Swatched: Shades of Phoenix 'Witches New Year' collection

With Halloween so close I figured I should start sharing swatches of the few collections I've picked up this year. First up is a dark and sparkly duo from Shades of Phoenix.

Sunset on Samhain is the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The old year has passed, the harvest has been gathered, cattle and sheep have been brought in from the fields, and the leaves have fallen from the trees. The earth slowly begins to die around us. - via Shades of Phoenix

All swatches are three coats with top coat.

Samhain 

Shades of Phoenix - Samhain | Swatch


Black jelly with purple shards, iridescent green hexes and small orange hexes. When I started applying this one I thought maybe the base was a dark purple but I think it may have been a trick of the eye due to the amount of purple glitters.

Shades of Phoenix - Samhain | Macro

The glitter is a little subtle indoors, but outside (or in direct light) the green hexes bring the whole thing to life. I love that this polish combines the traditional Halloween colours into something that could be worn year round.

Third Harvest

Shades of Phoenix - Third Harvest | Swatch

No subtlety here! Third Harvest brings a real burst of sparkle with tiny iridescent silver bar glitter and hexes, iridescent silver squares and green hexes. The black jelly base provides the perfect backdrop for all the shininess going on.

Shades of Phoenix - Third Harvest | Macro

I'm sad I didn't think to mattify these at the time I wore them because Third Harvest would likely look phenomenal with a matte top coat. (Note to self: Must matte all the things in future!!)

I absolutely adore this duo, which was inevitable given my love for rainbow filled blacks and consistently brilliant polish from Shades of Phoenix.

The jelly base takes 3 coats for optimum opacity and squishiness, but one coat over a black base will give you decent glitter payoff if you prefer it that way.

The duo is limited edition, but should still be available once the Shades of Phoenix store reopens after their big (physical) move. Keep an eye on their Facebook or Instagram for info on when they will be reopening.

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