Have you heard about Polish Pickup yet? If you’ve been paying attention to my blog, you have – I swatched a couple of Northern Star Polish contributions to Polish Pickup in the past. This was an idea that was started a few months ago to get various polish makers together, each creating their own polish to fit a certain theme. Each month there is a new theme and all of the polishes created for that theme are available together on one site during a brief pre-order. It is a great way to try out a variety of brands!
I made my first Polish Pickup purchase during the month of October. The theme was Monsters & Mythical creatures and there were a couple of polishes I just couldn’t pass up! Today I have one of those I purchased to share with you – Supermoon Lacquer The Hound of Hades.
You may have noticed by now that Supermoon Lacquer is one of my favourite brands. I really like their complex, interesting, shimmery and shifty polishes. Supermoon also recently released a gorgeous 10-piece collection based on Sailor Moon – I’m not able to buy all the polish so I passed on that collection and picked up the October Polish Pickup shade instead. This is two coats of The Hound of Hades with top coat.
The Hound of Hades is a dark blackened navy holo that is absolutely packed with shimmer and sparkle. I can most clearly see red-green shifting microglitter, coppery sparks, and blue/turquoise shimmer, and the official description also names blue/purple/copper and red/orange/green chameleon pigment, gold sparks, and holographic copper and silver microglitter. Suffice it to say there is a lot going on and all of it is good!
This is a very dark shade – perfect when you want something deep and dark but not as stark as a black, and more interesting! The formula on this polish was great and it was really opaque after just one coat – I applied two here just to get everything looking perfect (and because it would seem strange not to, I’m so used to two coats!).
If you missed out on this beauty, you’re not alone. There were unfortunately only 63 bottles available due to an issue with the bottles used for this polish – Supermoon doesn’t usually limit the amounts available. This shade sold out almost instantly and unfortunately it won’t be available again. I know, I know, I’m sharing a shade you can’t get anymore – but join the Polish Pickup Facebook group and you’ll see plenty more of these monthly themed polishes and you won’t need to miss out again!