Good morning! Did y'all survive Halloween? I had some seriously tired kids this morning who were super slow to get themselves together. But we all made it off to school on time and all is well. I'm resting on the couch - got in a nice 2 mile walk last night hitting up houses from the potluck on the way home. But seems every little walk is just exhausting to me these days. So while I detox from the candy intake, I am going to share the last of the November PPU shades I have for you. This one is from Alter Ego and it's called Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven. It was inspired by Hel, the Norse Goddess of the Dead. You'll be able to pick up Go To Hel, Hope for Heaven from 11/2 - 11/5 for $8.50, no cap. Let's jump in so I can tell you more about this polish!
As you can probably tell from the first picture, Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven is a thermal. It transitions from a clear/light grey to a darker, smokey grey shade. All kinds of perfect for a Halloween mani. It's a really interesting thermal and I have nothing quite like it. Now I will tell you that the bottle I was sent had a good amount of white specks in it, unmixed pigment particles. Cynthia asked me to go ahead and post the pics, but to share the update that she reformulated and sent out new bottles to her bloggers. I did indeed receive a new bottle and it looks exactly the same but the formula is mixed much better. No complaints with it over here! As you can see this is a very sheer polish, mainly because the thermal warm state is nearly clear. The thermal works very easily and I've never noticed my nails changing so much or often with any other thermal! I used 3 coats and while it does build up in color, it will still be mostly translucent on your nails. I finished with topcoat.
Ok, remember when I said that the polish was fixed? I received it just in time to try it out again for PERFECT Halloween mani! I saw no white specs this time and the thermal worked quickly and dramatically! So I slapped on 3 coats of Go To Hel, Hope For Heaven and let it dry. It's a really glossy and shiny finish, very pretty! I then put on a layer of a gorgeous Halloween glitter and it was literally a match up made in Hel/Heaven. Here's my mani in the cold state so the Alter Ego is showing off the darker grey shade.
And here's the Alter Ego transitioning to the warm, clear state. You can see my tips are still darker. Spooky!
Ran my fingers under water at the sink - cold state is dark grey.
Warm state is the absolute lightest grey you can imagine, almost a see thru clear shade.