Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge: Holographic

 Ok, I'm not sure how the Holographic Mish Mash Challenge ended up being in November, but lemme tell ya, the Universe has a bad sense of humor!  I'll apologize in advance because all my photos are indoor lighting and don't show the true holo-happiness of the polish but we do what we can with what we have, yes?  That said, I'm still excited to show you this polish because it really is gorgeous in any light.  Carpe Noctem Cosmetics had a deal last week with a freebie mini if you purchased more than $15...the freebie was a mystery I just couldn't pass up!  Emily's polishes are always lovely, so I knew whatever it was, it would be fabulous.  I was so not wrong!

Don't Panic is not only a linear holographic, its base is the shifty goodness of CNC's Interstellar Towel.  This is such a stunner in sunlight that I'm totally bummed I didn't photograph it outdoors when I had the chance.  The base shifts from grey to green to purple (similar to Essie's For the Twill of It) and the holographic is fantastic!

The macro shot on the left shows a more "natural" indoor light, where you can actually see that holographic better.  The photo on the right shows my normal lightbox setup lighting.  The holographic is more subtle, but both are pretty in my opinion.

The formula was great, smooth and opaque in 2 coats.  I did not want to take this polish off!  If I didn't have so much to swatch this week, I'd still be wearing it.  I don't know if this is still available with orders over $20 (that was the last deal I saw on it), but I'm sad to say, I think she might be out.  The base polish, Interstellar Towel, IS available however, along with lots of other fabulous creations over on the Etsy site.  For updates on Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, follow her on Facebook.

I cannot wait to see what the other Mish Mashers do this week!  I'm sure we're in for some awesome manicures.  If you'd like to check the other gals out, you can find them via the thumbnails below!  Thanks so much for reading :)


  1. This is so pretty! I'm lucky that it's spring here so I had plenty of sunshine this afternoon :) Your nails look gorgeous!

  2. That looks super pretty indoors, can only imagine what it would look like in the sunshine :)

  3. I have both interstellar towel & don't panic! love them & Emily!

  4. Too funny, I was thinking the same thing...why did we schedule this in November? It was super cloudy all week! But I did get lucky with about 3 minutes of sun so I could take pictures outside.

    Pretty polish! It's a shame she's out.

  5. Very nice colour, I love the steel grey look

  6. Oh God! This holo is so promising! I love it...! Even in indoor lightning ;)

  7. This is maybe my favourite challenge of our list, because I love holo polishes! This is the first time that I see swatches of Don't Panic, OMG what an amazing polish!

  8. Clearly I need to familiarize myself with Carpe Noctem...


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