: I love the shimmer in this! The blackened base is very apparent - on the nails it's very dark and you see the glowing green where the light hits it. It feels perfect for Halloween, but I could totally see repurposing this for Christmas with that reddish copper shift. The shift in this was shy for me, but can be seen in lower lighting or extreme angles (see the last 3 photos).
Added Note: I also wanted to mention that this has a slightly different smell than other polishes I've tried from Night Owl Lacquer - it's not bad, just stronger than normal and sort of, plastic-like? Hard to explain, but it's due to the shifty pigment. Noticeable, but nothing that would make me not wear this shade.
And one last look at this polish at a few angles to show the shift:
- You can purchase Night Owl Lacquer "Battle of Hogwarts" on the Polish Pickup website starting Nov. 3rd at 11 AM EST thru Nov. 6th at midnight EST for $11