Monday, October 28, 2013

Candy Corn from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Samhain/Halloween Collection

Hello Lovelies!!

So for today I have a review of another polish from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, this time a glitter polish from their Samhain/Halloween Collection called Candy Corn. This is a Limited Edition polish, so if you love it as much as I do hurry and order some!! I ordered a small bottle of this, which is 6 mL and sells for $3, she also has a medium sized polish, 12 mL, for $6, and a full size bottle, 15 mL, for $9. Candy Corn is a glitter polish with orange, white, and yellow glitters in clear base, all matte hexes from sizes ranging .008 to .060. And all of her polishes are 3-FREE and Cruelty FREE, which is super awesome.
Also her shop does have a FREESHIP15 coupon code that qualifies orders in the United States that are over $15 for free shipping!! Totally bitchin, right? She does ship her products internationally, but this coupon code is for people in the US only. She has some other deals listed on her page, as well as her Facebook page: Carpe Noctem Cosmetics on Facebook She posts on her Facebook regularly with all her new polishes and deals, so you should check her out to stay up to speed on what's going on with her shop.

Candy Corn over Gorgeous Gourd by Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
Okay, when I applied this I used one coat of base coat, 2 coats of Gorgeous Gourd (also from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, you can see my review here: Gorgeous Gourd Review,) and then 3 coats of Candy Corn. Now, candy Corn looks just great with fewer coats, but I seriously LOVE the way this glitter looks so I loaded it up.
The base for this polish is thick enough to support the glitter, so you don't get a ton of settling. You still have to give it a good shake and roll to make sure it distributes all perfect like, but it hold up better than a lot of other glitter polishes.
This is a really fun glitter, it adds a really neat visual texture with very little tactile texture, which is amazing. I really like Candy Corn over orange and red, but it does look cute over other colors as well. My daughter was wearing a green polish from Zoya and she wanted some of the "pretty sparklies" so I put a coat over her green nails and it was adorable.
I wore this polish for 4 or 5 days without any chipping or discoloration or any other weirdness happening to my nails. It was not difficult to remove and it did not stain my nails. To me, that is pretty friggin amazing. I almost never have polish last on my nails that long without them getting jacked up one way or another. And I was wearing 6 coats of polish total!!!

Overall, this is an amazing polish. The glitter is really cute and looks great with a variety of colors, it's super chip resistant and long lasting, the glitter doesn't settle too much, and it's being sold for a very fair price. I already went back to her shop and bought the full size bottle of this glitter so I won't have to worry about running out after she discontinues the Samhain/Halloween Collection. I would highly recommend this polish for those of you that love really fun glitter and the color orange. Orange is my favorite color, so it was a pretty easy sell for me lol.

I hope you guys liked this review, I'm so in love with indie polish right now it's insane. Leave me some love in the comments and let me know how you feel about Candy Corn, or if you've ever ordered from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, and make sure to leave me links to your fave indie polish distributor, I would love getting to find some more awesome companies to check out! Til next time!!


  1. Cute! I love the texture that the glitter gives it.

    1. Me too!! This glitter is so much fun to play around with!!