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I have definitely mentioned a few times by now that The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer is one of my favourite nail polish brands. Today I have swatches to share with you of 5 polishes from their original Ready to Launch collection, which came out over a year ago now. Although one of these shades has already been retired, the other four are still available and will be restocked later this week for the brand’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. In addition, all of these polishes will be 30% off for the sale! You can join the brand’s Facebook group for more details and announcements. For now, let’s take a look at the pretty polishes!
Ready to Launch was originally launched as a 9-piece collection, and 4 of the shades have since been retired. As you can see, I stuck to the blue-green-purple side of the collection – these do always tend to be my favourite polish shades! All of them have space-inspired names – perfect for a brand called Supermoon.
First up is Polar Light. This is actually the only one that I have to share with you that is now a retired shade, so it will not be available for purchase again. All the others I will share with you today are due to be restocked later this week.
Although this polish had a great formula and opacity, it does have an ever-so-slightly frosty finish which leads to some just barely visible brushstrokes. Despite that, I have a hard time understanding why this polish wasn’t more popular – it’s such a happy shade of green and the pretty sparkle and shimmer make it something really special.
The next polish I have to share with you is Supermoon Mystic Mountain. Mardi, the maker behind Supermoon, has mentioned in the Facebook group that this is still her favourite of her own polishes, even after she has released several more collections.
Although I was always a little on the fence about this polish based on swatch pictures, once I got it and put it on my own nails, I could see why it would be a favourite. It really is something special!
I have a hard time describing a shade like this. In the official description, it is listed as a purple-based multichrome with green-orange colour shifting shimmer and turquoise-purple-red chameleon shimmer. However, in this polish the shimmers themselves are not easy to isolate and it is more like they combine together to create one interestingly shifty unit. The main colour I see on my nails is more of a stormy ocean teal, and the dark dusty purples come out more at the edges of my nails and at angles.
Here on the macro, you can definitely see that the polish is packed with shimmer, but as I mentioned it is more like the shimmer works together with the base to just create one subtle but shifty polish. I received multiple compliments while wearing this one, so it is definitely something special!
Now that is a blue I can love! To me, Pistol Star is a bright medium blue with strong purple shifts, scattered holo, and a subtle shimmer. The official description specifies that the shimmers are turquoise-red and blue-purple colour shifting shimmer.
Tidal Disruption is darker and moodier than the others from this collection. It is a deep teal packed with gold and green sparks and shimmer which the description lists as green and turquoise shimmer, and gold-green colour shifting shimmer. It is really tough to see the individual shimmer shades on all of these – they are all clearly shimmery, but the shimmer mixes and blends so subtly with the base and it is hard to isolate the individual components without reading the official colour description.
Again, I am showing two coats of Tidal Disruption with top coat. This is the type of shade that is notorious for staining nails, but I am happy to report no staining with this one. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, the formula was great, smooth, opaque, and easy to work with.
Finally, a purple! And what a purple! It is a red-based purple scattered holo, SO packed with blue-magenta shifting shimmer that it is hard to see anything but that incredible shift. The official description also lists a blue/purple/red/orange colour shifting shimmer.
There is also one more from this collection that is still available that I don’t have, Cosmic Dust. As I mentioned at the start of this post, the five polishes from this collection that are still available will be restocked later this week on the website, and they will be 30% off for the Black Friday sale! It is the perfect time to either test out this brand, or round out your collection.
Mystic Mountain, Galactic Halo, and Pistol Star are all favourites for me. I know 3 favourites out of 5 polishes isn’t much of a ratio, but I can’t help it! I just can’t narrow it down any further. Which do you like best?