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Confession: I’m totally obsessed with Nathan Fillion. From his stint on Buffy to his current role on Castle he’s just too amazing. One of his best projects was Firefly ( & later on, Serenity) & although it was cut short…it holds a special place in my heart. When Laura of Joyful Noise Cosmetics asked me if I’d swatch her trio I was thrilled. I am late late late with these swatches…but I sure hope they were worth the wait!
Each shade is named after a quote from Firefly. If you haven’t seen the show & you’re into scifi (or Nathan Fillion….) then jump into that & educate yourself! All three of the shades definitely have their own personality. Besides these shades being from the same collection…they’re all vastly different! Each of these shades is a mini but they’re also available in full sized bottles.
Tell Me I’m Pretty- A semi sheer bubblegum pink base with a scattering of holo dust & varying micro to medium shades of pink hexes. 2 coats over Essie Fiji. Very girly & oh so pretty. I like it over a base best & Essie Figi is perfect, super fair & doesn’t alter the polish shade.
Shiny- Multi colored ultra fine shimmer that leans more blue/purple/pink that comes together as an opal finish. I’m not usually a big fan of opal finishes but I actually really like this one. It flashes more over black but I am really digging it over white! Pointer & pinkie are 3 coats, middle is one coat over black, & ring is one coat over white.
Burn the Land, Boil the Sea- Medium very reflective silver holo hexes, fine blue glitter, & holo dust in a sheer blackend base. 2 coats over black. My favorite because I’m such a sucker for super holo glitter. Along with the layering of blue & fine holo dust this polish is gorgeous. Boil the sea indeed!
For those of you who don’t know, Joyful Noise (formally Nails by Laura) was the first indie polish brand I’ve ever reviewed. I think we were both newish to our professional passions & I feel like we’ve kind of grown together. I now consider her a friend which is how she even knew I dug Firefly. To be fair, I was one of the people chanting for her to start obsessing about Dr. Who. I sincerely hope she’ll create a Dr. Who inspired line…& maybe even let me help! As into makeup & fashion as I am I am definitely a geek girl at heart.
To purchase Joyful Noise Cosmetics nail polishes ( & other beauty items like lippies & bath products!) you can visit her store on Etsy. She has quite a few new polishes that I’m jittering over! Summery too! She has these 3 shades labeled as limited edition so if you want them grab them while you can!
Which shade is your favorite? Are you a Firefly fan? What show/books/movies would you like to see turned into a polish line?