Friday, November 1, 2013

Silly Bee's Chickadees Día de los Muertos Duo

Hello hello! It's Friday, which always makes the day just a little better, and I have a post on Silly Bee's Chickadees for you all today. Melly's Marigolds and Calavera Queen are part her limited edition Día de los Muertos Duo. Melly's Marigolds is no longer in stock but there are a few Calavera Queen polishes still left, though they will be not available past November 2nd, so get them while you can!

Día de los Muertos is a primarily a Mexican holiday, though it's observed in many other parts of the world, and on this day, family and friends get together to remember those loved ones they have lost. This holiday is celebrated between October 31st through November 2nd, including today. While some may see this holiday as macabre, I have always loved the traditions and love that are associated with these days. The polishes in this duo are inspired by the traditions of Día de los Muertos and you can really see the thought that went into the color selection by Melissa. Melly's Marigolds and Calavera Queen both look very fun and pretty even if you don't know a single thing about Día de los Muertos but if you do, it just makes them a little more special. 

When I ordered this duo, Melissa, the creator of Silly Bee's Chickadees, included a little gift bag with my purchase. The candies were gone more quickly than I want to admit and the stamped image of the sugar skull is one that Melissa carved herself! 

Silly Bee's Chickadees Melly's Marigolds
Three coats
Marigold yellow crelly with yellow, gold, and copper glitter throughout. 
Meant to represent the marigolds that are used to decorate the alter and graves of loved ones. 

Silly Bee's Chickadees Calavera Queen
Two coats layered over Melly's Marigolds
Clear base with purple, yellow, white, black, pink, and red hearts. 
Each color was selected with a specific thought in mind:
Red is symbolic of blood, for Christians it has special meaning as the blood of Christ shed for his disciples. I chose heart glitters to represent the Sacred Heart.  
Purple is the color of grieving. Purple is often used to dress churches during the season of Lent.  
Yellow and orange represent the sun and the source of energy and renewal most commonly displayed using marigolds.  
Pink is the color of celebration during day of the dead festivities, which really is what the holiday is about, celebrating the lives of those who have passed on before us.

I applied the super cute sugar skull nail decals that I got my package over Elevation Polish Mont Blanc.
I love how this turned out! 
The decals were very easy to apply considering it was my first time using them. 
The sugar skulls were made by RLRCreations Nails Art and those, along with many other designs, can be purchased here

Silly Bee's Chickadees Polishes can be purchased in her Etsy shop here. Updates regarding new colors and restocking can be found on her Facebook page or Instagram. Elevation Polish Mont Blanc was one that I purchased during her October Charity Auction but look here for her regular stocked polishes. 


  1. The Silly Bees polishes are gorgeous - I love yellow manis and you wear these so well!

    1. Aw thanks Alison! Yes, the yellow instantly hooked me in but I am glad to have both.

  2. They look gorgeous on you! I'd like to borrow your nails for the weekend, m'kay? ;)


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