Monday, January 14, 2019

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A, Part 1

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Grab yourself a drink, a snack and something to write down all the polishes you will want in today and tomorrow's post. Polish Con will be in New Orleans April 6, 2019. Road to Polish Con took a little break and now it's back and better than ever.  Instead of one to two polishes each week, the attendees at Polish Con will be represented in two groups. Group A will be available from 1/19-2/3 and Group B will be 2/22-3/10.  Because the polishes are so dimensional, I've broken up Group A into two posts! These polishes are available to anyone, whether or not you can attend the Con!

I have to say, I love New Orleans, so the inspirations excite me! I went to Mardi Gras (actually, for an academic conference LOL) in 2011 and I love the city! I love the small city feel, the culture, and seriously would consider living there. 

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A





**Before we get started, if you're new to my blog, let me explain the picture order. The first pictures are in indoor OTT lighting, the next, in direct sunlight, and then the shade. I do this so you can see polishes in as many different lightings as possible!**

Overpour: If brands have any overpour of their Road to Polish Con polishes, they may choose to sell them at the actual Polish Con event, or on their website. Once the polish sells out though, it will never be released again. This will depend on the brand.


Alter Ego

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Fais Do Do: 2 coats.

Cost & Cap: $4.75 for 8.5mL, $9.50 for 17mL

Inspiration: Fais do-do is not only a cajun dance party but the name of a club in LA. Alter Ego was inspired by one of their neon signs.

Thoughts: This is a sparkly deep pink shimmer with a bronze shift. It's an in between of pink and brown and a lovely shade at that. Formula was nice and smooth. The copper/orange/bronze shift was a nice surprise. As usual, multichromes are most visible in shade and indirect lighting.

 
Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con


Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con



Crystal Knockout
Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Fifolet of the Bayou: 3 coats. Sheer at first but builds up nicely.

Cost & Cap: $13, no cap.
Inspiration: Inspired by the legendary glowing orbs said to inhabit the bayous and swamps of New Orleans.

Thoughts: A super shifty bluish-green to violet with red/gold aurora and purple-red-orange UCC flakie. This is a fun shade of a deep seafoam. It's so sparkly that it's almost holo haha. The shimmer is dimensional and there's a sparse amount of shifting flakes. The shimmer shines here!

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con


Ever After Polish
SHOP, Facebook, Instagram 


Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Will Flash My Mani for Beads: 3 thin coats. Can be two if you don't have an opaque nail line.

Cost & Cap: $11, no cap.

Inspiration: Colors of Mardi Gras partying

ThoughtsAn antique silver holo loaded with the colors of Mardi Gras and purple green and gold UCC flakes. This is such a unique base color! I really love the tarnished look. The holo is very strong with this one! I wore it for 3 days actually and it wore really well during a cleaning frenzy. The Mardi Gras-colored flecks complement the base well. So festive!

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Fair Maiden Polish
SHOP, Facebook, Instagram 

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

French Quarter Phantom: 3 coats. 2 had a tiny amount of VNL, so if you have shorter nails or no opaque nail line, two will be fine.

Cost & Cap: $11, no cap.

Inspiration: inspired by the haunted stories buried in the rich history of the French Quarter.

Thoughts:   A taupey lavender linear holo is finished with iridescent green flake and purple UCC flake. The color of the base will pull differently depending on your skin tone. On me, it leans  more purple, and I'm fine with that! The flakes really glow off the base. It's a nice combo of colors!

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con Group A

Great Lakes Lacquer

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con
 
Bayou Princess: 2 coats.

Cost & Cap: $13, no cap.

Inspiration: Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

ThoughtsA soft sea green multichrome holographic with shifts to watery blue, periwinkle and orchid. I was so surprised this covered in two coats, score! What a delicate soft shade. It's sort of beachy but also vibrant. The holo is soft but still has a nice flame on it. Something about this polish is very soothing.

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Illyrian

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con


Rising Sun Blues: 3 coats plus top coat.

Cost & Cap: $13, no cap.

Inspiration: New Orleans.

ThoughtsA deep navy blue base with a blue/red multichrome shift and iridescent flakes in red/copper/green - blue/violet - green/purple & green/gold. When it comes to polishes like this, I prefer thinner coats so I can get more flake goodness! There's a rich base that's almost a blurple when the shimmer combines with it. I do like the amount of rainbow flakes. It reminds me of beads!

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con


Kathleen & Co


Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con


Light My Flambeaux: 3 coats, because I had minor VNL. 2 for shorter/less opaque nails.

Cost & Cap: $12, no cap.

Inspiration: inspired by the torches carried during some of the parades at night.

Thoughts: A bright red with an orange shimmer and orange magnetic shift. The last two photos are magnetized. I found out after I swatched it that it was a magnetic, so I re-did the swatch. I have to say that the magnetic effect is extremely subtle, so you're looking at the base color. It's a super bright orange-based red, with a little bit of holo. This definitely reminds me of fire.


Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Magnetized:

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con

Polish Con New Orleans, Road to Polish Con


I know there's a lot here, but that's why I broke it up! There's a diverse collection of colors and finishes and wait until you see part two tomorrow. Which ones are you for sure going to grab?!

The Road to Polish Con series for part A will run from January 18 to February 3.  Orders will be shipped by February 15. You can shop the Road to Polish Con HERE. There will even be international shipping!

Tickets are on sale NOW and you can purchase them HERE. There's a variety of levels of tickets, so choose the one that fits you!

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16 comments:

  1. Ooh, there are some gorgeous shades here!

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    1. I know! So many excellent options and great exclusives for the event.

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  2. So many great shades that I would love to own that I got distracted and forgot to comment. I think Bayou Princess is my fave!

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    1. That one is so striking and an interesting departure from what we think of when we think of NOLA! It’s easy to be distracted with so many pretties.

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  3. What a gorgeous variety of colors!

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    1. I know! I like that there’s so many kinds of finishes and colors!

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  4. Thank you for your thorough reviews! All your manis and photos are dynamite!

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    1. Thank you for creating such a gorgeous polish!

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  5. Will Flash My Mani for Beads has me laughing out loud at the name. Amazing swatches but that antique silver is my fav.

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  6. I totally agree - the culture and small town feel makes NOLA amazing. we went a few years back and loved it!

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  7. What stunning polishes. I just don't know how to pick only a few.

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  8. So many beautiful polish colors! I particularly like Fifolet of the Bayou. I haven't ever been to NOLA but I feel like there's so much interesting culture that I'll have to visit it one day

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  9. Thank you for sharing these in different lighting, really shows off the small details in each polish. Love that some of them have such great inspiration (Fifolet, Fais Do Do). Can't wait to see the others!

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  10. The Great Lakes Lacquer is SO pretty!

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  11. So many pretty polishes! I love that first red one with a shift.

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  12. So many gorgeous manicures!! I’m curious, have you tried KL Polish yet?

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