Sunday, November 20, 2016

Contrary Polish A Gothic A Gothic Winter Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hi all! I have polishes from Contrary Polish today. These six are part of A Gothic Winter Collection, inspired by some of maker Carrie's favorite Gothic novels (specifically Victorian Gothic up through Southern Gothic and Contemporary American Gothic). 

As you will see, each polish has a darker base with lots of contrasting shimmer and scattered holo sparkle. I love the concept and how deeply vampy the polishes are, if you are craving this sort of coloring for winter months, you will definitely love these. Formula notes are about the same for each polish, so I will mention those under the first polish and cut and paste (c/p) for the following ones too. 

A Gothic Winter Collection will be debuting on Black Friday, November 25th in Contrary Polish's shop

There is a huge sale info sheet at the bottom of the post, so make sure to check that out. This collection will not be applicable to sale code but will also have a slight discount for this sale period, each polish will be $10, afterward, they will be regularly priced at $11 each. There will also be a gift with purchase polish shown at the end of the post, which will be a free polish for those who order the full collection. 


Contrary Polish A Charm of Stillness
Two coats
Deep blue-leaning green with gold shimmer and scattered holo sparkle
Inspired by: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
A cooler toned, dark green beauty. It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 



Contrary Polish Almost Unearthly Thing 
Two coats
Taupe with rosy pink shimmer and scattered holo sparkle. 
Inspired by: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Oh my. I tend not to go for the taupe/gray/brown but I love the contrasting pink shimmer in the base color. c/p: It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 




Contrary Polish An Imperfect Magic
Two coats
Deep purple with cobalt blue shimmer and scattered holo sparkle. 
Inspired by: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 
Hot damn, this is absolutely gorgeous. I predict that this will be a fan favorite. The deep purple with the blue shimmer makes it the ultimate blurple. c/p: It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 




Contrary Polish Discordant Melody
Two coats
Dark magenta with turquoise shimmer and scattered holo sparkle
Inspired by: Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote 
This may be my personal favorite though, I adore how that turquoise shimmer pops against the dark berry base. c/p: It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 




Contrary Polish Fear of Sleep 
Two coats
Dark teal with blue/purple shimmer and scattered holo sparkle 
Inspired by: Dracula by Bram Stoker
This is a close second favorite because dark and vampy blues are perfection. c/p: It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 




Contrary Polish Illimitable Dominion
Two coats
Burgundy with red/copper shimmer and scattered holo sparkle
Inspired by: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
Another reddish polish in the collection but this is warmer with the gold shimmer. c/p: It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 




Contrary Polish Midnight in the Dark 
Two coats
Gift with purchase only for full collection orders
Deep navy with green shimmer and scattered holo sparkle
Inspired by: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
I highly recommend getting the set if you can, just for this stunner. c/p: It is a thicker style formula, not surprising considering how heavy shimmer and holo particles. But it applies easily and needs just two coats for coverage. 




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*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

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