Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LynBDesigns: Spark of Madness Collection

Good afternoon, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well and you have had a good start to the week. Today's post features a sentimental collection made by LynBDesigns. The Spark of Madness Collection is a tribute to the late Robin Williams. He was a constant source of laughter and joy throughout my life, a sentiment I am sure is shared with many of you, and I am touched that Jenna created this collection in his honor. There are ten polishes in this collection; let's check them out.

Friends Come in All Sizes
Death to Smoochy
Friends Come in All Sizes is a beautiful dark violet polish that is packed with gold and pink flakes. Because of the density of the flakes, it does have a little bit of a textured finish. I used three coats plus top coat for these photos. The formula was pretty easy to work with, especially with all the flakes!

Seize the Day, Boys
Dead Poets Society
Jenna had not told me the inspiration behind her collection when I received these polishes, but I knew as soon as I saw the name on this bottle of Seize the Day, Boys. I haven't seen Dead Poets Society in such a long time, but it is one of the Robin Williams films I loved. It is such a gorgeous shade- a green leaning teal with gold flakes, and this is one of my favorites from the collection. I used three coats plus top coat for these photos.

Nanu Nanu
Mork & Mindy
I had such a difficult time getting a colour accurate photo of Nanu Nanu! It is a peachy orange crelly base and the first picture is the most accurate. It is close enough to orange so you know this is one of my favorites from this collection! The formula was really nice, and the glitters spread out easily over my nails. I used three coats plus top coat for these photos.

Make Your Life Spectacular
This is such a pretty polish, and I am so sad it doesn't work against my skin tone! The base shade is a lovely lilac, and it flashes pink at certain angles. It is such a delicate colour, and I plan to use it by layering over a base colour that complements my skin tone more. I think it will make a stunning topper! I used three coats of Make Your Life Spectacular for these photos.

Oh Captain, My Captain
Dead Poets Society
Are you still with me, dear readers? I knew Oh Captain, My Captain was going to be something special, but I still wasn't prepared for this amazingness on my nails. This gorgeous multichrome shifts from red to green to gold, and depending on your light source, it can look more of an olive green or a stunning bronze shade, and can even include a super dark plummy purple. Oh Captain, My Captain applied in three easy coats for these photos.
Oh, There You Are, Peter
As I was unwrapping these polishes and saw the names, I was getting a little choked up and teary-eyed, but seeing the name on Oh, There You Are, Peter is what made me break down in tears. There was just something so sweet and powerful about the moment Pockets recognized Robin Williams as Peter Pan, and even though it was not a line by Williams, I am so glad it is part of the collection. Something I found interesting about this polish is the chartreuse flakes against the lime base gives it the illusion of a heavily textured polish. It does dry to a slight textured finish because of the flakes and glitters, and I used three coats with top coat for these photos.  

Keep Your Chin Up
Keep Your Chin up is a cool bronze polish that has a slight shift to a more golden shade. It also contains blue flakes; it is such a unique polish! This one was a little harder for me to work with as it was much thicker than the other polishes in the collection. The lid was really loose with some leaking from shipping, and I suspect this is the culprit for the more difficult formula. A couple drops of thinner fixed it right up for me! I used two coats for these photos.

Fosse, Fosse, Fosse
The Birdcage
The Birdcage is such a fabulous film, and Fosse, Fosse, Fosse is so perfect to represent it! The mint-coloured base contains shimmers that range from blue to green and a light red. Unfortunately I couldn't get a great picture of the shimmers without having to include some glare on my nails. Formula-wise, it was a little streaky for the first two coats, but it leveled out pretty nicely with the third coat.

Fight Fire with Marshmallows
Perhaps it is the name, but I cannot help but think about S'mores when it comes to this glitter-filled brown jelly. It contains gold glitters in a range of shapes and sizes, triangles in black and white, matte pink hexes, and sparse purple glitters in a shape that I can't quite pin down. Glitter jellies can be a little tricky to work with, but I found Fight Fire With Marshmallows to be very easy to work with. The glitters dispersed quite nicely over my nails. I used three coats plus top coat in these photos.

Phenomenal Cosmic Powers
Itty bitty living space. I watched Aladdin with my toddler recently, and I am still in love with this movie! This polish has amazing shimmer and is another one of my top picks from this collection. I used three coats for these photos.

The Spark of Madness Collection will be launching on October 21st at noon EST on the LynBDesigns Etsy shop here. Oh Captain, My Captain is a special edition polish that will be listed at $12. The three holographic polishes will be $10 and the remaining six shades will be $8. You can purchase the entire collection for $75 with free shipping within the US. If you purchase the collection, Oh Captain, My Captain will be free.

You can also follow LynBDesigns on Facebook for shop news and announcements.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!


  1. What a fantastic range there is in this collection -- so appropriate given the artistic range of Robin Williams as an actor. It's wonderful to see that kind of integrity coupled with creativity. I've not tried any of LynBDesigns creations but that may change when this collection becomes available. Great post, Jen!

  2. Wow, I love them all! They are gorgeous!


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