Monday, March 27, 2017

Polish Pickup Northern Star - Scream of Nature

    Hey, everyone, I am so excited about today's post! I have the fortunate opportunity to tell you about the Polish Pickup and share with you one of the colors from its inaugural month. Just what is the Polish Pickup you ask? Well, The Polish Pickup is a new take on the polish collaboration boxes, run by Fair Maiden Polish creators Adrienne and Sarah. Instead of buying one set box, polish lovers have the option to create their own box by selecting from a variety of polishes available each month. Starting in April the theme is "Works of Art". The polish I'm sharing with you today is from Northern Star Polish and is called Scream of Nature, inspired by Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

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     Scream of Nature is a navy leaning teal based polish with red, gold and orange shifting flakes and pink and copper chrome pigment flashes in the background like bursts of color against a dark sky. Kristin said she was inspired by the quote the author included from Munch’s diary about where the idea came from: 
“I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends when on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous infinite scream of nature.”
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     Scream of Nature has a smooth formula and easy application. The first coat was a little sheer and to me seemed a little flat compared to what I saw in the bottle. Not to fear though everything came together on the second coat. Full opacity was reached and I saw the gorgeous shimmer from the bottle on my nails. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.

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     I have to admit when I first opened my package I thought Scream of Nature was a pretty polish but not really my thing. Then I really looked at it and started to notice the depth that it had. From one angle I saw a flash of the flakes turn the bottle another direction and I was hit with an intense shimmer. I knew my first impression was wrong and I was going to love wearing this polish!

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     Becuase there is so much going on with this polish I've included some bonus shots to help show all the details off. Now don't get me wrong, there isn't so much that it's overwhelming. Different angles and lighting bring out a different characteristic. It's like a little surprise each time you look at your nails.

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Photo taken outside in direct sunlight

     I think Kristin did a fantastic job capturing The Scream in this polish and am grateful to have had to opportunity to share it with you. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

Northern Star Information:
Instagram: @northernstarpolish 

Polish Pickup Information: 
Facebook group: 
Instagram @polishpickup 
Details: Sale starts 04/07 at 11 am EST and wil be open for 4 days, with a $3 flat rate shipping for US & Canada

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