Monday, September 17, 2012

Pirate Polish Halloween Collection Lacquers

Hey guys! I am interrupting the 31 Day Challenge for a great swatch post! (Don't worry, I'll get the challenge post up later.)

The lovely Tara from Pirate Polish sent me some of her creations for review, including her new Halloween Collection!
I know a lot of polish-lovers are also Halloween-lovers, so I had to get these swatches up for you guys ASAP! This collection is totally awesome and I hope you like it as much as I do.

Here are some quick wheel swatches! All the swatches above are 2 coats.

Pirate Polish is a Canadian indie brand! Yay for fellow Canadians!

I also want to show off the label on the full-size polishes before I move on to the swatches. Lacquer Ahoy! I love it. (I'll be swatching my two full-size ones for you in the coming days, but like I said, these Halloween babies needed to be seen!)

Okay, let's go! I'm starting with my favorite of the collection. (Duh.)

Pirate Polish - The Witching Hour
Ahhhhhhh I love this polish so much. This has officially become one of my favorite indies ever!

Turquoise and purple shredded glitter, small pink glitter, and large blue glitter. Too cool!

This is two coats of glitter over 2 coats of Color Club - Puccilicious.
The glitter goes on nice and even and I didn't need to push it around. You definitely need topcoat to smooth it out though.
Is seven pictures too much for this polish? Nope.

Ugghhhhhhhh I love it. LOVE IT.
I wanna wear it over everything. It's got all my favorite colors. It's perfect.

Pirate Polish - Fangs
Another great polish!  Here I've shown two coats of glitter over Zoya - Dove.
Again the formula of the glitter is easy to work with, I didn't have trouble getting glitter onto the nail and it spread out evenly.
I think the diamonds add a nice touch, and the contrast of the metallic red glitter with the matte black and white glitter is really cool!
I love how this looks. Great creation.

Pirate Polish - Zombies!
Zombies! is the only polish in the collection with a tinted base. It's a semi-sheer milky green base filled with small black squares and medium black hexes.
I layered 2 coats of Zombies over China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint just to give it that extra opacity underneath.
It's kinda like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Very cute!

Pirate Polish - Trick or Treat
I think this is the perfect Halloween polish! Black and orange glitter in fun shapes.
Again, no complaints about the formula, 2 coats, spreads nice, no fussing!
Shown here is 2 coats over China Glaze - Exotic Encounters.

Pirate Polish - Autumn Embers
Orange lovers rejoice! A sparkly orange glitter bomb.

It is so freaking glittery and reflective that it is pretty hard to show you the details of the glitter, but check the wheel swatch from the beginning of the post for another look.
There's some holo glitter adding extra sparkle, huge coppery-orange hexes, and a whole bunch of other orange metallic sparkly goodness.
It is totally glitter-packed. This is 2 coats layered over China Glaze - Riveting.

Well there you have it! Five awesome Halloween glitters to get you in the spooky mood.

Pirate Polishes are 15mL, big 3 free, and are currently available in the Pirate Polish Etsy Shop!
They retail for $10 each or $45 for the whole Halloween set!
And be sure to check out Pirate Polish on Facebook.

I'm going to go drool over The Witching Hour some more. See you later!

Product provided for honest review.


  1. All of these are stunning, especially Zombies & The Witching Hour.
    I love seeing a Canadian indie brand!

  2. Wow, I love The Witching Hour and Autumn Embers! These are real beauties!

  3. Thank you so much for reviewing my lacquers, Rebecca! They look lovely on you, and I really appreciate it. And for those who might be interested, you can also find Pirate Polish on Facebook at (I hope it's okay to link this here!).


    1. I added the FB link to the original post! I meant to do that originally! Whoops! Haha.
      Thanks for sending me your lovely creations!

  4. i love how you layered trick or treat!

  5. Zombies is pretty, but the others aren't really for me. Maybe I've seen too many glitter topcoats lately :S

  6. i love all of them.. send it to me to Austria! :D

  7. Great swatches :) I hadn't heard of Pirate Polish before. You just sold me on another indie - I just ordered 3 polishes!

  8. They are stunning, I love them! I have just added The Witching Hour and Fangs to my wishlist :)