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Alright, I’m sick of the humidity so I thought it was time to pull out some fall colors in the hopes it will make some of the humidity go away. It’s been close to and over 90% humidity here but it hasn’t been warm enough to turn on the air conditioner. The entire house has been so damp and sticky. It’s been fantastic for my skin and nails, not so much for my furniture and hardwood floors. It’s also going to get hot again this weekend. We’re getting close to the super dry time of year though so in a month I will probably be complaining about how dry the air is.
For today’s post I have Cupcake Polish’s Modern Vampire collection. I purchased this awhile ago but saved it for the fall months so it’s been sitting in my helmer, waiting for me to play with it. The Modern Vampire collection released in fall 2015 so this isn’t a new collection from Cupcake Polish. The good news is it’s still currently available for purchase.
I’m a big fan of vampires, especially the classic, non Twilight, variety. Think more Bram Stoker’s Dracula or Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. These are the perfect vampire shades.
Down for the Count
I’m not always the biggest fan of gold polishes. It has to be the right shade of gold. Down for the Count is a yellow leaning gold, but it leans more towards buttercup yellow gold. It’s really the best way I can describe this color. It’s a very creamy yellow gold. It’s not as saturated of a yellow as Cupcake Polish’s Don’t Worry Bee Happy. It leans more taupe and golden than yellow.
I was able to get Down for the Count to be fully opaque in three coats. If you do thicker coats you can easily get it opaque in two coats.
Coffin Break is a gorgeous espresso brown polish that has a rich brown inner glow. In some lighting Coffin Break will look black but in bright light that inner glow comes out. There is a very slight silver cast to Coffin Break due to the holographic pigment but it is still, very obviously, dark brown. I love this color because it reminds me of some of my favorite fall coffee beverages.
Coffin Break is almost a one coat polish but is fully opaque in two coats. I don’t think Coffin Break is close enough to call it a one coat wonder but you shouldn’t need more than two coats.
Some will say Bat-Chelor Pad is a navy holographic but, for me personally, I don’t think it’s quite dark enough to be a true navy blue. To me, this is a true Prussian blue color holographic. It’s one of my favorites from this collection because it just glows on the nail.
Bat-Chelor Pad is a two coat polish. Like all the others I had zero issues with application. If you have really porous nails you will want to be careful of possible staining. I had minimal staining of the skin around my nails but it removed easily. I just wanted to give a heads up. However, this isn’t too unusual for dark blues. Just take your usual precautions and you should be fine.
Re-Vamped is a deep, green leaning, teal polish. If you had to ask me I would say Re-Vamped is more green than teal, but still has enough blue in it to not be a true green. The holographic effect was really strong with this one and it’s a really beautiful polish. I really like the color of Re-Vamped because it’s nice finding these green leaning teals in holographic form.
This is another easy two coat polish. Like with Bat-Chelor Pad you’ll want to take care with removal if your nails stain easily but you should have no issues if you take the usual stain prevention precautions.
Blood Hound is a deep Oxblood red that will look more purple, brown, or red depending on your lighting and your individual skin tones. Blood Hound looks very red and purple next to Coffin Break so they are quite different. Blood Hound has that wonderful inner glow. It has a holographic effect similar to cupcake Polish’s Berry Good Looking. It’s not super strong but has that fantastic blue and amber flash to it. Yet another easy two coat polish.
If you love vampy holographics you will want to grab this collection if you haven’t already. I really enjoyed the color palette of this collection and found it to be very cohesive and fit with the theme.
It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite because all the vampy shades are my favorites. I definitely recommend Blood Hound, Coffin Break, and Bat-Chelor Pad. Re-Vamped is also gorgeous too. The color reminds me a lot of Zoya’s Giovanna which is one of my favorite green polishes.
I’m excited to see what Cupcake Polish does for their fall collection this year. Which colors did you like from the Modern Vampire collection? What colors are you hoping for in future fall collections?
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