The Blob indie nail polish from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics swatch, review, photos

Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
I had a major nail break on the ring finger and pinkie, so, yes, the non-existent nubs you see in this post are mine and you haven't gone to the wrong blog. I've swatched The Blob glitter nail polish, made by indie polish maker Emily of Carpe Noctem Cosmetics as part of her Hallowe'en collection, which I had picked up in my Etsy haul from her. I wore The Blob alone over my Rimmel All White Now base coat, as I wanted to swatch it by itself for you and not over other nail polish. I applied two coats of Rimmel Pro Super Wear topcoat, though. All photographs are in natural light and, as usual, unedited.
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
The Blob consists of large lavender-ish holographic round or disc glitter and smaller multi- and pink or purple glitter in a pinky-purple crelly base. Incidentally, The Blob was a horror movie I watched after Jeff Murdoch in the BBC sitcom, Coupling, alludes to it in episode #2 (I know, I loved that sitcom). This "blob" from outer space lands on earth, consuming everything and everyone, growing in size, till Steve McQueen and co. defeat it, pretty much. Right, back to nail polish.
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
Emily of Carpe Noctem Cosmetics makes this polish to order, really. She threw in everything "resembling a purple" that she could lay her hands on into this fabulous mix. I'm wearing two coats on the index, middle and ring fingers but just one each on the rest. Can you tell? Since you get a mix of glitter and the base is pink, there is some nice depth even when you apply just the one coat. I haven't done much by way of evening out the polish either. Now for the formula of The Blob.
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem CosmeticsSwatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
One word. Incredible. No fishing, ever. I did turn the bottle upside down and give it a few shakes at first and then the large round glitter came rolling, rolling, rolling through the wintry sea. I have to say this is the best glitter polish I have tried. Better than Reflection in Flames by Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, even. Better than all the mainstream glitters I've tried from O.P.I., China Glaze, Innisfree and Bourjois, where I've had to fish and swish my way till I lost whatever little patience I've acquired during adulthood. And drying time was super-fast. I didn't even have to get Q-tips to clean up, I just peeled off the excess with a nail! Bad habit, but it's fun to peel things, isn't it?
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
As the larger discs tend to sink to the bottom, you might want to turn the bottle upside-down for a few seconds. But I did manage to get a couple of discs out without doing this.
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem CosmeticsSwatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
A decent amount of glitter and at least one or two large discs turn up on the brush easily: 
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
And the staying power has been very impressive as well. I wore it on Sunday and it lasted till Friday without a peep. Impressive, given that I was mucking around with antique bronzes. And, at the risk of grossing you out forevermore, this is how it came off:
Swatch and review of indie nail polish The Blob from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
Yes, I did peel it off on purpose, primarily because I ran out of reading material during the journey back. It came out nicely, leaving behind traces of neither glitter nor base on my disgraceful "nub" nails, which are no longer suitable for stamping or watermarbling at present. Tutorials will have to wait.
  1. Well, 2 coats on do have a very slight difference that can be seen but not very obvious.

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    1. Yeah, the second coat makes it look a tad pinker.

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  2. "Whatever patience I've acquired during adulthood"....rofl.
    Very pretty polish :)

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    1. I'm becoming addicted to indies!

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    1. Haha, true - not my usual colour, but the glitter makes it even more fun!

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  4. I love this polish so much!! Glad you liked it too :) I also peeled this polish off because it's totally fun to peel polish.

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    1. And a great stress-buster! Like popping bubblewrap :D

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