Happy Friday! This is going to be a busy posting weekend… and I haven’t posted in a few days while preparing for this weekends releases. First up we’re going to be looking at the Baroness X Polish Recently Deceased collection!
The Baroness X Polish Recently Deceased Collection was inspired by Beetlejuice! It releases today at noon PT. This collection consists of 5 polishes – 2 flake mixes, a magnetic, a fluid art polish and a glow in the dark!
This was a really fun set to work on – but I gotta say… the flake bombs stole my heart. I didn’t think they would… but they definitely did.
Okay lets jump on into this and see what we have going on!
Baroness X | The Ghost with the Most (Glow in the Dark)
Baroness X | Sandworms (Magnetic)
Sandworms is a black jelly base with black to red shifting microflakes and gold magnetic pigment. I used a ring magnet on it’s side to repel the magnetic pigment away instead of draw it into a thin line, so the center on my 2 middle nails is the base color, and the magnetic pigment is around the outside.
I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos, and I left the index and pinky nails alone so you can see this shade without the use of a magnet.
Baroness X | It’s Showtime!
It’s Showtime! is a clear base packed with black, purple and copper metallic flakes, as well as pink to green, blue to violet, and magenta to copper iridescent flakes. This can be used as a topper or standalone polish – I used it alone in just 2 coats. It will dry down with a slight texture, and I used 2 coats of top coat for a smooth, glassy finish.
Baroness X | Lost Souls
Lost Souls is a clear base loaded with black and teal metallic flakes, as well as green to purple and magenta to copper iridescent flakes. This can be used as a topper or standalone polish – I used it alone in just 2 coats. It will dry down with a slight texture, and I used 2 coats of top coat for a smooth, glassy finish.
Baroness X | Little Accident (Fluid Art)
The final polish is a fluid art polish. This can be used as a standalone shade (shown in 2 coats on my index and pinky) or as it’s intended as a fluid art polish.
Fluid art is a fun technique and there’s a few different ways to do it. I prefer to create decals and then transfer the decal to my nails. There’s a way to do it wet and directly on the nail – but I’m not talented or patient enough for that.
I typically use these silicone mats (affiliate link) but I have used a butter or sour cream container lid in a pinch. I prefer to pick out 2 other colors with the fluid art and I do polish #1 and blob about 8 drops onto the mat in a pile. Then I take the fluid art polish and blob 8 more drops right on top of the previous polish. Then I take the 3rd polish and drop 8 more drips on top. I do this 3 times so I have a nice polish puddle going. Then I life the silicone mat and start moving it around so the puddle slides around the mat. I change directions to keep it in one area and watch the cells form. Once I am happy with my flattened puddle, I set the mat aside and let it dry.
I find that 2-3 hours works best for me as dry time because the decal is still easy to work with. I used to do 12-24 hours but the decal felt too brittle.
Next I paint my nails with a base color (for the below photos I used Baroness X Little Accident as my base polish) then I cut out sections of the decal to roughly fit my nails. Then I painted a thin coat of sticky base and placed the decal over that. I gently press the decal into place and then take a clean up brush and dip in acetone. I work the brush around the outside of the decal and this does 2 things:
1. Cleans up the edges to fit my nail
2. It “melts” the edges into my nail for a more secure decal.
For these decals, I used Little Accidents, Vapid Lacquer Pessimist (black creme) and Night Owl Lacquer Ectoplasm (releasing this weekend) You can see the decal I made below, then photos of it applied to the nail.
Baroness X Polish | Recently Deceased Collection
I love the variety within this collection, but those flake bombs still had me staring at the photos. Especially Lost Souls. I had no application issues with any of these shades.
There is also an Acetone Antidote included, which I did not receive. The scent profile is:
Shrunken Head is a pear nectar and dark red goji berry blend with smokey rich woods and charred hemp for a sophisticated and intoxicating contradiction.
Price: $11.00 – $12.00 Each | $55.00 Full Collection
Release Date: September 24th at Noon PT
Where To Buy: Baroness X Shop
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So what did you think? Will you be grabbing any?