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Friday, May 9, 2014

Crows Toes: The 9 Realms Collection - Swatches and Review

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LAUNCHING MAY 10, 2014

Crows Toes
9 Realms Collection



Today I have 12 new polishes to show you from Crows Toes called the 9 Realms Collection. Shifters and holos and glitters, oh my!




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This collection was inspired by the nine worlds in Norse Mythology and there are lots of photos so let's dive right in...alphabetically!

Alfheim is the home of the Light Elves and it's bluish-green sort of sage colored linear holo. Formula and application were perfection. No issues at all. Two coats with no top coat for the photos.






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Asgard is home to the Æsir tribe of gods and it's an ice blue linear holo. Same fantastic formula as Alfheim. Two coats and no top coat for the photos.







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Bifrost is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard and Asgard and it's a clear-based glitter bomb that was nearly impossible to photograph because it's full of various shades of small holo glitters. Blingalicious.






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Helheim is "the underworld" and it's a black jelly base with violet, blue, holo and copper flakes and shards. This one was a bit harder for me to apply because jellies don't love me but the effect is beautiful. I used two coats with one coat of top coat for the photos, but 3 lighter coats might be the way to go with this one.






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Huginn & Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and take information back to Odin and it's a multi-chromatic jelly chock full of shimmer that shifts from purple to violet to blue to green. And it's so squishy! Two coats with no top coat for the photos.








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Jotunheim is the homeland of the Giants in Norse Mythology and it's a purple jelly base full of small and micro holo hex glitters and again, I had a hard time capturing the bling. I used two coats with one coat of top coat but for full opacity you might opt for 3 light coats instead.






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Midgard is the world that's inhabited by the humans and it's a light taupe linear holo. Same perfect formula and application as Alfheim and Asgard. Love! Two coats and no top coat for the photos.






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Muspelheim is the realm of fire and it's a purple to gold duo-chrome crelly/creme with a generous helping of copper, blue and holo small hex glitters. This one was a tad thicker than some of the others in this collection, but no issues. Two coats with one coat of top coat for the photos.






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Nidavellir is the home of the Dwarves and it's another color-shifting crelly polish with shifts from blue to purple to copper to violet and loads of green and blue small hex glitters. I used three light coats and one coat of top coat for the photos.






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Niflheim is known as the Mist World, known as the world of primordial ice and cold with 9 frozen rivers and it's a blackened purple based jelly polish with small purple and blue hex glitters. Two coats and one coat of top coat for the photos.






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Svartalfheim is the home of the Elves and it's a dark navy blue jelly base with various sizes and shapes of navy blue, bright royal blue and silver or gunmetal glitters. Squishy and sparkly - two coats with one coat of top coat for the photos. For full opacity you might want to go with 3 light coats instead.






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Vanaheim is the home of the Vanir, a group of gods associated with fertilitywisdom and the ability to see the future and it's a multi-chrome that's primarily bright green with shifts to a darker green, gold and purple with the addition of small gold and blue hex glitters. Two coats with one coat of top coat for the photos.








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LAUNCHING MAY 10, 2014

WOW what a collection! What do you think? Favorites? Mine won't be surprising...Alfheim, Midgard and Huginn & Muninn.

The Crows Toes 9 Realms Collection will be available for purchase on Llarowe’s website this Saturday, May 10th, 2014! You can follow Crows Toes on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new collections!  You can check out Llarowe on Facebook for more information.



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12 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous, diverse collection! My favorites are the holos, of course, but they're all beautiful!

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  2. Thank you, thank you for this timely swathing! Tomorrow Llarowe does a restock of Crow's Toes. The only one out of this collection I really want is Huginn & Muninn. There are a few others that I like the color, but I don't like the glitters in them - think the glitters just ruin the finish, make them bumpy. I do like glitters of all sorts, but cannot stand them in a duo or multichrome! I love the perfectly smooth finish on a chrome! I am kinda relieved I only want one out of this collection. This year has not been kind to my wallet!

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  3. I probably have several polishes too close to Alfheim to justify and I have the old CG TTY which is a taupe holo but this one is prettier.Trying to figure out if I need to run the gauntlet to get Huggen and also like the glitter bomb,

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous collection! I'd never recall the names in a million years though. Lots of purple and violet goodness!

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  5. Ohhhh, I so love Huginn & Muninn and Jotunheim!!! Crosses fingers that they are available!

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  6. I love this collection, I want them all just because of the theme! Shame some of the photos came out quite blurry. I like that you actually explained the meanings of the names rather than just posting photos, thanks for that!

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    1. Yes, unfortunately some of them did come off blurry and I'm so sorry for that. I'm not sure what happened this time and I almost didn't post them but ultimately I decided to go ahead...hoping they could help some anyway. ♥

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    2. And here I was thinking the blurring was intentional to show the prettiness of these polishes! :o Very happy you did post them, I wouldn't have noticed them otherwise (lazy me only looking at one or two nail blogs!)

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  7. I'm getting in so much trouble reading your blog!! LOL. I just went and bought Asgard. I've been searching for an ice blue polish like this for months. I'll add it to the 5 other bottles of polish I've ordered over the last two weeks :)

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  8. So beautiful and such a diverse collection. A must have! xo

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  9. Just to confirm - you didn't put Huginn & Muninn over a black base, right? That's just the polish on its own?

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