The Polish Well: BANG!


Happy Sunday everyone!
I can't believe the long weekend (we had 2 days of public holidays on thursday and friday) passed by so quickly. I still don't feel adequately rested! T_T

Anyway, I thought I would share some of my new concoctions on the blog today. It has been quite a while but I've finally finalised a new collection that is based on one of my favourite korean bands - Big Bang! I was introduced to Big Bang by my sister earlier this year and have since been hooked onto quite a number of their songs. The idea of a collection came about way back in March when I had a sudden bout of inspiration and created Hallelujah. Since then, I have mulled over the rest of the colours and I am happy to say that I've finally made some headway. Take a look:

p.s. you can click on the lyrics to enjoy the lovely songs on youtube :)



Fantastic Baby.
A berry red jelly filled with an assortment of glitters - holos, reds, purples, circles, squares, hexes and a sprinkling of shimmer. I had such hard time coming up with a colour for this song. Every ounce of my instinct told me to throw a bunch of silver holo glitters together for the dance number but I wasn't sure if I could come up with a mix that is better than what is already available in the market. In the end, I scoured through the lyrics and settled on "heartbeat" for my colour inspiration. Even then, it took me several tries before I came up with this. Quite happy with the squishy look. :P


Ego.
Red with gold and holo shimmer. Slightly darker than what it looks in this picture. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to capture much of the shimmer in the picture either - it is slightly more visible IRL :(


Love Dust.
A soft greyish-blue mint with subtle holo. This was partly born from my obsession with turquoises and mint and partly from Deborah's (lovevarnish) request for a soft mint holo. I took a look at the bottle after the shaking and mixing and "Haru Haru" immediately came to mind.


Monster.
A sage green with rose flecks and subtle green shimmer. This is not new to the blog and some of you might already know that this was from my feeble attempt at duping Butter London's Two Fingered Salute. I've since gotten my hands on the real deal and they are definitely not dupes. While the base colours are almost, if not exactly, identical, the shimmer and flecks are completely different. Nonetheless, I really like this lab creation and it seems to fit with the song so I've decided to keep it in this collection. :P


Lies.
A deep teal with a mix of aqua blue and green shimmer. Another song that gave me a difficult time but I am glad I finally had an eureka moment.


Bad Boy.
A deep blue with a mix of copper, blue and purple shimmer. This was another song that was very challenging to put in a bottle. In the end, I went with the colours of a beautiful sunrise that I happened to catch. I think this one needs a bit more shimmer for the colours to pop.


Tonight.
A deep plum jelly with gold, royal blue and purple shimmer-flecks. This was an accidental mix that came about because I was curious what I would get if I mixed all my shimmers together. I didn't go further than these three colours when I fell in love and abandoned my initial quest. I will toy with that again in future - though I suspect it may not look fantastic.


Hallelujah.
A mix of holo silver, gunmetal and lavendar glitters and with a smattering of purple shimmer falling within the depths of the black jelly. My very first colour of the collection and one which I still love.


Blue.
A slate grey with blue, green and silver shimmer. Inspired by the very first Big Bang song that I fell for. My sister had been playing Big Bang songs for ages but this was the very first that caught my attention. Unlikely most other korean songs that my sister played, this was unusually mellow and emotional. Till now, it is still one of my favourite songs by Big Bang so there was no way I could leave this song out. 


Phew. That was quite a whole lot of polishes, wasn't it? 
Now that you've seen them, which one(s) caught your eye?

As you might have noticed, I have temporarily placed my shop on hiatus and I am no longer taking any orders at the moment. Although I've enjoyed creating these new colours, I have yet to firm up any plans for my store so these polishes (together with the other colours) are not available for sale at the moment. I will post an update once I have a plan. 

So why am I showing these new colours to you, you ask? 
Well... apart from the fact that I couldn't wait to show you my creations, I've also decided to throw a small giveaway to celebrate my birthday this week! ^_^

The prize? The entire unreleased BANG! collection (minis) for one lucky winner!

The giveaway is open on this blog (details in the rafflecopter widget) and on Instagram (details on my IG post). All entries will be collated for the draw so you need not enter twice - duplicate entries will be deleted before the draw.
The usual rules apply so fire away!
Giveaway closes in a week's time on 18 August 2013 at 12am, SGT. Good luck!

Giveaway has ended


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49 comments:

  1. I love Monster because of the rose flecks!

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  2. I would be happy to win just Heart Breaker, much less the entire collection! :D

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  3. These look awesome! I'm particularly liking Fantastic Baby....a red base with circle glitters! amazing.

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  4. Happy Birthday!! May your day be full of blessings and endless memories :D

    Super love this collection! And thank you for the giveaway ^^
    My top three favourites from this collection are: Haru Haru, Lies, Tonight, Monster, Hallelujah and Blue! (oops, looks like I have more than three I like here :P)

    But seriously, great job on this collection! They are all beauties! :)

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  5. Happy birthday! The new colors are all just gorgeous! I'm usually not into reds, but this time I especially love the first one, Fantastic Baby.

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  6. Happy birthday and thank you for this lovely giveaway.
    This collection is lovely and Tonight is my absolute favourite.

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  7. Happy birthday! The polishes look simply stunning, especially with all the holos and shimmers inside them. :)

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  8. absolutely love Hallelujah and Fantastic Baby!!!!

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  9. Uwaah, finally! :D These look great Mich <3 Can't wait for you to launch them!


    I'm having a hard time picking out a favorite, but I really really love Love Dust, Monster, Hallelujah, and Fantastic Baby <3 And omg, Blue! That was the song that started my Big Bang fandom too! (Along with Love Song - those are my 2 favorite BB songs ever *_*)


    Also, happy birthday! *throws confetti* May you have the best birthday evah! ;)

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  10. Blue ist definitely my fave, but I love them all! Always a fan of a nice base color with sparkles!

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  11. Hm, hard question but I do think Hallelujah is the favorite. Or is it Tonight..

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  12. I can't decide between Tonight or Monster! Both are stunning.

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  13. I've got to say, I love Love Dust, Monster, and Tonight. At first I thought Monster was the Butter London polish, the base teal is almost spot on! And Tonight is just absolutely gorgeous. I'm amazed that you managed to franken all these yourself; good job!

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  14. Squee! I can't pick just one. Top 3? Tonight, Monster and Ego ... but I love them all! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! :)

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  15. Monster looks so cool, so I say that :) This collection looks so cool!

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  16. These look amazing. I love Fantastic Baby & Tonight!

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  17. I love all of them, really, it's so hard to choose! But especially blue, monster and haru haru stands out for me. And bad boy. and lies ;-P

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway!!! And Happy Birthday (:

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  19. Ahhhh!!! Favorite??? I can't decide between Love Dust or Bad Boy. They are all fantastic!

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  20. Eeeee~! Just looking at the spoon pictures it took me a while to connect what I was seeing to what I know. Haha. Kept sitting there going "Man, why does this make me want to listen to BigBang so bad?"

    I'm having a seriously hard time deciding between Blue, Monster, and Bad Boy. They're the songs that got me loving the group and the colors themselves are so in my wheelhouse it's not even funny. xD

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  21. Love this collection!

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  22. Hallelujah is gorgeous!

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  23. Haru Haru suddenly grabbed my attention but I love at least 4 more!

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  24. I love them ALL but Ego, Monster, Lies and Tonight are to dieeeee for!

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  25. Ello Mich!! I must say that All the colors are so LOVELY that's it's really hard to pick one that really got my eye! Anyhow, a BIG BIG thank you for this lovely giveaway!

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  26. Tonight and Hallelujah! Amazing collection :)

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  27. wow, its a tie between tonight and hallelujah. ego is gorg as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Tonight and halelujah

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  29. Oh wow, I can't choose a favourite! This is a stunning collection, you've done an amazing job. I love them all, every single one of them. If I HAD to pick one, I would pick.....Hallelujah. Or Blue. Or Lies. Or Bad Boy. Or Haru Haru. I can't do it! Happy Birthday for this week too x

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  30. Oh, too many pretty to be able to have just ONE favorite, but Hallelujah is just amazing :D

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  31. My fave is Hallelujah!

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  32. Ah! My favorite is Monster!

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  33. I can't decide between Monster and Tonight.

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  34. ....I want these @_@! Like...all of them!

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  35. I love Tonight but Fantastic Baby is by far the standout!

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  36. Hallelujah Tonight, no Lies.
    Those are my fave three but if I really had to pick one, I would choose Tonight because I love beautiful accidents. (Especially when it results in shimmering glitters.)

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  37. I really love Blue and Monster. The two glittery ones are gorgeous too! And surely I will look this band up to see if I like it. ;-)

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  38. They're all gorgeous! My fave is Ego.

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  39. My favorite is Love Dust :)

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  40. totally loving monster and hallelujah!

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  41. Hard to choose just one...Monster, if I was forced!!

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  42. This is a gorgeous collection! Has me seriously drooling. Thank you for this giveaway, my fingers are crossed. :D

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  43. breakfast.at.tiffanys.ahAugust 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Oh, i can't choose a favourite, the entire collection is gorgeous, but tonight &hallelujah are my favs. The giveaway is international?

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  44. These are freakin amazing!

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