Today I have Hel from the Death Mythos Collection. Hel is named after the Norse Goddess who rules over Helheim, the Norse underworld, and Loki's daughter. Here's a great link if you want to learn more about the awesome inspiration for this polish: Hel
Hel (the polish) is a blackened navy jelly with green and copper flakies. Despite the base being a navy, on the nail Hel appears as a deep emerald green that darkens into blue at certain angles. I suck and couldn't capture that angle, but no matter - Hel is so freaking gorgeous that it doesn't matter. I wanted to swim in it, seriously. I took a ton of pics, but nothing does this baby justice.
For this mani I used 2 coats of Hel, topped with SV. I was thrilled with the formula, since glitter and jelly usually means thick and gritty and Hel was nowhere near. The flakies behaved like I had threatened to spank them and the jelly base was smooth and silky. So. Much. Love!!
Here she is in direct light, which reminds me that I need a new Ott light like woah.
Different lighting in both shots changes the depth a but, but still amazeballs.
And gratuitous macro shot, because flakies. Ignore the fuzzy center. Looks like I need a new macro lens. Waaaah!
Flakies!!!! Man, I can never have enough flakies. I wore this for three days, which is a long time for me. I have to mention that I usually use a peel off base coat with flakies, but forgot. Removal was still super fast and easy. I have no idea what kind of witchcraft this woman is performing here, but this polish is super badass in every way.
I think this is definitely one of my all time fave polishes. I just love the colors and finish and depth - plus it just made me happy as hell to see this on my nails. I couldn't even stamp it because it was just too gorg on its own.
Hel and the rest of the Death Mythos Collection (which I have more of, and muuuuuuuuch more from IAMCCC) can be found at iamcustomcolor.com. Ashlie has a ton of amazing polishes as well as bath bombs, cuticle oils, stamping polishes, etc.