Saturday, November 18, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Winter 2017 Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer always manages to produce collections that have my favorite kinds of muted shades, along with hilarious names that put a smile on my face. The Winter 2017 Collection follows that tradition with some polishes that have riotous backstories that I can relate to. The collection is inspired by Normal Rockwell and also Dave's New England childhood. They are available for pre-order, now!
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Winter 2017 Collection

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss is a cranberry shimmer scattered holo with magenta-to-red duochrome microflakes and microglitters. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will do. Great formula and it needs top coat to be 100 percent smooth. Here is what Dave had to say:

In my family cranberry sauce is served at every holiday dinner. I can’t remember a time it wasn’t.
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Cranberry Boss

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holly Folly is a forest green jelly with red-to-gold multichrome iridescent microflakes. This definitely deepens with more coats, and I used four thin ones, though fewer would do. Here is what Dave has to say:

Decorating the entire house, inside and out, is something my mom loves to do during the holiday season. Growing up I remember a strand of fake plastic holly leaves and berries she would bring out every year. It looked and felt tacky giving off a distinct odor of polyurethane and wax, but it looked completely convincing. Although she insisted on real plants in the house during Christmastime (real tree, real poinsettias, real pinecones, etc.) the fake plastic holly was a mainstay.


Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holly Folly

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holly Folly

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holly Folly

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holly Folly

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holly Folly

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe is a blue-gray linear holo jelly. I wore it in four thin coats but fewer would do. Great formula and lots of fire! I can totally relate to Dave's inspiration, also living in a place infested with ice storms:

New England is no stranger to winter days that are as frigid as they are gloomy. The dominance of slate grays and ice blues of the sky is reflected on the ground.


Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ice Ice Maybe

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug is a Hooker's green shimmer that shifts slightly bluer, scattered holo, orange-to-green iridescent duochrome microglitter and green and gold shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats but two will do. Great, quick-dry formula. The inspiration behind this cracks me up beyond anything else. I can totally relate!

Recently I watched an old family movie shot by my mom while my dad and I were decorating the Christmas tree. I hung the ornaments all on the same branch. My dad repeatedly told me to stop. Ignoring him, I hung every single one I could grab on the same exact branch, even after the excessive weight caused them to fall off.


Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ornamental Thug

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle is a dark puce with scattered holo shimmer and holo and gold microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats but two will do. This was probably my favorite from the collection, as it is totally unique and amazing. Here is the inspiration:

Of all the imagery and icons of Christmas, one of my most favorite is the mystical and helpful reindeer. Enjoying the winter weather myself, I wished I had an animal companion who loved snow as much as I did. My cats wouldn’t even wear the antlers we bought for them.


Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Reindeer Wolfcastle

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer's Winter 2017 Collection is available for pre-order right now until Nover 26 at 12PM EST. You can get $5 off when you purchase the whole collection with code WINTER2017. Customers who already purchased Reindeer Wolfcastle as a mystery preview in the shop earlier can still take the discount with the purchase of the other four colors. How do you like this collection? Can you relate to Dave's holiday memories?

*purchased with blogger discount*

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