Thursday, November 14, 2013

Carpe Noctem Custom "#asnmb"

Hi there!
This is my first (official) blog post to the public world, so be gentle please. Today I have a very special custom made by Emily over at Carpe Noctem Cosmetics that my lovely nail mail buddy Amanda had made for our one year anniversary! This amazingly holo, shifty polish was inspired by some berries (no really, I swear!) known as "Marble Berries". The totally awesome part about these berries is that their coloration is so intense that, even with time, they never fade. I could spend lots of time talking about the scientific glory of these beauties but I digress. Here is a picture. Soak in their awesomeness.

And here is the custom polish "#asnmb"

I couldn't believe how well the subtle, blue sheen of these berries was captured by Emily. The vibrancy of the reference picture was definitely not lost in translation and the icy blue shift is just stunning. I also own quite a few holographic, shifty polishes and I own nothing like this yet.
I mean look at it! It's perfect. If you're in the market for a custom, my first recommendation would be Carpe Noctem. Not only is Emily awesome to work with (she listens, she doesn't make you feel like you're obligated to say you like it if you don't, and she is super talented!), but her formula is the bees knees. It's smooth, easy to apply, has excellent dry time,  and all the polishes I own from her dry super shiny AND last long. All the pictures above are 2 coats with NO topcoat. I didn't get chipping until the 4th day of wear.

Mind. Blown.

What do you all think? Do any of you own a custom polish?