April 16, 2014

Collaboration Week: Contrary Polish x The PolishAholic- Beacon Street


Hi guys! Today's collaboration comes from the fabulous Contrary Polish! Contrary Polish is one of my favorite indie brands, Carrie makes some of the most beautiful shimmers I've come across. I love her brand because I feel it's unique amongst a sea of glitter bombs that we tend to see a lot from the indie world. I've always been a huge fan of the interesting combos of base color and shimmer color that Carrie releases and was so excited to work with her on a polish I've been dreaming up for ages!

I don't think it's any secret that Nails Inc Baker Street is pretty much my favorite blue of all time, if there was ever a perfect blue creme it would be that. I've always wanted a shimmery version of it, so when I was talking to Carrie about what I had in mind I explained how I had been dreaming up a matte cobalt blue with a darker blue shimmer. Unfortunately the dark shimmer wasn't working so Carrie tried out a lighter blue shimmer and WOW! I never imagined my dream shimmery cobalt with a lighter shimmer but it ended up being even better than what I had been envisioning for so long!

For the name I wanted something that would be a nod to Baker Street as it was the reason I fell so in love with cobalt blue and I also wanted it to be a nod to my favorite band, No Doubt. So Beacon Street was born, Beacon Street is one my favorite No Doubt albums!

Below are photos of Beacon Street both without top coat and with top coat. It looks fabulous either way. I can't even deal with how much I love this polish, it's perfect!



Lighting: Shade

With Top Coat



I really can't say enough how much I love this polish. Thank you to Carrie for making this polish a reality for me, it's so much better than I could have ever imagined!

Contrary Polish is available in mini size at http://www.contrarypolish.com/, you can buy full size bottles from the stockists who carry Contrary Polish. They are Llarowe, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, Mei Mei's Signatures, Norway Nails, Hypnotic Polish and Rainbow Connection.

23 comments:

  1. Drooling over that. Baker street is gorg and the shimmer takes it to the next level. Easily my favorite of the ones you've shown so far!

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  2. This one is by far my favorite! They are all beautiful collaborations but I have a thing for blue :) And grats on the four years!

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  3. This has the boldness of Baker Street nailed! I like the lighter shimmer but a bold blue with dark shimmer is a pretty gorgeous mental vision, too bad it didn't work out in reality!

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  4. What a stunning shade of blue!

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  5. ValiantlyVarnishedApril 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Beautiful blue! I love the name too- I used to live on a street called Beacon!

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  6. Thank you and how fun, I'd love to live on a street called Beacon!

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  7. thank you!

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  8. I wish it had, I think it just made it too muddy. I really like the lighter shimmer though! Turned out perfect!

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  9. Thank you <3

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  10. thank you!

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  11. thank you <33

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  12. thank you!

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  13. Kara Rector-DuncanApril 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    The entire week is outstanding, another favorite indie maker in my stash too, this blue is beyond gorgeous!!

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  14. Thanks Kara <33

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  15. Dreamy and Gorgeous!!
    I love Contrary as well, and No Doubt!!
    Win/Win

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  16. hehe yep!

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  17. Extremt snyggt!

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  18. That is one of the most beautiful polishes I have ever seen! Woah!

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  19. omg the color is gorgeous nd vibrant!!

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  20. Hi! Do you know if this color was ever made available? It's gorgeous! I have never seen it on Llarowe and it's not currently available in minis on the Contrary Polish site either :(

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  21. It was briefly available, you could try emailing Carrie from Contrary Polish to see if she still has any!

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