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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Press release re: new neon collection!!!!


NEONS have now arrived at Mrs. P's Nail Potions!!!!! I have compiled a collection of fun and unique neon lacquers all inspired by the television series "The Carrie Diaries". In case anyone is not familiar with the TV series, it is effectively the "prequel" to "Sex And The City" where it shows Carrie's life throughout high school and prior to her living in NY. The series takes place in the 80's and brings me back to all the wonder that was the fashion and music of the 80's!!!

The photo above depicts the entire six piece collection, from left to right: The Emerald Strikes Back, Wake Me Up Before You Day-Glow, Purple Reigns, Purse-onal Style, Papa Don't Peach, and Glam-Rocker.

You will have the choice of any of the six available lacquers in full-size bottles or you can get a mini set of all six (minis will not be sold in individual lacquers). You can choose one, two, three, four, five, or all six - whatever suits your fancy. These lacquers will run for $8.00 CAD each for individual full-size bottles, with the exception of "Glam-rocker" which will retail for $9.00 CAD simply due to the sheer amount of glitter in it and the higher price point of some of the glitter used for that particular polish. The entire six piece full-size set will retail for $40.00 CAD. There will also be the added option of purchasing the "Papa Don't Peach" and "Glam-rocker" duo in full-size for $15.00 CAD.

As previously stated, the inspiration behind all of these lacquers was "The Carrie Diaries", in particular the fashion. I would like to share with you the inspiration photos for each of the lacquers so you can see where my vision came from :) It all started with an immediate vision for a polish that popped into my head when I saw the pilot episode which kind of centred around a purse that Carrie made (painted it with nail polish) which was spotted and coveted by a fashion editor for Carrie's favourite fashion mag "Interview".

I immediately saw visions of a black polish loaded with various shapes and colours of glitters. Hence, "Purse-onal Style" was born, which is a sheer black base full of white shreds, large neon pink hexes, medium orange hexes, neon blue slices, neon green squares, and neon yellow fine glitter.

"The Emerald Strikes Back" is a neon green base with loads of medium silver holo hexes and fine silver glitter as well as a smattering here and there of some medium sized orange hexes. Obviously the name is a play on "The Empire Strikes Back" which was part of the epic Star Wars saga and was the 1980's highest grossing film.

"Papa Don't Peach" is a solid neon orange polish. It is the only polish in the collection with no glitter, which makes it a perfect pairing for "Glam-rocker". I decided not to use any glitter in this polish as I felt the orange was just too awesome all on its own. Plus I knew I would have a glitter topper in this collection so a solid polish to pair up with the glitter topper was just what was needed! Obviously the name is a play on the Madonna song "Papa Don't Preach" which was released in June of 1986 and there is no doubt that Madonna was one of the most iconic artists of the 1980's.

"Wake Me Up Before You Day-glow" is a neon yellow base with neon blue slices and medium orange hexes. The name is a play on the Wham! hit "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" which was released in 1984 and became the band's first UK number one hit.

"Purple Reigns" is a neon purple base with lots of glitz and glamour made possible by medium silver holo hexes and fine purple holo glitter. For some fun and interest there are some black bars thrown into the mix. The name is a play on "Purple Rain" which was the sixth studio album released by Prince and The Revolution and was the soundtrack album to the 1984 movie. "Purple Rain" is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history.

"Glam-rocker" is a clear base glitter topper chockfull of bright and glitzy glitters. You'll find: ultra fine super sparkly pink glitter, silver holo micro slices, medium gold holo hexes, large neon pink hexes, medium orange hexes, neon blue slices, white shreds, medium metallic red hexes, and fine neon yellow glitter. There's so much stuff in this glitter topper that every swipe of the brush is a surprise on your nail! This polish was inspired by the whole era of "Glam Rock" (also known as "Glitter Rock") which is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the UK in the 1970's and gained popularity through the 70's and 80's and even saw a revival in the 90's. It was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter.

Any of the above lacquers can be purchased online at as of August 15, 2013.

Here are some photos of the swatches I have done on a nail wheel:

2 coats, no top coat
2 coats, no top coat
2 coats, no top coat (this photo does no justice to the sparkle that this polish has!)
2 thin coats, no top coat
2 generous coats, no top coat
1 generous coat, no top coat

And in case you weren't aware, I also have SCENTED TOP COATS available now!!!!!

These top coats are durable with a high gloss shine and will not yellow. There is no colour added, simply a delicious scent. DISCLAIMER: OBVIOUSLY NOT EDIBLE (sorry, has to be said) AND WILL ONLY SMELL OF THE SCENT ONCE IT IS DRY (while it is wet it will still have that nail polish odour). Please DO NOT sniff the polish until it is 100% dry! The scent should last anywhere from one or two days to one week, depending how often you wash your hands etc. and depending on how strong the scent is as some scents are stronger than others.

Choose from the following scents:

-Chocolate Fudge
-Apple Cinnamon, or

These can also be purchased from my etsy shop and they retail for $8.00 CAD each.  There is also a mini set available (of the four original scents released) which retails for $15.00 CAD.

And don't forget that the summer lacquers "Your Pool or Mine?" and "Summer Nights" will no longer be available after the end of this month.  If you are interested in either of these, get them while you can!!  They also retail for $8.00 CAD each and can be found in my etsy shop.

L - Your Pool or Mine?  R - Summer Nights

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