Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Northern Star Polish-Halloween Collection 2013

*Press Samples
Hi everyone, happy Hump Day!  Today I have another two posts going up, the first one being a fantastic new-to-me indie brand and the second being my 31 Day Challenge nails.  Today I have the Halloween Collection from Northern Star Polish (love the brand name!).  I love Halloween and fall so this collection really nailed it for me.  

Macabre Delight

First up is Macabre the name.   This polish is a sheer blurple jelly with green and purple square and hex glitters with microglitters in black, orange, and purple.  Because this polish was sheer, I decided to layer it over OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay, which is a medium blue polish.  If you layered it over a purple base, it would definitely lean more purple than blue.  I had no problems with this polish.  It applied very easily and photos are one coat below with no digging or fishing for glitters.  This polish reminds me of a bucket of bright candies. 

Bella Morte

Hello vampire in a bottle!  This polish is a blood red jelly with red glitters and black fleck glitters.  I chose to layer this polish over OPI Lost on Lombard, a brick red cream.  I love the final result, it really does look like blood :)  No formula issues whatsoever and photos below are one easy coat.

Twisted Treat

Twisted Treat is a polish with a black base that is loaded with intense orange shimmer.  Love this one!  This polish is so glowy and makes me think of a spooky Halloween night.  This polish, again, applied like a dream.  Below is one coat over the plain black polish, Essie Licorice.


Be still my fall loving heart!  Pumpkinlicious is a glitter topper with burnt orange glitter and holographic, green, and gold glitters in a clear base.  This polish is perfect for the name and I love that the glitters are burnt orange instead of plain orange, it really gives it depth and has such a warm autumn feel to it.  Below is one coat over Twisted Treat.  The formula was great, no fishing or digging for glitters.


Okay, I will be honest and say that I wasn't sure how this polish fit into a Halloween collection but there is a reason I saved this polish for last.  I still don't see it as a Halloween polish but as soon as I applied it, I thought....who the heck cares....this polish is stunning!  Phantasmagoric is a sheer teal jelly with blue/pink/purple color shifting micro glitter.  Because this polish is sheer, I chose to layer it over a polish that looked similar to the color in the bottle, L'oreal Not a Cloud in Sight.  Seriously, look at those pictures!  I bet that it would also be stunning over pretty much any cool-toned color.  Below is one easy coat over my base color.

Overall I was seriously impressed with this brand.  This was my first experience with Northern Star Polish and I have nothing but rave reviews.  Every polish I tried applied like a dream and was unique and interesting.  I seriously love the entire collection.  

Northern Star Polish is sold on etsy and can be found here.  These polishes just came out on the 15th of September so they are available now.

*Polishes in this post were received in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I am going to have to get Twisted Treat! Great pictures and I love the post.

  2. SO PRETTY!! *grabby hands* need all of these! Phantasmagoric has got to be my favorite though I mean... just look at it!! YUM! Hahah! You have such stunning swatches lady! :)