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Today I have a beautiful collection made by Daphine Polish to show you. This collection is called: What Sorcery is This? This collection is inspired by mythical sorceresses and spirits that are associated with evil or black magic.These pastel shades below reflects the ever changing faces of these mythical women. Sounds exciting...yes? I have a bit of information describing each polish and what the names were inspired by,or who I should say. This collection will be available January 24, 2014 at 8pm EST. Lets take a look below!
Melusine was a water spirit with the body of a serpent or fish from the waist down, similar to a mermaid. Her legend originated in Poitou and the Low Countries of Europe. The most famous version of the tale says that she was cursed to take the form of a mermaid or serpent from the waist down every Saturday. She married a mortal man, Raymond of Poitou, giving him the condition that he could never enter her chambers on Saturdays. When he broke this promise and saw her in her half serpent form, she fled, never to be seen again.
This is a lovely mint green polish with gold shimmer. I applied 3 light coats with top coat. The formula of this is amazing. Every application went on real smooth.
An ancient Greek goddess, Hecate was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy, and sorcery. She was often portrayed in triple form, and was in later writings described as having three heads: dog, serpent, and horse. Shrines to Hecate were set at the entrances to homes and cities which were supposed to protect the people from spirits and the restless dead. Today, Hecate is often the patron goddess of many Wiccans due to her three faces, like the concept of the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone.
This is a buttery yellow polish with red shimmer. I applied 3 light coats with a top coat. The formula is amazing. I usually don't wear yellows but since it is a pastel I think I might have pulled it off. It is such a beautiful and soft color.
Ceridwen is an enchantress in Welsh medieval folklore. According to legend, Ceridwen had a hideously ugly son who she sought to make wise. She made a boy, Gwion Bach, stir the potion needed to accomplish this task but he accidentally received the gift of wisdom meant for her son. Ceridwen chased him, changing into many forms during the length of the chase, and as a hen devoured him in the form of a piece of corn. Ceridwen became pregnant, and knew that it was Gwion being reborn inside her. She planned to kill him, but he was born so beautiful that she could not bring herself to do so. Many modern Pagans regard her as the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.
This is a cotton candy pink polish with gold and pink sparks and green shimmer. This is one of my favorites out of this collection. In a way, with the pink sparks, this color reminds me of a strawberry milkshake. Ohhhh How I have craving one now. LOL I applied 3 light coats with a top coat. Of course the formula is amazing and a breeze to apply.
Nimue is also known as the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legend, specifically named as such in Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. In his tale she gives King Arthur his sword Excalibur. She learns her magic from Merlin, whom she later enchants and traps. With Merlin incapacitated, Nimue replaces him as King Arthur's advisor. After Arthur was wounded at the Battle of Carmlann, Nimue is one of the four queens that bear his body to Avalon.
This is a grey-blue polish with blue shimmer and gold sparks. I applied 3 light coats with a top coat. The formula? Amazing!!! This is another one of my favorite colors out of the collection. It is just gorgeous!!!
Baba Yaga is a witch in Slavic folklore, who is depicted as a as a deformed and ferocious-looking elderly woman. She is associated with the mortar and pestle, She lives deep in the forest and is associated with forest wildlife. She often appears to mortals as an ambiguous character, equally likely to help or hinder those who seek her aid. In old Russian, baba can mean midwife, sorceress, or fortune teller.
This is a grey based polish with a strong purple shimmer and silver sparks. I applied 3 light coats with a top coat. This is a lovely color. I can say that I do not have a color like this in my collection. This is truly a unique color.
Overall this collection is perfection. I love what it represents and I love the pastel colors. I think pastel colors are going be huge this year. The formula is amazing. I can't find anything wrong with this collection at all. My 2 favorite colors out of this collection are "Nimue" and "Ceridwen". Which were your favorites? To find Daphine Polish you can click on the words below to direct you in the right direction.
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