To all my U.S. friends, Happy Thanksgiving! The countdown to mashed potatoes has begun! I’m not sure how much sense I’m going to make in this blog post because I literally have potato brain right now. But let’s give it a go anyway. I’ll try to keep it as short and sweet as possible, although have you read this blog before? Short and sweet isn’t my strong point. However, if you’re into utter nonsense, well then today is your day.
I received six lovely polishes from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer to share with you. There is a 4-piece winter collection available exclusively at Ella Ann Cosmetics, as well as a gorgeous holiday duo. Are you ready? Well then, let us go.
We’ll start with the 4-piece Ella Ann exclusive since it releases first. This collection is full of beautiful bling. There’s holo and glitter everywhere in here. Sounds like a party you wanna go to, doesn’t it? I mean, for you, yes. I, however, like to lay on couches. And not in a sexy way.
First up is Edge of Velveteen:
What a darling color! I was unexpectedly surprised by this one. Yes, I could see it was pretty in the bottle, but on the nail it’s just wowza. Elegant with a twist. I’m sure you know exactly what I mean by that. Best polish describer EVER.
Not sure what color you’d call it, but it reminds me of marsala, last year’s Pantone Color of the Year. A deep pink with a touch of purple and red. A nice smattering of holographic sparkle. And two spectacular coats. This one gets a gold star.
Next up is this lovely little glitter topper called On the Frocks:
Well, I’m no expert on glitter toppers, so I just went for it. I sponged the heck out of my two middle fingers just to see what kind of coverage I could get on top of naked nails. And while you see quite a bit of peek-a-boo, it still looks pretty good and I actually prefer to wear it this way. However, I did a couple nails with the topper over white so you could see your choices. Don’t worry; I got you boo.
Outdoor shot just for funsies:
I put pants on for that photo, since an outside/no pants scenario is illegal and whatnot. Again, I got you.
Next up is Amulet:
Guuurrrrrrllllllll. This one is ridiculous. You think it’s just a simple gold holo, but then BAM, you’re a puddle of goo on the floor. It’s ultra sparkly and just as perfect as can be. I have proof.
My eyes, my eyes! I even threw in that extra macro because it’s quite an impressive photo if you ask me. So much gold in one place. If you have party plans this holiday season, you’re gonna have to get this one for sure. I can’t think of anything more anti-pajamas than this one right here.
Outdoor shot. Again with the pants. My love for you knows no limits.
Last polish in the 4-piece collection is this delicious little thing, Stag Party:
Well, who needs a candy bar? I do, I do! I loooooove chocolate browns like this. They’re just so rich and lovely. This particular one was a one-coater, which I know means heaps to some of you. I, however, prefer to polish my nails, coat after coat, for nigh on eternity, complete with glaze-y eyes and a touch of drool.
I’m quite aware that’s not normal.
Last outdoor shot for you cuz this pants thing is officially ridiculous:
I’ll have ordering info at the bottom of this post, so make sure you read to the very end. Do not skip over this next part. DON’T DO IT. It took me 18 hours to write, and there’s a GREEN one, so …
Here’s the Holiday Duo:
Aaaaaack! So pretty. You need and you need.
First one is called Ring My Belle:
This is straight up holographic madness. Look at all the rainbows. Heart eyes times a billion.
Another outside shot. I thought we were done, but this holo was begging for it. So enjoy guys. Cuz after all this, future activities are INDOORS ONLY like the good Lord intended.
Dang. I’ll admit that was worth it. Looks good on it’s own, but I can see a ton of awesome holiday nail art manis just waiting to happen.
Now, for the grand finale, and my personal favorite, the Green Goddess herself, here is Fir Elise:
Soooo with the wait. That green shimmer’s got me. It’s got me good, guys. If I didn’t already own this polish, I’d be buying like 17 bottles of it. You know, a back-up to the back-up sort of thing, cuz IT CAN NEVER RUN OUT. I refuse. My life would be a facsimile of a sham without it.
This outdoor shot – and the absolute last one, I swear – was taken as the sun was nearing its descent. Look how tan my fingers are! Then look back at the nail polish, cuz that is the point after all.
I am done. Dead. Thank you, Dave, for bringing this beauty into the world.
The round up:
I don’t know why I do these “available now” collages, as they all aren’t technically available at all. Please read this important release info:
The 4-piece winter collection is available exclusively at Ella Ann Cosmetics. Pre-sale starts this evening, Thanksgiving night, November 24 (we’re all clear now?) at 10pm EST. Price is discounted to $42 for all four polishes for the first hour only. Then afterwards, regular price for the set is $52. Basically what I’m saying is SET YOUR ALARMS. You should all be over your turkey comas by then.
Pre-sale runs until Sunday, November 27 at 10pm EST. This set is also available as singles if you choose to go that way. Although, WHY? is the real question.
As for the Holiday Duo, this will be sold on the Octopus Party Nail Lacquer site. Available for pre-sale (strictly as a duo) only on Cyber Monday, November 28, from 11am to 5pm EST. Price for the duo is $20 for the first half hour only, so make sure you got your shopping face on. Afterwards, price goes to $23. In addition, you get 20% off everything in the store and no code is needed. How easy is that? (Very.)
Okay, you are well-equipped with as much Black Friday knowledge as I could muster. I’m setting you loose out into the world, my babies. Do your mama proud.