Hi everyone! I have another Halloween collection to share with you today, this one from Lemming Lacquer! I've been a long-time fan of Cassie's polishes and I am so excited to review these pretties! The Conjure Collection is inspired by Voodoo and Hoodoo, so it's a very different and creative twist on a Halloween collection. The names of these polishes come from the Loa (spirits) that are invoked during rituals as well as some ingredients used in Hoodoo spells. I love that this collection isn't just stereotypical Halloween shades so that they can be enjoyed all during the Fall (or all year!). The Conjure Collection is available now in the Lemming Lacquer shop.
Papa Legba is a warm grape jelly base with gold and copper shimmer and bronze microflakes. Formula was very easy to use and it built up nicely to opacity in 3 thin coats. The shimmer in this is quite lovely and it pops beautifully against the vampy jelly base.
Papa Legba is the Loa who stands at the crossroads as a gatekeeper to the spirit world. Rituals start with a prayer or offering to Papa Legba to gain access to speak to other Loa and spirits. He is commonly depicted as an old man walking with a cane or crutch, wearing a straw hat and smoking a pipe.
Baron Samedi is a gray holographic polish with red flash and small holographic silver flakes. Formula on this one was good and easily built up to full coverage in 2 coats. I have found that all of Cassie's holos that I've tried have a slightly thicker texture that some other holos I've used, but they apply really nicely and it aids in easy opacity and they don't run or pool. This polish is such a stunner and I adore the red flash. The holo flakes really added to the depth and interest of this polish. I think even those who aren't typically drawn to grey will be drawn to this polish!
Baron Samedi is a Loa of the dead and a powerful Loa to call for help when casting curses or using black magic. Like the other Barons he loves obscenity, debauchery and disruption. He takes delight in continous swearing, making filthy jokes as well as smoking and drinking. When someone dies, he will dig their grave and lead their soul to the underworld after they have been buried. If he refuses to dig someone's grave, even if someone is on the verge of death, they will not die. This and the fact he can cure any disease or wound (if he chooses) is why he is also called for healing and ressurection. He is depicted as wearing a top hat, black tail coat, cotton plugs in his nostrils and a white or more often skull face.
Maman Brigitte is a slightly dirty orange linear holo that was inspired by spiced rum. Formula was fantastic and it built up to opacity in 2 easy coats. This polish just embodies fall and the rusty nature of it makes it a unique orange holo.
The wife of Baron Samedi, Maman Brigitte is a death Loa who protects gravestones in cemeteries if they are marked with a cross. Like her husband, she is also invoked to cure and save those on the brink of death caused by magic. She is sometimes depicted as a white, fair-haired and green-eyed woman. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and her symbol is a black rooster.
Baron Kriminel is a fresh blood red holo. Formula was very nicely pigmented and easily built up to opacity in 2 coats. I think Cassie nailed the blood element of this polish because it definitely is a blood red. I am always wooed by red holos and this is no exception!
Baron Kriminel is often imagined as the first murderer who was condemned to death. He is invoked for swift judgement and punishment but it's vital for the practitioner to pay what was promised otherwise there are dire consequences.
Baron Cimitiere is a red wine holo. This polish is very opaque and almost a one-coater, but I used 2 coats here. Again, perfectly wine red and so rich and pigmented! Another fantastic fall shade!
Baron Cimitiere is a spirit of the dead and is charged with being the guardian of the cemetary to protect graves. He is also tasked with keeping the dead in and the living out of the cemetary gate. He has expensive tastes and enjoys smoking cigars and drinking fine wine.
Baron La Croix has a blue base with micro holo sparks and blue/pink/red shifting shimmer. The shimmer gives this polish an overall purple feel. This polish started out sheer, but built up nicely to opacity in 3 thin coats. The holo sparkles are so beautiful in this strong shimmer polish and the overall purple effect of it is beautiful.
Baron La Croix is another Loa of the dead as well as sexuality. He is the extreme expression of individuality and likes to remind others of delighting in life's pleasures while they can. He helps practitioners keep a sense of proportion and balance in times of extreme change. Baron La Croix is often depicted as wearing a black tailcoat, a top hat, dark glasses, carrying a beautiful cane, and smoking a cigar.
Hoyt's Cologne has a dirty brown/green jelly base with strong orange and copper shimmer and flash. Formula was very nice to work with and I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats, but I did 3 for good measure. As a green lover, I was so enchanted by this polish! The shimmer is just divine and it has such a swampy, murky feel!
Hoyt's Cologne is used for luck and gambling spells or dressing mojo bags to draw positive influences like money and luck in love.
Graveyard Dirt is a brown jelly with glowing copper, gold and orange ember flakes. Formula was easy to use and even though it started out a little sheer, it built up nicely to opacity in 3 thin coats. The flakes and shimmer have so much depth and really to have a glowing effect in this polish.
Graveyard dirt is collected by communing with the ancestral spirit and respectfully offering payment for its use in spellwork. The dirt of a family member's grave can be used or a practitioner can be spirit-led to a grave that attracts them. Graveyard dirt is an important magical link to give power to protection spells, tricks laid on enemies and love spells.
Goofer Dust is full of gold, bronze and orange flakes with red-violet sheen in a black jelly base. I at found the formula on this one to be patchy at first (I believe due to the density of the flakes), but it evened out and had full opacity at 3 coats. This is another combination that has fantastic depth and glowy-ness out of the deep jelly base.
Goofer Dust is used to trouble, harm, or kill an enemy. Goofer Dust ingredients may vary but can include graveyard dirt, salt, snake heads or skin, red pepper, black pepper, powdered bones or insects, and previously included anvil dust.
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