Northern Star Polish – Harry Potter Gift Set

Provided for Honest Review

Oh.Em.Gee.  Two of my favorite things!  Harry Potter and Nail Polish!  Really could it get any better?  Plus I get to bring you a new brand that I haven’t featured before.  Oh happy day!  Hold onto your seats, darling readers, because this is going to be awesome!

Northern Star Polish - Harry Potter Gift Set

Northern Star Polish – Harry Potter Gift Set

Yes this is exactly how it comes!  How stinking adorable is that?  In this beautiful well composed gift set you will receive the following items:

Northern Star Polish – Protego Totalum

Northern Star Cuticle Oil – Butter Brew

(2) Reuseable Owl Charms

Gold Holographic Lightning Glitter

Vial of Red and Gold Glitter Mix with a Deathly Hallows Charm

First and foremost let’s talk about the cuticle oil.  I was so excited to try this.  The oil soaked in very well and left my cuticles looking supple and healthy!  The scent is just heavenly.  I wanted to nibble on my fingernails.  Please folks, do not nibble on your fingernails or try to eat the cuticle oil I’m sure that it won’t taste as delicious as it smells!  It’s a rich butterscotch scent and I can’t get enough!

Now up to the polish.  This is a perfect polish for the holidays in my opinion and I’m sure you’ll be seeing it on me again in future nail art posts!

Northern Star Polish - Protego Totalum

Northern Star Polish – Protego Totalum

‘Tis the season for red polish!  Also look at that owl charm!  I heart owls so much I literally squealed when I saw them.  Protego Totalum is a regal cranberry red linear holographic polish with a golden shimmer (You know red and gold are Gryffindor colors…).  It’s absolutely beautiful.  The holographic effect is hiding here due to weather but I do have a flash photo to give you an idea a bit later on!

Northern Star Polish - Protego Totalum

Northern Star Polish – Protego Totalum

The application and formula on this is absolutely lovely.  I had no problems applying this and it went on very smoothly without any issue.  I think that this is almost a one coat polish.  I tend to use somewhat generous coats but even still these pictures show two coats plus topcoat.  Just like with ALL red or dark polishes this will cling to dry cuticles.  However, I didn’t find the clean up to be all that bad.  I recommend using a heavy duty moisturizer (Or, you know, the Butter Brew cuticle oil like I did!) before polishing and wiping JUST the nail plate with acetone to help keep the polish from grabbing onto your skin.  It did make the clean up easier.  This is not a polish problem it’s just the way deep beautiful pigments are!

Northern Star Polish - Protego Totalum (Flash)

Northern Star Polish – Protego Totalum (Flash)

I tried to get some of the holo to come out and play.  Even with flash it was very camera-shy.  Silly fall dreary weather!

You want one of these adorable gift sets for yourself or a loved one?  Well you’re in luck they will be available on Friday November 30, 2015 at Noon CST.  The cost of the set is a ridiculously low (in my opinion) $17.50.  Seriously, these will make awesome stocking stuffers, Holiday gift swap presents, or personal indulgence!  You can order yours at Northern Star Polish’s Store.  Be sure to follow Northern Star on Facebook and Instagram!


P.S. Don’t forget that Boom Shaka Lacquer’s Two-Year Blogiversary Giveaway is going on until December 1, 2015 and there are some FANTASTIC prizes.  You definitely don’t want to miss out.  Click Here to find out more!

Boom Shaka Lacquer is Two Years Old! Giveaway Time!

Hello my wonderful and beloved readers!  Thank you so much for sticking with me for this past two years.  I know that I’m not the most prolific blogger out there but I try to bring you a little piece of the things that make me happy when it comes to nail polish.  Plus, I’m always striving to be a little better and to bring you things that I think you will enjoy.  As you know I recently joined the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts – 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge so you’ll be seeing those posts.  I also love the idea of other blogger collaborations so I have a big idea in the works and it’s going to be epic so please stay tuned because I hope you love it as much as I love the idea of it!

To celebrate I decided to do another giveaway.  I reached out to maker friends who very generously donated prizes for YOU.  Without YOU there is no blog.  I’m always blown away by how readily everyone is to help me thank you for being awesome.  Without further fuss let’s get onto the sponsors shall we?

Alchemy Lacquers – 1 Bottle of a Custom Polish created just for this Giveaway and my Blogiversary



Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer – 2 Bottles of In Stock polish of Winner’s Choice!

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Digital Nails – 1 Bottle In-Stock polish of Winner’s Choice!



Firecracker Lacquer – $15 Giftcode for shop!



Gothic Gala Lacquers – Surprise Mystery Prize!



Literary Lacquers – 2 Bottles In-Stock Polish of Winner’s Choice!



Mama Roux Bath and Body – Prize pack including nail and skin care items in Custom Scent created just for this Giveaway and My Blogiversary!




SuperChic Lacquers – 1 Bottle of Monsters In My Closet and 1 Bottle of Lucid LaLa Land from her recent fall collection!



Last but not least from Boom Shaka Lacquer!  Surprise Mystery Prize pack including nail care items, polish, and a gift certificate to Color4Nails!



This year the prizes are all limited to US addresses only.  You can enter this giveaway by using the rafflecopter widget below.  Liking Facebook pages is not required but always appreciated!  There you have it readers.  I hope you’re as excited about this giveaway as I am to be able to offer it!  Here’s to another amazing year for Boom Shaka Lacquer because there is still a lot I want to share with you!



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