Teneil from Shades of Phoenix has been secretly working on a collection in collaboration with 6 bloggers, and it's finally time to share them all with you! In other good news, this collection will be open for pre-orders shortly, when the store re-opens after the move!
With polish inspired by Pretty Random, Look What The Bats Dragged In, Muggle Manicures, Reluctant Femme, Bettina Nails and myself, Lazy Lacquerista, there is sure to be something in the collection that tickles your fancy. Personally I love them all, and I was so excited and honoured to be included with such an awesome pool of nail talent.
Medusa in the Morning
I can't help but show the polish that I helped create first! Medusa in the Morning is a slate blue crelly, as I'm often starting the drive to work in the early morning, before the sun starts to brighten the sky. I'm also a bit of a gorgon in the morning if I haven't had caffeine, so I asked Teneil to attack the sky with fists full of glitter inspired by the nectar of the gods, that delicious buzz-inducing beverage, coffee. With a selection of glitters in gold, copper, red and brown, this polish has a great glitter payload and no fishing was required. Teneil has captured the caramel and coffee colours perfectly.
Medusa layers well for a crelly, with the previous layer's glitters just peering out at you from the coat above. I did not have a visible nail line after two coats, but I applied three coats for my mani to give it additional strength - my nails are a smidge too long but I don't want to file them back until I have finished swatching the rest of Shades of Phoenix's blogger collection.
This is my first collaboration with a brand, other than customs, and I was a little anxious as it is rather a unique mix of colours, but I absolutely love it and am still wearing it three days later. I have had minimal tip wear, and the colour goes with my skintone so well. Thank you for capturing my idea perfectly Teneil!!
Don't forget that this polish, and the other 5 polishes in the blogger collaboration collection, will be available for pre-sale soon. Keep watch for an announcement on the SOP Facebook page for when the store will re-open.